Marion Schneider

Born to learn

We are born to learn. Inhaling life teaches understanding, and exhaling life is the lesson. This giving and taking is the foundation of world peace. Those who receive freedom or take the liberty of excluding themselves from this process are warriors. They should always be led by learners and teachers to prevent destruction. Never should they be leaders, as the result of their policies is war. … more

Dear Americans!

In your country it is permitted to lie, and it is difficult to stop a liar because this is supposed to be freedom of speech. As a German historian, I assure you that nothing is more dangerous for a democracy than permission to lie unpunished. Think of Hitler. It is necessary to put a stop to this!

Also, you need to be able to sue the Goverment if it is commits or covers up illegal activities. … more

Rights of people and peoples of the world

  • All people and peoples should have equal rights
  • Violence as a means of political engagement is excluded, disregard prosecuted
  • The life and all the elements of the earth and the universe will be respected and maintained
  • Military and war are in line of nations gradually abolished. The resulting funds will be released in food, health and ecology of the world invests.
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The End of War

  1. Ensure that weapons are only carried and used by those with the adequate personal, legal and technical training which enables them to handle them with due responsibility – throughout the world without exception.
  2. Let us initiate dialogues between conflicting parties. There are various techniques at our disposal. The Native American Navajo call their techniques ›Peace Talks‹ and have been offering them to the United Nations for many years.
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Communication

Communication, speaking with one another, is the search for mutual understanding. Communication leads to solutions. The value and importance of communication in the information age has been recognised in the medialised world. There is also an opposing movement, however, which brings communication to its end: War.

Several official buildings in the United States were attacked. The American president believes this gives him the right to hunt down an international group of terrorists wherever they may be in the world. … more

Misuse of Power

Unhinging the World
How terrible
when the powerful break the law,
unhinging the world,
spreading fear and terror
as laws no longer apply.
How dangerous
when the powerful believe
that the law can be broken
thus
devaluing law.
How unspeakable
when the powerful order
laws to be broken,
transforming others
into lawbreakers beyond redemption.
How subversive
when the powerful use power
to break the law,
preparing the ground for terror,
a constant danger to our lives. … more

This War

The study of Psychology and Social Psychology taught me that when trying to make peace, while it may occur that people respond to the injustice they have experienced with retaliation, the force of this retaliation and the pain it involves should be at least a little less than that which one has experienced oneself. In this way, the trend should be towards peace and not towards still more pain. … more

Attac on Irak?

It’s not a new idea to attack a land to liberate it. Napoleon was famous for it. But this isn’t President Bush’s primary reason. His primary reason is to provide safety and security for his country and the world. But will a war against Iraq make the world a safer place? And do the aims warrant the means?
The development of a democracy takes time. … more

Total War

Over many hundreds of years, the peoples and cultures of the world have laboriously developed laws governing common behaviour and rights, establishing numerous binding rules which the peoples hold in common. One of the most important laws guarantees an accused person the right to a hearing and to be judged by an independent judge or court adhering to predetermined rules.
Nowadays, the majority of nations are agreed that a sentence cannot be passed without a hearing, and that the accused has the possibility to appeal against the judgment. … more

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