i hope you know that there is no Europe

There IS NO EUROPE.
I hope you guys are aware that Europe isnt even really a real continent.
Europe is LITERALLY… wait for it… WEST ASIA.
YES.
Sounda strange hu?
There is no land mass separation, no tectonic plate devide, no water that separates anything.
Europe, LITERALLY, exists only in the mind of people who wish to differentiate one socioeconomic slash sociodemographic group from another, i.e, darks from lights.
Yep. Pointy eyes from roundy eyes.
Blonde hair and blue eyes from no blonde hair and blue eyes, or green. whatever…
There IS NO EUROPE.
No Europe. West Asia.
Like, fucking Middle easterns coming over to our country and yada yada yada .. Middle East what? Middle East Asia. 🙂
I mean like.. you all cant be this stupid.
Asia. Europeans are, by continetal classification, West Asian. Period.
DO YOU GET IT NOW?
No Europe?
🙂
I knew this when I was 19.
What the fuck are all of you talking about.
In the words of Manu Chao, “Sometimes I dream about reality.”

#asia, #brexit, #europe, #politics

i hope you know that there is no Europe

There IS NO EUROPE.
I hope you guys are aware that Europe isnt even really a real continent.
Europe is LITERALLY… wait for it… WEST ASIA.
YES.
Sounda strange hu?
There is no land mass separation, no tectonic plate devide, no water that separates anything.
Europe, LITERALLY, exists only in the mind of people who wish to differentiate one socioeconomic slash sociodemographic group from another, i.e, darks from lights.
Yep. Pointy eyes from roundy eyes.
Blonde hair and blue eyes from no blonde hair and blue eyes, or green. whatever…
There IS NO EUROPE.
No Europe. West Asia.
Like, fucking Middle easterns coming over to our country and yada yada yada .. Middle East what? Middle East Asia. 🙂
I mean like.. you all cant be this stupid.
Asia. Europeans are, by continetal classification, West Asian. Period.
DO YOU GET IT NOW?
No Europe?
🙂
I knew this when I was 19.
What the fuck are all of you talking about.
In the words of Manu Chao, “Sometimes I dream about reality.”

#asia, #brexit, #europe, #politics

The Great Forgetting

I wonder if you’ve ever considered how strange it is that the educational and character-shaping structures of our culture expose us but a single time in our lives to the ideas of Socrates, Plato, Euclid, Aristotle, Herodotus, Augustine, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Descartes, Rousseau, Newton, Racine, Darwin, Kant, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy, Schopenhauer, Goethe, Freud, Marx, Einstein, and dozens of others of the same rank, but expose us annually, monthly, weekly, and even daily to the ideas of persons like Jesus, Moses, Muhammad, and Buddha.

Why is it, do you think, that we need quarterly lectures on charity, while a single lecture on the laws of thermodynamics is presumed to last us a lifetime?

Why is the meaning of Christmas judged to be so difficult of comprehension that we must hear a dozen explications of it, not once in a lifetime, but every single year, year after year after year?

Perhaps even more to the point, why do the pious (who already know every word of whatever text they find holy) need to have it repeated to them week after week after week, and even day after day after day?


I’ll wager that, if there are physicists listening to me here tonight, you do not keep a copy of Newton’s Principia on your bedside table. I’ll wager that the astronomers among you do not reach on waking for a copy of Copernicus’s De revolutionibus orblum coelestium, that the geneticists among you do not spend a daily hour in reverential communion with The Double Helix, that the anatomists among you do not make a point of reading a passage a night from De huniani corporis fabrica, that the sociologists among you do not carry with you everywhere a treasured copy of Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus. But you know very well that hundreds of millions of people thumb daily through holy books that will be read from cover to cover not a dozen times during a lifetime but a dozen dozen.


Have you ever wondered why it is the duty of the clergy of so many sects to read the Divine Office —daily?

Why the same affirmations of faith are repeated word for word in so many religious communities around the world—daily?

Is it so difficult to remember that Allah is One or that Christ died for our sins that it must be reiterated at least once every day throughout life? Of course we know that these things aren’t in the least difficult to remember.

And we know that the pious don’t go to church every Sunday because they’ve forgotten that Jesus loves them but rather because they’ve not forgotten that Jesus loves them.

They want to hear it again and again and again and again. In some sense or other, they need to hear it again and again and again and again.

They can live without hearing the laws of thermodynamics ten thousand times, but for some reason, they cannot live without hearing the laws of their gods ten thousand times.

#dq, #politics, #religion

Edgar Morin: Method, vol. 1: The Nature of Nature (1977–)

Edgar Morin: Method, vol. 1: The Nature of Nature (1977–) [PT, EN, ES]

9 February 2015, dusan


Method: The #Nature of Nature is the first of several volumes exposing #Edgar Morin’s general systems view on life and society. The present volume maintains that the #organization of all life and society necessitates the simultaneous interplay of order and disorder. All systems, physical, biological, social, political and informational, incessantly reshape part and whole through feedback, thereby generating increasingly . For continued , these simultaneously complementary, concurrent, and antagonistic systems require a priority of love over truth, of subject over object, of Sy-bernetics over #cybernetics.”

First published in French as La Méthode, t. 1: La Nature de #la nature, 1977.

English edition
Translated and Introduced by J.L. Roland Bélanger
Publisher Peter Lang, 1992
ISBN 0820418781
435 pages

Interview with Morin by his translator Ana Sánchez, 2011
Publisher (EN)
WorldCat (EN)

O método 1. A natureza da natureza (Portuguese, trans. Maria Gabriela de Bragança, 2nd ed., c1987, 12 MB)
Method, 1: The Nature of Nature (English, trans. J.L. Roland Bélanger, 1992, 17 MB)
El método 1. La naturaleza de la naturaleza (Spanish, trans. Ana Sánchez and Dora Sánchez García, 2001, 4 MB)

#anthropology, #artificial-intelligence, #evolution, #france, #human, #politics