Archive for April, 2012

Choice (via The RSA)

Posted in Behaviour, Culture, current events, Democracy, Economics, Evolution, Government, Philosophy, politics, Power, Society on 14/04/2012 by Living out of Eden

 

 

http://comment.rsablogs.org.uk/2011/06/16/rsa-animate-choice-2/

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Posted in Society on 14/04/2012 by Living out of Eden

What are societies today? How can we represent them, not only by nations, but even globally?
Today I wrote a comment in a friendly blog, realizing that nowadays a good image could be that of reinforced concrete, where we, common people, citizens (topically expressed), are the sand and stone, kept together as a whole by the power of government and status-quo leaders.
Sadly, there’s probably no other way out to stand straight.
Would anyone want to try anything different?

Amusement

Posted in Behaviour, Crisis, current events, Democracy, Financial crisis, Government, News, politics, Power, Society, Technology, Violence with tags , , , , , , on 12/04/2012 by Living out of Eden
Usar Internet para alterar el orden será delito de integración en organización criminal

Imagen de disturbios urbanos en Barcelona (Efe)

http://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/2012/04/11/usar-internet-para-alterar-el-orden-sera-delito-de-integracion-en-organizacion-criminal-95948/

http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_34330.shtml

Checked (mate?)

Jesus actually died today.

Posted in Behaviour, Crisis, Culture, current events, Democracy, Government, History, Philosophy, politics, Power, Religion, Revolution, Society with tags , , , , , , , , , on 08/04/2012 by Living out of Eden

Maybe the current crisis helped. Maybe being myself almost 50, also did its part. Maybe I had these things going round my head for some time now.

I remember John Lennon singing “I don’t believe in …. “, together with the notion that I lost contact with the Catholic church long ago. In fact, this blog is quite opposite to any kind of religious approach, if not totally opposite.

But the truth be told, I always kept some conviction on Jesus preach, on the commandment of loving your neighbour.

When in recent days, I saw the video “Zeitgeist”, I just couldn’t help ask myself who Jesus really was (IF he was). For at some point in your life, you start to distrust coincidences: Horus and the Sun in egyptian culture and religion, the Zodiac, the Equinoxes and Solstices related to the dates of December 25th and March 21st, these same dates appearing in different religions (Egypt, Greece, India, Greece again, Persia and many others), and also the same structure and pattern for the myth.

All this, could probably mean nothing from a faithful person point of view. And I’m going to accept the fact, that faith is not sustained – essentially – on … FACTS. But up to which extent are we then aware of how “imaginary” or, let’s put it the other way round, “not factual” is a religion, or following any belief?

Shouldn’t there be at least a minimum of truth and reality to be based upon?

Have the Crusades happen, should it had been known that Jesus was an icon, that hadn’t actually died on the cross for us?  Could the Catholic church (and other christian churches) have made such an achievement in terms of collective movement, only based in “another” myth? Aren’t all christians giving for granted that Jesus really lived 2012 years ago?

Again, to be honest, I’m not really that interested in historic facts, as much as my concern that under the light of this approach, the 11th commandment: “Love each other as God loves you”, there might have been a different underlying ideology, not the solution for the soul, but the solution for the social oppression of the powerful ones to the slaves and people, turning the “acquiescence” and “resigning” of the latter,  into a peaceful surrender.

What wisdom lies beneath such knowledge?

Turn yourself in to the powerful, for “they don’t know what they’re doing”?

Doesn’t Christianism have a social impact too, which actually flattens the path to those attached to worldly and mundane wealth?

Kennedy, killed once more…

Posted in Behaviour, Culture, current events, Democracy, Ethics, Government, News, Philosophy, politics, Society with tags , , , , , , , , on 06/04/2012 by Living out of Eden

I am not from the United States (I’d rather not say “American”, since America is the whole continent). However I’ve always felt JFK as someone inspiring and a true democratic leader.

I saw today in Facebook, a post from “Business Insider”, where according to the news, secret service agent Clint Hill is publishing his memoirs about him and the First Lady, among which, he reveals some gruesome details too.

Someone must have thought an excellent idea to just pick only those morbid details and put them all together, to give us more information about Kennedy’s assassination. But (there’s always a “but”), it’s obviously not information about the investigation, or new findings on the crime, it’s just descriptive details of the very moment of the shooting, instead.

It really got me upset, to realize that people are still being “shocked” by these disgusting and disrespectful details, while at the same time feel nothing and continue living with hardly any concerns, on not knowing the truth (which, to me is even more shocking).

Once more, these facts show that people have the governments they deserve (only I’m also involved, and affected by those  governments).

I guess we’ll just have to keep on eating this Obama-Merkel-Sarkozy bush-shit.

Zeitgeist

Posted in Behaviour, Culture, current events, Education, Evolution, Government, Philosophy, politics, Religion, Society with tags , , , , , on 05/04/2012 by Living out of Eden

Amazingly rational…

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8883910961351786332

Difference

Posted in Behaviour, Culture, Ethics, Evolution, Philosophy, politics, Society, war with tags , , , , , , , , , on 05/04/2012 by Living out of Eden

Important note 1:

The concept of “smiling when we kill”, is a concept by John Lennon – Working class hero, as a requirement to reach the top of our societies. In this post, I only expressed my perception that that this requirement is a “quality” applicable to all humans, at all levels.

At first, I thought the expression would be universally known so as to everyone know where it comes from. But I realize it may not.

As if I had written: “You say you want a revolution…”

Important note 2:

The picture is “the Gioconda” aka “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is not mine – Oh no!. I just thought that the subtle smile (if a smile), could well represent the same idea of concealing evil with a touch of “class”.

 

If I had to say what’s the difference – the actual, key, definite difference – between us – humans, and animals, I’d say it’s our capability to smile…

when we kill our brothers.