Monday, April 28, 2014

david graeber - inside occupy

OCCUPY soil, water and air = OCCUPY and thus SAVE the planet EARTH :-)


please do not think when on mauritius i do nothing all day long :-): i have just finished reading the so great book by david graeber - inside occupy.

damn, the current system can't last for too long because it completely destroys world's nature and resources, true? ok, so what could the 99% to do against the 1% who profit from current system most? well, david graeber tells us a lot about revolution, anarchy, anarchocapitalism, freedom, democracy, occupywallstreet (OWS) movement 2011, democratic ways of finding a consensus, about work (there is so much unneded work done at the moment) + wages + happiness, about better and sustainable societies => anarchocommunism .... just read it, it is 100% worth the time spent :-)

anarchy, freedom, communism are the solution = anarchocommunism :-)

anarchy = absence of control = not murder and violence at every corner as promoted by the mainstream media
freedom = base income for all => no existence related fear => great creativity of mankind possible
communism = from each according to his ability, to each according to his need (first used by louis blanc in 1851) = not the communism as known from the former soviet union (= jeder nach seinen möglichkeiten, jedem nach seinen bedürfnissen)
anarchocommunism = something like in a family or other small communities where people help each other and share common resources :-). you still remember jacque fresco and his resource and demand driven economy (without money)? don't you?
last but not least, let's ask plato :-)

anarchocapitalism?
source: here
source: here
source: hier

thus my friends: unite for global change + tat tvam asi => OccupyWallStreet + OccupyWarStreet + OccupyYourStreet + OccupyTogether = RealDemocracyNow :-)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

mauritius, giant shiva + 3 national parks

mauritius, part lll, our one day trip to the southern + central mauritius

the agony of choice: which pictures and whats insides should i share with you, my friends?

well, let's start with some kind of an agenda and select the pictures + stories later :-)
  • pineapple + sugar cane field
  • tamil (hindu) temple
  • city of curepipe
  • inactive volcano
  • water bassin / reservoir
  • giant shiva + hindu temples site
  • alexandra falls
  • black river gorges national park
  • 7 colored earth (chamarel national park)
  • etc
pineapple
tamil temple (hindu)
curepipe
inactive volcano
curepipe
curepipe
water bassin / reservoir
100 feet high shiva (30 m) in ganga talao


ganga talao ~ a holy hindu site
 alexandra falls, mt. cocotte, south coast
 black river peak ~ national park
 a tourist who stayed in mauritius till now :-)
chamarel national park ~ 7 colored earth
 a prisoner at mauritius
 the best of all wives
 west coast
a rainbow driven way back home to our hotel at the east coast in trou d'eau douce

read my impressions about mauritius in the main blog post here
see more pictures in my g+ album :-)

more coming soon ...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

flacq, mauritius, east coast

mauritius, part II 

after giving you some general information in my first post, let's continue with few pictures from the surroundings of our hotel at the windy east coast :-)

beaches in Trou D'eau Douce aka sweet waters

there is a coral reef where the waves break ... some 100-150m from the beach 
beaches in Trou D'eau Douce

on the way to flacq
bus station in flacq



drinking coffee + coconut milk at the bus station / city market cafe
the most mauritians are of indian origin, you know?
reduce, reuse, recycle :-)

back in the hotel ...
good night, mauritius 

more is coming soon (2 more day trips planned),,, if interested, you can find more pictures in my g+ album ~ enjoy :-)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

mauritius

greetings from the southern hemisphere :)
the southern hemisphere is special in many many ways, e.g. there are no nuclear weapons stationed. this is really special if you asked me. in the north we have nukes even in the historic city center of berlin or in the mini-country of liechtenstein :(. thus we feel very save here, so far away from nukes + (NATO's) armies ...

well, what to say about this tropical french speaking island in the indian ocean? first of all, it is only 40 km wide and 60 km long and it has 1.2 million people (it is above 600 per square kilometer, which is really really a lot). most of the citizens are of indian origin and creoles, if i can tell it after 2 days of being here.
what about its nature? well, the dutch have cleared almost all tropical forests because of ebony and other hard tropical wood and even mauritius' heraldic animal, the not flying bird dodo was eradicated by the sailors many, many years ago. so pity ... ok, there is a taxidermied bird and the famous stamp 'blue mauritius' in the museum of port louis, but it is not a real substitute, is it? the island is quite pretty + green anyway, because of its sugar cane plantations, lakes, nice hills (the highest mountain is the dark river peak in the southern part of mauritius with 828 meters above the sea level). i'm looking forward to learn more about the island on our planned day trips soon ...

let's go over to wikipedia in order to learn more about mauritius' history: [wikipedia on] ... The first Portuguese explorers found no indigenous people living on the island in 1507. The Dutch settled on the island in 1638 and abandoned it in 1710. Five years later, the island became a French colony and was renamed Isle de France. The British took control of Mauritius in 1810 during the Napoleonic Wars. The country remained under British rule until it became an independent Commonwealth realm on 12 March 1968 and a republic within the Commonwealth on 12 March 1992.  ... The island of Mauritius was the only home of the Dodo bird. The bird became extinct fewer than eighty years after its discovery. ... [wikipedia off]

enjoy few pictures from this so colorful island first and yes, there will be more pictures + insights later :-)
#OccupyMauritius

great value for money, our 3 star hotel silver beach in Trou D'eau Douce :-)
 
bed
so tasty + nice prepared food, maybe the best we have ever had on holidays, similar to the 5 star hotel in the dominican republic few years ago
 
 drinks
 
beach + mountains on the horizon
 
 
the south is colorful ... bus station in FLACQ
 

few more general insights on mauritius? ok, maybe about value for money down here? well, mauritius is not really poor (we have seen less beggars as we have in the centre of munich) and the most people smile or look relaxed as far as we can tell. even if the prices in the supermarkets are not very cheap (only a little bit cheaper as we have in the discount markets in munich) and the food in the streets is not cheap either (coconut a little bit more than 1 euro, coffee at the bus station kiosk 60 cents, a small peach lassi yogurt drink in the supermarket 50 cents ..... t-shirts about 5 euros, short pants maybe 7 - 8 euro). but what is really cheap here is public transport (30 minutes bus drive only 60 cents) and unbelievable cheap is labour. you can get a taxi driver for a whole day (incl. petrol) for only 70 euro. cheap labor is also the reason why there are so many waiters running around us, why there is every evening live music or a show in our hotel. the people here earn maybe between 250 euro (beginners in public sector?) up to 1,500 euro per month (good jobs in the private sector), the most of them probably between 500 tand700 euro a month .... it makes us feel so colonial, all the white folks being served by the dark skinned locals ,,,,, hmmm, it is a strange feeling, my dears but not too nice one i feel ... anyway, the second week came few young couples from india for their honeymoon and also few chinese tourist / businessmen, so it changed the situation a lot :-)

for my american + russian friends who are not used to euros, 1 EUR = 1.38 USD and 1 EUR = 49.89 rubles today
all in all, for me is mauritius more like asia than africa :o)

if interested, you can find more pictures in my g+ album ~ enjoy :-)

Monday, April 14, 2014

montagsdemo

back in 1989 in eastern germany, the monday demonstration started a system change. there were simply much too many people out there protesting against the socialist government.

yes, the monday demo aka montagsdemo is back. it was re-started in berlin 4 weeks ago and it is rising. it started with few people, then few hundreds, last week there were already 2,000 people (and ken jebsen was speaking [so great]) and the organisers expect 4,000 people today.what about the next easter week? well, there are the traditional protest marches for peace in germany and in berlin is andreas popp speaking about the reason of our warfare driven by the 1% and its corrupt politicians & mainstream media.

in munich, we have had the 2nd montagsdemo today and we have been about 250-300 protesters out there.

the main reason is the protest for peace, but if you asked me, it looks like our #occupy protest back in 2011. the mostly young protesters are basically against the government which rules completely against the public opinion ... just look what the main poster of the initiative says:
we are the people ... for peace with russia ... against financial-military-complex, no war for oil + gas ... #occupywallstreet #OWS

there were not many speeches today and the speaker have also not been too exercised, the only think i remember was the sentence from the berlin delegate jan: we are not left, we are not right, we are just people. ... hmmm, it seems they are against the 1%, aren't they?

besides our EDJM + occupy group, i could recognize only few leftist folks and the anons (anonymous munich) and yes, there were few strange looking folks out there ...

and there are many facebook groups out there (the original FB group) and the main event (in berlin). look at one of the slogans from one of the many groups, it sounds like re-occupy wallstreet, doesn't it?
source: here

btw, the organisers plan a real surprise for next week, a highly respected guest (i can't tell you the name as i had to swear i will keep the secret silent :-)

 
 
 
 
 
more pictures here

OWS, OccupyWallStreet + OccupyWarStreet + OccupyYourStreet + OccupyTogether = RealDemocracyNow :-)
auf geht's zur #Münchenermahnwache2014 ..#Münchenermahnwache2014 ... #mahnwache2014 für frieden und ein neues system (nicht nur eine neue regierung :-)

quelle: hier

ein spirituelle sicht auf das geschehen, krieg, geldsystem, politik, medien ~ wir müssen zuerst unseres bewußtsein ändern: HIER

eof

Sunday, April 13, 2014

gods are angry

what a day at zugspitze on sunday. well, it is a tradition of mine, to go to the snowy hills before 1st summer holiday of the year, to make the contrast of emotions snow vs. sun as big as possible .... what did the gods think about it us people? i'm not sure, but watch the pictures  from zugspitze made at MINUS 4 degrees celsius below ... what if i told you that on my way down from the top of germany even our cable car stopped in the tunnel with a brakes accident and we stayed for some 15 minutes without a move there, for some time even without any light?
anyway, next see-the-world aka travel update will hopefully come from the southern hemisphere ~ mauritius. the southern hemisphere is special by many ways, but do you know what is the most interesting one for me? there are NO NUCLEAR WEAPONS deployed in the south. hell, in the north we have nukes both in the old historic city centre of berlin and in the mini-country of  liechtenstein, but there are no damned nukes in the whole southern hemisphere? poor north, if you asked me :-)
two strange buddies:
 a sunny hole in the dark?
BMW xDrive + the chapel don't care about the weather
 
 down at lake eibsee http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2014/02/eibsee.html in grainau, finally :-)
more pictures here

eof