|Posted on March 9, 2015 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
Ook de democratie zoals wij die (denken te) kennen, heeft zijn levenscyslus. In den beginne is er vooral idealisme, wat verwordt naar pragmatisme en vervalt naar opportunisme en hopelijk weer valt in een zelfvernieuwend neo-idealisme
|Posted on March 9, 2015 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
Politics was once about beliefs and society. Now it’s a worship of money
Remember when elections were about society, health, literacy, welfare? All bow now to the god of business
For the past 40 years, politicians have been in thrall to the world of business.
As elections draw near, the discussion shrinks to one simple question: are you better off now than you were f...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 7, 2015 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
The challenge is to find the balance between individual freedom and collectivity. The question is if this is a static or dynamic point. Up to now it seems like this point has never been reached and/or that it is very dynamic. Could it be that the countries that nowadays are ranked as the happiest countries have proximate this point?Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
Savater states that utopia is per definition an totalitarian state, where the "correct" way of living is "enforced". I goes on stating that this has not worked. He advocates not to create utopia but to have ideals and try to materialize these.
|Posted on February 21, 2015 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English novelist, journalist, sociologist and historian.
Religion in Wells' utopia is a personal need - as natural a part of life as hunger and thirst. Modern Utopian religion rejects the teaching that every human is born in sin. This illustration shows a Modern Utopian on his yearly pilgrimage of spiritual solitude. This pilgrimage allows him to reach the high distances of God. For seven consecutive days of each year every man or w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 19, 2015 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
Balance between the individual and the collectivity.
|Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
A better world, a better society, a better human being is the only viable option for the future. A better person, a better society, a better world. It is more about us, we, and less about me. It is about inclusion and not exclusion. It is about living together.
|Posted on February 6, 2015 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Utopia is based on trust. Trust is the result of people behaving trustwordy.
|Posted on February 3, 2015 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
The design of the ideal socitey in influenced by the time the signe is made. The thinker starts with the current state and seek sollutions for current challenges. That is why every generation should rethink utopia.
|Posted on February 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Yes and know. Everybody is respected. Everybody has the right to develope his talent to full potencial. Everybody will have their basic needs met. But evrybody will be unique and different.