Philosophie / Philosophy

Wie könnte ein Nachhaltiges Geldsystem aussehen?
(scroll down for english)
  • Im Idealfall profitiert der der tatsächlich Gutes denkt und tut und wer schlechtes im Sinn hat geht pleite
  • Welches dem Nachhaltigen Überleben der Menschheit auf diesem wunderschönen blauen Bowlingball dient
  • Welches dem Frieden dient
Reicht es einfach zu sagen: +3% p.a. Staatsverschuldung und fertig?
Scheinbar würde die EZB eher den Staat als private Banken pleite gehen lassen.
Aufgabe des Staates muss (auch) sein:
  • alle über-lebenswichtigen Technologien am laufen zu halten/selbst zu entwickeln
    • Landwirtschaft:
      • Jeder der seine eigenen Lebensmittel anbauen möchte, kann auf Antrag ein Stück Land in seiner Nähe bekommen, bekommt zusätzlich noch einen finanziellen einen Bonus?
    •  Sicherheit
      • Man sollte nicht Privaten Firmen die Kompletten Rüstungsausgaben überweisen (es wird niemals genug sein), der Staat selbst muss seine eigenen Rüstungs-Firmen haben welche mit privaten Konkurrieren können-wollen.
      • Keine Private-Sicherheit und Privat-Armeen wie in USA
    • Energie: Green New Deal für ganz Europa?
    • Bildung
      • Warum wird gerade hier gespart das es raucht und kein Beispiel an Skandinavischen Ländern genommen? Wirklich SKANDALÖS.
    • Gesundheitssystem
      • Scheinbar sind wir hier NOCH das Land der Seeligen, aber es wird fleißig weiter Privatisiert und Monopolisiert, bald kauft Goldman Sachs alle Krankenhäuser Deutschlands.
      • Kuba ist viel günstiger da präventiver
      • Kanada steht besser da als USA (weniger Privatisierung)
    • Kommunikation
      • bei Stromausfall sollte wenigstens das Haus eigene Festnetz-Telefon noch funktionieren, was auch schon mal der Fall war (Netzspeisung) wurde aber “wegrationalisiert”.
    • Finanzwesen
      • ein Großteil elektronisch auch die Digitale Infrastruktur?
      • Schulden? Warum sind die psychologischen Effekte von Schulden überhaupt “wichtig”? (Psychologisch?)
        • Wie würde eine Welt aussehen in der Schulden nicht mehr das Problem sind?
        • Es kann nicht sein, dass sich Deutsche Politiker Gedanken über den Italienischen oder Griechischen Staatshaushalt machen müssen, United States of Europe – die EU und der Euro ist nicht Europa sondern ein Konstrukt ohne welches Europa auch überleben kann, lieber eine Vielfalt an Währungen als eine Monokultur. (Bernard Lietaer wäre der gleichen Meinung)
    • Transport
      • Straßen, Schienen, ELEKTRO LADESLÄULEN! (es kann scheinbar aufgrund von Problemen mit dem Eichamt nicht nach kWh abgerechnet werden und es gibt keine bundesweit einheitliche Lade-Infrastruktur)
      • Mercedes hat DOCH ein Wasserstoffauto auf dem Markt, aber die Infrastruktur fehlt.
    • Innovation und Forschung:

Competition is good, but having only competition is not good” (Bernhard Lietaer, 2015)

What could a sustainable monetary system look like?

Ideally, the one who actually thinks and does good profits and the one that thinks and does bad will have to pay.

  • that ensures sustainable survival of humanity on this beautiful blue bowling ball
  • serves peace not wa

is it easy to say: no more than +3% p. a. public debt and thats it?

Do you have to force the central Bank to buy government bonds directly from the government (not just from private banks)? (Federal Bank of Canada)apparently, the ECB would let the state go bankrupt rather than private banks.

The task of the state must be (also): all over-to keep vital technologies running/to develop themselves

  • Agriculture: anyone who wants to grow their own food can, on request, get a piece of Land near him, additionally gets a financial Bonus?
  • Security: the state should not transfer private firms the complete arms expenditure (it will never be enough), the state itself must have its own arms firms which can compete with private-want.
  • No Private security and private armies as in US
  • Energy: Green new Deal for the whole of Europe?
  • Education is being saved right here that it smokes and no example taken of Scandinavian countries? Really SCANDALOUS.
  • Healthcare: We are still the country of the blessed here, but it is diligently further privatised and monopolized, soon Goldman Sachs buys all hospitals in Germany.
    • Cuba is much cheaper because preventative verkanada is better than USA (less privatization)
  • communication: in the event of power failure, at least the House’s own fixed telephone should still work, which was also the case (mains supply) but was “rationalized”.
  • Financial services is a major part of the digital infrastructure, too, electronically?
  • Debt? Why are the psychological effects of debt “important”at all? (Psychologically?)What would a world look like in debt is no longer the Problem?
  • WTF!?: German politicians have to worry about the Italian, or the Greek national budget, the “United States of Europe” – the EU and the Euro is not Europe, but a construct without it Europe was able to survive before it, a variety of currencies is better than a mono-culture. (Bernard Lietaer would be of the same opinion)
  • transport: roads, rails, electric charging infrastructure! nationwide uniform charging infrastructure!
  • Mercedes has a hydrogen car on the market, but the infrastructure is missing.
  • Innovation and research: Cuba has developed a “vaccine” against lung cancer-which at least slows growth or prevents new generation – it’s funny that the democratically-minded Western capitalism societies can’t do that.
  • It must again be attractive and” interesting ” to want to become self-employed with his own idea.
  • In this case, a Kickstarter-like Funding Platform for good ideas would have to be created, where the state also participates?
  • Competition is good, but having only competition is not good” (Bernhard Lietaer, 2015)

Prof Dr Altvater: capitalism will not collapse

“As long as nature plays with us, as long as we do not provoke the ecological disaster, this cannot be ruled out”

“who is supposed to buy German exports, if the Euro zone is financially defect”

Solar cells for peace – dependence on oil

Germany – despite massive throtteling of subsidies – reached 50% of renewable electricity in 2019 (not heating, not transport, only light bulbs).

It is impressive – but it should be only the beginning/a first step towards 100% renewable electricity (that Denmark already did).

But German energy companies fear for their future and profits and thus engage in even heavier lobbying against more subsidies for renewables – practically silencing the government.

It is yet to be seen if higher electricity prices (currently 0.26Cent to 0.30Cent per 1kWh) even support investments into renewables (a lot of new houses are build with small battery + solar packages, that generate 60% of the electricity the house needs) or not.

Solar technology for warm water (thermal) and electricity absolutely make sense and the technology’s quality has developed so it can be seen as long term investment of 15-30 years with hopefully little maintenance costs.

Peak-Oil is over – although ever better techniques for oil demand are developed (Fracking, oil sand) and new oil sources are found (North Pole), but the end is still foreseeable

This is why the statement “the oil will go out” is practically wrong – but the oil that can be produced affordable – becomes less and less.

Of course, predictions in this direction are “wild guess” / rough estimates, because you can not know, if oil of the North Pole can not be produced by new technology cost-effectively.

However, a fact is quite certain:

  • it will be more expensive and expensive to promote oil, because the easily accessible sources have slipped out in the foreseeable future.
    • One cannot rely on engineers to solve all problems for us at all times.
  • Oil is a weapon against (industry)nations that depend on crude oil

short lived Fracking:

The massive Fracking processes in the US, could be “at the end” in 2025.

If less producable oil sources are found than existing oil with existing technologies is sucked out, the end is foreseeable.

Or, as Elon Musk says: If it has no sustainability – will stop it.

In 2011, Mercedes drove hydrogen around the planet – in order to demonstrate the everyday suitability of the technology-since then?

Not much/almost no move in transport has been made by governments and car manufactuerers. (except Toyota)

Elon’s rockets already fly with hydrogen and oxygen – but what is the logistics/transport sector, everyone is still completely dependent on the “black Gold” – a migration to natural gas would be a start. (also pretty much ignored by govs and car companies)

2006: war of the currcencies: Prof Dr Elmar Altvater: Dollar and Euro-in competition for oil?

“So the US can continue to buy the lifeblood of its economy with its own currency.

The Federal Reserve printing house turns into a”bubbling oil spring”.”…

“Is Europe supposed to engage in a monetary war?

Better not, because the consequences are negative for all involved, there is an Alternative:

Development of solar energies, especially since they do not have supply lines that need to be costly militarily guarded and do not heat up the climate.

This could also be the longer-term European response to the challenges of a monetary war for the oil currency.

If this direction is not reversed, the Dollar imperialism could be replaced by some form of short-lived Euro-imperialism, as it must be assumed.”

Conclusion: The currency war has not yet broken out.

“However, currency competition in a bipolar currency system has risen considerably.

This is problematic because the supply of the world economy with its own currency brings Seignorage benefits, especially when the oil price is invoiced in its own currency.

Since the finite nature of oil resources has been of interest not only to ecologists, but as a fact in the strategic considerations of future energy supply (Cheney report of 2001 or NATO security concept of 1999), the importance of the function of a central currency as an oil currency has been recognised.

As long as there was no Alternative for the US$, this Problem was rather subordinate, as the oil crisis of 1973 had shown very clearly.

But at the beginning of the new century, the Euro was an alternative, and therefore, the conflict over the invoicing of oil is inevitable.

To avoid this conflict is only possible through a long-term policy of turning away from oil and promoting alternative (solar) energy sources.

These can only be developed on a decentralised basis, the long logistics transport chains are eliminated, and therefore they do not need to be backed up militarily.

The development of solar energy is supported by ecological reasons, but also by peace policy.”

Translated from source: https://www.sid-berlin.de/files/2006_07_Altvater.pdf

Prof Dr Altvater: Der Kapitalismus wird nicht zusammen brechen

“So lange die Natur mit spielt, so lange wir nicht die ökologische Katastrophe provozieren, das ist nicht auszuschließen”

Solarzellen für den Frieden – Erdöl Abhängigkeit

Peak-Oil is over – es werden zwar immer bessere Techniken zur Ölforderung entwickelt (Fracking, Ölsand) und neue Ölquellen gefunden (Nordpol), aber das Ende ist trotzdem absehbar.

Deswegen ist quasi die Aussage “das Eröl wird ausgehen” falsch – aber das Erdöl welches sich bezahlbar fördern lässt – wird weniger und weniger.

Natürlich sind Vorhersagen in dieser Richtung “wild guess” / grobe Schätzungen, weil man nicht wissen kann, ob Erdöl des Nordpols nicht doch, durch neue Technik kosten-effektiv gefördert werden kann.

Doch ein Faktum ist ziemlich sicher:

  • Es wird teurer und teurer Öl zu Fördern, weil die leicht zugänglichen Quellen in absehbarer Zeit ausgelutscht sind.
    • Man kann sich nicht darauf verlassen, dass Ingenieure ALLE Probleme für uns IMMER lösen können.
  • Erdöl ist eine Waffe gegen (Industrie)Nationen welche von Erdöl abhängig sind

Dazu zählen: die massiven Fracking-Vorgänge in den USA, welche aber 2025 “am Ende” sein könnten.

Wird weniger förder-würdiges Erdöl gefunden als existierende ausgesaugt, ist das Ende absehbar.

Oder wie Elon Musk es sagt: Wenn es keine Nachhaltigkeit hat – wird es aufhören.

2011 ist Mercedes mit Wasserstoff um den Planeten gefahren – um die Alltagstauglichkeit der Technologie zu demonstrieren – seit dem? Seit dem hat man von der Zukunfts-Technologie nichts mehr gehört. (ausser von Toyota)

Seine Raketen fliegen jetzt schon mit Wasserstoff und Sauerstoff – aber was das Logistik/Transportwesen an geht, sind wir immer noch komplett Abhängig mit dem “schwarzen Gold” – eine Migration zu Erdgas wäre schon mal ein Anfang.

2006: Prof Dr Elmar Altvater: Dollar und Euro – in Konkurrenz um Erdöl?

“Die USA können also auch weiterhin den Lebenssaft ihrer Ökonomie mit ihrer
eigenen Währung kaufen.

Die Druckerei der Federal Reserve verwandelt sich in eine
„sprudelnde Ölquelle“.”

“Soll Europa sich auf einen Währungskrieg einlassen?

Besser nicht, denn die Konsequenzen sind für alle Beteiligten negativ, zumal es eine Alternative gibt.

Diese heißt:

Entwicklung der solaren Energien, zumal diese nicht den Nachteil der fossilen Energieträger haben, dass sie das Klima aufheizen.

Dies könnte auch die längerfristige europäische Antwort auf die Herausforderungen eines Währungskriegs um die Ölwährung sein.

Wenn nicht in diese Richtung umgesteuert wird, findet nur ein Austausch des Dollar-Imperialismus durch einen wie auch immer gearteten

Euro-Imperialismus statt – mit kurzer Halbwertzeit, wie vermutet werden muss.

Fazit: Der Währungskrieg ist noch nicht ausgebrochen.

Doch hat sich die Währungskonkurrenz in einem bipolaren Währungssystem erheblich zugespitzt.

Dies ist deshalb problematisch, weil die Versorgung der Weltwirtschaft mit der eigenen Währung Seignorage-Vorteile bringt, insbesondere wenn in der eigenen Währung der Ölpreis fakturiert wird. Seitdem die Endlichkeit der Ölressourcen nicht nur Ökologen interessiert, sondern als Faktum in die strategischen Überlegungen der
zukünftigen Energieversorgung (Cheney-Bericht von 2001 oder NATO-Sicherheitskonzept von 1999) eingeht, ist die Bedeutung der Funktion einer
Leitwährung als Ölwährung erkannt.

Solange es für den US$ keine Alternative gab, war dieses Problem eher nachrangig, wie die Ölkrise von 1973 sehr deutlich gezeigt hatte.

Mit dem Euro ist aber zu Beginn des neuen Jahrhunderts eine Alternative
entstanden, und daher ist der Konflikt um die Fakturierung des Öls unvermeidlich.

Diesem Konflikt auszuweichen, ist nur möglich durch eine langfristig angelegte
Politik der Abkehr vom Öl und der Förderung alternativer (solarer) Energieträger.

Diese können nur dezentral erschlossen werden, die langen logistischen
Transportketten entfallen und daher müssen sie auch nicht militärisch gesichert
werden.

Für die Entwicklung der solaren Energie sprechen ökologische, aber
inzwischen auch friedenspolitische Gründe.”

Quelle: https://www.sid-berlin.de/files/2006_07_Altvater.pdf

Backup der Quelle / download mirror:

Quelle: 2006_07_Altvater – Von der Währungskonkurrenz zum Währungskonflikt – Was passiert wenn das Erdöl nicht mehr in Dollar sondern in Euro fakturiert wird – Elmar Altvater.pdf

Über Prof Dr “Elmar Altvater:

Prof Dr “Elmar Altvater (* 24. August 1938 in Kamen; † 1. Mai 2018 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Politikwissenschaftler, Autor und Professor für Politikwissenschaft am Otto-Suhr-Institut der FU Berlin. Nach der Emeritierung am 30. September 2004 war Altvater in Forschung und Lehre am Institut weiterhin aktiv. Außerdem war er Mitglied im wissenschaftlichen Beirat von Attac.”

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmar_Altvater

Snowden revelation: Russians sometimes good!

“Russian people are warm, they are clever. It’s a beautiful country. Their government is the problem not the people.”

Merkel is Queen Europe: “She is, whether you like it or not, the leader of Europe and as a really senior statesman, she can set new norms of behavior.”

“if the only place an American whistleblower can be safe is in Russia?”

“Make a whistleblower protection law, based on public interest – and stand in for this”

“Now, if a Russian whistleblower, someone from Putin’s administration, shows up on Merkel’s doorstep tomorrow, she’s going to adopt him, it’s her nephew, you know? But if an American whistleblower shows up on Merkel’s doorstep? That question has not been answered.”

“We certainly know what the public position she’s taken in the last 5 years has been, and I think that’s a disappointment. Not just to whistleblowers, hopefully not just to journalists, not just to Germans, but to the world.”

“Right, but then there is also your John Doe, the Panama Papers whistleblower, whose identity is still unknown. Fabulous, right? And this is proof that it is possible.”

“tip your finger on the scale and take us to a freer and better future”

Trump’s Twitter-Phone probably already hacked: “Nobody can tell him what to do. The phone is going to get attacked, and it has likely already been compromised, and will be compromised again.”

“Wikileaks is not my model, but they are a model, and their model has not actually proven to be irresponsible or harmful.”

Snowden on Assange:

“I’m a reformist, he’s a revolutionary. I don’t want to burn the system down, if I believe it can still be saved.”

If you had one wish, is there any specific topic you would most wish a whistleblower to come forward with?”

“There are many, honestly.”

“But the one I think is still the most important to history, that we haven’t seen, is the torture report.

“The unredacted form of the Senate’s report on the United States torture program.”

“The current director of the Central Intelligence Agency is an admitted war criminal.”

She was a key figure in a torture program that involved beating a pregnant woman on her stomach, anally raping men who tried to refuse meals with those meals, and freezing a man to death who was chained and shackled in a cell.”

“And these are only a few of the abuses.”

“Many of the others we will never hear about, because the records have been destroyed.”

(src: https://projekte.sueddeutsche.de/artikel/politik/the-russian-government-is-corrupt-in-many-ways-e757187/)

“Waterboarding is a war crime under both U.S. and international law, dating back to U.S. prosecution of Japanese solders for torturing U.S. POWs during World War II.[1]

(src: nsarchive.gwu.edu)

I did not realize until today, how much articles of Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) are in English and English only. (Germany currently #10 in EU English proficiency (src: ef.com))

They keep the good old propaganda mechanisms of yellow-journalism alive, hitting, the reader without time to read the whole thing, with an almost wartime propaganda headline: Russia is evil

… while at the same time SZ is shutting down important Snowden related articles such as this one:

“A joint investigation” (soon to vanish off the net by strange unlogic laws that nobody  understands and only few question) “by NDR, WDR, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Channel 4 based on documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveals that Cable & Wireless” (owned by Vodafone) “actively shaped and provided the most data to GCHQ mass surveillance programs, and received millions of pounds in compensation”

https://web.archive.org/web/20150206122204/http://international.sueddeutsche.de/post/103543418200/snowden-leaks-how-vodafone-subsidiary-cable

As you can see:

The propaganda and surveillance machine is back – and it is more sophisticated than ever before.

Studied psychologists work for news entities to create mass manipulation.

  • They want to know what you think (surveillance) today
  • They want to know what you think, vote and buy tomorrow (AI?)
    • in order to influence elections
    • so in order to sell that info to 3rd parties
  • They want to distort your world view and manifest their geopolitical aims to legitimize their crimes (USA good, EU good, Iran evil, North Korea evil, Cuba evil, Venezuela evil, Russia evil)
  • They use subtle deception just as SZ Yellow Journalism.

As correctly said in this article: nobody expected Russia, the Russian intelligence service FSB and Mr Putin himself to act or not-act like this.

Everyone expected Snowden to be held in some secret military base on the North Pole and be questioned and interrogated for the rest of his life – or sold out to the US for some favor.

None of this has happened.

Russia manages to paint itself a new picture and the world applauds.

Massively to the anger of Western powers – that this Russia did not behave as evil as all Western media wanted it to and wanted Western citizens to believe.

Even worse – Snowden explicitly says – he feared of ending up in an orange suite in Guantanamo Bay by his own people that even called for his death.

It is very very sad to see what Western democracies have become

Western democracies failed to:

Democratic principles have become a problem for the secret monetary Empire

United States of Evil?

A massive downfall of a beacon of modernism and enlightenment – the US has maneuvered itself in a massive trust-mess – so much so – that people generally distrust Washington, hate the EU and even hate the word democracy and want to go back to kings and queens – to at least know who is to blame – if things go wrong.

It becomes harder and harder for hobby-journalists and activists to see through all the dirt that “they” try to sell us as “freedom” “democracy” “liberation” “information” – that the hidden tyrants of the dictatorship empires US or EU dishes out.

Empires build on lies

Devil is the great deceiver – they seem to get paid for being devils – welcome to self made hell.

‘You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father.

He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.’

Back to the middle ages?

Soon “the system” will present you a new queen or king that you can project all your hate on – puppets with no actual power.

This serpent has masters who’s names you do not know, that hide in the shadows.

Genesis 3:4-5

‘The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’

… journalists should help people distinguish between good and evil, if they fail on this, they not only betray truth, they betray all of mankind – including their families and themselves.

The Ex-Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald says “The Intercept” does not have the money to be Guardians of the Snowden Documents any more? (src: medium.com)

“We should be hopeful because this is an opportunity for change. This is a mandate being handed to leaders like Merkel, who have the credibility. They have the opportunity to change things in a truly historic way, to make Europe more open, more free, and more independent. And it’s easier for a new Europe to stand up to Trump than it would have been standing up against Obama, because Obama was respected.”

(src: https://projekte.sueddeutsche.de/artikel/politik/the-russian-government-is-corrupt-in-many-ways-e757187/)

I am happy to hear high hopes from Mr Snowden concerning Germany, Europe and Merkel.

For the German people – Merkel is just another US obedient puppet as Kohl was, otherwise She would and could have stopped the Drone killing going on in Afghanistan and coordinated from Ramstein.

What i always wonder – Merkel grew up in former East-Germany – but does she care about East-Germany? It does not look like it – East-Germany is still in economic ruins.

Politicians seem to cause more problems than solutions.

Merkel continues to blame Russia for breach of international law – but fails to see the same case repeatedly done by US bombings and torture programs.

This is a double standard – and anyone not completely blind to propaganda – sees it.

Mr Kohl pushed the EU “through” like a dictator. (src: euobserver.com)

We can not start a community of states on dictatorship.

Yes i guess the US hates the EU and the Euro as being a competition on the world stage – so they and Goldman Sachs sabotage it in every possible way – but because the concept-men in Brussels are so stupid – they do not even have to try hard to shatter the construct – Facebook and Google Lobbyists “give it the rest”, by “selling” the public laws that are costing companies billions.

UK feels bullied by the EU and wants to leave and it is their right to leave.

In my opinion – Empires and Weapons and Robbery – should be a thing of the past.

If mankind ought to call itself civilized – look what is there – share fair.

What do we gain by fighting each other over finite resources?

Rather than setting up conflicts and pitching nations against each other war after war after war… why not send half a billion Chinese and African Refugees to Mars and Moon?

There are no buildings yet on those planets – loads of work to do – sounds harsh – but conquer the stars is also dangerous and way better than war 🙂

Mr Musk sums it up nicely: if something is unsustainable – it is going to end.