Saturday, June 27, 2015

To be civilized


What is to be civilized? According to the dictionary : to civilize is to lead out of a state of barbarity to a more advanced stage of social development (Harrap's Chambers, 2005).  Quite interesting, but it talk about a nation and not to an individual level.

Few dictionary on internet qualify civilized as being morale, ethical, courteous, well mannered, having good taste and being cultured. 
I would also add to have a certain sens of responsibility, and being truthful and respectful to ourself and others.

Are we truly civilized as we claim to be? Well to have an answer is to see what would happen if suddenly the law and those who enforce it would disappear. 

Two thing among many others could result (the two extremes). 
1) Nothing happens. We just carry on our daily life and still are respectful to one another. If (unlikely)  so, then, what was the usefulness of law and police then? 
2) We collapse in total anarchy. There is war ans murder everywhere and we all go back to the stone age. Does that mean, that we were not truly civilized, but jut pretended to be, like a bunch of hypocrites? 

Well, I think it is quite impossible to be completely civilized, as we all have an intrinsic cruel nature that we share with our kindness. 

We would probably begin to let our rage out and slaughter each other, but in the end, the survivor, would tend to regroup and start a new peaceful society all over again. 

I think to be civilized is to be able to find the right balance between our bestiality and our humanity.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pyramid



Everybody knows about the pyramid on the one dollar bill. Some  say that this pyramid is a Masonic symbol and that the eye represent the almighty Great Architect, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient : in another word, God. But there are plenty other explanations and I don't know them all.

As for me, I see it another way: that pyramid represent Humanity. The elites stand on the top and the base is the people. The elites can see everything, know everything and command. they are composed, in part, of people with superior intelligence and a heart made of steel. For them, the end justify the means and the ideal they want to reach is worth sacrificing the great majority of the plebe, the cowardly herd, enslaved, stupid and so easy to manipulate. 

The people don't see anything, don't know anything and  are obedient. But the people have kept their heart and some wisdom. therefor, we can say that people are closer to the light than the elites despite all the imageries they display to affirm the opposite. 

The big tragedy of this pyramid is the gap between the top and the base. That shows the gap between the elites from their people. When the summit will reunite (if it ever does) with its base, then humanity will be whole again and enter a new Golden Age. 

Finally, I think the pyramid is wrong sided. The way I see it truly is, is this way:

 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Good, Evil and Nature

What is man made of? Meat and bones, but everybody knows that. Its spirit comprises the intelligence: the capacity to understand the world that surrounds us and to learn what we don't know yet. Its heart includes the emotions such as our defects and our qualities.
What are defects? Well, among many others, there are greed, jealousy, hatred or pride. As for qualities: tenderness, impartiality, love or compassion are some among many.  
A man is not entirely evil, nor completely good but is a combination of all his qualities and his defects: their distribution is distinguished in each individual (according to their karma?).
What define an evil man is that the sum of all his defects dominates the sum of all his qualities and inversely for a good man. 
Now, instead of applying this to only a man, do it for the whole human race and check which is the most dominant as a whole. I will say then, that God is the result of all human qualities and the Devil is the source of all defects. Then you can see which of evil or good predominate.
In the light of this, I can understand in the book of revelation the claim that, in the end, Satan will rule the world. 
But don't believe I am religious. I believe in Man and by defending God, I become a bit the Devil's advocate.
I decided to apply that to what man is doing to nature. I believe that destroying nature is the most evil thing man can do, because when nature will be wiped out, then so will be humanity. There are no other worlds to dwell. We are devouring it to satisfy our insatiable voracities. And if there are many people who try to protect our environment, I don't think there are enough of them to make the difference. Their numbers might be increasing, but will it be fast enough to protect nature in the face of destruction?