This is a brief report of economic analysis, with popular features, which I made hoping to simplify one of the contradictions of Capitalism. I could have named this article “The chimera of changing what can’t be changed”, just to make clear that our efforts must go towards another direction, that of overcoming the current system of production and social control. Continue reading
When I was a kid in the early ‘70’s there were those who put forth propositions, and those who had dreams. There were sunny beaches, and bright skies at night with so many stars. All that was a wonder to me.
I must strive to clean up my thoughts among the waves and the winds that blow whirls of blaze and blizzards, before my brain’s boat is capsized by the breakers. I see stairways that try to climb up to heaven, and I see waters that smoke, blurred visions while Joe is on the run. And a hose 50-foot long in the Garden of Eden, right where the sun sets, YES! Where the sun sets. Continue reading
If you think that the old trite reactionary logic of good and bad is the answer to Charlie Hebdo vile attack, then you are completely off the scent.
No, Man is not made to be dominated, crushed, conquered, subjugated, oppressed and annihilated by any power, be it divine or temporal. Continue reading
Rupert walked thru the valley, clambered up the road that led to the town of Barguisepoop to reach the hills on the outskirts where Neath Faum lived. He had always wanted to meet him, and learn more about his legendary eye behind, the eye with which he could see through the look of wisdom. Continue reading
On November 9th celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall took place. Rivers of words, opinions— and beer—flowed to commemorate the victory of the Free World against the Communist Devil, which afflicted the Earth for over 70 years. And what about the other countries where the wonders of real socialism are still a-going? Socialism, Communism? On this planet, this one? The one with chocolate?? I should have realized!! Continue reading
My friend Gavin called me the other morning, he was like “Hey Bob, the bear has gone back to his den”.
He shut himself off in Ireland for a while, as he needed to meditate over “some itchy things” in his life. When Gavin does that, it means he needs to take some time for himself, leave him alone, and he will soon be back stronger and livelier than ever. Continue reading
I think everybody knows the sad story of Reyhaneh Jabbari, the Iranian woman of 26 executed last Saturday, October 25th, despite an international campaign calling for a reprieve. She was sentenced to death for killing Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former intelligence ministry worker, who was trying to sexually abuse her. Continue reading
Last Tuesday (Oct 7th) my colleague Howard McCoy published an article about environmental issues and agriculture on Qoobix, a project we are debugging and of which we’ve been discussing for so long now, and that it is possible with thanks to the courtesy of Planters’ Guild which has provided a lot of precious material about farming processes, agronomy and studies. Continue reading
Bitcoño was conceived in the muddy waters of the flowing river where numbers, strings, routines and rules get together to swim upstream, gaining the worth of algorithms, a species that lives and thrives at the top.
Unlike its paper siblings, it had been born without mass, and this made it think that it was like a photon, allowed to reach the highest speed, to roam free, and to go wherever it liked.
It had been a lively newborn indeed, which, as soon as it had gained trust of the world around, had begun to jump up and up and up, actually reaching high heights, and enjoying its lightness and nimbleness. Continue reading
The Scots (55% to 45%) decided that the loot won’t be a whole apanage (the right to receive a benefit, e.g. money or other provision, granted by the government) for Scotland, but it will keep being paid out, according to what is already established with the Crown, or the United Kingdom if you prefer.
Well, as I said many times to my Scottish friends, the problem is not to gain independence from a government, but independence from the government. What’s the use of replacing a master with another one? Continue reading