GeoPolitics

let me start by saying: Thanks! To Edward Snowden and all investigative journalists that took the risk to help him.

Thanks to all involved.

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Before-Snowden – people using the internet – could not imagine that governments was looking over their sholder 24-7 and recording every button they press.

Now Snowden has delivered the proof on the encrypted laptops he gave out to several Journalists – many of them too afraid to touch the material.

Without Snowden – the thought – that all our communications is recorded – maybe even FOREVER – and analyzed to build as he said “perfect histories” of people – of course – in order to track and hunt dissidents like the Nazis did with the Jews.

It also shows how corrupt and rotten to the core many of the so called democratic institutions – the beacon of civilization – the USA and other Western Nations – have become.

They are (largely digital finance) dictatorships with democratic painting.

Snowdens “left and right converge to authoritarianism” seems to give proof to that.

Shocking shocking shocking – what comes after democracy? More dictatorship?

Does not sound like a step forward to me.

As you can see with Assange now in held in prison and treated and probably tortured like a “terrorist” without ever planting a bomb shows the plot – label anyone against “the system” a terrorist – human rights do not apply to terrorists.

“Would US-gov (John Kerry (Skull and Bones 1966)) have grounded my passport in Ecuador – the CIA would have it much easier to catch me – but they grounded me in Moscow, Russia.

So Russia had the unique opportunity to do the right thing by doing nothing”

source: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/edward_snowden_us_surveillance_corporate_america

The Book: Permanent Record

please DO NOT BUY IT ON AMAZON!

https://www.abebooks.com/9781250237231/Permanent-Record-Edward-Snowden-1250237238/plp

Links:

project: “Stellar Wind” (or “Stellarwind“) violating the US constitution on a daily basis: code name of a warrantless surveillance program begun under the George W. Bush administration‘s President’s Surveillance Program (PSP).[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_Wind

https://www.democracynow.org/topics/edward_snowden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Skull_and_Bones_members#1990s_to_present

https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2016/05/george-w-bush-white-houses-skull-and-bones-files-due-out-222858

… was about to post something funny here… but can not… this matter is too serious.

fire your kindle… fire your nest… fire Alexa… fire Siri… fire Google… fire Microsoft!

FUCKING NOW!

After 1989: Berlin builds fences and trenches – right in front of the Bundestag?

2019-07: “Security delusion without meaning and understanding: a deep trench is to be pulled in front of the Bundestag.

It will alienate politics and the population even further.

Castle-defense-ditch, walls, fences: the Bundestag digs itself in.

For the ditch and the 2.5-Meter-high wall, which is hard to hide, send a fatal Signal: the parliament is sealing itself off.

Politicians are scared.” (source)

“The Reichstag building in Berlin is to be better protected according to federal plans. For this purpose, a two-and-a-half-Meter deep and ten-Meter wide trench is to be erected across the square of the Republic. In addition, a security fence is supposed to shield the site around the West Portal of the Bundestag building, reported the Berliner Zeitung.” (source)

Right now it is like this:

https://www.bundestag.de/parlament/plenum/sitzverteilung_19wp
https://www.bundestag.de/parlament/plenum/sitzverteilung_19wp

One has to know:

  • what  now is Germany – was at in beginning many small countries with their own laws, governments, borders, money and so on – and still is – some laws are still decided (education) on the local government level.
  • Same for the EU – there might be decisions that make sense to be taken on the grander level – but this should be the exception – not the rule – because fascism simply means concentration of power and concentration of power should neither be Berlin nor Brussels about – if it is – it shall be abolished.
  • CDU/CSU (Merkel, Seehoofer and Co) = conservative center-right party has – with the inability to find a good response for the refugee crisis – once more shown – how incompetent the German government operates on behalf of it’s people – piling up problems, creating more and more new taxes, solving almost no problems.
    • former finanical minister long serving member of CDU/CSU parliament Scheuble says Germany has never been independent since 1949 – thus it is ridiculous to think of Germany as being independent and any “governance” is ridiculous
      • if we consider this a truth – who is controlling Germany?
        • is it the US-intelligence?
        • is it big companies with their thousands of lobbyists with a free pass to the government building?
        • who or what is it – that keeps the Berlin government from making good decisions? (constantly eroding the trust in the Berlin government)
    • CDU/CSU lost the majority of seats and had to form a coalition – the question was: with whom?
  • SPD (center-left)
    • used to be the second largest party
    • would have had the option to do a coalition with Green (ecological party) and “Die Linke” (left party) (red-red-green)
    • but decided to join forces/do a “coalition of corruption” with the  CDU/CSU
    • basically the message to the people was:
      • power is more important to us than our principles (giving in to lies and corruption, giving up on their own values, the will to fight for the “small people”, for example the coalition contract included a cut for educational spending, wtf seriously?)
        • this has led to a massive erosion inside the SPD and also the voting and member base has eroded massively
  • “Piraten Partei” / Pirate Party: (center-left)
    • people got so frustrated with their current government’s inability to solve problems, they voted for whoever alternative is there.
    • unfortunately for all the elder people “Pirate Party” is not a sexy name – it sounds like a threat
    • the Pirate Party was to obsessed with “free WIFI” that people did not believe they could solve any other problem but “free WIFI” (they would have surely solved that problem in no time, but again, older people care about their pension funds, not “free WIFI”).
    • at the beginning the Pirate Party did not know if they wanted to absorb the right-wing frustration of people, they decided not to.
  • AfD (right-wing) “Alternative für Deutschland”
    • the astonishing success of an “alternative party” like the “Pirate Party” inspired Dr Bernd Lucke to create a new party named “Alternative for Germany”
    • same problem: right-wingers knocked on the door of the AfD and asked if they are welcome with all their hate, and Bernd Lucke – decided to say no – and was kicked out of his own party: see this:  “Break with the right-wing extremists in the AfD!”:
      • ‘In an open letter to “the extreme right-wing members” of the AfD, he wrote: “The AfD had written once, ‘courage for truth’ on the flags. It has now become the silence of cowardice. You Break Your Silence! You break with right-wing extremists in the AfD! Exclude them and ask them to leave your party.”‘
      • Lucke created a new Party “ALPHA” but failed to secure any public support.
    • the AfD is – similar to Trump – “the return of the phenomenon demoagogery
    • the AfD still has to proof – to have any solutions to the problems people have – we all hope – the solution are not similar to those solutions Hitler offered.
    • USA (ranks #19 in the world by spending % of GDP for education and more cuts to come:
    • Germany (ranks #35 in the world by spending % of GDP for education and CDU+SPD also plan to cut it even more… because it is easier to rule over idiots, than to actually solve problems)

resume:

  • everyone want to live in peace
  • everyone wants to stay healthy
  • everyone wants a affordable housing (a roof over their head)
  • everyone wants affordable clean water, affordable healthy food, affordable renewable energy and travels
  • everyone wants quality of life
  • everyone wants friends
  • everyone wants a family, children
  • nobody wants to stay stupid – be exploited – be cheated – be lied to – get cancer and so on
  • if a government (and this can scientifically be measured) fails to solve problems – it shall be abandoned.
  • destroying the status quo is the goal of left and right wing, but after the destruction – of course – they both want to be in power
  • the rich – always in fear of their companies, Porsche and real estate being confiscated by left-wing parties – probably will always give funding to whoever is against this – in 1933 this was Hitler, as Thyssen – a German steel magnat that fled to Argentina and wrote this book:

latest news:

  • public radio reports – that because of the “friday for future demonstrations” the German Parliament decides to put tax on CO2 – thus raising the costs of gas (fuel, oil and coal?) by 3 Cents…
  • … well is this a clever response? NO! look at France! Macron wanted to do EXACTLY the same – what was the result? The streets of Paris were burning for weeks.
  • what would have been an intelligent response?
    • actually solve the problem – without raising taxes even further (SMUs pay 40% taxes on their income, employees (without children) also 40% … every Euro spend is double and triple taxed)
    • build infrastructure so people can actually use the bicycle (you might be laughing, but it is common problem, that people living on the country side can not go to the city by bike – because of bad roads – because nobody planted for them)
    • give people incentives to produce, store and consume (!) their own energy
      • electricity (solar + batteries)
      • heating (solar geothermic, geothermic or heat-pump)
  • NOT FUCKING RAISE TAXES ON FUEL THAT IS ALREADY TAXED 70%!

nobody wants demagoguery and populism to succeed and cause even more problems

for this to avoid – the “established” parties or even the system would need to be reform.

the “established” parties will be replaced – by replaced by what?

the current system will be replaced – by replaced by what?

A democratic system is like software – you can not think of it as “finished” – it needs to be constantly be improved, changed, experimented.

Look at Iceland and Switzerland – there democracy is way more dynamic and alive.

  • governments need to be less corrupt and give funding to independent research groups to create new forms of democracy.
  • the big chance of the EU is: that governments learn from each other – who is doing what good and copy it.
    • (educational system of Finland = way better than of the rest of EU and the world… why not copy it?)

the problem is that (the current form) of capitalism systematically:

  • fosters dependencies (oil, electricity, “this law says i may charge you $X€ per year”)
  • rather than the independence of people
  • the real revolution would be to gain back your independence from dependencies on monopolies
    • this would be the real alternative
    • you have a right to own land – 30.000 square feet / 10.000 square meters
White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” face off against counterprotesters during the “Unite the Right” rally on Saturday in 2017: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

… so the poorest fight among each other.