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Surviving Modernism Through Life and Death [Jun. 12th, 2007|07:12 pm]
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"Today there is a lot of discussion revolving around the possibility of
a traditional art form, breaking the boundaries of modern subjectivism
and materialism. For many artists the main problem with modern art is
the unhealthy focus on crossing conventionalism with
traditionalism in an attempt to establish a new art form free from
its forerunners. It is said that modernism is the focus on the human
mind and its revolt against the physical boundaries, maintaining
natural laws and limitations. We see it in the denial of ethnic
differences, in "equality" between individuals, in "relativistic art",
but perhaps most clearly, in the worldview of modern man: the human
individual is the central creature of the cosmos and, as such, is seen
as the highest form of idea in the universe.

Several artists raged against this social conception, interpreting it
as a crime against the system in which we all live. They based their
ideas on the inseparability between object and subject and, as such,
denied the modern worldview where the human mind is thought to enact
total control over its physical surroundings. This journey proved to
be confusing, dramatic, and close to impossible - but their strong
wills aroused their senses with courage to live in a world they hated,
and to create something out of the past, presented for people living
today. Two of these heroes are the modernist writers Hermann Hesse and
Thomas Mann."

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A Definition of Truth [May. 24th, 2007|06:01 pm]
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Truth: isn't that what we've dedicated ourselves to if we are here ? The will to truth is a powerful inclination, only because it is the direct descendant of power itself.

Truth itself - what is it ? Truth is the elimination of falsehoods; it is a vacuosity - that is, it is a vessel out of which we can pour facts; the small range of that which is factual over and again; a relative value which is only just powerful enough to subdue all other values; in short, the overcoming of ideological illusions.

Truth, in other words, is the so-called 'light at the end of the tunnel'.

[Comments welcomed.]
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After the Silence... [Aug. 22nd, 2006|03:00 am]
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[Current Location |Home]
[mood |quixoticquixotic]

I have this to say: the great intent is undying, unfliching. It doesn't perish just because it takes repose. No, the thing lives on - even stronger, for the sake of its rest.


The words are clumsy, but together their poetic meaning is undeniable - they make my point; I endeavour only to transform a text of my philosophy, rendering its context something alien even to me, myself. Are poets not the most dangerous of foes ?


À la République, le plus vide et malléable chose-dans-elles-mêmes!
À la vérité, à la conquête la plus évasive et la plus digne à chercher!
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sociological theories [May. 27th, 2005|01:20 pm]
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ive been doing some reading on sociological theories
im a bit confused between conflict theories and consensus theories
ive read that they completely oppose each other and also that they compliment one another? how is it that they compliment one another? what are the main differences between each?
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Attention South Florida Atheists, Agnostics, Freethinkers, and Humanists [Mar. 4th, 2005|08:07 pm]
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Our current members and I of the Broward Atheists Meetup (www.browardatheists.com and in www.meetup.com) welcome all interested in atheism, theism, freethought, agnosticism, humanism, transhumanism, state and church seperation (otherwise known as seperation of sturch), and related topics to our Tuesday meetings after 6:30pm. The www.browardatheists.com website has details on our venue, it is currently a pub, but will change when more members are acquired. We're already bulging at the seams with an average attendance of about twelve. No matter your age, beliefs, or preferences, we'd like to hear your opinion. Even the sternest Christians may come and present their thoughts, because if you really believe we're going to hell, we sure don't want to be wrong about the subject, haha, but most members are pretty confident about their atheism and agnosticism. I mention the invitation only to be open-minded. Anyways, we usually discuss religion, politics, philosophy, etc. but do not feel obligated to have to order anything despite it being a pub. There is no membership fee either, it is an informal event so far seeing how we have too few to be more organized, but we'd like to be! And we'd like to have enough people to start some activism and be as productive as possible.

Aside from the weekly Tuesday meetings, there are fun events such as campfires and beach barbeques scheduled. We sure would like to cooperate with other groups and more members to voice the rights and freedoms we and others deserve regardless of our beliefs and with your ideas and help, this can be made possible. The current goal is to eliminate the negative stigma attached to our labels by altruism and stoicism such as scholarships and good deeds. E-mail me with any questions or better yet, any one else you can get in contact with from the website to get a clearer understanding of who and what we are. We turn no one down and encourage debate, skepticism, and reason. The meetings are definitely worthwhile and interesting or else I wouldn't waste the little free time I have as a college student to invite any one else to come join the experience. If you are in the area and find the time inconvenient with your busy schedule, no hard feelings will be had, but at least sign the guestbook so we can know you support us and wish you could come. :-)

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Observing Democracy [Jan. 23rd, 2005|03:12 pm]
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[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |Gwen Stefani - What You Waitin' For]

Democracy Isn't WorkingCollapse )

It is the west's calling card, but its global applicability is now in doubt

by Martin Jacques


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Dire Straits [Jan. 20th, 2005|06:15 pm]
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[mood |determineddetermined]
[music |Live - Lightning Crashes]

The Advent Of Timely Responsibility


To postpone any goals of advancement now would be to forfeit our very survival, as referencing these and other respected articles will tell you. We cannot afford to allow petty politics to foreclose on our potentially bright future. The need for democratic concensus is non-existent -- there is already a concensus which can only bring us to one resolution: that we must steel ourselves against the effects of our changing climate and divert from our current industrial course. Denial is futile. Deliberation is futile. In the words of Bismarck, "the great questions of our day are decided not by speeches and majority votes, but by blood and iron". There can be no room for error at this juncture. We can neither split hairs nor agree to disagree. We must not be wholly reactionary -- waiting until it is too late is not an option. Sound concern for our very survival - let alone our prosperity - is the pretext for our preventive action.

The Revolution begins; the Madness ends.

(Phoenix time - 18:20)

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(no subject) [Jan. 20th, 2005|04:52 pm]
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Progress or death
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A Simple(ish) Introduction [Jan. 18th, 2005|09:30 pm]
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[mood |contentcontent]

As the title implies, I'm going to try to keep this short'n'sweet. First of all, I'd like to thank those viewing this journal. I'd also like to give special thanks to those appreciating and even contributing the material we provide here.

This journal is for the development of the Veritist community and our principles. Any forward-thinker can be a Veritist. To be a Veritist, one must believe in progress - the betterment of ourselves, our kind and our living conditions. Veritism is flexible and transpolitical in that no specific policies are taken to be written-in-stone, only the understanding of what makes a good policy is irrevocably defined. One Veritist may hold specific political views which contrast sharply with those of another Veritist, but they will nonetheless push onward together, for our union is as diverse as it is simple, as strong as it is flowing.

We are the anthropological singularity; we are the developmental inevitability; we are the future; there is our way or no way. Excelsior!

Founder of the Veritist movement, Chairman of the Veritist Parties, Director of The Cause,
Scott J. Irving
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