Friday, October 31, 2014

Typhoon...


 
“They love him, gentlemen, and they respect him, not only for himself, but for his character, for his integrity and judgment and iron will; but they love him most for the enemies he has made.” Edward S. Bragg

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Lions led by donkeys"

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead 

 
"An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep".

Saturday, October 25, 2014

"... time to start again and direct attention to humanity..." A. S.

"Albert Schweitzer...With the World War I, he was taken to France as a prisoner. He spent almost the whole period of battles confined to an internment camp... with the end of the war, he resumed work and, in the face of a collapsed world, declared it was time to start again and direct attention to humanity..." http://www.scielo.br/pdf/jbpml/v48n1/en_a01v48n1.pdf 

 
"The future of civilization depends on our overcoming the meaninglessness and hopelessness which characterize the thoughts and convictions of men today, and reaching a state of fresh hope and fresh determination...

...The root idea of my world-view is that my relation to my own being and to the objective world is determined by reverence to life...

We are living  today under the sign of the collapse of civilization. The situation has not been produce by the war; the latter is only a manifestation of it...

...Anyone who expressed doubt was regarded with astonishment. Many, indeed, who were on the road to error, stopped and returned to the main road again because they were afraid of the path which led off to the side. Others continued along the main road, but in silence; the understanding and insight which were at work in them only condemned them to isolation... 

...he is thus capable of excusing everything that is meaninglessness, cruel, unjust, or bad in the behaviour of his nation. Unconsciously to themselves, the majority of the members of our barbarian civilized states give less and less time to reflection as moral personalities, so that they may not be continually coming into inner conflict with their fellows as a body, and continually having to get over things which they feel to be wrong..."

The decay and restoration of civilization, Albert Schweitzer

Friday, October 24, 2014

Die Fackel!!!!!

..."Karma, a law....which maintains that every act done, no matter how insignificant, will eventually return to the doer with equal impact." t.s.d.
"Dear karma,
I have a list of people that you missed."
...and a huge rope to support them...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Indomitable...

 
"Não sei pisar em ninguém, sei ser feliz e isso já basta para muitos se sentirem esmagados..." A.D.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Watch out!" the déjà vu...

What we are experiencing in today's society arise as a déjà vu after reading Egon Friedell when he depicts the Nazi regime of 1933:

"... Every trace of nobility, piety, education, reason is persecuted in the most hateful and base manner by a bunch of debased menials."

Those traces can be sight when Egon Friedell committed suicide to flee from the persecution of the " bunch of debased menials

"...On 16 March 1938, at about 22:00, two SA men arrived at Friedell's house to arrest him. While they were still arguing with his housekeeper, Friedell committed suicide by jumping out of the window. Before leaping, he warned pedestrians walking on the sideway where he hit by shouting "Watch out! Get out of the way!"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egon_Friedell

Today the regime is the same but with other denomination and other "bunch of debased menials" ...the victims are still the innocent human beings, victims of heinous crimes...for which I, shall say "Watch out!..."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The scribes and pharisees...

“Num país que sofre de violência endêmica, a atitude dos vingadores é até compreensível...O Estado é omisso, a polícia desmoralizada, a Justiça é falha… O que resta ao cidadão de bem, que ainda por cima foi desarmado? Se defender, é claro...O contra-ataque aos bandidos é o que chamo de legítima defesa coletiva de uma sociedade sem Estado contra um estado de violência sem limite” Rachel Sheherazade

"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)....you will never see justice...