Monday, May 22, 2017

Through the Looking-Glass

Today’s society seems to make a strict point of putting harlots as heads of convents and nuns as heads of brothels. By doing so, we become then incapable of doing anything beyond reversing meaning and reality, as directed by the wishes of the powerful or the delusional. 

(Sergio Caldarella)  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Knowledge is like candles

Knowledge is like candles: when one is used to light another, it does not diminish the light of the first. On the contrary, everything becomes brighter. 

(Thomas Jefferson) 

Traduzione: La conoscenza è come le candele: quando se ne usa una per accenderne un’altra, non diminuisce la luce della prima. Al contrario, tutto diventa più luminoso. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Things we have now to endure.

«"Darkness is good," says Bannon, who amid the suits surrounding him at Trump Tower, looks like a graduate student in his T-shirt, open button-down and tatty blue blazer — albeit a 62-year-old graduate student. "Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power. It only helps us when they" — I believe by "they" he means liberals and the media, already promoting calls for his ouster — "get it wrong. When they're blind to who we are and what we're doing."» 

(Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steve-bannon-trump-tower-interview-trumps-strategist-plots-new-political-movement-948747)   

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How can we make our teaching so potent?

The real difficulty, the difficulty that has baffled the sages of all times, is rather this: how can we make our teaching so potent in the emotional life of man, that its influence should withstand the pressure of the elemental psychic forces in the individual?

(Albert Einstein, from an address at Swarthmore College, 1938).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wolf pack strategy and cooperation



The first 3 wolves are the older or sick and they set the pace of the group. If it was on the contrary, they would be left behind and lost contact with the pack. In ambush case they would be sacrificed.
The following are the 5 strongest. In the center follow the remaining members of the pack, and at the end of the group the other 5 stronger.
Last, alone, follows the alpha wolf. It controls everything from the rear. That position can control the whole group, decide the direction to follow and anticipate the attacks of opponents.
The pack follows the rhythm of the elders and the head of command that imposes the spirit of mutual help not leaving anyone behind. A lesson to be learned.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid ... Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.

(Bertrand Russell, Why Men Fight, 1916)