The “evil genius”

It can make an intelligent person to accept the mere hypothetical articulation of logical possibilities as an explanation of a concrete fact, without any proof whatsoever.

There is not a more credulous mind than that of the skeptic. He believes that his attitude anchors him in the solid terrain of “objective reality”.

All skepticism is just a childish fear of the “evil genius” Descartes talked about, which is but the good and old Demiurge of the gnostics

 

Translation : Fabio L. Leite

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Anúncios

This is a BASIC point

Consider this: if all historical and cultural unity of a nation is dissolved along with the authority of the parents, of the Church, of traditional morality, and in its place it is inaugurated the rule of minorities under the protection of “human rights”, since a minority only gets the right to official protection when it is acknowledged by the dominant class, IT IS OBVIOUS, that there will be no other source of authority or social cohesion besides the arbitrary will of the dominant class, which will provide or deny protection according to its best interests. The diversity paradise will be the worst and most cynical of the tyrannies.

And in the name of ‘diversity’, and ‘against fascism’, soon, very soon, the murder of entire populations will be considered the perfection of democracy. This is not an exaggeration nor a figure of speech.
Olavo de Carvalho

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Fabio L. Leite

Political studies

Lesson number one of political studies:

PREMISE: the basic of all warfare is to do what the enemy will not imagine that you will do.

CONSEQUENCE: In military or political war, truth is almost always IMPLAUSIBLE.

COROLLARY: Any good military or political strategist will take into consideration the adversary`s criteria of plausibility to use it as a weapon against the adversary.

ADDENDUM: To the elites,the enemy to be deceived is always the people.

The impression of plausibility or implausibility, used to accept or not the news, is an infallible criteria to identify political imbecility. Anything that actually works in politics has to sound like conspiracy theories.

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Contemporary language

Contemporary language define “totalitarian regimes” as opposed to “modern democracies”. Yet, none of those regimes would have existed, or lasted, with the persistent, deliberate and abundant help they received from those same democracies. The same can be said of “Islamic terrorism”, which the media and popular imagination portray as opposed to democracies, and which also depends on them to live and prosper. And although these democracies boast that they represent “Western Civilization”, it is also a fact that they were built destroying immense parts of the legacy of this civilization, conserving just minor elements that coincided with its immediate interests.

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‘Radical intuitionism’

What I call ‘radical intuitionism’ can be thus summarized:

Intuition means the non-mediated perception that something is PRESENT.

A logical proposition is MADE of signs, but the IDENTITY BETWEEN TWO PROPOSITIONS is an object that is perceived by consciousness directly, not through signs, and is, therefore, the object of intuition.

Furthermore, understanding these propositions is THE SAME as understanding without mediation its apodictic truth.

Again, if the identity between two propositions is not PRESENT to consciousness WITHOUT MEDIATION, then it is simply impossible to perceive it.

Either the conection between two propositions is perceived in a single intuition, or it is never perceived at all (otherwise we would fall into and endless regression).

Therefore, the operation of reason itself is founded upon intuition or it has no founding at all.

Hence, there are not two kinds of knowledge, one rational and the other intuitive. There is only the difference between logical intuitions and sensible intuitions.

Reasoning is not, therefore, an operation specifically different from intuition, it is just the intuition of a special kind of object, which is the logical or ideal objects.

More generically, a thing may be thought indirectly through a sign, but the sign itself has to be perceived directly and not through another sign.

Cultivation of intelligence

Only the cultivation of intelligence for the nuances of language and harmony of forms, above all musical, can lead men beyond and above themselves, opening the dimension of the spirit.

Except for direct divine intervention, which is neither ordinary nor demandable, religious worship only has this capacity because of its aesthetic form, without which a rite is not a rite but a mere “cerimony”, asocial celebration (the endemic disease of contemporary evangelism).

Usual religious practice, in the modern world, has the effect of imprisoning the individual in the circle of habits, prejudices and mental quirks of his immediate social group, a kind of holy worldliness, which rewards him subjectively with the illusion of morality, which nothing but spineless conformism and necessity of social approval.

“Being in hell is to believe, by mistake, to be in heaven”. (Simone Weil)

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