All posts for the day September 25th, 2011

Social animals

Published September 25, 2011 by Tony


Man is alone!
Many people have already realized this, while others sense this feeling for few fleeting moments during the day.
Man is a social animal, that is to say that he joins, and lives together with his peers and perhaps with an instinct of sociability or relational innate, as many philosophers have written.  I personally tend more towards the thought of the philosopher Hobbes and his concept of ‘”Homo hominis lupus”, ie that each individual tends above all to assert himself, even to the detriment of others in society and the meeting takes place only when one realizes that joining is better to solve common problems, to which it is difficult to cope alone. And that beyond a few rare cases of altruism or solidarity pulses.
But, my thoughts turns to something else, if the man is no longer ‘alone’ when he is together someone.
Is the physical presence and affection to make us feel not alone?
I think not.
A person can be with the loved one, with family members, with friends or with 1000 persons and be alone!
It is not my intent to debate the difficulties of human relationships, difficulties exacerbated in recent decades.
I mean that inside our nature is housing a primitive instinct of individualism, that makes us be alone (individual) no matter who or how many are together.
That ego, interior and superior, that dominates our mind and let us isolate ourself even when in crowds.
That one giving us the impulse to survive, which keeps our innermost hidden secrets, which alienates us confirming our diversity … I’m me and you’re you.
Together or divided we always remain two separate units.

As instinctively and inevitably lonely, human being tends to relate just to find understanding, dialogue, affection and feel less alone.
But whatever happens, he remains alone!


Published September 25, 2011 by Tony


Misha Gordin - Shout -

Unless you are living in a small and quiet village or in the mountains, life in a big and crowded urban center is stressful.Then, if we add a chaotic and uncivilized coexistence, life becomes unlivable even.
That is why I am thinking that we are too many on this planet!
We look like an anthill, but the ants are much more polite, clean and respectful than us.
Too many people, too much pollution, too much concrete, too much noise, too much incivility, too many rules, too many laws, too many restrictions, too much inequality, too much violence, too much poverty, too much wealth………………

What does it take for things to change?

Either we collapse by a self-destruction or Mother Nature will batten down the hatches , at least I hope so.



Published September 25, 2011 by Tony

Controversy about list of gay politicians

listouting Blog

At least ten of the most homophobic Italian politicians are gay. The complaint comes from an anonymous WordPress blog called “Listaouting“,  listing names and surnames, evidently edited by anonymous activists for gay rights.

The list was published after the rejection of the homophobia bill for having homosexuals and homophobes politicians up against the wall. After the publication of the list, Parliament rebelled: for some it is just a hoax while for someone else is an unfounded libel and an impingement. But the controversy was also raised by homosexual organizations.
At the time of the announcement,  this initiative already caused controversy. Until few day ago the post said: “This initiative is to bring a little of ‘justice’ in a country where there are people who do not have any kind of defense against the daily attacks and insults by a political class hypocrite and bad “.  “We have the names of a dozen high-ranking prelates, other personalities from the worlds of entertainment and television.”
Then the warning: “From now on, any attack against the LGBT community by the Catholic hierarchy, the world of information, policy, we will reserve the right to respond adequately.”
The gay community is torn. “The extreme practice of ‘outing’ is not part of our culture, but the case has to open a discussion about the ‘policy coherence’ and how ‘homosexuality is perceived in this country’.”
While in Italy the debate on equal rights between the sexes takes on these contours, as always, ridiculous and unnecessary, in Germany passed a law that guarantees equal rights to gay couples.

As always, the ones that should be basic rights still remain difficult claims to pursue because sexual tendency if different from the “normality”, imposed by someone at history dawn, is a perversion or crime, worldwide.
This just is the civilized world we are living in.