Tumults

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The past few months a lot of worrying events have happened around the world. From the Brexit in Europe, the election of R. Duterte in the Philippines, D. Trump in the U.S.A, the probable elections of Nationalists in France and Italy. The increase in the influence of V. Putin on the world scene, the war of positioning in the South China sea, etc, etc. The medias call this the rise of populism. Is it only the rise of a racist, ultra conservative and nationalist ideas or is it that people are realising that democracy is broken? And since a very long time, I would add.

Since over 30-40 years the politics have completely lost contact with reality. The markets and big businesses have gone bigger and more powerful. Inequalities are rampant. Our society has become so unjust and split that violence has risen to a point that even politics use violent rhetorics to their advantage and get elected! It is like we are back in the middle ages. The poor are getting poorer, the rich richer and more powerful, workers are being turned gradually into modern slaves by their employers, women are oppressed, unequal and used by men for their pleasure. Freedom is being restricted through theories of fear. Religions are using the powerful to fight their war of dominance over each other. And wars of domination are breaking out everywhere.

So, the masses are turning to the strongest and loudest again. The modern kings or queens are corrupted, unjust and cruel but their words are mesmerising, their violent aura is reassuring. So we put up with them. We accept the system because we are born and grown in it. We have lost our ability to question. And if one tries to ask why and denounce the system, the modern inquisition comes along and gets rid of you or force you back onto the right track. But, I think that our elites have forgotten  that they are only human. They are not unmovable or irreplaceable, they have not been placed in their positions by Gods.

This brings me to my point, these worrying events are in my opinion the beginning of the end of our modern society. This is the end of a cycle, like the end of the Roman empire or the Greek civilisation, the end of the soviet system or colonisations. It is scary but, people are tired of the system. People are seeking their freedom again. People do not trust the elites and the powerful anymore. We are seeing, now, the tumults of a revolution. A revolt against our corrupt political system. The fear of globalisation through the reliance on new technologies is expressing itself through a rise in the fear of others.  Though, new technologies bring new ways to spread the truth about corporations and elites behaviours. Unfortunately, the anger of the masses is being manipulated and comes with the rise of nationalist voices. Our fate is again being taken off our hands!

Why are we not reacting? What stops us changing our societies? The system stops us. It is way to difficult to brake through the web of our modern society system. Education is key to this, in my opinion. We must open the eyes of our youth everywhere (and I mean everywhere) what ever the cost. Science and the scientific way must be taught at an early age. Observation and experimentation must be anchored in a new way to explain the world to our kids. History must be told not only from the point of view of the winners but from an independent sight. Religions must be seen as a personal opinion to spirituality and not dogmas. Philosophy must be explained at a very early age to bring back in our youth the ability to think and analyse by themselves. Equality must become the core of our global economy and political system. We must live in reality, not in a world of political and financial theories that make fear of the unknown the core of their virtual reality. Finally, weapons must be erradicated of our societies.

Otherwise, I am afraid that Stephen Hawkins may be right in saying that we have only another thousand years ahead of us!

 

 

Anger and Desillusion

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Another “terrorist attack” took place in Nice, France. Once more 84 innocent people died for nothing. In Novembre 2015, in Paris 130 people died while having a drink in several cafés and at a concert. January 2015, 17 people died in a satirical news paper and a jewish supermarket. All in the name of Allah! So they say. They are soldiers of ISIS for some. They are weak, uneducated or mentaly disturbed for others who are trying to make sens of all this. These are only the biggest events that have happened in France the last 18 months.

There are several other mass murders of innocent civilians that took place all over the world in the name of Allah or Isis or Boko Haram (to only name the most Mediatic ones): in Mali, US, Libanon, Yemen, Nigeria, Syria, Belgium, Danemark, Irak, Afghanistan, Koweit, India, Pakistan,Turkey, Cameroun, Bengladesh, Somalia, Saoudi Arabia, Ivory Coast, Indonesia, Burkina Fasso, Tunisia, Egypt, Kenya, Tchad, Canada, Australia and France. Since the end of 2013 about 5213 persons died because of “terrorist attacks” it averages at 2600 victims per year. What are our politicians doing to deal with that? They wage war against terrorist  groups which name themselves Boko Haram, ISIS, Al Shabbab, Al Qaïda, Islamic califat of Algeria, Taliban… They enfringe Human Rights, torture, bomb, use drones to launch missiles discretly everywhere they feel like it. War deaths round 150 000 a year in the same period. Who are the worst? Both are bad. Both are inhuman. Both needs to stop.

How can this third world war stop? What can normal civilians do to stop this spiral of violence? Not much I am afraid. Casting a vote does not mean much anymore, lately in most countries in the western world voting means going for the less worst candidate, Cameron or Johnston, Sarkosy or Hollande, Clinton or Trump, Fianna Fáil or Fianna Gael, Greens or Nationalists. In a lot of countries around the world it is either the same situation or the people have no say on who is going to run their country.

All this makes me angry. Our whole way of life is being destroyed little by little and there is nothing we can do about it. The democratic system is stalled by an inteligentia who seems to think they can do what they want in our name. All what they care is the defence of the finance lobbies, weapon industry, energy lobbies and their own carreer.

Let’s take the example of France. The past 3 years France has sold weapons to Egypt, Qatar, Saoudi Arbia, Russia, Austalia, planes to Iran and much more that are “Secret Défence“. This makes the French governement proud as the country is the second largest  weapon maker in the world now and it is good for the economy. The French President Mr Hollande has even given one of the highest distinction of the state to the Saoudi Ministre for justice. A man responsible for the  killing of hundreds of his people and who does not care a bit of basic human rights for his citizens! It has been made quite clear, now, that Qatar, Dubai, Saoudi Arabia are founding the “so called Islamic”terrorism the world over. This simply means that in one hand France trades weaponery with these countries and fight them in proxy wars with the other. What is the logic behind that? I’ll tell you money and cheap oil as well as good ratings for the French President. Another element of understanding is that the state of France does nothing against the openings of Salafist Mosques sponsored by Saoudi money in the country! This mosques have been linked with the radicalisation of numbers of young muslim or not, in France and Belgium. Some of them went on to fight in Syria and Irak or participated in the organisation and perpetrations of mass murders in France and Belgium.

Our politicians are saying that they do everything in their power to protect us. Allow me to worry a bit. This is France, but it is not the only country behaving in such disgusting way : U.K, U.S, Russia, China, Germany, Italy, Israel, Pakistan, Brasil, NATO, Sweden, Belgium, Saoudi Arabia, Ireland, Syria, Algeria, Turkey, Irak, Afghanistan, Iran, etc. They are all involved in this maelstrom. Funny enough, they are the same countries that have suffered terrorist attacks the past 3 years!

AND WE CITIZENS OF THESE COUNTRIES CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT AS OUR VOTES MEANS NOTHING TO OUR POLITICIANS!

THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE, LETS TAKE BACK WHAT IS OURS: PEACE, FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, OUR HUMAN RIGHTS. BORDEL!

PS This is not another plot theory, this is facts.