Dean Salzberger

Lead Israel
Zichron Yaakov, Israel

About Dean

Bio

I decided to join this website after viewing Ted Robinson's lecture about education. I live in a not so educating society and i feel academcly depressed. My school encourages only math and science and humanities and art have no real importence. I am very intrested in creative leadership and i am a part of an luxrious program of leadership in Israel. I am a political activist, going to many protests and social initiatives. Some people doubt a 16 years old boy can do anything besides learning at school and looking after girls but my moto is "I am old enough to understand and young enough to change". Unlike many of my freinds i critisize almost every thing in my life, school, the goverment, nationalism and so on... But the truth is, in many subjects i feel like i reached a kind of an enlighment but i am to afraid to admit it, to be proud of it. Ted is a very creative site full with fasanating ideas that i can learn of and take advantage of in my quest to change this world...

Languages

English, Hebrew

Areas of Expertise

education, politics, History, Political Science

I'm passionate about

I am very interested in politics and history. I am lazy and a bad student, i simply believe my social life is more educating than what i learn in school, for me, i think, its all about communication.

Talk to me about

Politics, history, philosophy, education, cultures, globalization, socialism....

My TED story

I decided to join this website after viewing Ted Robinson's lecture about education. I live in a not so educating society and i feel academcly depressed. My school encourages only math and science and humanities and art have no real importence. I am very intrested in creative leadership and i am a part of an luxrious program of leadership in Israel. I am a political activist, going to many protests and social initiatives. Some people doubt a 16 years old boy can do anything besides learning at school and looking after girls but my moto is "I am old enough to understand and young enough to change". Unlike many of my freinds i critisize almost every thing in my life, school, the goverment, nationalism and so on... But the truth is, in many subjects i feel like i reached a kind of an enlighment but i am to afraid to admit it, to be proud of it. Ted is a very creative site full with fasanating ideas that i can learn of and take advantage of in my quest to change this world...

Comments & conversations

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Dean Salzberger
Posted almost 3 years ago
Can we abolish nationalism and live in a globalized society?
Well, did you know that Ghadffi was the richest man on earth? stealing so many money from the state. Did you know that he took advantage of students in his Bonga Bonga parties, gays and women had no rights in his regime, and dont forget his terrorist attacks... He wasnt as humanist as you described him. But I do agree with your message, sometimes, many times, the west is hyppocret using the "humanitarian" mask to actually work by their interest. And I also think the Lybian people have an even darker future...
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Dean Salzberger
Posted almost 3 years ago
We know the US commits gross human rights violations, yet people tend to overlook and consider it to be 'guardian of human dignity' why?
I agree. USA had great potenital become a wonderful society an leading the world to a better place. Its important to remember that other alternatives are worse than the US (Nazi Germany, USSR, China or Russia today). But still, unlike these countries the US ideals are humanitarian and wonderful. But the truth is, although many people in the world would die to live in the US, i lived their for one year and saw a lonley, punctured and full of hatred society. Where there is no brotherhood but only competitaion, and where teenagers are not intrested in anything but themselvs. Of course i cant generelaize, because the US is so huge and full of different mentalities...
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Dean Salzberger
Posted almost 3 years ago
Can we abolish nationalism and live in a globalized society?
Well, maybe when we are united be our nationaly we are programed to hate others? When I think about it, people always unite to groups of people when they have some kind of common enemy. Can be Dictatorship, capitalism, or another country. But that was always the case. Do you think we can unite with out a common enemy?
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Dean Salzberger
Posted almost 3 years ago
Can we abolish nationalism and live in a globalized society?
HI lucky :) I liked your answer a lot, yet i think capitalist globalization is doing a lot of harm to the world on this topic and not only good. The gaps between poor and rich globaly are growing and growing, hate towards other groups still exists, so yes, there are white, red, yellow and black bussines mans, which are "global citizens", the world holds no borders to them. But what about the regular people? And as you said, wars are bringing a lot of profit, but can we stop the racist violent mentality within the people?
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Dean Salzberger
Posted almost 3 years ago
We know the US commits gross human rights violations, yet people tend to overlook and consider it to be 'guardian of human dignity' why?
Hey Sohail. I totally understand what your saying. I as well as you feel like many countries in the world are hyppocryt. Many Europeans and Americans condemm Israel for what Israel is doing in Gaza, but in think NATO is no better. Still, i dont want to compare Israel, US and Europe to Saddam Hussien, Hammas or Taliban because the west at list cares about their peoples human rights, while these terrorist groups and dictators dont even care about their own people, but this is not the topic here. I agree with you fully and think the humanitarian west is hyppocrit. How when workers in the US have no rights its known all over the media but when workers in China or Africa have no rights its called "cheap workforce". Both your milatary human rights violation and my economic violation are from the same reasons. The Capitalist mentality of the US. In my personal opinion, ALL PEOPLE OF THE WORLD ARE EQUAL and should have the same universal rights. What do you think about that?
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Dean Salzberger
Posted almost 3 years ago
Why aren't kids (+ young adults) given more credit?
As a 16 years old teenager, i strongly agree with this statement. People never took me seriously until last summer, when we had the big protest movement begining. I started attending hyde parks, debates and conversations. The Israeli mentality towards kids and teenagers changed a lot since last summer, i hope a similar thing is going on from the OWS movement. My moto about teenagers is: "enough old to understand and enough young to change".
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Dean Salzberger
Posted almost 3 years ago
What are human rights? How do we decide and are they universal?
First of all, about socialism. Equality is like Osmosis. I agree with you there will never be a situation of 100% equality between people, but if thats your ideal you will always be close, and economic and cultural gaps will not be high at all. About corporations, "cheap work force" is one of the leading terms in capitalism. and when you think about it, "cheap workforce" simply means work force with out rights. I reccomend you to read the book "grapes of warth" which is happening in your country. a wonderful book that describes exacly what we are talking about here. If corporations would pay under the minimum wage to its workers [which happens with mexicans in the US and Africans in Israel], and not respect their civilians rights there would be raped by the media. But when workers in 3rd world countries have no rights we call it "cheap workforce". Dont you think thats an absord?
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Dean Salzberger
Posted almost 3 years ago
What are human rights? How do we decide and are they universal?
Very interesting debate. I would like though to answer the more practical aspect of this question. Human rights "officialy" are the base of all democracies. A question i never understand is, how come corporations from the US, Europe or Israel care about human rights in there own country, but when it comes to poor workers in india or china, who cares about their rights. Yes, they should be universal. A farmer in Africa and a worker in Indonesia should have the same rights as a lawyer in NY or a start up bussines man in Israel. And this is the moral reasons why im socialist.