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what's right - and who's who

26.08.2014 tags [ knowledge | history | madness ]

approx. half a year ago the THAI government was removed by military. The military claimed that the whole system and most of the politicians are corrupt and abuse their power, the people and the country. No blood.

I heard a lot of critics. People said, that democracy was replaced by dictatorship.

Soon after, the Ukraine government was toppled. The ones who took over said, that the former government was corrupt and abused their power. Lots of blood.

It felt like people agreed - since most people thought that a corrupt and "bad" government should be replaced by a "good" government.

Fact is:
Thailand is on a way to recovery.
Ukraine is on a way to disaster, basically on a way to hell.

So, what's the deal? Which coup is "right"? Who's right? What's right?

I'd say ... people should look into their own shit going on.

If we look at Germany today, it's moving away from "democracy" at a speed of light. We vote. For what? We have to pay for news we don't want to see. Our (tax) money is used to support war and we sell weapons to conflict ridden areas. We send German soldiers to Afghanistan. We lost 2 wars - not too long ago.

We're loosing any awareness of reality. We're driven by fears, by news which cause fear and this at a pace which is scary. Yesterday Iraq, after that Libya. then Egypt, then Ukraine, then MH17, now Gaza, now this, now that. It always lasts a week, or so.

They're trying to drive us crazy! Fuck the news!

The distance from todays life to "real life" increases every second.

What's real life?

Discrimination against Women

09.10.2009 tags [ anger | press-mess | history ]

The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is an international convention adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly.

The six UN member states that have not signed the convention are Iran, Nauru, Palau, Somalia, Sudan, and Tonga. These are either Islamic states (Iran, Somalia, Sudan) or small Pacific Island nations (Nauru, Palau, Tonga). Niue and the Vatican City have also not signed it. The United States has signed, but not yet ratified.

The world is an interesting place, isn't it?!

Wind of Change

21.09.2006 tags [ knowledge | history ]

Since Tuesday (19-09-06) Thailand is controlled and reigned by military. They gained control Tuesday night and from a western point of view this sounds scary...

However, after months of tension and a 50/50 torn apart Thai nation - about their former Premier, it's almost a release for most of the Thais (over 80% feel okay about the coup according to a survey in Bangkok Post). Thai hearts and feelings tick different to Westerners.

And I must say... even though a coup d'eta is definitely not a democratic way of solving conflicts, it might be to the good of the country, if the new guys manage to reduce corruption within the system.

Let's watch and see whether a 'new' democraacy can be established and whether they are really able to take out some of the bad roots and restore peace and unity in the country. I wish the new men on top and the people succeding in finding a new and solid path - hopefully good enough to avoid any future interference by the military. Thailand - the land of the free - has a great chance! Take it!