neoliberal capitalism

Hello dear fellow thinkers,

You might have heard – the far-right is also marking progress in Germany and almost became head of state in an Eastern German former GDR state.

The situation is this: if the people of former GDR / East-Germany stands in a queue – this time not for bread but for a handful of poorly paid Jobs with refugees from Africa and Syria, then it is (almost) clear who they will elect (the far right because – obviously US-capitalism has done anything for them but US / CIA fueled wars brought a lot of refugees that now compete in a capitalistic East-Germany without jobs.

This cannot be ignored – the same way a nuclear reactor that is about to blow – can not be ignored.

At the same time, East-Germany (still) hopes that they will not be completely left alone in this chaotic capitalistic mess without orientation by ex-Mother Russia (but those hopes are naive).

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nazi-emergency-dresden-germany-far-right-extremism-a9182691.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nazi-emergency-dresden-germany-far-right-extremism-a9182691.html

Kohl and his western allies have done nothing for the East but extraction and exploitation including the destruction of a lot of East-German companies, factories and jobs.

Which the East-Germans “thanked” him by throwing raw eggs during his 1991 visit to Halle. (a East-German city where the decay can be seen until today)

The reunion was a Prestige-project of Chancellor Kohl (yes the fat and corrupt one) – unfortunately  done in a hasty and without concept way. (the head of the trust that destroyed East-German companies was not shot for no reason but this did not change anything… because changing the system takes more than killing a single person)

It would have been better to set up a special economic zone and then slowly align it (same with Hong Kong and North Korea)

30 years later… the landscapes in the East blooms only if jobless East-Germans can afford to paint with state subsidies (they can but not much more, also some problems can not be solved with money alone).

Yes, in the Soviet Union not everything was better, but everyone had a job – a purpose – even if it was mining with old equipment, but the people were proud on their jobs.

Everyone wants to be important part of society – and money-gifts can give no self-worth.

The Lobby-controlled Berlin has – still – no sustainable concept for the East and 30 years later it becomes clear, a 1: 1 copy of the transfer of the concept-west, i.e., exploitational capitalism / the US-model of economics simply does not work for the GDR.

it just doesn’t work.

No wonder that the former GDR people feel systematically left behind, disadvantaged and fooled.

There are legitimate grievances what humans need, that can not be ignored.

Also voters in the US feel that they do not have a voice, this is largely because of lobby corrupted Washington.

That was the idea behind voting Trump: this guy is so rich – he does not need to exploit the poor… well think again how he got rich?

By exploiting the poor! (by constantly raising real estate rents)

Said it before and say it again: If capitalism is more about extraction than about creating/adding value to the life of people – then capitalism is doomed to self destruction.

And yes: mankind will survive the end of capitalism.

And nature will survive mankind.

If politics has no solutions but only postpones mountains of problem: the politics is dead.

It would be dangerously arrogant to assume that the Western version of democracy is “perfect” (without a flaw) the non-plus ultra-version of democracy that does not need further development.

(there were little experiments with direct democracy and especially Switzerland has a long tradition… maybe democracy works better in small countries?)

This means that truly innovative regional democracy experiments and even experiments with different forms of finance and economics – a constant objective reasearch and development – of existing systems need to take place.

Mankind desperately needs innovative sustainable ways of survival and not a budget cut to schools and universities!

A digital dictatorship in 1984 style cannot be the “solution” but will create just more suffering.

But since the essence of capitalism “money” largely revolves around itself in a very egoistic manner – “the mother of Germany” Mrs Merkel and her party unfortunately massively lacks this awareness of transformation.

The problem mountain will just grow and grow – until it is no longer possible to ignore it, because the protests and the pressure to act becomes too great.

The nature of the powerful seams to be: ignorance is bliss nobody believes that new Hitlers could come to power all across EU and even in Germany – until it happens.

Like Fukushima: “Oh come on, a Tzunami of strength 10 hardly ever happens… Oooooops apparently, well, just 2 of 5 reactors exploded… let’s keep the other 3 running… forever and ever… and ever… and ever…”

What? No!

Change!

Build wind turbines + hydrogen storage gas stations and hydrogen cars!

The Japanese are actually ahead in this field, but nobody has heard of the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen vehicle called Mirai.

The term “Mirai” comes from Japanese and means “future”.

But why are there no gas stations for hydrogen?

Because US Rockefeller-Koch-Big-Fracking-Oil, Trump and their loyal car manufacturers BWM, Mercedes and VW lobbyists in Berlin prefer to “keep it up”.

The Kodak CEOs also thought they could ignore change and stay analog instead of going digital with cameras.

It didn’t take long, today (almost) nobody speaks of Kodak anymore.

Mercedes in Crisis Mode: too big to change?

https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen/industrie/autobauer-daimler-schlittert-tiefer-in-die-krise/25336440.html

If people are paid too little “working poor” – if work does not pay off anymore – the whole capitalistic free market system is about to fail.

If it is the same income if people stay at home or  or go to work – something fundamental is wrong and it is not the state well fare.

It is a evil combination of big companies and super rich 1% dogging their collective responsibility for society and avoid taxes and paying their workers too little (poverty line is 1000€ after taxes in Germany, minimum wage is 9.35€ before tax per hour.

or in other words:

if extraction / stealing money (also in digital form) in secrecy (cum-ex scandal: banks are fined to pay 400 Million € (aprox. 80 Billion € in taxes are fleeing EU countries EVERY YEAR! (with the help of banks))) pays off  better paid than actually CREATING VALUE (which should be all the free market is about about) – capitalism is a cancer to itself and programmed for self destruction.

The US and the EU should team up (maybe at the UN?) and place trade embargoes on countries that become rich with tax dumping and avoidance – if Trump and and the next president does not take this topic serious – they don’t take justice serious.

It is rather a very unsustainable way of finance and economics that will drive voters towards more radical parties (extreme right wing minister could only be prevented in economically weak east Germany (former DDR) by intervention from Merkel).

Taz: Macron now wants to “flexibilize” wages in France by eliminating collective agreements for entire industries, but only agreements for individual companies.

Flassbeck: “This is exactly the wrong policy and a blind copy of the German guidelines.

France would have to reduce its wages by about -20% in order to catch up with Germany.

But this is not possible because domestic demand in France would collapse and unemployment would rise dramatically.

Instead, German wages would have to rise by about +5% annually, over many years. Only then will there be a Chance to save Europe.

https://taz.de/Heiner-Flassbeck-ueber-Macrons-Politik/!5416608/

If people are paid NUTHIN’ they can’t buy NUTHIN’ and the whole fucked up system collapses.

Just look at Greece and it’s devastated economy.

Why is this so hard to understand? X-D

This is not a joke and I am NOT Einstein.

Loneliness is a modern disease.

It is know even studied by scientists: “The Burden of Loneliness”

“Why togetherness and caring for each other is essential for us

“The most frequent cause of death is neither cancer nor cardiovascular diseases.

Most people die of loneliness.

The renowned German psychiatrist Dr. Manfred Spitzer describes this frequently unrecognized condition as “painful, contagious and deadly.”

https://www.naturalscience.org/news/2019/11/congress-2019-review/

or in other words: why are so many people single?

(in cities up to 50%)

or in other words: why do people get dogs instead of babies?

imho: because the way we life is not healthy.

  • the way we life is concentrates around “what is more efficient/what does capitalism need to make bucks”?

instead of:

  • what do humans need in order to survive in a happy manner and be symbiotic with other species and the balance of nature
  • The houses we build are efficient but not healthy for us:
    • In an ideal world – everyone had a little house
      • not far from all other houses
      • with a garden of at least 1000m2 that everyone would use for organic farming at least 50% of what they eat
      • the surpluss of the harvests are shared automatically – because can eat 30 lettuce a day.
      • If people had no running water – they would have to “run” themselves to village / city centers to fetch it
        • what an inefficient (takes a lot of time) and hard (water is heavy) task!
        • BUT: humans would be forced to spend time with each other, get to know each other, interact with each other, talk to each other, ask questions, become curios about each other.

another example: If there is a lot of infrastructure for bikes in a city – people will use the bike more often (ask city planners in the Netherlands and in Denmark).

So is the infrastructure designed and build centered around the question: What do humans need for a happy life?

What do people need to survive happy and sustainably?

Fully automating everything does not seem to be the answer.

the highly educated get less babies

because they are toooooo busy i guess.

So this how capitalism and workoholism “automatically” makes mankind DUMB SYSTEMATICALLY? (bet TV ads kill more brain cells than alcohol, if you feel too intelligent… get drunk! X-D)

Einstein was a Genius – he was able to run experiments in his brain like in a computer simulator (this video says, his brain had +17% more neurons … by the way… humans have ~100 billion brain cells / neurons and the method of counting them is DISGUSTING X-D) – but just as Sheldon Cooper – he had a lack of social skills.

The sad story is: “REAL” Sheldon Coopers with a Ph.D. in Physics DO  EXIST!

NOBODY wants to move in with them or be friends, because (my particular friend) has an unimaginable unawareness of his egoisms and lack of social skills.

So in real life Sheldon Cooper would have almost no friends and live a very sad and lonely life.

That Einstein bastard got more lucky, because of all his fame.

“Einstein always felt out of place at social gatherings and with friends and family. He treated his first wife Mileva Maric very poorly and flaunted his many affairs.”

https://www.reference.com/history/were-character-traits-albert-einstein-f858f98eda58d8bd

the Dunning-Kruger Effect:

…It’s a psychological rule that states:

  • it’s the most incompetent who are the most confident
    • (GREAT! this explains the fail state of our western democracies in one sentence! (but also Socrates: democracy only works as well as the educational system)
  • while the intelligent ones doubt their own abilities
  • Put simply:
    • dumb people are too dumb to know how dumb they are
      • ah gosh… we all gonna die. Mankind is a slow learner. But the internet (would it be uncensored (without fake news monopolies) cheap (no PRIVATE MONOPOLIES!) easy to access and cost effective, can act as a “educate each other” tool, it is the century of Open informations!
      • Share your results with the world!
    • Smart people are clever enough to know how much they don’t know

or as Socrates said: “i know, that (compared to all that can be known) i know nothing” (source)

also would add:

  • children want to succeed
  • no child is born that says: “i want to be a failure”
  • children are born with curiosity in mind
    • school stuffs them with massive amounts of “test and forget” useless informations – in the end – not much curiosity is left
      • no questions are being asked
      • learning stops

source of inspiration: https://medium.com/swlh/why-highly-intelligent-people-are-miserable-c257f7d0680c