Saturday, June 23, 2018

"In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved"

Wislawa Szymborska
"British humour is shaped by....society and carries a strong element of satire aimed at "the absurdity of everyday life". Themes include...sexual taboos..."
 
"The term she-tragedy, also known as "pathetic tragedy" refers to ... tragic plays focused on the sufferings of a woman...
often a woman who has committed some sort of sexual sin..."

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

"Human, All Too Human"


"..an incessant need to destroy, filled with the most primitive desires,
chaos and cold hearted villainy.
A subhuman and nothing more!
Not all of those who appear human are in fact so.
Woe to him who forgets it!"
 
"...morality...which manifests itself in my life at such an early period, with so much spontaneity, with so chronic a persistence and so keen an opposition to environment, epoch, precedent, and ancestry that I should have been almost entitled to style it my "â priori"my curiosity and my suspicion felt themselves betimes bound to halt at the question, of what in point of actual fact was the origin of our "Good" and of our "Evil."
...I became a specialist in my problem, and from my answers grew new questions, new investigations, new conjectures, new probabilities..."
The Genealogy of Morals, Friedrich Nietzsche
 
 

"...individuals with highly developed powers of inhibition...'cellular ethics'
Morality, which liberates them from weakness...and makes them independent...
Character ..the name we give to the power of inhibition...
the continual exercise and consequent strengthening of inhibition...offers a mean of raising the individual to biological perfection...the evolution from the status of a creature of instinct to that of  thinking personality of a strong character, capable of judgement...their self-respect and their dignity are dear to them as wealth, their honour are more sacred than life itself...
the law does not consider this minority...weakness of the law...that it ignores man's highest and noblest interests ...
they escaped from the world
and thus avoided contact with the repugnant masses..."
Morals and the evolution of man, Max Nordau, 1923
 
"Although  to naïve minds there was no difference between one criminal Jewish group and another...two groups of Jews lived side by side...The "pure" ones,
and the t'meyim (Hebrew for "unclean")...they do not hesitate to practice the commerce of women. ...
The jewish white slavery trade and the untold story of Raquel liberman, Nora Glickman, 2014

"karl marx...communism... it abolishes ...all morality..."

 

"Thomas More...The Soviet Union honoured him for the communistic attitude toward property  rights he expressed in Utopia..."

."Utopia...of their SLAVES... ...They are kept at perpetual labour, and are always chained, but with this difference, that their own natives are treated much worse than others...  Another sort of slaves are the poor of the neighbouring countries, who offer of their own accord to come and serve them: they treat these better, and use them in all other respects as well as their own countrymen, except their imposing more labour upon them..."  Utopia, Thomas more Amazon. F.
 

"Are psychotic symptoms related to ...nerve stimulation in epilepsy patients...Four patients with refractory epilepsy presented with psychotic symptoms following treatment"
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14626698

"Mind-reading program translates brain activity into words...The scientists ran tests on patients who were already in hospital for an operation to treat intractable epilepsy...Jan Schnupp, professor of neuroscience at Oxford University called the work "remarkable".
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jan/31/mind-reading-program-brain-words

 

John Middleton Murry, The Necessity of Communism , 1932
 
"Psychiatrists ... exploited
shock to destroy individual personality...
 repetitive use of electric shock daily for certain patients, calling his procedure annihilation therapy” ...http://www.freedommag.org/english/LA/issue02/page11.htm

"Damasio AR...adults with previously normal personalities develop ...an abnormal social conduct....linked to  punishment and reward...An investigation of this theory in patients with...loud noise)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2288668

"... the process of telepathy, by addressing personality ...The work is funded by a grant from the Bial foundation in Portugal." http://www.carrboro.com/rhine/

"Freedom of thought...is the freedom of an individual to hold or consider a fact, viewpoint, or thought,
independent of others' viewpoints...
a vital part of international human rights law...."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_thought

"Show honour now,
show them a stony heart and sink them with it!"

The Crucible (1996)       

Thursday, June 14, 2018

"I am as I am and so will I be"

 "...from this mind I will not flee, but to you all that misjudge me, I do protest as ye may see, that I am as I am and so will I be." Sir Thomas Wyatt

"… A being of higher faculties requires more to make him happy, is capable probably of more acute suffering, and certainly accessible to it at more points, than one of an inferior type, but in spite of these liabilities, he can never really wish to sink into what he feels to be a lower grade of existence...to be changed into any of the lower animals, for a promise of the fullest allowance of a beast's pleasures, no intelligent human being would consent ..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilitarianism

Friday, June 8, 2018

A Piranha!!!

 
 
"As piranhas são um grupo de peixes carnívoros...
muito voraz, predador e com mandíbulas fortíssimas."
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piranha

"A meat-eating  fish inhabits the vagina..."
  
Anthony Storr, sexual deviation

"Vindiciae contra tyrannos"

"Series 6 - Episode 7 - Sickness And Wealth , Only Fools And Horses

"Sometimes they tried to cure the disease by doctoring the symptoms, which were taken as the cause. But since nobody recognized, or wanted to recognize the real cause of the disease...
this was no more effective than the application of some quack's ointment..."
Mein Kampf, A. H

"The basic feature of the scam involves diagnosing the victim with some sort of secret problem that only the grifter can detect or diagnose, and then charging the mark for ineffectual treatments...
These scams continue into the present day..."

Monday, June 4, 2018

'Elementary my dear Watson...

...You and I, Watson, we have done our part."
Sherlock_Holmes

"From a drop of water...a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other".
...It is simplicity itself .."