When Donald Trump visited Europe in July, he said that the EU is the biggest rival, foe of the USA. When I saw the word ‘foe’ for the first time it had the meaning of ‘fool’ (a useful idiot) in my mind. So the EU is the most significant useful idiot of the USA. “That’s right,” I thought.
The EU is part of the world’s largest continent, Eurasia, with direct access to Russia, Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa. The USA has done its utmost to drive a wedge between the countries in Eurasia, because if everyone would find a common voice and start cooperating with each other, the US hegemony would end completely.
At present, the EU acts in an inexplicable naïve way in relationship with Russia when it uncritically carries out the demands of the US (and its Jewish lobbyists) for sanctions on Russia. Trump and his partners are first and foremost businessmen. As the EU implements economic sanctions on Russia, the US has free hands to trade with this country that has “violated international rules”. At the same time, EU countries lose hundreds of billions of euros.
I wrote in January 2013 in the article Everything is Perfect about the change in the world’s socio-economic power relations after I saw a lecture of the former World Bank President James Wolfensohn about the topic. He suggests that by 2050, economic power will shift from developed countries to developing countries. 1/6 of the world’s population, which now holds 80% of world’s wealth, will have to settle for 35% in the future.
James Wolfensohn’s visions only concern China, India, Africa, Brazil and other developing countries. He does not speak at all about Russia, although he is mentioning Russia at one point. Perhaps this is due to schizophrenic relationships of the US with Russia. However, I believe that Russia will be an even greater economic power than China in the future. Simply because Russia’s land area is almost double that of China, it has a lot of natural resources and the land is very fertile.
When looking at Eurasia from the east coast of China, old Europe is its remote corner. Construction work in Eurasia (including Russia) has been non-existent and its enormous potential has not been utilized. But I believe this is about to change. The French President Emmanuel Macron said during his visit to Finland that Russia should also become involved in European defense co-operation. In my opinion all Eurasian countries should work together to ensure peaceful coexistence and to avoid violence on the continent. Everyone should be able to build peacefully their society according to citizens’ wishes.
The Finnish president Sauli Niinistö thinks that defense co-operation with Russia is not possible until there is some progress in the situation in Ukraine. Would it not be easier to correct own attitudes and believe Vladimir Putin’s words when he assures that Russia is not behind the Ukrainian war? In my article Quite Another Matter I wrote in September 2014 that I do not think Russia is responsible for the violent coup in Ukraine.
Russia’s interest was certainly not to overthrow the president of Ukraine, who treasured the relations with Russia. Following the coup, Vladimir Putin reacted to the events and tried to save what was possible to save. Everyone would have done the same.
At the same time as the EU tries to convince its member states of the necessity of Russia’s sanctions, the Russian Eastern Economic Forum convenes in Vladivostok between 11-13 September, and the EU has officially no representation there, unlike the United States. The US is developing in silence its economic ties with Russia when its biggest rival has deliberately been lagged behind.
We are being convinced of the importance of EU membership e.g. by emphasizing that we need to be involved in decision-making about ourselves. Opponents of the EU are stigmatized as narrow-minded country pumpkins, who lack the understanding of things in a broader perspective. In my view, the decision-makers of the European Union are acting unbelievably short-sighted and blinkered with regard to Russia. For the future of Europe as a whole, they should at least understand their position and responsibility.
It is not only a question of the European Union, but at its best, the EU can promote development throughout the Eurasian continent. The EU can either play its part as a co-operation body of the nation-states and raise citizens’ well-being to new levels or close its ears on facts, act as a useful idiot, and decline into an Eurasian periphery.
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At the beginning of May, the Finnish Parliament rejected a citizens’ initiative to legalize euthanasia. It was as if the decision makers wanted to apologize for the negative decision when they explained that the purpose is to focus on developing better ways for palliative care. It is strange that we consider palliative care – that is, termination of treatment at a certain stage of disease – as normal. In some countries, where human rights are less emphasised, like in China, termination of treatment is prohibited by law.
I have not delved deeper into Chinese law, and I do not know what is behind the prohibition. However, using common sense my logic says that in China, where the interests of society are above interests of an individual, diseases and patients have an important role to play in the society. Medicine can evolve and develop better treatments only by treating diseases. If every seriously ill person would like to terminate own treatment or to have mercy killing, the development of medicine would stop altogether.
People can argue, whether the interests of society should be above those of individual’s. The fact is, however, that an individual has value only in relation to the society and to the community where he/she lives. I personally had to deal with this issue 40 years ago when I had a stroke, which left behind a serious communication and physical disability. Thinking of myself as an individual it did not matter, if I continued my life, or if I committed suicide when my life seemed to have no foundation any more.
When I was thinking of myself as a member of the community, everything seemed quite different: I was unique, because no one had exactly the same experiences that I had and not exactly the same associations and connotations for things. My thinking patterns were different. This idea made me appreciate myself as an individual. I thought that no matter how negative my experience was, I wanted it to serve me as constructive building material.
In my opinion, there is not so much need to develop palliative care in our country. It would be wonderful, if policy makers get even basic and special health care up to date. They should focus on that, because there is still very much to do to ensure effective health care. The best palliative treatment would be that it would be unnecessary when people would be healthy and able to live despite of their diseases and limitations.
Over 10 years ago I saw in Youtube some videos about people using cannabis to treat cancer. I even watched a tutorial, how to make cannabis oil (THC). Some people had been given permission to use cannabis as medicine and they smoked it as pain reliever.
Josh Stanley, who in 2010 was involved in drafting rules and regulations for legalizing medicinal cannabis use in Colorado State, said in his TED speech in 2013 that legalizing cannabis had side effects, such as a terrible back pain epidemic on college campuses.
For this reason, he decided with his brothers to breed a special strain of cannabis plant with no psychoactive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) compound and with high proportion of cannabis plant’s healing, non-psychoactive compound CBD (cannabidiol). The Stanley brothers succeeded in this breeding project in January 2012. In February 2012, they decided to use the plant to treat Charlotte Figi.
Charlotte had been diagnosed with a rare and violent form of epilepsy (Dravet syndrom) when she was three months old. When Stanley brothers learned to know her, she was five years old. Epileptic seizures were at their worst, about 400 seizures a week and for that reason, Charlotte was virtually most of the time in catatonic state, was non-functional so to speak. Doctors were unable to improve the situation and parents were told to make preparations for the death of their child.
At this time, the Figi family contacted the Stanley brothers, who had just succeeded in breeding a cannabis strain without the psycho-active compound. When the brothers started Charlotte’s cannabis treatment they could see the plant’s astonishing effect. Within the first administration Charlotte’s epileptic seizures went from 400 per week to 0-1 per week and she became a viable girl.
The Stanley brothers had originally given their cannabis strain the name ‘Hippie’s Disappointment’, but after seeing its effect in Charlotte’s case, they gave it the name ‘Charlotte’s Web’. However, Charlotte is not an isolated incident, in which the plant has manifested its astonishing effects. In some cases, the effects are even better.
Inspired by the results, the Stanley brothers established a non-profit organization, the Realm of Caring, that helps to provide support, resources, education, physician-backed medical studies, as well as safe and affordable access to their treatment program.
The medical effect of cannabis has been studied very little because of the demonization of the plant. However, it is known that CBD interacts on the human innate Endo-Cannabinoid System (ECS). It supports the body’s information system and natural energy flow, and tries to restore the body’s physiological balance (homeostasis).
Our body naturally produces two cannabinoids, e.g. during meditation (bliss molecule) and our cell surfaces have receptors for CBD. This means that our body is equipped to use CBD, it is literally a natural medicine.
I wrote four years ago in my article Emotional Intelligence in Function about my experience in 1982, when I made total relaxation exercises. I did the exercises lying on the floor and practically I was in a meditative state all the time. The left side of my body is paralyzed, and at that time the right and left sides of my body felt clearly different. When I was lying on my bed one night after a week of relaxation exercises (meditation), the feeling on both sides of my body was similar.
I turned to my back and lifted my left leg, which I usually was able to lift just a few centimetres from its ground. I was amazed to see it rise lightly to a 90 degree angle. Despite the stroke and my confusion, my body’s Endo-Cannabinoid system seemed to work well.
To be continued…
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For a long time, nothing so positive has happened in the political arena than the meeting of President Trump and Putin. It made me feel good. The presidents found a dialogical connection, what was the purpose of the meeting and at the press conference they spoke common sense, and did not unnecessarily provoke each other.
In this mindset, it has been appalling to follow the US media’s attitude towards Trump and Putin’s negotiations. It seems that the leading news agencies and top journalists in the United States have lost their minds. News headlines are screaming: “Helsinki meeting was a “serious mistake”, Trump’s cowardice before Putin, Trump betrayed his country, the security of the US threatened, Helsinki summit may be a time when a more unstable world order was created, time to prepare for the worst case scenario etc.”
These news headlines tell that it is time for Americans to look seriously in the mirror. Journalists seemed to rebuke Donald Trump’s every word. When Trump admitted that both have made mistakes, someone thought he should have confronted Putin of the mistakes of Russia. I have thought that each of us should correct our own faults, as we can most effectively influence only ourselves, when we have the will to improve ourselves.
Donald Trump said at the beginning of the press conference that US-Russian relations have never been as bad as now. In his view, a US – Russian meeting should have been held long before he took office. At the beginning of the negotiations Trump was not in a position, in which he could have set any conditions. Based on his previous experiences, Putin did not expect anything from the meeting. Maybe he was optimistic, but the meeting could have been same kind of harping as before, which does not bring things forward at all.
This time, however, Putin was pleased with the results of the negotiations. Donald Trump was able to listen and he was sensitive enough to create a conversation and they were able to negotiate deeply and honestly about many things. Although nothing concrete was agreed upon, the most important thing was to begin a dialogue, which would enable concrete measures in the future.
For the US, it seems to be a national trauma that in 2016 the Democrats lost the presidential election. Russia has been blamed for that, but I believe that Trump won the election because he represents things that have support among the people. Citizens are capable of independent thinking, and no propaganda or information can affect them, unless it resonates with common sense and their sense of justice.
Trump won the election, because the people have had enough of the power structures that benefit a few and are decaying Western democracy. More than 10 years have passed since the publication of the Zeitgeist-documentary, which was the first presentation to comprehensively address the prevailing power structures. Although there has been harsh censorship, people have had a better chance than ever to get acquainted with the actions of the rulers. It is said that the Soviet Union broke up, because the power structures became more transparent to the people. People returned power to themselves, as it should be.
Allegations against Russia are nothing compared with the fact that the USA has not only meddled in countless elections worldwide, but has actively participated in bloody military coups. It is almost inconceivable to think of the destruction that the US with its allies caused when they defeated the national socialist Germany in the 1940s.
How could it be possible that the US intelligence services, which emphasize their reliability and accuracy and who think that people, who mistrust them are traitors, did not know the situation in Germany prior to the war and informed about it, for example, General Patton, the commander of the U.S. Third Army, who was responsible for American operations in Germany?
It is almost impossible to imagine the pain and the feeling of being betrayed, what General Patton has experienced when Germany was in ruins and he found out that the allies had fought against the wrong people. He had acted as a useful idiot in the state machine, and when he realized it, he suffered the fate of a useful idiot: he was eliminated in all silence.
From an ordinary citizen’s point of view, common sense says to me that either the intelligence services are not at all up to date or are deliberately misleading and deceiving people and in that way act in contravention of the interests of Americans. When I follow world events, it seems that the US is in the pocket of evil spirits, which have as little aspiration to promote the interests of the USA as the interests of any other gentile nation.
At this time Russia is the eyesore of these warmongers. It should be noted that today’s Russia is a completely different country than the Soviet Union established by the Bolsheviks. It was not even allowed to bring Bibles to the Soviet Union that adhered to the legacy of Jewish Bolsheviks. Putin has strengthened the position of Orthodox Christianity as national religion of Russia and has built churches that were destroyed in Soviet times.
When the Soviet Union broke up in the early 1990s, the descendants of the Bolshevik government left the country like rats leave a sinking ship. The oligarchs who tried to rob as much as possible of state’s property found themselves in jail. This despite the fact that they had brought Putin to power. In 2015 George Soros’s Open Society that instigates anarchy and social conflicts, was banned in Russia.
For this reason, the media trumpets Trump’s incompetence, disgrace, treason and cowardice. It is a reflection of the panic of the financial elite (oligarchs). As Trump begins to be serious about cooperating with Putin, as we hope, oligarchs and society-destroying powers in the USA may also end up behind bars.
On October 10, 1920, the American Hebrew Magazine wrote that the revolution of the Bolsheviks in Russia was executed by the Jews. Jewish plan was to create a New World Order, that is to say, the Jewish world order. What worked so well in Russia should become reality for the whole world they thought. Until now Vladimir Putin has been a concrete obstacle to the realization of these plans. That is why Russia has been in the teeth of the NWO leaders. Nothing would be more desirable for these warmongers than to bring about a new Bolshevik revolution in Russia.
But the unipolar world order and the monetary system that is enslaving people have come to an end. Donald Trump’s statement gives some indication to this. He says: “I would rather take a political risk in the persuade of peace than to risk peace for political reasons.” (Spoken: I would rather risk my career than world peace for political reasons.) It remains to be seen, if Trump and Putin are sincere in their intentions.
Be that as it may, the change starts always among ordinary people. No politician can promote things without the support of the people. We have to wake up and maintain the awareness, so that we can support those, who promote our well-being.
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Since March 2016, when I wrote the first article on Adolf Hitler (It’s time to rehabilitate mankind I) it has been my intention to write, how life virtually looked like in National Socialist Germany in the 1930s. When people talk about “Nazi” Germany they usually show us pictures of soldiers marching on the streets. However, the success of the National Socialist Germany was not based on military power. Even the swastika refers to it: It is an ancient symbol of natural energy flow and well-being that Hitler found on a memorial once he was visiting church.
Hitler did his utmost to avoid the outbreak of war, because his biggest challenge was to lift people from the misery, which it had fallen into after the WWI. Even dullest people realize that economic growth or any kind of growth requires a stable social environment. Only parasites, who make their riches at the expense of other people’s misery, do not need a stable social environment.
Because of the demonization of Hitler, National Socialism is today for most people a swear word that has a connotation of genocide, warmongering and maliciousness, and it is not even regarded as a serious political theory. We should, however, dare to see the facts as facts. In Hitler’s government, I am particularly interested in the economic reforms and social policy practice that allowed Germany to rise like a phoenix from the ashes in record time to world’s leading power.
Hitler’s reforms were based on his conception of socialism. We are conditioned to think that socialism is Marxist Socialism, which is in a way a milder version of communism. In Hitler’s view, the Marxists had stolen the term “socialism” and confused its meaning. Hitler thought that Marxism is not socialism in the original sense of the word. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper in 1923, Hitler says that socialism is initially a term that refers to promoting common well-being. It is not against private ownership, like Marxism. Unlike Marxist socialism, socialism initially emphasized the value of an individual, personal goals and personal contribution to the community. Efficiency of individuals was encouraged. However, the actions and objectives of individuals had to be consistent with the objectives of the community. Everyone had to work for the well-being and wealth of the community and its members.
To describe this relationship Hitler thought in terms of a simple analogy. He believed in a healthy soul in a healthy body. An individual is the soul and the community is the body. The policy of the community needs to be reasonable and consistent, if one wants to keep the soul healthy. Physical and mental (moral) well-being go hand in hand. Therefore, the state has an important role to play in educating citizens to virtue and communality. According to Hitler, the ultimate goal of social work is to make people able to help themselves.
Unlike Marxism that emphasizes internationality, socialism was originally patriotic. That is why there is the word NATIONAL before socialism. Human beings, like other living creatures, need roots and the feeling of belonging to be able to feel strong in spirit and to work effectively with other members of the community.
Social Reforms of National Socialists
When Hitler was appointed chancellor in March 1933, Germany was totally collapsed. The gold reserves had been paid as war reparations to the victor states of the World War I and the state treasury was empty. There were 6-7 million unemployed people in the country, about 30% of the population. However, Hitler did not think people’s hope was gold and cash reserves, but the people themselves.
Hitler had a very practical view of things. He says in his book Mein Kampf that his advantage to other decision-makers is that he had seen everything from the grassroots perspective. Many decision-makers have no connection with the people, and therefore they have no understanding of the problems they should solve.
Hitler thought that slumming was the main reason for the degradation and plight of people. Slumming is not primarily that people have to live in tight environs, but have to spend disproportionately long time to earn their basic livelihoods. They have no time and no energy to get out of everyday pressures, and they are day in, day out in touch with people, whose situation is as distressing (or worse) as their own situation.
When Hitler came to power, he began to dismantle this plight that had become very familiar to himself after his parents died when he was 13 years old and he had to earn his living in Vienna. After Hitler took office, he drove out the Rothshild’s bank dynasty and dismantled the parasitic economic structures. Usury was banned by law. The National Socialist government launched its own currency. Its value was directly attached to the workforce of the people and its production. It was the cornerstone of the national socialist economy, and there were no middlemen in the economy that ate away common wealth. Wealth was shared with ordinary citizens instead of banking cartel.
The crossfire between employers and workers was stopped. Everyone was responsible for building the country. The companies were entitled to make profit, but they also had the duty to take care of the well-being of their employees and the society.
Due to these measures, the German economy took off, while the world led by the banking mafia was in recession. Within five years, 6 million unemployed people had been employed, and the country had no debt, no inflation, no homeless people or beggars and no crime. Education and healthcare was free.
The world’s first autobahn network was built in “Nazi” Germany. The world’s first magnetic tape recording is of a speech by Hitler, the first television broadcast strong enough to escape the planet featured Hitler’s speech at the opening of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, computers and data processing started. Germany was the world’s most powerful scientific culture, which had half of the world’s Nobel Prizes and a sizeable portion of the world’s patents.
In the National Socialist Germany there was a remarkable emphasis on German culture. The Day of German Art was founded in appreciation of art and culture. The whole spectrum of German culture was presented to the people. 2500 new churches were built. Hitler was a Christian himself and regularly visited the church. People were encouraged to become free in spirit and learn to know the nation they were living in. Everyone was striving to strengthen own physical and mental backbone.
In order to increase the potential of the people, the Hitler government launched in 1933 a social program “Strength through Joy” (Kraft durch Freude), which offered affordable leisure activities for common men and women. Cruise ships like Wilhelm Gustloff, Robert Lay, Cap Arcon were built and workers had the first time the opportunity to cruise to neighbouring countries almost for free.
Families were at the center of Hitler’s social policy. Women were in key position as guardians of future generations and the nations future. Maternity was one of the most important tasks of society and every child was regarded as a gift from heaven.
In 1933 the government passed a law that married couples obtained interest-free loans at the minimum of 5000 RM (equivalent to 9 months salary) to set up homes and families. Almost 1.5 million new dwellings were built by 1937 to improve people’s living conditions. To obtain an apartment or a house, a loan was granted on very favorable terms: the first child cancelled 1/4 of the loan, four children cancelled the entire debt. Maximum rent was about 1/8 of the monthly salary.
National Socialists believe that a greater power drive people in this world. This belief is not only reflected in Germany’s family policy, but also in respect for the environment and every living thing. Hitler’s Germany was the first in the world to pass legislation for animal protection. Animal testing, ritual slaughter (halal, kosher) and causing unnecessary pain to animals were banned. Germany even organized an international conference for animal protection.
Smoking hazards were reported to the public and Germany was the first to ban smoking in public transit. Selling alcohol to minors was prohibited, as well as driving drunk. These are all measures that came to our attention only decades later.
The Future of Europe
From time to time we hear politicians talk about “the common values of the peoples’ of Europe” and that the member states of the Union should strengthen it, to work together for a common goal. In ceremonial speeches our leaders talk about the principles of an open society, pluralism, tolerance, respect for human life in all its forms etc. I wonder, in what kind of reality these speakers live. The fact is that in Europe people sit in prisons because of their opinions, are prisoners of conscience so to speak. And I’m not talking about Russia or Eastern Europe now, but i.a. Germany. In Germany, the objective research of the Second World War is prohibited by law. Holocaust deniers sit in jail. Even a more than 80-year-old grandmother, who tells of her own experience, has been in the teeth of the legal system for years.
Anyone thinking with their own brain makes the conclusion that no evidence of systematic Jewish genocide exists. However, the only narrative that Europe accepts in regard of World War II is the demonization of Hitler.
Whenever someone presents Hitler and National Socialist Germany as a manifestation of all evil, it is to me like a punch in the face. And I am certainly not the only one. The demonization of Hitler and the National Socialist Germany is also a proof that the person, who expresses the idea speaks, what he or she is conditioned to think and does not think by him- or herself.
For decades, the developments of the Second World War have been put on German people. The deception has been so effective that they themselves believe in it. The Second World War did not end when the US and the Soviet Union “liberated” Germany from the “tyranny” of Hitler. It began an information war that is still going on and is getting worse day by day. The future of the European Union and mankind depends entirely on, whether the EU and world leaders are able to put an end to this information war and the deception that has lasted for decades. The parasitic powers, that get their riches on the plight of human beings have been able to maintain this war only with the help of useful idiots, who do not think by themselves. There must be a way to stop the deception. The name of Adolf Hitler must be rehabilitated, if the European Union was to gain any credibility at all. It is not only for Adolf Hitler’s sake and because it is a gross injustice that we demonize a person, who in fact is a national hero.
It is important to look at the National Socialist Germany objectively, because the whole world needs economic reforms similar to those that Hitler carried out in Germany. However, Hitler’s Germany is not the only country in the world that has proven that the reforms are effective.
China begun to open to the West as it introduced in 1978 its reforms and “socialism with Chinese characteristics”, which adopted elements of market economics as a means to increase productivity. In the 1990s China sustained an average annual gross domestic product growth rate of 11.2%. China may call the reforms whatever seems suitable, but the fact is that China is a country that carries out national socialism like Hitler. But the human aspects had a stronger emphasis in Hitler’s policy. Nevertheless China is a very patriotic country with strong family and community values.
On the 16th of July, 2018 the US and Russian presidents meet in Helsinki, in my home city. People around the world are afraid that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin might make some kind of peace treaty that would end the hostility between East and West. I would be very happy, if such a treaty was made. In remembrance of general Patton, commander of the US Third Army, who after the Second World War openly admitted that the Allied had fought against the wrong people, Mr.Trump and Mr.Putin could try to correct this big mistake. They would be just the right persons to end the information war that has lasted since 1945. They have the courage and backbone to do it.
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Some time ago, I saw on YouTube an educational video for future civil activists made by the Finnish Left Alliance chair person Li Andersson. She states in the video that political changes always start at the grassroots level. Statesmen, politicians, and decision-makers serve only as middleman. In theory, that is how it should be in a democratic country, where people have the power. Politics should reflect the will of the people. That is, what the people think is right and reasonable.
This idea was also expressed by Olaus Petri, who wrote The Rules For Judges about 500 years ago and is still on the front pages of the Finnish Law book: ‘The good of the common man is the supreme law; and therefore, what is found useful for the common man shall be deemed the law even if the words of a written law would seem to order otherwise.’
For Li Andersson civic activism is predominantly disobedience and she speaks, as if activism and disobedience had value for their own sake. At the end of the video, she lists clear steps to mobilize activists:
1. Decide,which problem(s) you want to focus on (set your agenda) – what kind of things you want to advance and what you want to achieve.
2. Form a group of like-minded people
3. Act to achieve your goals
As such, these steps seem reasonable as a direct action guidelines. However, I was puzzled when Li Andersson said in the end of her presentation that no one should fall into the most common “blunder” of activists, that is to say to try to increase public awareness of the problems. She thinks that the most important thing is direct action and in particular, to try to influence people in power.
Of course, this is the most effective way to act and the effects are likely to be beneficial to all, when the activist sees the overall picture of things and has common sense. However, this is not always the case. It is possible to form a group of like-minded people to advance any kind of brain fart. Like closing entrance holes of bird houses with duct tape or to “liberate” fur farm foxes to “return” to nature, under the guise of animal protection. For some, the occupation and confiscation of other people’s property does not cause any kind of repentance whatsoever, so even for this kind of actions suitable co-operation partners will be found after some carefree parties by snapping the fingers. And when one gets into the swing, people celebrate around cars that have been turned upside down (if not set on fire) like in the big world.
In Li Andersson’s view, it is a mistake to try to increase public awareness of the problems. Of course, it would slow direct action. However, it would be highly desirable not only to increase awareness of the people, but most importantly to expand own awareness and perspective. In this regard, listening to deviating opinions would be very important. The worst brain farts might not be supported, if activists would understand the consequences of their own actions and the fact that civil disobedience and activism are not insintric values. All activities have a causal relationship and the value of our activities depends on how constructively we work to benefit the whole society.
It seems that all politicians have been taught in a school similar to Li Andersson’s disobedience lesson. Last spring we have been following how an activist and his partners have tried to take over the party set up by Paavo Väyrynen, a veteran Finnish politician. It has brought to my mind developments in the 1990s, when politicians made decisions that made it possible, to seize companies and to rob entrepreneurs’ properties. 60,000 companies were declared bankrupt and 500,000 people lost their jobs. 14 000 – 15 000 entrepreneurs committed suicide. This is a terrible number in a country with only 5 million people.
Our representative democracy no longer represent the people, but the most important thing is direct action that favours big investors, multinational companies and corporations. Infrastructure that has taken decades to build with taxpayers money, which are state’s natural monopolies are sold to foreign investors. At present decision makers do everything to crash the Finnish public healthcare system and in the future private companies should provide health care services. As we know, private companies want to maximize profits, to the detriment of public health. This so called SOTE-reform is implemented by the Prime Minister with “Bolshevist peacefulness” (his own words, I would say ‘in cold blood’) completely against the will of the people.
People are sold capitalism, but companies operate under the rules of socialism, the state and the EU as their dairy cows. The profits are privatized and are transferred to tax havens with the help of policy-makers. Losses are socialized, that means they are paid with taxpayer’s money. When tax evaders are in danger of being caught, an Effective Remorse – law is drafted enabling problems to be wiped under the carpet that makes investigation impossible. That is a similar trick that decision makers in Finland used in the 1990s. In some countries this is called corruption. State suffers the losses, that means, its citizens. The next parliamentary elections are almost a year away, but the sitting ministers are already planning with whom they will not cooperate in the future.
Emmanuel Macron scolded the countries that oppose uncontrolled immigration and Islamization and who “massively protect their national selfishness”. Perhaps Macron and other decision-makers should visit the headquarters: the 4.5 m high Skull Tower in Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia), which is a memorial of the Islamist era. I know one should not be fearful, but one should not be stupid and gullible either. The Ottomans built the Skull Tower for people as a warning that it was not acceptable to rebel against the masters. After driven away the Islamists and after gaining independence, the people built a chapel around the Scull Tower as a reminder of the Islamic oppression.
The United States left the UN Human Rights Council, because of its hypocrisy. Trump mentioned in his speech at the United Nations in September 2017 that “it is a massive source of embarrassment to the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the UN Human Rights Council”. In September 2015 I wrote an article We Have No Human Rights. The only right we were born with is freedom and the right to ally with our inner being who thinks with the heart.
It is said that confrontation and sharp expressions have increased in recent years. I think this is a good thing. It tells that people are awakening and insist the protection of their living conditions. Nobody should be afraid to express own opinion. For as Li Andersson says at the end of the video: Indifference is not an option.
Videos:Li Andersson: Kansalaistoiminta / Civic Activism (Tottelemattomuuskoulu / The School of Disobedience) Noin viikon uutiset (Jukka Lindström): Sähkö Trump At United Nations (Full Speech)