metaphysical particles

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Because the metaphysical mutation produced by the modern science brings the individuation, the vanity, the hate and the desire. my translation from Les particules élémentaires by Michel Houellebecq. Modern science calls for quantum mechanics. And quantum mechanics calls for non-locality, which implies that individuation (whatever that means) is a faulty concept. The vanity, hate and […]

selling fiction and lameness

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Do you write for a living? It would be pretty lame if the main thing you learned to do is to sell fiction. Selling it has the same meaning as bullshitting. Same goes for those who put ads on their blogs or websites. Do you eat from that? Is there anything lamer than that?

thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

what a barbaric habit. stuffing and eating a turkey, just because a day has been chosen to be “special”, tens of millions of turkeys sacrificed for a moronic ritual. next time, each family should pick one of its own members and stuff him/her for the event, that would help with the global warming crisis as […]

free market, a tragical and fake concept

Friday, November 14th, 2008

According to wikipedia, free market means that the buyers and the sellers agree to a mutual exchange of property without external coercing or anyone of them coercing the other. Free market is a self-contradictory concept because even if we start with economic agents of equal power, small wealth inequalities become economic advantages, that is, coercion […]

whom to elect, again

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

I found the 3rd party presidential debate very instructive, thanks to the Free and Equal Elections group, Chris Hedges, the moderator, to the CSPAN as the technical backing, and to truthdig as the (re)publisher, as well as to democracynow, for the interviews taken to the alternative presidential candidates. That said, the whole presidential package is […]

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 […]

mandating private pension funds

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Some kind of capitalist trick invaded Romania lately: any man and his flea is bound by law to create and feed regularly an account in a private pension fund, for retirement. When the pension fund goes bust, the best thing that can happen for the retired is that the government will bail them out: then, […]

uniform wage increase: an inequality generator

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

In Romania, the parliament just decided (before the elections, of course, which suggests that we should keep them in continuous elections to make’em do their best) to increase with a blanket 50% the wages of those working in the public education. A college professor was getting about 1000 euro/month, his assistant 400 euro/month. So the […]

capitalism cannot handle free market

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Gee, look at them, I lived to see this too: the very capitalists themselves cannot handle the free market :). There is a natural reason why: the economy growth is always less than the debt growth, when the system is fine-tuned by the greedy for the greedy. All you can do meanwhile is just rename, […]

the capitalist genius

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Here’s the formula: Out of boredom or passion, transform some public knowledge into some new useful gadget or some new artistic expression, or get global: get some cheap resource from somewhere, put it in a shiny package and sell it somewhere else (dub it efficiency). Pass quickly through the capitalist crisis of how to make […]