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Israel and Iran love each other!

Israel and Iran love each other!

(at least the 99% over there)

Revolution

This is Ronny, and on his Facebook page he wrote (or israelovesiran.com):

Israel loves Iran

Israel loves Iran

«To the Iranian people, to all the fathers, mothers, children, brothers and sisters

For there to be a war between us, first we must be afraid of each other, we must hate. I’m not afraid of you, I don’t hate you. I don t even know you. No Iranian ever did me no harm. I never even met an Iranian. Just one in Paris in a museum. Nice dude.

I see sometime here, on the TV, an Iranian. He is talking about war. I’m sure he does not represent all the people of Iran. If you see someone on your TV talking about bombing you – be sure he does not represent all of us.

I’m not an official representative of my country. I m a father and a teacher. I know the streets of my town, I talk with my neighbors, my family, my students, my friends and in the name of all these people, we love you. We mean you no harm. On the contrary, we want to meet, have some coffee and talk about sports.

To all those who feel the same, share this message and help it reach the Iranian people. Ronny, tel aviv»

48 hours after Ronny posted the page (March 19th) he got answers from Iranians. As I write this (March 24th), he got over 30’500 likes. Here it is another campaign with over 6500 likes already:

Peace fingers

Peace fingers

Wow! I love to imagine how revolution spreads to Iran (again), from the Arabs to the Jews, finally to the christian and hindu world. All ending in one big r-evol-ution. Has it really started, the myth of 2012? The Change? Is evolution to bring mind on a new level? Families to unite over interreligious borders? Bringing peace to the Middle East? Nationalism is dead. It has to be!

Be tolerant! | Minaret ban – embarrassed to be a swiss

Minaret ban: Embarrassed to be a swiss

Minaret ban: Embarrassed to be a swiss

*me takes a deep breath*

Only one word to start with commenting the outcome of todays acclamation:

FEAR

This voting shows clearly how fear works in politics. I’m always surprided how simple it is. The message «Islam wants conquer Switzerland, Europe, the world and Minarets are the spearheads» get us on a level of lowest animal insticts and as fast as you can’t wink Christianity feel threatened with extinction. What a bullshit, today, in the year 2009!

Playing the claviature of fear: Minaret ban poster by the SVP-party

Playing the claviature of fear: Minaret ban poster by the SVP-party

On the other hand, a message like «America wants to dominate the world and Coca Cola tins are the bullets» works absolutely the same way. How surprising. I call this behavior our bioligical heritage and it works since hundreds of million years. If you know how to play this claviature of fear you don’t need any good rational arguments, you only need to fuel the animal interface.

Now, what really fears me ist the fact that this works on our level of education. This makes me thoughtful. In an evolutionary era where religions are going through their last jerks, because moral changes from dogmas to educational insights, we have such a backslide. But, that’s normal in evolution, unfortunately.

The convinience of belief systems  is that it gives you simple answers and you can, but don’t need to think for yourself. Even if one do, most will think in conditioned ways which leeds them to the conclusion, that they and their group is right and all others are wrong. Now fuel the animal interface with fear and you can go to war – no one will ask questions, they become fanatics. Since we know that we know nothing, all is belief – so it works with every belief system, whether religious, political, scientific or anything else like climate or Peak Oil discussion, e.g.

In this context you may want to read about the Dunning-Kruger effect on Wikipedia (The unskilled suffer from illusory superiority, rating his own ability above average). Please do, you may see public discussios from a different angle.

Polarization is what’s happening right now. When the force of separation breaks, as more apart the poles are the harder the clash will be. The secret of power is to balance between polarization and clash: Polarization to absorbe intellectual advance and clash to conquer to spread power (and heal economics, if you are clever. That’s why swiss citizens didn’t vote against export of weapons in another voting proposal today. What a crime in the year 2009! But I’m not sure it’s so clever in the end.)

Mosque at the Fort Al Hosn in Abu Dhabi (Zillertaler2000 at pixelio.de)

Mosque at the Fort Al Hosn in Abu Dhabi (Zillertaler2000 at pixelio.de)

To me the signs are obviously: Through polarization we’re hardening our belief systems which will lead in a collision. In combination with high tech (power of atoms, bio- and nanotech, etc) it could be disatrous – and I fear it will be. But I refuse to project my fear onto Minarets – my logic does not allow this. It’s like saying because Catholics doesn’t allow condoms and therefore the pope is a mass murderer (what is sadly true in times of AIDS), we tear down catholic spires to stop him/them.

The first approach I found on facebook.

If you like, read more about hard and soft systems in evolutionary context: Basic concept of Hinduism possibly the best believe system for future.

Cats’n’Rats

Cats’n’Rats

What are the earthly brains for fantastic controlling devices! Capable of learning everything. Well, maybe I should exclude the human ones.

Watching this video I just imagined these animals were Palestinians and Israelis, or Chinese and Tibetans, or … you name it.

 

This all could be so truly fun, if one would be willing to learn!

Barak Hussein Obama

Barak Hussein Obama
Michelle and Barak Obama

Michelle and Barak Obama

Just in case you missed it: America got a new president, and his middle name is Hussein. And he wants to talk with the world. He’s not a creationist. He’s not elitist. He seems to look for the root of problems. In a scientific manner. All this is just great I think.

But best of all, I think, is dear Michelle! What is the saying? Behind every great man there’s a greeat woman.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

So watch out Barak, big sister is watching you, and she ain’t swimm with the tide! While everyone is talking on hope for change, this is my biggest hope: That, should Mister Obama be of two mind after talking to the Neocons, Mrs Obama will haul him over the coals.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Especially if the dumb boys start playing their old game of longer, bigger and thicker… Maybe they find out for themselves that there is no need to kill if one talks to each other. Tolerance and sharing is the key to peace!

Be tolerant!

Be tolerant!

Be tolerant!

Just have a look at this picture I’ve found today. Isn’t it great? Although I’m not shure how well the pope is feeling. Anyway, the buddhist monk seems having a great time watching the others find a way to be tolerant… 🙂 !

You can download the original pdf here (link is dead). The campaign «week of the religions» was raised by www.iras-cotis.ch, an interreligious working group of Switzerland.

Der Spekulant

Der Spekulant

(sorry, all german)

Eine sehr interessante Arbeit habe ich auf www.derspekulant.info gefunden. Wer schon immer mal wissen wollte,

  • wie es sich verhält, wenn Gott ein Auto wäre und ein Mystiker, ein Wissenschaftler, ein Priester und ein Skeptiker darin Platz nehmen, oder
  • wie lange ein Affe auf einer Schreibmaschine tippen muss, bis der erste Einzeller entsteht, oder
  • wie die Evolution sich verhält, wenn Sony die Firma „Leben“ und der Mensch ihr Walk Man wäre,

sollte sich unbedingt die Zeit nehmen, diese Arbeit zu lesen.

Der Spekulant nähert sich auf unterhaltsame Weise in einfacher Sprache und simpler Logik dem Sinn des Lebens.

Viel Spass beim Lesen!