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 <p>"This and that. Said something that he couldn’t take all this stress any longer, and that he wishes to find a stable job and raise a family. He also noted that ‘it was fun to serve in the Organisation, but it’s time to move on.’  "</p>
 <p>"Okay."</p>
 <p>"Yes, but as they say: when it rains it pours. Well, just sign here and I’ll take care of all the other paperwork." </p>
-<p>After I started filling it, I said to him: “about the salary you gave me...”</p>
+<p>After I started filling it, I said to him: “about the salary you gave me”</p>
 <p>“Forget it!” the commander said and continued “during your service in the Organisation, you've done a great service to your people and your country. You've earned your pay, even if not honestly, and we thank you that you've joined our ranks at all in the first place. I just hope that during your civil life, you'll continue to maintain the spirit of the organisation and its philosophy.”</p>
 <p>“I'll do my best, sir.” I told him hastily while I signed it. Then I rose up and we shook hands. I thought a little about what the commander just said, and then recalled something and sat down. "Look, it may no longer be so relevant" I said to him "but I’ve been a member of the Organisation for two years and nobody ever told me what the philosophy of the Organisation was. What is it, really?"</p>
 <p>"Ah… the philosophy? I am surprised that it hadn’t been presented to you yet. In any case, I’d be happy to give you an answer, the ex-Member of the Organisation. Now, how should I start? Oh, I know. So here goes:</p>
 <p>"Stop it, will you? I made the noise." I shouted towards them in whisper, "And come to talk here, so you won’t wake up Mom by mistake."</p>
 <p>I saw my two younger siblings hesitantly take a look at the sofa from the opening of the corridor. When they saw it was I, they looked at each other and then looked back at me. "The Member, why are you back home at such an hour?" my sister asked in a surprised manner.</p>
 <p>"The ex-Member." I corrected her.</p>
-<p>"Oh... you quit? That explains it. Well, on a normal condition I would have congratulated you... if a congratulation is suitable after a resignation. In any case, I’m too tired to think and I want to go back to bed." And thus they both returned as they came.</p>
+<p>"Oh… you quit? That explains it. Well, on a normal condition I would have congratulated you... if a congratulation is suitable after a resignation. In any case, I’m too tired to think and I want to go back to bed." And thus they both returned as they came.</p>
 <p>A little later that morning, the whole family (including me) sat down near the dining table to eat breakfast. "Can someone pass me the butter?" I said a short time after the meal had begun.</p>
 <p>"There you go," my mother told me while she was passing the butter and putting it on my side. "I understood you resigned from the Organisation."</p>
 <p>"Yes." I replied and started to spread the butter on my slice of bread.</p>
 <p>"I am very sorry, I would love to offer you a job, but business have not been very good lately. Because of the Enemy, of course."</p>
 <p>"But Sir, not a single missile that the Enemy shot on this village had ever hit your land or even fell close to it."</p>
 <p>"Nevertheless, the noises that the missiles generated caused the crops not to grow properly."</p>
-<p>"But according to my knowledge in acoustics, the resonance of the seeds is far higher than the frequency..."</p>
+<p>"But according to my knowledge in acoustics, the resonance of the seeds is far higher than the frequency"</p>
 <p>"What difference does it make? In any case, the Enemy is responsible for everything."</p>
 <p>"I see. Have a good day."</p>
 <p class="P1"/>
 <p>"Ahha."</p>
 <p>"O.K. Maybe you’d like to know that the other company offered me more money."</p>
 <p>"Yes. Roughly this amount."</p>
-<p>A few seconds elapsed...</p>
+<p>A few seconds elapsed</p>
 <p>"Oh, you have a better offer."</p>
 <p>"How much?"</p>
 <p>"Hmmm. Doesn’t sound bad. I’ll call you later to let you know of my decision."</p>
 <p>I called the third company and again received a better offer. Then I called the first company again and told them about the proposal of the third company. As I expected, they gave me an even better offer.</p>
 <p>And so I went on, for a day and a half, with short discussions with an increasing number of large media networks, and I kept receiving increasing offers of payment for an exclusive interview. In my opinion, it was very sincere of me to tell each company about the offers I received from the others, but for some reason, they didn’t sound too enthusiastic when they realized I was doing it on a regular basis. </p>
 <p>"Sir, your offer sounds very tempting. In fact, it’s almost as tempting as another offer, which I received a couple of hours ago. Wait a second, are you saying that you have a better offer? Really? Yes, it does sound better. Just give me half-an-hour to consider it. Yes. Yes. Goodbye to you too."</p>
-<p>And a few minutes later: "Hello Madam! I’m glad that I was finely able to reach you. You won’t believe it but I was this close to accepting your offer when the telephone rang, and I was offered an even better one. I’m sorry, but it’s really nothing personal. Really? Let’s see, in comparison to the other offer it’s..."</p>
+<p>And a few minutes later: "Hello Madam! I’m glad that I was finely able to reach you. You won’t believe it but I was this close to accepting your offer when the telephone rang, and I was offered an even better one. I’m sorry, but it’s really nothing personal. Really? Let’s see, in comparison to the other offer it’s…"</p>
 <p>Anyway, I eventually got tired of this multi-sided negotiation, and decided to take the most attractive offer up to then. This offer included a very large amount of money, even relative to what people of the other part of the world are used to. Moreover, it included a flight to one of the big cities there, and an accommodation at a five star hotel, at the expense of the media company of course. There I had to be interviewed at an evening show of one of the most famous hosts in the other part of this world. This was a host of whom I was particularly fond. The main reason for that was that I had never seen any of her shows and so did not change my initial opinion.</p>
 <p>So it happened that I had to leave my country for the second time that week. After I packed my belongings, and said goodbye to my family and my neighbours, I went to the airport in a car, which was also prepared and financed by the media company. At the airport I boarded a plane that flew towards the city in which the interview was about to take place.</p>
 <h2 id="a_star_is_born_maybe">5. A Star is Born. Maybe.</h2>
 <p>"Would you be a little more specific?"</p>
 <p>"But you asked me to describe the service in general."</p>
 <p>"All right. Can you describe it in a more detailed way?"</p>
-<p>"Of course. I remember what happened in a rather detailed manner. I started to serve in November 5, 1996 at 8:03 exactly. For five minutes I waited outside the registration room and then I was let in. The interviewer asked me for my name and I answered him. Then he asked me for my address, my telephone number, my marital status... "</p>
+<p>"Of course. I remember what happened in a rather detailed manner. I started to serve in November 5, 1996 at 8:03 exactly. For five minutes I waited outside the registration room and then I was let in. The interviewer asked me for my name and I answered him. Then he asked me for my address, my telephone number, my marital status… "</p>
 <p>The investigator interrupted me: "O.K.! O.K.! Forget it. Describe the motivation of the members of the Organisation to me."</p>
 <p>"Look, I only know for certain what was the motivation of my comrades from the post, may they rest in peace, but because they are not longer among the living, I don't think it would be very helpful to you."</p>
 <p>"And what about those who serve in other posts?"</p>
 <p>"So you're not the ex-Member of the Organisation?"</p>
 <p>"I wouldn't have deduced it from what I said."</p>
 <p>"So you are the ex-Member?"</p>
-<p>"That's not something that is derived from what I said either. Sometimes it just amazes me... "</p>
+<p>"That's not something that is derived from what I said either. Sometimes it just amazes me "</p>
 <p>But he did not stay to hear the rest of the sentence, but rose up and advanced towards the aisle. He probably identified me with confidence or assumed I'm the only man in the world who can answer in such a cryptic way. He hurried to the front of the hall where he spoke with some of the organisers of the study day. After they consulted between them quietly, one of them went on the stage and whispered something to the lecturer. The lecturer stopped lecturing, pondered for a moment and then said: "Gentlemen, I was informed right now that the ex-Member of the Organisation, that as we all know is visiting our country now, is at the moment present in this hall. Due to the important part he took in shaping the political status we are discussing today, I ask him to get on this stage and present us his opinion regarding the Organisation and the political state that prevails in the Country."</p>
 <p>And so I rose and advanced toward the stage to the hand-clapping of the audience in the hall. After I went on the stage, the professor shook my hand, presented me with the microphone and went off the stage himself. I rose my hand to silence the hand-clapping, waited until they stopped and started to speak:</p>
 <p>"Before I begin with my speech, I'd like to indicate that for the duration of the speech, I accept Aristotle's Organum. The reason for that is that otherwise I'll be able to prove any statement as well as its opposite statement. Therefore, since in this case all the possible statements are true, I could have finished the speech at this moment, since there's no use for me to prove them.</p>
 <p>As we all know, while the Occupier disabled the activity of all the other terrorist organisation that were active in my country for a long while, and the weaponry that they possessed was given to the army, the state of the Organisation had never been better. Why in that case does the Occupier gives him such a broad freedom of action? The reason for that is that the Organisation is not a national organisation in the full sense of the word or even in half its sense. In fact, it's an organisation that fulfils the philosophy of the Supporter, that strictly opposes the Enemy, but doesn't have an interest to struggle against the Occupier.</p>
 <p>If not for the desire of the Occupier to force the Enemy into a normalisation treaty, the Organisation wouldn't have survived in his current form either. Thus, out of being subordinate to an external political force, one can say that the Organisation is an alien corn in the political map of my country. But I, on my part, don't find any bad in the integration of foreign interests in local politics. Allow me to quote on the subject one of the most important people of our generation: 'Some say: 'Whatever you can do on your own, you can do best'. I disagree with them'.</p>
-<p>Because when you let others meddle in your own business, you slowly lose control on what you are doing and what happens to you. In a slow but methodical way, one loses track of his original intentions, one feels that one more and more doesn't understand why he's doing what he's doing... or for what or for whose sake you're doing it. And then he gets the feeling that nothing is under his responsibility, and that he is in fact a vassal of the external factor. And that is, from experience, the most liberating feeling in the world, which is accompanied by feeling a complete freedom from responsibility or from the need to decide the future on your own.</p>
+<p>Because when you let others meddle in your own business, you slowly lose control on what you are doing and what happens to you. In a slow but methodical way, one loses track of his original intentions, one feels that one more and more doesn't understand why he's doing what he's doing… or for what or for whose sake you're doing it. And then he gets the feeling that nothing is under his responsibility, and that he is in fact a vassal of the external factor. And that is, from experience, the most liberating feeling in the world, which is accompanied by feeling a complete freedom from responsibility or from the need to decide the future on your own.</p>
 <p>Some will say this liberty will soon be over in a ruin, but this liberty, as short as it will be, is a liberty without second. Or as this great man once said: 'Consciousness allows any conscious individual to make his own decisions, but he is most as ease when he's not making use of his consciousness.'.</p>
 <p>Which brings me to the next point: do the members of the Organisation, as members of my people, have a solid reason to fight the Enemy? Vengeance alone was never considered a good reason by any reasonable man, and if their desire is to cause you to get out of the security-zone you are now controlling, then their struggle against the Enemy doesn't seem too effective. Most of the politicians in your country are united in their opinion that it has to be kept as long as the tension goes on, and also most of the military people support this. For all that, it is possible, that if there will be peace in the south of my country for an extended time, the Enemy will agree to withdraw from it, out of knowing that it will not hurt the security of those living close to the border.</p>
 <p>Therefore, unless the Organisation had been motivated by the philosophy of the Supporter, he would have changed his manner of activity a long time ago. But since he is subjected to the Supporter, he continues with it without a change.</p>
 <p>"Of course! And to be honest, we asked someone to tape it for us, too."</p>
 <p>"So you know how it's been."</p>
 <p>"Well. So - how was in the Enemy's country?"</p>
-<p>"Oh, the Enemy's country - that's an entirely different story. Yes. On the Enemy country I have something very important to tell you. In fact..."</p>
+<p>"Oh, the Enemy's country - that's an entirely different story. Yes. On the Enemy country I have something very important to tell you. In fact…"</p>
 <p>"So get on with it and tell it already." Called one of my cousins.</p>
 <p>"All right, I'll get to the point: I came."</p>
 <p>"Yes?"</p>
 <p>"Really?" He said as a smile of pleasure came up on his face "I'm very glad to hear that. Come sit, I always have time for fans."</p>
 <p>"Even though I'm not too fond of your actions as a whole, your contribution to philosophy was quite impressive."</p>
 <p>"Pardon? To what contribution are you referring?"</p>
-<p>"No; you should not be modest Mr. Hitler - you should not deny that you contributed a lot to the establishment of a thesis, which is one of the most important philosophical theses in the last two hundred years. Yes ... It's obvious to me that you must be feeling..."</p>
+<p>"No; you should not be modest Mr. Hitler - you should not deny that you contributed a lot to the establishment of a thesis, which is one of the most important philosophical theses in the last two hundred years. Yes … It's obvious to me that you must be feeling..."</p>
 <p>"Excuse me again, but I don't understand which philosophical contribution you are praising at the moment. To praise me is, of course, something that is always desirable, but I also want to know what is praised. I cannot think of any special contribution which I contributed to worldwide philosophy."</p>
 <p>"Seriously? " I called in wonder, "I never assumed a person like you will not know of something so significant that he's responsible for. Sir, you were one of the central philosophers who claimed that morality is equal in fact to 'no morality'."</p>
 <p>"Did I claim that?"</p>
 <p>"Yes."</p>
 <p>"When?"</p>
 <p>"Allow me to quote you:</p>
-<p>'A people that is deprived of its right is allowed to use any weapon whatsoever. We don't have a conscience and I hold any weapon I need... I will do anything that will simplify my politics. I am willing to guarantee the safety along all the borders and to sign agreements for non-invasion and to make treaties of friendship with every nation and nation. After all it would be naive to think, that you should not use such measures just because the future status may bring you to break these festive agreements.'</p>
+<p>'A people that is deprived of its right is allowed to use any weapon whatsoever. We don't have a conscience and I hold any weapon I need… I will do anything that will simplify my politics. I am willing to guarantee the safety along all the borders and to sign agreements for non-invasion and to make treaties of friendship with every nation and nation. After all it would be naive to think, that you should not use such measures just because the future status may bring you to break these festive agreements.'</p>
 <p>Well, don't you agree that you are saying here that the morality one should act upon is lack of morality?"</p>
 <p>"No. This is indeed my quotation, but it does not mean that I think the Aryans should behave in an immoral way. You see, in this passage I meant that the members of the Aryan race can, or even should, take those actions in their struggle against members of lesser races, or against Aryan peoples who stand in the way of Nazism."</p>
 <p>"So you mean a Nazi cannot kill another Nazi, but he is allowed to kill a Jew or a Negro, or even another Aryan who actively opposes the Nazism?"</p>
 <p>"I thank you." Then I took out a notebook and a pencil from my pocket, and opened the notebook in its first page. "Let's start: What would you have done in case of an ideological attempt of a coup d'etat?"</p>
 <p>"What do you mean?"</p>
 <p>"Imagine a group of activists, which was active until now in secret, that energetically opposes your ideology. It turns out, that because of an intelligence failure, a large percent of the population now supports its views and it has a large number of enthusiastic and active supporters that are active for the advancement of their cause."</p>
-<p>"And what is the nature of those activists: Socialists? Communists? Liberals? ... "</p>
+<p>"And what is the nature of those activists: Socialists? Communists? Liberals?  "</p>
 <p>"Let's say for simplicity that they are people of my intellect, only that as opposed to me they are sane."</p>
 <p>"Okay. And what are their arguments against the Nazism?"</p>
 <p>"Well, they claim that the Nazism was meant to enforce the dictatorship of a ruling and a corrupt group. This thing is done by manipulating common psychological weaknesses and destructive mental tendencies. This political and social doctrine is based on a basic mistrust in the ability of the individual to decide for himself, and a total belief in the ability of the leader to decide for the public. Likewise it opposes the freedoms of the individual but believe in an absolute manner that the leader, who is also the founder of the doctrine, is free to do as he pleases. The ideology of the Nazism is, in their claim, incredibly subjective, and is based on superstitions that lack any basis in reality.</p>
 <p>"Yes. But you should also know some more things: in their claim, the Nazism is very destructive and if they will let it go on, it could lead to the loss of millions and even dozens of millions lives of people. Because of that, and because of the danger it hides to the individual rights and his freedom, one must fight the government as powerfully as possible, even through self sacrifice."</p>
 <p>"And you want to know how I am going to deal with them?"</p>
 <p>"Of course! But don't you want to know first the percentage of those who support them?"</p>
-<p>"Ahhh... yes."</p>
+<p>"Ahhh yes."</p>
 <p>"Let's start with 10%."</p>
-<p>"Then for what do I wait for God's sake? I'll go to the army, to the SS and tell them to execute or imprison every leader or activist in this movement we know of. I'll offer large sums of money to those who will hand over the activists who are hiding. Mass arrests, questionings..."</p>
+<p>"Then for what do I wait for God's sake? I'll go to the army, to the SS and tell them to execute or imprison every leader or activist in this movement we know of. I'll offer large sums of money to those who will hand over the activists who are hiding. Mass arrests, questionings…"</p>
 <p>"According to what the army and the intelligence estimate, such activity will lead to a civil mutiny from the side of these supporters."</p>
 <p>"I am aware of that. But one should remember that at its end, Germany will be purified from those destructive creeps, who has a handsome amount of Jewish blood in their veins." </p>
-<p>"Ahhh... did I already mention the fact that the leaders of the movement are pure Aryans?"</p>
+<p>"Ahhh did I already mention the fact that the leaders of the movement are pure Aryans?"</p>
 <p>"No."</p>
 <p>"O.K., allow me to mention it. The leaders of the movement are pure Aryans."</p>
 <p>"And what does this fact have to do with anything?", the dictator said angrily.</p>