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              « To master the present, to think the future »  

                                         From J.Ch. HITZKE,
Dr ès sc

February 2002



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I- Generalities. -


1)     « We have to have lastly to begin to think oneself and leaving aside all the ideas (thinkings) of the medias  and spiritual models (fathers). »

2)     «  Earth does not need man (mankind) , but man needs earth … We have to respect it. »

3)     « We have to have lastly to think in long-terms (or time), at the conditions and possibilities of survival of coming human generations. This is our responsibility. »

4)     « Things on our earth are now global : pollution, communications, transports, exchange (trade) … This needs an awareness and to take global or concerted

actions for wellness of mankind (humanity) and for Nature from which we depend. »




II- Basic needs of humans.- 


1)    « Humans like animals suffer and can have unforeseeable reactions if they are

hungry, without protection (see cold, heat, health), without shelter, not respected, without a minimal living space, without elementary rights… »

2)     « Civilization values as respect for the other, even if he is quite different as we are, tolerance, patience, discipline, compassion and even love and forgiveness or culture… cannot really blossom without these minimal living conditions (wages …). »

3)     « The minimal living conditions (wages …) are still yet in danger for many persons and families. Some persons cannot eat one’s fill (see  dry areas of earth or densely populated or wrong governed regions …). »

4)     «  With the quickly increasing  of demography (see  Asia …), with the invading urbanization, with the depletion of fossil (s. oil …) or natural ( s. Oceans and fishes…)resources,  with the destroying  of Nature and its diversity (s. forests, living creatures…), with the generalization of pollution (s. foods , air, seas, soils, fresh or drinking water…. ; noise), with the increasing of illnesses (see % of cancers and allergies… ; decrease of male fertility ) and nevertheless progress… , we go

rather in direction of a dead end or against a wall. »

5)     « Everybody should have or accept a job (work) ; it’s worthy and a right. Welfare work ( s. different benefits, allowances) is not worthy for persons to work. In addition , welfare encourages increasing of demography. »

6)     «  Rather reforms to adapt. Revolutions damage first the most poors or weaks. Nothing is so worthy as a stable, just (fair) and responsible government. »




III- The main (the essential) and the secondary .-


1) «  To discern essential from secondary, means we have to structure decisions and actions in a hierarchy and to give one’s so the possibilities to do them . »

 2) « Interest of society should generally come before individual or even before corporate bodies (guilds…) or nomenklaturas interests. »

 3) «  It’s essential to search first for the causes in order to be able to do with effectiveness treatments of the effects :for instance causes of conflicts and wars, causes of given illnesses, causes of violences or delinquencies, causes of overpopulation or galloping demography, causes of pollution, of unemployment… »

4)     « It’s essential for objectivity and truth to search for primary (first) informations sources . »

5)     «  It’s essential to be able to think oneself, to have well-founded opinion and not let think other people at your place. »

6)     « The word « Obrigkeitsdenken » (German) means to let think and act at your place persons who have authority,  as government, political, economical or religious power. So this authorities  can think, act  as they like or please, according to their interests, without taking in account opinions or interests of an individual or even the entire society ; media, in bondage or dependence,  have more a disastrous and partiality rule. It was a disaster in 20th century : s. World wars and the sacrificing of (millions) young men on each side ( s. trench warfare and       others …) ; the blind bombing (conventional, incendiary, atomic bombs…) of civilian populations, expelled families, children, women … ( more than 500 000 persons killed by bombing in Germany). »

7)     « It’s essential, of first importance, that media could be impartial, independent and should have ethics, be objective, so that in this way persons or the entire society should not be manipulated like a herd of animals (s. sheep or cattle herd…); informations and so also the action-will (s. voting, war, peace…) of an individual or even an entire society, come from media. A real democratie cans only be got in this way or price ; otherwise it’s imaginary or demagogy. It’s a minority of influential persons who can so determine the course of society and history. We hope they will act with responsibility. »

8)     « It’s essential to be able to satisfy basic needs of all man (mankind) if we want to avoid thoughtless actions. But here we are faced with the problem of   overpopulation. »

9)     « It would be essential from our generation to pass on our earth in the same state (or better if possible…) we got it ; the eventuality of a possible extinction (s. what happens to dinosaurs…) of mankind by activities of man himself or by a celestian body ( s. the crash of a big meteorite …), is not an excuse. »

10)  « It’s essential to consider  it’s against human rights to force upon (with violences), to other humans, your religion, faith or doctrine, to have a part in, or to have had a part in slaves trade (s. black and other people in past, or women or children in present time, cf prostitution…), to have let millions of people without elementary rights, mistreated , and then, after that, to have expelled them from their area and to have stolen or taked away all their goods, properties and all surviving possibilities (s. 18 millions expelled East-Germans, Pomeranians …, also some Polish as well as some peoples in the past     Soviet-Union… ) »

11)  « It’s essential, basic, that political or religious responsible think  after all in long-terms (10, 20,100… years ), taking in account earth and societies or ethnics data. Key-words : overpopulation, foods, pollution and environmental problems, resources depletion (s. oil …), peace, system of values (social, moral values…)… But can they do that ? Are they not prisoner of their system (cf. voting system, finance, references, dependences, interests …) ? »




IV- Drugs and dependences .-


 1)  «  Some drugs have had and still always have a social contact function with other people, lowering stage fright or encouraging work …; tobacco and smoking (s. peace pipe, calumet…), alcohols (s. liqueurs …) , coffee ( a cup of coffee to keep awake …) , sweets (chocolate, sweet, candy, lolly …) ; with the condition there is not misuse and not dependence. »

2)     « A momentary lack of perspective does not to have to discourage the absolute necessity to have to have a will to fight against the false paradise proposed by drugs, and this in order to be free and upright for coming possibilities. »

3)     « We have to conscious that use of drugs annihilates the person (personality ) and… partially his close circle. »

4)     « At the root (basis ) of the use of drugs and dependences, there is often personal weariness with life ; reasons can be psychoemotional (psychoaffective ; we are looking for something which would liberate us from conscious or inconscious problems…), stress … »

5)    «  New dependences can be a handy ( potable telephone or computer ), internet, far trips (journeys), television, video-games … »

6)     «  Dependences are enslavements, a loss of personality, an incapacity to think over first  before taking initiatives, an incapacity to think oneself ; we fallow      models, guides … ; we get robots and sheep. »




IV- The sustainable and durable .-

( see also some citations here above mentioned as I  2), 

I 3), I  4), I  7), II  8), III  9),  III  11)… etc)