Gender and racial discrimination, surveillance, exploitation and so forth are only effects. The real problem is – that it is possible to suppress the people by false Science or false descriptions of the world – that supports Might Is Right. Or like this. We are not genuine citizens.

19 October 2014

Some vital aspects of why it is like it is

Anyone who reads about what has happened during our bloody history are able to observe that there is a system. A system that we are not supposed to talk about . A system that command and control. A system that decides what is real or not. A system that kill and destroy and preserve power for some. A system that is called the Western tradition.

Therefore it is hopeful that it at least appears to be more and more open to discuss the larger perspective.

Here is a collection of really interesting texts about today and what today is the result of.

WWI and America's Rise as a Superpower
Hans Hoyng,  Der Spiegel International, 24 Jan, 2014

“America's rise to superpower status began with its 1917 entry into World War I. President Woodrow Wilson had grand visions for the peace that followed, but failed. The battle he started in the US between idealists and realists continues to this day.”

Edward Bonham Carter: The forgotten financial crisis of 1914 has parallels 100 years on
Edward Bonham Carter, The Telegraph, 25 Sept. 2014

“In June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot in Sarajevo by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. In London, markets barely registered the event. It was only a month later when Austria delivered an ultimatum to Serbia that investors woke up to its implications.”

Sowing Fear – World War I and the Seeds of Hyperinflation
Alexander Jung, Der Spiegel International, 2 Jun., 2014

“The current debt crisis in Europe evokes painful memories of the German hyperinflation. Price increases began with the start of World War I in 1914 and ended in disaster in 1923. The event still influences sentiment about monetary policy in the country today.”

Britain has never truly got on top of its post-war inflationary problem
Jeremy Warner, Telegraph Blogs, 29 Oct., 2013

"... Britain has never truly managed to exorcise its inflationary past. Even during the Great Moderation, which the Bank of England likes to think of as a period of relative success in taming inflation, it was basically still there – but just well hidden by the impact of price dis-inflation from the Far East."

What World War I Did to the Middle East
Bernhard Zand, Der Spiegel International, 31 Jan., 2014

“World War I may have ended in 1918, but the violence it triggered in the Middle East still hasn't come to an end. Arbitrary borders drawn by self-interested imperial powers have left a legacy that the region has not been able to overcome.”

The Thirty Years' War - How Peace Kept WWI Alive
Jan Fleischhauer, Der Spiegel International, 2 Jun, 2014

“On two separate occasions, in 1918 and 1945, the world had to decide what to do with Germany. The second time around, world leaders almost made the same mistakes that failed to keep the Germans down after World War I.”