Monday, May 18, 2015

"windows into men's souls"

" Spartacus's rebellion a rebellion of gladiators, that is to say of slaves consecrated to single combat and condemned, for the delectation of their masters, to kill or be killed. Beginning with seventy men, this rebellion ended with an army of seventy thousand insurgents which crushed the best roman legions...The proclamation issued by Spartacus goes no farther than to offer "equal rights" to the slaves."The Rebel, Camus

" Spartacus's rebellion confirms the slave's need and desire for dignity
In saying "no" to slavery he says "yes" to freedom, and he thereby asserts the solidarity of humans who affirm these inalienable rights
...Spartacus was killed by mercenary slaves who, 
in killing him, were also killing their own freedom...."

"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
 Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."
A. Camus

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Shoulder to Shoulder....

"From the daughters of the nation
Bursts a cry of indignation
Breathes a sigh of consecration
In a sacred cause.
They who share their country’s burden
Win no rights, receive no guerdon,
Only bear the heavy burden
Of unrighteous laws.
Women young and older
Shoulder put to shoulder
In the might of sacred right
Bolder still and bolder.
Let no ancient custom bind you
Let one bond of suffering bind you
Leave unrighteous laws behind you,
Soon you shall be free!"
"Forward sister women!
Onward ever more,
Bondage is behind you,
Freedom is before,
Raise the standard boldly,
In the morning sun;
‘Gainst a great injustice,
See the fight begun!
Forward, forward sisters!
Onward ever more!
Bondage is behind you,
Freedom is before."

Friday, May 15, 2015

"She's Always A Woman To Me..."

Many laws exist but it seems that the abuses against justice are always being committed ... how can people be protected, if justice is being humiliated...

"...A justiça é cultivada pelo silêncio. Este cultivo consiste num trabalho ativo nosso que faz silenciar tudo dentro de nós, para que a realidade possa aparecer do jeito que ela é em si mesma e não como aparece desfigurada através do muito falatório, do barulho da moda, do diz-que-diz, ou através dos meios de comunicação, da ideologia dominante. Este trabalho ativo da prática do silêncio produz, aos poucos, o desmantelo das falsas ideias, da ideologia dominante ou dos pre­conceitos que tínhamos na cabeça. Faz nascer a visão justa das coisas. Gera em nós a justiça." C. M. - Carmelite

"For I say to you, that unless your goodness will exceed that of the Scribes and your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees..." (Mt 5,20) crimes against humanity will not stop...

"But we who are of a mixed nature, sometimes aglow with fire and sometimes chilled by intellect, we want to kneel down before justice, as the only goddess whom we recognise above us..." Nietzsche - Man alone with himself

                          "...He that is not with me is against me..." bible 
"Absolute domination by the law does not represent liberty but nor does absolute freedom of choice. Chaos is also a form of servitude. Freedom only exists in a world where what is possible is defined at the same time as what is not possible. Without law there is no freedom...there is nothing but the step in the dark and the appalling freedom of the live in a lawless world is impossible because to live implies, explicitly, the law..."
Camus, the Rebel. p.62

 "We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.” - Elie Wiesel

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Stirred to action!!!!!

"The doctrine  of the superman led to the methodical creation of sub-men...hatred of the creator can turn to hatred of creation...
´My conscience and yours are no longer the same conscience.´
...what we desire is well-being...
as a result we march towards a spiritual slavery such as never been seen...
the blind force which demands the total subjection of human beings,
even at the price of their destruction..."
 The Rebel, A. Camus

" herself may destroy all that makes human life majestic and tolerable...increasing knowledge creates super-difficulties but not super-men..."
The personality of man, G.Tyrrell - 1945

    "Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people
     are awakened and stirred to action...
    Sophie Scholl

"Pardon me, Sir!!!!!"

Pardon me, God!!!!!
but I had to delve about the Gentleman of TODAY...
and I sinned by laughing at their concerns...
they were marvellous released...
"The human body, like a small unstable planet in a far-off solar system, is a messy and unruly affair, prone to all maner of unexpected emissions,
explosions and eruptions. 
Through the course of the average day, a gentleman will do his utmost to limit the impact of these bodily insurrections ...
these chalenge to  his sangfroid are the rebellious forces of involuntary spasm...
"letting one rip" will often leave him with no place to hide...
at any point there is the danger that he might drop his guard ad accidentally launch a Stiltonian guff of epic proportions and eye-watering acridity, which announces its arrival like the blast of a military bugle..."
The Chap magazine, Pardon me Sir - Vic Darkwood, apr/may 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

"Glorious golden treasures"

"...Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, among the glorious golden treasures were also 145 pairs of underpants....
Most European men and women went pantless until the mid-19th century..."

Update: some europeans, like me, in case of death, also have like Tutankhamun the clothes prepared  to set fire on the crematorium...

"Spice on your corn-flakes?"

"Strangely, our humble bowl of conflakes first arrived in the 1890s as a treatment for patients with mental illness who masturbated too much..."