Sunday, September 17, 2006

What the Pope says...

I am not a religious person, because I do not believe in Religions.
But I understand who believes.
In a world where most of the people struggle to find the way for surviving, in a world full of bad and so poor of good, Religion is very often the only hope to bear everyday life.
And that was understood since the dawn of humanity.
There was always someone more intelligent that, promising a better life after death, could make a nice profit on the need of the mass.
Man likes the thought he won't really die, that a part of himself will live eternally, and likes to believe what ALL religions promise.

In that Christianism and Islamism have more in common than one could think.
We have the Pope and the Church who fuck us in the name of God, they have the Ajatollah who fucks them in the name of Allah.

Both do the same mistake: try to be the only ones.
They should just share the mass of believers.
It is always the same story, greediness brings to war.
The Pope should just make an agreement with the Ajatollah:
I fuck mine and you fuck yours.

This is the only road to peace...

Monday, September 11, 2006


Today I read something about 9/11, I will see something more tonight in the news.
I must say, living in Italy, I have to share with it, the only one, most important part of it: the thought of death.
All the rest, how, where and why is irrelevantly unimportant for the ones who died and the ones who survived.
Something like this happened in the past and something like this will happen in the future.
In another place, for other reasons, in another time.
But it will still have in common with it that dramatic, inexorable thing that is death.
When we go to a funeral, when we witness a death or even worse, many deaths, we cry.
But we do not cry for them.
We cry for ourselves, because we realize, we suddenly are obliged to remember that death is there, today for him and tomorrow for us.
We are obliged to acknowledge that we are human and since we were born, we will die.
I could have been one of them...
Everybody could have been one of them, there or somewhere else.

Dying is nothing, it takes just a second.
What matters is the time that goes from the moment you realize you are dying and the moment you do.
That make a death as terrible and as horrible as it can be and as it surely was for the dead of 9/11.
All the rest is just History.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Islamism and Christianity, are they different?

Mediaevalism, with its saints and martyrs, its love of self-torture, its wild passion for wounding itself, its gashing with knives, and its whipping with rods--Mediaevalism is real Christianity, and the mediaeval Christ is the real Christ.
And in that is not different from Islam. Islamism is the contemporary Mediaevalism, Hallah is the Mediaeval Christ.
The ideals that we owe to Christ are the ideals of the man who abandons society entirely, or of the man who resists society absolutely, or the man who dies for his Religion.
Both Christianity and Islamism preach the same.
The terrible truth that pain and death are a mode through which man may realise himself and reach Heaven exercises a wonderful fascination over both worlds.
Shallow speakers and shallow thinkers in pulpits and on platforms often talk about the world's worship of pleasure, and whine against it.

But the contemporary Western world is not Christian anymore.
In the contemporary Western world with the new ideals of the beauty of life and the joy of living, men cannot understand Mediaeval Christ.
The evolution of man is slow. The injustice of men is great.
In Mediaeval times to control the society it was necessary that pain should be put forward as a mode of self-realisation. Even now, in some places in the world, the message of Christ is necessary.
Its first aim is to kill individualism, killing the man's aim to beauty and joy and to a better life.
An Islamist who lives happily under the present system of government in Middle East must either believe that man has no soul, or that, if he has, it is not worth developing.
To him the Christian ideal is a true thing.
Christ did not revolt against authority. He accepted the imperial authority of the Roman Empire and paid tribute. He endured the ecclesiastical authority of the Jewish Church, and would not repel its violence by any violence of his own.
But the modern world has schemes.
It proposes to do away with poverty and the suffering that it entails. It desires to get rid of pain, and the suffering that pain entails.

What we see today IS not the clash between two religions, it is the clash between the old view of society and the modern one.
The problem to be solved is how to bring forward a world that is centuries behind, how to pass from Mediaevalism to Renaissance in the shortest possible time.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Tips for "good" bloggers and copywrongers.

1) Avoid P2P.
That is where the mass goes. Nothing creative and very little good quality.
Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but badly compressed free editions of great movies are absolutely detestable.

2) Try to make yours what you copy.Try to write something creative.But remember:
If a man's work is easy to understand, an explanation is unnecessary.
And if his work is incomprehensible, an explanation is wicked.

3) Use pictures. Since the introduction of printing, and the fatal development of the habit of reading amongst
the middle and lower classes of this world, there has been a tendency in literature to appeal more and more to the eye.
One picture is worth a million words, if it is the right one.
The conception of making a blog out of a picture is excellent. Much of the best modern literature springs from the
same aim. In a very ugly and sensible age, the arts borrow, not from life, but from each other.

4) Talk, if you can, about yourself.
When people talk to us about others they are usually dull. When they talk to us about themselves they are nearly always interesting,
To have a style so gorgeous that it conceals the subject is one of the highest achievements of a blogger.
You also should acknowledge that it is quite easy by continued reiteration to make the public interested in your own personality.
In your journalistic articles tell the world what you had for dinner, where you get your clothes, what wines you like, and in what state of health you are, just as if you were writing weekly notes for some popular newspaper of our own time. This being the least valuable side of your work, is the one that has had the most obvious influence. A publicist, nowadays, is a man who bores the community with the details of his private life.
Talk about “the relativity theory" and most of your readers will run away.
Talk about you cat's moods and most of them will go on reading...

5) Do some physical work.
The best ideas were the ones I had when washing floors.
I have a 500sq meters house and wash daily all floors.
Do not overdo. Remember: think and you'll create the problem of disposal of ideas.

6) Think and Write for yourself.
For the critic the work of art is simply a suggestion for a new work of his own, that need not necessarily bear any obvious resemblance to the thing it criticizes. The one characteristic of a beautiful form is that one can put into it whatever one wishes, and see in it whatever one chooses to see.
When the work is finished it has, as it were, an independent life of its own, and may deliver a message far other than that which was put into its lips to say.

7) Criticism demands infinitely more cultivation than creation does.
More difficult to do a thing than to talk about it?
It is very much more difficult to talk about a thing than to do it. In the sphere of actual life that is of course obvious. Anybody can make history.
Only a great man can write it.

8) The one duty we owe to history is to re-write it. Men are the slaves of words. When man acts he is a puppet. When he describes he is a poet.

9) All blogger's creation must be absolutely subjective, a mood of his own mind.

10) Be fair, but be unfair. A blogger cannot be fair in the ordinary sense of the word. It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always absolutely valueless.
Blogging is a passion, and is inevitably colored by emotion, and depending upon fine moods and exquisite moments, cannot be narrowed into the rigidity of a scientific formula or a theological dogma. It is to the soul that the blogger must speak.

11) Just write. Blogging does not spring from inspiration, but it makes others inspired. Reason is not the faculty to which it appeals.

12) A blogger will ever be curious of new sensations and fresh points of view. Through constant change, and through constant change alone, he will find
his true unity. He will not consent to be the slave of his own opinions. For what is mind but motion in the intellectual sphere?
The essence of thought, as the essence of life, is growth.

13) Always remember you live in a virtual world. The Blogger, who accepts the facts of life, and yet transforms them into something interesting, and makes them vehicles of new growth and shows their color-element, and their wonder, builds out of them a world more real than reality itself.

14) Fuck any tip. Be yourself and write yourself.
If it is a good or bad work...who cares? The important is that you have fun...