matrixmann: (Waiting for command)
Addition to: https://matrixmann.dreamwidth.org/127764.html

You know what you also lack if you find a hundred of people adulating themselves with a close-ranged spectrum of context in resonances?
Authenticity.
If it was in writing, one could assume that all is written by one and the same person. Or a small bunch of persons, pretending to show diversity of opinions, but in reality all they do is fueling, deepening of social trenches. Manipulating the masses like all the others do.
You'd have trouble filtering the real persons from the fake ones and to believe in anything at all that they have said.
matrixmann: (Waiting for command)
Maybe that's the point the social democrat leftists try to spread, but fail to explain properly: To perceive differences between people and their ways of life, but not to get stuck with them. Not let it be the final answer and the final focus which you let the social problems circulate around.

But they really fail to make this clear to everyone who lends an ear to them. Instead stick with things in common which clearly do not exist and let this be their mantra which accompanies them.
matrixmann: (Waiting for command)
Where do you wanna know from that you haven't been taken in by the government's propaganda?
Where do you wanna know from that your welcoming culture is your own personal opinion and you haven't fallen for an agenda that somebody wanted you to believe in from the start?
A freelancer for a state TV channel recently admitted that they are urged in their job to present the opinion of the government in the reports they make. What do you think you need to believe when hearing this?
All just turned to the far right who are against this policy? All just have become Nazis over night and represent an incarnation of the ugly German?
What makes you so sure about your thinking that it's all just a plan and people are so dumb getting provoked and falling for it? What makes you think that it's not something that slipped its creators out of hand?
What gives you the idea that it's all just a coincidence that was arranged from the start?
What gives you the idea that it's not you who has fallen for something that you were meant to believe?
Do you really know that exactly?
matrixmann: (Ready)
Dies einmal aufgegriffen: https://allesevolution.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/was-hat-dich-zur-feindseligkeit-gegenueber-dem-feminismus-gebracht/

Was kann einen dazu bringen, ein Gegner des Feminismus zu werden?
Manche werden einen bei dieser Fragestellung allein schon mit großen Augen ansehen oder dafür auf den Scheiterhaufen stecken wollen, weil sie es für sie gleichbedeutend ist mit der Ansicht, dass Frauen wieder ihre häuslichen Rollen einnehmen sollen und hinter ihren Männern zurückstehen bleiben sollen.
Dem muss nicht so sein.
Man sollte an dieser Stelle, wie immer, genau denjenigen zuhören, die eine solche Äußerung von sich geben.
Gründe dafür können z. B. sein, dass grundlegende biologische Erkenntnisse im radikalen Feminismus verneint werden, insbesondere, was die hormonelle Situation angeht und inwiefern diese bei Menschen auch einen Schiefgang im persönlichen Empfinden bewirken können (das menschliche Gehirn ist der beste Anfang- und der beste Endpunkt, wenn es darum geht, Sterne sehen zu wollen); die Verneinung teilweise sämtlichen anthropologischen Grundwissens, was sich seit Nietzsche, Freud, Konrad Lorenz und anderen mit fortwährenden Justierungen aufgetürmt hat, die allgemeine Verneinung der immer noch instiktiven Funktionsweise des Menschen und auch das Sich-alles-hindrehen, damit es in die gewünschten Theorien passt, ohne Widersprüche zu erzeugen.
Um es auch anders auszudrücken: Die Art und Weise wie diskutiert wird, es wird auf einem Niveau wie das Immanuel Kants diskutiert, und dabei als gegebener Fakt angenommen, der Mensch könne über alle Funktionsweisen seines Körpers als auch seines Geistes durch bewusste Entscheidungen allein bestimmen - wenn dem aber so wäre, dann müsste sich jeder bereits daran erinnern, das Atmen nicht zu vergessen, oder damit zubringen, seinen Herzschlag zu koordinieren, weil dieser keinem unbewussten Vorgang unterläge.
Abgesehen davon, dass es anscheinend feste Bilder von Helden und von Feinden im Feminismus gibt, die mit militanten Mitteln verteidigt werden, ohne dass man jemanden dazu auffordern muss, es zu tun.

Der Feminismus hat bereits das Zenit überschritten, sich allein für die Gleichberechtigung von Mann und Frau zu engagieren (wenn dies überhaupt das Hauptziel zu Zeiten seiner Entstehung gewesen ist, und nicht doch der Zustand, der jetzt in der Bewegung hervortritt).
Mittlerweile ist es eine Ideologie von vielen, die Hass, gewisse Feindbilder und die Wünsche nach Überlegenheit bedient, wo eigentlich jemand einmal die gleiche Ebene angedacht hat. Mehr noch, sie verbreitet wissenschaftlichen Unsinn, nimmt aber Einfluss auf gesellschaftliche Abläufe und die Erziehung von Heranwachsenden.
Ein Vergleich: Wenn eine andere Ideologie etwa gleichwertiges tat, so wird sie heute als "faschistisch" bezeichnet oder mindestens als "totalitär" verdammt. Inbesondere, wenn sie es erreichte, für gewisse gesellschaftlichen Schichten einseitige Vorteile in der Gesellschaft herauszuschlagen und ein bestimmtes Maß an Straffreiheit für bestimmte Situationen zu erwirken.

Der Feminismus und ähnliche Ideologien sollten der Tatsache ins Gesicht sehen, dass kein Mensch pauschal besser ist als der andere, nur weil er mit bestimmten Körperteilen geboren wurde, die er sich nicht aussuchen oder reservieren lassen kann.
Eine Forsetzung dieser Logik ist eine Kontinuität dessen, welche sich die Menschheit spätestens seit der Entmachtung der Adeligen und des Klerus zu entledigen versucht.

Wer Gleichberechtigung sucht, darf nicht anfangen, eine Seite des Geschehens wieder zu bevorzugen.
Derjenige muss es auch als eine der Möglichkeiten ansehen, dass man selbst, als Profiteur von der Gleichberechtigung, bei einer Entscheidung auch derjenige sein kann, der das Nachsehen hat.
Alles andere ist eine Forsetzung dessen, was man bereits zuvor kennt, nur von einer anderen Seite der Medaille ausgeübt.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Je ne suis pas tout le monde parce qu'il trouve une autre chose à nouveau dans la semaine prochaine.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Sometimes when reading other peoples' blogs you think: You see they live in the same country as you - Germany -, but obviously they don't live in the same Germany as you live.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Something that you also realize when reading other peoples' blogs (First thing: → redirect): How much Germans among themselves are split and despise each other.
When you move into a different area of the country, even if you are German too, you always remain where you came from. Even if you haven't been there in a long time or this area doesn't interest you or you'd been a child and couldn't fight back against the ideas of your parents.
It's always that you get it visualized before your own eyes that you're a foreigner.
Well, once could claim this maybe is past because it is more written by people which are already in their thirties and fourties, you don't often meet bloggers which are twenty years old and write about something meaningful or the sad stories of their lives. The time where this had been a craze had been already almost ten years ago. And it didn't center around how feeling foreign because of local hostility because you were an outsider from far away hurt.
Maybe these circumstances have also already become flatter, less significant.
But people moving to the South which is very conservative and formed by Christian belief and more sticks to its traditions than compatively the North still seem to make that experience.
Actually, it might be that you can already feel it when making a visit to relatives which happen to live there.
Snobbishness seems more common there as those areas of Germany didn't ever suffer from great demolition caused by greedy coorporations which happened to shift their factories abroad for cheaper wages. They never experienced what is like to make efforts and still be kicked in the ass, the fairy tale of "the unemployed are fully responsible themselves for having no job" still largly is alive there.
And that seems like the way that settled down there in peoples' heads.
Combined with the influence the church still has there, it seems to work as a mother soil for gazing at people which behave different than them. This may include people which have moved there as well as people within their own communities. A little famous the harder struggles of gays to make their families get along with it when they're from the South of Germany.
If you make your way to the North you won't necessarily meet this attitude.
A great trench that still remains still is the issue of East and West - and that is because the agenda and the attitude, inclusing the historical chronicles, have been written by those who felt themselves as the winner of that part of the Cold War.
Being of Eastern origin - to people born in that time of one German state it won't matter anymore as the way people raise their kids and the television forms their minds now is the same.
But to those people had been born before that time, if they didn't have the voluntary will to forget their life in the former East, they better kept silent about their descent if they moved to the West.

You can also say, you can still feel it that Germany once was formed out of several smaller states.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
A suspicion that arises when reading other peoples' blogs and while watching the current "refugees welcome"-zeitgeist: Those people who are supporters, they seem to have a tendency to be from the middle class, from the bourgeoisie, or at least to have grown up in this atmosphere.
Those ones which watch it with scepticism more often seem to be of that class which exclusively starts first to get to feel it if life circumstances turn to the worse. You can call it the classic proletariat.
A lot of people who advocate it seem to have studied and completed a degree, and even having slipped into poverty after this doesn't seem to alter their opinion.
The classical workers which don't have much spare money by design and which sense their life circumstances won't turn to the better if taking in a lot of foreigners, because the enterprises will be eager to employ these because they're cheaper and they're less likely to resist on a legal base, which also seem to swallow down their concern because they're used to keep silence, otherwise they'd lose their jobs, they rather tend to be the people which put the finger into the wound and point it at the subjects where those foreign people which crossed the border illegally start to get a more caring treatment from the state than their own sort.
At least it seems more rarely to find a regular worker advocating the current supportive movement than finding someone from the circles of the so-called "intellectuals" or people which know poverty by a high amount of costs that don't go on food, water, clothes and heating.
The lesser educated of them - regardless if they already need to live on welfare or not - are the ones to go after the slogans that circle around the arriving peoples' color of the skin. But even the angry smarter people of that class are capable to be vulnerable to these slogans if ignored for long or even actively acted against, neglected.
They are angry that the issues of people which actually shouldn't even be around them are regarded with more interest than theirs which have been there for decades. And as anger is, the more it gets suppressed, the more it reaches out for a canal which it can go through to shrink. This may lead to from militance to racism to xenophobia right up to pogroms and anything else. Even though these people are smart enough to know factually it's nonsense what they do.

It seems like this is the biggest obstacle to get for people which have grown up or live in life circumstances which are less characterized by fear of the future or by being frightened of losing your base for a living.
Literally, it seems like it's that forgeign to their cosmos what it means to queue up, what it means to not be able to rule everything with an amount of money, to be the last one in the food chain and to fight even over that few thalers with the authorities that you get granted by them.
It's nothing that poses that much a danger intensively that they understand how the people beneath them perceive the situation.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
...and I'm going to remain alien.
This is not going to be a confession like you can find in a lot of profiles, in essays written by 15-years-olds and that is supposed to be perceptible in the style of clothing of these because either you're busy with doing confessions or you're already busy with being
On closer inspection, you see that some people leave this hormones-overflowing age just very lately. Some don't even make it or they have a very hard road to walk ahead.

Being alien means - to get a rid of a lot of burdens to proof something, or just to not even internalize them.
Often it comes coupled with being not integrated into a peer group. It is a nessecary evil to do so because in all cases courting peers more than ever leads to embarking adoption of someone else's standards.
The first obvious take-over of such role models may be when alcohol turns into something very intersting for pubescents and when everyone within this age, perhaps fueled by a little exaggeration, craves for experiences with it.
Not to be underestimated should be subcultures in this context - because enough people seek refugee in them, deceived by the illusion to be exceptionally free and individual when joining them. But listening to KMFDM or putting on black clothes doesn't automatically make you be a distinct individual.
Even so-called "countercultures" have their rules and standards by whose compliance or disobedience you can cast a light or a shadow upon yourself, or respectively where you can optionally land in a larger or a smaller subdivision by letting yourself get involved with them.

As soon as you drop the compulsion to frantically want to feel belonging to a group, alienness is what starts. But also individuality starts with it.
Normally this behavior decreases as soon as the human body finishes its period of growth.
But through the modern flooding with impulses, this behavior keeps up for long periods, partly even for decades, even though continued in comparably smaller doses.
Some don't even ever forget this behavior - as seen in the form of 50-years-olds or people in the classical retiree age which think they must have the best bower, the best-looking lawn and the most by-the-book idyll in their neighborhood in their allotment garden colony.
Accordingly is the quality of the brain work that people leave behind - ranging from upbringing with a lack of values to superficial culture.
It's like half-teens would take over control of important positions, role models and the heritage of this generation to the next one. - And teens aren't characterized by constancy or remarkable consequence. Just as little as by identification without the use of certain materials as a symbol of marking for another person.



This composition is a translation of a German text written as a part of a blogparade prompt for landlebenblog.org under the motto "Ich war fremd" (in English, context-based: "I was alien / foreign / strange / different / external").
A little inspiration was delivered by a post at the Zeitgeist-Blog (in German).

The original can be found here: https://matrixmann.dreamwidth.org/81074.html
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
...und ich bleibe fremd.
Ein Bekenntnis zur Andersartigkeit wie man sie in vielen Profilen, in Essays von 15-jährigen oder eben solchen in ihrem Kleidungsstil erkennbar sein soll, wird dies nicht, denn entweder ist man mit Bekenntnissen beschäftigt oder man ist bereits.
Wenn man genau hinsieht, entdeckt man sogar, dass so einige Leute aus diesem Hormon-überquellenden Alter erst sehr spät hinauswachsen. Manche schaffen es auch gar nicht oder haben einen beschwerlichen Weg vor sich.

Fremd zu sein heißt - sich vieler dieser Beweispflichten zu entledigen, oder sie sich gar nicht erst zu eigen zu machen.
Gepaart ist dies oftmals damit, nicht in einer Gruppe von Gleichaltrigen integriert zu sein. Es ist ein notwendiges Übel, denn in jeglichen Fällen führt erst das Buhlen mit Gleichaltrigen dazu, sich auf die Adoption von fremden Maßstäben einzulassen.
Die früheste offensichtliche Übernahme solcher Leitbilder dürfte sein, wenn für Pubertierende plötzlich Alkohol zu etwas interessantem wird und jeder in diesem Alter, eventuell mit Überschwang, nach Erfahrungen damit lechzt.
Nicht zu unterschätzen allerdings sind in diesem Kontext auch Subkulturen - denn genügend flüchten in sie, in der Illusion, so besonders freiheitlich und individuell zu sein. Aber KMFDM zu hören oder sich schwarze Kleidung anzuziehen bedeutet nicht automatisch, dass man individuell ist.
Auch sognannte "Gegenkulturen" haben ihre Regeln und Maßstäbe, mit welcher Einhaltung man sich in einem besseren oder einem schlechteren Licht darstellen kann bzw. mit deren Einlassen darauf man wahlweise in einer größeren oder einer kleineren Untergruppe der jeweiligen Szene landen kann.

Sobald man diesen Zwang, sich krampfhaft einer Gruppe zugehörig empfinden zu wollen, aufgibt, beginnt die Fremdheit. Allerdings beginnt mit ihr auch die viel besagte Individualität.
In der Regel nimmt dieses Verhalten ab, sobald ein menschlicher Körper die Wachstumsphase beendet.
Durch die moderne Impulsflut wird dieses Verhalten jedoch über Strecken teilweise noch über Jahrzehnte aufrecht erhalten, wenn auch in vergleichbar geringeren Dosen.
Manch einer verlernt dieses Verhalten sogar nie - in Form derjenigen, die mit 50 oder im klassischen Rentenalter meinen, sie müssten in der Kleingartenkolonie die beste Laube, den bestausehendsten Rasen und die regelkonformste Idylle in ihrer Nachbarschaft haben.
Dem entsprechend ist auch die Qualität der geistigen Arbeit, die die Menschen hinterlassen - von wertloser Erziehung bis hin zu oberflächlicher Kultur.
Es ist als würden halbe Teenager die Kontrolle über wichtige Positionen, Vorbildrollen oder den Nachlass dieser Generation für die nächste übernehmen. - Und Teenager sind nicht von Konstanz oder besonderer Konsequenz geprägt. Ebenso wenig von Identifikation ohne bestimmte Materialien als Erkennungszeichen.



Dieser Text wurde verfasst im Rahmen einer Blogparade auf landlebenblog.org unter dem Motto "Ich war fremd".
Kleine Inspirationshilfe dazu lieferte der Zeitgeist-Blog.

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