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Coltan, Congo's Curse

Afbeelding
This week my political thriller was published in London by Austin Macauley Publishers. I am quite excited to tell you this story. It is about Coltan, an essential mineral which allows our smartphones to work. The book is a fast- paced fiction/fact tale and I often use symbolism to express the urgency of finally solving the Congolese armed conflict over natural resources that started right after the Rwandan genocide in 1994, but historically commenced through a reign of terror by the King of Belgium, Leopold II, in 1885. The protagonist Erik Luyts is a trader who works in Geneva for Metalore, an oil and minerals trading company. When he is back in Congo, he decides to do something about the killings, the rapes and the pillaging of Congolese miners, women and children who work in the Coltan, Cobalt or Cassiterite mines. He develops a responsible manner to operate the mining area, but has to deal with hostile actions from businessmen, politicians and the military who profit from a status…

Reality in 2019

When watching the news, reading the papers or listening to politicians we often can’t tell if what we read and hear is true or false. This is causing a dilemma for any organisation or person, because the principal goal of 1984’ ministry of information was to control it. What happens if one controls information with an intention of not sharing it, we can read in the news daily. In an earlier column I mentioned that information reduces uncertainty, but now, with the example of Russiagate in mind, we can no longer trust main stream media because information could be withheld or evaded out of some kind of ulterior motivation. This is not very good for businesses or human well-being. Information, energy and matter are the cornerstones of life, because if one of them is hidden or negated, a living system collapses. This is what I observe today. Living systems, people, animals, organisations are in great jeopardy of extinction because information is not able to be fed back into them, theref…

A new science; The Science of Reality

Afbeelding
29.12.2018
I could not sleep. Thoughts about the need to sustain life on earth, drew me to a conclusion: There is a need for a new science, a theory of everything; a science of reality. This science can measure and determine the difference between what is real and what is not. When we apply this science to what people do, we can easily conclude that what is unreal, cannot be sustained and generally is harmful. When we look at political processes, industrial products, societal governance or ‘war’ games, they usually are trying to exist beyond limits of reality and do so by force. They try to exist outside of reality because when we would measure their ‘realism’ we would soon find that they can only be pursued at the cost of…..(people, environment, social cohesion). This makes them immediately unsustainable because they are harmful to something, someone, somewhere. This harmfulness is due to the (ab) use of resources (people, plants, animals. materials, laws) to benefit some, but at th…

William Blake; a true visionairy

In her biography of William Blake (1970), Kathleen Raine describes his art and poetry whose value became known after his death. The universe of imagination is unlimited and onlyseems chaotic by one’s limited perception. Empiricism forces man to limit his consciousness and subconscious perception or inner knowing that does not allow boundaries. Therefore it is obstructing to an infinite and boundlessly evolving state that is not easily understood by limited dimensional awareness and thought.
William Blake shows that Urizen (Reason) acts like a God, holding a pair of compasses. In The First Book of Urizen (1794) he becomes the self-deluded and anxious demiurge (creator), engaged in the enormous labours of imposing his ratio of the five empirical senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch). Katleen Raine, the scholar biographer of William Blake says in one of her last documentary interviews named ‘God is the Imagination’ that Blake called for a re-internalization, a reopening or ret…

Risk Mapping and Sustainable Organisations

We now offer a risk mapping tool that proves that sustainability and balance are in the best interest of both producer and user (client or buyer) and every stakeholder involved. Our service is to measure and map risks and advise organizations with scientific argumentation to always allow for‘relevant' information.' It means that stability and long term continuity of a business relation between two or more parties can only be achieved by constantly adjusting course and using updated information. So, if for example information about the danger of a certain product is not disclosed, the organization selling it will become instable and vulnerable as well as the buyer or user. Therefore, it is in both parties mutual benefit to allow that all 'feedback' loops are shared and connected. If a feedback loop (withholding info) is severed on purpose (lying, denial) or from unawareness, a business or political model becomes uncontrollable and unsustainable. This reality applies to e…

Future of our Children

Now that I tested our Realimiteit Theory on various global issues such as environmental distruction, armed conflicts, trade wars, political strife and the current economic paradigm, it scares me. I now observe children in the streets, young pregnant mothers to be, young fathers teaching their children to ride a bicycle in a different way. I am concerned about their futures. Will they be free or will there be an ever increasing amount of imposed control of governments because leaders are trying to escape reality and build systems based on lies, half-truths and suppressing of information? I come to the conclusion that negative interdependent systems, organisations, industries or geopolitical agenda's will inevitably destroy our quality of living and ultimately human and non human life. All signs are pointing that way unless we start to share information and communicate about all subjects. Ulteriorly motivated goals are disturbing creativity, intervening with natural evolution and li…

Silencing Free Speech. Stifling Julian Assange

Julian Assange’ access to the internet has been cut off. ‘They’ don’t want to hear what he is saying and certainly don’t want the general public to be informed about ulteriorly motivated ends of ‘them’. The truth being shared by Wikileaks is not welcome to those whose agenda is secret, because the outcome is not intended to benefit everyone, but only a few. Politicians in cahoots with big business and financial institutions do not want to listen to people like Julian because the information he offers the common public jeopardizes their negatively interdependent goals. The British Government, supported by several European Community members such as The Netherlands, accused the Russian Government of poisoning a retired spy. The lies and coverups are so obvious but they should be understood as abusive arrogance on the side of the governing classes, who know that they can get away with them, because the peoples are unable to unify and move against them. This hubris is therefore destroying…