istorie contemporană

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule. Source: Provoking Nuclear War […]

RIP for Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Finally, for the iron lady, the irony being that RIP here means “Rust In Piss“. No thanks at all for the misery you managed to pull out from the depths of human natures everywhere. I certainly don’t want to meet anybody who liked you, ever. EVER. Never.

euro-heroes

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Finally, EU conceives the idea of forcing the costs of bank bailouts to be supported by those who invested in said banks. They took the risk, and risk means sometimes you lose. In US, the rich took the risk and the poor paid for it. This is a a first step towards a no-bullshit reality […]

what’s killing our civilization

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

There are at least four basic things which kill our civilization second by second, they are related to wealth, property, money and economic exchange. The most urgent actions allowing our civilization (the so-called “western” civilization) to avoid suicide (self-genocide) are: 1. Universally limiting the personal total wealth to the resources needed for a human lifetime. […]

on democracy, property and freedom

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Have you ever watched a “free market” clone on TV telling you that democracy builds on property, the rule of law etc.? Let’s take a look into what that means. A recent study shows how the wealth is distributed in the U.S.A.: in 2007, 80% of the population owns 15% of what’s to be owned, […]

the big picture

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

John Perkins really manages to round it up in this interview at Democracy Now: our history has become the history of corporations and that has to be fixed. If you feel something’s still missing from the big picture, check these out: Loose Change (Final Cut), The one percent. Before you decide to choose a school, […]

thoughts on the G-20 protests in Pittsburgh

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I only joined three public protests in my life. The first protest was happening in February 1987, socialist Romania, under the dictatorship of Ceaușescu, in the city of Iași, a spontaneous protest ran by some (a few hundred) of the “Al.I.Cuza” University and “Ghe. Asachi” Politechnical Institute students, asking for a better administration of local […]

the G20 meeting agenda

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

first, a vocabulary fix: “stand out from the crowd”: this applies only if you belong for the moment to an uneducated the crowd; if the crowd is educated, you want to belong to it; whatever your status is, this expression is a bootstrap proposal. “market knows better”: If A can’t predict B, then of course […]

wanted: madness proper

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

I thought I’ve seen the worst movie ever when I watched a certain japanese production: Casshern, a few years ago, but it’s safer to assume that things can always get worse. They do: – get the underdog – get the car – get the girl to drive it – get the secret fraternity – punch […]

the mother of all movies

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I’m deeply indebted to the author of zeitgeist: addendum, Peter Joseph, this is a documentary that goes to the core of it, and I’ll have to add it to my the most list. Thanks for the patience and the hard work, it filled me with optimism. If you don’t care to learn about where the […]