Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Bellerophon on Pegasus
Asger Trier Engberg
March 10th, 2013
Sometimes, when you
take a decision, you do not know what is at the end of the
choice you have made.
When I first entered
politics as a philosopher in the Danish political group SIAD.
Stop Islamization of Denmark, I was a mere novice. Just another
wannabe, a man of a lot of words and very little skill.
But I was on a
mission, I had walked the Camino, the path in northern Spain,
and as they say; your path starts not on the road, but when you
So it was for me, when I walked my pilgrimage, the mission I had
acquired was to confront Islam on an intellectual level. So I
stood there at the first meeting, wavered my very first book
that had nothing to do with politics, and the concurrent events
propelled me, virtually onto the world stage to the place where
I am now; as a leading philosopher of my day, with all what that
implies of honor and influence.
But there was a secret starting point, that is still covered in
the mists of my first work at SIAD. Together, Anders and I wrote
a book. I did most of the work, but a lot of the priorities and strategical ideas we worked on together.
It was a new
philosophy, that combines critique of Islam with the renaissance
It conquered the world, and is still the basic paradigm we use
when we see the conflicts we have with Islam at large. We differ
between muslims and Islamists, the latter being the enemies of
When I wrote the book, The Freestate, I tried to publish it, but
to avail, none of the mediocre and stupid multiculturalism
publishers wanted to see it to market.
So I more or less
gave up on publishing it in Danish.
It would have been too
dangerous, but the principles and the basic ideas are still
prevalent in many areas of the European peninsula, not at least
in the comradeship we have with EDL and through that to the
French group Generation Identitaire, and many more.
They are our guys,
the new political animals in the fray. The courageous and young,
the future of Europe. The new generation, with new ideas, our
football loving, rough, heart full and intelligent boys of the
This is for you guys. I have reached halfway through my
translation of the Freestate. To give you a taste of the lingo
and the ideas, I release the introduction.
Hope you like it.
According to myth, in the ancient time there was a couple. The
most amazing couple; he the hero, she beckoning horse with
flying wings attached to her side.
The couple was absolutely invincible in fight, they won this
fight, then another, then another, then another. At the end,
they felt so confident,
they decided to wage war against the gods.
They flew against the sun, higher, and higher, and higher until
the feathers started to fall off the wings of Pegasus.
Bellerophon clung to the sides of his friend, with all his
might. But, alas, to no avail.
He fell off, spinned
through the air, as a feather of silk, slowly floating through
ether to the ground, where he rests until today, broken and
We did the same, we, the Europeans. After the French revolution,
we reinvented democracy, reason, order, light and beauty, and we
conquered the world with this knowledge.
But we flew too close
to the sun, and we named our ships after the Titans, and they
Democracy is now
weakened, and needs a helping hand to reemerge.
History repeats itself
2400 years ago, a certain philosopher were booed at in a ring of
He stood up, old as
he was, but yet erect and looked the prosecutors in their eyes,
not blinking, and yet warm at heart. He said, as a reference to
the story about Bellerophon: you!
You want me to shut
up, because you believe, that by shutting me up, you will be at
a better state. In this you are so incredibly wrong, you may not
like what I say, and you may hate me for stating my critique,
against all who sincerely believe that they are better than
But by sentencing me
to the death, you will kill the best in yourself.
Because I am the bee,
that will sting you, as you emerge and fly to the sky. If I did
not exist, you would end in the fall your own fallacy and
So the jury went into a frenzy.
There was a great upheaval, all
the so-called noble Athenians, the most distinguished citizens
of the most cultured city on earth, started cackling. They
shouted; stop this man, tell him to shut up, this is not ok!
They sentenced him to the most final sentence of all; the
judgment of the cup.
took the cup, and drank it and perished, still with his honor
intact. He preferred to take his life, rather than shut up. You
can kill a bee, but you cannot convince it not to sting.
We are, in our democracies in a great crisis. We are lazy,
slothful and without the most basic understanding of what our
problems are. We are at the same stage as when Socrates was
Now, Athens finally fell to the supreme fighters of
Alexander the Great's father; Philip.
But today, the enemy
at large, is not a benevolent supreme Hellenic leader. It comes
with the advance of the Koran, with the threat of Sharia and the
Caliphate. It is sharpened at the edge of a Scimitar. It will
lead to our destruction, if we do not accept the threat.
It is a threat that
is based on the word of God, and it is not understood with
naught but the chains of one thing; submission.
Evil and stupidity is
threatening us, the rational argument is to no avail, the free
dialogue is under a heavy pressure, by the sons of Sahara, the
But if we reach out, and connect with the examples of the past,
do hold on to the wealth of ideas and principles of the
Hellenes, there is still hope. We can stop the hand of Socrates,
just at the very point of no return.
Base our world again on
beauty, science, justice and intelligence.
Yes, the game of the horse and bee is with no mercy, as they
float in conjunction and yet disconjunction at the very edge of
the abyss. The idea of man is boundless, but the repercussions
of the public debate is as well with no ethics, no regret.
This book is a bite of the bee.
So be prepared to be stung. Be prepared to have all the
skeletons of the multicultural society pulled out of the dark
and put in front of your vision. Be prepared to look on the way
we have constructed our society in such a destructive way.
But bear with me,
because it is not done to harm or to make anything that would be
at the worse of our society. It is done to open your eyes, to
arm you with new weapons of insight, to make you able and proud
of yourself again.
I am so sorry my friend, but that is the way it is. Sometimes to
grow you need to cut some scales away from your eyes, to see
And yet, I try to envision paradise on earth. As it stood when
Socrates was young, a kind of utopia, that we can make today on
our planet, the vast and unending natural habitat of man.
I try to make this paradise on more than just fake ideas. My aim
is to construct it based on thoughts of Aristotle. Created with
the very best of Plato. On the insights of Rousseau. Coated with
the will of Animaxander.
To remake democracy as it was at the
height of its conception in the halls of Athens.
So it is not only negative, it is a vision of what is to come,
if we try, as well.
Democracy is not just democracy, there are regional differences,
each separate people should find its own, in regards to its
understanding of democracy. We here in the cold north, have
strived for, and worked upon ours for a millennia if not more.
But there is the
original version of democracy, as it was still in existence a
thousand years ago on the storm clad islands of Iceland. We met,
we discussed, we understood as we were the very first to embrace
what we called a Freestate.
In this work I have
tried to combine the ideas of the Athenian democracy with the
ideas of the original Freestate.
Nice script. As you
know, I think Democracy Sucks and forgive me for repeating
Because of willingness to profit from the lessons of history it
is the opinion of many that Democracy Sucks. Democracy by
definition is Mob rule, the majority Mob. The vote of the
majority, right or not so right, is not necessarily the best
kind of governance. What is good, helpful, right and fair in our
society is not the issue.
Who the best and most
capable person are, is clearly irrelevant. Whatever talents the
political candidates have, or doesn't have, is of no importance.
God forbid if they
speak the Truth. So, democracy sucks. Originally Democracy was
supposed to be 100 sheep deciding where the best grazing was, or
anything else they had in common. Now it has become 30 wolfs
(politicians) and 70 sheep (voters) deciding what's for dinner.
So Democracy Sucks.
Our election system
is supposed to be representative and democratic, but is it? Well
Democracy is just
weak people hiring strong people to boss them around and steal
their money and make all their decisions for them. Fifty-one
percent can establish a totalitarian rule in government, if they
chose, and sadly do so in many places.
They can totally
suppress minorities and still remain so-called democratic. How
are you supposed to stop this kind of power euphoria and misuse
by some individuals who apparently can't handle their authority.
And trust me; it is not going to stop there.
Human beings clearly
appear to get crazy drunk on power. Democracy on the other hand,
is like Capitalism or poker "The winner takes all".
In a Republic for an example, who is "the country?" Is it the
Government which is for the moment in the saddle? No it isn't.
The Government is merely a servant- merely a temporary servant;
it cannot be its or his prerogative to determine what is right
and what isn't, and decide who is, and who isn't (whatever). Its
function is to obey the orders, (The will of the people), not
originate the orders. (Please read this again).
In a Constitutional
Republic with proportional representation, where only the voting
system is democratic, all people have guaranteed and recognized
rights. In a simple democracy like in Denmark you only have
privileges your elected leaders can remove at their whim.
Our elections has
gone the way of the dodo, the pearls was clearly thrown before
Just look around and see how unsuspecting people get
sucked into all kind of things, and they don't even know that
they have been had. The political, administrative and financial
mess countries is in at present, is so gigantic, that the
problems do not stand a change to be solved with the kind of
thinking that created those problems.
What the people are
missing from their representatives are Humility, sacrifice,
service, selflessness, clear thinking, ethics, humbleness,
social ethics and morals, a proven track records, and already
successful private affairs. (In other words, have proven that
they are capable of doing the job they hope to do for the
Even a simple I.Q.
test would be revealing, wouldn't it. We need capable people, we
simply don't want any more ambitious un-employed, un-successful,
greed motivated, incapable and power hungry people.
supposed to be an honest attempt for good service-minded people
to cooperate with humility amongst the socially un-equal.
Democracy really sucks, doesn't it?
A sarcastic person once said "who-ever vote for the winning
candidate can be blamed for everything".
The "stats ministers"
office, has now become the only offices to take responsibility
for our country and for its upliftment, it was not meant to
become some kind of ceremonial office for a local executive
Cheerleader whose sole purpose seems to be the private gain of
his friends at the public's expense - nor was the office mend to
be a place to be protected from criminal charges by a bunch of
Many politicians have
truly fouled their own nests, drunk in their own Power. We the
people are not mushrooms; and we are not all in the dark, and we
don't accept the yak dung.
Democracy is dying, and here is why:
Please wrap your
mind around this for a moment.
We cannot search for
truth, fight for a fair society, protect minority interests,
shed light on injustice, without having open and robust debate,
without having a free press, and without having free expression
tucked into our back pockets, in case we need it.
Free speech is
the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life
The oxygen of free
societies is freedom of speech. Everything short of incitement
has to be tolerated, even when it is wrong.
in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely
anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but
on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that
the government may provisionally grant him.
But actually, we have
plenty of rights in your country, provided you don't get caught
We have similar
examples in ancient Greece and Rome: Instances of the people
losing their liberty by their own carelessness and the greed and
power ambition of a few.
I look upon Democracy as the most fatal plan that could be
possibly be conceived to enslave free people.
Instead of being a protector of man's rights, the government is
becoming their most dangerous violator; instead of guarding
freedom the government is establishing indirect slavery.
Instead of protecting
men from the initiators of physical force, the government is
initiating physical force and coercion in any manner and issue
Instead of serving as
the instrument of objectivity in human relationships, the
government is creating a deadly subterranean reign of
uncertainty and fear… in most countries.
Instead of protecting
men from injury by whim, the government is arrogating to itself
the power of unlimited whim - so that we are fast approaching
the stage of the ultimate inversion:
the stage where
the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the
citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of
the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by
The clearest picture
of most democratic governments is a cop, clad in black, with a
baton raised over the head of some objector.
Just look in
politiken a few months ago. Criminals are a small minority in
any age or community. And the harm they have done to mankind is
infinitesimal when compared to the horrors - the bloodshed, the
wars, the persecution, the famines, the enslavements, the
wholesale destruction - perpetrated by mankind's different
government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights - When
unlimited and unrestricted by individual rights, a government is
mankind's deadliest enemy.
To be Governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon,
directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled,
indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated,
valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the
right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. Weak people accept
others do not.
To be Governed is to
be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered,
counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed,
authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed,
It is, under pretext
of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to
be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited,
monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at
the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be
repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused,
clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned,
shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown it all,
mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored.
That is government;
that is its justice; that is its morality. Folks, some of these
leaders are as ignorant as a cubic yard of dirt.
What, then, do they (Us Humans) want a government for? Not to
regulate commerce; not to educate the people; not to teach
religion; not to administer charity; not to make roads and
But simply to defend
the natural rights of man - to protect person and property - to
prevent the aggressions of the powerful upon the weak - in a
word, to administer justice. This is the natural, the original,
office of a government. It was not intended to do less: it ought
not to be allowed to do more.
The great political superstition of the past was the divine
right of kings. The great political superstition of the present
is the divine right of Governments. People should not be afraid
of their governments; governments should much rather be afraid
of the people!
The death of
democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It
will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and
under-nourishment. Civil disobedience is not our problem.
Our problem is civil
obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the
world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their
government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed
because of this obedience…
Our problem is that people are
obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and
starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is
that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty
thieves, and all the while, the grand thieves are running the
That's our problem.
Democracy is supposed
to be all about free speech and free thought. Freedom is freedom
and there is no such thing as just a little bit of freedom. Just
as with pregnancy, you can't be a little bit. Freedom of speech
and freedom of thought are the very essence of liberty, freedom
and a free society.
It should be the fundamental backbone of
democracy… where open debate is not only encouraged, it is
Where respect is not
earned, do not respect it. The demand for respect in the absence
of a reason to warrant respect is plain tyranny. Freedom is not
the jurisdiction of the Government to give or take as they see
Freedom is a gift
from God, as are the rights to liberty, freedom of
thought and freedom of speech and inquiry. No nation has the
right to take away what was not theirs to give in the first
In Denmark dissent is clearly stamped upon - not least because,
when deviant behavior becomes viewed as normal, normal behavior
inevitably becomes treated as deviant.
When those who prove constantly that they have no morals, no
ethics, no competence, no honor, no honesty, no character tell
me how to think, live, speak, I think I will stick with God. I
think I know what side He is on.
The unfathomable chaos, injustice and the rapid retreat from
reason we see everywhere, and which has resulted in the
bewilderment and demoralization of most democratic nations has
had to be planned and orchestrated.
We can extrapolate
creatively from data, but cannot prophesize wild cards, such as
acts of God, acts of nature, or acts of man that can only be
described as 'schemes undreamed of.'
Forgive me if I get a
bit indelicate here, but to that I simply say: Get over it! This
sense of entitlement the government officials have, with their
precious "identities" entwined with their big spending habits is
a sham. It's disgusting.
In this arena, the majority does not see intelligence, courage,
honor, decency, skill, as great things. They speak of these in
glowing terms, yes, but the reality is just the opposite. Your
worth is decided strictly, by the resources you have at your
beck and call, and how many worshippers, clones and mindless
thralls you have sloshing saliva in your path at the moment.
The naive neophytes
are fed upon by hungrier, slicker fish who lie, and think of
nothing other of their own self-aggrandizement, no matter what
the cost to anyone else.
Who will take them
for everything they are worth and go home and eat fabulous
dinners and sleep quite well?
Independently creative thought is generally at a minimum. Raw
recruits sit back, read their prepared daily briefs, and follow
the included orders from the bigger fish. The reptilian brain by
and large, runs the show here.
I'm talking about the
malevolent, cutthroat world of top politicians and their old
I see this grotesque attitude permeating in what should be the
nexus point for the kindest, the wisest, and the toughest. What
really should be a gathering place for the best of the best.
But instead I see
constant desperate struggles, by the so-called awakened just as
in the world of so-called sheep, to try to grab power over
others and see themselves as better than everyone else around
I see instead of dynamic individual minds who are so in speech
and in deed joining ideas, instead of easily infiltratable
groups, just innocent lambs waiting to be eaten by the next
Government agent with a fancy, cleverly worked out website and a
loud enough voice booming with fake intensity.
I finally came to the
conclusion that to wake up many politicians, they would need to
be locked up in prison to get them to sit down, shut up, listen
Focus on the reality
rather than the inane and asinine, or run off at the mouth
without putting the brain in gear. God never holds up high the
despicable among us. On the contrary, God seems to make sure
that such people are crushed one way or another.
and I am seeing plenty of that going on right now in politic
here locally, as well as all over the world. I see in the near
future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to
tremble for the safety of our earth.
been enthroned, an era of corruption will follow, and the money
power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by
working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is
aggregated in a few hands that never earned it, and the
democratic country is destroyed.
I perceive my civic challenge as some vast, insoluble Rubik's
Cube. Behind each problem lies yet another, and another, ad
o fix crime we have
to fix the family, but before we do that we have to fix welfare,
and that means fixing our budget, and that means fixing our
civic spirit, but we can't do that without fixing moral
standards, and that means fixing schools and churches, and that
means fixing the slums, and that's impossible unless we fix
There's no fulcrum on
which to rest a policy lever. People of all age's sense that
something huge will have to sweep across the world before the
gloom can be lifted - but that's an awareness we suppress.
As a nation, we're in
The party's over,
it's time to de-frock all the participants and discover what
they have really been doing. Anecdotal evidence is mounting that
democracy is something of a façade as it is. I hope that these
facts are disturbing to all of you, to say the least.
As a practical
thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a
I can either
believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me
(even if they make me cringe with disgust)
I can believe
what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of
six and a half decades
or I can hope
I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another Cognac,
and ignoring what is transpiring around me.
I choose to believe
the evidence (and have a Cognac).
No doubt some people
will scoff at me; others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or
both. To some degree, perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid
to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I
believe-and why I believe it.
Fallibilism is the
philosophical doctrine that all claims of knowledge could, in
principle, be mistaken.
Then again, I could
be wrong about that. I pray I am wrong, but I do not think I am.
Only in Politic do people think freedom is freedom to lie,
steal, connive, cheat, plunder and wreck the lives of others
just to be successful in terms of money and power. Only in
Politic is freedom so taken for granted that freedom to be a
criminal is now passé.
Only in Politic do
self-professed Christians worship money and materialism before
God and, sadly, do not know the difference. What fell in through
the roof due to fraud and what comes as manna from Heaven is not
the same thing.
So now I see far more
of the circumstance of 'an accident looking for a place to
In Dante's writings he cited the seven deadly sins as being:
lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Those
seven words alone sum up the demise of what was could have been
a great nation.
We as a nation of
people and the corrupt leadership we put into office have
violated those seven deadly sins so many times it is incredible
to me that most individuals can and will sit still for it, just
like a herd of cowardly sheep busily munching the grass and not
paying attention to the realities going on.
The opposite of lust
The antonym of
gluttony is temperance. The opposite of greed is charity. The
antonym of sloth is diligence. The opposite of wrath is
patience. The antonym of envy is kindness. The opposite of pride
No leaders, no solutions, no answers can arise from the
cacophony of babbling fools, many of whom have not a single
damned clue what they are talking about. Silence is the virtue
of a fool but in politic the opinions and lack of cohesion to a
purpose are also signs of a nation that has no plan to fix what
It seems to me that
you have to be honest to see the truth. If you are not honest
then your perspective is skewered by your dishonesty and denial.
This is why they
can't tell the truth and why a certain portion of the public
can't believe the truth. Every day the magnitude of the lies and
the dreadful behavior of the few are being seen more widely and
The public should
demand the frequent use of the hangman's noose (Ha) that ought
to be used on those that have so abused the public's trust over
the decades. Now, when politicians or government agency heads
fail, they just collect their booty and leave office to write
their books and plan their next parasitic adventure.
The people pay the
bill, suck-it-up and move on with only the slimmest of hope that
the next creature will not just be a repetition of what had gone
In almost every case
what the public 'got' was an even greater set of criminals at a
huge increase in the costs for their crimes, in which the
offenders have never been forced to face any real consequences,
because as long as they are not charged or convicted they are
free to re-invent themselves again and return to the public
troughs for an ever-increasing share of the public's
Most people lack the capacity to search for truth and cope
rationally with our mounting social and economic ills. They seek
clarity, entertainment and order. They are willing to use force
to impose this clarity on others, especially those who do not
speak as they speak and think as they think.
All the traditional
tools of democracies, including dispassionate scientific and
historical truth, facts, news and rational debate, are useless
instruments in a world that lacks the capacity to use them.
So Democracy will
fail, I think.
The question you
should ask is, what will be the next evolution in politic? What
comes after Democracy? And now that the testosterone has relaxed
its grip, I am left scratching my bald-ness wondering why? I
just had to get it of my chest!!!!
I do not try to create antagonism, but I do try to jerk some
chains to motivate people to stop learning so much and instead
start thinking independently and ask themselves real questions
What am I, and What
is my purpose for living, (why am I here).
As you can se in this simple argument, the physical dimension is
VIRTUAL REALITY, and the answers for mankind simply, cannot be
found there. Trust me.
So be it...
I am humbly
cogito ergo sum (I am conscious, therefore I am)
March 10th, 2013
Good thoughts. I recognize the issues you raise, but I still do,
with all respect believe in democracy. Basically it depends on
your traditions and the level of corruption you see in a given
We here in the North
had traditionally always had democracy, the Freestate I am
talking about was a Vikingstate where one free man had a
It worked absolutely
fine for many thousand years.
Today the malaise you are talking about are real, but my claim
is, that it because we are not faithful to the basic virtues of
our culture and democracy, that we have come so far.
March 11th, 2013
As a philosopher, I dare you to try to think up,
What the next
step in mankind's evolution from democracy to whatever is?
What can be
What does not
have all the flaws democracy are burdened with?
If only 49% hates
it, is that really good enough?
The demise of democracy has been prophesied for a long time. As
a system of governance it seems to be very robust and yet,
simultaneously, extremely fragile.
summed it up by saying it is a terrible way of running a
country, but it beats everything else we have met so far. Maybe
there can come something else instead, a rival to democracy, but
it has not happened yet and there seems not to be any indication
of one in the offing.
Thus, fragile as it
is democracy prevails and, in a minority of the countries of the
world, to thrive. Tidings of its death seem to be both premature
The basest form of democracy is that, in name, but not in
substance. I refer to the 50% + 1 model of democracy. In it
there are no freedoms to speak of and they are certainly neither
entrenched in the constitution nor upheld in practice and the
majority can dominate the minority(s).
Elections have placed
warlords, or a more civilian form of that, in power. They have
conquered the state apparatus and wield power within and through
It is a democracy in
name only but all the substance of what makes a democracy is
absent. Let us call it base democracy.
There is a form of democracy where freedoms such as that to
life, to liberty, of speech and of assembly are either
entrenched in a constitution or upheld by common law tradition,
or both. This form of democracy is what we generally refer to as
The powers of the
state are divided and there are checks and balances built into
the system to protect the people from the state. Most Western
democracies, countries like Argentina and Japan are examples of
In BASE democracy, let us use Iran as an example, René's
arguments hold sway to a large extent. However, in a liberal
democracy his arguments do not hold water.
Yes there are corrupt
politicians everywhere but the power and influence they wield
and the extent to which they can be democratically reprimanded
and put out of office differs by a country mile in the two kinds
Liberal democracies function and function well, to a large
extent due to the rule of law and due process, these themselves
held up by the independence of the judiciary as a separate power
of state. This functions despite corrupt politician, -civil
servants, greedy and corrupt businessmen etc.
Is the rose of
democracy perfect? No it is mud spattered, nibbled at by insects
and has suffered frostbite. Yet the rose remains, flowers and
wanes and just when its final demise is professed as a certainty
it buds anew.
What could replace democracy? Certainly not a system where a few
who believe they have the answers may rule. We have seen what
human nature can do with such a system.
Neither a system
where some form of god provides divine providence as a means of
running a country, we have tried that too.
Should it be anarchy
absent a state, that is the "natural state". Life in such a
natural state was once called "poor, nasty, brutish and short".
Look at any place on earth where there is either a very weak or
no state and the result becomes all too clear.
I do not see a replacement for democracy on the horizon. What I
do see is that everywhere where there is no liberal democracy
people suffer, freedom suffers and human dignity is trod upon.
So until a glorious
new form of government appears, one that truly proves to be
superior to democracy, one that a vast majority in any democracy
will choose to replace their existing democracy with.
Until then I will
stick with the imperfect system of government that has proven
itself time and again to be less imperfect than everything else
we have come across.
I got you, let me think, I will return in one of the next days.
March 13th, 2013
Hallo Christiaan and Asger.
Excellent script and quite truthful.
However my objective is to
jerk some chains and help readers to think more critically and
ask pertinent questions, perhaps even philosophize. I personally
think that there are many different and un-traditional options
As late history
clearly has shown, the biggest flaw in democracy is, that it
slowly but always, due to predatory capitalism, evolves from
where it is into corporatism witch by definition is fascism. It
never fails, even in Denmark it will eventually.
It is only a question
That appear to be
what evolution does to democracy. New laws, which they make all
the time, never have a time limit hence everybody will
eventually break some laws unless they submit against their free
This is how people
lose their freedoms. The less ethical races and cultures are
already under the influence of democrafascism. I, like you, see
democracy as the lesser evil, but being a thinker I cannot but
think that there must be better ways to conduct inter-human
relationships and governance.
I also personally
believe that mankind has evolved a lot in consciousness from
where they were when democracy first became popular. As long as
democracy accepts predatory capitalism unconditionally as it
does, it will fail.
Some time ago I wrote
a short script about this very problem, attached herewith.
The real issue is, is
it possible to dismantle only the part of the system that is
evil or does it all has to start from scratch again with a
totally new system?
Below are my thoughts
Financial power corrupt and absolute financial power clearly
corrupt absolutely. But there is a solution, and let's make it
First we must realize
that the pathetically dumb "dingerlings" who have been 'trying'
to solve the world's financial problem so-far, have been total
and utter failures and most certainly had very dark and ulterior
motives. What they have been doing until now is an insult even
to stupid people.
They should all be
drawn and quartered. And will be soon anyway I think!
How bad does it
have to get before they realize that they have no talents,
are totally incapable of fixing anything, and are a greedy
bunch of useless nit wits?
What part of "We
don't want your idiotic solutions" don't they understand?
To think that they
can fix the financial problem of the world which they themselves
have created is just plain stupid.
operators know how to use and misuse the existing system for
their own benefit, but they don't know how to fix the system
when it fails the rest of us, or change it.
They are not
Philosophers or spiritually enlightened people by any stretch,
trust me. Hence they are financial predators. I am upset, and
will simply not take any more of 'their' dishonest yak dung.
Let me give you some facts.
If you had only 10 people living on earth and $ 100 to share,
One person now own $ 99 and the other 9 would have to share 1$
and the poorest 5 of them would only have 2 Cents to share
between them. In fact, in America the 40 richest families own
considerably more than the bottom half of the population.
Capitalism, loved so much by
selfish people and egomaniacs, morphed long time ago, and has
now become, like poker, where the winner take all.
Capitalism is not the
pinnacle to reach in human relations as the elite tells you, in
fact, it has shown itself to be terrible in-human.
system is obviously harmful to 99% of people on earth and is
clearly not democratic by any stretch at all. And even if people
are ignorant enough to love this shallow, harmful and selfish
Capitalistic/antidemocratic philosophy, it is failing.
As history has shown,
when Capitalism and democracy evolve it can only evolve in one
direction, and that is into Corporatism, it always has, and
always will. Corporatism by definition is Fascism. And make no
bones about it, that is exactly what has been happening.
Democracy/Capitalism/Corporatism/Fascism is totally incompatible
with human rights and decency as we understand it.
Let me tell you why
capitalism, like democracy really sucks.
There is only two
ways to create a large amount of wealth. You either have to
overcharge for what you sell, or under-pay for what you get,
hence in both cases, the less savvy, the gullible, the trusting,
the nice and helpful, the ignorant and the less aware persons
always get screwed, and the bully prosper, hence, prosperous
people got their wealth from bullies or are bullies themselves.
Most financial wealth
in the world was originally created this way.
The much admired,
and ruthless human intelligence used to justify capitalisms
front, democracy, is a primitive primate attribute which snakes
and other reptiles have plenty of. No Consciousness were ever
applied at any time by the "Democratic" Capitalists, they simply
Conscious Awareness would show
compassion, harmlessness, mercy and helpfulness toward the
ignorant and unaware people.
How in the hell can those rich
corporatists and greedy bankers sleep at night when +/- 35.000
children under the age of 5 die each day of hunger and
malnutrition while their thoughts, worries and speculations are
oscillating between pink or purple SUV's, Lear jets and other
That is 1 child every
Dyeing of courses
they easily could prevent. How in the hell can they sleep at
night when another 15.000 kids die of obesity related deceases
Monosodium glutamate and Aspartame and a multitude of other
additives in trash foods and drinks.
In addition, 30.000
obese adult die daily of the very same reasons. It is plain and
simple predatory chemical genocide.
Why not outlaw the
producers trash food or at least make them accountable? Where
are the legal actions of a true democracy? The Corporate Trash
food producers are murderous criminals who must be quartered and
drawn forthwith. Where are the so-called fair laws of democracy?
excess power, excess wealth and excess greed are some of the
real problems we have to deal with, which are all branches of
unenlightened selfishness and egotism (Evil). Well, the
so-called elite are dead wrong in their perverted
philosophy, it is brazenly antidemocratic.
When the looting of
the elites assets starts, and it will soon I recon, the gloves
are getting off. And a small spark can come and ignite it, at
Capitalism is Financial Narcissism at its very best. Money
pursuing more money is a pernicious form of self-adoration and
self-Love enabled by most people's ignorance and flawed mindset.
narcissism describes a devastatingly vulnerable person who
compensates for an inadequacy with a desperate need for
admiration and a grandiose self-image. Financial narcissism not
only destroys societies, it also deeply imprints a sense of
personal inadequacy and undermines the confidence required for
Let's ask the
questions needed to solve the problem. And let's be
philosophical about it that is if people are still capable of
Lets go beyond Democracy and ask the following…
"How much in
total wealth of all kind is needed for an individual, of
Property, Assets and Capital (XPAC) including everything?
How much XPAC is
needed to have a good long life, in creativity, having an
interesting and healthy lifestyle, in abundance while being
totally HARMLESS to all other people on earth?
Even if you never
have to work a day, or have any financial worries for the
rest of your life?
Please note the word 'Harmless'."
In other words, when
is enough simply enough?
Some will clearly say
that this is not achievable, but let's have a good look and see
if that is so. Let's play with the amounts and have some fun….
Let's say $ 20 mill. is the maximum assets (XPAC) any one person
can own and control.
Well, for 99.9 % of
the Souls living on earth, it sounds good, doesn't it? And that
surely makes it democratic, doesn't it?
But there is a catch,
nobody can own more or control more of any value neither
directly nor indirectly in any way what-so-ever. Now wrap your
mind around this for a moment. Why would anybody want to have
more? unless you are a psychotic power freak with a gross streak
If you think that you
could possibly need more than $ 20 Million to live a long and
healthy life, you are clearly psychotic and sick in your
flocking mind. You would be a pathetic nut case. And as you can
see, the world is run by
The inmates are
truly running the asylum. Don't they? In fact they built
However, if you are a dope addict, alcoholic, gambler or a
psychotic misfit, you may be struggling with this amount. And
second, when people are greedy and want more than they can use
in a full, healthy and long life, in other words want 'excess',
then it is always to the detriment to somebody else somewhere on
earth and hence harmful.
Since we cannot
totally stop the greedy bunch, the control freaks and the
willfully evil people, we can at least limit the damages they
can do to the rest of us, and by stopping them this way; they
cannot continue their predatory grouching but only be nibblers
on the edges.
Their canines will be
removed, but the molars they'll keep. The top 1 % of the riches
people will clearly not like this one bit, and will use the
world resources which they own, to stop this philosophy, but
they are few and we are many and we will all be much better off,
be much healthier and happier when it is done, in fact, even
However the top 1%
will still have their (XPAC) for a full, healthy and satisfying
Does all this make
If not, minimize you
intake of Kentucky fried chicken, and MSG in general, so you can
think clearly again. By using the $ 20 Million as the high
limit, is to ensure that the motivating drive force, and
ambition for success of the less well-off 7 Billion people is
still in place so they can satisfy their creativity and drive to
make it to 'the top'.
The 20 million limits
also stop the ignorant masses from calling it socialism,
communism or worse.
People who has (XPAC),
say doctors, lawyers, bankers etc. can always chose to use their
talents for the common good for free, or drink strawberry
margaritas, and let other people have a job.
The riches family on
The Rothschilds, has a total
wealth, claimed by some to be $ 1500 trillion, and they did not
get this by hard work, they got it by scamming and by conning
the nice but ignorant or unaware trusting people.
Basically they stole
it, and I hope that by the law of Karma, it will be stolen from
them one day. Understand that the yearly GNP of all countries on
earth is about $ 65-70 trillion. If you don't think there is
some misgiving in this picture, then your KFC lobotomy have been
Every day 35.000
children die due to the money changers, and they must be made
accountable forthwith for these murders. Simply find some
gallows, chopping blocks or guillotines and put a price on their
head for murder of the innocent, when they easily could have
The only real and
realistic thing that can create wealth in the abominable
situation we are in now is to increase the speed of circulation
of whatever money is floating in the system and available.
If instead of helping
the banks, the government gave the trillions freely to every
Tom, Dick and Harry on food stamps to spend as they felt like,
the monetary circulation would go berserk in a couple of days
and would circulate many times daily for months and months.
Income would increase for everybody and the badly needed
creativity would get free range as the opportunities manifested.
Let me tell you the facts why this is the truth, and give you a
graphic example to show my point.
If 100 people have $ 100 each ($ 10.000 in total) and they each
buy and sell for $ 50 a day between themselves for a year, (for
Potatoes, chicken, services whatever) their income would be a
staggering $ 18,250 each ($ 1.825 million income in total
created out of only $ 10 000 cash) and this is with only $ 50 a
Now imagine if each
person circulated that amount twice a day? Or 3 times? Do your
You don't need lots
of money to get any country cooking, what you need is the
personal and legal freedom to increase the speed of circulation
of the money that are available, in fact, that is what the
Bankers have been doing between themselves, (using your money)
to create their own wealth.
Limit the banker's
freedom with your money and make them totally accountable (look
what Iceland did).
As far as I know,
this is not only the best solution available, but only solution
available for the present financial problem we are facing in the
world, today. Anyway, one day very soon, the elite will face the
music, the fat Lady is singing.
The Bankers never
shared their profit with us, so we will not share their losses
either. Bank Shareholders hired the unethical or useless Bank
directors who did the goof-ups, the Shareholders made the
mistakes and must take the financial loses of the banks, not the
deposit holders who was fooled or mislead to believe that their
savings were secure.
Investments has the usual business possibilities, some you win,
others you lose. Savings is not like that, savings in banks cost
money and is paid to keep the money secure and protected. If
savings are missing it is theft.
If your money was
transferred to some other institution, company or organizations
without specific authority from the deposit holder, it is stolen
goods that must be returned just like all other stolen goods
must be. If Bankers have received bonuses with stolen money they
must return it to pay the deposit holders.
If the shareholders
took share profit or any other kind of benefit from the failed
banking business to the detriment of the deposit holders, it is
fraud. This is how simple it really is, but then again, I may be
everything apart with my physical mortal intellect, my
consciousness revolt and say "cool your jets and let the
testosterone-laced, hubristic bravado go."
Then the inner voice tells me that "The Golden Rule" and
harmlessness is the only solution for the future. That is my
answer to the new system.
What is yours?
I Bid You Adieu
I am humbly
Asger Trier Engberg
Well, sorry for the delay, I had actually written quite a long
memo, but my computer crashed for the first time after a
reparation I had to do because my daughter spilled some food on
the keyboard. Just one of those days…
Anyway, as I recall my initial memo, what we have to do when and
if we discuss democracy. We first have to define what we mean by
What is democracy
really. This question is very difficult to answer, because the
layers of what we today define as democracy are extremely old
and complicated. We have the traditions of
the Mesopotamic world that has
been conveyed to our time mainly through Plato and Aristotle...
conveys the belief in a three tier system that represent three
parts of the society; king, aristocracy and people. Hence
president, upper house and lower house.
Add to this the discussion of the rule of law and the
relationship between the rule of law and the voice of the
people, then you have the basis of what we today call a
republic; a state run by the public, in dialogue.
But then we have all the enlightenment traditions of Egypt,
Egypt was not a democracy, on the contrary it was a very top
down controlled kingdom with the Pharaoh at the top, and no real
The point is, not all our traditions are hundred percent
Add to this the Roman republic based on the Etruscan traditions
of discipline, the Viking freestate and the Greek city states we
have a muddled picture. You could say, that the birthplace of
democracy is Athens and hence made by Solon, the founder and
initial maker of the Athenian constitution.
But, that would be
Anyway, a democracy is simply the best state system we have had,
it is so because, it has survived all other state systems. Yes
we still have a communist China, but even though China is quite
powerful, it is already getting weaker day by day due to the
fact that it has risen on false premises, that is the theft of
Western technology through cyber-theft.
No, democracy with all its bells and whistles is the best system
Now, there are off cause caveats and challenges. The greatest is
the threat of corruption. This we see these days in Europe. Here
the European Union is democracy gone in its final stage of
Somehow the ailing
democracies has created a superstructure that enforces the
corruption of the democracies.
The corruption they
can do is enhanced because they are out of public control, but
the corruption was made in the first place by the democracies.
It is a very dangerous situation and it is spiraling out of
control on a scale unseen in the history of mankind. This
landing will be hard.
Plato envisioned the philosophers as guardians around democracy,
we are to enlighten the failing democracies to battle the
corruption. This has been a success in the US, but a failure in
In Europe they are
not listening, and that will cost us dearly, while as in the US
the recovery is already on its way.
Anyway, democracies should always be tailor-made to the people
it serves. A good constitution is very important a democratic
country. Here again America is lucky, it has a superb
constitution. France as well. But the basic quality of a
democratic system is based on the quality of the people.
A good people makes a
good society and vice versa. Here the faith is very important,
because the faith will guide the people morally to a better
place. The religion and democratic systems are very dependent on
A nation with too
many broken families does not work.
So, you know. The answer is as complicated as the system we
discuss. No, there is no alternative to a democracy if you
really want it to work. But getting it to work is extremely
There are no easy way
out, and it takes a long time to educate people, make them able
to understand and contribute to the democratic discussion. But
once you are there, there is no doubt you have something
That was, more or less what I intended to write, now rewritten.
Beyond our Failed Democracy - The Golden Rule
We have been told, long enough that you cannot change Human
Nature, but I say to you, Human Nature can be changed, and,
what's more, Human Nature must be changed if we are to reach our
Which I for one, are
determined to reach.
that your thoughts, which you are responsible for, are as real
as your deeds. You will soon realize that every word and every
deed affects your life and has also touched thousands of lives.
You have heard people say,
"You must love
yourself first, before you can love others".
Well, we have
observed many selfish jerks doing that, who do nothing to help
anyone but themselves, and they're still miserable themselves.
But if you love
others first, you become a good person. If you help others, how
can you not feel good about yourself also? IT'S IMPOSSIBLE NOT
TO LOVE YOURSELF ALSO when you love others first. That being
What we would call true Love, is simply Unselfish Love.
Unselfish Love radiates to all without exception, so powerfully
that it transcends your separate self and is the creator's love
flowing through you, to others.
You become the vessel
that is 'channeling' the universal spirit (while also being the
Universal Spirit). It gives to all who would receive. It is like
a Sun that gives warmth, light, and life to all, in all
If your love is not one that gives to all and loves all, then it
is a selfishly based love. If you experience jealousy or
possessiveness, then it is selfishly based love, not true Love,
not pure Love, not unselfish Love. That virtually no one truly
loves, or experiences receiving true Love, is unfortunately
By Being Giving, Unselfishly Loving, warms the heart and is
beneficial to the giver, and the one who is being given to.
Unselfish Love is its own reward. The universal spirit is love.
We are like faucets
and the Universal Spirit is like water. When you open up, by
using your free will, and let the water flow from you to
everybody, you are constantly being filled with the water as it
But if you close the
faucet off because you mainly desire to keep the water for
yourself, it doesn't flow through you, and you are left empty.
Which sadly, is what many people do?
And the people who
are thus empty because they don't outflow their Love, then start
looking in a different direction for something to 'fill them
If a relationship diversion won't do it for them, if they are
not loving and getting love from their relationships, which
always eventually happen, they will do other things. Even if
they stay together with someone, they must look for diversions
to fill the emptiness of the lag of love and God in their
hearts and lives.
start thinking 'intellectually' constantly keeping the brain
busy so they won't be aware of their emptiness. They may pursue
selfish pleasures and amusements of all kinds.
They go from diversion to diversion - food, games, clothing,
movies, TV, sports parties, social clubs, hobbies, lovers,
shopping, cars, candy, you name it.
But there is never
any peace, and never any real or lasting satisfaction - only a
temporary fix. And like the drug addict who needs a fix, the
more it gets, the more it needs/wants. But the pleasure never
lasts, and the feeling is never the same as the joy you get from
giving, and ultimately, the connection to the Universal Spirit
is made through giving.
They are left with
that hollowness again, and the need to find some other
Most are looking for love, looking to replace love, and doing
everything but what they really need to do to find it - give it.
Pay close attention to the following.
The word 'love' has
come to mean two very different things. In fact, the meanings
are essentially opposite.
But most people don't
ever think of it, and continue to use the exact same word (love)
for both things. The first kind of love could be called pure
Pure love is an out-flowing, giving, caring kind of love - it
could also be called unselfish love. Pure love is the kind of
love that is related to things like "love thy neighbor"; caring
love for your family and friends; charity; helping disaster
It is the kind of
love that the selfish side of you gets nothing out of, but that
the good side of you gets a warm feeling from.
The other kind of love that is commonly referred to is actually
nothing like pure love. It is really just a feeling of pleasure
that comes with getting something you want or like (physically
It doesn't matter if
it comes from someone somehow giving you something you like, or
from self-indulgence. It is all self-gratifying. So let's call
that kind of love selfish love.
Here are just a few
"I love ice
cream"; "I love football"; "I love presents"; "I love
chocolate"; "I love the islands"; "I love BMWs"; "I love
Such selfish love
also crosses over into our relationships. "I love Sam" (or "I
love Lisa") for instance, can actually mean you just love the
attention, energy and pleasure they give you.
Relationships can involve a mixture of selfish love and pure
love, but many start with (and are actually based on) primarily
or totally selfish love. And many relationships break up because
When a relationship is based on the self-gratifying pleasure you
get from your partner, it results in a sort of addiction to some
extent or other. You can then end up with addictive behavior -
jealousy, possessiveness, rejection and all the other selfishly
spawned causes of pain and turmoil that come with such
Pure love, being the
opposite of selfish, creates no addiction.
It craves nothing for
itself. It thus heals rather than hurts. It cares rather than
blocks out and ignores. It can improve your life, the lives of
those around you and, ultimately, the whole world.
Totally pure love is not contaminated at all with selfishness,
or selfish love.
This is important,
because like any contaminant, selfishness can taint and ruin
everything. Love and compassion are the highest vibrations we
can manifest in our physical, conscious life. When we do so, we
are in harmony with the Universe and the will of God, and are
It is best explained in THE GOLDEN RULE,
"do unto others
as you would have them do unto you"
...if you were in
their situation. Just do it, and see what happens.
This is the real scoop; first love God with your entire
mind, all your heart and all your soul. Love your neighbor and
be your brother's keeper.
"As ye do it unto
the least of these my children, my creation, ye do it unto
This is the law of
the universe and nature.
"As ye would that
men should do to you, do ye even so onto them."
It is simple in
words, yet so deep in meaning, so far reaching in its
application in every phase of human experience.
The golden rule
is to love unselfishly, to focus on and give pure love. Pure
love encompasses all the spiritual virtues involved with simply
being a good person.
For example, caring,
kindness, compassion, tolerance, sharing, giving, harmlessness,
respecting the free will of others (if harmless) etc. are all
results of loving unselfishly.
Pure love isn't
unconditional love - you can be unselfishly loving and still put
your foot down. In other words, one who applies the golden rule
in life is reasonably kind, reasonably giving, but not
unconditionally kind, unconditionally giving etc.
This teaching gives examples of the benefits of living by the
golden rule, and how to apply it more in your life, in many
For instance, the
techniques and methods in this script can help you have more
caring interactions with everyone everyday, from cashiers or bus
boys to your spouse.
But you can take it
even further if you want to. In our opinion, working on applying
the golden rule with others of a like mind can provide you the
greatest opportunity for personal, spiritual development.
We strongly believe
that if even a few people committed their lives to developing
the virtues of being a good person, and then secretly recruited
friends and family, with time it would spread from one person to
the next, and eventually create a new and better society.
This is a striking
allegorical fantasy to clearly illustrate a fundamental
difference between a world of people who are looking out for
themselves first, and a world of people who make caring for
others their first priority.
That's what the
golden rule is all about. In a nutshell, this exemplifies living
by the golden rule, or not living by it. But it's more than
that. It truly represents the real difference that living by the
golden rule could make in our world.
It shows us how unselfishly loving others is not only pure love,
but pure, real spirituality.
And even if you
cannot change the world so profoundly, it still represents what
kind of a spiritual world we can eventually live in if we live
by this rule, thereby making ourselves deserving citizens of the
One of the beauties
of the golden rule is its total universality. It goes beyond
being just non-denominational and Omni-denominational.
As you will note, the
issue of religious persuasion or faith is irrelevant.
Assuming that people
were of various persuasions, it was their pure love or
selfishness that ultimately made the difference in their
circumstances. The division between the happy place and the
miserable place wasn't between Christians or Buddhists, Jews or
The thing that separated those people (as it does in reality as
well) was whether or not they'd learned that living by having
pure love was more important than the variations in their belief
systems. And that's what this is all about.
The concept of the golden rule applies to all good, caring,
giving people, regardless of religion, faith or lack of it. It
is a universal law and principle that anyone anywhere can use to
improve their life, the lives of those around them and,
ultimately, the whole world. Isn't that incredible, exciting,
amazing and wonderful.
The golden rule has a
variety of typical definitions, which essentially all have the
interpreted as "do unto others as you would have them do unto
you", or "love thy neighbour as thyself". We would add "do no
harm to others" and "think of others first" to that list.
They are all good definitions in our opinion, and you can see
how they are reflected in the above. But those definitions and
sayings are really by-products of pure love or unselfishly
loving others. Pure love covers them all, and is the mother of
So to clarify the
definition used, when we say living by the golden rule, we
basically mean living by unselfishly loving others.
While such golden rule principles are included in the beliefs of
many spiritual traditions, in the Christian oriented parts of
the world the golden rule is commonly attributed to a quote from
Here is how it reads
in the Bible (from the Gospel of John, King James
Version, chapter 13):
commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another
(unselfishly); as I have loved you, that ye also love one
By this shall all
men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to
That quote seems to
make it crystal clear that pure love, unselfishly loving others
(as Jesus did) is the ultimate commandment Christians are
supposed to live by.
But the concept
itself (pure love or living by unselfishly loving others) is not
exclusive to any religion.
The same principle is also a belief of all basically good
people, religious or not. It can include those of any faith as
well as those who have no faith.
You may disagree, but
it appears that based on Jesus' own words, as long as someone
obeys His commandment to love one another as He did, they are
also followers of His - they are also Christians.
labels and semantics aside, it is our opinion that those who
indeed live by that beautiful golden rule behave in a most
spiritually responsible manner.
The fact that they
are also subsequently being real Christians, as directly defined
by Jesus, is interesting though.
In any case, following the golden rule means being a caring,
spiritual person regardless of label or affiliation. In that
sense, as we said earlier, the golden rule is strikingly (and
If you really think
about it, there are few things that are so cross-cultural and
Perhaps the most
Universal is a smile. Raising your hand as a sign of friendly
greeting might be considered an insult or hostile gesture in
some cultures, but a smile means the same thing to all people
everywhere, and no language is necessary to communicate its
Music can often cross
But when it comes to
a cross-cultural spiritual or moral concept, the golden rule has
no rival. While people often disagree on religion and politics,
almost everyone can agree on the goodness and rightness of
living by the golden rule, regardless of culture or religious
Thus it's an ideal in which all kind-hearted people can join
together towards the common goal of manifesting pure love and
its virtues (kindness, compassion, tolerance, peace, sharing,
giving etc.) in tangible ways, for the mutual betterment of
themselves and all creation.
The great need for
the golden rule is as simple as the rule itself.
All over the world
people are suffering. Even those who seem to be happy often
actually have a painful, empty pit inside them that they attempt
to ignore by constantly chasing after diversions, distractions
Alcohol and drugs are used to try and cope with it sometimes
too, even in the best of families and amongst the wealthy who
have everything they want (materially). Then, of course, there
are the various wars and oppressions.
So, what's the
problem? Why can't people be happy and live in peace and
If you look at the
world objectively, and at people's lives, you can trace all
problems to one thing - selfishness. That's right, just that one
thing. If you thought greed or hate were the big problems,
you're right, but think further.
Greed is just one aspect of selfishness, one branch. So are
hate, lust, theft, starting wars, killing, jealousy, envy,
arrogance etc., etc. All of those branches of selfishness have
sub-branches too. For instance, the reasons some people lose
their jobs, the destruction of a rainforest or over fishing to
extinction are branches of greed.
But again, greed is
just a branch of that one thing.
You name the problem
- its real source is selfishness. Unlike the common phrase
"fight fire with fire", you usually get better results fighting
fire with water.
So what better way to
fight selfishness with than it's opposite - unselfishness.
Enter the golden rule, the answer and the cure to all of life's
problems. Using a Christ/Antichrist analogy, selfishness is like
the Anti Christ principle, and the golden rule is like the
Once that is clearly
understood, the only trick is implementing it in your life and
helping others do the same. Which brings us to the next
prerequisite - understanding the source of selfishness.
Selfishness is a
result of separation, an outgrowth, and outcome, of being
separate. Separate from what? From everyone and everything else.
Separate from others, separate from nature/the universe/God.
If you totally feel
and believe that you are a separate being from everyone else and
everything else in the universe, it's naturally you against the
world. Me first. Look out for number one. From that separate
perspective it all makes total sense. However, the truth is that
we are all one creation - scientifically and spiritually
Looking at it scientifically, without a religious or spiritual
view, scientists know we are all made of the same essential
stuff. They also know that the universe is one thing, one
energy, forming unimaginable numbers of parts of creation.
Even if you take the
stance that humans have simply developed self-awareness through
evolution, nevertheless it is this self-awareness that is behind
humans seeing themselves as separate, and getting out of harmony
with everything else in the universe and nature.
self-consciousness, you have the separate self-contemplating it
is me- against-the-world (or against the Universe) scenario.
Rebelling against the one God caused a separation or cut
off from the one God and again, suddenly, there was the separate
self-contemplating it's me-against-the-world (or against the
So, anyway you look at it, the result is the same.
The I, me, mine
thinking and behaving begins and with that, greed, jealousy,
fear, intolerance, hate, arrogance etc., and all the problems
that creates. But we all have both a selfish side (that
contributes to those problems) and a soul, spirit or good side.
Other than the humans
who let their selfish side control them, everything else in the
universe functions as one harmonious system.
thinking and behavior interferes with that harmony, and creates
disruptive ripples in the pond that can cause pain and
suffering. And when those ripples we create hit the edge of the
pond, they bounce back in even more complex patterns.
Again, selfishness and its endless cycle of desire and fear
causes all the problems in our personal lives, as well as the
world. For those who don't deliberately make themselves blind,
because of their selfishness and fear, it's easy to see. Once
you have identified the problem, you can find a solution.
In this case, since the real problem behind everything is
selfishness and separation from the universe/God, the solution
is unselfishness, transcending the illusion of separation, and
returning to oneness and harmony with the universe/God. Anything
that can help that process (as long as it's harmless) is a good
thing, as far as we are concerned.
The golden rule and its resulting virtues are thus a big key,
and the perfect way to achieve the above goal. Even if living by
the golden rule doesn't achieve that lofty goal, it's still a
win-win situation, because you become a better person and feel
better for helping others.
It just makes common
Ironically, while the
golden rule is intellectually well known by almost everyone, it
seems to be stuck in some intellectual filing cabinet within the
dusty archives of people's foggy memory and brains. It's amazing
when you think about it.
The golden rule is
probably the most vital, positive, constructive principle in the
world (in both a spiritual and practical sense) and it's always
been just sitting there right before us, waiting for us to
notice it, take it and use it.
It's likely we even
heard about it from our mother or family when we were children.
There in the recesses of our mind is this incredible, powerful,
yet simple, universal, commonsensical means of developing true
spirituality, improving our lives and the lives of others.
It's so simple, so
basic yet profound (in a real sense) but it's often not even
thought of by most of us as we search for spiritual knowledge,
truths and beliefs. And even if it is thought of, it's often not
thought of as being as significant as it really is. Or it's just
misunderstood, ignored, or given up on.
But all that is now
The golden rule seems to have been lying dormant within the
hearts and minds of many good people like some kind of spiritual
time capsule waiting to be opened. Well, the useful truth of the
golden rule has been around a very long time, yet it seems that
only now is it really beginning to be generally received and
practiced by many people. Its time has finally come.
The response we have been getting to the idea of people
implementing the golden rule in their lives is remarkable.
People everywhere are experiencing an awakening of the rule
And as they start
living by this rule, and discussing its simple beauty with
acquaintances, friends, family and neighbors, some of them
respond to it too.
In this time of so
much change and turmoil in the world, the common sense embodied
by the golden rule is creating a common spirituality, and is
spreading at a grass roots level.
Many can see that it is a movement that will eventually spread
among like-minded individuals throughout the world. The time you
spend developing your own unselfish love, and on spreading it to
others, is invaluable.
It is simple in
words, yet so deep in meaning, so far reaching in its
application in every phase of the human experience.
service we can do for the Universal Spirit is to serve
services to others is awakening them to the Universal
Consciousness that lies within them, and helping them free
themselves from their selfishness and their separate self".
highest love in this often quoted passage: "No greater love has
a person, than to give up his or her life for another" - not
literal death, but giving up self’s or egos desires for
It is thinking more
of what another may need than what self may want. Selfless
loving is the ideal - giving, caring without expectation of
getting something in return.
Yet, this must not be self-destructive. No one should accuse you
of being a doormat of self-deprecating love. You must often
radiate a tough love.
Those around you
often need truth, justice and a clear position on the ways of
the Universe, not pampering.
I am truly Rene' Descartes.
Truth, Love and Life.
Asger Trier Engberg
Well we are absolutely in agreement about the loving and the
I do, with all what I
have of energy, sometimes even when I do not have the energy,
fight to make love be everywhere. Yet, spirit is between people
and nature in general.
This feeling is
conveyed through communication.
I believe, that the more free you are, the more you are able to
choose how to and what to love. This freedom is given through
But, as I mentioned,
is has to be balanced with ethics and morale, otherwise it is
doomed to corrupt.
It is a balance.
If you are sad, it at least made you think. As an alternative
watch CNN they always show what
'they' want you to know..