Times change. I lived 5 years under Hitler, 19 years under the Communists. We kept our mouths shut in order to survive. Then I landed in late 1960s Canada and early 1970s Australia to experience several years of genuine freedom of expression. Nothing lasts forever and the West now follows a sort of hypocritical pseudo-progress into decadence. Uttering a “wrong” word that might “offend” one of the myriad of protected identity species can trigger witch hunt and loss of career. Those who seek offence monitor social media, as whatever one puts there stays there forever. I thus stay away from blogs and social media-please contact me by direct e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)-even better, let´s have a conversation in the woods!