THE VALLEY OF IGNORANCE (*)


And thus it happened in the land of the Saxonians in the big glacial valley long time ago that the native dinosaurs (dinosaurus saxonis) marched to the old city of Dresden in order to meet their unnoble companions. They fiercely trampled through the city and aggressively shouted “We are very hungry” although there was enough to eat for everybody. Those dinosaurs telling them that there was enough to eat were blamed as liars and traitors. And their well known slogan “Stop the migration of orientalist dinos for our homeland’s sake” was carved all over the country in trees and rocks although there lived only very few foreign dinosaurs (dinosaurus orientalis) all around Saxonia. So which disease had broken out in this naive valley? Was is just blindness or simply stupidity?

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‘Dinosaurus saxonis’ watching the skyline of Dresden at 70 million B.C.

Wise dinosaurs examined this situation in all details and found out that the virus of xenophobia had affected a lot of the local dinosaurs. This diabolic virus induces to believe that all one’s unjustified prejudices are the only valid reality. The clueless being struck by the disease are then no longer capable to show any kind of hospitality or friendly and polite behaviour. With the inflationary spread of the virus these dinosaurs got more and more aggressive leading finally to the critical stage where acts of ruthless terror against foreign dinosaurs (dinosaurus orientalis) took place everywhere. The flames of this vicious fire jeopardized the well-being of all creatures, however all plants were resistent against it fortunately.

So the intelligent plants finally decided to produce their already existing anti-viral substance in high doses in their leaves. And because all local dinosaurs were eating them, the further outbreak of this diabolic suffering could finally be stopped with great plant-based efforts successfully after a couple of time. And in the legendary realm of the plants till today everybody knows this famous story from prehistoric eons. But beware, the virus has survived in diverse mutations till our postmodern digital times. So take care when you visit Dresden at a Monday evening near the Semper opera when the Pegida-Movement is distributing once again its mischievous populist poison.

(*)  During the time of the German Democratic Republic (1945-1990) the area around the city of Dresden was as well entitled satirically “Tal der Ahnungslosen”, because radio and television programs from the Western part of Germany were not available there.

© transmutation.me (2016)

Author: urban liaisons

I like travelling through the diverse realities and cultures of this world not only as a tourist. So this may also happen by simply imaginating the hidden rivers and caves of consciousness where postmodern nomads are crossing wide endless landscapes leading to a dream of no-where. My favourite areas are deserts like the sahara or high mountains, as in these empty terrestric regions the far-away horizon and sky is no limit anymore but a possible gate to inspiration and freedom. Posts will be published normally in English, but whenever appropriate also only in my mother tongue German. Unless otherwise mentioned or individually specified (for example by naming the author, artist, etc.) all texts, photos and/or graphic illustrations in this blog are subject to © urban liaisons (which may please be respected).

6 thoughts on “THE VALLEY OF IGNORANCE (*)”

  1. Reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five,” about the completely unnecessary American bombing of Dresden. He raves about how beautiful the city was. He was one of the few survivors and had to help dig out and remove all the corpses. I believe it disillusioned him about America, and he remained cynical the rest of his life.

    It also reminds me of Frances Moore Lappe’s book “Diet for a Small Planet.” In it she claims there is plenty of food for the whole world, but that up to 2/3 of grain goes to feed livestock. She says those concerned about global hunger are asking the wrong questions. They are asking how to increase production instead of how to reframe priorities for the grain’s use. (And that was written before the US ethanol mandate.)

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  2. Well the city of Dresden is again very beautiful, even one architectural symbol of Dresden destroyed in WW II – the “Frauenkirche” (Women’s church) – has been meanwhile completely reconstructed from 1993-2005. However, Dresden turned out to be also in the recents 18 months a place where chauvinist-xenophobic rallys take place nearly every Monday (organized by a group named PEGIDA representing a very small extremist minority in Germany), and this was also driven by the wave of migration in the recent 6 months where nearly 1 million refugees from the Middle East have come to Germany. PEGIDA is nearly arguing like Donald Trump, so you can imagine that this is really disgusting and dangerous. Thanks for your comments!

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