Archive for December, 2013

You Are the World, and the World Is You

December 31, 2013

Politics (from Greek: politikos, meaning “of, for, or relating to citizens”) is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or individual level.

Excerpt from ‘Wikipedia’, the free encyclopedia 29/10/13

It is no coincidence that since ancient times, many great thinkers have argued that, without ethics, politics are worthless. In the course of our lives we have had the opportunity to reflect on the inability of politicians to avoid discord and war, as we have also seen laws which can not enact peace and harmony among us. And it is possible to reflect on how our very survival seems to be predicated by this incapacity. One could argue that this condition is due to an inability pervaded by aggression and indolence.

 There is the inability of the United Nations, as evidenced by their own lack of determination. Urgent issues on genocide, on the prevalence of slavery, poverty and illiteracy worldwide are evaded due to the supremacy of greed and the fear to resist it at a level of total indifference.  As a mediating institution its sole mission is, in effect, reduced to organize for the sake of being organized without an effective solution to anything. Just as the political ideologies of all nations (in democracy, fascism, capitalism, communism, socialism, either left, center or right) constantly clash in a vortex that make them all useless.

The real revolution is repressed by our drowsiness, an insensitivity of our senses, when hypnotized by our collective entertainment on the everyday demands we inhibit ourselves from a good understanding of our despair. To this we must add the banditry and corruption prevailing in the world with the abuse of common goods to patent for profit even our own biological cells.

And then we wonder how not to be part of a decaying system, when peace and politics seem so disparate, one in contrast to the other. Although this seems to be an irrevocable fact, when one denies any form of association with this system of duplicity, one can be truly responsible, one can face all iniquity with courage and common sense. But one must be independent of any divisive identity, sectarianism, of all barbaric tribal mentality, ie., without any political ideology whatsoever, of any nationalistic sentiment, regionalism, patriotism, idolatry of religious books and saints, the cult of leaders, human exploitation, greed and all of its obligations. One would have to be devoid of any sense of superiority, indifference and selfishness which divide us violating our sense of humanity.

The real revolution is not a mass movement, but an internal revolution of the individual, within each of us, knowing oneself in peace and harmony with all our relations. When our responsibilities are met, peace exists within, all fear disappears, and the world is the better for it, but when we can not resist fear, greed, anger, hatred, jealousy or envy, quite known from ancient times, the world can also be influenced by such sentiments.

New York City, 11/04/2013

Ricardo Morin, Yale University, MFA ’83

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Fidel Castro’s infamy invades Venezuela

December 30, 2013

What virtue can there be in Venezuela today, as one loses freedom, justice, peace and life itself in the name of an obsolete regime like the Castro’s? These are invaders, vampire gangsters, installed to establish a system that has nothing to do with any system, Marxist or socialist, who purport to be justified by virtue of comparing themselves to the alleged failures of other political systems.

A political system should be primarily moral, otherwise is not worth a damn. How many times have we witnessed an idealistic revolution as a neurotic manifestation which invariably results in genocide? This is the fate of the current battle without truce imposed by the lawlessness that grips Venezuelans today, thanks to the Castro brothers and followers.

It may sound respectable to speak of justice when in fact it is an irrational power struggle, when the poor are worse off than ever before, when gangland spreads, a parody of decency, a mockery of human rights. The solution is not in the books or in the time that it might take to educate the masses. The solution lies in purging the ignominious character that has been sown in the heart of the Venezuelans. The victims do not belong to a single sector but everyone at the hands of a narcissist delusional dictator like Fidel Castro in his effort to bring us his latest nefarious legacy. I urge you to join the protest of conscience and oust the Cuban invasion!


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