EU: The Post Mortem Edition

ANALYSIS: How lack of awareness led us to BREXIT, and what can we do next?

(Warning – colourful language is ahead ).

 

Part 1 – The Deadly and the Trump, or how the heck did we get here?

For months EU citizens were looking at the race of the US republican and democrat candidates, feeling they are watching a weird reality show. The democratic party stood behind a politician who is so tied to corporate America that it’s impossible to think of any interest group that she or her husband didn’t receive donations from. The Republicans vote went to a big mouth, fear mongering, racist, who was best described by Seth MacFarlane: “This guy has an ego. When Trump bangs a supermodel he closes his eyes and imagine he’s jerking off

The fact US citizens are most likely faced with the option of choosing between a scam master sociopath and a the most lethal woman in US politics is not easy. Some European felt compassion to the Americans who have to choose between the two, but the majority of the people simply felt shocked by the Trumpism movement and the fact he was left the only nominee of the Republican party.

Meanwhile, in my fairyland, also known as the UK, our prime minister lured voters to re-elect him in the last general election based on a promise for a referendum to whether or not the UK should stay in the EU. Since he won, and since there are so many people in the UK who wanted that referendum Cameron was forced into honouring his promise. And then blah blah blah… and now we’re out. Hip Hip Hooray to 52% of the population.

 

Part 2 – Welcome to the game of thrones

Let’s start with the “left”, or “progressive” side as this camp likes to call itself. In the US this camp is represented by miss “I didn’t know” Clinton, and the democratic establishment. In the EU it is represented by the European politicians and the European Commission which they serve and part of.

The Eurocrats, or Brussels Bureaucracy are the political elite of Europe, made mainly of ex-politician. They are the real makers of rules in the EU, the parliament and the other institutes just fight to define them based on their leader’s decisions. These people were never voted by the European citizens to their position. They are being appointing between politicians, assigning themselves on behalf of everyone else, making decision for everyone in the country without stopping and recognising the mess they are creating. And oh god oh my what a mess they made. Take Greece, for example. For god’s sake, even Greek people would have told you that they were not ready to join the regulatory requirements of the EU, nor they had the same cultural background to achieve it. All you had to do was to take a flight to Greece and visit them! It’s not the same weather, it’s not the same political climate, and after years of a military dictatorship and Greek business corruption was seen everywhere, even the gods in the Acropolis would have seen it. The EU leadership came up with so many bad decisions that their “work of art” could fill many years of academia research on leadership failure. Yet no one ever paid the price. Not when it happened, and not when it the financial crisis exploded, not when refugees started to flood Europe.

This political elite which includes also the EU financial leadership are very much a close club, and this is exactly the reason why the UKIP was so strong in the EU parliament. To understand why the British are such troublemakers to the EU  is because the British don’t trust European institutes since the days of Henry the 8th days.

The separation between Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church wasn’t really because of moral issues. The fact the Roman Catholic Church refused to allow him to get re-married was due to politics. In those days, the church was the most effective control mechanism on the population, which today been replaced by the media. The media is targeting the sensory elements of lives, and those who control it to control the conversation in society, and navigate the emotional state. That media is and has been in constant power game with politics – politicians use it and try to own it, the media use politicians and try to own them. It’s a real game of throne. In some way the European institutes are very much like the Roman Catholic Church – they like to control everything and they had that ability because they provided an obedient population by controlling them via their faith which is known as the EU dream.

Part 3 – Boris Trump, or, Send in the Clowns.

On the “right” side of the political map are standing Donald Trump for the US and Boris Trump, or is it Boris Farage, or is it Nigel Trump – I find it hard to distinguish between the clowns.

Which brings us to the “leave” leadership. On this side, we have a leadership who build a career which is based on playing the role of professional asses and ludicrous self-loving cocks (asses and cocks are animals, how dare you think otherwise?!).

The hard thing to admit to many people in the “remain” campaign is the fact they were right in one thing for sure – the elites in the UK country were so busy with themselves that they forgot to take a look outside their exotic tax havens (Panama Papers anyone?) and witness the mess the UK has turned into. What do you expect from people who have been neglected by their governments for decades? These people saw the manufacturing industry almost totally “lifted and shifted” to China, they saw corporations like Facebook, Google, Amazon, Starbucks pay a joke of a tax, saw how they were constantly hammered by increased taxation and a constant reduction of services, saw their government do nothing to punish the banks that caused a financial mess, and saw a swarm of refugees flooding their country.

Let’s start with the money: If you want to know more, read what Yanis Varoufakis had told in the last year about the events that took place after his election in Greece as the finance minister. The EU leadership knew that the Euro economy was unsustainable but in an effort to avoid any sense of ownership they decided to take a medicine to mask the financial pain. Their medicine came from two sources: Banks, and China. First the banks – the EU secured finance from the financial sectors to avoid conflicts in the EU countries. In exchange, there were enough loopholes in the governance of the financial sectors that allowed the 2008 crisis to explode, leading to the Greek fiasco and exposed the state of countries like Spain, Italy and Portugal. At this stage, no one dared to clean up the shit because everyone were part of the financial clusterf*cking: banks, political leadership, financial leadership, and the richest corporations on the planet. If any of the politicians would have even hinted that they will attack the banks they could have easily said – “hey – you knew what’s going on, you didn’t do anything and asked us to give more money to countries you knew are not ready from a cultural place to handle it. If you want us down, don’t expect us to be silent”. So the leadership around the world and in Europe backed off. The story with China was the same: that same leadership who was “selling” the EU as a democracy and was passing privacy and human rights laws for its citizens invited Chinese to do any business possible in the EU, ignoring the endless human rights violations and their human organ harvesting centre of the world. Same leadership that rush now to do businesses with Iran, a place where homosexuals are being hanged in the street as a punishment to their sexuality.

That same leadership then moved to Turkey and tried to secure a deal with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president who made his country into one of the worst places in the world for journalists, or anyone who dares to mock him.

So for me, based on the above, trying to claim the British citizens who decided to vote to leave the EU as “lunatics” and “fanatics” is just an avoidance tactic of many Europeans who don’t want to look in the mirror and admit their story of morality superiority is just a fabrication.

And to understand why even many British people who voted to leave didn’t even know it, let’s go to our last part of this long article.

Part 4 – Virtual La-La-Land

Welcome to back to Europe, where a huge population have lost their jobs as almost everything has been shifted to China due to the lower costs there and the ability of big corporations to avoid taxation in countries they operate in (as was mentioned above). In order to prevent from the angry mob to do a 20th century replay of the tales of Robin Hood, the media kicked in and with the blessing of the political establishment they blinded the population with an endless stream of virtual reality. It happened in the UK, it happened everywhere. If you can channel the emotional state of people into a specific place, you control them, and this works in religious and consumerism. The irony of the story is that the same nation that once lured Native Americans to sell America for shining marbles and silly artefacts have been slaved using the same trick, this time by TV and social media. This allowed the biggest transfer of wealth from everyone to the upper 1%. You can only do it by making sure people will have no ability to understand what’s going on and the way to do it is to numb them down. After years of being used and forgotten after the election, after generations of being programmed to be polite and not show the true state of emotions, after making sure the population will have no tools nor strategies to handle their emotional state, after making that population even more submissive via a culture of alcohol, tobacco, and reality shows addiction, after years of extracting the notion of faith and luring the population into consumerism, after all of this which was done to profit a very small elite – BREXIT was a reaction of a population who been so over taken by the yellow journalism that they opted out, not realising there is no way out.

This is why being angry on the people in the UK who democratically chosen to leave the EU is not helping anyone, because the majority of the people in the UK really felt the EU dream was a nightmare to them.

As Jesus once said – forgive them, for they know not what they were doing.

 

Part 5 – What’s next? Love.

I just came back from a weekend in the heart of darkness, also known as Belgium. People in Belgium are angry on the UK, and they seem to be unable to understand that the EU is exactly where it should be, based on our own predicament.

Democracy requires a sense of awareness. Both sides are refusing to open their hearts, and the result of a closed heart have forever been and forever will be suffering, a child of our mind insanity and inability to comprehend the simplicity of the oneness we all share.

Since my opinion does not represent anything or anyone,  I let ABBA sing my heart to you in a hope it will open yours.

With Love

Eh’den

(C) All Rights Reserved, 2016.

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Knowing Me, Knowing You

 

Knowing me, knowing you

There is nothing we can do
Knowing me, knowing you
We just have to face it, this time we’re through

Breaking up is never easy, I know
But I have to go
Knowing me, knowing you
It’s the best I can do.

 

One of Us

 

One of us is crying
One of us is lying
In her lonely bed
Staring at the ceiling
Wishing she was somewhere else instead
One of us is lonely
One of us is only
Waiting for a call
Sorry for herself, feeling stupid feeling small
Wishing she had never left at all

S.O.S.

 

Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find
I tried to reach for you, but you have closed your mind
Whatever happened to our love?
I wish I understood
It used to be so nice, it used to be so good

So when you’re near me, darling can’t you hear me
S. O. S.
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me
S. O. S.
When you’re gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone
Though I try how can I carry on?

 

The Winner Takes it All

 

I don’t want to talk
About the things we’ve gone through
Though it’s hurting me
Now it’s history
I’ve played all my cards
And that’s what you’ve done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That’s her destiny..

 

Mr Big (Data)

Why big data and analytics are sexy, and why only awareness can secure them.

 

What doesn’t kill you will make you…suffer longer (Paraphrasing Friedrich Nietzsche)

 

S-E-X-Y

Information is sexy, and sexy sells. These days, nothing seems to be sexier to than the “Big Data” and “Analytics”, which are the latest buzz words in the cloud we all seems to live upon. You know terms become buzz words when board members start to use expressions previously only known to academeeks (academic geeks). When people who have little clue to the nature of a specific technology starts to believe in it as a business enabler, you can be certain it is a hype (cyber, anyone?). Or, as consultancy firms prefer to call the latest buzz: “Ka-Ching”.

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The Cyber Minority Report: Gender Affairs

Investigating the evolutionary relationship between women, information, and security, via the prism of the red queen hypothesis.

In 1973, an evolutionary scientist called Leigh Van Valen published an academic paper called “a new evolutionary law”. In it he defined a law called “law of constant extinction”, which state that the probability of extinction does not rely on how long a specie exists. To explain it, he proposed a hypothesis he called “the red queen hypothesis”. It is calls so because in Lewis Carroll’s sequel to “Alice in Wonderland” called “Through the Looking Glass” there is a scene in which the red queen tells Alice:It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.

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My son: The Present No One Wants.

A Christmas tale rarely told about the gift in life’s greatest challenges.

By Eh’den Biber

This upcoming week millions of families all around the world will celebrate the birth of Jesus, the child that grew to become a prophet and inspired the creation of a new religion. Some will do it in nature, gazing at the stars with loved ones. Others will celebrate it at home, with their families and their friends. Some will end up at a party, drinking till forgotten, or find themselves snorting a huge amount of cocaine into their nostrils to to forget how lonely they feel, …

(images and sounds fade into the night. Darkness fills the screen. After a while, sunrise images slowly flash into the mind, or is it a screen?)

It’s morning!! What a beautiful world full of love…

CUT!

  • “what’s wrong darling?”

That’s not real. This was supposed to be real.

  • Oh my love, the mind is never real. Are you sure you want honesty this morning?

Yes, I am certain

  • OK dear, whatever you say…are you sure?

(taking a deep breath) “Yes

  • “I love you so much. OK bringing back reality in 5,4,3…..

Eyes open. Ouch, can someone please turn down this thing? Oh that’s life? Ouch. Still hurts.

Where am I?
(my brain kicks in to give me an update):

  • “Boss: we still have Islamic terrorists. We still have Donald Trump. We still have global warming…. And you still have that mother in law”

“NO!!!!!”

  • “OK, OK, I can fix it”

(That’s my ego to those who don’t recognize)

  • “I’m going to solve it, don’t worry… wait – is he still here? What is your son doing here?”

 

STOP STOP STOP

STOP!!!

I can’t fix this.
I still have Rephael.
He will never go away.
He will forever need me to be there for him.
Nothing I can do can change it, and I cannot fix him.

I DON’T WANT TO HAVE A CHILD WITH AUTISM!

THE TALE OF THE UNWANTED PRESENT

How does it feel to be a parent of a child with severe autism? Let me try to show it to you:

(imaginary Flashback-like video, via a Kodachrome filter. A child is waking up in his beautiful room, a day after Xmas. He rushes down the stair, sees the Xmas tree…. And now the narrator continues…)

When you were a child, did you ever wake up a day after Christmas to discover the present you always wanted is right there? Or when you were a child, did you ever wake up a day after Christmas to discover the present you always wanted is not there, and when you searched for it after almost dying your heart out you discovered it was there?

That’s not what I’m talking about.

Try to imagine you are a child that discovered the day after Christmas to that everyone else got a shiny presents and you where left with … something no one wanted, something that even the non-Christians neighbours will resist accepting “as a present” even if it will ignite a whole new inter-religion conflict.

That’s your present, and you can’t let it go. EVER. You can’t. it’s your present, till you die.

I received a present no one wants – a child with severe autism, who can barely say a few words, who struggle being a teenager in an angry world and confusing body changes, who no one seems to understand and so many are angry upon, or fear.

NO ONE wants to have a child with autism. No one wants to look at his son and think to himself “he is going to need me to take care of him until the day I die”. No one who have a child with severe disability think to himself “there is going to be a happy end to this.”. It’s not. Never. Ever. EVER.

(tears cry along my face, while I struggle to write)

(silent)

My ego, what I called “I” struggle with Rephael. My ego doesn’t want Rephael to have autism. My ego tried to fix him for so long and it didn’t work. My ego lost the war.

(darkness)

(total darkness)

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

(light fill the screen like a CRT screen waking to life, as the imprints of the electrical charges on phosphor dots, working in harmony with the focusing and deflecting coils creates an illusion of an image. Yes, I’m that old to remember)
LESSONS LEARNED

What did my unwanted present teach me about the light in life? A LOT. Let’s summarise it in three points:

  1. Recognise who you are. That thing inside your head, that voice you hear and that you that it does not want that present? That is not you – that is your ego. Ego can best be described in two words: “Donald Trump”. Yes, you are forever trumped in your mind, and if you think your ego is any difference than Donald Trump, let’s give it a multimillionaire father who saves unused nails and mixed his own floor cleaners while buying a new car every three years. If you think your ego can do better in such condition you are as delusional as Trump is. Next time the strange coloured thing with whatever that thing is on his head appears on your TV Say “thank you” for not having a Trump as part of your karma cycles. Bless Donald for trumping it all for us.

 

  1. Stop wanting, begin being – one of the biggest oxymoron that dominates our lives is “I want to be happy”. You cannot “want” and “be happy” at the same time. Being happy is a state of no want. The other oxymoron which dominates our lives is “I love you”, when said by the ego. Our ego centric sense of self think it is “I”. So when it says “I” it means the non-all-inclusive, constant judging, endless narrator, present hater. How can this “I” love “you”? The only way that sentence is right, is when it is written and expressed by its fullness “I (am the) love (that is) you”. Being in the now is the only place where you are safe because only there the ego and its judgements are seen for what they are.

 

  1. Love everything, especially whatever seems to you as an unwanted present:
    Life is a choice, but not what our mind and ego thinks. The ultimate choice our true self ALWAYS have is how it experience whatever it have, and we are blessed with the can only experience it via love. We can all approach life with the same sheer of wonder a little child have when it sees something for the first time, by remembering who you are by living a life dedicated to love, compassion, kindness, happiness and stillness.

 

And with these ideas, which were preached by one Jewish guy who was born about 2000 years ago, I will end by saying to those of you who celebrate his birth: Merry Xmas.

Enjoy your life’s present, by being here, now…

Play it, Bill…

 

Why corporations don’t get cyber, or: Cyber, The Supreme Understanding

 

By Eh’den Biber

“THE SUPREME UNDERSTANDING TRANSCENDS ALL THIS AND THAT. THE SUPREME ACTION EMBRACES GREAT RESOURCEFULNESS WITHOUT ATTACHMENT.”

(Tilopa’s Song of Mahamudra , Dutton edition called “Only One Sky”)

 

The people who gathered in February 1975 to listen to a discourse on a Buddhism did not know that what they heard will be so relevant 40 years later, in a totally different way. As truth is timeless, I invite you to read an discover the supreme understanding why corporations struggle with cyber, and why it is so hard to find a CEO (and board members) who understand cyber:

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