Archive for August, 2008

The R-3volution of Political Philosophy

Posted in The R-Evolution of Political Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , on August 28th, 2008 by mrdirt

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

– Thomas H. Huxley

The purpose of the posts under this category, the main part of my blog, is to write down a few of my ideas so that i can elaborate on them. Hopefully, there are people out there with similar ideas and interests that will offer me their comments and feedbacks.

My thoughts regard the state of the human society, in other words the way we interact with the world around us and among ourselves. The limits to human behaviour, are set by the main institutions of humanity which include the political systems, the economic systems, religion, the law, education, parenthood, and many others that I will probably come up with later on.  I shall examine their nature (present), how they came to be (past), and the options available to us (future).

My ideas can be generally classified as anarchist or nihilist.

Anarchism is the political theory of a world based on a free society rather than the nation-state type of international system of the last 300 years. It is an ideology based on mutual aid and the liberty of the individual. Mutual aid, or social cooperation, has been the basis for survival of all sociable animals (humans, apes, wolves, lions, elephants, deers, horses, dolphins, etc). Individual freedom refers to the destruction of the state as a centre of power, to be replaced by local communities. Most people misunderstand the notion of anarchism to mean the absence of rule of law. In fact, it is rather the opposite as anarchism is the dispersal of power to local communities thus increasing the number of social contracts and therefore democracy. For more on this subject you can read Kropotkin. The economic side of anarchism was best described, in my opinion, by Proudhon’s and Rudolf Rocker’s anarcho-syndicalism which calls for the self-management of the workers, i.e. an economic system based on coop’s. Of course this is not the only branch of economic anarchism. There is also anarcho-communism and anarcho-collectivism, which are more popular, but personally I do not agree with them.

Nihilism is even more misunderstood than anarchism. Philosophical nihilism argued that life is pointless, void of objective meaning, purpose and intrinsic value. Although Nietzsche is considered the father of Nihilism he was vehemently opposed to this philosophy that encourages apathy toward life and the poisoning of the human soul. For Nietzsche, Christianity was the most nihilistic philosophy since it rejected the material world in favour of a non-existant after-life. Today what we understand as nihilism is exactly the opposite, it is Nietzsche’s teachings.

We must destroy the Homo Sapiens.

As told by the great Bill Hicks

Posted in The Meaning of Life with tags , on August 13th, 2008 by mrdirt

David Lynch meets Manga

Posted in Ideas for Tattoos with tags , on August 13th, 2008 by mrdirt

Two suns?

Posted in Ideas for Tattoos with tags , on August 13th, 2008 by mrdirt