18 7 / 2014

American contemporary -and more complex- racism: Donald Sterling.

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(A new ‘separated but equal’ era?)

18 7 / 2014

American contemporary -and more complex- racism: Donald Sterling.

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(A new ‘separated but equal’ era?)

18 7 / 2014

American contemporary -and more complex- racism: Donald Sterling.

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(A new ‘separated but equal’ era?)

08 7 / 2014

'My ears hear what others cannot hear.

Small, faraway things people

cannot normally see are visible to me.

These senses are the fruits

of a lifetime of longing.

Longing to be rescued.

To be completed.

Just as the skirt needs the wind to billow…

…I’m not formed by things

that are of myself alone.

I wear my father’s belt

tied around my mother’s blouse.

And shoes which are from my uncle.

This is me.

Just as a flower does not choose its color…

…we are not responsible

for what we have come to be.

Only once you realize this

do you become free.

And to become adult…

…is to become free.’


Freedom


Once you recognize you are not entirely free you will be able to make more free choices. But there is a thin line between a ‘good’ use of freedom and a ‘bad’ use of it.

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'He used to say, sometimes you need to do something bad to stop you from doing something worse.'

07 7 / 2014

Why do we have children in the first place?

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P.S. Then why do some people decide NOT TO have them?

07 7 / 2014

nevver:

Quit

Technological Progress.

nevver:

Quit

Technological Progress.

07 7 / 2014

Why Are There So Many Super Hero Movies?

The rise of super heroes’ movies in recent times, among several hypothesis, could lead to an idea of how America needed to see itself as a hero after the 9/11 attacks, especially the hero-vigilant-keep-the-status-quo type. One of the things I find curious is that 9/11 was an attack perpetrated by civilians, let’s say, as Bush used to say: ‘evil-doers’, not foreign countries. In most super heroes stories, not to say all super heroes comics, the ‘evil’ is represented by an evil guy, a megalomaniac guy who wants to ‘destroy/conquer the world’, but it doesn’t have a country-state support. Maybe the so called ‘war on terror’ falls into the category of comic super heroes compared to, let’s say, ‘James-Bond-movies-type’ where a foreign-enemy country is somehow involved (U.R.S.S. or China, etc.). Usama Bin-Laden fits into the perfect ‘comic-villain’ type of guy like to portrait as the enemy. At the end, U.S. power would take the ‘police guy’ role of the world, with its authority, like most super heroes, is not above the law, not under it but in some kind of weird limbo, lawless space.

Having said this I could suggest that the new trend of showing these old super heroes in a new ‘fallible-&-vulnerable’ way only supports the idea of how the U.S. government saw itself after the attacks.  

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Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes. ~ Bertolt Brecht.

03 7 / 2014

25 6 / 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch Catalog 2003.

Abercrombie & Fitch Catalog 2003.

25 6 / 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch Catalog 2003.

25 6 / 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch Catalog 2003.

25 6 / 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch Catalog 2003.

25 6 / 2014

The Movie Industry: What is a blockbuster?

The Movie Industry: What is a blockbuster?

25 6 / 2014

'Don't Act, Think'.

'Don't Act, Think'.

19 6 / 2014

mothernaturenetwork:

GMO bananas could soon help decrease infant mortality and malnutrition in AfricaHuman trials are set to begin on genetically modified bananas with vitamin-enriched, orange-colored flesh, but GMO critics are concerned.

Scientifically ignorant anti-GMO activists should take responsibility for the millions who die from Vitamin A deficiency. (Part II).

mothernaturenetwork:

GMO bananas could soon help decrease infant mortality and malnutrition in Africa
Human trials are set to begin on genetically modified bananas with vitamin-enriched, orange-colored flesh, but GMO critics are concerned.

Scientifically ignorant anti-GMO activists should take responsibility for the millions who die from Vitamin A deficiency. (Part II).