matrixmann: (Thinking)
What would somebody say who died 10 years ago about the fuss that takes place today?
In politics as well as society as well as technology - how things in general developed during the last decade?
Would he think "the better that I have died, that's even worse than when I was still alive"?
Or would he say "I should have stayed, just to try to make a change in all these things"?
What about somebody who killed himself?
Would he be happy about his deed?
Would he scream in horror how the world has become, compared to 10 years ago?
What would his words be about Facebook, about streaming, about the current state the world is in - the economical crisis, the West's fight with Russia, the war in Syria, Libya, newly grown information sources that didn't exist back then?
Also, what would he say about culture, about current trends? About the rise of German Schlager, the dropping in the background of Hiphop, the rise of softened Electro House and the current remake mania in Hollywood?
What would he say if he heard that now it's a trend for the lost youth to travel to the Middle East and play "Call Of Duty" for real - voluntarily?

Sometimes it would be better if someone was alive again who didn't follow all these developments, just to give you a more distanced opinion, free from the political correctness of today, free from the frames and shapes which society and public likes to think in during current times.
Having been gone opens a door to potentially give you new ideas. Ideas you wouldn't have if you talked to somebody who's a child of his time and narrow-minded as the current episode is.
Too long ago may become a problem as the changes over 20 and 30 years or more are too huge for someone to comprehend in a small amount of time. There would be the danger of becoming overwhelmed by impressions.
Many things changed in a longer episode of time.

But even during the last 10 years, you have some things which totally took a major development, while you have others where you would say "business as usual". Nothing has changed.
The stupification of mankind hasn't stopped, quite the opposite, it has increased. Through the invention of smartphones and social media shifting from a text-based to a photo- and video-based issue. Bullying and mobbing hasn't vanished from the face of the earth, its results only have become quieter and no-one talks about it anymore loudly. Children themselves don't take a gun into their hands anymore nessecarily to make it known.
Adults don't have more time for their offspring, they even whip themselves some more and force themselves onto their place of work.
Poverty didn't disappear. And the rich have even grown richer than they used to be.
The only thing that maybe has become different, making an interesting change in the pack of cards, that keeping secrets has become more critical for the states. Not only is it more of an importance for them to survive than before, but also the means to do it need to scatter because it is more likely that somebody might get something out and show it to the public. Not all people entrusted with confidential information still agree on or are convinced of keeping their secrets anymore.
Also, there has grown an echo chamber which specialized in picking these things up and spread it as their own propaganda, just like you're used to it from the notorious usual suspects.
This changes the game of what to believe and what not to believe.

Someone who died earlier and was sick of this system might find its joy with the new circumstances...
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
...die Leute sollen sich wieder einen Lebensmittelvorrat für ca. 10 Tage und Trinkwasser für mindestens 5 Tage zulegen. Inklusive die staatlichen und allgemeinen übergeordneten Strukturen sollen sich ebenfalls höhere Kapazitäten und Vorkehrungen für den Notfall zulegen.

Ist das wieder die reine Angstmache vor der russischen Förderation oder hat dort jemand etwas vor?
Oder hört dort jemand das Ende seiner Versorgungsstrukturen läuten?


5 April 2016 09:51 am
matrixmann: (Ready)
The EU made a contract with Turkey about "returning" refugees from Greece and keeping future ones from their island. Well, not even beginning to talk about how much it disregards international conventions they hold up in high esteem if it suits them and that it qualifies for the term "human trafficking" - a look on the map should give you another error in this wannabe-"well thought out" plan.
They always told how much they don't want those people that come from the Balkans, but where are the Balkans? Are they East and South of Turkey? No, they aren't.
Who comes from the Balkans doesn't need to go via Turkey. He already is positioned far ahead on the route. And just returning them to their homey countries doesn't make them not reappear again, as practice shows. Who stops you in these states after what the NATO has left of Yugoslavia? It is rather likely you find help in this over there because of the powers the West liked to work together with in this conflict.
So, what use is it to lock out only those refugees which flee from the warzones you created, when just a big chunk of those who also want to come already sit far behind that border you're trying to close?
Much more, if you don't have the personnel and the time to get a hold of dispatching these?
matrixmann: (Waiting for command)
Change to the concept needs to be laid down in time, otherwise it might be possible that time overtakes and it will be too late.
Many empires didn't recognize that point, even fought back against it. Who says that this cannot happen again? Who says everything that is known today still will be known in a hundred years? Who says that breakdowns which happen every few centuries cannot happen today anymore?
Who says that all people involved are that smart to avoid that?
There was a time where European countries fought against each other and longed for superior power in the the continent. The European project that is known today which finds its roots after WWII is a stark contradiction to that behavior. Who says they can't fall back to that through certain disputes that couldn't be agreed on a solution?
Who says that a country with a history only up to 250 years old, not counting the several inner disputes in between, could not suddenly break apart?
Who would have thought that affinities that lasted for hundreds of years suddenly would end in growing enmity only because of interferences of external powers that barely know anything about the history of that places?
Can someone really predict what'll happen to the world as you know it these days?
Nothing of that is written. Everything stays in a dynamic, and the more people exist the more the spiral of conflicts and changes seems to spin faster into a development that its original creators didn't mean to come so soon that they could still experience it.
They try to think that they can build a kingdom that outlasts at least their lifetime so they can build a nice existence garnished with privileges and securities that guarantee them a living in the lap of luxury.
But they underestimate the driving force behind their luxury and what it brings to all other people which can't live by that standard.
The misery they generate with their way of living and the disagreements these oligarchs even have among themselves creates the atmosphere of hate, turmoil, which creeps closer to end their existence.
If they like to stay caught up in this collision on interests, try to sit it out, it will be hate they sowed themselves which will overwhelm them - once more, like the immobility struck down the former enemies of these interest groups.
matrixmann: (Waiting for command)
Watch the world go down...
You won't know when the next revolution knocks on the door. You won't know when the next big change in the world is pending and stands on the brink of claiming what it wants.
You'll only notice when you're in the middle of it.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
"The storms of fate cause misery for many, and few will be able to calm them once they start."

Leknaat, Suikoden II

matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
On the occasion of another climate summit: If you wanna do nature a real favor, mankind needs to stop living like a lord and draw on unlimited resources - and not just China, India and all those countries which now start to develop to the standard of the so-called "first world countries".
They also need to stop in the West to regard it as a self-evidence to use and throw away, to regard it as a justified measure to invent new things, cut out the old ones and produce the new ones like there is no end only because they can't reach new economic growth with producing the old equipment, and to produce worse things like energy saving lamps instead of regular bulbs made of glass, plate and tungsten only because some lobbyist with no specialized knowledge says they're environmentally more acceptable.
Above all, as radical and evil as it seems, mankind needs to put on serious thought to the fact that their wasteful lifestyle isn't able to be reached by all people in the world if the world contains more than 7 billion people. Either you can continue and have the least percentage of the human world have access to this standard of living, or you need to step down and live very basic from what the industrialized world currently calls its "normality", or there can only be at the most 2 billion people throughout the world which live like that so the resources they consume is enough for this mass taken from one planet. As it neither is healthy for the earth as well as for other planets to exploit their resources of metal ore, nor it is going to cause the world a lot of joy being contamined by radiation that exists throughout space.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Quote from this one a while ago:

Ideas about an invasion into Syria on the part of Turkey exist?

Strangely enough, up until noon today news popped up about a march-in of regular Turkish troops into Northern Iraq. Officially, they're supposed to be 130 men for training Pershmerga fighters, but in fact it is said it's a complete tank battalion with vehicles and all.

Regarding this a while back - you know what to do with it.

And the saddest thing is, Western NATO countries have nothing else to do than agreeing on pointless and chaotic military campaigns which are damned to end in another fiasco and obviously one of the true players from behind-the-scenes they leave be and let do whatever he wants. Because of the refugees, the European countries even show up to bow down before the Turkish government to beg them to prevent them from entering their living space.
But they always tell it's "Ivan" Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin who's an aggressor...

If he is an aggressor, then what the fuck is this supposed to be?
matrixmann: (Yuber Suikoden I)
The Schengen Agreement can also be temporarily suspended. There is no need or must for it to be active for all eternity. If the situation demands it...
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Some are still busy with digesting everyday's unfairness and sorrowing for being betrayed by the world and the state, while others have already understood: You're in the phase of managing the crimes and there's no need to feel betrayed over anything anymore.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
It seems to appear that now is a time where all the sins of the Western world that they commited on the rest of the planet during the last 30 years (at least) come raining down on them.
matrixmann: (Yuber Suikoden I)
Maybe that's one small reason why Merkel acts the way the she acts: Saving the European Union that her poltical mentor erected. Not being the one who takes the key, locks the door and switches the lights off.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Something that can also call "phony": German journalism talks like "those evil countries in Europe which erect fences and barbed wire to decrease the stream of refugees flooding their countries", but on the other hand the government that pays them and leaves them room to express the points of view, that doesn't forcefully switch to the test pattern whenever they raise their voice, it is there at the front giving aid and supporting those countries through the means of the EU to build measures to decimate the flow. They even send personnel or they send troops of Frontex which contains part of their personnel, and there is no caring about human rights or anything else that's not in the interest of their state.
What problem is there to honestly name this?
Or doesn't it suit the one who writes the agenda?
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
It's possible for enterprises from the EU to sell their food production to Africa for dumping prices. But inside the EU they tell the prices for their products are kept way too low through the competition with the Eastern and Southern European countries, they can't live on it.


22 October 2015 09:03 am
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
People feel it what's coming.
At the moment, they unbelievingly try to resist to face the recognition. As well as the consequences that it would hold.
There's nothing else they could do except repressing it because, not only would it mean a deviation from their daily habits in a perhaps radical manner, but also finding themselves in a world they're absolutely helpless against.
That for human brain rather prefers to live in a lie and pretend to itself it's moving. To avoid the traumatic consequence it would mean when someone is unable to help or move himself.
And, realistically, this impression of helplessness is even correct.
What can they do at all to stop the big boss powers that form their surroundings from making them sick?
Except for violence executed in a mass-manner there's nothing they could do - because in every other manner these people got the greater resources and the greater selection for choice to hide themselves somewhere from the rage of them.
But violence nobody easily likes to take in as a measure.
Also, it would speak against everything socialization taught them.
So the general issue remains unsolved...
...until the very day where it can't be pushed away anymore.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
War techniques change from army to structural war.
No area is restricted anymore.
From finances to markets to people to food to supply to natural resources, even to patents and to environmental standards, as well as known corruption, doping, tax evasion, known connections, drug traffic, weapon sales, international fraud - all of these territories have been approved to be used to cause another fraction damage which doesn't follow the desired order.
The ones fought on shall not realize what's going on until they're very much drowning in the soup. They shall be kept at a state until it's too late to notice. And, even if they understand whose fire they're under, they shall be kept too helpless to practically do anything against the scattered fire they've been put on.
Let them sleep until they've been surrounded and until they realize there are too many fronts to deal with at one time.


28 August 2015 03:47 pm
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
...You know why ordinary people can suddenly turn into racists and preachers of hate?
If you keep telling the poor for decades it's their own fault that they got no job, if you restrict from any kind of investment into these parts of the population and if you even try to cut down their breadline while your economy has no jobs to offer or none which one can live on, plus if your politics are about to erase the middle class - and then suddenly masses of people flood the area which arrived through the use of illegal means, through the use of resources which seem dubious to the locals because they couldn't even afford them themselves in an indutrialized country, and these immigrated people now experience a treatment which the local poor people had been demanding for decades, but always had been denied, that's the material that makes them a raging mob.


24 July 2015 05:36 am
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
A hardship it is if you got a tree full of cherries and if you harvest them, you can't go to the store, deliver them and get yourself a few bugs for the load.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
The same things that happened at the closure of the GDR are what happens now to Greece: Generation of a power vaccuum, in which liberation of the market in favor of big international enterprises takes place, domestic businesses die and, because of the situation that unfolds in the country, well-educated and young personnel move out to abroad, preferably those countries which are considered safe - the Western European countries.
And the Western European countries laugh in their sleeve for external people covering their shortage of skilled workers, while themselves undervalue these and let them know each minute of their being that they regard them as some kind of primitive subhuman that needs to be educated.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Some time one should realize that things can also run without the established institutions. There is a world that existed before the IMF and there's going to be a world after the IMF.
One shouldn't plague himself by refusing to perceive that this is so.

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