Die Definition von Heimat ist irrelevant

“I wish people would not give a damn about what country they were born in.”

“I wünschte, dass niemanden interessiert in welchem Land er geboren wurde.”

Hey,

Die Definition von Heimat ist deswegen irrelevant, weil “die Heimat” vollkommen irrelevant ist. Klingt etwas simplifiziert, ist aber so. Ich habe die Debatte über Heimat jetzt schon sein Jahren verfolgt und konnte mich mit keiner Definition wirklich anfreunden. Weder damit, dass Heimat der Ort ist an dem jemand geboren wurde. Oder, dass Heimat mehr ein Gefühl ist und das man per se nicht definieren kann. Aus einer humanistischen Perspektive sollte es den Leuten egal sein.

Wenn dir egal ist, dass du Deutscher bist, ist dir auch egal, wenn jemand Afrikaner, Araber oder Asiate ist. Dieses Verhalten hat eigentlich nur Vorteile. Es verbindet und schweißt zusammen. Es fördert Multi-Kultur und Diversität. Und es gräbt den Nationalisten das Wasser ab. Im Endeffekt ist fehlendes Bewusstsein für die eigene Herkunft nur von progressiven und nützlichen Attributen geprägt.

Zumal man immer darauf hinweisen muss, dass Nationalismus ein rein europäisches bzw. amerikanisches Problem ist. Natürlich gibt es das Problem auch in anderen Teilen der Welt, aber dort ist es nicht so evident und eklatant. Bei Rassismus gibt es folgende Begebenheit: Hellhäutige hassen Menschen mit einem höheren Pigmentanteil in der Haut. Dies rechtfertigt Unterdrückung, aber noch mehr, und dies ist typische für den Menschen und seine Natur, Kontrolle. Es gibt keine Afrikaner die jetzt Franzosen hassen, weil sie eine helle Haut haben. Dies nur als Randnotiz.

Wenn wir dieses diffuse und schwer greifbare Konstrukt Heimat vergessen und uns als Menschen betrachten, ist vielem vielen gut getan. Es gibt im Englischen einen schönen Begriff für weltoffene, liberale und multi-kulturelle Menschen: Global Citizen. Dies lässt sich mit dem Begriff Weltenbürger übersetzen. Wobei dieser im Deutschen etwas, na ja, abfällig und / oder kitschig betrachtet wird.

Ich habe mal gesagt: “Uniting people, and not nations.” Im Deutschen etwas: “Das Vereinen von Menschen und nicht Nationen.” Der Kontext ist zwar ein anderer, trifft jedoch den Kern. Wir können immer noch das Oktoberfest feiern ohne uns als per se Deutsch zu definieren. Im Endeffekt geht es um einen entspannten Umgang mit unser jedermanns Herkunft. Wir müssen auch nicht den Nationalstaat abschaffen. 

Wir leben in einer Welt voller Vermischung. Und dies bereichert jedes Land. Unsere Diversität ist unser Reichtum. Ich freue mich über jede Kultur, die uns neue Musik, Speisen oder Sprachen bringt. Die Nazis, tja, die haben den Schuss nicht gehört. Sie klammern sich verzweifelt an alte Muster, weil sie die neuen nicht verstehen. Wird der Fortschritt über sie hinwegfegen? Ich glaube nicht. Aber ich hoffe schon.

Lauf mit mir.

CHANGE

I want …

Creative and Honest Argumentation for a New and Glorious Endeavor

Period.

If we want to see change in this world; we have to look closer. Because you cannot change the world. You cannot change a resource-based economy into a sustainable one. You cannot convince economics, scientists, scholars or politicians to change the system to prevent earth from dying. You cannot stop idiots from buying sex, drugs, adrenaline kicks, fun or things they invest in, in order to make even more money. You won’t convince anyone from a different system because people lack the general ability to question things. And further more: lack the imagination to imagine a radically different world. In one sentence: we are screwed.

You may not change the world. Yet, you may try to change the people living in it. Because – even though we have millions and billions of idiots – some people are not dumb. Some people fight for the environment, for better politics, better circumstances, or simply rights. Such people deserve to live in a world that belongs to them. A world that they can contribute to; they can live in peacefully; they can exist in a long, sustainable and nature-leaned life. There is a simple rule: as soon as iditos are in the minority – they cease to exist. The problem is not dictators, no, not CEOs, no, not corrupt bureaucrats, no; the problem is the blind follower; the careless sheep: the idiot. 

When we think on idiots, there are a few key factors to consider. They spread chaos. They are prone to sex and violence. They lack the ability to think for themselves. They have little to no imagination. These people experience joy in other peope’s demise and even death. They are constantly annoyed and offended. They are critisizing and driving people into oblivion and even further. Such people are not real humans. They have no conscious, no sense for right and wrong, no sense for justice and humanity. These people are born with a life without meaning, live a life without meaning, and die for a life without meaning. 

Also, the problem may not even the idiot in itself. The problem is his careless and non-minded activities and behavior. Before we continue, let’s look at our current global system mostly made by and executed: capitalism. This won’t be about capitalism. This will be about the effects of capitalism. One effect is the concept of work. You have to work in order to earn money. You have to earn money to pay the rent. You have to pay rent in order to live a half-way decent life. This simple circle dictates all life around the entire globe. From America to Europe to Asia and back again. You cannot escape this system. You cannot say ‘no’ to the system. You cannot live without money. These rules dictate you to have a job. (Even terrible ones.) You have to pay taxes. (Which is not bad in itself. I just mention it to make my point.) This system – capitalism – destroys us. It destroys the entire globe in order for the 1% of the global population to make even more money.

This system has a certain quirk which drives its core. The core is called growth. This concept makes the system so hard to cancel and destroy. The econmies in the world need to grow in order to survive. When the economy does not grow; the economy falls into a state of regression which inevtiably makes the economy crash and burn. The economy shrinks and inflation hits, which brings the country to its brink and eventual failure. 

The problem of an economy that can only grow is its resource-based structure. To sum it all up: we destroy the only planet we have. We need sand, sweet water, phosphor, wood, gas, oil, rare earths and other elements. And the end can be simply determined: the whole capitalistic system will die one way or another. At one point we won’t have these resources anymore. No, I not a doom-and-gloom person who sees an apocalyptic future; I am just realistic. Resources are not endless. And we do not have any alternatives as of now. But – and – before we run out of resources; we will run into climate change. Climate change will change everything. People flee their countries, New York and parts of the Netherlands get flood. Heat which brings drought; cold which brings destruction. Climate change is very, very real. 

We must change the system. But we can’t. We must change the people. But the people don’t want to. I know my efforts are fruitless and will definitively fail. Yet, I want to present my personal vision for a better world anyway. (It can’t get worse anyway.) In my personal vision for a better future for our planet and species; machines take over. (Not literally.) We replace as many jobs as possible with machines. Office jobs, cashiers, factory workers. The more jobs are being replaced; the small the system itself becomes. This means that less people are employed and the the economy itself becomes smaller. We could use this simple premise as a starting point for a transformation. 

We could use this idea to free the people from the concept of work itself and give them the freedom to decide for themselves. People should do what people want to do instead of doing what they’re being told. In this autonomous world with machines and less employment; we can think up an entirely new concept of how we want to live. Of how we want to spend our life here on earth. I think that, if we put the individual into the focus. The individual needs, interests and abilities; we would benefit. 

The individual itself should be the starting point of how the people on earth want to live and spend their time. Right now we are just big, stupid masses of monkey and morons. The people only express themselves in clothing or jewelry. An individual consists of so much more. I would say that people should try to begin to think and analyze themselves. By trying to think, and by learning to look at yourself in the mirror, people would become better people in general.

If we stopped enforcing the system of capitalism that destroys the planet, and started enforcing a system of restoration and re-naturalizing, we could restore earth itself. We could clean the oceans, clean the air, plant new forests, etc. But here lies a crucial crux I presented at the beginning: It’s an all-intrusive system. To make my point once again: If we want a radically different world. We need radically different people. First we downsize the economies. Here lies the crux hidden in plain sight. Our economies need to grow; not to shrink. This makes saving the world impossible to begin with. As we age and grow older and less new people are born; we can downsize the countries around the world. The population shrinks, the economy shrinks and we downsize the economies.

Then we reduce the population. I can already hear how stupid and inhumane this would be. You get me wrong. I don’t want to dictate who can and cannot; how much and how little. I want people to use condoms. Those who want kids can have them. Just only so much they can actually nourish and raise. The third world should learn to restrict themselves when it comes to getting babies. There is no other way. After we reduced the population we can install as many machines as possible. We should globally work together to invent as many machines as possible to replace workers. This means people are free to do whatever they want. The economy is not main focus anymore. It’s only the people. The one, single person on the street can roam free without rent, loan or income.

Then we try to transform democracy into a neutral democracy. Where people gather by idea and not by ideology. This means people who want more freedom gather in one faction. Other who want more independence in the other one. The people only fight for the best idea; not the best ideology it represents. Then we try to teach the people the ‘only need-idea’. This means that people can have everything they want for free as long as they need it only. You can have a television for free. If it’s broke; you’d get a new one. This can be applied to bicycles, cars, wrist watches. The goal would be to individualize the products as much as possible. It’s not like socialism or communism. It’s the individual needs who matter the most. You can have every t-shirt you want. But only ten! That’s enough. You only get what you truly need. We can reduce resources and save the environment.

The we try to establish an entirely new and global system of education. So that every person on earth gets the same education as everyone else. (My ‘standard people’-idea.) This would establish a global idea of how we want to engage with each others. With the same education everyone would be equal. Everyone has the same conditions to start with. Everyone would benefit. The next step would be finding a way to reduce resource use and make better use of recycling. We should install a system that rewards this. Old phones, televisions, refrigerators, etc, should not be piled up or sent or Africa. We must develop machines and mechanisms that recycle every resource we have. From every possible part. Things like rare earths or other important things like copper and gold are not endless. We must change the way we deal with resources.

And how to we handle essential things like trade? Well, for my part, trading is a thing of the past. Trading things is the most basic mechanism human civilization has developed. We trade since we became the modern homo sapiens. The sooner we begin to only produce what people need and reduce the usage of resources, the sooner we can save the planet. Instead of producing and endless amount (or how much a company wants to produce), we only produce so much we actually need. I, again, will hear my critics say I would promote communism. I am not doing that. The research and development won’t stop. We can recycle old televisions and produce new ones. The entire production is not being stopped; just reduced. People should only get what they truly need.

Money is a system only 1% of the entire population benefits from. 1% has more money than the rest of the world. As we get rid of the economy, we naturally get rid of the monetary system. How would we handle things then? By simple getting it. This, again, sounds like communism for my critics, hear me out. Imagine you needed a bike; you would get it. You need a car? You get it. You need bread and yoghurt? You’d simply get it. Imagine a super market you could choose whatever you wanted without actually buying it. That’s my point. Of course we had to implement mechanisms to restrict overuse and abuse of the system. But that’s the human factor. 

To finish my ‘vision’. Our current system is not sustainable. And I am not idealist and stupid enough to say that my version is any better. I see that people suffer. People suffer in Africa, in poorer countries, people in war zones, people who are poor in the first world. Most people do not benefit from capitalism. And we see – around the globe! – that people more and more are fed up with the world itself. People are simply not able enough to see a better world. My personal vision puts those into focus. Those who have enough will already have enough in the future. Those who have nothing will be able to live a life in dignity. To sum it up. Climate change is our chance to replace capitalism with a truly free world. And if climate change won’t make it; a deserted wasteland will do. (If it wouldn’t be too late then.)

Run with me.

P.O.V.: MacGyver (2016) – Episodes 1-12


Did I like it?

Yes.

I have not seen the original series from the 80’s and I only know the stories my father told me about it. The big difference between both versions is that the 80’s show as about MacGyve as a lone wolf that is likable and charming. And the remake is about a cocky MacGyver with a team at his hand. I can’t confirm the first claim, but after watching the first half of the season, I can say that Lucas Till is as likeable as it can get. The character is nice, educated, polite and friendly. I like him. Let’s get going.

+ Not your average Joe

Wow. Just wow. The plots are above average, polished and very good. Be it the episode with the Russian bomb or the plot with the drug boss in prison. It always gives a good spin onto some already known and used plot points. The way its presented exceeds my usual level of excitement for a show. It’s even better than my much beloved Supernatural. (Even though you can’t compare tv-shows.) I like the way it begins, how it’s being handled and how it ends. Very weill executed. Well done.

+ Tinkering with tinkering

The ‘gimmick’ of the show is the making of tools and usage of ordinary objects to solve complex problems and harsh sitations. And wow, that is so much fun to watch: (And you can learn a thing or two if you pay attention.) I always think: How is he going to get out of this and then he comes up with a solution that always baffles me. Again, I can’t compare it to the original but this one, oh boy, is fun.

– Bozer snozer

I can’t find a huge interest in this character. He seems to not serve any purpose and always feels out of place. For the first half, they did not give him much to do. He only is there. He does not quip or quirk. He does not joke or rant. He is just there. I don’t know if he plays a bigger role in the future, but besides giving MacGyver a friend, there is nothing to do with him. And the acting is not very… I don’t want to judge his talent; but it is not very engaging. He always either smiles or makes a neutral face. Not much to get excited about as a viewer. I am sorry.

– Riley and rules

Mhm. She is the typical, clished and somewhat conservative hacker-type. And I mean her characterization and not the character herself. She is the hacker and hacks stuff. In a very old-fashioned way. “Oh, here, check his data.” And then there is a file and all data is exposed. “Oh, here, check his communication.” And then there is everything ready to be wire-tapped. This is more a critizism of the arche-type i.e. the hacker. Riley itself is snarky and tough. Something rare for a women’s role and even rarer for a TV-show. I can live with her.

Bottom line: I am happy there will be a second season.

Chapter 3: How Do Ashes Smell?

The presenter goes on stage. Listen carefully.

Rise and shine, free man … rise and shine.
Not that I imply you’ve been sleeping on the job.
People wake up from a deep slumber.
People pray …

The cryptic metaphors are endless …
None has seen the end.
When you were plucked from earth
People told me you were a mere idiot and of no practical use.

I ignored such naysayers.

I deeply believe in every individual’s abilities, capabilities, intelligence and wit.
I think that you are able to change … everything.
You only have to make the first step.
You only have to have the will.

I hope you will start to explore your inner realm soon.
Until then …
This is where I get off.

Chapter 2: Let the Sun Rise

We face some technical issues. Enjoy some music.

1 Let’s go – let the sun rise /

2 Let’s change the world /
3 We can do better /
4 The whole world tries to fight me /
5 But I’m madder than the Mad Hatter /

6 Nothing stops me /
7 My mind gets only fatter /

8 It’s sad to see her /

9 Mother Earth in pain /

10 The people waiting in vain /
11 One alone /
12 A force to reckon /
13 I will spraypaint my tag on /

14 Every house /

15 Everyone’s skins /
16 And wait for the applause /

17 See, how far we can come /
18 Let’s see how many will suffer for their sins /

19 Run with me /

20 You won’t regret /
21 I got the ideas – check /
22 I got the power – double check /

23 I got the ego – triple check /

24 My words rise like soliders /

25 The current current holds us /

26 I suppose thus /

27 I cannot fail /

28 I only say hail /

29 Not to evil, but to love /

30 Surrender in her arms /

31 Hers are like arms /

32 Gently stroking my shy charms /

33 I farms /

34 And take away the anger /

35 Become stronger /

36 I grew fond of her /

38 Enough with love /

39 Her name is already great enough /

40 I conjure positivity like snuff /

41 I’m up to rough /

42 Harsh words for the damned /

41 My words jingled like they’re jammed /

42 Onto every wall /

43 I stand like I’m two meters tall /

44 Enjoy my sound until fall /

45 Then I recover /

46 To return into every dance hall /

47 Huh, I shall /

48 Praise my brother’s name /

49 I’m so holy, I put Jesus to shame /

50 I’m sorry, bro, I know we’re the same /

51 Punished and dying for sins /

52 Call it blasphemy /

53 Call it whatever you want /

54 I cast smiles on faces like I got a wand /

55 All I want /

56 Is a world withous negativity /

57 Embrace positivity /

58 I’m broke like an aged celebrity /

59 Well, I never will be a celebrity /

60 I don’t want that /

61 No one shall know me /

62 My face burried in the crowd /

63 Like I got a hat /

64 Forget that /

65 I leave footprints when I tread /

66 I’m the cleasing storm /

67 That purifies earth /

68 I’m not a curse /

69 I’m a blessing /

70 Enough with this verse /

71 Try stop me /

72 And fail miserably /

73 I am like the apocalyspe /

74 It is me /

75 Hello /

76 That guy with the ideas /

77 My new name is Miguel Diaz /

78 No one finds you in Mexico /

79 Try find, if found – your got fears /

80 My light shines brighter than the sun /

81 I might not be as pretty as Olivia Munn /

82 But it’s decent /

83 A smile like the Rock /

84 Up at night /

85 Try to kill me with a flock /

86 The night is right /

87 Like me triyng to fight /

88 For your world /

89 And make it mine /

90 I think it’s now the time /

91 To stand up /

92 For the people /

93 Burn away all those sheeple /

94 My world /

95 Ringing in your ear /

95 My mind is up on the rise – tier /

97 Nine-thousand /

98 I’ll give your a rose and /

99 Let you be part of my story /

100 I’m finally here – no time to worry /