Before and after the War

Reading this post of mine from January 2012, did interest me very much. Reblogging it now, I am curious to see, whether some of my followers are going to find it interesting too.
At my very advanced age, I cannot help contemplating a lot about how WW II as well as the postwar years turned my life into a direction that probably would have been very different, had there never been a war.


Before and After the War

Extracts from my Memories

In 1942/1943 my friends in Berlin and I had often contemplated what life might be like, once we had peace again. Our dreams for the future were very basic. We all wanted to get married and have children. We all wanted our husbands to have occupations that would enable us to live in comfortable houses. My friend Siglinde and I were for ever drawing house-plans. There would be at least three bed-rooms: one for the parents, one for two boys and another one for two girls. Yes, to have two boys as well as two girls, that was our ideal.

Before we married, we would finish school and go to university and our husbands would of course be university educated. In peace-time we would be able to buy all the things we had been able to buy before the war started:…

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Know your Blackmailer: Your own Mind

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Mind plays the role of Blackmailer when fears take control of mind!

A kind of emotional blackmail as being subtle and insidious can do a lot of harm. It may appear in any form such as withholding of affection, disappointment, anxiety, insecurity etc.

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Thinking about it how to make the best use of what is left of my life

How useful is my life right now, only one month after I contemplated my ‘useless life’?

I still don’t believe that I am of great importance in anyone’s life. So, why does God want me to be alive still? This is what I keep wondering about. I went with my neighbours to a Baptist church service today. So, why does God not let me know the reason for my still being alive? I think, the pastor said, we must not expect God to let us know immediately, what His reason may be. We have to trust God, that there is always a reason for everything. And He is going to let us know, when it is the right time for us to know.

To live just for myself, can that be like living for God?

To be happy to spend significant time just by myself for myself, is that what God wants me to do?

To have no more desire or longing to spend many intimate hours and hours with another person – Is that it, to let go of any expectation or desire like this? If I can have only irreglar minutes of fantastic intimacy, off and on, should I learn to live with this, or am I better off to cut myself off from any desire? This is an extremely difficult decision to make. Where is God in all this, may I ask –

To let go of any desire, perhaps may lead to some kind of being content and more or less joyful at all times? In other words, one ends living like a child. Also, if one is lucky, one will be well looked after! So, this is then, how one’s life is slowly, slowly nearing its end, if not a terminal sickness of some kind let’s us pass earlier.

If I go to a caring place, where I’ll have only one room to myself, I can take only as much with me, as fits into the one room. I intend to try this out in my own home now, namely get rid of all the stuff, that I cannot place into this one room of mine, which I’m going to keep just for myself. I am going to let my family have the other two bedrooms. Of course rentfree!! And the rest of the house is going to be for sharing. But all my stuff in the living-room areas and most of my kitchen stuff has to go. I cannot take it with me, can I? So, my guests are going to bring their own furniture in.

To have one daughter as well as one granddaughter living very close to me, am I going to like this? We’ll see. Maybe it’ll become the stepping stone to something else, like moving out and living somewhere else. In 20 months, I am going to be 90 and celebrating my birthday! If am still alive and kicking by then, that is.

So, the following is a reblog of what I wrote one month ago:


Why do I write? Because I have to. Nothing else is going to lift me out of this deep fog, that is threatening to become bigger and bigger. Or am I in a big hole right now, so that I have to struggle and struggle, to get out of it? But it seems, like only some minutes ago I was still rather happy in myself. I had absolutely no worries, that I couldn’t cope with. None what so ever. How can a mood change so quickly, I wonder. What b rought that on? I was pretty resilient. Nor anymore. How can that be? I do not understand myself.

Do I need to get some counselling now, or what? In the past some counselling by people I felt close to, has always helped me. Where are these people now? Is this a sign of very old age, that the people, that…

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Memories about January 2019 in Pictures

These pictures, that we took four years ago, I find very interestoing!


We celebrated the start of 2019 with the above things.

This is for the start of the Year 2019 in Berlin: 10am our time in Australia and ten hours back it is midnight in Berlin!

It is our tradition to celebrate the start of the New Year twice, fireworks for Sydney and ten hours later fireworks for Berlin!




This is where we celebrated Yittah’s 75th Birtday.

dscn5065Peter at Shellharbour near the Swimming Pools

Monika, little Carter and Natasha met us at the Shellharbour Pools.

About a week later we met Monika with little Carter at the Dapto Pools. A bit later Ebony joined us with Lucas and Alexander.


This is Ebony with Lucas and Alexander.


Lucas(6), Alexander (4) and Carter(2) played with these balls that Ebony had brought along. They great fun in the water with these balls. It was a very warm day. The water was quite warm too…

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Escort Agencies Booked Solid for World Economic Forum

Of course for billionaires security would be extremely important.
. . . . the (bigger) concern appears to be keeping the working class under control.

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Escort agencies booked solid for Davos forum – media


Sexual harassment by wealthy men at WEF is “so common” that female guests are advised not to attend events alone, an Austrian outlet has reported

The Swiss escort agencies near Davos are already fully booked ahead of this year’s World Economic Forum, the elite gathering that brings together heads of state, corporate executives, and influential non-profiteers, Austrian outlet Exxpress reported on Sunday, citing a missive purportedly sent from one such agency.

In a message to unnamed hospitality staff and published by Exxpress, escort agency Sensuallounge Escort urges readers to book their “fine selection of ladies and gentlemen” ahead of time to ensure “the best possible care and company during the World Economic Forum.

Sensuallounge reportedly offers “services for all sexual orientations,” and the outlet claims one night with one of their employees costs €2,350 (just over…

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Every narcissist’s downfall…unending desire

Think about it, mayby it is not good to have desires!

Read between the lines

Narcissists keep collecting a lot of bad karma/deeds in their life. Most of these deeds are done because of the desires that a narcissist has. Narcissist’s desires keep them unsatisfied and always in a state of unease. They cannot really surrender to life and the moment that is. They are always either playing a victim or hero about something in the past or they are projecting into the future, working towards a certain goal. Either way, the present moment is not satisfactory for them. They are never present.

The song below is a great warning to all narcissists. Informing them of their impending doom and grounding them to reality. It is a bit dark but a helpful warning to anyone who is too much into their ego.

Song and translation is given below. It is from a Pakistani drama OST. The drama is called ‘Wabaal’ which…

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My check-up in May 2016 (five years after the operation) showed that I was cancer free. So, this was nearly seven years ago!
Unfortunately, in July 2016 Peter found out that he had cancer. And he passed away in December 2020. May he rest in peace. ❤


When I start getting a cold I immediately increase the amount of Vitamin C. I also take some Olive Leaf Extract. And I try to rest as much as possible. As far as I remember I still felt all right on Wednesday, the 6th of May when I went for a walk in the morning. Towards evening that day I started to shiver, the throat felt sore and all my limbs felt very heavy. I also sneezed a lot. So I started with the above treatment and retired to my nice warm bed. Still, I worried a bit, whether I would feel well enough to go to Wollongong early the following morning to keep the appointment with my specialist.

On Thursday Peter drove me to Wollongong for the 9 am appointment. I told the receptionist that I had a cold and weather it was still all right to see the doctor…

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100 Reasons to Stop the New WHO Treaty

Please, think about this:

“The proposed amendments would make the WHO’s proclamations legally-binding rather than just advisory recommendations. The changes would institute global digital health certificates, dramatically increase the billions of dollars available to the WHO and enable nations to implement the regulations WITHOUT respect for the dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms of people.”

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This article is an in-depth, very serious analysis of both the proposed “Pandemic Treaty” and the proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations.

Please share this article with everyone you possibly can.

I know that this article is long. Here is the short version:

The World Health Organization is attempting a GLOBAL POWER GRAB by seeking to have the 194 member nations of the World Health Assembly adopt amendments to the International Health Regulations as well as adopt a completely new international agreement commonly referred to as the proposed “Pandemic Treaty.”.

The proposed amendments would make the WHO’s proclamations legally-binding rather than just advisory recommendations. The changes would institute global digital health certificates, dramatically increase the billions of dollars available to…

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The Battle for the Mind: How to Exit an Artificial Reality (Cynthia Chung RTF Lecture)

3,213 views Dec 20, 2022“The mind is its own place and, in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.” -John Milton, Paradise Lost It has long been understood that the minds of the people is the principled battleground for controlling (or liberating) humanity from the influences of ignorance, fear and delusion. During the past two years, many citizens have found themselves waking up to a very different “reality” than the long dream once popularly believed to be our world. While this emergence from a living dream has created beautiful potentials for creative solutions to extinguishing fires long ignored, there is still broad confusion about the mental landscape shaping our world. In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Cynthia Chung sheds light on some extremely important aspects to this domain of cultural warfare and psychology with a class entitled ‘Gaslighting: The Psychology of Shaping Another’s Reality or How Mass Perception is Manufactured’ at 2pm Eastern Time. Support the RTF in the following ways: 1) Make a donation to the Rising Tide Foundation 2) Subscribe to Matt and Cynthia’s Substack 3) Buy some books! 4) Subscribe to our Telegram Channels


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The Role of Art


Symposium The Role of Art in Shaping a Sovereign Citizenry (Jan 15-March 12, 2023)


It was once better understood that both politics and economics are downstream from culture. Whether the values and passions of a society are tuned to the Good, the Beautiful and the Just or whether they are tempered by the opposites of those virtues will say alot about the aesthetic practices and creative work of the artists that a society values and by which that society is in turn shaped.

In the following Rising Tide Foundation symposium extending from Jan. 15 to March 12, various expressions of art will be explored ranging from literature, poetry, painting, music and drama with a look to examples that increase the depth of our own self-awareness, and improve upon our power to unite the personal passions of each soul with the demands of reason, duty and conscience. This expression of the soul’s journey to maturity is a precondition for any viable nation state or citizenry.

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Date: Sunday January 15, 2023 (2pm Eastern Time)
Lessing’s Nathan the Wise and a Harmony of Cultures
Lecturer: Cynthia Chung
Bio: Cynthia is Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the Rising Tide Foundation. She has lectured on the topics of Schiller’s aesthetics, Shakespeare’s tragedies, Roman history, the Florentine Renaissance among other subjects. She is a writer for Strategic Culture Foundation, and is a contributing author to the book series “The Clash of the Two Americas.” In 2022, she authored ‘The Empire on Which the Black Sun Never Set: The Birth of International Fascism and Anglo-American Foreign Policy’

Date: Sunday January 22, 2023 (2pm Eastern Time)
‘Mending Wall’ – Robert Frost and the Good Neighbor Poetry
Lecturer: Gerald Therrien
Bio: Gerald Therrien is a historian and author of a four volume series on Canadian History entitled Canadian History Unveiled and has lectured on topics ranging from poetry, ancient Athenian culture, the renaissance and the Haitian Revolution. He is an advisor for the Rising Tide Foundation.

Date: Sunday January 29, 2023 (2pm Eastern Time)
The Secret of Thomas Cole’s Stages of Empire series
Lecturer: Matthew Ehret
Bio: Matthew is a co-founder of the Rising Tide Foundation, Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Patriot Review and Senior Fellow of the American University in Moscow. He is the author of The Untold History of Canada, and Clash of the Two Americas series.

Date: Sunday February 5 (2pm Eastern Time)
From the Ode to Oranges to the Night Banquet : depictions of an aristocratic soul & a plutocratic soul
Lecturer: Dr. Quan Le
Bio: Dr. Le is a practicing psychiatrist and geopolitical analyst with a focus on Asian history, culture and world religions. He is an advisor to the Rising Tide Foundation.

Date: Sunday February 12 (2pm Eastern Time)
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Cross Rhythms of the Soul
Lecturer: Dr. Valeria Nollan
Bio: Dr. Nollan is professor emerita of Russian studies at Rhodes College. She was born in Hamburg, West Germany. Her books and articles on Russian literature, religion, and nationalism have established her as an authority on topics relating to modern Russia.  Between 1985-present she has made twenty-six extended research trips to Europe, the Soviet Union, and Russia.  She has given lectures and poetry readings at major institutions of higher learning in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Havana, Cuba; Rome, Italy; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and London, UK, among other cities.  Her first poetry book In Search of Rachmaninoff was published by the Rachmaninoff Society in Amsterdam in 2004.  Her second poetry collection Holocaust of the Noble Beasts was published by Goldfish Press in 2020 and in November 2022, her new book Sergei Rachmaninoff: Cross Rhythms of the Soul was published by Lexington Press.

Date: Sunday February 19, 2023 (2pm Eastern Time)
A New Look at Goya’s ‘Black Paintings’
Lecturer: Adam Sedia
Bio: Adam Sedia is a poet, essayist, translator, and classical composer. He has published three volumes of poetry Visions BeyondInquietude and The Spring’s Autumn, and his poems and essays have appeared in publications including The Chained Muse, The Society of Classical Poets’ journal, and Indiana Voice Journal. His music can be heard on his YouTube channel. He lives in his native Northwest Indiana with his wife and children, where he practices law as a civil and appellate litigator.

Date: Sunday February 26, 2023 (2pm Eastern Time)
Schiller’s “Four Ages of the World”
Lecturer: David B. Gosselin
Bio: David B. Gosselin is a poet, translator, and linguist based in Montreal. He is the founder of The Chained Muse poetry website, New Lyre quarterly and the founder of the New Lyre Podcast.  His new collection of poems is entitled Modern Dreams.

Date: Sunday March 5, 2023 (2pm Eastern Time)
Lecturer: Pascal Chevrier
Bio: Pascal is a teacher who has worked in Canada’s Arctic. He has lectured on topics ranging from cultural warfare, literature and history.

Date: Sunday March 12 (2pm Eastern Time)
Lecturer: Declan Kennedy
Bio: Declan is a student, researcher and member of the Rising Tide Foundation community. He regularly publishes on the Substack ‘Where is John Fisher’ found here.

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