Friday, September 22, 2017

The Internationale

 “There are some reptiles so flat that the common foot of man cannot crush them...
some men are inferior, endowed by their creator with dim wits, impermeable to reason, with cold, pallid slime in their veins...
Free every slave, slay every traitor ... to preserve this temple of freedom.”

"Freedom of thought...is the freedom of an individual to hold or consider a ...thought, independent of others' viewpoints...a vital part of international human rights law...." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_thought
An Appeal to the Religion, Justice, and Humanity...by William Wilberforce
 
"Вставай, проклятьем заклеймённый,...
All the world's...enslaved!
You have all the power...
And our rights are but an empty sound!
We'll make our own lives in a different way
And here is our battle cry...away with all the parasites!"
This is the final struggle
...There are no supreme saviours
...let us save ourselves
...humanity will rise up...guerre aux tyrans!"

Sunday, September 3, 2017

"Cap of honour"

 
"Gentlemen, I don't beat my drums hei'e to ensnare or inveigle any man; 
for you must know, gentlemen, that 
I am a man of honour;...
Pray, gentlemen, observe this cap. 
This is the cap of honour..."
http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/English_Comic_Dramatists_1000364750/215

"Many died in those battles in the conviction that to die in the struggle against oppression was better than to live  without freedom " Erich Fromm

"He died for freedom and honour"
http://www.remembering.org.uk/roll_of_honour.htm

"Freedom of thought...is the freedom of an individual to hold or consider a fact, viewpoint, or thought, independent of others' viewpoints....
Freedom of thought... is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_thoug


" Science creates computer that can decode your thoughts and put them into words...study of ... people undergoing brain surgery for epilepsy or brain tumour. ”
http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/02February/Pages/mind-reading-telephathy-inner-voice.aspx

"The incarceration of free thinking healthy people...is spiritual murder, it is a variation of the gas chamber, even more cruel; the torture of the people being killed is more malicious and more prolonged. Like the gas chambers, these crimes will never be forgotten and those involved in them will be condemned for all time during their life and after their death."(Alexander Solzhenitsyn) 

"The great citizens of a country are not those who bend the knee before authority but rather those who against authority if need be, are adamant as to the honor and freedom of that countryCamus, resistance, Rebellion and death essays

"Truthfulness, integrity, and goodness, qualities that hang not on any man's breath, form the essence of manly character, or, as one of our old writers has it, "that inbred loyalty unto Virtue which can serve her without a livery."
http://www.oldandsold.com/articles27n/royal-path-17.shtml


"We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again....
It had been happy for me if I could have lived a private life in peace and plenty, enjoying all the happiness that results from a well-tempered society founded on mutual esteem. But the injury done my country, and the chains of slavery forging for all posterity, calls me forth to defend our common rights, and repel the bold invaders of the sons of freedom." Nathanael Greene
 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

"O medicamento"...cocaína, heroína, ópio..." , Escola Médico-Cirúrgica

"...a personalidade do médico é o primeiro "medicamento"
 que se administra aos pacientes."
 
"Quem passa a comercializar drogas vai, aos poucos, tornando-se cada vez mais frio de ânimo e insensível ao sofrimento do usuário, do dependente e de seus familiares. Costuma, de modo espúrio, escuso, “prosperar” e, visando o lucro, rege-se tão-só pela “intenção lucrativa”, pelos ganhos. Não raro, além de vender e de comprar, pode até roubar e mesmo matar, sequestrar, para satisfazer o desejo de lucro, de ganho perverso. .... E assim, o traficante faz fortuna à custa da desgraça e do sofrimento alheios. Por isso mesmo, é desprovido de sentimentos superiores como o dó, a compaixão, a honestidade, o remorso, a consciência moral, pois, o traficante é “disposicionalmente” frio de ânimo, aético, perverso, desalmado."
 
 
"Além da enorme lista de benefícios que acabo
de apontar, a cocaína presta ainda serviços, como
meio de diagnostico..."

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
“…there is a class of evil foreigner that makes opium and brings it for sale,
tempting fools to destroy themselves,
 merely in order to reap a profit."
Commmissioner Lin Zexu, 1839
 

"The Coat of arms of the College ...incorporates coca leaves to symbolise local anaesthesia, and opium poppy heads to symbolise analgesia.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_College_of_Anaesthetist

 
"...rather than a form of medical treatment,
it was indiscriminately applied ...
such patients provide analysts with long-term regular income..."
Feet of clay, Anthony Storr

"A dependência física é caracterizada por dois fatores: o desenvolvimento de tolerância, ou seja, quantidades cada vez maiores são necessárias para alcançar o mesmo grau de alteração de consciência, e de sintomas de abstinência..."
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depend%C3%AAncia_f%C3%ADsica

 "Exposed: The sickening perks handed out by our broke NHS to the hundreds of health bosses who now have million-pound pension pots"
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3739468/Exposed-sickening-perks-handed-broke-NHS-hundreds-health-bosses-million-pound-pension-pots.html#ixzz4HgTUYZsc

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What is traumatic stress???

 
"In 1942, systematic mass killing in stationary gas chambers.... they were told that they had to be disinfected in "showers."https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005220
 
"..Jewish guests to shower before using the pool ...and after..."
 
"Repeated exposure can trigger traumatic stress and leave you feeling hopeless and helpless.... Such events are extraordinarily stressful—not just for survivors, but also witnesses and even those repeatedly exposed to the horrific ...."
https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/traumatic-stress.htm
 
"Cleanliness, whether moral or of another kind, had its own peculiar meaning for these people.
That they were water-shy was obvious... "
 M. K., A.H.

"While most people who experience a traumatic event recover naturally, many may find it useful to turn to professional help to assist in their healing process."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"Tell me the company you keep and I'll tell you who you are"

"Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls.

Who steals my purse steals trash...
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed."
William Shakespeare, Othello

British national Khong Tam Thanh leaves the Singapore high court  Credit
 

 
"Fie, foh, and fum,
I smell the blood of a British man."
William Shakespeare, King Lear
 
"the plague was "merrily" culling the population."
Churchill

Friday, August 11, 2017

"Elementa physiologiae corporis humani"..."causas monstrorum"..."One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

 
 1757-66

The Swiss scientist V. Frankenstein....

 "It takes place at an unspecified time in the 18th century, as the letters' dates are given as "17—".
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein
 
 
 


Frankenstein ,Mary Shelley


"Swiss  ...Cuckooland
 ...typically ...regulated ...with a sound like ... an automated cuckoo bird that moves with each note... The mechanism to produce the cuckoo call has been in use since the middle of the 18th century and has remained almost without variation until the present....were exported to the rest of the world...Usually the melody sounds only at full hours in eight-day clocks and both at full and half hours in the one-day timepieces...battery-powered cuckoo ...have

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Book of Susanna

https://archive.org/details/englishmaladyort00chey

"The sick man's will to represent some form or other of superiority...
which lead to tyranny over the healthy...
when they succeed in pushing their own misery...into the consciousness of the happy so that the latter begin one day to be ashamed of their happiness....
Away with this perverse...evil fumes of internal corruption...
 the sick making the healthy sick"
Nietzsche, The genealogy of Morals
 
"Damasio AR...adults with previously normal personalities develop ...an abnormal social conduct....linked to punishment...An investigation of this theory in patients with......noise..." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2288668

"Like a foreign invader plundering a city and leaving it empty and barren,
his personality is "emptied out" by the invading ... the "oppressors....
I feel just as strongly opposed to
individuals demeaning other individuals as insane
as a means of gaining meaning for their lives..."
The Sacred Symbol of Psychiatry Thomas Szasz
 
"Susanna e i vecchioni"
Sir Peter Lely, Susannah and the Elders, 1650-55, Tate Britain, London
 
"Susanna represents the community besieged by internal problems...
 ...Her parents also were righteous, and taught their daughter according to the law...
wickedness came from ancient judges, who seemed to govern the people....Because of the credibility of the elders in the community, the assembly believes them and condemns Susanna to death...No one offers testimony on Susanna’s behalf. She, however, turns to heaven for help, crying ...that she is innocent. “The Lord heard her cry”....elders are then sentenced to the fate they intended for their victim: death ..."  http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/susanna-apocrypha