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Freital: Vom SPD-Modell zur Protest-Hochburg - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ Symptom ] Freital steht heute für braune Hetze gegen Flüchtlinge. Dabei entstand der sächsische Ort einst als linkes Gemeinschaftsmodell in der kapitalistischen Weimarer Republik. Ein Lehrstück über die Tragödien der großen Ideologien. [...] Freital war zu einer nahezu entstrukturierten, enthistorisierten Stadt geworden. Im politisch-kulturellen Vakuum öffnete sich sodann der Raum für Kleinstadtpopulisten, die in Freital nach 1990 periodisch auftraten, kühne Versprechungen machten, dann überwiegend nach allerlei Pannen und Pleiten wieder im Nichts verschwanden, um von neuen Figuren dieser Couleur ersetzt zu werden. Und nun also geht es gegen Flüchtlinge in dieser Stadt, die doch in ihren Ursprüngen ein ganz entgegengesetztes Projekt verfolgt hatte. Was für eine Tragödie. // Book Lars Geiges, Stine Marg, Franz Walter: Pegida. Die schmutzige Seite der Zivilgesellschaft?
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
DECLINE of EMPIRES: The Signs of Decay - YouTube
Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic , talks about the similarities in the decline of the Roman and Soviet empires and the signs that the U.S. empire is exhibiting the same symptoms: overextension, corruption and the inability to reform [ in face of global change and internal ideology.] - min 15 + fiscal overstretch that does not serve people (economic multiplier, ie NSA, military bases, personnel, and long-term obligations ie pension and benefits) ... and unable to change bc of ideology married with identity (the American Dream is still alive and this country is fair and meritocratic) as well unable to keep up with global economic competition as a whole (take out Silicon Valley). & unable to smell crony capitalism (no shared economic interest), corruption and bribery when its showing up (ie TTIP, NAFTA and co.) &! Politics & Big Business communication run by PR & Spin Doctors (see also corporations = people).
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Noam Chomsky: US is world's biggest terrorist - YouTube
self-inflicted extinction event. USA and Israel rouge states, and greatest threats to world peace. // // Greece debt owed to EU banks - advocates for haircut/debt jubilee. // Europes problems - no actual political and fiscal union. - technocrats failoure as well as leadership, policy and career politicians failure - symptoms; Protest Partei and no solidarity and "everyone for himself" mentality // Europe racist!!! xenophobic and antisemitic, // hope only in form by Syriza and Podemos, << protest party and rechtsruck right wingers wins in European Election 2014.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Putin is most powerful man in the world - Business Insider
85% approval // USA foreign policy in decline since Iron Curtain fell // arrogance, war mongering, bringing 'american ideals' and 'democracy' to the world through world or the World Bank and IMF. // ideology - the greatest country in the world can do nothing wrong, can't be wrong.
NATO  USA  Ukraine  Ukrain  Crimea  Crimea  Crisis  presidency  barackobama  Putin  vladimirputin  Russia  Europe  popularity  geopolitics  foreign  policy  foreign  affairs  World  Police  NSA  surveillance  state  Orwellian  GCHQ  Five  Eyes  Intelligence  cyber  war  cyber  attack  cyber  espionage  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  China  Ian  Bremmer  book  history  Iron  Curtain  ideology 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Auschwitz: Night Will Fall von Hitchcock über Holocaust und KZ - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Schreckliches Superlativ "German Concentration Camp Factual Survey", das war der nüchterne Titel des britischen Projektes, Alfred Hitchcock war als "beratender Regisseur" vorgesehen, der aus den Schreckensbildern einen Film formen sollte. Doch der Starregisseur war in Hollywood und kam erst Ende Juni 1945 in England an, knapp zwei Monate nach Kriegsende. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt waren zwei Dinge passiert: Es war klar, dass die Deutschen nicht gedemütigt werden sollten, sondern gebraucht wurden, als Bollwerk gegen die Sowjets - sie sollten nicht als die Monster gezeigt werden, die sie waren. Und, auch das macht der Film deutlich: Die Juden sollten nicht als die Opfer gezeigt werden, die sie waren, weil die Situation in Palästina für die Briten immer problematischer wurde, je mehr Juden in das Land drängten. Der Film, der zu grausam war für diese Welt, wurde nie gezeigt. Realpolitik hatte den surrealen Horror ersetzt.
Holocaust  WWII  post-war  Europe  UK  USA  Palestine  Israel  Gaza-Israel  conflict  Gaza  Politics  Iron  Curtain  history 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
SPIEGEL.TV - Zum 25 Jaehrigen Jubilaeum des Mauerfalls.
... Gregor Gysi "Wenn man die Welt nicht kennt, ist man unsicher. [... Die Errichtung der Mauer hat auch ein Stueckchen Selbstbewustsein genommen." ] // "Eine Diktatur lebt von Angst." >> Thus the Stasi-Apparatus, keeping Status quo. &!&!& http://www.spiegel.tv/filme/magazin-vom-12111989/ &!&!&!& http://youtu.be/5RahBpu2HV0
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Geopolitics since the fall of the Berlin Wall - YouTube
"History never ends, we did not think through what happens to Russia [post-fall of Iron Curtain.] [...] Enormous mistakes were made, giving advice in transitioning to democratic capitalism[/social capitalism/Sozial Marktwirtschaft.]" [ 22 Hindsight ] [ Reluctance of Europe to lead and Germany's role. ] [ Chances missed, 89 was a huge opportunity ] & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Gx3Qm20aE "Has Berlin moved past the Wall?" ... << Stasi past still unresolved. Nothing done like SA did post-apartheid lead by Mandela. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_and_Reconciliation_Commission_(South_Africa) & http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-mandela-tried-to-heal-the-wounds-of-apartheid/ & http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cul/summary/v054/54.1lund.html "Only by knowing the truth can we hope to heal the terrible open wounds that are the legacy of apartheid.... Only the truth can put the past to rest. —Nelson Mandela" & http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29974950
German  reunification  Berlin  Wall  East  Germany  Iron  Curtain  Cold  War  history  Germany  Baltic  States  East  Europe  Russia  Putin  vladimirputin  geopolitics  Career  Politicians  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  USA  Leadership  Europe  Unrechtsstaat  Angela  Merkel  helmutkohl  Helmut  Kohl  society  culture 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Auf Messers Schneide - Warum die DDR ohne Blutvergießen unterging (Doku) - YouTube
min 20 - Prague / min 28-29 - Mikhail Gorbachev does not meet Erich Honeckers request for support with Soviet Army Tanks and personnel against it's people.
DDR  east-germany  East  Germany  Mauerfall  Germany  history  Iron  Curtain  Stasi 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
dctp.tv | Das webTV der dctp
Kohl made the decision for the catastrophic exchange rate and the uncreative implementation of East Germany's bankrupt and uncompetitive economy - politically (elections) and from lobby of West German Industries. ... Plus there were plans by others (Mitterand) to not integrate GDR into DDR, but into Europe and transform in into that process. But the fall of the iron curtain would have been still uncertain. .... Post-Reunification 1990 - investments were politically motivated. West Germany didn't needed, economically, East Germany. Fall of Iron Curtain - globalisation really took hold, became unstoppable; India, China, Russia, Latin America opened up its markets and joined the established western (capitalistic markets) wholly. !!! Every German company and every German employee stands to compete with the whole world. Period. And vice versa. >> Thus subsidies and favouritism and golden handshakes etc etc. The world is flat. Period. Differences are not that stark in G20 anymore.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a

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