Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Anna Politkovskaja was buried on Tuesday. Approximately 5,000 people saw her to her final journey. The world has gathered in masses and stood in silent demonstration. Even those, who didn’t know who Politkovskaja was.

It is tragic and shocking that in the 21st century you have to pay your life for the truth.
If there is any truth to the leaders’ speeches, Russia is a democratic country. But Vladimir Putin appears to be like a character from Alice in Wonderland.

The Humpty Dumpty says: “When I say a word, it means what I want it to mean”

When Alice wonder this declaration Humpty replies: “When I make the word work, I pay it a bit extra.”

Democracy, freedom of speech, decency and truth. Words that Russia uses often in jokes. Jokes that wont make the people laugh. Not any more.

Even the backs of words break under too much weight.

If you type “Truth” in Google, it will produce 274 million hits.

The Russian word for truth is known from the Soviet Pravda magazine. From this magazine the people could read what was true. Other truths were silenced. And truth was not free before the Russian revolution.

It’s not a surprise that generations have learnt to see the truth from between the lines.
Maxim Gorki wrote: “Even if you see that he lies, believe him. In other words listen and try to understand why he lies. At times lying explains the true human nature better than speaking the truth.”

What about truth elsewhere?

Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 is the most watched documentary in the USA. It was released before the last presidential election. Though Moore’s research relies heavily on flimsy statistics and he exerts his personal opinion he hits the nail on the head when he discusses the relationship between people and politics by saying: “What’s good for business, is bad for people.”

What Moore is trying to get at is the Bush family’s business relationship with the bin Laden family and the rich and wealthy of Saudi Arabia and to the claim that the war in Iraq was started to cover up perhaps the biggest case of treason.

Greed is a strange force in the sense that it will demolish all ethics and moral, like a cockroach is squished under a shoe.

-We are doing this in the name of freedom and truth!

“Man often trips over what is true, but more than often, they will get up and run away like nothing had happened.” This is something that Winston Churchill said.

Truth is something that we must always stick to!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

What a World We Created

What in the hell is wrong with this world? If I was the pope, my answer would be “Hell indeed is wrong with this world”, but given that I have completely different view on the world and religion I, and many others will argue that it’s man’s insatiable greed, desire for power and stupidity that is wrong with the world. You can’t blame all the wrong in the world on the devil.

President George W Bush used all his political influence to pass a law which allows torture in order to obtain important information. Under the shadow of terrorism the USA has been taken back by centuries.

Human rights seem to be a hot topic in Russia as well. Though there things are apparently simplified. Difficult cases are taken care by hit men. Be it the secret service or disappointed officers, the government has done very little if anything at all to rectify the situation. Every silenced voice increases the power president Putin holds. No one in their right mind is to trust any investigation done by a corrupt police organization.

The power hungry dictator Kim Jong-il is very similar to a James Bond film villain. The man is blowing up underground nuclear devices while his people are dying of starvation. If the same carries on for a few years, the man may have a nuke, but no subordinates

These events shadow the everyday suicide bomb attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan. These stories once dominated front pages of news, but now they only get a passing mention with Victoria Beckham.

Is this the world we want to leave for our children? Is man ever going to smarten up? Democracy and diplomacy are great things, but do they have any real place in places like United States, Russia or North Korea? No! Where are the wise, brave European leaders who are not afraid to speak their mind? I strongly think that the Pope, every organized religion and the EU leaders should be ashamed!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Tested on Humans

Economists have the tendency to shrink the world complexity into one single theory and then promote it around the world like a new religion. Thankfully history has shown that experiments that economists carry out on society last only approximately a quarter of a century.

Economists from Chicago area had two main goals for open market economy. First was to keep the American investment banks lucrative while LDC’s privatise public sector services. In a few Southern American countries went as far as to privatise water plants, as a result American banks took the money, new owners upped the price of water and the old owners ended up as the payers i.e. the thirsty population of the country in question.

Secondly economists want to lower the wages of the average American worker. This was quickly realised by moving production to cheap labour countries, such as China and India. This enabled companies to pressure their dedicated employees to accept small pay increases. Moving production over seas brought the price for the products down, which resulted the inflation and interest rates staying low.

Due to the lowered interest rates and cheaper prices, the workers were able to consume the same amount they did before even though their real wages had gone down. This model of operation would’ve lasted for longer, but moving production over seas dramatically increased the unemployment rate in the USA. And an unemployed person can’t afford to buy any products, no matter how cheap they are.

The Chinese, however have not submitted to the USA to produce components for their products. Instead they are now producing their own goods from their experience from working with the USA. In the USA’s eyes this disobedience is accelerating the unemployment rate even further.

The next great economical lesson comes after the collapse of the GDP of the USA. After the collapse the US will increase it’s trade embargos, devalue the dollar and starts to support local industries, referring to national security or what ever is the hottest topic at that point in time. It would be most pleasant if nations allow their own economists to carry out what ever experiments they do with their theories, in their own respective countries and that they do not get over excited and test them on the people. It’s not dumb to make mistakes, but it’s dumb if you don’t learn from them.