Hans selects two extracts as particularly apposite, laying down the yin and yang what he finds most interesting - as potential - in the world. Despite the ebb and flow of life’s innumerable dissonant details, this yin yang has remained constant.
“The irony of intelligent design: it isn't a case of God made Man but, in the end, Man is making God - an artificial intelligence, transcendent and subtle and inevitable.”
“If journalism defines fact by what's expedient (as politicians do) anything counter-narrative becomes a non-story to be suppressed. Truth is an inevitable casualty. Worse is to come. Suppression is the antithesis of freedom. Freedom becomes counter-narrative, yours included.”
p.s. Schlümpfe in Germany refers to those blue cartoon gang-bangers: the Smurfs.