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I denounce. J’accuse. Lebanon mass upheaval

Note: I believe this piece was written in French and the translation is to be desired. I did my best to edit the English version

I blame
I blame the political class of plundering the country
I blame the banks for funding the country’s plundering
I accuse the banks of using Lebanese savings to finance a state they knew was unable to pay off its debts

A State that needs to be more in debt to pay the amount of the principal due and interest (Ponzi scheme)

I blame the banks, the Central Bank and the political class of complicity in the last 3 decades
A complicity that is at the source of legalized corruption of the system (an anomie system where every deputy was accorded a monopoly)

Engineered Election laws, financial engineering, budget engineering
A complicity that is the cause of disaster
A complicity that is at the source of manipulation of numbers, financial and statistics

And all crimes committed in the name of maintaining civil peace and false growth fed by debt

A complicity that is at the base of the revolution
Militia/mafia “leaders” who used the revolution as an excuse to take the sorrel and get out:
They felt to their bones that their system is coming to an end
That they can no longer continue, as much as to blur the slopes, feed chaos, turn blind eyes.

What are your claims, what is your project, who are your representatives?
Meanwhile we continue to raid, make lots of money in blunt highway robberies of the budgets:

Manipulation of differences in exchange rates, money transfers by commission at 20 %, scammers…

Socialize the losses and reap the profit of falling apart private enterprises and monopolies
A country does not go bankrupt, it is the citizens who suffers and starve

I blame the banks of confiscating citizen’s savings as a guarantee for the refund of state debt (mainly the high interests  rate of the sovereign debt) and paying the civil servants (many who have no work to do at their institution and don’t show up)

And direct tax that is not enough to pay the debts of the state (the government mainly rely on the multiple indirect taxes for every facility the state was suppose to extend to citizens)
I blame the political class and the banks of keeping the applicants hostage in order to negotiate a new deal
At the expense of state assets, a real guarantee instead of bank deposit

Ancient assets taken by political class and banks (seafront, garbage sites, quarries…)
And new asset sources for future income
A new deal that will change the future of citizens for dozens of years
A future of slaves, an irreversibly downgraded social fabric, a change toward acute poverty

But the money that was whisked away to foreign destination should come back, voluntarily or by coercive manner,s
To redeem customers’ accounts in banks and state debt obligations to the working people

Virtual economy instead of real economy,

To maintain the fixity of the Lebanese pound (linked to the dollars and overvalued since 2015)
And this shameful denial trend that began in 1992

And the loss of confidence, in the political class and in the banks
And then what?

People want solutions
The solution is to look towards the future
To save what can be saved
Preserve State assets and save citizen s’ deposit

Start by creating a commission for the protection and protection of citizen s’ deposit
Who will have the power to trace the bank transfers of politicians and financial mafia,

Starting with the most recent evaders
Who will have the mission to audit the financial statements of the central bank
Control, supervise and influence public action

Creating new structures to resume bank operations with the state
Propose to applicants to receive shares of these new structures or debt titles

Public resources belong to citizens
Public Resources Revenue must first pay back citizen s’ deposit and finance investments

Those responsible for disaster need to report and pay
Allowing the transition to a human economy that respects nature

An economy creating real wealth and job opportunities (industry, agriculture, real services…)
Restructuring, debt release, resignation of officials, early elections, reset then return to normal in the political and banking fields
Sometimes it is enough to change the course of things.

Is Mankind doomed by his own behavior?

And why mankind should be assumed to be “homogeneous”?

Don’t you feel homogeneous is a tenuous evolutionary theory and defies a few common sense realities?

Ice age covered most of Europe and reduced the green Sahara to a desert. And that was 200,000 years ago that almost wiped out all kinds of human species and barely 600 of them survived in 5 locations in Africa, mainly by the main Congo, Niger and the Nile rivers… That’s the current hypothesis.

The theory want us to believe that from these 600 left to survive, homo sapiens managed to colonized earth and all its continents. How? By following the herds, the edible vegetarian animals.

As if herds are about to leave their domain: They barely cross rivers in their shallow sections, and these scientists want us to believe that they crossed seas and oceans, one way or another.

Many kinds of bipeds species with brain size close to current man have been found in many continents.

A few species had very small stature and much smaller brain volume, others had larger stature and larger brain, others grew as fast as Chimpanzees do (an 8 year-old skeletal looked as 14 of age)…

This centrist theory, as old as time, is pretty tenuous.

If mankind homo sapiens could develop in Africa, why it should be so far fetched for Man to have also evolved in Iran, India, South Asia, Latin America and in every major river basin?

If they managed to evolve in Africa, homo sapiens should be able to evolve in a few other locations with the appropriate climatic conditions, away from the poles.

In any case, if they evolved with a different DNA structure then they wouldn’t be of the same species. Would they?

Why the scientists keep insisting on this centrist concept?

If mankind on earth has the same genes structure, should it be because it came from a single source or branch?

How about considering this alternative: mankind has the same genes simply because this is the exact structure that made him everywhere he evolved?

Actually, a few homo sapiens have a more robust level for diseases because of a few DNA variations and proteins…

If the Neanderthal species survived for 400,000 years, twice as long as Homo sapiens,  why the researchers insists that this species disappeared 25,000 years ago simply because it failed to be flexible and adjust to climate change?

The scientist want us to believe a theory that the larger brain of the Neanderthal species had two lobes smaller than current man, simply based on the structure of the skull, a tenuous finding meant to degrade this evolved kind of species.

The scientists claim that he lived mainly on meat and never ate fruits or vegetables.

If this is true, then the Neanderthal species must have domesticated animals in farms and, thanks to plenty of protein, they grew bigger than homo sapiens in body and brain: they had to consume twice the required calories.

Why the researchers stick to the notion that the Neanderthal failed to fabricate killing tools adapted for the large animals, when they were totally carnivorous species and needed twice as much protein as the better evolved Homo sapiens?

Actually, the tools the scientists discovered were of their latest phase before extinction and are not representative of 400 thousand years of evolution.

Anyway, if they had short range killing tools, maybe it is because they domesticated animals and didn’t need to go after dangerous animals.

How about because they had domesticated the animals and didn’t need heavier weapons?

How about this species failed to survive more than 400,000 simply because the various branches didn’t merge in a few locations to improve their skills and culture for development?

And Why this current mankind seems homogeneous?

I conjecture that samples of many mankind species migrated to the most fertile centers after major calamities where they evolved and formed a melting pot of developed species.

I may consider at least 4 melting pot centers: The South-East Asia around the Mekong River, the Indus/Ganges Rivers, the Central America, and the Middle-East/Caucasus region.

The best plausible hypothesis is that of the advent of the “Reverse Migrations” from the main melting pot centers to the 5 corners of earth, each center migrating everywhere by successive phases, with preference to the closer regions and then onward.

If the Middle East is considered the cradle of civilization, maybe it is because many more than one branch of Homo sapience converged and linked in this land. This convergence generated higher development for intelligence and a variety of cultural know-hows for sedentary living.

If it has been proven that the Phoenician mariners landed and colonized America (north, middle and south) 3,000 years ago, why is it not possible that mankind colonized these continents, Australia and the Pacific islands from South Asia and India, many thousands years before the Phoenicians?

Be careful excavating the artifacts from archaeological centers in the Middle-East.

Mankind, be honest, generous and proud of your origins, this melting pot in Near and Middle-East..

 

THE TWO BIGGEST LIES LEADERS BELIEVE

Dan Rockwell. November 29, 2019

Teams suffer when leaders believe lies.

Most people won’t speak up when you’re convinced lies are truths.

The worst lies leaders believe are the ones they tell themselves.

The two biggest lies leaders believe:

Lie #1. I am a good listener.

Any leader who always needs to be right gets dumber as time passes.

Listening to learn includes willingness to change.

But having authority makes learning and changing a challenge. People in authority tend to believe that position elevates IQ.

Alan Alda put it best, “Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you.”

5 commitments:

#1. Choose to show respect. Few acts show respect better than real listening. Respect the talent and perspective of people who live in the trenches.

#2. Adopt a learner’s posture. Listening to learn is real listening. Listening to persuade is  manipulation.

Ask yourself, “What can I learn?”

Accountability question: What did you learn today?

#3. Explore what is right, before proving what is wrong.

Leadership is adversarial when the goal of listening is to prove someone wrong and convince them you are right.

#4. Dedicate yourself to curiosity.

Plan your next question, not your next statement.

#5. Devote yourself to the practice of empathy. You haven’t listened until people feel understood.

Leaders often listen to solve, refute, or explain. But when you listen to make people feel understood, everything changes. You explain less and take another’s perspective more.

Lie #2. I don’t have a problem with arrogance.

Humility is pursued, but never attained.

The second lie is at the root of the first. Arrogance doesn’t listen.

Arrogance crouches at the door waiting to:

  1. Encourage a closed mind.
  2. Preach self-sufficiency.
  3. Bolster superiority.

Any leader who doesn’t grapple with arrogance is self-deceived.

If you’d like to experience the power of humility, make the five commitments of a listener.

What lies do leaders believe?

How might leaders navigate the challenge of self-deception?


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