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Freedom fighting

In ethics, freedom, philosophy, relationship on December 9, 2013 at 12:41

Did you notice that the people who are the loudest at claiming themselves freedom fighters are the first to get angry at you if you disagree? They can’t stand your freedom to have your own opinion.

Fans and Fanatics

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2011 at 07:55

I sometime can like or dislike something (e.g. an opinion) very strongly. But I CAN’T imagine myself being one of the people who think that if a human being doesn’t share all their important beliefs, tastes and opinions he or she is always a bad person, evil, empty space, hell bound, enemy, doesn’t deserve listening. My heart just can’t accept this. In fact, its normally looking for ways to redeem people. And thanks goodness for that!

(ps one of the reasons I eventually gave up my religion)

Free speech

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2011 at 07:26

I don’t think free speech exists yet. We hear from time to time, that it didn’t existed in the Soviet Union, or it doesn’t exist in modern China. Well it doesn’t exist anywhere. Its just a pretense. Lets be honest. If you forbid saying anything offending – that is it. Any strong opinion on important matter can offend the opposite side. So governments, organizations, etc forbid some allegedly “bad” groups of people or individuals to speak on their own behalf. And what does that do? It turns them into martyrs for indecisive people. It shows to those who didn’t make heir opinion yet – the government is afraid that if “baddies” speak, they will take over, that they may actually have truth on their side. Its so easy to wave your sword at somebody who is not allowed to do so in our “civilized” society. For me its strange, how on Earth you can convince somebody what’s right and what’s wrong if you don’t let other side publicly defend itself?

Of course no viable government will allow open propaganda against itself on the prime time TV. Its understandable. Of course children should be protected from unappropriated content. But why not have a web site (or a radio station) easily accessible for all adults where absolutely anything could be said, any opinion discussed, and where any crazy lunatic could explain his or her point of view (and being praised or remotely”beaten” for that). And then, we WOULD have freedom of speech. 0 comments Links to this post

Three Things you should Never do to an Artist…

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2011 at 16:49

From my own experience & what other artists told me:

– Never say “you have talent”. For many artists it translates into “you don’t work hard – just use your talent every time, have a free ride”.

– Your painting is very good: it looks almost like a photograph… (then whats a point of doing a painting???)

– Never give to an artist an artwork of another artist as a gift unless you are ABSOLUTELY sure he or she will like it. Just ask! We lot have normally very strong preferences in art!

PS. Personally I found patronizing words like “clever girl” be real killers…

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