I've been thinking about different things lately... myself and other stuff. Especially if you know how it's brewing in the two largest and most powerful countries in the world you might start to worry. The good news is that there should be a bit of a positive change in one of them. And there surely will be a big relief from all sides, when Bush has got to resign from office (if he not quickly changes the rules for the eight year period for the US Presidents - and he had done similar stuff already for his favor). On the other hand, Bush also just must have been a marionette in a much larger something. But it still will be on the new President of the US to contain such powers. On the other side, there's China with its communist regime. You can get an idea about what's been going on there for example in the China/Tibet-Group on flickr: www.flickr.com/groups/freechina-freetibet (especially the latest two threads). If then you get a comment like one from the former minister of defence of China, Chi Haotian, in mind, who in 2005 said "Our economical evolution exclusively serves the preparation of war." (www.flickr.com/groups/freechina-freetibet/discuss/72157602145288772), then you've got to worry again. Well, at least in both countries there's been growing a common consciousness and people can view the other side of the coin too (it only might get dangerous if they listen to one single controversial voice that stands for 'freedom of speech', like it currently seems to happen in the US). And it's still very worrying if you picture a possible result of all the facts put together in the thread '8 things you have to know about China' (www.flickr.com/groups/freechina-freetibet/discuss/72157603648584732).

Well, for me, as I'm in Germany, I can feel quite save for now and I surely don't want to stoke fears. Just awareness is the most important thing to do to prevent worse things that already happened or that are still going on (even if there are maybe just two or three people that get to read this here completely). So I still believe in a positive change concerning many things... finally, in a personal way, I want to hearten the way of everybody's thoughts and decisions. Our inner reactions on something should follow the thinking with the minds and then thinking with the hearts. Many people let actions follow, without regarding that last point, for different reasons...

 

More comments on this topic can be found on my flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/yives/2175060859