by Dr. Rudolf Hänsel
Rudolf Lothar Hänsel
school rector, educational scientist and graduate
After his university studies, he became an academic
teacher in adult education.
retiree he worked as a psychotherapist in his own
his books and professional articles, he calls for a
conscious ethical-moral education in values as well as
an education for public spirit and peace.
his services to Serbia, he was awarded the Republic
Prize "Captain Misa Anastasijevic" by the Universities
of Belgrade and Novi Sad in 2021.
He is a regular contributor to Global Research.
deprives the people
elementary right to peace and freedom.
from the population...?
After reading two articles in "RTD", I asked myself again,
citizens elect politicians and governments year after year that go
to war against sovereign states - for example against the nuclear
The article by "RIA
Novosti" is "NATO plans direct war against Russia"
1 and the
second article is a documentary by Anna Chapman "Red Alert
- Why is Germany so bent on war?", 2 which was probably first
published on 24 January.
The people and their citizens are deprived of the management of
their own affairs, the determination of their own actions and the
care of their own welfare by such an election.
Why should the people not
be able to realize their own ideas and put their self-developed
concepts of life into practice?
My demand therefore remains:
"Hand over power to
no one!" 3 and on the question of war and peace the people
should have the last word...
We humans are capable of
living together without weapons and wars. 4
plans for military action against Russia
According to Viktoriya Nikiforova, a columnist for "RIA
Novosti", the US magazine "Newsweek" reports on secret plans of the
NATO alliance to go to war against Russia.
These plans are to be
adopted at the next NATO summit, which will take place in Vilnius on
11 and 12 July. 5
Literally, she writes:
summit program lists only six tasks for the bloc in connection
with the confrontation with Russia.
harmonization and coordination of the Alliance's forces in all
theatres of war
long-term cooperation with private companies in
the field of defence
increasing the production of weapons and
building up reserves in the event of a long-term
These are not tasks
just for today - it is openly admitted that the realization of
these goals will take several years." 6
Why is the
German mainstream so obsessed with war?
The opening credits of Anna Chapman's documentary state:
"Ken Jebsen, Liane
Kilinc, Dagmar Henn…
The number of people
persecuted for their opinions in Germany is growing inexorably:
anyone who does not obediently follow the anti-Russian,
pro-Ukrainian war course is in trouble.
Why is the German
mainstream so bent on war?" 7
Towards the end she
"Those who oppose the
self-destructive course, advocate peace with Russia and call for
an end to the European imperialist expansionist course in
Ukraine are muzzled in various ways, up to and including
What has become
Why and where are
Why is Berlin so
bent on imposing sanctions and supporting Kiev at the
expense of its own economy and population?
Who is really
steering the country?
And who is
manipulating the German mainstream?" 8
Surely the truth is that
Germany has a great responsibility both to the previous generation
and to its youth?
The post-war generation did a great deal to make Germany a respected
and economically strong state again after the Hitler blow and the
horrors of the Russian campaign.
A war against Russia must
not be repeated and should be taught to the partly history-less
German youth both at the family table and in school.
In her book "Eichmann in
Jerusalem - An Account of the Banality of Evil", Hannah Arendt
reproduces a quote by Bertolt Brecht from 1933 in the
"O Germany, pale
How besmirched thou sittest
Among the nations.
Among the stained
You stand out.
Hearing the speeches that come from your house, people laugh.
But he who sees you reaches for the knife." 9
governments a clique separate from the population?
Every four to five years in our Western democracies,
politicians are elected to high government offices and are regarded
as respectable authorities...
associate this attribution with claims to power, create a
relationship of superiority and subordination and impose their will
on the citizens:
more precisely, the will or instructions of their
clients, the global power elite...
In doing so, they pursue a policy at the expense of the working
population that enables the billionaire elite in the background to
steal so many billions of dollars that they can buy almost anything
or anyone, from venal politicians to the corrupt World Health
These rulers cannot be
trusted now or in the future.
The government or the state is the totality of all political,
legislative, judicial and military institutions that deprive the
people of the management of their own affairs, the determination of
their own actions, the care of their own welfare.
politicians then possess certain moral qualities such as wisdom,
justice or impartiality?
Are they so
exceptionally gifted that they can put themselves in the place
of the whole people and take better care of the interests of the
Are they infallible
and morally incorruptible, so that the lot of anyone can
reasonably be entrusted to their goodness?
In any case, the rulers
are those who have the power to make laws to regulate the relations
of men with each other and who have, among other things, the power
to make war or peace with the governments of other countries.
Who puts them in
their high places?
Do they impose
themselves by the right of war, conquest or revolution?
Or are the
governments "elected" by universal suffrage?
But this in no way proves
the justice, the wisdom, the abilities of those elected.
Often those who can best
lie (Tolstoy) and deceive the people are elected and the
minority, which may be half of the electorate, is sacrificed.
As a rule, governments are made up of the haves and those who serve
therefore, they are completely at the service of
The very richest among
them do not even have to bother to be part of the governments, MPs
or ministers themselves.
It is enough for them that the deputies and
ministers are at their disposal.
Do not hand
over power to anyone!
Humans by nature not only possess a sound mind, they are also
Autonomy is the state and
attitude towards life of self-determination, independence and
It is the ability to see oneself as a being of
freedom and to act out of this freedom.
Equipped with these
special abilities, however, people unceremoniously hand over to
politicians the power to decide on their lives and their future.
Many adults react to these politicians like children in the form of
a magical belief in authority, uncritical and clouded by moods,
feelings and promises of happiness.
And this has
Belief in authority
inevitably leads to allegiance to authority, which usually
triggers the reflex of absolute spiritual obedience and
paralysis of the mind.
If one tries to enter
into conversation with fellow citizens about socio-political issues,
one finds that most of them are prevented from thinking rationally
by conscious or unconscious fears in the form of inner psychological
Through the mass media
they are only manipulated, kept in ignorance and fear. If one wants
to take away this fear and enlighten them, one often experiences
that they are difficult to reach emotionally as well as
When full-headed adults can no longer think for themselves and judge
rationally, they hand over decision-making power to immoral
We see where this leads every day.
Therefore the demand:
Do not hand over
power to anyone else...! 10
have the last word on war and peace!
If those in power no longer respect the laws and rights of this
world, such as the Charter of
the United Nations, then we citizens
have a duty to do so.
Article 1 of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948 states:
"All human beings are
born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with
reason and conscience and should treat one another in a spirit
In the United Nations
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 19 December
1966, Article 1 states:
"All peoples have the
right to self-determination.
By virtue of this
right they freely determine their political status and freely
pursue their economic, social and cultural development. (…) "
In this sense, the people
have the final say on war and peace and should demand a referendum...!
Arenth, Hannah (1964 and 2013, 8th ed.). Eichmann in
Jerusalem. An Account of the Banality of Evil, Preface.
Hänsel, Rudolf (2020). Handing over power to no one! A
psychological manifesto of common sense. Gornji Milanovac