...for responsible humanity through veracity.

Dear fellow human beings,

The donation scandal of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union) still affects politics and the confidence of our citizens in this Party.  What can we learn from this significant affair Dr. Helmut Kohl so that we may lastingly utilize what we have learned?   Perhaps this: With all the necessary professional and societal qualifications required for political office, in the end the human ethical qualities are most important.   One requires a holistic view of the human being if the well-being of all of society is involved.

The quality of humaneness is significantly influenced by a learned, inherited, or self-chosen religious or secular world view that forms its base.  At least three large basic attitudes are recognizable or at least possible here: (1) a belief in God, (2) a belief in its makeability, and (3) a belief in a responsible humanity as its ultimate instance.

A belief in God or–often in connection with it–in makeability contributed among other things to the endurance of the "system Kohl" as well as to the lack of reforms regarding taxes, pensions, and cooperation with labor and generally local and global politics and economics, all largely determined by the personal interests of the manipulators so that technical and economical progress happened always at the cost of nature and humanity.  Environmental degradation, injustice, poverty, violence are on the increase.

It should slowly sink in that humanity, basically, lived off its substance since hundred's of years as far as humaneness is concerned, and that no renewals or developments have taken place to promote a picture of human dignity that could have a global influence toward increased humaneness.  Still the identity of human beings is anchored mainly in ethnical separation as well as religious ideas that separate believers of different faith systems, and also separates the intellect, which gives rise to continuing conflicts.

Who confesses conscious humaneness, and human dignity–and that should be the least that ought to be expected from a politician will in the end be unable to ignore, beyond the ethnical and confessional separations (at least one order above those) the globally encompassing responsibility of humanity.  The globalization of technics and economy will at last have to be followed by a globalization of ethics if our children are to have a chance to a humane existence.

The problem of humanity is the human being–and the human being must also provide the solutions.

The following texts can be perused by clicking on the "http" (in blue) entries.  Unfortunately, English translations to these articles and/or essays are not available.

König Kohl - Altkanzler beherrscht noch immer die CDU. Bericht REPORT SWR. http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/kohl.htm

"Zukunft auf die Beine helfen?" - Überlegungen zur Strategiediskussion der Grünen Idee. http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/gruene.htm

ICANN - Wahl der Internet-Regierung - Beteiligung bis Mitte August 2000 möglich. http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/weltnetz.htm

Kampfhunde-Besitzer - was sind das für Menschen? http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/hunde.htm

Teure Beamte - träge Politiker - Pensionen ruinieren Staatshaushalt, Bericht PANORAMA NDR. http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/beamte.htm

Adel verzichtet ... auf Kultur–Prinz von Hannover beschädigt wieder das Ansehen seines Standes. http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/adel.htm

Der schwierige Mitmensch - Psychotherapeutische Erfahrungen zur Selbsterkenntnis, Menschenkenntnis und Charakterkunde von Josef Rattner (Buch-Info mit 110 Kapitel-Überschriften).  http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/mitmen.htm

Beten ist selten geworden - Christian Nürnberger erzählt, warum er es früher konnte und jetzt nicht mehr.  http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/beten.htm

Lehrer für Allah - Streit um Islamunterricht. Aus der TV-Sendung REPORT Mainz SWR. http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/relunt.htm

Humanistischer Marsch zum Jahrtausendwechsel–von Belfast nach Jerusalem (Daten der Route, 2. Teil).  http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/marsch.htm

Hundertwasser-Schule in Wittenberg - vom Plattenbau zum schülerorientierten Kunstwerk.   http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/hundertw.htm

Garten als gestaltete Natur - Haus-, Bauern-, Apothekergarten–Verträglichkeit von Mischgemüsen.  http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/garten.htm

Esperanto - eine leichte Sprache der Zukunft.  http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/esperant.htm

Was Sie schon immer über Sex wissen wollten - offene Antworten von Sexual-Therapeuten. http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/sex.htm

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