Reform

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growth is not the solution to all our problems – it drove thousands of farmers in india into suicide.

Nur Wachstum ist nicht die Lösung – zu mal es den Freitod tausender Bauern nach sich zog.

the middle-class in india which considered in the 90s the current economic system as a promise for more wealth – now realizes this is a false promise.

Die Mittelschicht – welche in den 90er Jahren in Indien das aktuelle Wirtschaftssystem als ein Versprechen für mehr Wohlstand – dieses Versprechen löst sich gerade auf.

indias growth is in decline.

Wirtschaftswachstum Indiens geht zurück.

Arundhati Roy is indias fighter against opression.

Arundhati Roy: Indiens Kämpferin für die Unterdrückten
from the swiz TV “star hours of philosophy” – she knows no excuse to not fight against opression.

aus der SRF-Reihe «Sternstunde Philosophie»: Sie kennt kein Pardon. Die indische Schriftstellerin und Sozialaktivistin Arundhati Roy kämpft mit spitzer Feder für Aussenseiter und gegen Unterdrückung

http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=69219

similar than in india the christian west had “god given rulers” – the kings, queens and the pope were considered “god given” – and thus made the average citizen not to question their dictatorship. From a scientific perspective this is of course complete non-sense – and serves one thing only: the oppression and exploitation of large parts of mankind. Why should life only be good for some parts of mankind? How those parts in power justify their rule and luxury?

Interessant auch: Auch in Indien gibt es eine “göttliche” Hierarchie der Kasten – ähnlich wie bei uns – der “Gott gegebene König oder Papst”. Aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht natürlich absoluter Schwachsinn und dient nur der Ausbeutung/Unterdrückung – warum sollte das Leben aller nicht gut sein? Sondern nur das Leben mancher? (wie auch immer legitimiert)

Criminals deserve to have a bad life – but why should some humans be born rich and some poor?

Verbrechern soll es schlecht geben – aber warum sollte ein Mensch von Geburt an arm oder reich sein?

In essence this shows – that large parts of mankind still feel victim to outside circumstances and do not see a way to change this by the power of their will.

Im Grunde bringt das nur zum Ausdruck – dass immer noch – der Mensch sich als Opfer äußerer Umstände sehen und nicht daran glaubt – dass er diese aus eigener (Willens)Kraft – ändern kann.

The struggle for independence and self determination of the individual goes into another round.

Die Selbstbefreiung des Individuums geht weiter… in eine neue (Wiedergeburts)Runde.

A conscious human being can decide every day again – to dedicate one’s short life-time to meaning or to money and thus in the worst case to be a beast – or not.

Ein bewusster Mensch kann sich jeden Tag neu entscheiden – seine kurze Lebenszeit dem Sinn oder dem Geld zu verschreiben und damit im schlimmsten Fall zur Bestie zu werden.

Mal probieren: Achtsamkeitsmeditation: http://fredvonallmen.ch/xs_daten/Vortraege_Fred/Vipassana_Anleitungen/1._Anleitung_Vipassana.mp3

Buch von Frau Roy: https://www.fischerverlage.de/buch/das_ministerium_des_aeussersten_gluecks/9783100025340

holy cow: the hindu organization RSS “National Patriotic Organisation” is for India approximately what Hitler’s NSDAP was for Germany – their aim: kill or drive out Muslims and Arabs from India.

Krass: Die Hinduistische Organisation RSS “National Patriotic Organisation” – in Indien quasi die NSDAP unter Hitler – ihr Ziel: Muslime vernichten.

Seriously? It fits together too well: western increasingly nationalistic, xenophobic and radicalized Christians (G.Bush “crusade” for oil) + radical anti islamic RSS Hindus in India + leaders/radical Jews of Israel + who knows what else – to form an alliance against Muslims and Arabs world wide. Where shall this lead? Another Genocide through the backdoor? Seriously?

Ein Schelm wer dabei denkt – dass es NICHT auf ein inoffizielles Bündnis gegen Araber und Moslems – zunehmend Ausländerfeindliches Abendland in Europa und USA (westliche Christen (G.Bush “Kreuzzug” fürs Öl)) + Hindus (Indien RSS) + politische Führung Israels (Machtausbau, Ressourcen sichern, arabische Nachbarn entmachten, der westliche Fuß im mittleren Osten) hinaus laufen wird und könnte. Wo soll das hin führen? Ein weiterer Völkermord – unter dem Radar – durch die Hintertüre schleichend? jetzt echt?

Noch schlimmer: die RSS harmonisiert sehr gut mit dem brutalen globalisierungs Kapitalismus – dessen integraler Bestandteile: Männer, Macht(Sucht), Kontrolle, Ausbeutung, Verarschung, Lügen, Extraktionismus, Rücksichtslosigkeit, Egoismus, Darwinismus (der stärkere überlebt – als einsamer Einziger – ohne Kinder), Dezimierung von Natur und Biodiversität, Sinnlosigkeit (Burnout), destruktion von Gesellschaftlichen Strukturen, Freundschaft und Familie – weltweit gleich anzutreffen sind.

Even worse: radical nationalistic and military dictatorships “harmonize” way better with globalized capitalism than democracy. Same as war makes more cash than peace for some companies. The parts that make up this deatheconomic suicide economy are: male, power-addiction, control, exploitation, cheating, egoism, ruthlessness, darwinism (the strongest survives – alone – without children), destruction of nature, biodiversity, society, families, friendships, senselessness (burnout) – which can be observed world wide.

Brauchen wir die Krise um umzudenken? Wie groß und fatal muss diese Krise sein? Wie viele Menschen, Tiere, Bäume müssen sinnlos sterben?

What magnitude needs the crisis to make mankind rethink it’s survival strategy? How many senseless suicide deaths and casualties do “we” need to see?

Wird Europa und die ganze Welt immer diktatorischer? Weil Korruption und Macht-Sucht sich in Diktaturen viel besser (brutaler, rücksichtsloser) durchsetzen lässt als in echten (direkten) Demokratien wie in der Schweiz?

Will Europe (and the whole world) become increasingly dictatorship-like? Because corruption and power-addiction can be realized way more ruthless and brutal in dictatorships than in real democracies – direct democracies like in Switzerland?

Vermutlich.

Probably.

Schöne neue Welt – Letzten Worte von George Orwell 1984 “lasst es nicht zu dass es passiert”.

Let’s remember this visionary – Aldous Huxley “Brave New World” – Final Warning from George Orwell 1984 “don’t let it happen”.

George Orwell’s letzten Worte: “So etwas wie 1984 könnte tatsächlich passieren – stellen Sie sich einen Stiefel vor – der auf ein Gesicht tritt – für immer. Die Moral von der Geschichte ist eine einfache: Lassen Sie nicht zu dass es passiert”

Es muss auch im Interesse der Superreichen sein Geld und Sinn für ALLE  wieder in ein Gleichgewicht zu bringen – alles andere ist nicht zukunftsfähig.

It should also be in the interest of the super-rich – to bring into balance meaning and money – for all mankind – or mankind has no future.

Ich denke man kann sagen – das aktuelle Schuld-Geld-Wirtschaftsystem des Todes ist am Ende – auf dem Abstieg – weltweit – es ist eigentlich nur eine Frage der Zeit – wann es völlig zum erliegen kommt – bis es soweit ist – wird es mit allen unmenschlichen Mitteln um sein eigenes Überleben kämpfen – ähnlich einem Krebsgeschwür – welches zwar den Wirt zerstört – aber so lange der Wirt lebt – möchte auch der Krebs leben. Man kann nur hoffen, dass die Menschheit es schafft diese schweren (Geistes)Krankheit zu überleben. Ich hoffe Sie können sich ein anderes Geldsystem vorstellen als das Schuldgeldsystem. Ich hoffe Sie haben genug Vorstellungskraft um sich eine schönere, positivere Vision der Zukunft vor zu stellen – für sich selbst, ihre Kinder, die Menschheit – als diese.

I think it is fair to say – the debt-money-death-economy is coming to an end – it is in decline – world wide – it is actually just a matter of time – until it completely collapses – but until then – it will fight with all inhumane methods for it’s survival – similar to cancer – which is killing the host – but wants to survive until the last seconds – I hope that mankind can overcome this serious deathly (mental)disease. I hope you can imagine a different monetary system than the debt-money-system. I hope YOU (!) have still enough imagination to envision a more beatiful and positive vision for the future of yourself, your children and mankind – than this.

Godspeed!

Big Institutions—Immunities, Impunities and Insanities

One of the first times I used the phrase “institutional insanity” was in 1973 to describe the behavior of scientist Dixy Lee Ray, chairperson of the presumed regulatory agency, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). I pointed out that her personal and academic roles were quite normal. But her running of the AEC—pressing for 1,000 nuclear plants in the U.S. by the year 2000 (there are 99 reactors left in operation now), and going easy on a deadly, taxpayer subsidized technology that was privately uninsurable, lacked a place to put its lethal radioactive wastes, a national security risk, replete with vast cost over-runs, immunities and impunities shielding culpable officials and executives, should a meltdown occur and take out a city or region (all to boil water to produce steam to make electricity)—was a case study in “institutional insanity.”

Both the AEC and its successor, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), captured by the atomic energy industry, operate this way to this day, no matter the near misses, the spills, growing corporate welfare outlays, and the inadequate maintenance of aging nuclear power plants.

Our moral and ethical codes and our civil and criminal laws were originally designed to hold individuals accountable. The kings of yore operated under a divine right of being above the laws.

With the rise and proliferation of ever more multi-tiered governmental and corporate bureaucracies, methods of immunity, impunity and secrecy were built into these structures to shield them from moral/ethical codes and laws. Increasingly, we are ruled by no-fault big corporations and their no-fault toady governments.

Some comparisons are in order. If your neighbor entrusted you with her savings and paid you a fee for doing so, you then purchased stocks for her account while you’re selling them for your account, deceiving the cheated neighbor in the process, would you escape the law? That is just some of what the Wall Street Barons did on a massive scale about ten years ago. No one was prosecuted and sent to jail for this corporate crime wave.

Suppose you hired a security person for your defense who, at the same time, wasted your money and couldn’t account for your payments because his books were unauditable. Would you keep doing business with him? Wouldn’t you demand an audit? Well on a hugely larger scale, this is the Pentagon contracting system and your tax dollars. Why not demand that the defense department stop violating federal law, as it has since 1992, and provide Congress with auditable information so that its accounting arm, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) can audit the notoriously porous Pentagon books.

Suppose the head of your neighborhood association kept sugar coating problems, kept lying to you, kept describing conditions that weren’t so and kept doing things that would enrich himself in conflict with his duties. Would you keep supporting him in that position? Probably not. Well, that is your President, day after day.

What if your neighbor kept dumping polluted water and solid waste pollutants on your lawn and all around your house? Would you demand that your town or city stop this contamination, or sit quietly and accept this abuse because you don’t believe in regulation? Well, Trump’s EPA wrecker, Scott Pruitt, is busily going weakening environmental protections and even taking away environmental crimes investigators and forcing them to be his personal security guard.

Let’s say your farmers’ market vendors sensed that you were very dependent on the food they provide and they proceeded to triple the prices, it’s not difficult to predict your reactions. Yet that is what the drug companies have done with many of your important medicines over the past 10 years. Yet where are the outraged demands for the government to have the power to negotiate volume discounts, facilitate generics, restrain prices for drugs rooted in your taxpayer funded research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and allow imported competition from Canada?

You get into a bus or cab and the driver regularly cheats you into paying several times more than you should pay and then covers it up. When you find out about it, all hell breaks loose next time you confront him. What about Wells Fargo bank—they knowingly created unauthorized, false credit card and auto insurance accounts, wrongly billing customers millions of times. Imagine: no criminal prosecutions yet, no wholesale resignation of the well-paid Board of Directors, and very few customers are leaving the bank. Wells Fargo keeps reporting great profits while hassling victims into settlements. What’s one takeaway? The bigger the crook, the bigger is our surrender. Too big to fail or jail!

The neighbor in charge of the rural, communal drinking water well knows it’s being contaminated by a party that was his previous employer and expects to be hired back by his old boss. Your children as well as their parents are at risk. Well, welcome to Trump’s deregulations of food, drug, auto pollution, and workplace investor safety. They’ve come from the industries’ payroll and expect to come back with a big raise.

There are just a few contrasts between individual and institutional crimes and wrongdoing and our different responses toward them. Facebook, Google and Equifax can misuse your personal information to your perceived disadvantage and they repeatedly get away with it.

The White House under Bush/Cheney can unconstitutionally ignite wars, lie to the people about the reasons, produce millions of casualties and untold destruction of innocent peoples’ homelands, get re-elected and later retire with huge speech fees without being chased by the “sheriffs.”

It is doubtful whether you would allow your hamlet’s political leaders to get away with such violent assaults, even if they wanted to do so.

If our moral/ethical/legal codes cannot reach up to the tops of these institutions on behalf of wronged, injured individuals and communities and societies, we’ll get what we’ve been getting, which is worse and worse immunities/impunities with each passing decade.

Isn’t this a fault/no fault paradox worth thinking about?

Ralph Nader – https://nader.org/