Saturday, April 27, 2019

plant trees, save the planet and do NOT wait for SOMEONE else :-)

lets plant trees and save the world (not just the climate 😄)

the hot and dry weather seams to be worse and worse every year => lets try to plant more trees and renaturate forests wherever we can. i tried it again this weekend and planted 4 trees in the weakest part of the nearby forest in lochham. as there should be at least some rain in the next few days are the chances to survive for my trees quite good, if you asked me.

my dears, i was so happy to see that at least one of the golden acacia trees i've planted few years ago survived and has grown to a quite big and thick tree left from the chapel below. what a nice feeling 💃
this 4 fellows (maple, spruce, cherry tree & rowan) from our flowerpots & garden place above our subterranean garage, where they couldn't grow much longer, are looking forward to see their new habitat 💚
all my trees will grow close to this chapel in lochham
good luck, mr. spruce

my dears, thank goodness i'm not alone in my efforts. new zealand wants to plant 1 billion trees to fight the climate change (source HERE), sadhguru motivated 160 million people to plant trees (besides river banks) in his #rallyforrivers action in india (#saveourrivers, i mentioned that action already ... and supported it a little bit financially) and there are many, many people around the globe devoted to saving our planet's resources, you know?
on the way back i've collected some garbage into a plastic bag, so our forest is a little bit cleaner than it was yesterday ...
why am i doing stuff like that? it was a very simple consideration few years ago. i felt that we people cannot continue to destroy our nature and that someone should save it. but WHO is SOMEONE? this simple question helped me to recognize that me, you and all of us should help to improve our natural environment and we should not wait for someone else :-). easy, isn't it?

irgendjemand sollte die natur / die welt retten. WER ist IRGENDJEMAND? ich, du, jeder von uns ... so einfach ist das thema 😇

eof

Friday, April 26, 2019

brave new world ~ aldous huxley

after orwell's 1984 is huxley's brave new world the next logical consequence, isn't it? #FreeAssange
source of the picture + of short overview about few famous dystopias HERE (www.inktank.fi)

in the last few months and weeks i've often thought about george orwell's novel 1984. about aldous huxley's brave new world, too. i've read those books last year or 2 years ago and the current occurrences in germany + the (western) world remember me more and more about a probably final stage of planet destruction and total slavery for the most of us as prophesied in those books :-(. 

censorship-article 13 (upload filter for internet content) in name of copy rights protection; PAG (polizeiaufgabengesetz); DSVGO - content providers & business participants control/selection in name of data privacy protection; termination of the INF treaty by trump's administration => (nuclear) armament in name of safety; julian assange, (edward snowden) surveillance by NSA & Co., chelsea manning, .... => heroes go to prison and war criminals (obama, EU) get nobel prizes for peace and laugh down on us from their stellar and seemingly safe spheres; massive debt and financial mess with 'quantitative easing' + negative interest rates (creation of wealth and prosperity by money printing press) + mostly uncovered cryptocurrencies; wars in name of humanitarian aid & democracy & human rights; destruction of nature in name of CO2 / climate protection; poison in food & water & air & soil (monsanto's roundup + glyphosates, pesticides, antibiotics ...); gender agenda; fake news by mainstream media ... there happens currently so much what in my opinion is an insult of average human intelligence & commons sense ....

sadly i can't understand why almost all of my colleagues and most people around me stay so calm and relaxed? do they not see all the mess coming upon us? or is maybe my own perception wrong and our world is in its best shape ever? => who knows?

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what about aldous huxley's dystopian novel brave new world (first published in 1932) itself? well, at least it was much, much nicer and easier to read as 1984. probably because it described a society where everyone have had (or at least could have) a lot of sex and all the folks were conditioned since their (artificially controlled) procreation and birth to love what their later destiny would be ... so were e.g. the later steelworkers and miners conditioned to love the heat, every group member loved to belong to its own group, etc. & etc.

==> thus all of the epsilons, deltas, gammas, betas and alphas got their proper appointments according to their needs. and yes, there was enough bread and circuses, too. last but not least, if something seemed to go wrong, there was soma, a pill which turned every 'wrong' or dangerous feeling / thought to system compatible happiness. well, only the villain from the mexican jungle could challenge this self-complacent (selbstzufrieden) society ...


there were also many interesting movies which painted similar pictures of future totalitarian society as huxley in his famous novel: the polish seksmisja (from 1984. what a coincidence. or a purpose?), the giver (der hüter der erinnerung) produced in 2014 by the weinstein company and based on lois lowry's novel from 1993, hunger games, ...

just in case you ask yourself why am i writing stuff like that: nein, jaro will nicht mehr die ganze welt retten. sie teilweise zu verstehen und selber paar kleine gute dinge tun ist schon genug 😊.

more coming soon or never ....

george orwell ~ 1984

will orwell's dystopia (= negative utopia) 1984 finally become reality soon? who knows? #FreeAssange

in the last few months and weeks i often think about george orwell's novel 1984. about aldous huxley's brave new world, too.
i've read those books last year or 2 years ago and the current occurrences in germany + the (western) world remember me more and more about a probably final stage of planet destruction and total slavery for the most of us as prophesied in 1984 :-(
source of the picture and of 13 famous quotes from the novel: HERE (www.inktank.fi)

PAG (polizeiaufgabengesetz); censorship-article 13 (upload filter for internet content) in name of copy rights protection; DSVGO - content providers & business participants control/selection in name of data privacy protection; termination of the INF treaty by trump's administration => (nuclear) armament in name of safety; julian assange, (edward snowden) surveillance by NSA & Co., chelsea manning, .... => heroes go to prison and war criminals (obama, EU) get nobel prizes for peace and laugh down on us from their stellar and seemingly safe spheres; massive debt and financial mess with 'quantitative easing' + negative interest rates (creation of wealth and prosperity by money printing press) + mostly uncovered cryptocurrencies; wars in name of humanitarian aid & democracy & human rights; destruction of nature in name of CO2 / climate protection; poison in food & water & air & soil (monsanto's roundup + glyphosates, pesticides, antibiotics ...); gender agenda; fake news by mainstream media ... there happens currently so much what in my opinion is an insult of average human intelligence & commons sense ....

sadly i can't understand why almost all of my colleagues and most people around me stay so calm and relaxed? do they not see all the mess coming upon us? or is maybe my own perception wrong and our world is in its best shape ever? => who knows?

what about George Orwell's dystopian novel nineteen eighty-four (1984) itself? btw, why 1984? maybe because g. orwell begun to write it in 1948. it was first published in 1949. this book describes a gloomy outlook for the world in 1984 when according to wikipedia's summary "... the most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda."

i've got a copy in german and thus could understand orwell's "newspeak" probably better than i would in english original. no matter if orwell was a freemason who blatted out the 'elites' plans for the world as many conspiracy theorists believe or just has published his own concerns, it was a really interesting reading anyway.
but it was undoubtably not a nice reading for me. i actually felt set back to 1988 just before i escaped from the than socialistic and totalitarian czechoslovakia. orwell's concepts of "doublethink", "thoughtcrime", the unchallengeable communist "party" (there have been 2 or 4 additional political pro forma parties allowed and present in the parliament in czechoslovakia, but without any significance), "big brother" aka party leader, "thought police" aka secret police SB (no, we had no CIA/ KGB in czechoslowakia), "room 101", manipulation of the past .... no wonder that winston smith, the protagonist of orwell's novel hated the party, the system and rebelled against it. unfortunately without any success :-(
the theatre in london where this goerge orwell's story was played (each and every day? only when my youngest daughter + me have been there in 2014?)
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"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell

more coming soon or never.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

kloster birkenstein (monastery)

the birkenstein monastery from 1673 + its pilgrimage church (wallfahrtskirche) in fischbachau was a really great positive surprise after we spent a wonderful day on a hiking tour to the breitenstein mountain (1622 m) in the bavarian alps.
kloster + wallfahrtskapelle birkenstein, 1710 - 2010
1673 + 1702

it was so strange, quiet, nice and interesting here. unfortunately, we didn't find the place where we could fill our bottles with the healing spring water (especially good for the eyes), mostly because our daughters were really tired and wanted to go home fast ... well, a reason more to come back here soon :-)

enjoy few pictures from this mystical place:
there are (at least) 3 chapels on two floors there
ground floor
first floor

so, let's leave the monastery for now and walk back to our parking place in fischbachau.
house st. hildegard
cafe seidl
restaurant oberwirt
more pictures here
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breitenstein, 1622 m, bavarian alps

what to do on a beautiful easter day? of course, let's climb up some of the wonderful mountains in the bavarian alps. this time we have met all 4 family members together and started in fischbachau to reach 3 hours later the breitenstein mountain (1622 m)
the view from breitenstein 1622 m to the wendelstein 1838 m

enjoy few pictures from our challenging and beautiful hiking tour:
bucheralm behind us
 this is the lower peak of the breitenstein massif
 
wendelstein in front of us
 hubertushütte
last few steps to the breitenstein peak, 1622 m
the view from breitenstein to its lower peak
view to wendelstein
 let's star the way down to fischbachau. there is still a lot of snow in late april in the mountains
we enjoyed the lunch and great panorama at the kesselalm
all in one

on the way down we have visited the birkenstein monastery and its chapel. it was so strange, nice and interesting there that i will make a separate blog post about birkenstein soon ...

more pictures here
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