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Negative Trust

November 19, 2011 1 comment

Negative trust – like the trust of the cold war. I trust that if I attack you with nuclear arms you will strike back in such a way that I will regret my attack. I trust you know that I will attack you, too.

Or the trust in fast food chains : I trust that if your food would really harm me that would become public and destroy your business – and you have no interest in that.

Or the trust into politicians : if you are a crook people will notice and not reelect you – and you have no interest in that.

Where is the positive trust? Art, religion, culture, friends?

Peace is build on trust.

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Peace is based on trust

November 19, 2011 1 comment

Peace is based on trust

If trust is lost – peace is lost. So if we lost trust in our economic and political system and in our politicians very much is lost.
Trust can be earned through actions. How can our very own actions inspire trust and another kind of peace?

Do we see a fictionalization of politics?

November 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Are politicians just tops of the iceberg of “their” organisations? Good or bad interfaces for interests of power? Like stars in a movie: for this role you take Bruce Willis, but you can take X or Y or Z, too. Most actors come aboard a movie after years of preparing work. Do politicians embark on interests of power that suit their brand and promise profit? Do we see a fictionalization of politics?

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Revolution of Possibilities

Capitalism is crisis, post by Adbusters. I see a connection to Erich Mühsahm’s “Idealistisches Manifest“.

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Thoughts on money

Money
© Detlef Cordes 2009

  • Do we HAVE money like we HAVE a bicycle?
  • You cannot HAVE money at all. Money is a river. It flows permanently.
  • Money is communication.
  • Money is confidence and trust.
  • Money is a tale told by an idiot. Full of sound and fury – signifying nothing.
  • Money is just the cipher of our dreams.
  • Money is THE cardinal virtue.

 

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Integrity in Politics

‎”Integrity” is a concept full of tension in politics, as politics is about compromise, face-saving and back room deals. You want to make something happen > you have to dine with the devil > you have to have a long spoon.

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Exploitation of weakness

To end the exploitation of human beings by human beings is not even a goal any more.

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