Yanis Varoufakis from Greece suggests “Let’s Change Europe From the Ground Up“, claiming that EU can be changed democratically and he uses derogatory controlling words against people who believe in exit from the monopolistic free trade. What could be more fitting than a quote from Mark Twain?
”In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue, but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.”
/ Mark Twain (In revised edition, chapter 78, p. 401, The Autobiography of Mark Twain, 1959, Charles Neider, Harper & Row.)
Varoufakis wants to propagagate DiEM25 in order to change the EU, but he fails to mention that EU is very difficult to change, because EU is NOT “democratic” in the true meaning of the word. People of Europe are NOT in control of “the wild beast”. Definition of “democracy” is based on majority vote by the people and for the people. Most Swedish people want to get out of the EU, but are denied the discussion and the vote, by the lying media and the lying politicians presented in it.
”When a country’s government and media do nothing but lie 24/7, how can democracy exist? Clearly, it cannot.”
/Paul Craig Roberts (Source: OpEdNews 12/5/2017)
EU and its corruption is like a polish parlament from the 17th and 18th century. Varoufakis uses Lenins ideas as a secteristic sledge hammer, but Lenin had no idea of the media situation today, nor the ecological disaster that free trade and economical growth creates, bringing the whole world closer to the disaster of Easter’s End like an impossible hamster, not knowing when too stop growing.
”The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”
/ Albert Bartlett
Greedy monopoly capitalists and their lobbyists run freely in the corridors of EU, corrupting it for short term gain and destroying Europe and the world further. EU and its “free trade” is based on greedy economism, not scientific evidence. EU is not beeing ecologically sustainable development. EU also weakens the preparedness of every state and every people against invasions and different extinction events, favouring a “race to the bottom“, when the world should cooperate and help each other to become ecological sustainable and focus on different ways to avoid extinction instead!
When the fundament is flawed, it must be rebuilt correctly!
Anyone who is in favour of a flawed EU has lost the argument, no matter what fancy plans they might have for the EU, like DiEM25. Varoufakis own country, Greece, would have been much better off without the EU, corrupt or not. EU proved to be a disaster for the friendly people of Greece and for many more nation states. Varoufakis calls a willingness to exit EU “xenophobic”. It is a derogatory control word and is only a quarter true.
Xenophobia is usually defined as an opposition to foreign culture. FNL and ANC were clearly in opposition to foreign culture and considered to be left-wing nationalist. The democratic socialist Olof Palme supported them and that is why I am proud to call myself a left-wing nationalist today.
FNL and ANC did not want to be submissive, like Varoufakis, to an invading greedy foreign culture of oppression and they had the grand support of many left-wingers. The vietnamese were “xenophobic” according to definition, but was it wrong? On the contrary. It was just as patriotic as 99.9% of all soldiers in Venezuela supporting their people and their democratically elected president, Maduro.
I am sure Varoufakis and all his friends in the DiEM25 feel opposition to oppressive cultures invading countries in the world today, especially the shallow greediness culture. I bet DiEM25 have opposition to the serial massmurders “bringing freedom” or “proxy-terrorism” to countries, while perpetrating “collateral murder” on innocent children and non-combatants, whilst bringing its own puppets into power, in order to oppress people and steal the resources belonging to them.
At the same time I welcome ecologically sustainable travel and cultural exchange for completely rational reasons. I love the mix of Italian and Indian culture in the Swedish banana curry pizza. I love it myself and use ecological ingredients and mix in 50% full grain rye flower, like in the tasty Nordic/Swedish knäckebröd. What we like and dislike in a culture can be both rational and emotional, maybe depending on upbringing, maybe knowledge and individual hormones deciding our level of openess. In my opinion, the culture of cutting off parts of childrens genitals is an awful non-scientific child abuse, increasing risc of infection. In another culture it is maybe love for the child, based on very old african tradition with its own rationality.
Calling out “Xenophobia!” against people who dislike EU, after decades of EU-bullshit, is not very impressive to me. It is a form of lie and it is not an argument. It is not just rude. It is satanically mean. If any “ofobia”-word, is being used as a control-word, like “Oh you bad dog”, then the one who used it has clearly lost the argument. Big time. Are the people, who have emotions of xenophobia, like dogs? No. They are completely human, emotionally healthy and rational. They all deserve respect, peace, harmony and democracy.
Let’s ask ourselves: – What brings peace and happiness for the children?
Is it “xenophobic” or completely natural to dislike a dominant invader of a country, who does not respect its people or their culture? FNL pushed out the american war criminals back to the USA harshly, where we can assume that most of the drafted americans were much better off. The people of Vietnam created a long lasting peace. Was that “xenophobia” by the vietnamese, or just correct? Was “xenophobia” among the ANC freedom fighers against oppressive apartheid culture in Southafrica wrong? Why?
Dr Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and medical doctor, who studied the issue, claims on TEDxLSE that it is very natural to react negatively to the unknown, because it could be a threat, and that it is all about the evolution of the human brain, from tribal origins, through ethnic and geographic diversification, to the creation of the nation state, all the way up to modern nationalism.
The sociologist professor Ruud Koopmans is a scientist collecting data and giving his opinion about the evidence he found. Koopmans came to the conclusion that western society has never managed to integrate with fundamentalist islam. Furthermore Koopmans claims on Youtube that this fundamentalism is as high as 40-45% in Europe among muslims. Because of this fact Koopmans believe that multiculturalism with Islam is a bad idea. Should we dismiss him for having this opinion? Why?
Does Koopmans suffer from racism or xenophobia? Well, a sect is not a race, so his opinion is clearly not “racist”. Possibly he feels opposition to the culture of fundamentalist islam, but is it wrong to be critical to Sharia-laws and be in favour of western laws? Why? Should anyone be blamed for having emotions of opposition to a foreign culture seeking domination over ours, and be dismissed for beeing opposed to chaos? And why should we try to integrate people that clearly do not want to be integrated? How would that create peace? Clearly it would not.
“There is a huge difference between being tolerant and tolerating intolerance”
/Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Source: Wikiquote Ayaan Hirsi Ali)
”Islam is not a religion of peace. It’s a political theory of conquest that seeks domination by any means it can.”
/Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Source: Wikiquote Ayaan Hirsi Ali)
“You can never extinguish fire by pouring more petrol on the fire and you will never solve religious extremism with even more religion.”
/ Bassam Al-Baghdady Source: https://www.svt.se/opinion/bassam-al-baghdady-om-malmo
”This is very urgent business, ladies and gentlemen, I beseech you: resist it while you still can and before the right to complain is taken away from you, which will be the next thing. You will be told, you can’t complain – because you’re Islamophobic. The term is already being introduced into the culture, as if it’s an accusation of race hatred for example or bigotry, whereas it’s only the objection to the preachings of a very extreme and absolutist religion.”
/Christopher Hitchens (Source: Rational Wiki Islamophobia)
When studying some of the quotes from different religions I think to myself “Imagine no religion”, like a true marxist, John Lennon and as probably many apostates from these religions do too. I believe the left should focus more on offering mental treatment and liberation for the religious from religion. I agree with Marx:
”Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo. Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower.”
/Karl Marx Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, Introduction…, p. 1 (1843).
At the same time, why not give these sects their freedom somwhere, including EU:s and USA:s economism-sect. Let them try eternal growth and their gods on some distant island, leading to war and destruction, starvation and cannibalism, natural disasters and deserts, if they really want it, but do let all who want scientific politics, using good proof and evidence from matamatics and science, be free from the sects! The leader of “Socialisterna” in Sweden once said to the people of the left-wing:
”Our pioneers were imprisoned because they mocked the priests and god and the left of today bow to priests who are at least as reactionary. Just that they come from another part of the world.”
/ Johannes Regell (Source: https://nyheteridag.se/plus/socialists-i-vastervik-om-vanstern-installation-till-boneutrop-man-sviker-sin-rorelseshistoria/)
If the left continues to use derogatory words, against the natural emotions people have and against science itself, instead of peacefully adapting to reality, then I am afraid there will soon be no balance at all, maybe even more oppression by the new right-wing elite, or in a few generations, with the logic of exponential growth, oppression by fundamentalist islam.
So. Comrades on the left! Do not use a bad counterpunch against anything! Use truth instead! Use the peaceful principles of verbal Judo! Be soft, take the real willpower of the people! Enforce it! Give the people what they really want! Thas is democracy. Let the people land softly and do embrace them softly! Give the emotional people a helping hand to be rational! Channel the peoples bitterness towards the source of the problem, the ones who evidently created the problem in the first place, but not against national emotions, since they are a symptom and a part of the people and these emotions are an important part of the natural solution: The left-wing nationalism!
Let’s not degrade the peoples natural emotions with controlling “ofobia”-words! Such arrogance will just push people, confronted with reality, to the other side of the political spectrum, to the warmongering side and the inequality side. The emotions of the people were created by the reality of non-peaceful monopoly capitalist policies often supported by psychopathic religious leaders. Most of the people just had completely natural human emotions because of the consequences and can become naturally more balanced quite easily. This can defuse the conflict and create balance and peace.
In my opinion, the correct way to unite all people peacefully, is to offer the people, a whole swedish Smörgåsbord of left-wing parties, parties that are eager too cooperate with each other, in order to create local and fair democracy in the communes, in the regions, in the nations, in the continents and in the world.
But we have to be clear about one thing! Intolerant fundamentalist dictatorial oppressive secterism, going against true democratic principals, can not be tolerated! This includes violent left-wing secterism, when we actually do have full democratic possibilities to peacefully reach out to the people, enlighten them and make them vote more balanced.
”Where a government has come into power through some form of popular vote, fraudulent or not, and maintains at least an appearance of constitutional legality, the guerrilla outbreak cannot be promoted, since the possibilities of peaceful struggle have not yet been exhausted.”
/ Che Guevara
Peace is good for the children. So let’s be peaceful where the people have democracy! Clearly there was never any good reason for the existance of any free trade including tax paradises, like EU or the USA, except as a very expensive lessons for our people. USA created inequality, sanctions and wars and EU created the same. A few benefitted economically, but not society as a whole, not even the rich, now being at risk of awful drugs and crime as well, and definetly not the countries being oppressed, used or invaded. Now we have proved it twice.
So. Let’s be compassionate for real and very clear! Let’s think about the children! Understand that free trade or imperialism is NOT in the best interest of any country or any people, not even for the rich. High murder frequence, in unequal countries, is evident in scientific meta-studies. No child deserves to live in such a society, no matter rich or poor. Free trade undermines both democracy and safety for us all. Unions also undermine ecologically sustainable development and creates social dumping.
So. Let’s accept that people have different cultures in different countries! Let’s accept different emotions with compassion! Let’s show people that we accept them and understand them! And let’s convince them all to vote for exit-parties, in favour of all our protected cultures and nation states, even if the people are not left-wing yet!
Scientific party of Sweden (Vetenskapliga partiet)
For humanism, peace, preparedness, ecolocial sustainability and left-wing nationalism.
Rainbow coallition of Sweden (Valsamverkanspartiet)
All democratic parties in are wellcome to cooperate, in order to break undemocratic blockage levels. In Sweden 4%, in EU 5% for Sweden with 20 elected delegates.