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Occupy Congress Starts Tomorrow

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Just a friendly reminder to all you freedom loving people in the greater D.C. area, Occupy Congress starts tomorrow, January 17th! If you care about the fact that your political system has been failing for decades, now is the time to speak out.

Democracy goes to who ever shows up.

Presently, the corporations and bankers (and their dollars) have been gaining large amounts of our precious politician’s favor. The only way to counter this (without an equal amount of money) is with massive amounts of people power.

So get involved in the people’s uprising. It has never been easier than it is today, and you can help make a better world just by showing up.

Finding Popper’s Better World

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

(‘Just thinking ’bout photography’s rule of thirds.’)

Humans are incredible creatures.

Supporting this statement are the following words, penned by Philosopher Karl Popper, who stood for “world citizenship, peace on earth, and emancipation through knowledge.”

On boldness:

“I am all for intellectual boldness. We cannot be intellectual cowards and seekers of truth at the same time. A seeker of truth must dare to be wise – he must dare to be a revolutionary in the field of thought.”

On politics:

“Part of our search for a better world must consist in the search for a world in which others are not forced to sacrifice their lives for the sake of an idea.”

“The question ‘Who should rule’ should be replaced by an entirely different and much more modest question such as ‘How can we organize our political institutions so that bad or incompetent rulers can do the minimum amount of damage?'”

“The task of legislation is to allow the greatest possible freedom of every citizen to co-exist with the greatest possible freedom of every other citizen.”

On being equally ig’nant:

“The main source of our ignorance lies in the fact that our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite. In our infinite ignorance we are all equal.”

See? Humans rock, even in our infinite ignorance.