Monthly Archives: July 2007

Century of Self (part IV)

“This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.” – Adam Curtis

Century of Self (part III)

“This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.” – Adam Curtis

Century of Self (part II)

“This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.” – Adam Curtis

Considered the best documenatry ever.

Century of Self (part I)

“This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.” – Adam Curtis

Blogging the Truth

There is no reason why your post should be a rubbish, there is definitely something worth telling the world about. Writing just for the sake of writing is meaningless; meaninglessness is what made the lost generation to be called the Lost Generation. The pointlessness is lethal, the nada is deadly. There should be at any length a purpose in writing a piece of something that gives meaning to it.

We all dream a better world to life in; we all dream to have a better one, beginning from our own lives and so on. The idea of thinking globally is intriguing. Why not to think globally? Reasonable reason to begin with, but to think is not enough, you need even to act. This need comes naturally as the need to milk when you are born. So, in order that your thinking globally, to survive you need to feed it with acting.

Acting is actually easy. You do not have to be a revolutionary to justify your acting to defend your ideas and beliefs. You do not have to be a great leader to justify your acting. You do not have to be a harsh antiglobalist to justify your acting. You do not have to be many things to justify the fact that you are acting for the truth, at least what you hold to be the truth. What you can do is actually far more easy than what is told about (or what it has been until now). Shortly, blogging is acting. Yes, I’m serious; blogging is acting. Moreover, blogging is pretty much effective as a kind of acting in support of your beliefs. It can reach a great number of people all around the world; it can be global. Smiling, you can now say think globally and blog globally in stead of think globally and act locally.

At this point you give real meaning of your blogging. You act by writing your thoughts at your blog, by blogging what you consider right and worth shouting for. You do your best at this. And what is more important you do not forget the second point of ‘Valuable Intellectual Traits‘ as a critical thinker.

Intellectual Courage: Having a consciousness of the need to face and fairly address ideas, beliefs or viewpoints toward which we have strong negative emotions and to which we have not given a serious hearing. This courage is connected with the recognition that ideas considered dangerous or absurd are sometimes rationally justified (in whole or in part) and that conclusions and beliefs inculcated in us are sometimes false or misleading. To determine for ourselves which is which, we must not passively and uncritically “accept” what we have “learned.” Intellectual courage comes into play here, because inevitably we will come to see some truth in some ideas considered dangerous and absurd, and distortion or falsity in some ideas strongly held in our social group. We need courage to be true to our own thinking in such circumstances. The penalties for non-conformity can be severe.

These is the way you can improve the world you live in; blogging the truth.

IF by Rudyard Kipling

This is one of my favorite essays; quite inspirational.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: Continue reading

The Concept of prison

Punishment as a notion is as old as humanity, referring to religious sacred books. Even though during the XVII century or a little bit earlier came into active action some movements and organizations, mostly secret ones like masons and their derivantes, which made possible the secular world in which we are leaving, could not ignore the religion punishment tradition or otherwise considered dogma. Therefore, as a kind of punishment, prison remained an active activity of human life, and still continues.As the irreligionization of the modern world brought forth a wide range of philosophies and ideologies, none of them saw prison as an ineffective, let alone barbaric, punishment. In fact, the most important eminent and successful of these ideologies saw prison ineffective in the other way; it was not enough – capital punishment was the one. To mention, off course, would be Communism and Fascism along with their modified interpretations, whose results are still being suffered. As long as Capitalism is concernded, which brought nothing new to the world expect the merge of private ownership with secularity, is milder compared with its two big brothers but still does not ignore prison as punishment and in some parts still supports capital punishment. Even though the world has been reshaped transfigureingly differently of what it used to be, prison still endures change mechanisms. Continue reading