This time the documentary of Erwin WagenhoferLets Make Money caught my attention.
It presents the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about money “creation”, stock and effect upon ordinary people’s lives over time and worldwide. At the same time, it is shocking and chilling although all of us have already realized the consequences upon our lives. Nevertheless, it offers (or it would hopefully do) some kind of awareness -even to the most keen supporters of liberalism, and of its evolved and harsher version, neoliberalism- on the financial, social and political events that take place because of banks, World Bank in particular, the whole financial/ economic system together with the elite (1%), all of them against the people (99%).
Image is a powerful tool but equally is speech and words (logos in Greek). The deeper meaning is that, if someone is an “average citizen” in one of the dominant (or of THE dominant) countries, is convicted to be a “little man” and to bear the corresponding consequences, according to Hermann Scheer. (at about 1:46:00)
One important reason for this posting is also relative to the article about Panama Papers. The documentary is, among others, a proof that all tax heavens, capitalism, poverty and exploitation are existing and are globally known. It also proves that corruption is a lot bigger, deeper and higher than presented by the Media. Capitalism is the corruption and is lethal because it constitutes the core and the essence of international institutions which affect the fates of countries and people. It is the whole system which is corrupted and not just some individuals, even if these are prime ministers and presidents. The long hand of propaganda and of “consensus manufacturing”, aims to smear some (or many, it doesn’t make any difference) in order to disorient social resentment and opinion. Yet, there are people -humans- all over the world who think that their “fate” is to be poor and exploitable.
Curiously enough, they live in “prosperous” and “civilized” western countries.
Can’t wish “enjoy”.
It is more appropriate to write: THINK and ACT.
PS: As my research for the whole version with English subtitles proved a bit tricky, I quote here one extra link … just in case! http://www.veoh.com/watch/v22189967GR4CQTPZ
These are the only whole versions with English subtitles I found and they both work in my computer systems.
Maybe they are the same, maybe not. In case you can’t open one or both of them (cause of compatibility or software problems) here is the first part in YouTube. If problems occur, do not hesitate to contact in order to search together for a solution.
I started writing under the wish/need to note down some of my thoughts concerning the facts that we hear, see or live about the people who leave their countries (massively at this point) and become refugees or migrants or whatever-bs-their-namers-call-them-in-order-to-serve-their-own-interests. Beyond the image, under the isothermic blanket or the tent, deeper than frostbite and hunger, which they meet during their trip, there are HUMANS. Mercy!
Massiveness seems to distort, to water the understanding of people on what it means one’s forced separation, trip and finally wretched presence, thousands of miles away from home. Perspective is lost and I admire those who act, react and offer by participating actively. Thought produce thoughts and together with humanconcernand interest inglobal issues, apart from whys and hows about the course and willful struggle of refugees, I questioned certain countries’ reactions with (apparently but you never know) prominent, Austria. Here, today, I want to confess that no matter now many years will pass (as it seems), there will always be something which will surprise me, which will find me unaware and will let me speechless, and which will draw all over my world a giant black question mark: Evil, malice, badness. Theories and philosophies about human nature, kindness and culture, pale in front of malice. I don’t know if some good person has defined it once and forever. In my understanding and senses it’s chilling because it lacks reason and I would never comprehend it even if I’d try. It’s above me. It slips my mind. Why would someone want to be bad? If he doesn’t want, he won’t; as simple as that.
Less strict persons say that bad souls are a by-product of some misery, lack, trauma, complex or imbecility (which seems probable although not for all cases). Seriously?! So, the rest of us, normal good people, we are all happy all the time, full, come from ideal environments and upbringings and we are geniuses? You, bad, may suffer from something else; do you have to become “dirty-soul”?
To return to the global drama which takes place before our eyes (and everywhere in the world but we don’t normally learn about it unless it becomes massive and Media “appropriate”). Once it happened to you to become “dirty-soul”, is it necessary to also become a politician or a person with influence and/or authority and to use people as if they were rubbish? Why you, sub-human, don’t try to do the same to others, more powerful than you (individuals or states)?
The conclusion is that some statements and declarations are beyond limits of politics and interests and enter the sphere of raw and overt evil, which might have no clear (or unclear) reason but it always has disastrous results – to a smaller or bigger extent.
At the same time and in parallel with the obvious, whatever takes place in a political level works destructively upon less resistant minds and more shaky moralities, because it acquits violence (covert or not) from human to human and allows its externalization which might were suppressed or masked because of social conventions. Well, social conventions and contracts seem to have become toilet papers – the nearest to political correctness term available. Woe for humanity if the same become sensitivity, empathy, compassion, understanding, kindness and finally logic. It is useful to know though, that:
Millions of refugees are hosted in countries outside “enlightened” Europe (and West), for years. For “civilized” countries and their Media they appear as nonexistent. The only images which are allowed to reach us are those which serve propaganda.
For ages, migrants enter Europe or EU, they are often exploited or marginalized or demonized. However, they live a better life … than death. More rarely, they really live their dream.
Suddenly, for Austria, FYROM and other “over-civilized”, migrants stink and likewise do refugees. Nowadays, when there are no lower jobs left and no funds can feed their so-called hospitality and solidarity, they throw them all in the lions’ den.
The massive exodus of Syrian citizens is useful for the West because it stripped the country as well as the demonized Assad. No matter how many elections or reforms he makes, the absent population will be the strong card for the Westerns and “opposition”.No, we are not all Charlie or Paris suddenly. It is certain though that we are all migrants or refugees under circumstances. The only condition needed is an economic crisis, like in Greece for example but not limited, or our violent uprooting. But it’s unlike, isn’t it? Sure..!
Exactly as unlike as it were for the about 5 millions of Syrians just a few years ago.
«INTRODUCTION: Conflict, persecution, generalized violence and violations of human rights continued to cause forced displacement around the world during the first six months of 2015. Fighting across parts of the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa have continued into the first half of the year, resulting in millions of individuals being forced to flee either within or outside their country»