Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Against all odds ...


“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” Audre Lorde

"...bird with golden wings..."

"When a soul has attained a love filling the whole universe indiscriminately, this love becomes the bird with golden wings that pierces an opening in the egg of the world. After that, such a soul loves the universe, not from within but from without..."                           Simone Weil, Waiting for God 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pernicious kindness..

"When you repay kindness with kindness then the people are encouraged to do good. When you pay evil with evil, then people are warned from doing bad."
"Someone said, "What do you think of repaying evil with kindness?" Confucius replied, Then what are you going to repay kindness with?" " Repay kindness with kindness, but repay evil with justice (or severity)."

                The wisdom of Confucius - Lin Yutang p.145


  "A injustiça, senhores, desanima o trabalho, a honestidade, o bem; cresta em flor os espíritos dos moços, semeia no coração das gerações que vêm nascendo a semente da podridão, habitua os homens a não acreditar senão na estrela, na fortuna, no acaso, na loteria da sorte, promove a desonestidade, promove a venalidade [...] promove a relaxação, insufla a cortesania, a baixeza, sob todas as suas formas." Ruy Barbosa

"The 2012-13 statistics released Thursday are the worst in a decade, analysts said. The figures show increases in the crimes South Africans fear most: murder; attempted murder; violent, armed house robbery; and carjacking...."
http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-south-africa-crime-20130919-story.html
 

"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." Nelson Mandela
 
 ...to avoid resentment nothing better than to see justice being done ... after all the resentment of injustice is like a poison that tortures and kills  humanity ...

Friday, September 12, 2014

"Saudade da justiça capaz...." Ruy Barbosa

“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
 
 "...não tem nada de apologia ao crime, mais um desabafo sobre o terror da impunidade e da injustiça que se instaura..."
 
 
“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
Malcolm X

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A certain direction...

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”Audre Lorde... for some around the world I hope one day, soon, they will also say "I'm sorry...I was a zombie then... pointed in a certain direction and told to march". Malcom X...after all is not about religion/ethnicity/gender/culture...is about human rights and:

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Independent expert review...

 
 
 

 
 
 

Upshot:   Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker” Nietzsche

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Soulmate...

I never thought about it...and now that I did it this was the result...I did not found a soulmate but a brotherhood of souls...and they are literally "souls"...my soulmates...this is why "...though I would regret losing my life, I do not fear death." Hope is the last to die - Halina Birenbaum

 
  • "Michel de Montaigne's attempt to examine the world through the lens of the only thing he can depend on implicitly his own judgment...he retired from public life to ...his so-called "citadel"...In his essays, he developed and explained his observations of these topics. His thoughts and ideas covered topics including (but not limited to) thought, motivation, fear, happiness, child education, experience, and human..."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_de_Montaigne

  • "Ruy Barbosa...a àguia de Haia...Saudade da justiça imparcial, exata, precisa. Que estava ao lado da direita, da esquerda, centro ou fundos. Porque o que faz a justiça é o “ser justo”. Tão simples e tão banal. Tão puro. Saudade da justiça pura, imaculada. Aquela que não olha a quem nem o rabo de ninguém. A que não olha o bolso também. Que tanto faz quem dá mais, pode mais, fala mais. Saudade da justiça capaz. (...)" http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruy_Barbosa


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"...I confess i´m a fool for men...with a clever mind...sense of justice..." Tina Turner, Typical male