Manifesto of the Confused (2011)

This is going to be one of the foremost intellectual manifestos only paralleled by other masters of absurdity like Monty Python, any religious leader, some great figures of human history and not to forget Mickey Mouse.

You are not really interested in me as I am not really interested in you. Otherwise I would write about your likes, dislikes, suffering or what makes you happy. Right?

Which leads to the next dilemma. We always tend to believe that right is right, very much depending on our upbringing, parents, school, friends, boss, whatever. But the truth is (whatever truth is…) that everything implies its opposite. Good implies bad, right implies wrong. One cannot be without the other. And, good people as we want to be (our upbringing, christian, jewish, muslim, hindu, buddhist you name it…) we try to be on the right side always which is embedded in our moral code which stems from some holy scriptures of which nobody remembers who wrote them and under which motivation.

The truth is (s.a.) that our country, our religion, our language, our culture, our skin colour, our flag etc. is per definition right. Right? Well, not if you look at it from your neighbour’s perspective (the Russians, the Americans, the Chinese, the Hindus, the Muslims, you geddit…).

Which leads directly to Nietzsche who knew a thing or two about philosophy and religion. He most famously said that God is dead and try to prove him wrong. But the more interesting bit of his worldview is that humans in our age are just a transitional type, maybe replaced by some sort of Übermensch, a godlike creature who doesn’t need a moral code because he IS moral. Sure, just another concept but one which is to be found in most major religions and modern politics. Democracy and the fact (?) that God is in every creature, everywhere in nature is a hint.

Now, when you get somewhere and your fellow Germans ask you where you’re from we are back to stone age, then they may have  just killed the one entering their cave. These guys said they have nothing to hide, they are proud of their country (football etc.) and you immediately know that you/they are “right”. Wrong. If I were a terrorist I would carry a German passport and flag. Goddit?

If Nietzsche and some other great visionaries were right we will find that these divisions based on a particular moral are the real root of all evil, wars, destruction and suffering.

May take another 100.000 years. Until then let’s enjoy our false sense of security and the implied contradictions.

Danke Frau Sibylle! Zustand der Welt: Mit Pistolen auf Eisberge schießen

“Wenn man heute mit einer Meinung konfrontiert ist, die das eigene Weltbild infrage stellt, kämpft man um sein Leben. Dabei endet das sowieso. Und es wird relativ traurig, sich in den letzten Sekunden klarzumachen, dass man die kurze Zeit mit schlechter Laune vergeudet hat. Was immer man hassen will, man wird Argumente dafür finden, wenn man sie sucht.

Was haben sie denn so gemacht die letzten Jahre? Ich habe mich aufgeregt!”

Quelle: Zustand der Welt: Mit Pistolen auf Eisberge schießen – Kolumne – SPIEGEL ONLINE