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Is Bannonism upon us?

What does Steve Bannon really want?

There is no such thing as irrational behavior in execution of greater power.

There are visions and influential variables that lend direction, diversion or (all so purposely) deception to a projected path how the visions are accomplished.

When you want to understand drastic events to inform your assumptions for future direction, it might be wise to recognize and understand key influences to those events.

So, here you go: is Bannonism recognizable in recent events and more importantly: will it play out in its literal meaning and intent?

If so: we can only hope that other influencers are much, much stronger and globally intertwined or we all risk to fall victim to the most violent of visions.

Wir haben den Tod der attischen Demokratie erlaubt!

Beteiligung und Verantwortung Aller im demokratischen und gesellschaftlichen Prozess statt Massenmissionierung und/oder Isolation der Einflusslosen.

Die Eliten der Neuzeit haben eigennützig und klammheimlich das Fundament der attischen Demokratie abgeschaltet!

Korrigiert auf Inklusion aller Mitglieder der Gesellschaft und Bevölkerungsgruppen und angepasst auf Machbarkeit in der heutigen Welt, würde das demokratische Gerüst heute auf diesen Prinzipien basieren:

  • Auslosen (und nicht Wahl!) zeitlich begrenzter, gleichrangiger Volksvertreter, gesamthafter Stimmanteil von 49% bei allen Referenden
  • 10-15% der Bevölkerung übt zeitgleich ein Volksmandat aus, das sich aus dem Erfahrungshintergrund ergibt
  • jeder Bürger hat ein Mandat pro Lebenszeit
  • wichtige Entscheidungen werden durch unabhängige, balancierte Expertengruppen debattenreif vorbereitet und mit Quorum und einfacher Mehrheit entschieden
  • korrigierende Entscheidungen folgen dem gleichen Prinzip
  • vorherige Volksvertreter üben ehrenamtliche Beratermandate aus, nehmen so indirekt weiterhin am Gestaltungsprozess teil und stellen Wissenstransfer sicher

Die modernen Demokratien haben sich entdemokratisiert und bevor dieser Prozess weiter beschleunigt wird, könnten wir uns mit den Fundamenten und Modernisierungschancen künftiger Gesellschaftssysteme auseinandersetzen.

We allowed the death of the Athenian Democracy!

Participation and accountability of all in the democratic and societal process instead of mass proselytization and/or isolation of uninfluential factions.

Modern elites have selfishly and silently eliminated the very foundation of the Athenian Democracy!

Corrected with inclusion of all members of society and populous factions and considering feasibility in the modern world, the democratic fabric could today consist of these elements:

  • draw (not election!) of temporary, equal representatives, exercising an accumulated 49% of any popular vote
  • 10-15% of the population respond to a representative mandate at the same time which is tuned to their experience
  • there is only one mandate per lifetime
  • important decisions are prepared for debate by balanced, independent expert groups and are decided upon by quorum with simple majority vote
  • corrective measures follow the same process
  • former representatives act as volunteer consultants to continue to participate in the design processes and to ensure knowledge transfer

Modern democracies seem to de-democratize themselves and before this process further accelerates it might make sense to consider their foundation and modernization opportunities

A false claim of violating the U.S. sanctions to Iran destroying an amazing talent

Mahmoud Reza Banki (Persian: محمود رضا بانکی), an Iranian-American scientist and management consultant was - unjustly - arrested and charged with violating US sanctions against Iran by the United States Attorney.

Ultimately Mahmoud Reza Banki won his case on appeal - but he still lost everything he amazingly accomplished.

Another heavy price paid by an innocent victim of a flawed law system. It is utterly disturbing how carelessly and violently lives are shattered by scores of people that are accountable in such cases- from attorneys to judged to the jury - and base their massively impacting judgements on false or missing evidence.

Or - as in Mahmoud Reza Banki's case - accepting constructed diversions from the truth and established law. It is also a reminder of the vulnerability before a system that can crush anyone's existence while it claims to protect and uphold justice for all.


Yaphank - a shocking REAL piece of Nazi history in the U.S.

Can you imagine how the North American continent would look like today if Hitler Germany had won the war?

In a recent NPR feature about The Man in the High Castle I was shocked to learn about the very real Nazi history of Yaphank, New York.

Yaphank was home to Camp Siegfried, a summer camp which promoted Nazi ideology. It was owned and operated by the German American Bund, an American Nazi organization devoted to promoting a favorable view of Nazi Germany.

Yaphank Long Island, NY Nazi Parade near Camp Siegfried

Camp Siegfried was one of many such camps in the US in the 1930s, including Camp Hindenberg in Grafton, Wisconsin, Camp Nordland in Andover, New Jersey and Deutschhorst Country Club in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

It is intriguing and scary to imagine how such seeds were planted and nurtured back then. Let alone today when we all should be educated to know much better.

Following the TV Show The Man in the High Castle provides a troubling insight into the inner workings of unbalanced power and corruption at all levels of society.

Camp Siegfried was finally shut down by the US government when Germany declared war on the United States.