sexta-feira, 17 de maio de 2019

Capitalismo versus Comunismo

Distribuição desigual da riqueza - versus - distribuição igual da pobreza.






Educação (Instrução)
segundo John Maynard Keynes



"Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent."

Trata-se de uma caricatura ou exagero mas, com mais frequência que o desejável, a citação aproxima-se da realidade.



Todo o "Jardim Zoológico" vai à mesma escola, que tem programa quase único para toda a bicharada. Naturalmente que ensinar a subir arvores a um peixe não lhe servirá de muito ... ou de nada. E quem ensinar um peixe a cantar, das três uma: ou está a cometer uma frande, ou a fazer um frete, ou é desprovido de minima capacidade cognitiva.

Daí a famosa frase:



"Everyone is a genious. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
A Einstein

Algumas frases ... com ideias básicas valiosas ... mas usualmente ignoradas
Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
Niccolo Machiavelli

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
Winston Churchill

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
― Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
― Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
― Oscar Wilde

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
― George Orwell

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
― Oscar Wilde

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
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Intellectual honesty is a crime in any totalitarian country; but even in England it is not exactly profitable to speak and write the truth.’
George Orwell

‘In England such concepts as justice, liberty and objective truth are still believed in. They may be illusions, but they are very powerful illusions.’

‘If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.’

‘The imagination, like certain wild animals, will not breed in captivity.’

'Political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.’

Political language – and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists – is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.’

‘No book is genuinely free from political bias.’

 ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’

‘Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.’

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
? Winston S. Churchill

The truth hurts, and as a species that avoids pain and seeks pleasure, the preference is a lie. Even when people hear the truth, their defenses kick in and protect the ego against it. This keeps the illusion, which is viewed as more pleasant, alive.

All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed and third it is accepted as being self-evident


The truth hurts, and as a species that avoids pain and seeks pleasure, the preference is a lie. Even when  people hear the truth, their defenses kick in and protect the ego against it. This keeps the illusion, which  is viewed as more pleasant, alive.
How often do you hold back the truth to protect someone’s feelings? Many think they are being nice, or have accepted you simply just don’t say those things when they’ll hurt someone else’s feelings.


People don't want to hear the truth; they never do. They wanna live in some kind of fantasy
Paul Mooney