who dares knowing

In any case, this close relation between knowing and doing can help us to interpret one cause of the fear of knowing as deeply a fear of doing, a fear of the consequences that flow from knowing, a fear of its dangerous responsibilities. Often it is better not to know, because if you did know, then you would have to act and stick your neck out. (Abraham H. Maslow, Toward a Philosophy of Being, 1962; reprint Wilder Publications, 2011, p. 58f)



No Fires, no Flood only Sunshine and Rain…

The Scandinavian summer came along this year in such exceptional but unassuming beauty as not seen for many. It was, so to speak, utterly normal. Swedish society at large also successfully refused to succumb to a virus predicament, which gripped societies around the globe and triggered the advance of a brave new world – steadfastly wearing its mask in face of unprecedented disaster. In this new world, everyone seems to be more occupied than usually, primarily with precautions regarding personal safety – hygienically and financially. The poor are suffering more than ever…. The overall scenario seems to bode ill for Read More


… a friend from almost 50 years ago just joined us…

Sept. 25th, 2020, …. Anselm now lives and works in Bourgogne, so  the links to a Tedx-Talk and two videos below are all in French….. Friends on the Blog: Over the last couple of days I got in touch with a friend – well, the last time I saw him he was not even 10 years old, I guess – who went through a Giraffe-type career: business consultant and entrepreneur in the middle east, then turning to activism there, as result being barred entry in those lands of his first, previous choice and then – well, then apparently turning to Read More


Who do you think this is!

by Robert Friedland Who do you think this is? He has: “A keen appreciation of the value of slogans, catchwords, dramatic phrases, and happy epigrams in penetrating the deeper levels of the psyche.” He has said: “ There is only so much room in a brain, so much wall space, as it were, and if you furnish it with your slogans, the opposition has no place to put up pictures later on, because the apartment of the brain is really crowded with your furniture” “He is a master of the art of propaganda…. He has a matchless instinct for taking Read More



A Really Bad Rhyme

by John Grahan and Ann Medlock, Founders of the Giraffe Heroes Project, Sept. 17th, 2020 …. We write this piece as seasoned political observers whose politics are just left of center; we are not far-left radicals. And what we’re observing is that, with just weeks left until what could be the most important election in US history, the evidence from Donald Trump’s four years in office is now incontrovertible: He is set on destroying this constitutional republic and replacing it with a fascist state with himself as its head. His moves are a clear and present danger to this nation, Read More


Where is everybody?

A remote friend who returned from a world trip early March wrote to me “…. The most difficult thing is to touch ground again when everything is ‘so much in-the-air’.” And yes, indeed, it seems people are evaporating somehow from their presence known to us previously.  Or was our previous perception an illusion? Hmm…. One thing, as another friend told me, fur sure is tension and stress. Some sort of mind paralyses seems to be gripping as a result. Everybody is on the defensive, preparing for whatever strange thing there is to come – or, no one is eager to Read More


Cosco and the Bee Refuge at the Refugio Sulayr and Bibliotheca del Sol

This is to give you an impression about our protagonist Cosco Louis de Cordier. What Louis has managed to do is extraordinary: he is not only a highly imaginary artist he is also a visionary in other fields. His historic rediscovery of the Lost Labyrinth of Egypt is the most spectacular, but the creation of Bibliotheca del Sol near the Refugio Sulayr in the Alpujarras is a feast of its own. Follow the preceding link to a video for that so you can have a look and get a feel for the place. It is here, that Cosco is now Read More


GECA Campaign Climate Adaptation

Report from the kick-off event on 9/11/2020 “The most benevolent counter attack on a historically rather loaded date: yes, climate adaptation is what matters today, more than anything else!” Four Giraffe-Heroes were present at the event, which alone made it a great success. Now the clock is ticking, and PLEASE, we are dependent on your support! You may have a look at the live-streamed part of the evening by following the first link below; the second leads you to the campaign website where to make a DONATION. There are great rewards to harvest, so have a look if you didn’t Read More


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