UPDATE 12/08/2009:Young, beautiful – and very, very angry!

UPDATE: The violence rages on. The police brutality against citizens and demonstrators is outrages. Now, they even have policemen disguised as civilians, working together with the police, kicking and hitting demonstrators and even passers-by. My solidarity to all demonstrators. Please do not stop reporting. The world needs to see more than this propaganda on TV!! For more information, videos and photos please see this link.

One year ago the greek police shot a 15-year-old boy. What happened after that has become history – at least for some people. It had and still has influence on their daily lives, because since then, nothing seems to have changed. Even though their new president made many promises of which none has come true.

I’m of course talking about the riots in Greece, which took place a year ago and which were connected to great violence from every side. Police as well as demonstrators.

Since then we’ve heard a lot and often about Greece again. And so it is today.

The cities are burning, the country where democracy was born, has become a state of angry, young people, having and seeing no future, if the system goes on working like it is.

I’m against violence, because there is nothing that justifies it. But though I understand why it is used by some demonstrators. What to do in a country you have no perspective? Especially when you’re young and want to reach something? When your whole life is over before it has begun? When there is no chance to get a job, to have a health insurance, to build a home even to get your scratch of education?

This is of course a very dark way to put it, but nevertheless, from what I’ve heard and read, many people feel like that.

Thousands of people got to the streets and were demonstrating peaceful. It seems as if the police has orders to detain as many people as possible. The problem is, that only a fraction of what happens is shown and reported in the media, most of it shows the violence of the demonstrators and silences the fact that the police has its part in it as well.

Why, for example, are policemen allowed to overrun demonstrators by motorcycle? Whatever violence the demonstrators use – the force with wich the police reacts is more than is allowed, more than what should be possible and it should be stopped. It seems to me that the rage becomes publicly shown hate which justifies every step taken and manifests in killing and detaining demonstrators.

Please follow this link, to get more information from the activists point of view, watch the videos and think about what’s going on there. Learn more about their goals and reasons for the actions taken.

And apart from the violence, I’m saluting: the solidarity the greek are able to show each other, their endurance for protesting and for claiming what they believe to be right – real democracy and freedom, a perspective in life and a social state.

But it seems as if some people use the Greek as an excuse to burn police stations even in Germany. That was said by their news report “Tagesschau”.

But first things first.

In Berlin and Hamburg there were attacks against the offices of ministers and secretaries, and the “Bundekanzleramt”, like the office of the german chancellor. Those were only “colour attacks” meaning that balloons or similar things filled with colour were thrown at the walls and windows.

In Hamburg a police station was attacked with molotov cocktails and a few police cars burned down. No one was hurt. That was in the night from saturday to sunday.

Then the news reported that a text was given to a newspaper (Hamburger Morgenpost), where a group calling themselves “Koukoulofori” (which means something like the hooded or masked) claimed responsibility for these attacks and furthermore threatened to repeat the attacks. They legitimate their attacks with the dead of 15-year-old Alex last year and see it as protest against the regime in Greece.

Though the police thinks it is authentic, I prefer being a bit more careful. Who knows how this could be used to impose new regulations and anti-terror laws in every european and other country in this world. Because then it is not only the islamic terrorists, but the left-wing terrorists as well, they have to “protect” us from. There could be a lot more behind it than we now think of. But of course, that’s just conspiracy talk.

But again it is shown how any action any event in this world seems to affect the whole rest of it. How everything that is directed against the system is used by the same system and inverted to take it as a weapon against the people, who try to break free of it.

That’s why I don’t think violence will get us to where we want to go. But when you don’t know where you go, or if you can go – that’s a point of hopelessness, frustration and anger that breaks itself free of any scepticism and rational behaviour.

I don’t justify it, I only think that it’s human and so could happen to every single one of us given the right circumstances…

TINA – who’s that girl?

TINA.

In some contexts this is more than just a name.

I’m sure you have heard it, too. Maybe not in its shortened version…

TINA means: There Is No Alternative.

This seems to apply to everything these days. From global warming and carbon taxes to war against terror – everything is justified by TINA.

But why is that so?

Let’s take a look at how opinions are made. Yes, opinions are made today, because people not even have the possibility to think for their own. And again: Why?

One point is, that most of the mass media – i.e. TV Stations, Radio stations, newspapers and publishers are mostly part of only one or two companies, representing the same or almost equal interests and lobbies. Let’s take a look at the most obvious example we can think of: Italy.

Mr. Berlusconi owns the private TV and newspaper companies. He started regulations, like fees, that are a disadvantage for public stations, because they are not allowed to present commercials, either. Therefore Berlusconi is able to influence what is being broadcasted and told to the public. That means many things are not said and shown, that of course results in a public opinion that has nothing to do with a big picture or a free and objective formation of opinion. How could it? To be able to think about something you have to know what’s the truth and what’s the lie. Which is impossible when censorship is being imposed on the recipient.

But it not only depends on what is said, but also on what isn’t. Meaning when points that exist and furthermore which could make a huge difference in formating an own opinion are left out you get a wrong picture.

Of course there’s also the alternative to lie publicly and with enough might over the press you can even disguise the biggest lie as breathtaking truth. For example the pictures of Iraqi soldiers kicking babies out of their incubators in the war 1991 against Iraq, and even the witness, who testified in front of the court – these things were not real but staged events manipulating the public opinion. And remember the weapons of mass destruction evidence which was a hoax as well. All staged and invented by the american president and his head of intelligence. That’s how you get people to except that there is TINA.

There is no alternative to war.

There is no alternative to stop the climate change.

There is no alternative to capitalism.

There is no alternative to misinformation.

But that’s not true.

The point is, that this system only works, when the public believes what is told. But were told just a fraction of what really is. There are many tabu about which nobody is talking. Many terms are being changed in their entire meaning.

Once upon a time investigative journalism was a good thing, today it is – or at least seems to be –  equal to treason. This becomes very vivid when you think about the war against terror, where everybody who tried to look at the subject objectively and more or less pragmatically was denunciated as a traitor and unpatriotic.

If you do not believe me (and you should be sceptic with everything what you read and hear) take a look at this documentary: War made easy.

So back to TINA.

There is no alternative because they don’t want us to even think there could be one and I’m more than sure, that there always is an alternative.

We only have to stop building tabu. Wether they are political, social or a question of ideals – start thinking outside the box. Be sceptic and start thinking for yourself. Open your eyes and start being critical.

President Obama’s speech shows the TINA principal in purest and most excellent way, it is dripping from every sentence every word.

The high art of opinion formation – in the last century called propaganda.

So, to look back at the history of mankind, let’s stick to ancient Rome:

A senator suggested to label the slaves with white wristbands, so they could be recognized as slaves. But another senator said: “No, if we did this, they would be able to realize how many they are, which would result in a rebellion.”

And if the romans knew that…

War Promises – Please watch!

Just a short YouTube documentary announcement:

The german filmmakers from NuoViso made a very good documentary called “war promises” which is now available in english as well as in german.

Please watch the documentary. It is not only informative but shows how war is created by different lobbies and politicians to earn money and oil and might. And why war seems to be a bottomless money-making machine!

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mAQVQtLSK8

Please watch it!

I also want to remind you that the Lisbon Treaty is in effect. Meaning that the EU now has a common foreign policy which is binding for every EU state. Every state has to participate in all actions which could be taken in regards of foreign relations. No matter if we want it or not – it will be done, like the history of the Lisbon Treaty has shown very clearly until now.

The countdown is – well, counting down

Today is a sad day, nevertheless, tomorrow will be even sadder.

Why?

Because only two days to go (including today) until the Lisbon Treaty is taking effect.

I meet many people believing in the lies our governments sell us – cold blooded and without even blinking. How is democracy supposed to work, when even in the parliament real democracy has to be searched with a magnifying glass?

I really do not understand those people, who support the Lisbon Treaty without even reading it. Most of the ministers and secretaries, who just wanted to get the Treaty through, do not till this day know what it is all about. Would you buy a car, if you don’t know that is has a motor? Would you buy a house in a swamp which is already sinking?

Well, the governments of europe really couldn’t care less what will happen to all the peoples in europe.

But worst of all: When elected members of the parliament called for a referendum, they were cleared from the room, their banners were taken, as well and it was all hushed up. No word in the daily propaganda called news.

You don’t believe me? Then watch this: MPEs Protest and want a referendum. This is our beloved and adored “democracy”? Who is fooled by that?

And the “head of the european superstate” van Rompuy and his colleague “what’s-her-name” Ashton? Did you vote for her or him? Ever heard of them before? Maybe you just didn’t listen closely enough!?

Oh, I forgot, they weren’t elected!! They were selected!!

Ah, the foul smell of lies and money!

I want to point out that there is a very good channel on YouTube, called europarl which shows debates from the EU parliament. You will be surprised what is going on behind the stage. More fascinating than this is, why we never hear or see anything about those debates on TV, read about them in the newspapers, when we are all members of the same centralized state and therefore not only have the RIGHT but the DUTY to be informed!

If the media does not do their job we have to take action and inform ourselves.

You want to know what happens to people in the EU Parliament speaking honestly about their opinion? You want to know how democratic our (powerless) parliament is? Do you want to know what happens to those, speaking openly about the lack of democracy in the EU?

Then watch this for a start.

I really recommend watching the videos on this channel. Get yourself informed for christ’s sake! Too many people believe the lies washing over us day by day staged by those benefiting from these very actions.

Your first question should always be: Cui bono? (Who benefits from it?)

Beginning there you should be able to find out what a big scam this kind of artificial, economic EU is and will be.

A democracy shouldn’t forbid people having a different opinion, that’s what a democracy is all about! Everybody, every part of a democracy small as it may be has the right to speak out and express their opinion!

Not so in the EU!

When you’re not with them, you are against them, meaning you should leave the EU. This is outrageous and should be IMPOSSIBLE in a democratic state which the EU always states it is. But, sorry I have to say that, wasn’t it the same with Mussolini, Lenin or Hitler or Hussein or Kim Jong Il? Or is it just that the same words mean different things today? Does democracy mean centralization? Does freedom of speech mean just say what is conform with the majority?

I don’t think so!

A big thanks from me to europarl and to Nigel Farage who’s got the guts to talk about the unbearable state of  “democracy”, about how our heads of state are selected rather than elected and what connections exist between certain groups and our “independent parliament” like Mario Borghezio did, too. Even Vaclav Klaus had some very good points.

Freedom, peace and wealth for everybody in the EU?

What a laugh!

(humming Chopin’s Funeral March while burying european democracy before it got started)

Power to the people – ahm, the ones not being politicians…

Back again – not to say still here.

As always I wonder. I wonder about the world, about politics and about the system itself. Everybody who read my post ‘Believing is seeing’ should know about my opinion regarding people believing in the existing system with every fibre of their mind and body.

I’m planning on writing some posts about the topic of what our system consists of, why and how it works and why it is not a kind of  ‘natural law’ that is imposed on us. For many people it seems unimaginable to question the system. And if you question it they seem to think that it will end in anarchy and regionalization, chaos and terror. Though regionalization may not be the worst thinking of food supply, short routes of transport and so on, the real solution has to be global. Furthermore questioning a system doesn’t mean to dispose EVERYTHING our current system contains, but we have to start seeing the gaps in it, we have to start thinking of new solutions for society, politics, democracy, economy, ecology, the monetary system and so much more.

But today I want to send my thank yous and my solidarity to Greece again, because nothing is reported on the news (except of course about the violence and the ‘bad anarchists’), so propaganda seems to work very efficiently.

Yesterday the town hall of Nikaia was being occupied and the demonstrators (the occupation resulted from a previous demonstration) stated their call for freedom and showed their solidarity with Mohammad Atif Kamran, who died because of being tortured by the police.

I’m asking everyone to read the post wich can be seen here. Please take a look at the link section, there you can find more about Greece and it’s resistance regarding the fascism unfolding there for quite a long and at the time. So to speak ‘the history of violence against the greek people’.

We have to understand that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” as Martin Luther King said. And that is absolutely true.

Think global but start to create awareness local. Change doesn’t just happen, we have to decide to change things, we have to be brave not afraid, we have to be solidly united, we have to insist on our freedom in every area of our lives and, what may be the most difficult, we have to desire these goals honestly and unconditionally for every single person on this planet!

That is the true radicalism!

P.S. Please inform yourself about how the EU will be able to defeat every ‘unrest’ by shooting the demonstrators and why and how it reintroduces the death penalty. Please read about it, spread the word and tell the whole world, even when you’re not european because the threat we will have to face will tip toe into every  single nation, religion, region, generation and home.

We have to understand that this threat is global and that those developing it will be ready and willing to get you wherever and whenever they want, for whatever reason they make up, hiding behind the mask of (self-)righteousness.

Why didn’t I hear that? – or – What propaganda doesn’t tell!

UPDATE 10/12/09:

Seems like nothing can stop the “socialists” from creating an atmosphere of fear and suppression, horror and violence. If it was a Videogame, it would be banned, but because it is not, children, mothers, father, sons, uncles, aunts … are forced to live like that and watch the violence taking place in their homes and neighbourhoods, without being able to do anything against it. There is no respect left, wether for life nor for freedom!

Take a look here and try not to think of fascism. I tried, but it really didn’t work!

News arrived this morning, which shocked me. Mostly because I haven’t heard anything about that in the media. First of all I want to say thank you to N. – as  I want to call the person providing the information.

So first of all: The new greek government doesn’t seem to be a ‘social’ one. It is said that the election was more a ‘throw out of the old goverment’ than a ‘vote for the new one’.

Well, this is quite what I had in mind, writing the post about the election in Greece. Change is always in question. It seems as if the public is ready to protest again in the very first instance the ‘new government’ repeats the thinking and behaviour of the last one. And they are right! Again we realize that real change has nothing to do with election and votes. Things can only change if we fight for them.

But these are things we expect. But there are also things you neither expect nor hear about.

So why is it, that in Athens and many many more greek cities police seems to pop out of thin air. Why do they take photos, arrest peaceful people and so on. And what is worst – it seems to be an initiative of the EU. Why does it feel like Nazi-Germany then?

I’m furious about how the mainstream media suppresses all these informations. Why? So that the rest of the European Union isn’t aware of what might happen next in every country? Is it a test to see what the public will take before there is revolution? Or to stop the first spark of freedom and independent thinking? I really recommend to read this very interesting translation of a greek blog (link below).

Who is to say that there are things that will never happen again? What does a fascist police state look and feel like, if not like it is unfolding in Greece?

Please, click that link and open your eyes to what is going on behind the scenes and realize that the censorship takes place every day, everywhere. That human rights, freedom and free speech are in danger.

Believe me: When it smells, tastes and feels like propaganda – as propaganda it shall be seen!

What an incindent!

So, just in the moment I proclaimed the week of civil disobedience, I saw what was going on in Istanbul.

Yeah right. Not only that the World Bank and the IMF (International Monetary Fund) had a nice meeting again, where they declared the old world order (meaning before the crisis) to be – nonchalantly put – out of date and not worth talking about.

The new one will be prepared and imposed on us as soon as they have created the perfect moment to slam it into our faces. Of course they know, what is next to come…

But a different point of view:

Again opponents of the existing monetary system and of the world order as it is and will be, have demonstrated. I don’t say that I support the aggression or the destruction that took place, but I really prefer that they stand up and make their opinion very clear.

I really don’t understand, why the peaceful protesters were arrested. Why I say that: Well, I only saw police officers who cuffed the peaceful protesters, who didn’t even try to escape the cuffs or the police. Shouldn’t it be the other way round?

Again all of us are reminded that all over the world people want to save their rights, their freedom, their individuality, people who fight for the rights of those who are not able to speak out for themselves.

So, thank you!

And to you, Mr. Zoellick, we all know what really counts for the World Bank and the IMF, so don’t try to pull our legs, or maybe our feet will one day find a nice place in your behinds they’d really quite fit into!

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