""Bring Sanity back to Humanity!""
54 years old
Berlin + San Antonio
Last Login: 8/13/2009
|About Michaela and her Society Philosophies...
|Who is not, but should be newsworthy today?|
And when native man left off this form of development, his humanization was retarded in growth. Standing Bear -
And when civilization imposed cruel force, the cultivation process was perverted as well as minds twisted! M.I.H.
Humanism is defined by the right to a say. Virgina Woolf
And to make us of this innate right. Schiller's Don Carlos asked his King and father to grant freedom of speech and allow for freedom of thought. - Why ask 4 anything that you already got?! M.I.H. Benazir Bhutto just sacrified her life having been killed with other democracy fighters (Dec. 27th, 2007). As much as my mourning upsets me, I am determined to stand tall for kind, peaceful democracy!
Good morning or good nite, dear friends! I wish you all many happy, healthy and merry holy days among dear ones. Many thanks 4 your nice messages! Keep on having a wonderful and magical season. Enjoy the spirit of giving + sharing!
Thanks that you will www.saynotoviolence.org together with Nicole Kidman in her role as an UN ambassador and say YES to www.reshapesociety.com with Denise Brown and many other fine people who also put their losses into action and bring sanity back to humanity.
Just copy these lines please, pass the address on + ask every one to sign the UNIFEM petition during the next weeks until March 8th, 2008 which is the day the German socialist Klara Zetkin organized International Women's Day (IWD) in 1911. The current petition is part of the UN campaign against violence to create freedom of expression, the mind and body.
- there you can learn more about the campaign + click on signing as well.
Thank you! Danke! Gracias! Merci! Ty! Gruesse aus Berlin von Euerer Freundin :)
MARCO WEISS is back in Germany after 247 days in prison. THANKS. His trial will start again on April 1st, 2008. He'll be home 4 x-mas!
PLEASE keep coming back. This page will be constantly up-dated!
"The Three Filters Test" (Author Unknown)
In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"
"Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test. It"s called the Three Filters Test."
"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the Three Filters Test.
The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and..."
"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it"s true or not. Now let"s try the second filter, the filter of goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?"
"No, on the contrary..."
"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it"s true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"
"No, not really."
"Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"
This is why Socrates was a great philosopher & held in such high esteem.
8TH INTERNATIONAL ATAXIA AWARENESS DAY TUESDAY
25TH SEPTEMBER 2007
Bulgaria* wipes Libya's $57M debt (CNN in August of this year)
* The money will be paid into a fund to help Libyan HIV/AIDS victims
WHO IS CHECKING + REPORTING?
* It follows the release of medics convicted of infecting Libyan children with HIV. - Who is telling the individual stories of all parties concerned?
*Bulgaria is part of the European Union just like France, Germany, Italy ,..
*Why is there not more in depth media attention to the wheelings and dealings that go on simultaneously (weapons, nuclear power supplies, release of hostages)?
There should be news about such people like Noel Martin (the British victim of German neo-nazi*youth) not the designer but the human who did so much for international relationships and understanding (e.g. exchange programs) despite his physical condition which was caused by these criminals - *I will not use capital letters even if it is grammatically wrong.
Noel Martin wants to leave this life now. His wife already died a few years ago of cancer. He is a true hero and should be known world-wide!!!
Dr. Temple Grandin who is a grand, loving woman and scholar in Colorado, a living symbol of turning the so-called impossible into an infinite possibility against all social and academic conventions.
Harvard Prof. Howard Gardner and his theory of multiple intelligence.
Dr. med. Achim Kuerten and his team including Karsten Ostermann in Berlin, Germany. They make TCM (trad. Chinese med.) meet the western world. By introducing the concept of medical integration, they challenge rigid point of views. And they offer their services free of charge every Wedn. for homeless+socially underprivileged people.
"Neue Schule in Hamburg" where students might be performing the song "99 Luftballons" by NENA who is one of the school's founders. The school's concept is certainly allowing for a sound atmosphere.
The newsletters of Allison and Joe Du Bois: they are equally inspirational and mundane at the same time. I loved the "4th of July" letter: simple, fine transportation of uniting values.
Howard Choy, Peter Fischer, Tilman Weilamd, Dr. Manfred Kubny and their Feng-Shui Colleges in Berlin and Sidney.
|What current events or circumstances should receive more news coverage?|
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The young teenage German boy Marco Weiss who has been in a Turkish prison in the city of Antalya since April together with about 45 inmates in one cell with one toilet. His trials being postponed should outrage the whole world - he is still alive but how will he manage this experience? Is this boy kept to pressure the EU's decision to accept Turkey as a member? Sept. 28th 2007: again his trial is postponed. What caused the British daughter's parents to file charges against Marco in Turkey? Why are they and her daughter not appearing personally in the limelight of the press?
Daniel Barenboim and the late Edward Said together with young musicians of different cultural background should receive more attention because they play Wagner in Israel - I am not a Wagner fan at all but I admire Barenboim for his actions and conduction of the West-Eastern Divan workshop and orchestra.
The way science works and classifies. What are the canons of the different branches? I won't spend my time debating any established system of biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy because I only hold common grounds in these areas. As soon as it comes to a discipline like phrenology, breeding and cell research ... I just pray to meet people with a raised conscious and awareness: responsible and independent grown-ups.
CEO's (I wish I could print this in big fat red letters) - responsible for wages, working conditions and lives of their employees and family members. I would have liked to read about the individual's character and behavior before I joined some of the biggest multi-national companies in the world. I met noble ones and the scum of the earth driven by chauffeurs clothed in Prada - yes, that was one of the major disappointment: women without character in key-role positions. I learned to be happy about the phenomena of disillusionment: free space in my brain and power to put my convictions into action!!!
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV): if we lived in a sane and sound world, less people would have to be classified according to any national or international norm system like the standarization of any piece of paper, machine, tool, work process according to DIN, ISO and IEC catalogues. The purpose of norms fulfills and serves the need of rationalization, measurement, quantification, effectiveness, manageableness, understanding, practical value, purpose and suitability, qualification tests, compatibility, security, interchangeability, environmental and health care. Do we need all of this regarding human life? Yes, unfortunately. There are too many stalkers and too few walkers. There are too many perverts and too few graciously loving people. "Management & Business of life" vs. a book called "Life as a sexually transmitted disease". I was silent as a grave when I stumbled across this title though not for the duration of 105 minutes which is the length of a film called "Boxing Helena". I am not the only one I know of appreciating Kim Basinger's rejection of the leading role, having to appear in court, pay a big fine and deal with her anxieties at the same time which she overcomes each time she leaves her secure home.
|Who is today's most absurd role model?|
|*Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. I can't believe how many young girls imitate their looks and probably their habits - may they be enlightened and supported without being taken advantage of to share their wealth. |
*O.J. Simpson and George W. Bush - may they retire to play golf in seclusion without hurting anybody and without anybody's knowledge of their memorabilia or any interest in turning them into their business.
*Anyone who promotes dogs' fights - may they be sentenced to work as caretakers in a zoo under observation.
*Any veiled, extreme suicidal activist who blows up people that did not get the chance to decide about their participation in the event taking place in any hijacked plane, market place, official building, skyscraper or hut - may they be enlightened and not dare to dream of meeting 99 virgins in heaven.
*Any person who is proud to out himself as an "amelo" (deformation and mutulation fetishist) after years of stress in the closet and who will take even more pride in accepting other people with all limbs still attached as long as they do have some kind of handicap.
As much as I carry the spirit of a pioneer, scout and adventurer in my heart, there is vocabulary and geography out there, I never dreamed of and certainly never wanted to know of. As much as I stand in for correct spelling, grammar, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication, the bountiful richness of language and artistic expression, I detested looking up the names and locations such as Fallujah, Basra, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, ...
Don't get me wrong please, I will always defend the American way of life that I know against any mindless Anti-American who cannot appreciate hospitality, generosity, open wide spaces or pulsating happenings and performances at the Met or Columbia University because of mental ignorance and hostile feelings. Yet, I do think it's high noon to shape up our own act!!! If the occident continues to undermine its own terrain, we do not need any foreign explosives to send us into the deep darkness of night.
*Any teacher who needs to re-train young soldiers and drill sergeants of peers to be a kid again getting rid of bad habits like pointing a gun, shooting or hand cuffing. How can you raise a responsible, open-minded, independent and conscious being under any circumstances of deficiency symptoms?
* Any animal whisperer who needs to retrain and recondition an animal mistreated by human bastards to recapture their innate soul and spirit. I will share a passage of my own experience with you which I just copy and paste because typing presents a challenge due to tremor which comes up when I am up-set and outraged while listening to the news on CNN:
"I love dogs!!! Well, most of them - depends on the human who they are kept by. Need to put up a pic of my pure-bred - not only by race but most of all by character - beautiful Irish Setter lady Tellja (Dutch name but her given German name was Traute - sounded not right) with the grand posture, compassionate soul and warm, vivid heart of an Indian princess - this innate spirit was revealed after a nine months period of retraining and tender loving care including many moments of utter frustration about her pee in my bed or her bowl movements on my carpet or her hysterical barking disturbing the whole neighbor-hood. She needed lot's of everything when she practically had fallen into my lab at an age of 18 months - each day filled by total abuse and negligence. These wounds left irreversible marks on her physical heart's condition and as she got older, we made the acquaintance of many vets and those visits left marks on me as well as 2 incidences when once 2 pit-bulls attacked her and another time a German shepherd in a forest designated for dogs to run around in here in Berlin. Each time the owners laughed with pride threatening and extorting me - what did I care about reporting - I needed to rush Tellja to the vet and save her life - needless to mention who paid the bills ... Tears are rolling down as I am typing. I miss her every day!!! I think of her being in heaven resting and forgetting about the first brutal months of her life together with cruel human bastards.
Listening to CNN right now - shot monks and friars ...!!!"
*any literate individual who is too stubborn to accept help and support of a system's available synergy sources remaining in a self-indulgent shape refusing to reshape the society that caused this condition.
|What cause do you believe in enough to take action?|
|*Sanity and Humanity in the old fashion way of the ENLIGHTENMENT including the ideas of Emilia Erhardt, Susan Sontag, Silia Bovenschen, Dr. Martin Luther King and Daniel Barenboim.|
*Environmental causes like Al Gore's LiveEarth movement (which still needs further improvement of course), news headlines of any wildlife organization that reads and portrays: The picture of an animal that you should not have to see and are not supposed to see! Now it is an unforgettable image burned into my memory which I will have to carry with me where ever I will go. They same applies to the image of grown-up human female weighing 31 kg - she has been keeping her weight constant for the last 15 years. Congratulation: we see the living result of a diet that works. Just for how much time left? Then the ad agency can put up the picture of a coffin - which kind of wood will they have picked? Are they environmentalists? A society that pertains to raising fellows who are stuck in their shape for the duration of 15 years deserves an F on their report card.
*Violence: be it expressed in physical actions and/or verbal and psychological abuse of the mind - actively support Denise Brown in ReshapeSociety.com locally, nation- and worldwide!!!
*New schools based on balanced, profound and sound pedagogics. If students understand why and how a plane functions based on the 3 simple R's (reading, [w]riting, [a]rithmetic), they will take off the ground, fly without drugs and land safe and sound as a bell in their journey of life.
|For what causes have you taken action in the past?|
|Youth for Understanding: exchange program.|
Promoting educational issues as a student (council member) as well as a teacher of different subjects but always with one focus only: human development - German Lit., scientific research skills, Computer Programs ...
Establishing a workers' union in a subsidiary of Lufthansa in order to establish and realize Equal Rights as well as healthier working conditions. This ambition stays with me - it doesn't matter where I am occupied.
Equal Rights worldwide: equal female and male rights no matter where and when. This is my permanent occupation and it started way before my 18th b-day!
"People first Language!"
|What is the best book you've read about bettering the world?|
|The Club of Rome published its report "Limits of Growth" already in the early 70's - the environment and the effects of human inconsideration and disrespect should be discussed daily like a repeated prayer. If we are not able to breathe, we will not have to discuss further matters. There are still way too many including intelligent people who think it is none of their business or who make it their job to pollute the environment. Executives and their companies should not be fined only - they should have to spend time at a beach covered by oil or in a room filled with smog. They should have to endure physical stress and clean up the mess they caused. |
|What is a socially-conscious website that everyone should know about?|
www.disabilityisnatural.com "People First Language!!!"
www.2sad4u.com and www.Ursad.org.
www.power-child.de www.zartbitter.de www.kinderschreie.de
Bitte, passt Ihr auf euere Kinder und Du auf das Kind in Dir!
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