Germany 1989 and 2010/11 – Analogies, Parallels and Differences
(Autumn/ Winter 2010 / Summer/ Autumn 2011) - Premise
(Deutsches Original hier)
(As already mentioned at the end of the first book– indicated in that „Brainstorming“– the following long text was already composed midst of November until midst of December 2010 and got amended and revised several times and was then mailed to „Lettre international“ and „Le Monde diplomatique“. All later amendments, added after the last version was sent to these two German/ French-German journals, dated on January 7th, 2011 are printed in italics and as supplements are put into brackets – later amendments now following within the translation of the German original to English are printed in bold italics and might also be put into brackets)
Sounds like a hazardous thesis for some, the headline together with the subtitle – farfetched for the other one – a totally unreasonable demand for another one, who now turns away indignantly. Nevertheless shall that thesis now get reconsidered under different contemporary historical aspects and facets regarding the story of the place itself - watching the whole scenery from different points of view and developing adequate perspectives. Thereto retrospective as much as present observations – regarding the Status quo Vadis – but – analogically as well potential prospective surveillances and corresponding to that lines of action to come shall be subject of diverse intro- and extrospective consideration. The event horizon presented and unfurled that way quotes a wide range of views and the author therein tries to highlight some events from different angles. Because of the fact, that it’s mostly phenomenological reflections – therefore - fragments of what commonly is called “reality” get turned around, reversed, mirrored and that way evaluated correspondingly. Insofar just a portion of a “truth” can generally be reconsidered - howsoever this “truth” might be consistent - as it needs to be found and to be defined over and over again and again.
(A partition though, that as a fractal might absolutely prove its validity for the big picture. In addition to that the Fractal here shall per se help to capture the Fragment by way of example – in practice - according to systems theory. Whereas the Fractal 1 already is part of a systems theoretical approach – for example in the course of fractal geometry, that reaches into different realms, such as “Complex analysis”, or “the theory of functions of a complex variable”, “computability -” or “recursion theory” and “dynamic systems”, the Fragment 2 as “pars per toto” - thus – as one piece standing for the whole thing – of a cracked and splintered – and even splattered reality and its perception isn’t part of a systems theory yet.)
Sometimes the author then will juxtapose reported/ historical/ ideal or constructional/ material/ economical facts without any comment – and he will also assemble those facts alongside own experiences – events, he himself samples here anew. The recipient then might add one to one. Sometimes then the author will also comment and within that assess and evaluate these moments, facts or reports.
And – at times he might jump from one fractal to the next one for then immediately looking at the bigger picture – thus – he will jump in scale and if required he will move from bird’s eye view to the detail and back again. By looking at one fragment as “pars per toto” – as one piece standing for the whole splintered and cracked reality and then viewing another piece of that broken vessel for joining that he will take care not to get carried away or even ramble on and on within that. Sorry for not being able to spare the now probably already rapidly decreasing number of readers or followers.
He, the author doesn’t make no claim to be complete at all – concluding this premise instead he wants to point to the fact, that there is no such perfection and completeness. The one writing here as much as the depicted and the described one and the recipient - the receiver – all of them are just humans and no assumed flawless and impeccable – untainted Gods or robots or other machines programmed – even fixed to advance faultlessly.
( Lately a more profound experience is essential – and training that within the willingness for apperception are needed for correspondingly assembling fragments and letting relicts fall into place – so that the big picture – the vessel as a whole can be read – or – to say it again here with Albert Einstein:
“ The theory defines, what we’re able to observe.” 3
Therefor however the ground has to be prepared for a theory – and – the readiness for cultivating that soil – for increasing its fertility – caring for it henceforward needs to be born as the case may be from hardship. In this state of emergency, justifying deep cuts of those kind we’re definitely in in summer / autumn 2011. Although many “responsible leaders” everywhere don’t want to realize that – perhaps also aren’t able to realize that. History – ours as much as theirs will teach us – and them.)
The World is just the way, humans are making it for themselves – Notes:
Thus – the way, we are creating and rebuilding it for ourselves.
1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal –regarding dynamical systems and Chaos see also http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~mspieg/Complexity/Problems/ (thanx a lot, Ken) and - in addition to that this German page – http://www.karinkuhlmann.de/DigitaleWelten/fraktale4/fraktalinfo/fraktalinfo.html - where interesting , playful and artistic application possibilities are exemplified:
“By the fractals according to MANDELBROT and JULIA two dimensional initial values are used. By that you can stretch a plane, in which each point correlates to a two dimensional number.” Divergence, convergence, the circle of boundary value, Chaos and calculation of a back coupling loop – thus iteration – and the principle of comprehensive “self-similarity” – here in nature – are illustrated and clarified.
More images – amongst those as well the famous “fractal farn” – or the view up into the tree tops, snails, corals, broccoli – or the butterfly are to be found here: http://www.google.de/search?q=fraktal&hl=de&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=iLcvTvf7DseohAePy5BQ&ved=0CDYQsAQ&biw=1350&bih=720#hl=de&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=fractal&pbx=1&oq=fractal&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=23666l23666l0l24897l1l1l0l0l0l0l0l0ll0l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=6703a59a65261e62&biw=1350&bih=72
2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragment - generally - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_finito - the „Non-finito“ as an unfinished sculpting technique
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragment_(Literatur) - the Fragment in Literature (only German)
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strukturfragment - the structural fragment in chemistry (only German)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragment_identifier - the hypertext / fragment identifier in Informatics
3 This quote from Albert Einstein has been applied again already by the great Paul Watzlawick and that way gets used in particular on the field of Social sciences’ basic research – for example “ The theory defines, what we’re able to observe – perspectives from social work sciences on processes of integration in heterogeneous societies from Karin E. Sauer – “from the first moment Social work/ social pedagogics intend to invigorate the capacities of the addressee for getting him or her over social exclusion and to integrate oneself that far into the social systems of the relevant society, that he or she is gaining the capability of acting. The term of integration that way can be applied for all problems of finding one’s way from the “edges” to the “center” of society. A bracket with regards to content is shaped by the subject of migration as reason for marginalization and the processes of integration in multicultural societies (Chapter 1,4 and 5).”
http://www.springerlink.com/content/t732u8w071433q27/ - and – regarding theory construction in social sciences – theory and practice as “scientific observation of second order” – on the phenomenological, causal and accordingly the level of action – the theory as (hyper-)text, that – following Popper shall “ help to define and to describe problems, to raise hypothetic causal explanations, to develop strategies for action regarding solving these problems and to enable the critical discussion with competitive theories.” http://www.agsp.de/html/a67.html
The World is just the way, humans are making it for themselves –
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