1) I mean: There is a worldwide civil war going on since ages - and the old school territorial wars aren't even happening between states anymore, isn't that somehow how it is? That's nothing one likes to tell to children, though. But then: Maybe children should know what adults are doing to them, and in such a way that they won't turn this violence onto others. It's not easy to find the right balance between fighting for what's good and fighting what's bad, when all the time we find the poison inside of us and people we hold dear. "Run, as fast as you can, to the nearest desert island." ended a school book of mine. Where have these desert islands gone? You can't tell.
2) Everybody knows that the fascists found ways to influence people via media. Normally they show Hitler, the seducer, as the exemplary phenomenon. But of course there have always been similar attractors, not only in uniform and not only men. Nowadays it has become some sort of everyday sport to make use of such a seduction via social media and so on. But we should not forget that these mechanisms work in our everyday life as well, because they were only adopted, changed and - so to speak - mutated via media like televison, internet, etc. We are "attracted" to a certain kind of people, especially if we follow a certain tradition, especially, but not only, in the western hemisphere. That's why I think that a) neo-nazis aren't the old-fashioned street team we see on demonstrations and b) that the fascists have found a way to intrude us, our hearts, minds, bodies, souls in a way, c) and d) may follow. But somehow this does not mean that this makes people less obedient or less willing to adapt to these, sorry, "standards". This means - here and now - that I fear that about 99% of the population around me consists of Darwinists that don't care about being these as long as they feel comfortable adjusting to their surroundings. And who feel comfortable reading this as this here just seems to prove that their way of living and passing it on to their children and grandchildren is some sort of "hyper-natural", nietzsche-given order that makes them happy by just being passive and obedient, even if they follow instructions how to be oh so rebellious and "youth culture" or something for some time. It just helps the system to become more perfect and totalitarian - well, "normally". Am I in an Adorno mood or just too old to savour the fruits of being a German, European or Western superhuman? No, I am probably just unable to give up on something I never really believed in until it was violently taken from me. Or what? (If I sound too paranoid for your taste - or old-school leftist - when I write about fascists, you may think "technocrats", "nihilists", "cold-hearted animalizers", whatever you think may fit. In fact most of these dumb arseholes don't care anyhow - and they won't ever know that there is a different way of living around. But where they sense it, they probably will try to end it, because something inside them remembers it and does not want to have around what and who they can't be anymore. Because they followed their leaders or were corrupted by them way too soon. Tough, but true.)
3) Some notes I took within the last few weeks, transcribed from my mobile:
"Zentralisierungs- und Vergemeinschaftungsbremsen"
"Pop needs Provinz"
"Israel ist kein KZ"
"Die Klügere gibt nach."
The "right to forget" vs. "Noah's ark of memories" out of the movie "The Signal". And that German trains ask you "Have you forgotten something?" before the next station comes up.
That Waldorf schools are becoming popular in China. Says German mag Spiegel.
"As long as they can talk about it via mobile in the tram, train or plane, it must be good for them. Because they feel they were made for exactly this kind of world - by people they want to follow."
Mall in Prague, exit. "Na shledanou" written there.
"There is a riot going on" from the speakers of Bohemian Bagel Burger Bar.
"Roam" by The B-52's
"We were Sex Pistols."
A guy in Prague confronting the tourists with an "Eat. Drink. Fuck."-T-Shirt. And that lots of the people there in the tourist business seem to act like porn stars - because they think we like that, really?
A junkie at Karlsbrücke and the museum of medieval torture instruments on exactly the other side of the road.
Art and culture as good alibis whereas the real tourism works differently.
Nouvelle Vague from the speakers of ČESTR restaurant.
"Tango 2000" by Nichts
"Bei mir bist du schejn" at Reduta Jazz Club
At Kings Court Hotel:
- A guy from Russia drinking a Master Dark.
- "The small towns make the beer." (Waiter)
- "I'm leaving the comfort zone now." (Me to hostess)
At Nuremberg: "Die Deutschen sind stressig und aggressiv."
"Girl from Hanau" by Emplosia
"Ein Affe nimmt immer den dicksten Ast." (Planet of the Apes - Revolution)
"Für das gesellschaftliche Überleben mancher Eltern - wie dessen als Eltern - sind bestimmte Einstellungen ihrer Kinder geradezu notwendig."
(Pic used before - last August.)