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Silencing Free Speech. Stifling Julian Assange

Julian Assange’ access to the internet has been cut off. ‘They’ don’t want to hear what he is saying and certainly don’t want the general public to be informed about ulteriorly motivated ends of ‘them’. The truth being shared by Wikileaks is not welcome to those whose agenda is secret, because the outcome is not intended to benefit everyone, but only a few. Politicians in cahoots with big business and financial institutions do not want to listen to people like Julian because the information he offers the common public jeopardizes their negatively interdependent goals. The British Government, supported by several European Community members such as The Netherlands, accused the Russian Government of poisoning a retired spy. The lies and coverups are so obvious but they should be understood as abusive arrogance on the side of the governing classes, who know that they can get away with them, because the peoples are unable to unify and move against them. This hubris is therefore destroying…

Living or Dead Organisations

Living or Dead Organisations  This research was conducted by Creazene, Institute Towards Sustainability in Switzerland.
Are organisations and living systems negatively interdependent (benefiting some at the costs of others i.e. environment, life, social cohesion, conflict, earthquakes, aquifer pollution, CO2, Methane emissions, etcetera) or positively interdependent (benefiting everyone and everything) as a sustainable circular system mimicking nature using recursive patterns? (Capra, Luisi, 2014) (Mandelbrot 1980). Will they be based on systems science? Without rebuilding, re-designing the current competitive linear economic model into a non-linear economic system based on relationships in equilibrium, a sustainable and durable future global governance system cannot be created. (Bateson, 1972), simply because a linear system cannot be sustained in a non-linear universe.Will the system be controllable by cybernetical steering? Every living system would …

Value of Love

'The weather is good and I love to sit on a couch with you, watching the sun go down and I found a letter in an old forgotten book of which I don't remember what I read, but that does not matter because we are here and I look at the sun and I am looking at you, thinking all is alright. But sunsets change into dawns, and dawns form again into dusks and the sun will go down and up again with or without us all...' I m trying to remember the words, but the hand written letters are dancing in the haziness of the evening, so I keep looking at you and that is enough to finally understand.'

Organisations such as governments are Living Systems: Will they survive or die?

You and I, the production of chemical compounds, political parties, the police, government, the hospital, an oil company and retirement home, the TV network, a newspaper, and many other organisations are in fact; ‘living systems’ and as the famous German sociologist Niklas Luhmann called them; ‘Social Systems of Communication’. A human body, an animal body, a plant, a flower, a tree, an insect, a fish, a mammal, an ape, a crocodile, a heap of earth, a mole hill, the oceans, a butterfly, a salamander; the too are ‘living systems and social systems of communication’. It is because these living systems communicate all the time with everything that surrounds them and within themselves, they are able to stay alive. These living systems are all equipped with the ability to learn from cognitive interaction with their internal and external environment, (Exchange of information) which we call ‘learning’. They can survive because the stay within the borders of natural functionality which I h…

Swiebertje

Deze week keek ik, zoals ik sinds 2009 pleeg te doen, naar de diverse presentaties, debatten en optredens van onze politieke en economische wereldelite die tijdens de 48e editie van de World Economic Forum te  Davos hun opwachting maakten. Het 2018 credo van deze jaarlijkse vergadering was; het ‘creëren van een gedeelde toekomst in een gebroken wereld’.  Ze gebruikten het Engelse woord ‘fractured’ wat ik hier heb vertaald als gebroken. Men sprak over mogelijke oplossingen om onze wereld te helen, maar omdat de wereld zo enorm complex is geworden, is er mijns inziens, door niemand, een echte, concrete oplossing geboden om onze gebroken wereld te kunnen repareren. Trump zei dat de VS op de eerste plaats komt, maar voegde nu toe dat alle andere leiders dat ook zouden moeten doen met het land waar zij vandaan kwamen. Onze premier Rutte zou dus Nederland op de eerste plaats moeten zetten, maar daar zie ik nu een fractuur. Als ik tweede kamer discussies op Youtube bekijk, zie ik vaak dat ee…

World Economic Forum Theme for 2018; 'Inclusive Growth'

The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland will be held this month for the 45th time. Its slogan is: ‘improving the state of the world’. This is not an easy task, because improving what is created fundamentally wrong, makes, in my humble opinion, things ‘wronger’. Over the course of a week, top politicians – even the President of the USA, Donald Trump will be attending – and a mixed crowd of business people, celebrities, NGO executives and journalists will be there to talk about what to do to ensure economic growth can be ‘inclusive’.  But what do they mean by inclusive growth? And why is growth necessary? I shall try to explain this from a systems, scientific viewpoint. Growth in organisms, people, plants or animals, is possible from the beginning of life’s conception to a certain age and then decline starts to change growth into decay, because the energy stored in life is needed to feed new forms of organisms in order to continue life. Growth is therefore limited …

Café Weltschmerz Interview (27/12/2017)

De grootste denkfout een mens maakt is dat hij of zij zich doelen stelt waarvoor het nodig is informatie die zulke doelen tegen zou kunnen houden, te ontkennen, te ontlopen of te negeren. Dit betekent meteen dat een doel alleen nog behaald kan worden door forcering of door tolerantie door anderen, maar dat de uitkomst altijd instabiel zal zijn, nooit voort kan duren of duurzaam kan zijn. Alleen door de acceptatie en het benutten van alle informatie en deling ervan met iedereen die bij zo’n doel betrokken raken of zijn wordt het stabiel en kan het voortduren.  Want door alle relevante informatie en kennis wel te delen met iedere zogenaamde stakeholder, wordt het beheersbaar omdat je dan steeds met nieuwe informatie e.e.a. bij kunt sturen. Dit is het principe van cybernetica. Een systeem moet kunnen leren om te leven. Informatie (positieve en negatieve feedback) wordt terug gestopt in het levende systeem om te kunnen blijven leren. Kijk eens naar de debatten in de Tweede Kamer en let op w…