There is no such thing as “the” human being. Humans differ from animals, among other things, in that they are extremely changeable and adaptable.
Depending on their socialisation and framework conditions, people can be very loving and selfless, but unfortunately also hateful and selfish. We want to improve the framework conditions and the possibilities for cooperation, not change people.
The basic needs of people worldwide hardly differ: secure livelihoods, connectedness and free development. The vast majority of people simply want to live in peace, with family, friends, the environment, and do something meaningful.
We all belong to the human family!
Every healthy human being is capable of compassion, it is born in our cradle. Compassion makes for helpfulness, altruism, consideration, cohesion, love and happiness.
Unfortunately, there are mental illnesses that deprive people of their capacity for compassion. These people are nevertheless able to live and they can often play at kindness. As a substitute for compassion and love, they often use recognition and power. These power-sick people are disproportionately often found in positions of power. Caution is advised. Strong concentrations of power – political or economic – must be avoided.
We rely on personal, equal contacts, flat hierarchies, strengthening of the regional economy, help and solidarity among each other.
Life on this planet has overcome some challenges and catastrophes. This was only possible because of the diversity of life. Billions of different living beings form a flexible, interacting network. Not only biological, but also social systems become healthier, more beautiful and more stable through diversity.
We are committed to preserving diversity in nature (biodiversity) and in human cultures (diversity of opinion, freedom of religion, different ways of life).
„Everything is connected. What afflicts the earth also afflicts the sons of the earth. Man did not create the fabric of life, he is only a fibre in it. Whatever you do to the fabric, you do to yourselves.“
Self-determination & freedom
Every human being has the right to decide for themselves how they want to live – as long as this does not restrict the rights of others. Animals and humans have lived self-organised and without central command for millions of years – so it is possible.
Freedom is an important fundamental right. In all constitutions of states known to us, freedom is guaranteed. By freedom we mean people’s freedom of choice – not the unregulated development of global corporations.
„Those who give up freedom to gain security will end up losing both.“
We reject war, torture and violence in general to resolve conflicts. All nuclear, chemical and biological weapons must be destroyed and further research on them stopped immediately.
This does not mean, however, that we accept injustice and abuse of power without action. There are many possibilities for non-violent resistance.
In international conflicts, social defence is a good option.
Role models and masterminds are, for example, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Gene Sharp and Theodor Ebert.
We want to convince through clear arguments and exemplification of solidarity and compassion.
Community and solidarity
Man is a herd animal. We need the community of friendly people to feel good. As a social being, humans want to be useful. This helpful behaviour is innate. We want to facilitate community and solidarity with this network.
Together we are strong!
„The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not for everyone’s greed.“
Rules and laws are man-made and therefore never perfect. However, they can make a decisive contribution to social peace, relaxation and a sense of security in living together. Law can – and should – protect against tyranny and the merciless rule of violence and power.
We consider the following conventions to be a good guide:
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Resolution 217 A (III) of 10.12.1948)
- The Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (of 23 May 1949 (BGBl. S. 1) – as of 31.12.2019 (Without the amendments in the “pandemic” and for the 100 million EUR war credits)
- The Constitution of the Swiss Confederation