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Use of Knowledge, Experience & Feelings - for a PROACTIVE Awareness of our WORLD

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To all my FRIENDS from all over the WORLD...

 

Some of you may know about the WEBSITE I am setting up;

Here's the FIRST PUBLICATION of it; WHY AM I DOING IT?

 

FIRST REASON: sharing with you the unusual informations I'm used to encounter on the internet.

SECOND REASON: expressing my own point of vue over current news and phenomenas that catched my attention. Because I like writting, I like searching informations, I like questionning the things.

THIRD REASON: making you REACT!!!! ... I always try to avoid being passive to what I see, listen to, learn. I am convinced that being passive is dangerous, because you may be manipulated by others' desires.

 

BE FREE, think over your environment, react, exchange your points of vue. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED (ne prenez rien pour acquis).

There is NO EVIDENCE; evidence is an illusion. What you call evidence is just your subjective PERCEPTION of people, events, objects & conceptions.

 

>>> Think anything you want. But think SOMETHING that comes from your thought process, that you can confront to others' opinions.

That what I would call being a CITIZEN of the world.

 

 

 

Enjoy my weekly publications! I remain available to  any suggestions-ideas-love declarations. ^^

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INTERNATIONAL POLITICS - Ukraine: victim of the Russians' expansion... & of UN's petrifaction

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WHAT’S HAPPENING:


- Protestation movements have been raised in Ukraine since September of 2013. Since January, the 20th of 2014, these movements took a violent aspect: this day, military forces intervened, and made 60 deaths.

 

- The fact is there are two demands expressed in those protestations. First, the Ukrainian people act for more democracy in their actual political regime. Secondly, some of them also show the will of taking part of the European Union.

 

WHAT I THINK:

 

- I just want you to bear in mind this article of international law: the Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter prohibits states from “engaging in any threats or uses of force against other states”. There we are, that’s exactly what Russia is doing when it'sintervening in Crimea.

 

According to me, Crimea should NOT remain to Russia. And I’ll explain why in 3 points.

 

1. First, because I don’t think Russia want to annex Crimea for making it better. In the history, Stalin organized the mass deportation of the entire Tatar population - some 220,000 people - to Central Asia, along with 70,000 Crimean Greeks. Russia is not the most appropriate actor, to care about a territory composed of diversity (Russians, Greeks, Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians). The most appropriate would be Europe, whose motto (devise) is “united in diversity”.

 

2. Second, because Russia has annexed it in a brutal and unilateral way. Think about it: Russia organize a Referendum, then 96,77% of the Crimean people “voted for” their annexion to ex-URSS… Hahaha. Are there other voting processes today where we reach such a majority? This is not reliable (credible), all the more so as Crimea is actually in military occupation by Russia. Russia is running over the liberty of sovereignty of Crimea, and soon will run over the liberty of the Crimean people.

 

3. Third, because Russia is doing this annexion with a bigger ambition. I am convinced Russia doesn’t want to annex Crimea for annexing Crimea itself. Does everybody have forgotten the Russian intervention in Georgia, in 2008? They still occupy military speaking two zones of Georgia: Abkhazia & South Ossetia. Now Crimea. Tomorrow, Byelorussia. This Eurasia they claim to care about, is according to me, nothing more than the post URSS.

 

CONCLUSION: What I find extraordinary in this story, is that everybody is disputing about it, but nobody’s doing anything. The one who should intervene would be a third force representing the international community. They should intervene, only to protect the integrity of the Ukrainian territory & Ukrainian people.

 

… But we fall again & again in the “UN’s chronic petrifaction” (pétrification), which Mr Syrian Crisis or Mr Deutch case after WW2 had previously met.

 

… The problem is not only international conflicts, but also the international ineptitude of resolving it.

 

SOURCES:

 

- http://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/europe/manifestations-en-ukraine/l-article-a-lire-sur-l-ukraine-si-vous-ne-comprenez-rien-a-la-crise_534615.html (resume of the Ukrainian situation)

- http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2014/03/18/le-moteur-de-poutine-est-ideologique-pas-pragmatique_4385221_3214.html (explicating the conflict through Poutine’s point of view)

- http://www.politis.fr/Crimee-les-bonnes-ames-qui,26149.html?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=twitterfeed (violent article)

- http://www.letemps.ch/Page/Uuid/54ae64dc-ae69-11e3-b991-ba09a63baa04/Ca_y_est_la_Crim%C3%A9e_fait_partie_de_la_Russie (principal stages of the annexion of Crimea by Russia)

- http://www.blacksea-crimea.com/history1.html (History of Crimea)

- http://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/view/122565-crimea-referendo-adhesion-rusia (referéndum)

- http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/putins-takeover-of-crimea-is-part-of-a-larger-strategy/2014/03/03/a9cd5d7a-a2ec-11e3-84d4-e59b1709222c_story.html (Russian Eurasian Project)

- http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116819/international-law-russias-ukraine-intervention (Intervention in Crimea, and international law)

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGIES - Why Facebook is not your best friend...

!!! See 2:50 !!!

 

""Zuckerberg rambles on during video excerpts from the interview, watch the young CEO collapse under intense questioning and sweat over your privacy issues ? D...""

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WHAT’S GOING ON:

 

- The BUYOUT (rachat) of WHATSAPP by Facebook for $19 milliards chilled up my spine (m’a fait froid dans le dos).

 

- What concerns me is that there are too many GREY AREAS (zones d’ombre) around Facebook, and the fact they are actually SWALLOWING (avaler) other worldwide APPLICATIONS means that they will EXTEND & STRENGHTEN those grey areas.

 

- Do you really think Facebook is merely (simplement) the idea of a young guy of Harvard, which aims at deliver for FREE an online social networking service?

 

- I personally think Facebook has become so appreciated (être prisé) & imposing (imposant), that it must have been INVOLVED in other missions linked with the CIA among other things. And this is inadmissible.

 

WHAT I BELIEVE:

 

-  Let’s have a quick glance at what is Facebook ECONOMICALLY SPEAKING; 1,23 milliards of USERS in last February, 2014/ Facebook’s SHARE PRICE (l’action en bourse) of NASDAQ, May, the 30th of 2012: 28,19 >>> Facebook’s share price of NASDAQ, February the 24rd of 2014: 70,78 (> from May 2012 to February 2014, roughly speaking the Facebook’s share price has been multiplied by 2,5).

 

- According to OFFICIAL SOURCES, Facebook was created by a nice & smart 19 years-old geek of Harvard, whose project was financed by a FRIEND (Edward Severin) & later by an INVESTOR of Silicon Valley (Tim Draper), before being quoted in STOCK EXCHANGES of NASDAQ and receiving fundings  from shareholders (avant d’être côté en bourse à la NASDAQ & de recevoir des financements d’actionnaires).That’s the “real reality” described in the films The Social Networking, & Mark Zuckenberg: the real face behind Facebook.

 

I am sorry, but I FEAR that both films are nothing but PROPAGANDA… to make us believe Facebook aims at delivering us free networking services for helping the world to communicate more. LIES! Facebook is nothing but a huge MAPPING of HUMAN NETWORKS, & a tremendous source of individuals’ INFORMATION DOCUMENTS.

 

… Registering in Facebook, is completing your own information document, and giving them for free… Without really knowing what they would do of those information.

 

… WHY DO I THINK FACEBOOK IS DANGEROUS?

 

1. First, because it is INDIRECTLY FINANCED by the CIA. In 2005, the ACCEL PARTNERS’ COMPANY invested $US12.7 million (Facebook state: 10%); its manager is James BREYER. The latter was the chairman of National Venture Capital Association of America (NVCA). A man called Gilman LOUIE joined the NVCA in 2004. Gilman Louie is also known to be the first CEO of IN-Q-TEL (technology research), a venture capital firm established by the CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY in 1999 to “get together funding companies that could develop technology the CIA would use to "gather data."”. Another board member of In-Q-Tel was Anita JONES, previously director of DEFENSE RESEARCH & ENGINEERING for the US Department of Defence. Anita Jones was also adviser to the SECRETARY OF DEFENCE and overseeing the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (high-tech development).  

 

What is doing the DARPA program is controversial; in January 2002, they established the Information Awareness Office (IAO), but was DEFUNDED by the Congress in 2003. Why? Because there have been massive public criticism because the IAO aims at the development & deployment of technologies for creating a mass surveillance system. Some theories suppose that the IAO took other forms to keep acting after its destruction, & that it is notably involved in the Facebook program.

 

… That’s why I am convinced THERE IS A CLOSE LINK between Facebook, Accel Partners’, NVCA, In-Q-Tel, DARPA, the IAO, the CIA, and the US Department of Defense.

 

I believe that the SIZE of investments and the GATHERING of so many organizations (private enterprises, US government & the CIA), is the proof of the MAGNITUDE (ampleur) of the project hidden by Facebook; there are HUGE ISSUES (enjeux) BEHIND FACEBOOK.

 

… But Facebook, is far more than Facebook itself…

 

2. Facebook BOUGHT 8 APPLICATIONS (Branch Media –Snaptu – Instagram – Lightbox – Spool – Atlas – WhatsApp – Gowalla), the more representative are Instagram & Whatsapp. For the first one (Instagram), Facebook put on the table $1 Milliard in april 2012. For the second one (WhatsApp), Facebook invested $19 Milliards to buy it out (racheter), in february 2014.

 

… Even though Mark Zuckenberg pretended that each company bought would “Continue its development in an independent way”, what alarms me is that Facebook seems to try MONOPOLIZING the sources of information.

 

And in the newspapers, movies or documentaries, everybody think it is for economic reasons: Facebook is eager to protect itself & for that ground (raison) is buying out most of the social networking companies.

 

But I think that if Facebook would be simply a normal economic enterprise, it wouldn’t have the importance it has known. There is SOMETHING BEHIND FACEBOOK.

 

3. What I know & want to share with you, is a VIDEO of the FIRST INTERVIEW OF MARK ZUCKENBERG in july 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xITJFb9033s). He was 19, LOSE the CONTROL of the situation & lose his words, sweating a lot, and tried to SAVE TIME REMOVING HIS SWEAT (pull). He wanted to keep it but the presenter took the sweat out of Mark’s hands. She discovered the SYMBOL HIDDEN in the back of the sweat, and showed it. Mark was lost, and didn’t react. The symbol is, according to crazy theories, linked with the N E W  W O R L D  O R D E R conspiration. The Israel star showed on the mysterious pattern (schema) of Mark’s sweat would be the planification of ARAB REVOLUTIONS, which began in September 2010.

 

… CONCLUSION:  question yourself when you can use massively something FREE online.

 

… To my mind, we CANNOT BLAME the CIA for using the personal information of its users, because it is of the RESPONSABILITY of the users to publish their life.  BUT!! we can BLAME the CIA for indirectly SETTING MEANS of sharing the individuals’ life without explicitly saying to them HOW & WHY their personal information will be USED. This method is so vicious…

 

… Okay. Sooo. Mr. Facebook… now you know why I left you…

 

SOURCES:

 

- (**)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xITJFb9033s

- (***)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3PUvXLE6_0

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnPI7B7ZS9M

- (*) http://www.globalresearch.ca/facebook-the-cia-conspiracy/12685

- http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/fb/historical

- (*)  http://elcomercio.pe/tecnologia/actualidad/facebook-whatsapp-instagram-otras-empresas-que-compro-noticia-1711321

-  (*) http://www.metronews.fr/high-tech/whatsapp-quand-facebook-rachete-19-milliards-une-application-qui-tombe-en-panne/mnbx!aSBNCEWFgCiL6/

- http://whoownsfacebook.com/

- (*)http://www.naturalnews.com/036889_facebook_darpa_cia.html#

- http://obsession.nouvelobs.com/high-tech/20140220.OBS7157/whatsapp-a-19-milliards-de-dollars-facebook-a-t-il-fait-une-folie.html

- http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2012/04/09/01007-20120409ARTFIG00432-facebook-achete-instagram-pour-1-milliard-de-dollars.php

- http://www.google.com.mx/imgres?start=100&sa=X&rlz=1C1KMZB_enMX560MX560&espvd=210&es_sm=93&biw=1024&bih=537&tbm=isch&tbnid=qfMy_hhDIeyjoM%3A&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Ffmacskasy.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F06%2F18%2Fkgb-cia-stasi-sis-facebook%2F&docid=wW2oLReC9SeK5M&imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Ffmacskasy.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F06%2Ffacebook-questions.png&w=857&h=657&ei=ZxEEU8fQIML4yQGVwIH4Bg&zoom=1&ved=0CA4QhBwwAzhk&iact=rc&dur=816&page=10&ndsp=11

-  http://mobile.agoravox.fr/tribune-libre/article/facebook-serait-il-au-service-de-33214

-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGrSI-ca1m8

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Hvu3aLAsM

- http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/12/22/wall-street-the-media-the-cia-and-facebook/

- Film Mark Zuckenberg : the real face behind facebook

- Film The social network

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aAdDXI58gg 

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INTERNATIONAL POLITICS - ARAB SPRING - REVOLUTIONS... FOR EVOLUTIONS ?

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia adopted a new constitution on Monday, a big stride towards democracy in the country that began the Arab Spring revolutions and has largely avoided the chaos and violence now plaguing
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WHAT’S GOING ON :


- In early 2011, TUNISIA set up an ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTEST through uprisings and rebellion that spread across the MIDDLE EAST in early 2011. This movement was designed by worldwide Medias as the “ARAB SPRING”.


- We are in early 2014, that is to say 3 years after the initiating of this contestation wave, TUNISIA is once again in a LEADING POSITION of this protest wave, for being the first in establishing a CONSTITUTION, described as a PROGRESSIVE one by the majority of the newspapers (the Huntington post, the World for instance).


WHAT I BELIEVE:


- To sum up, Tunisia is presented by media as an example of triumph of the DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS, after the Arab spring. Why a democratic progress? Because they created a new CONSTITUTION, said to be PROGRESSIVE. Why progressive? Because the LIBERTY OF THINKING is TEORICALLY recognized, through FREEDOM OF RELIGION.


Okay. So, at first sight, the Arab spring (through the example of Tunisia) was no more than a CLAIM of POOR PEOPLE to GAIN MORE LIBERTY when it comes to the daily life INTERPRETATION of RELIGION in their Constitution.


In a nutshell (en résumé): a REVOLUTION for an EVOLUTION of PEACE (made by internal forces).


- Wait. We cannot forget that the NATIONALS of each country were HELPED by ABROAD FORCES in fighting. First, I refer to the UNO, I refer to the US, I refer to France & GB directly speaking. Secondly, I refer to Qatar & Arabia Saudi indirectly speaking.


SINCERELY, I do NOT BELIEVE that so many actors would INTERVENE only for DEMOCRATIC MOTIVES; so does Henry KISSINGER (American diplomat during the cold war) think: “The (…) War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles”.  So, we can assume (en déduire) that the main point in doing those revolutions, was a little more complicated than helping POOR PEOPLE gaining FREEDOM (an abstract principle): it was more for NATIONAL INTERESTS.


1. On the first side, what are we thinking about when NATIONAL INTERESTS? First: ECONOMIC INTERESTS. Were some economic interests coming into play (entrer en jeu) in the Arab spring? Of course, YES!!! > QATAR and ARABIA SAUDIS (AS) usually invested in some rebel countries as Egypt (18 milliards $ in early 2013), certainly in order to EMPOWER LOCAL POLITIC MOVEMENTS (Muslim Brothers-Frères Musulmans/sunnit Muslims) >>> the latter (ces derniers) SHARE the VALUES of Qatar & AS (Conservationism…). In other words, it’s like USING MONEY for promoting IDEAS & VALUES.


… And what’s unique in Middle East, it’s when you say “politics”, you also say “religion” >>> Sooo, when you promote POLITICS VALUES, you also promote RELIGIOUS VALUES.


2. On the other side, let’s talk about the US, France & GB. Why did they take part in the Libya & Syria conflict, but not in the Tunisia or Egyptian conflict? You ALREADY KNOW WHY: because you may find less oil and gas in Egypt, than in Libya for instance (Libya is the 10th top proved reserve worldwide, before Qatar, Algeria, and China, but is for the moment on the 29th top total oil production worldwide; what means that the oil reserves of Libya are not  well used).


Yet that’s sounds more like: a REVOLUTION for an EVOLUTION of ECONOMY & POLITICS… AND RELIGION’ MODELS (made by external Powers).


- SOOO… YOU can NOT SUM UP this Arab Spring with the STRUGGLE OF FREEDOM for the ones, and the SEARCH OF NATIONAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS for the others.


… Because WHAT’S AT STAKE TODAY (ce qui est en jeu), is an INFLUENCE WAR.


- For me, an influence war refers to the fact some countries use strategies to dominate a country, and all those strategies are economic, religious, technologies, political and cultural. The fact of dominating a country not by strength, but thanks to influence. The main goal of the INFLUENCE WAR would be something like: “Trying to BE CONSIDERATED as the CIVILIZATION MODEL of the 21st century”.


- NOW. Think, Think, Think. And REALIZE that the Arab Spring is the random result (résultat hazardeux) of a SYNERGY of INTERNAL & EXTERNAL FORCES. DO you really THINK it’s NORMAL???


… Do you really THINK that it’s NORMAL that a so-called (sois-disant) PROCESS OF DEMOCRATISATION was impulsed by ABROAD COUNTRIES??


I DO NOT SUPPORT THE INTERVENTIONS OF ABROAD COUNTRIES in the ARAB SPRING. Because the “Democratization” is not the ESTABLISHING of the democratic process on a territory by OTHER POWERS so-called themselves democratic. The “Democratization”, I think, is the GLOBAL INTELLECTUAL & FACTUAL (factual) PROCESS that an ENTIRE PEOPLE (un people entire) made itself, for CREATING ITS OWN DEMOCRATIC MODEL.


- I know this position I take is MERELY THEORICAL (purement théorique). The problem is that in our century, INTRUSION (ingérance) has become “USUAL” (courant)… All the more so as (d’autant plus que) the people who want to do a revolution ARE NOT WELL ORGANIZED to do it (to be well organized, it would take them months & years). Then, I am conscious that the stimulus or means of doing the revolution come usually come from abroad, because those actors help in triggering (déclencher) this revolution more quickly.


So, the REVOLUTION, in the facts, may NOT be TRIGGERED ONLY by INTERNAL FORCES in our 21st CENTURY.


The problem is that, when one’s HELPING you TRIGGERING the REVOLUTION, one’s   TOOK OWNERSHIP (se sont appropriés) OF THOSE REVOLUTIONS.


… Yeahhh… Sooo…  >>>  It might not be your REVOLUTION. But make your own EVOLUTION.

 

SOURCES:


- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZylvGRdnY20

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVD6ci0SpPs

- http://www.lesoirdalgerie.com/articles/2013/05/07/article.php?sid=148584&cid=51

- http://www.lyoncapitale.fr/Journal/Lyon/Actualite/Actualites/L-autre-direct/Adel-Ben-Lagha-La-Tunisie-a-montre-le-chemin

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Egyptian_coup_d'%C3%A9tat

- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-s-goodman/syria-international-intervention_b_4653395.html

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_II_Conference_on_Syria

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Conference

- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/21/syrian-civil-war-arab-spring_n_4550626.html

- (*) http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/10/18/whos-fighting-who-in-syria/

- (*) http://geodinamics.blogspot.mx/2013/09/syria-sangra-informate-porque-eeuu.html

- http://middleeast.about.com/od/humanrightsdemocracy/a/Definition-Of-The-Arab-Spring.htm

- http://www.24heures.ch/monde/afrique/Laique-cette-nouvelle-Constitution-tunisienne-Mais-quelle-hypocrisie/story/28324289

- (*)http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/us-tunisia-constitution-idUSBREA0Q0OU20140127

- www.eia.gov/countries/country-data.cfm?fips=ly (see in “Petroleum” Sector)

 

 

 

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CULTURE & SOCIETY - FRANCE - Dieudonné: when humorist is compatible with antisemist

http://www.dieudosphere.com/
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WHAT'S GOING ON:

 

- French humorist, deeply implicated in politics. Since 2001, he has triggered contestation for his shows are in favor of Nazism and anti-Semitism;

 

- For instance: “the best swindlers (escrocs) of the world are jewish”, or insisting that JF Copé (president of the UMP, right party in France, whose mother is jewish) is not a “white people”, but an animal; a camel (dromadaire).

 

WHAT I BELIEVE:

 

- I believe Dieudonné is bad faith, incoherent, and manipulator.

 

- Because he used on the very beginning of his career, to denounce anti racism against black people (visited in Cameroun in 2007 with Jany LePen (extreme right party), to militate against what he called a genocide there). We can understand his position as an anti-racist of african people, he is the son of a Cameroonian (camerounais).

 

- But he indirectly attacks the jewish community, through his shows.  The problem for me: he demands to stop being racist against African people, but is himself racist against jewish people.

 

- Dear Dieudonné, the liberty of expression allows that you may think and express what you want. But you have to suffer the consequences of what you express; you should be jailed for the hatred you express against a religious community. I deepy disagree with you, man.


... Making people laugh, may make them partially forget but don’t change what you really do: making discrimination.

 

SOURCES:

 

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PGkv5Xxu8E 

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZRog_azu7k 

- http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieudonn%C3%A9 ;

- http://www.monsieur-biographie.com/celebrite/biographie/dieudonne-8122.php ;

- http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois_Cop%C3%A9

- http://www.frontnational.com/membres/jean-marie-le-pen/ ;

- http://www.rue89.com/2013/12/30/contre-dieudonne-cest-a-societe-reagir-gouvernement-248670

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CULTURE & SOCIETY / GLOBAL ECONOMY - Private or public: that is the question, Mr Education...

CULTURE & SOCIETY / GLOBAL ECONOMY - Private or public: that is the question, Mr Education... | Use of Knowledge, Experience & Feelings - for a PROACTIVE Awareness of our WORLD | Scoop.it
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WHAT’S GOING ON :

 

- A worldwide movement of educative reforms has been hold since 2012 to this day. I could refer to the educative reform of Mexico (2012-2013), the educative reform of the USA “Race to the Top” (2012-2013), the schedules’ reform of pre and primary schools in France (2013-2014), or the organic law for bettering the educative quality in Spain (2013-2014).


- This global reshuffle (remaniement) of the educative systems those last years, provides evidence of (témoigne de) the global tentative of resolving economic issues by providing a better quality education.

 

WHAT I THINK:

 

-  In most of our world’s countries, the private and public scholar system coexist.

 

Some said that the solution of improving the education standards for bettering economic situations, would not be to create reforms for the PUBLIC system, but simply eliminate PUBLIC schools and encourage the viability of private schools. The reason: it is known that the quality of private schools is higher than for the public ones (12 over 16 countries of the OECD are considered to have better educational resources in private school than in public school – see sources*).

 

- Okay. So, my purpose today will be to defend that: I am AGAINST the PRIVATIZATION of the entire educational systems in any country of our planet.


1. RIGHT First: because education is a fundamental right of the human beings. Now if privatization occurs, that suppose everybody should pay for attending private school. In other words, the poorest part of the population couldn’t go to school because they couldn’t pay for it.

But, wait. What confirm us that education is a fundamental right? Basically: the article 26 of the Universal Declaration of the UN: “every individual have the right to receive education”. This right has been remembered in the Millennium declaration of the NU, 2d objective: “primary education for everyone”.

 

2. NEED Because the human beings, to fully realize his potential, needs to receive education skills. The fact is that if all the schools are privatized, the poorest could not afford to enter any private school and would not receive any education.

“After bread, education is the first need of people”, said Danton, French politician of the 19’s century.

 

3. NO DISCRIMINATION Because we cannot accept any discrimination in our 21st century, including discrimination by money. Indeed, privatizing the educational system would lead to if you have not enough money for paying a private school, you could not go to school because of a lack of money.

This would be contributing to the social reproduction describing by Bourdieu, which theorize that a family with a rich capital of money because of good social positions, would make sure that their own offspring (progéniture) would go to the best expensive schools in order to have good social positions in society as their parents had... and become rich as well as were their parents.

 

CONCLUSION (summary): I affirm that the privatization of the entire scholar system of a country, would not bettering the global situation, but worsening the economical situation of it . Because privatizing the entire school system of a nation means that you need money to receive education and attend a private school; then, the poorest couldn’t go to classes. On the contrary, education is a fundamental right of the Human Beings. Moreover, one needs to go to school and has not to suffer any money discrimination.


Having that in mind, I am convinced that the solution is to BETTER the educational system of PUBLIC SCHOOLS, and not to eliminate it. I am then roughly speaking in favor of the reshuffles linked to scholar’s modifications.

 

… Of course, public schools deliver incomplete & imperfect scholarship. But remember that what is (virtually) free has obligatory deficiencies.

 

… An incomplete & imperfect education is still better than nothing.

 

SOURCES:

- http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/k-12/race-to-the-top (US reform)

- http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ley_Org%C3%A1nica_para_la_Mejora_de_la_Calidad_Educativa (spain reform)

- http://nouveaux-rythmes.education.gouv.fr/cette-reforme-cree-t-elle-des-inegalites.html (french reform)

- http://fr.slideshare.net/Aderlinparejamorales/educativomexicano (mexico’s history of educative system)

- (source*) http://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisaproducts/50110750.pdf (page 20, Figure 1.2 - how school autonomy, resources, climate and performance differ between publicly and privately managed schools - source: oecd, PISA 2009 Database; table b1.2.)

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Good morning, my name is Nicolas Delabaere, and I'm from France. <br>I've had a look on this topic, and I totally agree with you, about the rights everyone has to access, about knowledges, and about the necessity not only to ensure an educational level for everyone, but to let each student aspire to a social level, whatever the social class he's been breed along. <br>As far as I'm concerned, shifting an educational system to a private one would indeed cause imbalances, but there is something hidden behind this will of changing.<br>Knowledges and education are two points pretty hard to deal with, as long as you're not able to consider that needs can be different from a place to an other, from a group of people to an other. For example people from slums who would attend schools (unless they had one) would not need the same courses structures, the same way of learning things, because they would not have grown up with the same ideals a child from town would have. It has to do with personal setups, framed by the historical background and family education.<br>To conclude,
Nicolas Delabaere's comment, March 31, 2014 5:59 PM
maybe the main issue would be to follow better each student, considering their needs, but that seems impossible to a full scale, that would mean ending outnumbered students classes first. That only step seems to be to hard to make, since the number of teachers is constantly falling down.
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CULTURE & SOCIETY - Discriminate, or being discriminated: that is the question

CULTURE & SOCIETY - Discriminate, or being discriminated: that is the question | Use of Knowledge, Experience & Feelings - for a PROACTIVE Awareness of our WORLD | Scoop.it
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WHAT IS HAPPENING:

 

Saturday, March the 8th, was held the womens’ day organized by the ONU.

 

The declaration of the president of the CNDH (Comision Nacional de los Derechos Humanos) of Mexico remembers us that today, discrimination towards women still remain: “we must eradicate once and for all emotional abuse, intimidation, (…) or feminicide”(Words of the president of the CNDH Raúl Plascencia Villanueva, March, the 4th of 2014).

 

Today, I invite you to think about the “Discrimination concept”; we are so surrounded by this word that I think it is becoming too common in our century…

 

WHAT I THINK:

 

It’s the history of the ugly duckling (le villain petit canard). Basically, the history of a baby duck who is grey instead of being yellow as its brothers. Despised (méprisé) & rejected by all his peers, he will at the end of the story prove his worth, & be recognized as the most beautiful of all. The moral: being different doesn’t mean you worth less.

 

Now, let’s take a glance at the term discrimination itself: “The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people” (Oxford Dictionary). Discrimination is traditionally held on the grounds of visible characteristics like sex – disability – national origins – religion – age. It may be in the future a genetic discrimination , as showed in the film: Gattaca, genetic experiment.

 

Legally speaking, it is prohibited by the 5th article of the UN. It is also forbidden to consider discrimination with the 14th article of the European court of Human Rights (CEDH).

 

I will now explain you in 3 arguments why I think that discrimination should not exist.

 

1. First: because it is a word invented by the human beings. Because in the state of nature, we would describe it with the term “difference”. Discrimination is a human creation. The evidence:  the "Report on the Diseases and Physical Peculiarities of the Negro Race" of 1950 from the UNESCO, conclude that “race is a social myth”. In other words, the “discrimination” was created in the same time as the societies were edified.

 

2. Secondly, because it has no consistence. Everyone can use it & model it to fill with its own convictions & purposes. Because you could find so differences between a woman & a man, than between two men. It’s just a question of point of view… So, the problem with the term “discrimination” is that it can be easily manipulated. Bearing in mind the famous “Mein Kampf”, remember the Aryans were considered as the superior race, characterized by blond-haired & blue-eyed genotype. Hitler, who had no one of these physical traits, used this theory of superior race to eradicate the Jewish. Even if apparently, there is no relation between the Aryans & the Jewish…

 

3. Thirdly, because we know that this manipulating & virtual word can lead to vicious & real consequences. We cannot control the effects of the use of the term “discrimination”: it’s dangerous. The movie La vie est belle expose the decadence of a wonderful family, whose father is Jewish. The situation becomes out-of-control, and the father ends up dying. For being Jewish…

 

Conclusion: the term “discrimination”, according to me, is virtual, inconsistent, and dangerous.

 

... Because it is virtual, inconsistent & dangerous, one may use "discrimination" to protect himself, attacking one another; discriminate, if you fear being discriminated.

 

… The Human Beings will stop with this foolishness, the day when extra-terrestrials would come and invade us. Because then, the Human Beings would find a good reason to unit themselves as one race: save their own skin. All is a matter of point of view & purpose.

 

 

SOURCES:

 

- http://www.oem.com.mx/eloccidental/notas/n3317031.htm (press release - CNDH) > speech of the CNDH’s president, March the 4th: http://www.cndh.org.mx/sites/all/fuentes/documentos/PalabrasRPV/20140304.pdf

-  http://meinkampf1.blogspot.mx/ (resume of Mein Kampf)

- Gattaca, genetic experiment (film)

- La vie est belle (film)

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CULTURE & SOCIETY - The Artist: an insane genius, acting in our 19th-20th-21th centuries

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WHAT’S GOING ON :

 

-  Going on a MODERN MUSEUM in Mexico, I came across (je suis tombée sur) a work of Emmanuel TOVAR, called “PRECARITE”.  It was quite simple, but it left a MARK on me.

 

This work was made of FURNITURES (chairs-bench (banc)-wood trunk) and at the center, a TABLE made of a HUGE WHEEL. All those furnitures were COATED WITH (recouvertes de) kind of BLACK OIL (pétrole noir). In the background a TAPESTRY (grand tapis) on which the word “PRECARITE” appears (french, that means in english: insecurity, precarious situation).

 

- Reading the description, I realized this work aimed at representing POVERTY through a DIRTY and DISORDERED environment, with the word “Précarité”. But with the disposition of the furnitures and the wheel-table, it was as if POOR MARGINALS were trying to FIND SOLUTIONS of the SOCIETY’S ISSUES together.

 

- This work had a DEEP EFFECT ON ME, because it reminds me of the article I wrote on the ARAB SPRING, describing poor people WILLING to make a REVOLUTION, but they were DISORDERED and had FEW MEANS to MAKE their VOICES RISE (faire entendre leur voix).

 

- I then REFLECTED over it, and WONDERED: why Emmanuel TOVAR made this? Because he needs to EXPRESS his powerless when it comes to poverty? Because he wants to SUPPORT a kind of social revolution? Because he wants to be an HISTORIAN - ARTIST of what is happening on this century?

 

… In other words, I WONDERED: what is the SOCIAL ROLE of an ARTIST (19th-20th-21th centuries)?

  

WHAT I BELIEVE:

 

- “Si vamos a cambiar nuestra visión del mundo, las imágenes tienen que cambiar. El artista de hoy tiene un trabajo muy importante que hacer.” (If we have to CHANGE our WORLD'S VISION, the IMAGES have to CHANGE. The ARTIST of TODAY has to do an IMPORTANT WORK.) David Hockney, contributor of the Pop Art movement of the 60’s, is a British English painter and photographer.

 

- Most of us are considerating the artists as FOOLS (des fous), GENIUS, REVOLUTIONARIES. In other words, as human beings that we CANNOT really UNDERSTAND; they are EXTREME. The film The artist is a perfect illustration of the image we may have of an artist; CAPABLE of the BEST & the WORST of himself (off: when Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a legend of silent films, and more & more is going to oblivion (somber dans l’oubli) & alcohol, until burning down his own house).

 

- As all of us are playing an effective role in our society, the artists are a category that we cannot ignore. BUT WHICH ROLE HAVE THEM?

 

 

1. First, I AM CONVINCED that they are the PERFECT ILLUSTRATION of the 18th article of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS: the Human Beings have the LIBERTY of THOUGHT – of CONSCIENCE – of RELIGION. The ONLY LIMITS an artist has is the limits he SET to HIMSELF (se fixer des limites).

 

Sure, in our century you could find exceptions, and in some countries this UNIVERSAL RIGHT is NOT RESPECTED; I am referring to AI WEI WEI. For his POLITICAL MESSAGES behind his ART WORKS, he was thrown in JAIL (prison) for 81 days in 2011, for “economic crimes” by the CHINESE GOVERNMENT. They kept his PASSPORT for 3 years to avoid him from traveling abroad. TO CONCLUDE over that, the LIBERTY of the artist may only be RESTRICTED by his OWN COUNTRY (if his state is China, for instance) OR by HIMSELF.

 

 

2. SO. But ALL the ARTISTS don’t CONSIDER they have the SAME SOCIAL ROLE.

 

......… Making ART is like making LOVE; there are different MEANS OF DOING IT, and different IMPLICATIONS & MEANINGS behind it.

 

… & one could not CLASSIFY 1 artist in ONE SOCIAL ROLE. Because an artist EVOLVE with the SOCIETY in which he lives in, one artist is far from being a CONTINUOUS STYLE. Because an artist is a HUMAN BEINGS, complex and moving.

 

a)      Sooo. FIRSLY. Obviously, the ARTIST might have the role of EXPRESSING HIMSELF. For instance, I have in mind the work of CHAGALL, The Birthday (How he felt a few weeks before getting married).

 

b)      Well. SECONDLY. If it’s not for him, it’s for his public; the ARTIST is looking for BEAUTY, PERFECTION. In other words, make you DREAM, AMAZE you, or simply SELL it. I mean, “The starry night” of VAN GOGH would be coherent in this case (The work seems to be in movement, the lights of the stars are exaggerated, it works out an impression of serenity).

 

c)       Okay. But THIRDLY, don’t forget that the ARTIST could consider himself to have a MISSION: DESCRIBE THE WORLD IN WHICH HE IS LIVING, to play the role of an historian, to allow future generations to see what happened in the past. I will name the work of Diego RIVERA, “Man, controller of the Universe”, where you can find the representation of our society: a new scientific and industrial age, with the faces of famous men (Lenin, but the buyer, Rockefeller, wanted to put Lincoln’s face instead). I also have in mind the work of Georges Pierre SEURAT, A Sunday afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jarette (a mondain scene of a typical Paris afternoon).

 

d)      Yeah. FOURTHLY. Making some researches, you might think that an ARTIST might make a piece of art to MAKE you THINK ABOUT the PRESENT; the CURRENT SOCIETY. I am referring to some works; the one from René MAGRITTE, “The Human Condition” (reality is a matter of perception). I also think about the work of Emmanuel TOVAR, “Précarite” (Poor people, marginals thinking about our society to find solutions). It should also be José OROZCO, “El Hombre en Llamas” (thinking about universal themes and illusion).

 

e)      FINALLY. The ARTIST may be POLITICALLY INVOLVED, and through his works, you may find POLITICAL MESSAGES. In this case, the PIECE OF ART is not the objective, but is converting itself in a MEANS of TELLING YOU SOMETHING, make you REALIZE SOMETHING, to DENOUNCE something. I think over the work of WARHOL Campbell’s Soup Cans (the consumer’ society), DALI The face of war (Never ending and desesperate World War II), ROCKWELL Freedom from Fear (the insane character of war when you have children), POLLOCK No. 3 (after World War II, a mess of materials & emotions), or MIRO Still Life with Old Shoe (Civil Spain War of 1936, the sinister and poverty).

 

In some extreme cases, the ARTIST might PARTICIPATE IN a REVOLUTION: I bear in mind OROZCO, who joined the “La Manigua” ’s group of revolutionaries students. They developed with “energy, a serie of anticlerical drawings & paintings, considered as the best ones of all America” (Book Lo Mexicano, José Moreno Villa). With their revolutionary ways of perceiving reality, they took part in the social impulsion for change & revolution!

 

- & WHAT NOW? I think that if we may admit that ARTISTS are playing a ROLE when SOCIETIES are AT WAR, IN REVOLUTIONS, CHANGING… In 2014, where are they? Because it seems they are not very present those years. But ALL IS A MATTER A PERCEPTION… when you are looking in the past, you see their works & have the impression they were deeply present at that time (à cette époque). But if you think about it, guys… you may think that the artists of our PRESENT… will be the artists of the PAST of our FUTURE. They are HERE, but they will EXIST MORE in the FUTURE… ALL IS A MATTER OF PERCEPTION…

 

 

- To SUM UP; The ARTIST might be MISUNDERSTOOD (incompris), INSANE (fou), EXTREME, most of them OPERATING BEHIND THE SECENES (agissent dans l’ombre)…

 

… BUT!! … The ARTISTS are AWAKE people, ENTHRALLED people (captivés), & FREE people. And we need them to offset (contrebalancer) the Cartesian reasoning & way-of-living that is imposed by our 21st century.

 

… The ARTISTS are the ESSENCE, PURE & RAW (brut) STATE (état) of the HUMAN BEINGS.

 

… They Are Experienced Children.

 

SOURCES :

 

- http://www.buscabiografias.com/frasearte.htm (quotes)

- http://susiegadea.com/index.php/es/citas-de-artistas/el-arte-y-los-artistas/ser-artista (quotes)

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Weiwei

- http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/arts/design/chinese-dissident-ai-weiwei-to-take-his-art-to-alcatraz.html?_r=0

- http://www.un.org/es/documents/udhr/

- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/is-ai-weiwei-chinas-most-dangerous-man-17989316/

- (*) http://totallyhistory.com/art-history/famous-artists/

- http://www.theartwolf.com/articles/most-important-painters.htm

- Book: El Joven Orozco - Cartas de amor a una nina – LUMEN – Adriana Mavido

- Exposition “La conspiración de las bestias” of Emmanuel TOVAR, modern museum – DIERESIS – Guadalajara, Mexico

- Film “The Artist” - Michel Hazanavicius, with Jean Dujardin & Bérénice Bejo

- Book Lo Mexicano, of José Moreno Villa – Fondo de Cultura Economica – 2004 (page 44 to 59)

 

2013

Ai WEI WEI

Giving the finger to Tien Anh Men

 

1915

CHAGALL

The Birthday

 

1889

VAN GOGH

The starry night

 

1934

Diego RIVERA

Man, Controller of the Universe

 

1886

Georges Pierre SEURAT

A Sunday afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jarette

 

1935

René MAGRITTE

The Human Condition

 

2013

Emmanuel TOVAR

Précarité

 

1938

José OROZCO

El Hombre en Llamas

 

1962

WARHOL

Campbell’s Soup Cans

 

1940

DALI

The face of War

 

1941

ROCKWELL

Freedom from Fear

 

1937

MIRO

Still Life with Old Shoe

 

1949

POLLOCK

No. 3

 

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INTERNATIONAL POLITICS - FRANCE - Prsdt Hollande: similarity between his management of love & economic affairs

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS - FRANCE - Prsdt Hollande: similarity between his management of love & economic affairs | Use of Knowledge, Experience & Feelings - for a PROACTIVE Awareness of our WORLD | Scoop.it
La directrice de la rédaction de Closer explique sa décision de publier les photos qui confirment la liaison entre Julie Gayet et François Hollande...
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WHAT’S GOING ON:

 

- FRENCH PRESIDENT François Hollande, has been implicated by the famous newspapers Closer, to RUN a LOVE AFFAIR with an ACTRESS called Julie Gayet.

 

- All that caught the attention of the medias & has been very controversial, as far as he is supposed to ALREADY have a COMPANION (with who he’s not married), Valery Trierweiler, known as the “First Lady of France” (La première Dame de France).

 

-Moreover, this affair COMES AFTER 2 OTHERS French POLEMIC AFFAIRS (Leonarda & Dieudonné). The result roughly speaking (grosso-modo) is that Hollande is LESS & LESS perceived by the medias as someone who has the capacities to “bring the situation under control” (maitriser la situation).

 

WHAT I BELIEVE:

 

-  First, HOLLANDE is not known as a god of management, when it comes to ECONOMIC GOVERNMENTAL DECISIONS (as a proof, the unemployment rate as grown up to 0.1 point according to official sources, INSEE – third semester of 2013, France). From a quick and short glance at his love affairs, some French newspapers (Marianne) have pointed out his “POLITIC RECKLESSNESS” (imprudence politique).

 

Because the GLOBAL IMPRESSION that comes out from all of that, is that there is a LACK of RESPONSABILITY, CLARITY & ORDER from him, whether the thematic area.

 

-  Now, I demand you to take a minute & think over all that. Do you really think that a president would gently hang out (se ballader gentillement) every night, at one street of the Elysée palace (white house in France), with his RED electric scooter? Or he is a FOOL IN LOVE (“politic reckleness”) and really didn’t want us to know about his love affair… or we are all being MANIPULATED because he had the plan WE to “accidentally” DISCOVER his intimate relationship.

 

- Think, think, think. I personally think he triggered (déclenché) all that, to MAKE US FORGET about THINGS FAR MORE IMPORTANT. Sincerely, I am sorry François, but I don’t really care about your private life, if it is the fact you SHOULD be a MORAL MODEL for all of us. Being president is a FULL-TIME JOB, (travail à temps plein) that is to say the kind of job that require both public AND private implication. As far as I know, you’re not paid from 50% of your presidential position?

 

Well, I return to what I previously said; “I personally think he triggered (déclenché) all that, to make us forget about things far more important”. This affair is treated by the MEDIAS as if it had the SAME IMPORTANCE as the Leonarda affair (see the article in sources), or the Dieudonné affair. The DIFFERENCE between the Julie Gayet (=love) affair & the two others, is that the two ultimate ones wear the VALUES of the FRENCH REPUBLIC: define the threshold of TOLERANCE (seuil de tolerance) when it comes to refugees of eastern Europe (Romania), or antisemist remarks.

 

- Let’s CONSIDER now seriously the 2d SCENARIO; I think that he had previously planned to create a “media buzz” to hide other most important affairs, BUT has NOT THOUGHT OVER all the EFFECTS of that media affair.

 

One of UNEXPECTED (innatendues) CONSEQUENCES from Hollande of the mediatic affair he detonated, would be: the WORSENING FLAKING (l’écaillement) of the FRENCH LEFT POLITIC MAP. One deputy of the social-democratic political party (according to Le Figaro, see sources) (classified as a left party, PS: Parti Socialiste) when it comes to this Julie Gayet affair, mentioned a “lack of clarity of the government”.

And it’s NOT THE FIRST TIME a member of the PS mentions it (so did it Ségolène Royale in nov 2013 when it comes to the government position for taxation; see sources).

 

- Now, and because we are also dealing with (nous traitons également de) INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, what are the international reactions of this Hollande-Gayet affair; in other words, to  what all that will modificate the stature, influence and diplomatic power of France?

I LAUGHED a lot reading the FOREIGN (à l’étranger) MEDIA TREATMENT of that love affair. The REACTIONS are very DIFFERENT; on the one hand, it may have reinforced the image of the France’s LIBERTINISM TRADITION (tradition de libertinage) in England. The latter (ces derniers) took this Hollande-Gayet affair with a lot of humor, saying that Hollande’s popularity is so bad that this affair may help him. On the other hand, Spain or Germany have been more NEUTRAL, describing the events as a general information.

 

- Quickly, my last words (for this subject!): this affair doesn’t really have NOR an UNANIMOUS, NEITHER a HIGH international EFFECT (n’a eu ni une réaction internationale unanime, ni un effect de taille).

 

... I simply believe that THIS AFFAIR is a REFLECTION of the FRENCH GOVERNMENT’S MANAGEMENT: lack of responsibility, lack of clarity, lack of order... > I would hope that LOVE will SAVE all of us. But I am not that idealist, like Mr. dear president Hollande.

 

SOURCES:

 

- http://www.closermag.fr/people/politique/francois-hollande-julie-gayet-cette-histoire-est-connue-par-beaucoup-de-monde-256867

- http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2014/01/12/hollande-gayet-aucun-impact-sur-l-image-du-chef-de-l-etat_4346619_823448.html

- http://www.lemonde.fr/actualite-medias/article/2014/01/11/hollande-gayet-la-presse-mondiale-s-interroge_4346380_3236.html

- http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2014/01/11/comment-les-medias-occidentaux-couvrent-la-vie-privee-des-politiques_4346439_823448.html

- (*) http://www.lefigaro.fr/politique/2014/01/12/01002-20140112ARTFIG00185-semaine-a-hauts-risques-pour-hollande.php  

- http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article123798729/Der-grosse-Blues-der-Premiere-Dame.html

- http://www.periodistadigital.com/ocio-y-cultura/gente/2014/01/12/valerie-trierweiler-la-pareja-corneada-de-hollande-hospitalizada-en-paris.shtml

- http://www.marianne.net/Francois-Hollande%E2%80%AF-pas-si-mou-finalement_a234978.html

- http://www.francetvinfo.fr/societe/roms/expulsion-de-leonarda/l-affaire-leonarda-si-vous-avez-rate-un-episode_439152.html

- http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2014/01/13/appartement-gayet-hollande-banditisme-corse-mediapart-dementi_n_4586127.html

- http://www.insee.fr/fr/themes/info-rapide.asp?id=14&nbsp;

- (*) http://www.sudouest.fr/2013/11/26/fiscalite-pour-segolene-royal-le-gouvernement-manque-de-clarte-1240930-659.php&nbsp;

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GLOBAL ECONOMY - The collapse of our civilization: Gold VS Cereals

GLOBAL ECONOMY - The collapse of our civilization: Gold VS Cereals | Use of Knowledge, Experience & Feelings - for a PROACTIVE Awareness of our WORLD | Scoop.it
You should be just as prepared for the possibility that the world as we know it is not ending.
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WHAT'S GOING ON:

 

- The idea of a collapse of our civilization, due to the collapse of our financial system, is more and more mentioned since the economic crisis of 2008. This scenario is developed through various supports.

 

- For instance, the blog of a certain doctor David Marotta, where he predicts the future collapse of our civilization because of our actual financial system; “the banks will close, trade will cease”.

   To go further, the book of Neil Strauss, which describes in the first part what things are going wrong in our system, to explain in second part how could we survive if our system would ended up collapsing.

 

WHAT I BELIEVE:

 

- First & foremost, I believe that we are not out of the woods (nous ne sommes pas sortis d'affaire). The medias are focusing about the economic recovery of the UK (thanks to austerity programs, for the third semester of 2013 they had had a progression 0.8% of economic growth), that only represents very little progress for a huge and world scale problematic; the global economic crisis.

 

- Think 2 seconds; why aren’t we searching for global solutions? Because the economic crisis, is indeed a global problem. I think we are losing time focusing on national scales, instead of approaching the problems from the international scale. Well, the question now is to define what kind of international structure...

 

- I thus understand why there are more and more references on the internet or books, to the scenario of the collapse of our civilization. Because if the solution cannot be global (for a lack of global conscience and global action), it will not be national BUT individual. In other words, the response for facing the unbalanced and unequal financial system would be that an individual (or a group of individuals) tries circumventing (contourner) the actual system, because we have no other system proposed for the moment, for exchange of products.

 

- A means of circumventing the financial system, and that I encountered various times on the internet, is according to some economists the main act of turning your money into gold because its value doesn’t move according to the fluctuations of all the moneys.

 

- Despite all that, I believe, that buying gold would be useless in case of a lack of basic products; indeed, if having gold in an inflation context would be rentable, in a shortage context it wouldn’t serve to anything, because you cannot directly consume gold. In this regard, Christian singer Larry Norman that made popular the Apocalyptic song lyric, “A piece of bread could buy a bag of gold”.


- Quickly, let’s conclude: the economic recovery of some developed countries in our world is long & sometimes ineffective (France, USA), because according to me, FIRST we are not thinking about on the right scale for proposing solutions. SECONDLY, if the global community cannot exist in order to solve theses problematics, I believe that the individual must invest more in cereals rather than in metals.

 

...Because when you 're starving, you don't eat gold.

 

SOURCES:

 

- http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/12/why-gold-would-be-useless-in-an-economic-apocalypse/282662/

- http://www.marottaonmoney.com/how-to-prepare-for-the-coming-financial-apocalypse/

- http://www.marottaonmoney.com/is-a-financial-apocalypse-coming/ ;

- http://www.mymoneyblog.com/emergency-this-book-will-save-your-life-book-review.html ;

- http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/dec/29/seven-years-financial-crash-readjusted ;

- http://www.rue89.com/2013/12/27/grande-bretagne-malgre-lausterite-croissance-redemarre-pourquoi-248622

- http://www.liberation.fr/economie/2013/11/14/la-croissance-francaise-en-repli-au-troisieme-trimestre_946849

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