“…. Is it still possible by any means to save them….?”

George Gurdjeff, Belzebub’s Tales to His Grandson Gurdjeff’s Belzebub certainly counts among the most arcane fiction ever put on paper. And that not only because the Belzebub, commonly identified with the devil, appears as the most benevolent character in the history of mankind. The 1000-something pages oeuvre in which Belzebub tells his adventures on earth  to his grandson Hassein while they are cruising space from Mars to Jupiter gives a rather damning account of human behavior through the ages and makes quite a mockery of sapiens, especially in modern times. The grandson, who takes a compassionate interest into the fate Read More

Equilibrer la Contemplation et le Courage….

« Savez-vous, disait Napoléon à Fontanes, ce que j’admire le plus au monde ? C’est l’impuissance de la force à fonder quelque chose. Il n’y a que deux puissances au monde : le sabre et l’esprit. À la longue le sabre est toujours vaincu par l’esprit. » Les conquérants, on le voit, sont quelquefois mélancoliques. Il faut bien payer un peu le prix de tant de vaine gloire. (…) Il suffit alors de connaître ce que nous voulons. Et ce que nous voulons justement c’est ne plus jamais nous incliner devant le sabre, ne plus jamais donner raison à la Read More

“Stick Your Neck Out” – The Podcast to Restore Your Faith in Humanity

by Yampier Aguiar Duranona – for German version scroll down; first published on the Kanthari Blog, June 4th, ’21 You might think that writing about your own podcast is an easy homework. Well, no it isn’t. At least not for me. When I was searching a catchy slogan for the podcast “Stick Your Neck Out!”, the Podcast of the Giraffe Heroes Foundation, I was looking for something that sounded good, inspires and described the initial idea of the podcast – today, with more than 35 episodes published and many more in production, I am convinced that the one I found Read More

Wim Hof and Oganes Arustamov

March 19th, 2021 Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to announce the Commendations of Oganes Arustamov and Wim Hof as Giraffe-Heroes. Especially during the strange times we are living in both of them offer a method to cope with the challenge. We had two somewhat critical voices regarding the nominations, one for each of the candidates. As for the rather young Oganes (b. 1991) the question was whether there is ‘already enough in the plate’ to justify a commendation – as for Wim Hof (b. 1959 and with ‘a lot in the plate’) the question was about the Read More

Shared Ideas, Shared Ideals, Shared Actions….

What Meghana Raveendra is writing on the Kanthari Blog brings one of the key questions for effective positive change to the point: will social change makers around the globe be able to form a movement or will they sooner or later be cornered as freaks and fall victim to Orwellian type of standardization and sterilization permeating politics at large during these times? We feel with her and that shared feeling had brought about our partnership with Kanthari since last year…… f.n. knock knock knock – By Meghana Raveendra “Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with Read More

Wim Hof and the Kenya Garden of Eden (from Wim’s blog)

HOW ARE WE HELPING? Our project work consists of 3 main aspects: 1) Creating awareness about the importance of life in harmony with nature. 2) Restoring life in nature: opening up migration paths, creating clean water sources, removing fences, planting trees. 3) Conserving life in nature: establishing a sustainable and community-owned Nature Conservancy. Our main priority is to open up migration paths for wildlife and livestock. Our strategy is to restore and enlarge the migration corridors by creating community water wells. To get legal access to the water wells, it is mandatory for all landowners to remove their fences to Read More

School versus Tradition

Unfortunately it is impossible to conduct an impartial and therefore objective discourse regarding the Corona subject….. However, even so – or especially so, we are delighted to bring Y. A. Durañona’s related Podcast with a TCM researcher from Beijing to your attention as it sheds a refreshingly candid light on the “deadly pandemic”. Read the synopsis and listen to the talk below. “TCM – Prevention and Treatment for COVID 19 Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine on COVID-19 The Coronavirus disease pandemic has been rapidly spreading globally and has caused worldwide social and economic disruption. As scientists raced to develop a Read More

The Grameen Business No-Brainer

Giraffe Hero Sabriye Tenberken has written a series on famous infamous micro financial poverty alleviation or better elevation. The ex-clusivity and cruelty of the allegedly humanitarian and inclusive approach is poignantly revealed in Part 4, rendered hereafter. (cf. kanthari corona blog 12-02-2021) “All human beings are born entrepreneurs. Some get a chance to unleash that capacity. Some never got the chance, never knew that he or she has that capacity.” – Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.Is that true? Is every human really born an entrepreneur? And do we only need to be given a Read More

WE STAND WITH INDIAN FARMERS – Full Page Advertisement in New York Times of February 16 in support of farmers movement

By Dilip – Thursday, February 18, 2021 WE STAND WITH INDIAN FARMERS   We – farmers, activists, and citizens of the world – stand in solidarity with farmers in India protesting to protect their livelihoods. Nearly one million farmers are peacefully organizing and demonstrating, but the Indian government has responded with state-sanctioned violence, including the use of tear gas, water cannons, mass arrests and indefinite detention. These human rights abuses must end now. Indian farmers are standing up to defend their dignity and livelihoods. They are protesting three new laws, passed hastily without due deliberation, that will deregulate agriculture in India. For many, this Read More

Civil Disobedience – The Indian Farmers Gandhian Struggle

Since five month’ Indian peasants are in a historic, non-violent standoff with the authorities whom they blame to have caved in to corporate interests. Please listen to Giraffe-Hero Dilip Simeon’s podcast on the subject:

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