Welcome


Welcome to my website about History, Politics and Intergovernmentalism

As a former Peace Ambassador for the Parlement Mondial from 2004 – December 2010, I am involved in the development of communication between a broad range of countries like Gambia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Liberia. I have always been fascinated by the thought of a republican, democratic world-parliament based on the principles of liberty where countries are represented according to the number of their inhabitants, whereas smaller countries should have nonetheless have their courtesy assembly man present as well. However, a hidden neo-colonial dictatorship of 5 more or less modern colonial powers dominating the rest of the world  via the Security Council (sounds a lot like the Committee of Public Safety during the Terror period of the French Revolution) of the UNO cannot be the answer to pressing questions of our time.

History in the sense of Economic History and Political History has the experience of the past and can show us the results of our own actions for the future. Everything has already happened and will structurally repeat in a different guise again. The USA are the modern equivalent of the Roman Empire and NATO is the Delian League of our times, the former benefiting the US as the latter once favored Athens. The ends they will meet could be similar to their historical predecessors.

Recognizing such eternal principles within the fabric of history, is the first step of enlightenment that will help us shaping our future outside the vicious circle of eternal repetitions of past mistakes. The German Philosopher Immanuel Kant answered the question: “what is enlightenment” in 1784 as : Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another. Sapere Aude! [dare to know] “Have courage to use your own understanding!”–that is the motto of enlightenment.

 

 

Sincerely yours

George Reiff