The Shady Business of Politics and Why Destonians can be Trusted where Politicians can Not

June 7, 2011 in Equal Money Blog

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REALITY CHECK: On the Deception of “Good intentions”

January 17, 2011 in Equal Money Blog

“The foreigners love all these images of poor people to sell, to make Money” -

“We want justice for all those who live in tents, while the NGO’s make millions”

” We are telling the States and the NGO’s: You’ve made Money for one year – We’ve been in tents for one year – people have sent millions to help us, but nothing has been done” – “NGO’s can’t really develop or help develop the country – in Fact they make the country even poorer”

 REALITY CHECK: On the Deception of Good intentionsThis Clearly shows how there is no functioning International Community or Aid/charity organizations that are Actually Functioning – Still people in the West Justify the Abdication of Self-Responsibility through giving money to these organizations, without fully Investigating what they spend their Money on – Haiti is a small country that is easily accessible – With the Money donated, the entire country could have been re-build and instead they are now dying from cholera for no reason, while aid workers cash in – This should serve as a fucking Reality Check for All those that believe that “someone else” takes Care of it – That the governments and aid organizations know what they are doing and are the one’s Responsible for Assisting these people to rebuild a society that already was one of the world’s poorest and most politically unstable societies.

The root of the problem is the accepted Inequality and indifference of each western citizen towards the rest of the World – which is why Self-Responsibility for the Whole, as this World and ALL PEOPLE is the Solution to Stopping the Suffering and Abuse that is currently being Accepted – So what do we do?

At Desteni we suggest a Re-Education of Ourselves, wherein we Face the Brutal Fact that we have in deed been indifferent, even and when we have believed not to be, when we have believed ourselves to Care. We are doing this through the Desteni I Process, wherein we Support Ourselves and Each other to Start Living according to the Principle of what is Best for All, instead of Surviving within and from Self-Interest as Personality and Preference -

Through this we Start taking ACTive Self-Responsibility for and as this World – We Suggest to Create an Equal Money and Equality Politics System – where we at a Global Scale, Create a System that is Based on the Principle of What is Best For All on a Practicable, Livable Level based on the Simple Fact that Everyone has an Equal Right to Life – a System  based on each of us starting to take Self-Responsibility for and as This World.

Thank you

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Social Survival Autopilot System

September 7, 2010 in Anna's Process Blog

I looked forward to starting in school age6. Coming there was quite the shock to me. I had been looking forward to begin to learn and now I was one of the big kids and instead I found myself way down the food chain. I had been more or less comfortable with myself and with my expression before that, but starting in school brought a whole new bitter level to life. I was alone and I was in the world now. The overall basic experience since then, was that life was a fight. I wanted to be taken serious by my teachers and by the older students. At the same time, I wanted to be accepted by my peers. At some point I started getting teased for the clothes I was wearing. I started becoming self-conscious, but the point of fashion was no where near my mind at that stage. The basic experience was that I simply didn’t get it. One of the most prominent memories is of a situation, where I am around 8-9 years old and standing in a group in break time. I wanted to participate in the conversation, but I constantly found that I did not have the ‘flow’ of humor. I would say things at the wrong time and everyone would stare at me or I would say something ‘off-beat’ and they would laugh. I decided then and there that no matter what I would learn the ‘timing’ of a social conversation. What is also interesting is that I was not preoccupied with the content at all, which is probably why I did not ‘get it’ in the first place – because I was focused on the structure, who was standing where, where was I standing, who was leaving, who listened? Stuff like that. Many years later, timing and saying the right things at the right time, became my force at to some extend ‘real’, but simply in the matter that I finally ‘automated’ it to a personality – specifically developed and designed with the purpose of fitting into a group. At bit later, when the point of boys opened up for real, I was constantly afraid that the boy would not find me cool enough. Interesting that I had not quite gotten the point about looks at that stage. And I found myself entirely submissive to the boys that I liked – I was in any way un-worthy and had to do everything in my power to ‘earn’ their attention. It was my job, my life-challenge. Then after they gave in and actually fell in love or committed themselves, I lost interest. It was always about the fight. My own integrity and well-being was virtually non-existing. I did not care about myself. For a long time I literally thought that there was something wrong with me, because I did not have a sense of humor. I did not seem to have the inter-action level that other people had, where they were enjoying themselves – I was in a state of self-consciousness and interested in the mechanisms that made social situations work. I was interested in the structure of these situations and it made it difficult for me to participate and it was something that took me years to learn to a somewhat satisfying degree. Playing with another child just the two was easier for me than being in a group because it was always more occupied with the dynamics of the group than what was happening. The reason why this is relevant, is because I both at work and in school have noticed that I ‘change’ – I go into a type of survival mode, where I shut Self-Honesty and Self-Awareness off and simply focus on being liked and being seen as cool. I also learned to Suppress myself within an experience of pushing myself forward/surviving A side-note that is fascinating here is that some people actually pick up on this and thus it back-fires on me, but others do not and accept my picture-presentation. It also seems that the one’s that do not are generally people (mostly men) that are more reserved and self-sufficient, not as occupied with fitting into the group, basically more self-honest people and those are the people I want to impress the most, which is quite impossible. The others are more likely people who have their own or the same point and therefore participate. I will dress according to this. I will eat according to this. I will speak a certain way, do my job a certain way and participate in school activities a certain way – all of it is obviously happening within a make-belief world in my mind, all though some is also taken place on a interactionistic level, where others participate and influence and are influenced. Another point within this that has been prominent is the split between men and women , wherein I have been focused on boys and then men – what I see now is that I had the impression that boys were cool, when they seemed self-sufficient, self-confident and thus I believed that if I could get a boy like that, I would be in the lime-light with him and I needed to get the best boy, the one that were best at this. (he would be the one that were best at surviving socially as well as physically). This is not as specified anymore, although I experience certain reactions to certain impressions in me of expressions.

Scenario at work where this played out:
I want them to respect me and take me serious – so I tell them that I don’t smoke or drink and that I have to get home to work on this NGO (Desteni)
Then I fear that they will not find me cool because I don’t drink and that is threatening their drinking. They might think that I think I am better than them (which I have) and so I stayed even though I wanted to go home

Beliefs/definitions/constructs based on this:
I cannot trust myself
Life cannot be trusted
Others cannot be trusted
I have to fight to survive
I am in a competition with others
I am an idiot – no one must know – I have to become cool
I am cool
I have to learn how to time and be intelligent to survive

Experiences/Consequences
Fear of being exposed as ‘off’/stupid
Confirming/bullying myself in being an idiot
Cannot relax and be myself without the level of Self-Consciousness
Compromising Self-Honesty to fit it/be liked – not be laughed at
Not Accepting myself – Always chasing others
Not caring for anything or anyone
Suppressing my actual experience

1. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to experience, define, judge and Accept that there was/is something ‘wrong’ with me, because I did not fall naturally into conversations and social events
2. I Forgive myself that I have not Accepted and Allowed myself to realize, see and consider that everyone has this experience of it not being natural and thus that it is not defining or describing me in any way
3. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to experience and participate in being ashamed of myself when I was not ‘timed’ and ‘flowing naturally’ in conversations with others and instead was preoccupied with how I felt and with what was going on a ‘Resonant’ level
4. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to secretively define myself as ‘better than’ the others for ‘seeing behind the scene’ , when in fact I did as everyone else did and do, gave into the situation and let the system run – none of us was ‘there’ – it as all system
5. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to experience, define, judge and Accept myself as ‘a freak’ and as being ‘over sensitive’ (someone else’s expression) towards social situations and for taking things way to serious
6. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to experience, define, judge and Accept myself as ‘an idiot’ and as ‘not cool’ because timing and humor did not come ‘naturally’ to me and therefore having Accepted that there was something wrong with me
7. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to believe that I was the only one experiencing myself like this, ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘unnatural ‘ in these social situations specifically in groups, when in fact everyone (or most) have this experience, with it being based on Survival and being Fake as a System
8. I Forgive myself that I have not Accepted and Allowed myself to be authentic and in believing that who I was when I was Honest and Authentic was/is ‘an idiot’
9. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to accept myself as ‘an idiot’
10. I forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Suppress myself and to Submit myself to Surviving by being Fake, based on the experience of the shock of coming to school unconditionally, looking forward to learn and be in the world and then experiencing the dog eat dog world of competition and comparison
11. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Accept competition as a Base-Line experience/condition of Existing
12. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Accept myself to compete with others
13. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to fear and resent break time and lunch break, because it has been within those situations where I did not know what to do with myself, where I felt pressure to ‘perform’ specified in making friends, having fun and becoming popular, all to ensure my own survival in the system and to rectify myself as ‘an idiot’ as ‘wrong’ as ‘a freak’
14. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to experience, define, judge and Accept myself only according to my experience of myself in a competitive social situation of being ‘off’ and ‘inadequate’ as well the experience I had of myself when I was being bullied and teased for how I was dressed
15. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to experience myself as uncomfortable and uneasy in social situations, specifically in groups of peers and for having experienced, defined, judged and Accepted that there is ‘something wrong’ with me because of this experience
16. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to expect myself to feel comfortable and natural in these group situations
17. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to believe that everyone else was participating authentically, naturally and comfortably in these group-situations, instead of realizing that most people have the same experience as me, and that by not sharing and challenging these experiences, we allow ourselves and each other to be trapped in them – as fake faces
18. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to desire to be part of the group, to experience myself as and being seen by others as cool
19. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to desire for others to respect me and take me seriously
20. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to suppress my starting-point of having Accepted myself as ‘wrong’, ‘stupid’, as ‘off’, as ‘a freak’, as ‘an idiot’ because I wanted to eradicate and get away from that experience of myself, believing that if I annihilated myself from myself, I would be able to re-design myself as ‘cool’ and ‘intelligent’ – which I then did
21. (another memory from this period pops up now that is in relation to this point, but also an entirely different point. Henriette)
22. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to try to ‘get away’ from the experience of myself as ‘wrong’, ‘stupid’, as ‘off’, as ‘a freak’, as ‘an idiot’ while at the same time having Accepted myself as ‘wrong’, ‘stupid’, as ‘off’, as ‘a freak’, as ‘an idiot’ and thus never getting away from this experience, no matter how much I have ‘corrected the mistake’
23. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to believe that if/when I was able to express myself and participate with others in a ‘correct way’ according to my idea about being cool, specifically with regards to timing, humor and ‘flow’, then I would stop being ‘wrong’, ‘stupid’, as ‘off’, as ‘a freak’, as ‘an idiot’
24. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to deliberately annihilate, suppress and push myself away, within and as Self-Honest Self-Expression as a child, because I believed that ‘Who’ I was, was a mistake, was wrong, would never fit it and thus not survive and therefore I believed I had to become someone else
25. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to experience, define, judge and Accept myself as a threat to my own survival, based on the experience of ‘not fitting in’ because I was looking too much behind the scene, which made it difficult for me to participate ‘naturally’ in conversations and social situations with other children and therefore having believed that I had to eradicate myself and transform myself into ‘someone’ that would be respected and seen as cool
26. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to deliberately and specifically transform myself to the point of being perfect with timing, in saying things at the exact right time that would make people laugh or simply respect me as cool and strong and intelligent
27. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to fear that people would discover ‘who’ I ‘really’ was and then would bully me, laugh at me and reject me
28. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to bully myself
29. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to ridicule myself
30. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to reject myself
31. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to define myself as ‘unworthy’
32. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Accept myself as ‘unworthy’
33. I Forgive myself that I have not Accepted and Allowed myself to care for myself in fact
34. I Forgive myself that I have not Accepted and Allowed myself to care for others in fact
35. I Forgive myself that I have not Accepted and Allowed myself to care in fact
36. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to believe that only by eradicating and destroying myself, would I be able to survive in social situations
37. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to eradicate and destroy myself in order to survive in social situations
38. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to desire to experience myself as cool
39. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to desire for others to experience me as cool
40. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to deliberately eradicate and ridicule those that I saw as ‘weak’ because they reminded me of my own experience of myself, which I was scared to be exposed within and as and therefore I resented when others were not able to hide their ‘weakness’
41. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to experience and participate in shame of having eradicated and ridiculed others for not being ‘cool’
42. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to desire to be cool
43. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to define being cool as being ‘indifferent’, ‘insensitive’, ‘timed’, ‘self-sufficient’ and ‘self-confident’
44. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to desire to be uncaring and for having Accepted and defined that as ‘cool’ – as ‘elite’ and ‘best’
45. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Participate in, Create and Accept that there is such a thing as ‘cool’– which basically is a judgment of being ‘better’ than something else/someone else, being ‘Elite’ compared to something/someone else, thus being based on competition and comparison in and of the mind – and not having anything to do with the Practical Reality
46. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Believe and Accept that having a ‘Cool Image’ is the most important thing in the whole world and that being seen/defined as cool by others, gives me points of ‘worth’ that is ensuring ‘my survival’
47. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to resent myself for not being cool
48. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to resent my mother for making me wear ‘uncool’ clothes
49. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to resent myself for not knowing which clothes are cool
50. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to resent myself for not knowing which music is cool
51. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to believe that if I do not find a way to be cool, I will not survive
52. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to compromise myself and others to be cool
53. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself for having participated in and supported ‘cool’ as real, when it is a make-belief idea of the mind, based on fear and survival within the Acceptance of myself as Separate
54. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself for having participated in and supported ‘cool’ as real and for within that tacitly having accepted judgment as a starting-point for how I exist, how I experience myself and others
55. I do not Accept judgment as a starting-point . The only Starting-Point that is Valid and Real, is Life Supporting Life
56. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to fear losing myself within the personality of being cool, based on having designed myself to perfection within timing, speaking and expressing myself and fearing that when I stop that and myself as that, that I will be exposed as ‘an idiot’ – when all this is actually showing is that I have Accepted myself as ‘an idiot’ the whole time, but that I have suppressed it and thus fear losing my face fake, because I fear facing how I actually have experienced myself and the fact that I have annihilated myself for a make-belief world of competition
57. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to believe that I cannot and should not trust myself, based on the shock I experienced when I entered school for the first time
58. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Accept that Life cannot be trusted, when in fact it is the ideas about Life that cannot be trusted and how we have shaped Life according to these ideas
59. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to believe that others cannot be trusted, but within that basing on a hope/desire/expectation towards trusting others, instead of realizing that as longs as well Accept ourselves in and as the Mind-System of Self-Interest, Survival and Fear – No one can be trusted
60. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Accept that I must fight to Survive
61. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to believe that I must Fight to Exist
62. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to experience Life, within and a Fight for Survival
63. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Fight others based on the belief that Life is a fight to Survive
64. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to be shocked to discover this when I was 6 years old and for having been stuck in that shock ever since
65. I Forgive myself that I have not Accepted and Allowed myself to Challenge that which I took for granted, in and as myself, in and as others and in my relations with others and in the world
66. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Unconditionally Accept the World and The System and for having Submitted myself unconditionally into it, to fit in, Survive and satisfy the system
67. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Define, Experience and judge myself as a subject to the System
68. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to submit myself to the system, because I wanted to be cool, because I wanted to escape my experience of myself as not-cool
69. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to experience and participate in anger and resentment towards my mother for not having prepared me for entering school and within that I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to resent all parents for not preparing the children for entering school
70. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Accept that I must fight and compete with others to Survive
71. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to believe that I must be the Best in order to Survive
72. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to desire to be the Best at surviving
73. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to desire to ‘catch’ a man that is the best in surviving (successful, good looking, intelligent) and thus believing that by hooking up with a man like this, my chances of surviving will increase
74. I Forgive myself that I have not Accepted and Allowed myself to Realize that everything within this System is based on Survival – and Survival is based on the Acceptance of
75. Separation and within that the creation of Fear of Losing Oneself to another ‘part’
76. I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to deliberately design myself as ‘cool’ within the definition of cool as being ‘indifferent’ (smoking weed and self-suppression) self-sufficient and self-confident, which I never was and thus had to deny and annihilate myself being fake in order to ‘achieve’ this.
I Let go of the belief that I have to Fight to Exist
I Stop Fighting
I Let go of the Desire to be Cool
I Let go of the personality in which I am Cool
I Let go of Fear of being Exposed as uncool
I Stand by me
I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to desire to have this point cleared now so that I can share it with others – instead of taking my time to clear it effectively and sufficiently for myself. I have to go to work soon – which is cool, because then I can practice all of this. So It is not done – but I finally got it opened up.

Update on the ‘Autopilot of Social Survival’
So I went to school yesterday after I had written about the point and applied Self-Forgiveness. My main goal was to not go on ‘autopilot’ and ‘check out’ basically instead of remaining Here in Self-Honesty. It was apparently easier said that done, because already as I was getting dresses, I was following the point of ‘fitting in’ – I was saying to myself ’Wear what feels comfortable’ and yet I was trying to look a certain way, and you know, not even look a certain way – but specifically NOT look how I felt when I was 6 years old and got teased for what I wore. I think that one of the reasons why this is something that has ‘stuck’ in me, is because it was such a shock to me back then, that the world was like this, that I was like this – and so to prevent myself from ever being shocked and ambushed like that again, I have done my hardest to prevent it from happening – yet remaining ‘locked’ in that experience of being ‘off the beat’ and ‘un-cool’. So I dressed and I left and I applied Self-Forgiveness on the bike on my way there – That is something I enjoy very much and I have slowly but surely gotten over the point of Applying Self-Forgiveness in public. This might have something to do with the overall structure of my personality, but I actually find it easier to apply Self-Forgiveness in public than to sit by myself at home saying the sentences.

I got to school almost two hours too early because I had to catch up on my reading to the day’s lessons. I never finished because people kept coming and I got distracted the whole time. That was a note to myself that it is much better if I read at home. With regards to the point of the auto-pilot of social survival, I did go on it. We had to form study groups and I was anxious and nervous about it. I was afraid that no one would go into a group with me. Same starting point – ‘There is something wrong with me’. Eventually it all worked out. I got in a randomly selected group with 9 other people, mixed men, women and ages so that is actually as cool as it could possibly be. It is easy and almost ‘natural’ for me to take charge in a group – so I was playing with the point of remaining absolutely silent, not saying anything – This is something I have tried to do before in schools and other social situations, with no success. I will tell myself to shut up and two minutes later, I am chatting away. A point of justification is also that I have believed that this is really ‘who I am’ as though it is my ‘natural self-expression’. I Realize that this is part of the Survival System and even more importantly that I have feared giving it up. Okay, well that is cool – because I have reached some kind of partly conclusion on what these points consist of:

Fear of Missing Out – (Also represented in other points like Fear of Death), (also based on specific experiences from the past that I have attempted to avoid, yet which has defined me)
Fear of being alone – connected with the belief that I need other people to exist (as personality)
Fear of giving up (no losing) Personality as Survival – specifically the chatting, ironically a presence that says ‘I am Here’ – even though I am ‘Not Here’ because I am running some fucked up Survival scheme

I Allow myself to Let Go of myself as Personality
I Allow myself to Let Go of Fear
I Allow myself to Let Go of having to fit in – I Allow myself to be Self-Honest and Self-Supportive
I am not attending these classes or this job to be liked – Fuck being Liked
I Allow myself to Let Go of Fear of not being liked

I am Here to Support myself to Stand up as Life – To Stop All Systems of Separation, Enslavement, Self-Interest, Memory, Mind and Abuse

I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Exist within and as Systems of Separation, Enslavement, Self-Interest, Memory, Mind and Abuse

I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Accept myself within and as Systems of Separation, Enslavement, Self-Interest, Memory, Mind and Abuse

I Forgive myself that I have Accepted and Allowed myself to Believe that I am a System

I Forgive myself that I have Accepted myself as the thoughts and emotion in my mind and I Forgive myself that I have Accepted myself as subject to the thoughts and emotions in my mind believing that this was all I was

I Forgive myself that I have not Accepted and Allowed myself to Support myself Unconditionally as Life, to Walk this Process of Stopping the Mind in Self-Trust and Self-Love

I Support me as Life

Poor or Rich depends on your location

May 7, 2010 in Equal Money Blog

In an interview with the Danish newspaper Information from the 24/25 April 2010, a Politician from the Socialistic Peoples party (S.F) called Özlem Cekic said that she wants the party to increase their focus on benefitting the mentally ill, the people who are on premature retirement and make decrease poverty.  She said: ‘We are not and should not be a party that just benefits the middleclass’. But is that not exactly what S.F are doing? One of the arguments is that they to get influence and thereby be able to support the poor, has to lean more towards the middle where the votes are to thereby reserve a place in the government. First of all it is directly throwing in the towel to wish to ‘decrease poverty’, in that it does not only imply an accept of the already existing poverty, but also settling with only taking partial responsibility, which could be argued as not taking responsibility at all. This is also shown in the party’s politics in this area in their program, where one of their initiatives to decrease poverty is to ensure that all children in Denmark get a Christmas present. This is a hypocritical approach to poverty as it completely overlooks the fact that there are over a billon people living in starvation, among who are many children. There are two explanations for why the party is choosing this strategy. One is the argument that to make a difference in this world, one has to first take care of ones own. The problem with that is just that the proportions are mildly put, ‘out of focus’. What is called poverty in Denmark, is called Elite or middleclass in countries where most people live for less than two dollars a day. There are two billon of those in the world. The other is the argument that the voters only care about themselves and want a politics that ensures that they can give their child a Christmas present. This is understandable, but not an excuse. The Socialistic Peoples party can not promote themselves as the ‘watchdog of the weak’, without  being clear about who the ‘weak’ actually are, and to target their politics where it counts, which is towards a global inequality and not only towards the individual Danish citizens right to safety and welfare. S.F has a responsibility to what is going on in the world, as do all politicians, but the question is if there is actual politics left in the party that for the last fifty years has been ‘fighting for the weak’, or if they simply exist as an automated pong to the ping politics of the right wing and thereby do not have any real intentions of making a difference. It sounds tough and it is not popular to say out loud, but the fact of the matter is that what is considered middle class in Denmark, is middle class in the rest of the world, where poverty is about starving till you die and not about whether or not you can buy your child a Christmas present. This is not to say that inequality is not relevant in Denmark or that the people who are poor I Denmark are not suffering. This is simply about addressing the fact that if we really want to change a world that is fundamentally based on inequality and exploitation by the rich of the poor, it requires a Global initiative that not only focuses on decreasing poverty, but on Stopping it all together, where we realize that we are a part of a whole with a common Responsibility, that includes the whole world and where political initiative is not only about increasing the individual’s personal happiness and wellbeing, but about creating a world that is acceptable to live in for All.

The Socialistic Peoples Party in Denmark, which is a leftwing libertarian party is becoming increasingly more popular, as the current government (right wing liberalists and conservatives) is being criticized for their handling of the economic crisis. The party started as a communist party and has changed course, especially with their acceptance of the European Union. They are now preparing to enter the government at the coming election and recently had their annual party meeting, where they discussed their party program.

Companies that Support Equality

May 7, 2010 in Equal Money Blog

Can the public sphere of politics, economy and legislation actually learn something from the way a business is being run? Most would say no – as corporations are on the front line when it comes to pollution, unequal work environments etc. And also as most of the corporations that exist, are solely focused on profit, however ‘green’ they might claim to be. But there are actually companies that are based on or developing new ways of working from a perspective of Equality. One of those companies is the very successful corporation behind the Gore-tex fabric. In this company there are no bosses or employees. Everyone working there are associates and are expected to take self-responsibility with regards to the work they are doing. This creates a unique work environment for everyone involved and their results are unprecedented. When discussing the foundation for creating a new political, social and financial system of Equality – a model like W.L Gore’s might be worthy considering. ‘Famous for tearing up the management rulebook, WL Gore operates without bosses in an environment where trust, freedom and innovation are prized. Little surprise then that the hi-tech pioneer’s staff are so loyal’ ‘In 2009, for the twelfth consecutive year, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. earned a position on Fortune magazine’s annual list of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For.”[6] Its European operations have also earned similar honors. Gore UK has been named seven times by London’s The Sunday Times as one of the “Best Companies to Work For.”[7] In 2009, Gore Germany ranked eighth in the “100 Best Places to Work in Germany” among mid-sized companies.[8] Gore Italy ranked sixth among the “35 Best Places to Work in Italy.”[9] Gore France topped the list of “Best Workplaces in France”[10] while Gore Scandinavia ranked fourth among small companies on the list of “Best Workplaces in Sweden.”[11] Gore was listed 12th on the “50 Best Large Workplaces in Europe 2009.”[12] An important factor in this recognition is Gore’s unique culture, which evolved from the company’s success with small teams during its early years. This approach to business was based on Bill Gore’s experience with “task force teams” while he was employed at the DuPont Company. Such groups were formed at DuPont on an ad hoc basis to attack problem situations. They were usually multidisciplinary and typically operated for short periods of time outside of the company’s formal management hierarchy. Bill Gore first presented the concept of a “lattice” organization to Gore associates in 1967. He later refined his ideas and presented what he termed “culture principles” in a paper entitled “The Lattice Organization – A Philosophy of Enterprise.” It was distributed to Gore associates in 1976.[13] Unlike the traditional management structure that Bill Gore had experienced at DuPont, he proposed a flat, lattice-like organizational structure where everyone shares the same title of “associate.” There are neither chains of command nor predetermined channels of communication. Leaders replace the idea of “bosses.” Associates choose to follow leaders rather than have bosses assigned to them. Associate contribution reviews are based on a peer-level rating system. Bill Gore articulated four culture principles that he called freedom, fairness, commitment and waterline: * Associates have the freedom to encourage, help, and allow other associates to grow in knowledge, skill, and scope of responsibility * Associates should demonstrate fairness to each other and everyone with whom they come in contact * Associates are provided the ability to make one’s own commitments and are expected to keep them * A waterline situation involves consultation with other associates before undertaking actions that could impact the reputation or profitability of the company and otherwise “sink the ship.” In the lattice organization, associates are encouraged to communicate directly with each other and are accountable to fellow members of their teams. Hands-on product innovation and prototyping are encouraged. Teams typically organize around opportunities, new product concepts, or businesses. As teams evolve, leaders frequently emerge as they gain followership. This unusual organizational structure and culture has been shown to be a significant contributor to associate satisfaction and retention.[14]‘

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._L._Gore_and_Associates#Gore_Culture

http://www.director.co.uk/MAGAZINE/2010/2_Feb/WLGore_63_06.html

More links on W.L Gore:

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/89/open_gore.html

http://www.gore.com/en_xx/

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