elections

elections
in my country come elections. today the theme is very obvious-radical islam and immigrants. there are populist views that claim that we need to close our boundaries and leave the people die in the war raging in their country. on the other side our voices that shout that we should accept all of them. from the liberal point of view those who oppose the migrants are evil. I consider myself also a liberal but I do not think that those who want to guard our boundaries are evil. I think that the same amount of evil is also on the side of the radical liberal extremists. on one hand, good is absolute, we should not build obstacles for doing good, on the other hand, we cannot be stupid and let ourselves be destroyed because how could we do good then? on one hand, Bible says that to die for good, for a friend, maybe even for a foe when I feel like doing it is the good we should strive for. on the other, not everyone may feel and understand it this way. the purpose of this article is to show that even good views-the view that we should accept migrants may be done with evil intention. being to radical is evil in any way. i apologize for the tautology but one should be radical in not being radical. the truth lies somewhere in between of the opposing views. another issue that we should be ready to forgive those radicals once the see their faults and acknowledge them. we should not bear grudge against people but against their sins and evil deeds. what happend cant be undone, but what will happen is open. here lies the dichotomy between good and evil. presence and future is opened to use, not past. let us be instructed by the past for the future. let us forgive the past but not forget so that we do not do the same faults again.


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Brick in the wall

Brick in the wall
Is there something incorrect with the view that we all build a wall and we all have a place in it? I believe that to accept ones place in the society and continuum of relationships is more important than the outcry that we all should be unique and different than the others. it funtions both ways. on one hand,we all are unique, we are unsubstitutable. on the other, our uniqueness can be only brought to perfection once we acknowledge that without others, without striving for bonum comune, we are nothing. I believe that we must not feel embarassed when we are just another brick in the wall-quite the opposite, by being the one brick in the wall we build the beautiful mozaic of humanity! if there misses one brick, the wall is incomplete, the mozaic is ruined.we are all pieces of mozaic-every piece is unique,invaluable and indispensable and yet we are all just another brick in the wall. it is important to know that the weak, as well as strong have the same amount of space and that we are all on the same level as those who are strong, weak, poor, rich, healthy, sick etc. the only thing which is evil about being just a brick in the wall is the view that we act as the others when something evil is executed. then it is necessary to step out, not be as the others if they are passive ones.


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newism

newism
What is new may not be the best or at least better than the old,but menagerie of capitalism says that we need new and new things. economies of most western capitalistic democratic states are based on buying new and new things. who does not buy is not contributive piece of chain in the well functioning economics. that is the reason why we see so many ads that force us into buying. the ads basically say that we need this to be happy and the whole capitalistic system wants the people to be buyers but only the minor buyers. I read a survey lately that sixty people own the same amount of the half of population. one half of all property lies in the hand of 60 people. strange is not it? the reason it works is that we believe the menagerie that we need many little things that are basically the same but those in power say us that these old things in new design is something that makes us finally happy. this of course never happens and we are kept in craving. craving things is what it is all about. jacques lacan says that desire has to be unrealistic otherwise it is not desire. if we desire something that is unattainable we are kept in an illusion that one day we are going to be happy. once I finish school, once I find a partner, once I have childre, once Iretire and so on. this never ends. if we believe in this menagerie we shall never be happy. the only way out is stop believeing the powers that be, start believing in values that make us better people like empathy, self-consciousness, wildness of spirit, freedom of mind. once we start living in different paradigm, then only we can see the world from Gods perspective, not ours.


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what is power?

what is power?
in postmodern theory Michael Foucoult talks about the fact the in a certain time and space we are all powerful and at the same time one may be totally powerless. Power is not given and static. who is powerful must exert ones power. power in my view is the knowledge that I might influence (someone). it is on one hand potential but on the other the praxis of doing it. from this point of view, one might say that unless one exerts power, one is powerless. without exerting power, we only have the potential, the knowledge but not the real power. when not exerting it then it is only an illusion, hope that it might work. To be powerful means that someone must be powerless, it is inequality. When I have a boss then I am powerless in comparison to him but I am powerfull to those subjugated to be, my subordinates. As a social care worker, I try to see in our clients with mental handicap their features where they are powerfull. those should be supported. We should help them in aspects of their lifes in which they do not have power. nevertheless, we should not exert our power but teach them to use power and become powerfull in the aspects they are not. another sphere where I think about power is contraception. in a way women became powerfull in the realm of their body because from contraception on they did not have to risk pregnancy after intercourse. is the a real power? I think that this is only illusion. on one hand a woman might think that now she makes the decision, not her body, but this is a bit schizophrenic situation. it is like controlling ones heartbeat. our body know better what should the rate of heart be. the same with pregnancy I think. this is the Christian point of view, but maybe leaving some aspects to nature, body or God is not making us powerless but quite the opposite. there is a great power in leaving our human paradigm of ˋI know betterˋ to I leave it up to You Lord.


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seriousness of relationships

I am thinking about friendship at work. it seems to me that we try to maintain good social ties among us workers but we do not really want to delve into a real friendship. why so? real friendship requires sacrifice and responsibility. on one hand we crave honest and sincere relationships (friendship as well as intimate partnership) but we like to be kept safe. to enter into a relationships , one has to make the step of trusting the other party and that requires a risk of being potentially hurt. we do not want to be hurt, no one wants to be hurt and yet we crave the love (in any form) so much that we usually take the risk of being hurt. this is approach is I think natural for us and correct. there is no way further in staying in ones safehouse. although we may get hurt, it is necessary to believe that all such wounds may be benefitial for us in some other way. I think that it is very reasonable to accept the volatility of people and relationships and not be afraid of doing what one feels like doing although being afraid of being hurt. on the other hand, some people live do not overcome so easily such wounds. some people experience all these things very emotionally and are not capable of forgeting the wounds they suffered. is it a reason to not enter relationships? i do not think so although I cannot judge for such people. nevertheless, if one does not enter a relationships then one may not learn that it was potentially good and without wounds. on the other hand I understand the fear one bears when entering a, any, relationship. maybe a good approach is to not be afraid of entering relationships but not take them over seriously. it is necessary to take any relatonships and any our action seriously but not as such that is necessary for our happy life. God is always with us and if we enter any situation with this in mind, then we may be sure that we shall get over it, if it ends fatally. we may not the relationship to work, may be strive to be good for the parther, friends but if we do not show humbleness towards God and his will, then we shall either be hurt when it does not work our, or be unhappy if we keep staying in such a relationship that is not sanctified by God. as I say, enter any action seriously but bear always in mind that anything one does should be a step to what God wants, not what we want, although our wishes is a force that drives us further in life. We should never be totally influenced by it, we should always know that anything we do is and can be done only with the help of God.


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Should we seek God or let Him seek us?

I am thinking about why people seek God. is there some sense in thie behaviour? God I think does not want us to be seeking him but just the opposite, let ourselves be found. If we open our hearts God will definitely find us. If we take the iniciative, the way to His kingdom is not so sure. we should be active in seeking him, definitely. He will not do it for us, but in seeking him we should always acknowledge that only if we let ourselves be found we can be found by Him. The difference is that we may either seek him in a kind of dedication and humility or we may try to seek him with pride that if we want, we shall and surely will find him, which is false. Everything we do should be done in order to please God but we must always know everything we do we do because he let us to do it. we are nothing without him. if we think that we know better than Him and if we seek him according to our reason or feelings then it is impossible to be happy.


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Ads in songs

Ads in songs
I saw a famous song with lyrics that were manifesting some kind of product. a beautiful song exploited by capitalistic ventures of a company that only wants to sell a product. it was very sad to me to see that someone sells a beautiful song and exchanges lyrics that were meaningful with something that is irrelevant to the nature of the song. is it all about money? the sellers do not know how to attract people to buy their products that they come up with more and more sophisticated ways of attracting consumers. the more ads we see the more we are prone to both believe them and not believe. we see so much ads and we do not which we can believe. that is the reason why we we need to be attracted by something already known to us, either a famous song or a famous person propagating the product. the more ads we see the more we think we need those products but we also need a sign that this concrete product is what we ˋneedˋ. this is a vicious cycle. we are told to want things but in this amount of products it is impossible to choose. if one comes to a shop and wants a jam, there is a line of jams, how can one choose just one. that is the reason why the sellers need to make their brand special by having some celebrity on it or something that the buyer already knows. one should know that when a football player propagates a mobile phone, then such attitude is irrelevant. a football player know nothing about mobile phones and when someone believes that once there is a football player then one may buy the phone, one is fatally mistaken. nevertheless I understand why people need only to know that the football player propagates it because concerning the other mobile phone brands there is nothing that distinguishes them. it is very difficult to choose and here we see that there is a need for only a small difference for us to buy it and we do not think that football player know nothing about mobile phones. we should think more deeply about what we buy but we should not waste our time with choosing too long which brand of jam to buy. this is of course difficult and people have diffeent preferences with their goods but let us not be mistaken and mystiffied by false prohphets like footballers talking about mobile phones, or celebrities propagating cars and so on.


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