Sunday, March 26, 2017

cadolzburg ~ politics then and now

our next station in franconia? cadolzburg, the small sleepy medieval city with castle, old watchtower, nice timber framing houses ...
the most impressive insight? there have been clever politicians working for their people many years ago out there!. just read what the former mayor, hans brandstätter, provided to his city: train line, watchtower, water conduit, electric power + school, ... we miss politicians of this determination today, don't we?
 castle cadolzburg
1157 - 2017 = 860 years old and still healthy :o)
mayor hans brandstätter
old city gate
watchtower
 the church
at the mill schwadermühle was local farmers market today

franken, fränkisch, frankonia ~ more pictures here.
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

zirndorf ~ alice in wonderland

what a nice weekend in franconia (franken, frankenstein?). first we visited a amateur musical 'alice in wonderland, new story' by friends of us (STS youngster department) in zirndorf, which was a crazy + funny + professional performance and we laughed a lot ... and yes, they have beautiful girls on stage :-)

after the event we had great dinner at a small greek restaurant out there. like nuremberg (nürnberg), zirndorf is also a nice medieval franconian (fränkisch) city, but of course much much smaller.
our top performer, gina ;-)
  • if you have no target, then every way leads there (wenn du kein ziel hast, dann führen alle wege dorthin)
  • the caterpillar helped me to ask who i am. the cat taught me to go where the life directs me. the knight showed me there are heroes in our life. finally, the rabbit taught me that the time runs fast and when a moment flies away, we never ever can bring it back.
 
medieval zirndorf
the small greek guy ~ nice greek restaurant with great food + atmosphere, but not cheap
the local zirndorf brewery ~ brauerei zirndorf
kirche im dorf lassen? so true :-)
the bakery götz
i'm not sure why i like franconia that much. is it the timber framing house build style (fachwerkhaus), the beautiful nature, my franconian friends or the good experience i've had in 1996 working in nuremberg for almost 1 year? well, maybe all of that :-)

franken, fränkisch, franconia ~ more pictures here.
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bagan - myanmar (burma)

our next stop after yangon? easy, it was the ancient temple city of bagan.
  • for us was old bagan very similar to cambodia's 1700 km far Angkor Wat because of the hot and dry climate, sands soil and also similar friendly + tolerant buddhist population. anyway, the monuments were completely different even as they were built almost in the same time (9th - 12th century a.d.)
  • the are 2,227 monuments right now, before the earthquake in 1975 there were 4,000+ budhist monuments (stupa vs. temple vs. pagoda)
  • our favorite monuments? here are few of them: the biggest dhammayan gyi pagoda, the highest thatbyinnyu phaya, the hindu one, the 920 years old #1056 was probably our nicest climbing adventure, the indian style ananda temple, swezigon pagoda, the #1686 especially inside (close to the biggest temple), buphaya at the jetty and riverside restaurants, manuha phaya,... don't worry about these strange names, you will find for sure your own favorite temple where you spent your nice & valuable time..... 
  • my dears, forget baloon, boat, horse, bicycle and taxi: the small chinese e-kes are the way to explore this UNESCO cultural heritage. just don't forget the helmet for your own safety ;-). well, for the best of all wives and me it was better to take one e-bike for two as it made our communication easy and we could spontaneously decide where to stop and where to turn next.
e-bike ist the way how (tourist) mobility works in bagan or you could try to fly :-)
sunrise over bagan






relaxing in our hotel kumudara pagoda view

good-bye bagan, buddhas & bikes
more pictures here.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

prof. mausfeld - Die Angst der Machteliten vor dem Volk

prof . rainer mausfeld bei IPPNW (klick!), februar 2017

superinteressanter vortrag vom prof. rainer mausfeld über historische ENTWICKLUNG der volksverblödung (= mentalvergiftung) seitens sogenannter 'eliten' um aus ehemals mündigen bürgern eine apathische, abgelenkte, nichtdenkende masse (= 'volk') zu bilden, welche sich höchstens für sport- und comics-seiten der tageszeitungen interessiert (big brother, bauer sucht frau, promi-dschungelcamp, DSDS & co. gehen gerade noch, oder?) und welche die demokratie mit abwerfen der stimme in eine wahlurne begräbt ...

quelle kenFM bei youtube .... aus dem inhaltsverzeichnis:

00:01:20 Die Metapher von den Schafen und dem Hirten: Die Beziehung zur Demokratie von unten und von oben betrachtet

00:14:25 Eliten und ihre Herrschaftstechniken: Psychische und physische Machtausübung - Basisideologie von Soft-power als Rechtfertigungsideologie

00:29:33 Volk und Elite: Warum das Volk zum eigenen Wohle belogen werden soll

00:36:54 Affektive und kognitive Mentalvergiftung, um Kritik am Zentrum der Macht zu verunmöglichen - Falschwörter und Denuziationsbegriffe

00:45:50 Die amerikanische Ideologie des Exzeptionalismus

00:55:12 Meinungsmanipulation: Aktualindoktrination - Propaganda in den Medien. Tiefenindoktrination - Schulsysteme im Sinne der Herrschaftsideologie

01:00:44 Tiefenindoktrination: Benevolenz - die Idee vom selbstlosen Imperium zur Durchsetzung des hegemonialen Anspruchs

01:13 - 01:15 - nato osterweiterung und gefahr eines 3-ten weltkriegs, den usa gegen rußland anzetteln könnten und somit europa als atomares schlachtfeld opfern würden :-( ==> west-, süd, mittel-, nord- und ost- EUROPÄER, bitte aufwachen und zusammen mit rußland für europäische sicherheit sorgen ....

01:18:13 Tiefenindoktrination: Repräsentative Demokratie zur Abwehr von Demokratie und Unsichtbarmachung alternativer Demokratiekonzeptionen

01:28:01 Aufklärung vs Gegenaufklärung: Humanitärer Universalismus und die Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen Neoliberalismus und Faschismus

01:30 - 01:38 - PFLICHTLEKTÜRE - die echten machteliten sind unsichtbar (großkonzerne, lobbyisten & co.), das volk wählt seine hirten nur noch aus verschiedenen repräsentanten der machteliten ;o(, verrechtlichung der organisierten kriminalität der besitzenden klasse (steuerrecht, CETA, TTIP, neoliberalismus, ...). adios frankreich 1789 = die gleichwertigkeit aller menschen ... die machteliten haben kein intersse den weg der zerstörung der gesellschaft und natur aufzugeben, die weltrettung kann nur von UNS von UNTEN kommen!

Prof. Mausfeld hat noch eine Ausarbeitung des Vortrags mit einigen zusätzlichen Ergänzungen und ausführlichen Quellenhinweisen erstellt. Die Ausarbeitung ist unter diesem Link verfügbar: (Demokratie-Management durch Soft Power-Techniken) HIER
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

stop NATO, stop WAR

the title says it all :-)

enjoy few pictures from anti NATO, anti WAR protest in munich concerning the so called 'security' conference ('SiKo'). the original name in 1963, wehrkundetagung (military congress) explains what is the NATO dominated meeting of industry + politics about ...
well, we have been about 3,000 to 4,000 activists, some of us organized in various peace organizations, some others unorganized ...
peace and love instead of NATO+WAR? what a great idea :-)
throw NATO into the trash bin :-)
these ukrainian folks were not part of the peace protest movement ... they probably love the war in eastern ukraine :-( 
the final event after the march around the conference place in the noble hotel bayerischer hof was at the marienplatz
super speech from lisa fitz / und hier ist die superrede von lisa fitz

more pictures here
last year's event here
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

yangon / myanmar (rangoon / burma)

our next stop after singapore was yangon, the biggest city of myanmar, former known as rangoon and burma.
  • myanmar, the golden land, which we would probably call the land of the everywhere lying waste today
  • yangon? well, it is a 5 million souls metropole where all maynmar's nations & religions co-exist close to each other, i would say peacefully co-exist...
  • there are many, many huge rivers in yangon, just see the picture where 3 of them merge together
  • my most interesting experience? the trash hero myanmar action: cleaning of the botataung jetty => thank you folks for making the planet a better place :-)
and yes, don't miss our next stop bagan.

... yangon/myanmar ... more coming soon or never ...
botataung pagoda (botahtaung)
what a tourist attraction, two europeans :-)
in the streets of yangon
shwedagon pagoda
good-bye, shwedagon pagoda
two of us
sule pagoda
the botataung jetty, the place where our beautiful ship hotel was :-)
what about a 'how to' video from trash hero facebook page? here we GO
 the yangon river is not the biggest one in yangon, if you asked me :-)
on board of the vintage luxury yacht hotel, which was not much more expensive than the hostel we have had in yangon after we came back from bagan
swastika = symbol of good luck

more yangon pictures here
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