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Oeffie (Öff Öff), founder of the „Schenkers-Movement“
We also have already some english threads in other websites/boards, for example in the schenkeraspiegelforum.plusboard.de:
And here are following some texts about „Schenkers-Movement“ (- the name could be translated in forms like „Givers- (or Donors)- or simply Gift-Movement“ -), which have been translated till now:
ENGLISH TEXTS ABOUT THE „GIVERS (OR DONORS)-MOVEMENT“
SHORTEST VERSION IN ENGLISH:
My ‚alternative identity‘ in one sentence:
Öff Öff Jürgen Wagner : Following my ideal of ‚organic thinking‘ (=’always searching the best answer for the most important question‘), I founded in Germany the ‚unideological'(=most-possibly ‚consensus-opened‘ for global responsability) „SCHENKERS-MOVEMENT“ („GIVERS- OR GIFT-MOVEMENT“), since 1991 living without luxury, state (identity card etc) and money, only exchanging GIFTS in UNCONDITIONAL GLOBAL(or HOLISTIC) LOVE and thus offering NONVIOLENT SHARING AND PLANNING as way to „(GLOBAL)CONSENSUS-SHARING“-COMMUNITY-CULTURE in nature-life on „free earth“…
What is the intention of our „Schenkers-Movement“:
THE DREAM OF A ‚THIRD WAY‘ INSTEAD OF ‚CAPITALISM‘ (‚EGOISM- AND REVENGE-LIBERTY‘) AND VIOLENT ‚COMMUNISM‘ (ANY SYSTEMS OF FORCED PLANNING AND SHARING): ‚FREE MOTHER EARTH FOR FREE SHARING HUMANS!‘
We are some idealists (with 2 non-profit-organisations and 6 beginning community-projects), who have come together in the last 20 years in „SCHENKERS-(GIVERS- or GIFT-)MOVEMENT“ ( www.global-love.eu , http://www.lilitopia.de ).
Schenkers-Movement wants to offer as a ‚(MINIMAL) BASIC CONSENSUS FOR A GLOBALLY RESPONSABLE DEVELOPMENT‘: We must develop enough reason and (holistic) love (nonviolent sharing; exchange of gifts…), so that the humans sufficiently can manage ‚(reason-)consensus for the good of the whole‘! (So that it is best then to give all other questions trustingly into their hands for such consensus-decisions, preventing any unnecessary ‚ideology’…)
So we are working for the ‚NONVIOLENT WORLD-(R)EVOLUTION OF (HOLISTIC) REASON AND LOVE‘, for a ‚CONSENSUS-SOCIETY OF GLOBAL (‚ORGANIC‘, FRATERNAL) (PLANNING AND) SHARING’…
(- It can also be called a ‚global [or holistic] identification-culture[or -civilization]‘, with ‚holistically [world-]identified persons and societies/society’… – If the world is [already] a ‚living unity‘ [‚Gaia‘] or not; with our intelligence we have become something like a ‚head‘ of it; how much of fusion/union [like ‚cells in an (super-)organism‘; or – for religious people – seeing us and the world as the ‚body of god’…] is needed for sufficient responsability, treating everything not as exploitable object, but for the good of it and of the world, loving everything as ‚piece of the world puzzle‘, serving the ‚whole picture‘ [the ‚whole calculation‘, the ‚whole life-(energy-)flow’…] instead of ‚fragmented partial interests and [shortsighted] revenge calculations‘?… -)
We participants of ‚Schenkers-Movement‘ try to be pioneers for this, experimenting with methods of ‚practical idealism‘ like ‚organic thinking‘ (= ‚to look at every moment for the most important question and the answer with best reasons‘), ’soul-work with light and love‘, ’non-violent communication (and action)‘ as way to ‚(global)consensus-culture‘ etc…
Since 1991 our core group (the socalled ‚Schenkers'[‚Givers‘]) is living without luxury, state and money, only exchanging gifts with other humans (in ‚global or holistic love‘), and experimenting with nature-life, independent from the ’system‘: “When I can eat the plants from nature, I do not need rulers or bosses!” „Free mother earth for free sharing people!“
We invite other humans to take part in „Schenkers-Movement“, what cannot be too hard for anybody: If someone thinks, our idealistic dream of humans as „global consensus-brothers and -sisters“ is ok (people with such “theoretical yes” we call “allies”), he or she already can take part in thinking about it in boards like schenkeraspiegelforum.plusboard.de (about ‚holistic sustainability‘ etc.), or can take part in our non-profit ally-organisations, or can live with us in our community-projects, even maintaining his/her ’normal citizen-life‘ (with identity-card, money, job, shopping, TV or what else…)… — Everybody decides for him-/herself, what practical consequences he/she likes or not…
So let’s do the “holistic or integral (identification-)revolution”!
OEFFIE (alias Jürgen Wagner) and other Schenkers-Movement-activists
(Schenkers can be for “Free Love” etc.; everybody in “Schenkers-Movement” can have his/her own opinion about such things…; my form of „FREE TRUE LOVE“ is since february 2010 a lifelong monogame relation with my wife Anke… )
Short description of the “Givers-movement“
In a world with too many abitrary and egoistical quarreling the „Givers-movement“ wants to build up a „bridge of consensus and unification“, which is capable of bearing. Then we human beings together can take the responsibility for the world trusted to us.
We ”Givers“ don’t claim “ideologically“ or like a “sect” to have a complete answer for every question. We only modestly try to offer some simple basic truths as a “consensus- or unification-denominator” (“as much as necessary, as few as possible”).
This “consensus- or unification-denominator” shall only constitute a bearing base in order to go on then with the search for truth together with you (and all people).
How do we define the “smallest necessary unification-denominator“?
We “Givers” are dreaming of a “non-violent world-revolution of love“.
You can also call it a “big metamorphosis of humanity“ – like a caterpillar becomes a butterfly – or a “globalization of responsibility”:
Deep in our conscience we can realize, that we are in a living-connection with all the surrounding world. We can identify ourselves with the whole world and feel responsible for it (like a healthy cell in the world-organism)…
For that reason (so that the “right of the (outside) stronger one” stops), we want to learn such a loving way, how to treat our fellow human beings, that we can also together treat the surrounding world loving and responsibly.
“Love ´gives` (=donates)…”
And what do you think: How “radical” and ready to make sacrifices then someone must begin to give or donate, if one wants to convert humanity to love?!
The complete constitution of the “Givers-ideals” is fixed in our “collection of principle-texts”.
Steps of joining in?
In our “Giver-movement” “all possible” different steps of (practical) consequence and external life-standard can be lived (for example from “normal” homes with electricity and running water up to “earth-caves”).
Thus every (really) interested human being can find an “entrance” for joining in with us!
The most important steps are:
The “(existential) Givers”, who claim to live on principle, in theory and praxis, the “Givers-ideals”; who left the state- and money-system; who make decisions in form of the so called “rooted consensus” and so on…
The “Givers-allies”, who agree theoretically with the “Givers-ideals” (but with total liberty, how many practical consequences they want to draw); who have founded for example the non-profit “Association for Promotion of Gifts (APG)”.
For people, who do not directly want to become members of the “Givers-movement”, it is possible for example to become “Givers-sympathizers”, who have appreciable accordances with the “Givers-movement”; or such people can take part in some “new networking-experiments”, which we suggest. These experiments shall on the one hand be very open, but on the other hand they shall also be very effective – and, like all our initiatives, they are focussed on “love as a healing way for the world”.
Homepage of www.die-schenker.net ((a bit older… from 2004; NOWADAYS THIS WEB-ADRESS HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM US BY PEOPLE, WHO CAME AND SAID, WE COULD TRUST THEM TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF THIS WEBSITE… ;-) SUCH THINGS CAN HAPPEN TO „SCHENKERS“/“GIVERS“, WHO THEMSELVES DO NOT MAKE NORMAL CONTRACTS OR MONEY-DEALS, BUT WHO TRY TO ACT ON CONFIDENCE — IT CAN BE DISAPPOINTED OFTEN —- BUT ON THE OTHER HAND YOU CAN FIND OUT WITH IT, WITH WHAT PERSONS IT REALLY FUNCTIONS – AND SO CAN FIND TRUE TRUSTWORTHY HUMAN RELATIONS…))
Welcome at the„Schenker.net“ („Givers-network“), the „ (existential) Givers“-homepage. We are glad to welcome you at our homepage.
In spring 2005, the “Givers-movement” will start a new self-sufficiency project. In S… somebody offered to us the use of a 5,600 square metres large piece of land.
The “Givers idea”
We are a small group of people, who only want to share gifts with others. That’s why we (i.e. those who really only exchange gifts) call ourselves „The (existential) Givers“.
Why do we only want to share gifts with others? Why do violence- and domination-systems and the money-system contradict to our ideas of „non-violence“? What are our ideas for a better world? In accordance to what kind of ideals and values do we live?
The „Oem!-text“ – the basic text of the “(existential)Givers”
The „4 sentences“ – our philosophie in short form
This “collection of principle-texts (CPT)” of the “(existential) Givers” shall be something like a „spiritual workshop“. The task of the principle-texts is to let the “Giver’s ideals (GI)” develop real and deep roots in the heads and hearts of the people.
The texts in this collection are the most important “Givers‘ texts”, because they are expressing the “unification- or consensus-denominator”, which is obligatory for all participants of the “Givers-movement”. Here, there must not be any essential disagreement – concerning all other “Givers‘ flyers” or texts one can also think „quite different“.
The „Oem!-text” – a “Givers‘ principle-text” by Oeff!Oeff!
“How I got to the essence of my inner happyness” – Tue!Tue!
“My principle-text” – by Frieden
“To a human being” … – by Pedrinho
The “House of Hospitality”
In the “House of Hospitality” everybody is welcome. We also offer home and support for addicted and mentally ill people.
We try to help with love and “spiritual-therapy”. We often have drug-addicted guests. That’s why the „House of Hospitality“ as well as the surrounding territory of the “Association for Promotion of Gifts” shall be a drug-free area. Inside the „House of Hospitality“ the „Schenkers“ „Rasputin“ and „Oeff!Oeff!“ are the responsible hosts.
Contact: „Schenker Rasputin“, 038720-88558 or 01794072506 , <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Might be a problem with the english, but perhaps there is someone around, who can speak english sufficiently… – if it is too difficult, you can make a telephone-call to Oeffie, too: 017627110248 … Or you can mail, to „Rasputin“ ( email@example.com ), or to Oeffie (firstname.lastname@example.org)…
The “Peace-Garden” is our self-sufficiency project par excellence. Here are Uwe and Sefi at home and care about our health issues. Raw food is here a current issue as well as Yoga and spirituality.
Contact: Uwe 035939-80602 , <email@example.com>
“Brave New World”
Next door to the „House of Hospitality“ (short HoH) begins the territory of the „Brave New World“. Here live the “Givers-allies”, members of the “Association for Promotion of Gifts (APG)” and people, who are close to the “Givers-movement”, and indigent people, who have managed to get out of their addiction-desease or at least seriously intend to do that.
The „Brave New World“ shall partly help the “spiritual-therapy” work, but also tries to be a model for a natural way of life as close to the „Givers-ideals” as possible.
Like in the “Peace-Garden”, here we are also striving for self-sufficiency. The “legal owner” of the „Brave New World“ is the APG („Association for the Promotion of Giving/Gifts“, a non-profit-organization) and the responsible person is Matthias.
Contact: Matthias 038720-88558 … Might be a problem with the english, but perhaps there is someone around, who can speak english sufficiently… – if it is too difficult, you can make a telephone-call to Oeffie, too: 017627110248 … Or you can mail, to „Rasputin“ ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), or to Oeffie (email@example.com)…
New “Brave New World”-project in S…
The “Association for Promotion of Giving”
The “Association for Promotion of Gifts (short APG)” is a non-profit organisation. It has essentially three tasks:
On the one hand it is responsible for the publicity-work of the “Givers-movement” (for example for this website).
On the other hand it shall “buy back” or”liberate” ground for the nature and for the “(existential) Givers‘ way of life”.
Furthermore it supports the „ (existential) Givers“ for example at their „donated social work“.
The “Givers‘ conscience-declaration” as an obligatory connecting link
The “Givers‘ co-operation agreement” for committed persons
The statutes of the APG for interested persons
The “conscience-declaration for moral rights of usufruct”
Here you get to the website of the APG with further informations.
During the last more than 15 years, a lot of very different articles in different newpapers and journals have been published about the “(existential) Givers”. You will find here a selection of publications:
(More articles and other media are on the website of the APG, whose essential focus is the publicity-work.)
Nobody believes Tue!Tue!
She lives in a ruin. She eats apples and herbs. Clothes herself with an old potatoe-sack.
Tue!Tue! wants to change the world. But nobody is listening to her. Regina Käsmayr, Tanja Diesenbacher and Bethel Fath (photos) have visited the drop-out in the Saxon village Pommritz. more…
The „Gandhi“ of Mecklenburg –
he lives without money and doesn’t know any possession
Juergen Wagner is a theologian and is getting around only with his faith and with donated things.
In the Mecklenburgian village Dargeluetz, close to the district-town Parchim, is a delapidated house. Here is everything different then in the surrounding world. Here lives Mr. “Oeff!Oeff!”. more…
Ohne ein´ Pfeng gesund und froh
Im Einklang mit dem Gewissen leben
Kopfsprung vom Karussell
„Tü!Tü!s“ Traum von einer anderen Welt
Without any Penny healthy and glad
Living in accordance with one’s conscience
Header from the round-about
“Tue!Tue!”’s dream of another world
You want to join in our work and life?!
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You want to support the APG?!
You want to drop out of the system but don’t know how?!
You have an addiction-disease, but you are clean and you look for a way of life helping you and fitting to you?!
You are interested to create a real alternative-society, on principle without violence and domination and without settling up accounts and money?!
Here you can reach us (- see the contacts, which have already been given… -)…
That’s important for us!
As our projects are orientated in the direction of “spiritual-therapy” and especially put the human beings and/or the nature into the center, we very esteem that our projects shall be drug-free areas.
We are no “children of sadness”, but our responsible activities mainly develop their full power in silence and rest. We are no “alternative party-zone”.
We explicitly want to stress, that we are no “sect”, but rather the direct opposite. We don’t run any “guru-” or other “person-cult”. Moreover, we are no (“exclusively”) religious community and designate ourselves as independant of religious confessions. Likewise we are independant of political parties.
One more request:
Donations, things or money, please don’t give to our “guests” in the “House of Hospitality”, but always personally to the responsible persons. It may be the best to call 0049-17627110248 in order to get the necessary orientation…
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The “Association for Promotion of Gifts (APG)”
Acting out of love and responsibility
The “Association for Promotion of Gifts” wants to help, that the people learn again to share gifts with each other in love instead of damaging competition and destroying ourselves and our environment step by step by violent relationships.
The APG supports the small group of people, who only share gifts with others – the so-called “(existential) Givers”.
A special focus of the association is the publicity-work and the creation (or “liberation”) of free spaces for projects “outside the system”.
The “(existential) Givers” show by a consequent life in responsibility and love, that “sharing gifts as a way of life” is possible.
The relationship between the association-members and the “(existential) Givers” is described in so called “conscience-declarations”.
Activities of the association
Publicity- and education-work in workshops, information-stalls and practical illustration-models.
Social work by supporting and building up projects, which unconditionally welcome people in need and care for them without making stipulations.
Cultivation of nature and landscape by creation of “natural living spaces” for plants, animals and human beings, by promotion of “natural economic forms”, natural farming, protection of threatened species and so on.
Work for communication and harmony between nations by theoretical and practical peace-research, workshops, discussions, community-experiments, exchange with other nations, cultures and communities and by common actions.
Homepage of the ‚Association for the Promotion of Giving/Gifts‘
A former ‚Schenker‘, who chose the name ‚Frieden‘, also wrote a little book about one ‚Schenker-pilgrimage‘, he made:
We only have this moment
It’s 3 o’clock at night. The city is sleeping. Just we both are awake.
Pictures of a pilgrimage
Hand in hand we are silently walking through the empty streets. “Look here…”, calls my She-wulf. Three bunnies are scurrying from bushes over a meadow. Now, I cannot be happy, I’m sad, would like to cry. A wonderful dream is getting to its end – the most beautyful dream of my previous life.
“Frieden”, she says, “You’re looking so unhappy. Don’t try to be sad when I’m away. You would hurt me with it.” more… (at present unfortunately only in German, we hope some day to supply to you an English translation)
An Event/Action of „Schenkers-Movement“
„Painfulness-week“ may 2004 in Halle
In oktober 2003, the idea for a “painfulness-week” as a new imaginative form of publicity work on the streets was born. This time, the main issue should be the reforms of the employment-market, called “Hartz IV”, the “globalization” and the privatization of public space. According to the motto “Each day a new painfulness”, the activists planned some actions. more…
A more detailed description of the project „House of Hospitality“:
The “House of Hospitality”
In the “House of Hospitality” everybody is welcome. We also offer home and support for addicted and mentally ill people.
We try to help with love and “spiritual-therapy”. We often have drug-addicted “guests”. That’s why the „House of Hospitality“ as well as the surrounding territory of the “Association for Promotion of Gifts” shall be a drug-free area. In the „House of Hospitality“, „Moni“ and „Oeff!Oeff!“ are the responsible hosts.
The “House of Hospitality” might be unique in Europe concerning its radicalism to welcome “guests” unconditionally. In our community, really everybody can come and will be welcome.
On the other hand, the life conditions in the “House of Hospitality” also perhaps might be as unique as the “welcoming conditions”. In the sense of Mahatma Gandhi:“I would like to insist on the view, that asceticism is the greatest of all arts. What else can “art” mean than to create beauty in simplicity, and what else is asceticism than the highest manifestation of simple beauty in the daily life, without artificiality and “show”? That’s why I’m always saying, that a real ascetic does not only practice art but lives it …”
(Dilip Kumar Roy, Indira Devi, The way of the great Yogis, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, München, S. 87),
… the life-conditions are very simple. There is neither electricity nor running water. They heat with wood, mostly provided and chopped by the “guests” themselves. The rooms are often built with most simple means by former inhabitants.
The hosts of the project practice the simplicity – Oeffi for example is living in a self-built earth-cave – and are striving for a healthy fundamental supplying of all “guests”.
So, for example, they prefer a healthy nutrition (a raw food, understood mainly in agreement with Franz Konz) to a “nutrition by leftovers” – so called “containering”.
Nevertheless, in harmony with the meaning of our “non-violent world-revolution”, we never force anybody to practice a special way of nutrition.
All in all, we want to offer the biggest freedom, which is possible, while inviting to obedience for the “smallest possible necessary unification- or consensus-denominator” (“necessary” for a globally responsible way of life…).
We like it, if there is a lot of “self-management” of our “guests”, because they often have a lack of a positive and conscientious motivation, caused by their symptoms of illness.
Who ever wants to become a “guest” in the House of Hospitality, actually as equipment needs nothing but tolerance, patience, some spirit of adventure and curiosity.
(Well, a sleeping-back and perhaps also a pocket-lamp wouldn’t be so bad! ;-))
Interested? Just come or contact us.
A more detailed description of the project „Peace-Garden“:
In the “Peace-Garden” we want to live as “natural human beings” as simple and natural as possible. As our human knowledge, compared to the intelligence in this “world-creation”, is very little, we try to interfere with the natural life-processes as few as possible.
We are nourishing ourselves almost exclusively by domestic vegetarian raw food (for example apples, nuts, wild herbs) which we collect from the garden and the surroundings.
Our vision is the natural landscape-picture of a wild garden, where we human beings let the nature give her gifts to us, and where we only interfere with it in the meaning of a cautious wild-gardener.
We want to work with our hands for those things, which nature does not directly grant us. In any case, the satisfaction of our needs (food, health, clothing and home) must not require any injustice, neither direct nor indirect.
In our house, there is neither electricity nor warm water. The water comes from a “forgotten” water-pipeline from an old well and from the rain-barrel. We heat with wood.
The house, in which we live, is a centuries old delapidated framework-house. Moreover, there is a self-built felt-tent in the garden.
In the “Peace-Garden”, Uwe and Sefi live as responsible hosts. Everybody, who is interested and keeps certain rules, is welcome to visit the “Peace-Garden”.
Visitors should adjust themselves to most simple conditions. They should be ready to renounce on industrial products and semi-luxurys during their staying in the “Peace-Garden”.
We don’t want any alcoholic beverages, no consciousness-changing drugs, no tobacco and no dogs with us.
Who wants to stay longer, should identify himself with the ideals and visions of the “Givers-movement” in each case. We also would appreciate the help at the necessary work.
A more detailed description of the project „Brave New World“ in S…:
“Brave New World” in S…
On the ground “nature-park of A. in S…” we’re building up a new small community with the topics “simply living, possibly without money” and “self-sufficiency”. In the community shall live at maximum 10 persons in long-term future.
Similar to the “Peace-Garden” (the “(existential) Givers` self-sufficiency project) we also want to live there as “nature-people” possibly simply and naturally. In difference to the “Peace-Garden”, in the “Brave New World” in S… there are no restrictions concerning nutrition of cooked food or animal-based food.
At present there are two people, who’re building up the project and are responsible for that (Hardy and Frieden). The project is supported by the “Givers-movement” and is a “Giver-allies‘ project”. Everybody sharing our essential values and our conception, keeping some basic rules and feeling responsible to help at the work is welcome.
We want to welcome all guests, who want it, free of charge and free of obligation to work for a period of 40 days. In the community there shall be a general prohibition of smoking, alcoholic bevereges and drugs. After a testing period of at least 6 months, the community will decide about establishing new members.
We want to live in simple homes, for example in simple caravans (we want to rebuild the both existing caravans) as well as earth-huts, tents or small clay-huts.
For designing suitable homes, creativity and inventiveness are welcome.As much as possible, we want to become able to build up our homes with possibly few expense and possibly without any money. They shall be in harmony with the nature and environment and shall be made out of natural as well as environmentally peasable recyclable material.
For the storing of food we want to build up one or more earth-caves. Those have the advantage that they warm during the winter-period and cool during the summer-period – without any additional energy-consumption.
We want to take our washing-water from the pool at our ground and take our drinking water from the nearby brook. In further future, an additional rain-water collecting system is planned.
We want to integrate the surrounding wild plants (fruit-trees and shrubs on the roads, wild herbs, forest-fruits) into our nutrition.
On the area of the “Brave New World” we’ll plant fruit-trees and shrubs and grow vegetables and perhaps corn for the self-sufficiency. Doing that, we won’t use any artificial fertilizer, chemicals or pesticides.
We’re applying for keeping alive old cultivated plants, for example by own planting and breeding.
We realize that, in the first years, we have to do plenty of preparing work and likely we’ll harvest rather few. During this transition-period, but also later on, as an addition to the food-supply, we want ot use leftovers and rubbish from the industrial society (for example date-expired food from supermarkets and unsellable fruits from the nearby farms).
For longterm, we also want to keep animals – among others old farm-animal-races threatened by dying-out – , for example bees, but perhaps also chickens, sheep or goats as far as there’s enough space for it.
As far as it’s possible for us, we want to avoid rubbish respectively only generate such rubbish, which can be given back to the nature without any scruple.
We personally don’t want to possess any ground, because for us the earth is holy and we don’t have the right to buy it nor to sell it.
At present, the ground for our community-project is given to us for use by the “legal owner” for two years. After that we want to meet once again and talk about a long-term use.
A more detailed description of the event/action „Painfulness Week“ in may 2004 in Halle:
„Painfulness week“ may 2004 in Halle
In oktober 2003, the idea for a “painfulness week” as a new imaginative form of publicity-work on the streets was born. This time, the main issue should be the reforms of the employment-market, called “Hartz IV”, the “globalization” and the privatization of public space. According to the motto “Each day a new painfulness”, the activists planned some actions.
The sense of the “painfulness week” is to represent actual issues in a way, that it gets more than clear, where the development of our society is running.
In may 2004 finally, it was starting: In Halle, 10 people met for the first “painfulness week”. They went with a “slave-caravan” through the city, across the shopping-malls, the university and the job-center.
The “slaves” were chained together and wore sign-boards: “Accept every job”, “Who doesn’t want to work, also shall not eat” or “Here could be your advertisement”.
The “slave-driver” (“ICH-AG slave-transport” *1)) offered the “slaves” for one Euro per day (“cleaning slaves, transport-slaves, telephone-slaves and especially for students: copy-slaves…, only one Euro per day – prices like in Pakistan…”). The future belongs to the slavery. As there are less and less jobs and more and more unemployed ones, it is only a question of time, when the workers and the staff don’t work anymore for one Euro per hour but for nothing (they even should be glad to have a job).
Mechthild as “nose-cleaning professional” with her “ICH-AG”
One more action was “ICH-AG nose-cleaning by experts”: armed with a big handkerchief, two comrades offered their service to the people on the street and in front of the job center.
As, especially in the former G.D.R. (German Democratic Republic), many people constantly are complaining, “how bad they’re still living”, we built a mobile lamenting-wall. There, everybody, who wanted, could write down his or her laments (above all, if he or she only laments, but doesn’t want to do anything himself or herself.
A special gag was the “Osama Bin Laden hatred-exercise”. In front of a big picture of the notorious public enemy, the painfulness-group gathered itself every full hour. Then they insulted and spat at the picture.
Also concerning the issue of the privatization of the public space, the painfulness-experts had something to offer:
The test-barring of the Peissnitz (that is a big city-park in Halle): They built up a barricade at the main entrance to the Peissnitz. There was a park-regulation and a price-list.
Everybody, who came and wanted to enter the Peissnitz, was given the “information”, that the municipality of Halle didn’t have any more money, and that for this reason they would want to sell Peissnitz to a private investor. After privatization, visiting the park simply would cost an entrance-fee, because the private investor naturally wants to make money. On the other hand, then the paths always would be well cultivated, no suspicious guys and no dogs would be running around anymore… Some people were shocked (“They cannot do that, yet…”). There were also people, who agreed with that (“Well, if then it will become more clean and proper, I’ll be ready to pay for it, too…”).
During the last day, we then went collecting money for the rich people.
We asked everybody, who passed, if he would like to donate some money for the rich people. We showed them a list of people, to whom then the money would be given (that was the “salary list of the better earning ones” from the BILD newspaper (boulevard press in Germany), a.o. with Michael Schumacher, Josef Ackermann /”Deutsche Bank” and others). We were threatening the hesitating donators: “If you don’t want to give anything, then we can also take us the money otherwise … for example via the financial authority…”). But other people, who were (still) rich (or looked like that), got something donated from the donated money.
All in all, the “painfulness-week” in Halle was very successful. The reactions to it were very different (“You’re still foolish…”, “Why don’t you go working…”, “That’s great…”, “Just a good action…”). Martin Baatzsch, an expert for publicity work in Halle, afterwards said: “The best action, which has ever happened in Halle”:
Because it was so beautiful, there was a continuation in september in Leipzig. This time a little smaller and with less people.
This year, a new painfulness-week is planned, this time with new ideas.
*1) – “ICH-AG” is a German description for a small company consisting only of one person – a kind of fraud of the people, pretending it is a great business.
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SO YOU REACH US
The “House of Hospitality”:
“Haus der Gastfreundschaft”
Alte Dorfstrasse 6
D – 19370 Parchim, OT: Dargelütz
phone: 0049 – 1794072506 (Schenker Rasputin)
Getting to the ‚House of Hospitality‘:
The map service (on the Internet) also enables a route-planning.
Arrival by train to the Parchim station. Then you go by bus to Dargeluetz (bus service is only available from Monday till Friday, not in the late evening). Timetable for the bus from the Parchim station to Dargeluetz and return as pdf.
Travelling by taxi from the station:
(03871) 44 10 88
(03871) 44 43 34
D – 02627 Hochkirch
phone: 0049-35939-80602 (Uwe W. Haspel, German speaking)
The “Association for Promotion of Giving (APG)”
“Verein zur Förderung des Schenkens (VFS e.V.)“
0049- 35939-80602 (Uwe W. Haspel, German speaking…)
The „Promotion-Association of the Givers-Movement FdSB“:
„Förderverein der Schenker-Bewegung FdSB e.V.“
0049-38737-33177 (Hardy Straßenburg, German speaking)
TEXTES EN FRANCAIS SUR LE „MOUVEMENT DES DONATEURS“
Présentation generale du „mouvement des donateurs“
1re Nous croyons, qu’un monde just est possible, dans lequel tous les êtres humains sont heureux.
Pour cette raison nous voulons :
– suivre à notre conscience ;
– d’abord voir le bien dans les autres hommes et les rencontrer avec amour ;
– être franc et sincère ;
– partager inconditionnellement avec les indigents ;
– être responsable pour la santé et pour la guérison du monde entier ;
– nous engager non-violentement pour la justice.
Arriver à ses fins violentement ne montre pas, qu’on a raison – à part cela, un tel comportement n’appartient pas moralement à nous. Le combat de concurrence suivant au principe du rendement, est aussi une façon de la violence, par laquelle les plus forts oppriment les plus faibles. Pour cette raison nous voulons renoncer aussi à cela. Nous ne pouvons changer la société, que si les êtres humains particuliers changent. Mais d’abord nous devons changer nous-mêmes.
Nous invitons tous á prendre part.
(On peut trouver des façons d’expression différentes de ces idéaux fondamentaux de nous dans notre « collection des textes de présentation et des textes fondamentaux ».)
2nd Chacun/chacune est libre de lui-même/elle-même décider, comment loin il/elle veut réaliser les principes susdits. Face à la réalité actuelle (les guerres, la faime, la misère, la biodégradation, l’injustice sur l’un côté – l’abondance, le luxe, l’ignorance, « pain et jeus » sur l’autre côté), nous sommes d’accord, qu’on ne peut pas être assez conséquent dans l’amour, la véricité, le partage inconditionné, la simplification de la vie personnelle, la responsabilité et l’engagement personnel non-violent pour la justice.
Chacun/chacune, qui s’identifie avec les principes susdits, peut se considérer comme un « donateur ».
Qui a émancipé les bases de sa vie essentiellement des systèmes de l’État, de l’argent, de la violence et du décompte, et qui est prêt à se charger de toutes les souffrances et même à sacrifier la vie personnelle pour réaliser ces principes susdits – peut se compter au groupe fondamental des « donateurs », aux « donateurs existentiels ».
Qui n’est pas ou pas encore prêt pour cela, mais qui estd’accord en théorie avec les principes dénommés sous 1re , appartient au groupe plus modéré des « alliés des donateurs ».
Les « donateurs existentiels » entre eux décident unanimement surdes questions quants à la signification des idéaux.
Concernant des affairs pratiques, qui regardent les projets des « donateurs existentiels », les « donateurs existentiels » entre eux décident unanimement et négocient des conventions libres avec les « alliés des donateurs ».
Nous voulons examiner tous les domaines de notre vie, si nous réellement vivons conformément aux principes dénommés sous 1re.
»Toujours, quand tu es devant une décision, où ton égoïsme menacé de devenir trop fort, essaye le suivant : imagine-toi la face de la personne la plus pauvre et délaissée, que tu as jamaus vue, et questionne-toi, si le pas, que tu réfléchis d’aller, lui/elle rapportera quelque profit. Tu verras, tes doutes et ton égoïsme disparaîtront. » (M.K. Gandhi)
3e Concrètement, ça veut dire : d’abord nous essayons d’organiser notre mouvement en trois modes d’existence :-Les « pèlerins », qui vivent dans les rues en pauvreté volontaire pour inviter les êtres humains à changer leurs vies et à vivre ensemble avec nous conformément aux principes dénommés sous 1re (existe depuis 1991).-Les « maisons d’hospitalité », où nous partageons inconditionnellement notre vie avec les pauvres et avec les êtres humains difficils et indigents. Nous n’avons pas de propriété privée des terrains ou des immeubles, mais seulement les utilisons conformément aux «droits d’usage morals ». C’est-à-dire, nous ne les avons ni achetés ni conclu des contrats exigibles (existe depuis 1994 ; regarde à la description du projet).- Les communautés de vie autarciques, où nous voulons créer des maquettes d’une vie simple et naturelle : comme des êtres humains, qui veulent se traiter affectueusement, partagent fraternellement, decident paritairement et unanimement et traitent aussi l’autre nature le plus précautionneusement et doucement possible. Nous nous considérons comme un organe de la nature. « Autarcie » ne signifie pas pour nous une culture séparée de 100%, mais un train de vie, qui n’a pas besoins de torts – pas non plus de torts contre la nature. Nous cherchons une manière d’alimentation et de santé, qui sert à la nature, aux plants et aux animaux au lieu de tuer et de léser (existe depuis 1998 ; regarde à la description du projet).