Becoming Humane - Being Humane

Evolution of the Humane - Globalisation of Peace - World in Balance

- New World Order? -

Questions, Consequences, Prospects

Do we really want all what is being presented to us by politics day by day, or do we want something quite different? And if yes, what do we really want?

- Do we really want to proceed with war on terror to the bitter end of socio-ecological show-down?
- Do we want to annihilate human rights completely by war on the world's last resources?
- Do we really want to risk life in the competitive treadmills of profit-making?
- Do we really want to sell future by today only because public housekeeping is said to be broke and political concepts are presented without alternative? Where did all the wealth disappear? Where are the alternatives hidden?

On the Necessity to Ask Questions

by Wolfgang Fischer

World views and traditions which did not serve us well enough are to be questioned because their networks of thought and perception shape a behaviour which ruins the world. They radically have to be analysed.

How can kinship of exististence being the core of matriarchal spirituality be ignored and ridiculed over hundreds of years whereas at the same time people are supposed to believe in impossibilities like a God's son personally walking on water or the transformation of wine into blood which even is being consumed like in cannibalism or miraculous multiplication of money by the system of compound interest tied to the illusion of boundless growth? Such concepts reside beyond physical law, in the realm of nonsense, insanity. Neither can people walk on water, nor does money multiply by itself, money does not live.

Why drown several thousands of people year by year at the maritime borders of today's Europe although the respecting positions of those shipwrecked are well known to seamless satellite intelligence of NATO and European government? Those desperates flee from social conditions within their home countries for which also Europe is not blameless. And how can military means furthermore be thought of to ever solve social problems?

Where are mercy and kindness of an occidental God, to whom even nowadays many Europeans are willing to dedicate their new constitution?

Further open questions:

Confronted by evident madness and injustice, why isn't there more resistance to be found? Why do people let themselves lead astray to such an extend? Why isn't there more resistance of the population to social cuts also within the rich and industrialised countries? Why is growing militarism within societies and international relationships being accepted so easily and hardly opposed? Why can „war on terror" hardly inhibited turn into terror against the world?

Why are social chaos, deep decline of ecology, growing drug-dealing and dealing with people connected to so called humanitarian military engagements not raising more questions?

Being confronted with such destructive social alterations why does even the encountered majority of people hardly react? Human rights are equally crashed like democratic principles or protection of environment. Why do people tolerate to be robbed of their humanitarian achievements of the last hundred years so easily? Facing the globally accelerating race into the abyss of barbarism, where are the out-cries?

There is an imposing answer to these questions:

Too many people do not realize any alternatives to the given political direction. They believe in the neo-feudal strategists of global economic order who preach their politics without alternative by means of capitalist mass media. Like being hypnotically paralysed they fall for the tricks of political fraud. This way too many people are being robbed of their vitality, autonomy and truthful perception. Like robots their expression of life and their needs are limited to the presets, to expected function, consumerism and submission to the given rules. After 5000 years of coining and limitation by the various dominating hierarchies of history autonomous and creative thought only exists within the frames of patriarchal presets. Alternatives seem to be unreal, excluded, impossible, unthinkable.

Still these basic alternatives ever and always exist and they cry out for being seen, accepted and re-vitalized.

The global descent towards the abyss of barbarism everywhere dangerously awakes extremist right movements which for long have been believed to be dead and fatally re-enforces religious fundamentalisms. People do seek solutions, they seek redemption.

Emanzipation ad Humanum / Becoming Humane aims to motivate to release mental blocks which are rooted in self restrictions and which are directed by others as well. The texts and their guidance of thought want to open doors and space for insights which are ancient and still serve a sustainable future. Insights beyond violence and domination, settings of the course towards a healthy world in solidarity.


"It was my first intention to make philosophy an affair of humankind. But, whoever starts this path, necessarily and finally gets to the conclusion to make man an affair of philosophy and to do away with philosophy. Philosophy only becomes an affair of humankind if it simply terminates to be philosophy." (Ludwig Feuerbach)

The quality of organisation of societies and furthermore the goals of their creative power apart from every days necessities progressively are being determined by intellectual concepts for existential understanding. In the past we had the religions in the first place, whereas today predominantly economic mega-philosophies shape every days realities independently from urgent necessities of life and even against those. In their centre are faith in unlimited freedom, in free market and its unlimited potential of growth as well as supposed „naturalness" of an immanently acting violence (against Nature, the weak and different, women, freedom fighters). Those doctrines result in fusing of power and profit at hands of a few. Thought and action of those who pull the strings show a growing loss of sense of reality, which affects all.

Only a different attitude towards violence is able to counter-balance this tendency. We have to break with the tradition of violence of our civilisation. Therefore accustomed limiting mental borders which separate from the open space of Nature's abundance are being analysed and described to make them understandable. Obviously nobody ever would try to transcend borders which are not perceived as to be limiting.

A great danger derives from the strategic manipulation of human mind by institutionalised religions and ideologically restricting administrations to such an extent that it becomes hardly possible for the individual to believe in autonomy, in freedom to make one's own decisions, in joy and peace.

Most of us still cannot imagine reality of paradise on earth.

However, if we cannot imagine something, we will hardly become committed to make it come real. This is the crucial subject for all who strive for a better world. That is why following considerations focus on that subject.

World-view and thought,
which preserves nature's wealth for all


Neither is nature cruel nor are people bad. And it is wrong to claim 'good and evil' to be insurmountably natural. The assertion, wars have ever been and therefor will persist for ever reveals a misleading fundamentalism as expression of a deficient human maturity.

In contrast to the human society, nature does not calculate murder for the sake of secondary interests like wealth or power. Cynicism is a human invention. Behind an alleged cruelty of nature is hidden an order for the well-being of the global whole. Entire nature would be condemned to death, if the participants would not follow the inherent and fundamental laws which feed natural balances.

Until today indigenous peoples of the world prove a deep and self-confident understanding of Nature. Before they, with the exception of few survivors, got slaughtered by ‚civilisation', independent of time and place their warning reads: The way of life of ‚white man' destroys his own existence.

The "original sin" - a mindset with devastating consequences

Already during my childhood I could not understand that the bite into the apple of the tree of knowledge should be forbidden and should have fatal consequences. Enjoying the apple could not have caused to be thrown out of paradise, because a striving for knowledge, learning thus, was exactly what I was expected of to do. Learning should be the foundation for the later chances in life. How can the grasp for knowledge be punishable, be criminal? My answer is: Understanding and striving for know-how, learning thus, never can be wrong. Fatal consequences however can result from handling new findings.

To illustrate my thesis I will describe two different ways in handling the fruits of the tree of knowledge. Firstly a way which makes itself independent, breaking with nature and finally ending up lethally and secondly a way which in constant sensitive feedback between being and consciousness within the natural framework continues to develop into future.

The perverted way

Orders, which are based on domination and subordination, aim against a natural, creative and diversifying order. Such orders achieve progress by threatening with punishment and by real use of violence on the one hand and by promising illusionary unlimited freedom on the other. Such a progress originates from human defective concepts which basically have been shaped by patriarchy. Such a progress grows on destruction of natural diversity, integrity & unity.

In the course of thousands of years violent support of the dominating order solidifies the ruling system. It becomes intrinsic and therefore, despite enlightenment and other emanzipative steps, it still is being considered by too many people as to be alternativeless, normal and allegedly natural. Obstruction and destroying of the actually underlying natural order are completely ignored by many people or even approvingly accepted by others. Learning processes intended by nature are falsified in the interest of the perpetuation of the ruling order while the art of adulteration is presented to be progressive policy. An orientation to overall well-being is sacrificed for the striving for advantages at the expense of disadvantages which is pretended to be without any alternative.

Perception of urgency and overwhelming dimension of the global state of distress which is caused by this kind of conduct of life confronts all people without any exception automatically with the moral imperative to break any laws and customs which are hostile to life. People who oppose this life long illusion are persecuted again and again in the course of history, because they don't want to betray life and nature. Finally however they will succeed or humanity will terminate to exist.

The natural way, evolution of being

The alternative way assumes that individual understanding will turn into collective property just because of pure intention to survive and because of natural love for life and is used for the well-being of the Garden of Eden.

Pain and joy in handling everything lead towards a clear orientation, since there are no alien interests, which obstruct or falsify the free flow of information. Life remains oriented at the intactness of the whole. Continuously considering the subsistence of all secures a sequential natural development and diversification of life, its possibilities, abilities and fruits in the abundance of the Garden of Eden. A general consideration is meaning and purpose of all religion, the actual humane and natural culture. Since humans neither genetically nor by instinct are bound by a life-supporting behaviour due to their liberties given by birth, in contrast to the plants and animal world they are forced to learn such a behaviour if they want to survive. If humanity is interested in survival, we have to develop a planetary culture, which in continuation of the traditions of indigenous cultures promotes ecological and social behaviour and outlaws damaging of eco-social intactness. Such a culture continues the tradition of genetic creativity. Such a culture is conservatively creative. Such a culture is just the opposite of today's consuming and destroying liberalistic way of life.

Basic conditions of natural being

Starting from the assumption of a heavenly togetherness of all partners of life, such a situation cannot be improved. Nature is perfectly organized and develops according to its inherent creative totality. Everything is related in the benefit of the total well-being. The quality of such a kind of being is creative in the meaning of an increasing diversification both of the physical structures as well as its possibilities and abilities. Only the free intention of humans brings imponderability into this context and can humiliate being up to its threatening destruction.

If we start from socio-political reality, love for life only can lead to a transformation of the destructive and cynical kind of reality which has been shaped by patriarchy/history into a different reality which is senstively shaped by current needs. The direction of this transformation is a development towards true humanity, it is emancipatory.

In contrast to the approach of political theories, which only strive for a change of the conditions of ownership and political power, and in contrast to the approach of those religions, which faint-heartedly or on purpose deny the divine identity of Life thus opening the doors for exploitation and suffering, I start more deeply in human psyche. I am interested in answers to the question, which are the enigmatic conditions and relations, which rather cause the creation and acceptance of dreadful realities than entail a readiness of people to believe in paradise on earth.

It became obvious to me that it is the cultural conditions and spiritual orientations, which are experienced under influence of natural factors (climate, geology, cosmos) and are created as well as human factors (intention, freedom of making choices) and which represent the basic conditions for the development of the individual as well as for societies.

In the lucky case of natural orientation towards nature and its laws, towards transcendent experience and readiness to get involved in cosmic reality these basic conditions remain to be of benefit for nature, matriarchal, indigenous, divine, creative, complete and healthy, dedicated and limited to life. Life as such is liturgy full of glory and abundance.

Alternatively, in the case of substitution of the lucky one, coerced, trained orienations predominate towards imagined goals; towards assumptions, for which nature, diversity and integrity are being sacrificed; towards metaphysical guidelines which are supposed to lead beyond physical possibility and which deny a cosmic order and assume or construct arbitrary orders - like patriarchal, monotheistic cultures in which violent civilisations root -, which are mostly aligned in favour of advantages for a few at expense of disadvantages for all the others - unnatural in themselves, contemptuous of life, parasitic, splitting and martially dedicated finally to destruction. Life here becomes coping with life. Glory and abundance are destroyed because of delusions.

All people of good will are morally committed to contribute to the creation of cultural conditions, which are dedicated to survival. We need to dissolve the mists and shadows of wrong or insufficient philosophy of life, understanding of religion, faith, politics, ideology, conception of man which ignore a culture, which maintaines society since times immemorial and which will serve future generations too. Such a culture offers space and opportunity to educate, better: to let emerge open minds and sensitive human beings who do not sacrifice life any longer to secondary interests because they keep on feeling the pain what it costs. This is why experience is essential and does not need to be restricted. Let us be confident! Sensitive learning can be achieved at low levels of pain and destruction the sooner in individual life the better. Only such way global holocaust can be stopped.

We only will spare ourselves loss and destruction in the exponential extremes of delusion of growth and fetishism of numbers, we only will escape from captivity in the web of tensions between good and evil, from the battlefield of Kuruksetra of Vedic literature, from the self-produced global nightmare if we improve our behaviour towards dignity and respect for the other's Life. Only the social dimension, its diversity, joy and abundance makes life worth while and safe. Let us support the social dimension in our own interest.

Paradise is where we respect the limits of Nature, borders given by Nature's laws.

Wolfgang Fischer


The Global Marshall Plan unifies 3 different potentials. The combination of a broad spectrum of alternative strategies which complement each other creates chances to gain momentum against corporate and capitalist globalisation in favour of a prosperous world in social and ecological balance:

1. potential of global and diverse grass-root movements and their ideas of social and local re-appropriation

2. the potential of all those people within the institutions of the global economic and political systems who already did emancipate from elitist, exclusive and destructive behaviour and are capable of making wisely use of double strategies to play off against the disadvantages of a "full spectrum dominance "

3. the potential of intellectual inter-cultural as well as inter-religious dialogue which shapes a world-view of a friendly living together and helps to create a life-saving culture beyond violence and domination

The combination of those strategies represents an urgently needed holistic approach to the growing and self induced global threats. - Until today indigenous peoples of the world prove a deep and self-confident understanding of Nature. Before they, with the exception of few survivors, got slaughtered by ‚civilisation', independent of time and place their warning reads: The way of life of ‚white man' destroys his own existence.

It is up to us to proof that we are capable to learn and to behave differently. An important first step to support the Global Marshall Plan for reaching the UN - Millenium-Development-Goals and beyond is to get more information on it.

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Emanzipation Humanum, version May 2004, translation from german to english by the author. Criticism, suggestions as to form and content, dialogue, translation into other languages are all desired