Last post ended up more into “rants and raves” category than a real well-developed thought or idea, and in many many ways the one before that, that gave origin to it, was the same (considering i wrote that at an emusic party, it’s just so appropriate), but the thing i was trying to say is better than that, i do not know if it could shine through in the end. “For a life less ordinary” — society-wide. Not only for all of the people living in said society, but for the society itself.
For, it should be clear by now, our collective self has become very affluent, very well-stocked in all manner of luxury and things, but it has also become monumentally ordinary. And i think this is a disaster for recipe. Read More »
If there is anyone interested in astrology out there: this year begins with Pluto entering Capricorn. The interpretation would be something like “this is a time for restructuring of the world, of the systems and institutions that sustain our world, a time for rethinking and changing power and authority.”
Whatever the value of such transit, we are living a moment in which it seem to me adequate to ask:
“What are The Issues™ that matter here and now?” Read More »
In the same way that the access to internet services has increased the consumption of paper, i think the so-called globalization will make the Nation-State more important.
When i say “more important” i mean that the society will aply more energy into the governments and political-apparatus encircling it. More energy, ergo more money, more man-hours, more discussion of the “issues” by the lay-man and so on and so forth.
Now, i do not think that the Nation-State will be as meaningful in the world-of-tomorow as it is now or had been some years past. For example, the Roman Catholic Church today probably has more followers than it did circa 1000 AD, just because there are so much more potential believers (i.e. alive human beings). Nevertheless, the part it plays in human history has gone from primary agent to just an opinion emitter. Read More »