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quinta-feira, 30 de agosto de 2012

Left-wing? Nice to meet You!

Illustration for the Website: The Insider
(Greece)


"Politics Without Idealism" - Paulo Zerbato/2011


Αριστερός; Χαίρω πολύ! Του Οδυσσέα Ιωάννου
ΤΡΊΤΗ, 05 ΙΟΎΝΙΟΣ 2012 

Υπάρχει ένα σημείο που παραδίνεσαι. Ξέπνοος από εκατοντάδες συζητήσεις, αντιπαραθέσεις, αναγνώσεις άρθρων και αναλύσεων, ενδοσκόπησης, μελέτης της Ιστορίας, επαναπυροδότησης των ονείρων σου, “κρατημάτων” της λογικής σου και δικών σου δημόσιων παρεμβάσεων, φτάνεις στην στιγμή που έχεις κουράγιο για μία μόνο λέξη. Ένα ναι ή ένα όχι χωρίς επεξηγήσεις, κλείνοντας τους δρόμους της διαπραγμάτευσης, γιατί είσαι πια κομμάτια από μία διαρκή αϋπνία, μία υπερένταση μηνών, χρόνων. Χρήσιμη περίοδος. Γνωριστήκαμε καλύτερα μεταξύ μας. Ο συμπαθητικός περιπτεράς που με έσωσε δεκάδες φορές πουλώντας μου τσιγάρα μετά τα μεσάνυχτα, είναι Χρυσαυγίτης. Όχι όψιμος, πολλά χρόνια τώρα. Χαίρω πολύ! Εκείνος, με την σειρά του έμαθε έπειτα από χρόνια πως είμαι αριστερός. Χαίρω πολύ!
  
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quarta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2012

Eye Of Horus Tattoo

Image to the Blog: Kato´s Blog


"Olho de Horus" - Paulo Zerbato/2000



Tattoo Eye of RA, Egyptian Eye of Horus Tattoos, Egyptian Tattoo pictures, Egyptian Style:


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domingo, 26 de agosto de 2012

Towards… Libertarian Social Theory?

Illustration for thr Website: Students For Liberty


"The Weight Of Oppression" - Paulo Zerbato/2010


Towards… Libertarian Social Theory?
Posted in Feb 09 2012
By Adam Smith
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......According to the common definition, “Sociology is the development of systematic knowledge about social life, the way it is organized, how it changes, its creation in social action, and its disruption and renewal in social conflict.” Broadly speaking, libertarianism advocates the establishment of non-coercive voluntary associations as alternatives to coercive political institutions. Political non-interference, however, does not entail the disappearance of perceived social disparities for many people. If one values race or gender equality, for instance, they may be hard-pressed to see how “the market” will benefit them.

If you took offense to that last sentence, please, allow me to make your critique for you. “Of course political freedom addresses equality, for the market views everyone as individuals. Indeed, the market is blind to racism and sexism and class discrimination and whatever other made-up collectivist nonsense you believe exists. Libertarianism, methodologically, treats everybody as an individual actor, and in this way achieves equality under the law; stop wasting my time.” The libertarian that makes this all-encompassing rejection of social group dynamics reveals a sort of tunnel vision, a narrow-mindedness that gives rise to blind faith in an entity called the “the market.” More embarrassingly, it highlights what seems to be a severe inability to understand the nature of those very market forces that are supposed to be viable alternatives to political coercion!

To be clear, it is true that the state has exacerbated the oppression of certain groups in a big way. However, it has been well-documented by many scholars (here and here) that group oppression is most often a result of social norms and conformities, which over time become reaffirmed through political coercion [iii]. In other words, the social subjugation of groups in society does not disappear without political coercion. It is for this reason that libertarians should both learn the nature of social change within a market framework and understand how to apply it to specific social sciences.

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quarta-feira, 22 de agosto de 2012

Traumi e Shock Emotivi

Illustration for the Blog: http://blog.libero.it
(Italy)


"To Corrupt The Innocence" - Paulo Zerbato/2009


PSICOPATOLOGIA, SISTEMA "IMMUNITARIO" PSICHICO, RESILIENZA, ESPERIENZE TRAUMATICHE DI VITA, DISTURBO POST-TRAUMATICO
Post n°5471 pubblicato il 15 Maggio 2011 da psicologiaforense


RIPROGRAMMARE CORPO E MENTE DOPO L'ESPERIENZA TRAUMATICA, AFFRONTARE LA SOFFERENZA E RISCOPRIRE LA FORZA INTERIORE. LA RESILIENZA COME IMMUNITA’ PSICHICA


TRAUMI E SHOCK EMOTIVI.
RESILIENZA: USCIRE DALL'INCUBO DI VIOLENZE, INCIDENTI, LUTTI ED ESPERIENZE ANGOSCIOSE.

Dopo terribili ferite che la vita può lasciare nell'animo umano (incidenti, lutti, perdite, abbandoni, traumi, ecc...) alcuni di noi sono capaci di “tornare a vivere” mentre altri cadono nella "morte dello spirito" che a volte, coincide con la morte del corpo. E questo avviene perché ciascuno ha una sorta di sistema IMMUNITARIO DELLA PSICHE che si chiama “RESILIENZA” e che attiva le risorse psico-fisiche individuali permettendo alla persona di superare i momenti dolorosi dell'esistenza e di evolvere, nonostante le avversità.






terça-feira, 21 de agosto de 2012

Adeus, dias de glória

Ilustração para o Blog: Céu Aberto
de Walkyria Rennó Suleiman


"Satyagraha" - Paulo Zerbato/2010


Adeus, dias de glória
Postado em 26 de abril de 2010


Bom, vou dizer que ia fazer uma campanha internacional contra a moderação de comentários.

Como o Sylvio, sonhava com a fama, seria lembrada como a blogueira que aboliu a moderação, que partiu pra ação, derrubando barreiras e moderadores do todos os países, credos, classe, cama mesa e banho!

Tinha até o logotipo, olha só que lindo, é uma ilustração do blog do Paulo Zerbato que é muuuuito bacana, inclusive. Já havia pedido permissão a ele pra usar alguma coisa de lá....... claro que não comentei a grandiosidade, senão ele podia querer cobrar, sabe cumé né? Fique na dúvida entre essas duas imagens!!

Mas vai daí que o Henrique que além de pimenta é bardo, e um cara que eu adoro de paixão, veio com um papo que não gosta da palavra de verificação no meu blog. Ah, me acabei com isso. Eu, toda libertária e ele me amolando com a Palavra de Verificação, que a partir de agora é PV.

Não bastasse isso, vem a Betina, declara que seus 200 filhos ficaram à mercê de comentários desagradáveis em seus, apenas 25 blogs. Ai gentefina.... fiquei entre a cruz e caldeirinha..... expressão de véio, nossa! (na verdade, nunca entendi bem esse ditado)

Pensei o dia todo, entre uma coisa e outra, vinha a sombra do bardo me acusando de agitadora barata. Meus sonhos de fama e glória esvaneceram-se na bruma desse outono - calorento, por sinal.

Voltando pra casa, cometi algumas infrações no trânsito, tipo coisa leve, não dar frente, nem passagem, nem parar em sinal amarelo, tudo na ansiedade diante do possível ataque que poderia sofrer sem moderação de comentários, como minha irmã pluri-vitelina, a Betina, sofreu......."

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sábado, 18 de agosto de 2012

Kardia Love

Illustration in the Blog: kaaz


"Kardia" - Paulo Zerbato/2011



O Simbolismo do Coração


A etimologia da palavra "coração" como símbolo revela sua universalidade. "A raiz indo-européia krd ou kered deriva de kardia, em grego; que se desenvolve para cardíaco, cardiograma, endocárdio, pericárdio e outros termos médicos. Cor, em latim desenvolve-se para cordial, acordar, discordar, recordar, recurso, coragem e misericórdia. Sua terminação pelo sufixo aumentativo traz a idéia de reforço. Muitas autoridades associam "credo" com esta raiz latina cor, que deriva também para credencial, acreditar, crédito, credulidade, recrear etc. E, finalmente, heorte, em anglo-saxão, que se desenvolve para heart, hearten, hearty, heartless etc".

Podemos concluir, do acima exposto, que a raiz krd expressa principalmente a idéia de centro, reforçada, em português, pelo sufixo ção. A expressão desse centro aparece claramente em caroço/coroço. Seus derivados também indicam formas de conhecimento, como nas palavras: credo, acreditar e crédito; ou de comportamento, como em cordialidade e misericórdia.

Lembrar com o coração é decorar ou recordar. Brigar com ousadia e intrepidez é brigar junto com ele, isto é, com coragem. Ficar sem ele é ficar descorçoado, sem centro e sem direção. Chegar a soluções conjuntas é unir os corações, como em concordar, chegar a um acordo. Ser prudente ou sensato é ser cordato, assim como resolver ou recobrar os sentidos é acordar.



quarta-feira, 15 de agosto de 2012

Through The Eyes Of The Media

Illustration for the Website: Patent Lawyer Salary
(New Zealand)

"Laws" - Paulo Zerbato/2009


Through The Eyes Of The Media: The Employment Relations Law Reform Bill 

The Bill

During 2003, there were several media reports about a so-called forthcoming Review of 
the Employment Relations Act and an associated ‘fine-tuning’ to the Act. The Review 
appeared to be based on three different developments. First, the Department of Labour 
had launched several research projects to estimate the employment relations changes 
prompted by the Act (see the research report of Waldegrave et al. (2003) on the 
Department’s website: www.dol.govt.nz). Second, a tripartite working party, which 
included employer and union representatives, had discussed ways of dealing with issues 
surrounding contracting out and business transfers. Subsequently, this led to the ‘transfer 
of undertakings’ provision. Third, the constant delay of rumored changes to the 
Employment Relations Act resulted in several media reports and it was speculated that 
the Cabinet was divided over the proposed changes (see Rasmussen & White 2004b)...."



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segunda-feira, 13 de agosto de 2012

Building Bridges

Illustration for the Blog: Fatima Al-Hashimi
(Denmark)


"Building Bridges" - Paulo Zerbato/2011



Danish Defence League’s Idiotiske Planer
Posted on Juni 22, 2012 by FATIMA


dr.dk kan man læse om, at DDL har planer om at dukke op i Danmarks såkaldte ‘ghettoer’ med plakater af de velkendte Muhammedtegninger med Profeten som en vældig ucharmerende terrorist og med bombe i turbanen(bare det at tænke på de tegninger igen, giver mig kvalme). Deres noget så “fornuftige” talsmand siger følgende:

“Vi tager ud i ghettoområder med plakater med billeder af profeten Muhammed med bombe i turbanen. Vi starter ikke balladen. Det er vores land, og vi har ret til at være der. Men hvis de kommer flyvende ned, så forsvarer vi os hundrede procent,”
(Taget fra dr.dk)

De skulle efter sigende gøre dette for den såkaldte ytringsfriheds skyld. Sådan idioti skal man længe lede efter. De ved udemærket godt, at dette kommer til at skabe problemer og evt. vold, men på trods af dette, ønsker de at gøre det. Dermed ikke sagt, at det ville være korrekt, at te til vold hvis DDL gør dette, men faktum er, at man ikke kan kontrollere ethvert menneske og hvordan det kommer til at reagere i en given situation. Det er specielt ikke let at kontrollere folk, der allerede evt. bor i socialt belastede områder, eller områder med meget pres og sværheder.



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domingo, 12 de agosto de 2012

The Third - De(sir)e

Illustration for the Website: Just Post Everything


"Imposition Of Desires" - Paulo Zerbato/2011



The Third - De(sir)e
Posted July 24, 2012
By Arvin


Everyone has the desire to find a single constant in this variable reality we experience. Out of everything in this world, man fears uncertainty and the unknown the most. Yet his desire to grow draws him to experience more of this particular sort of fear. I surmise that this is because inwardly, he is driven to pursue those that he deems unknowable or beyond his person. He admits to his limitation, his finite existence therefore he tries to seek this “constant” from somewhere outside of himself.

Looking to our past, our history is filled with men and women who have left lasting impressions on our collective being. Their legacies exist because they too felt the need to answer to their burning desires. To answer questions that don’t have answers which can be found within the confines of their own little minds. We all accept and acknowledge the limits of our mortality. And in this acceptance we find the need to move beyond our current states and try to achieve a higher form.

We live the complex form of a binary existence. Most of the things we do are governed only by two choices – yes or no. But upon my reflection (and I believe that this is not unique only to me – as various people shared this sentiment in one form of another) another binary form we have to answer to is whether to believe or not. Man cannot continue living without believing in something. It can be an ideal, belief in another person, or in the self but he cannot go on without believing. Without this belief to hold on to, man is cast adrift in a sea of doubt. Doubts about worth, life, friendships and efforts. What can you be working towards without a staunch belief in a definitive goal? One that you feel cannot be touched by time and circumstance? A constant that’s waiting for you at the end of your struggles?

Although we wish for such a thing, we understand that goals and dreams often change depending on what we can and cannot do. But it doesn’t mean that investing in that belief is wasted, in fact, it empowers us to do much more.


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sexta-feira, 10 de agosto de 2012

Tükenmişlik Sendromu

Illustrattion for the Blog: Bunu Bugün Öğrendim
(Turkey)



Tükenmişlik Sendromu

Tükenmişlik kavramı ilk kez 1970'lerde tanımlandı. Ruhsal ve fiziksel açıdan enerjinin tükenişi anlamına gelen bu kavram, bireyin iş hayatında ve duygusal hayatında birçok soruna yol açabiliyor. Verimli ve üretken çalışma isteğini kaybeden kişi, kendisini çalıştığı işyerinin bir parçası olarak görmemeye başlıyor. Kendisini yorgun ve bitkin hissediyor ve sosyal ilişkilerden kaçınıyor. Kişinin sorunları hem işine hem de ailesi ve arkadaşları ile olan hayatına yansıyor.
Maslach Tükenmişlik Envanteri, tükenmişlik kavramını üç ayrı boyutta ele almakta: duygusal tükenmişlik, duyarsızlaşma ve kişisel başarı.Tükenmişlik sendromunun ortaya çıkışının 12 adımı olduğu önesürülmüş, bunlar sırayla şöyle:...."


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quarta-feira, 8 de agosto de 2012

Psychological Crutches

Illustration for the Website: Designing The Enemy

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Pervasive strong image horror, violence and gore, language and sexuality



"Psychological Crutches" - Paulo Zerbato/2011

sábado, 4 de agosto de 2012

Uncompromising Dogma

Illustration for the Blog: Bowalley Road
by CHRIS TROTTER (New Zealand)

"Politics Without Idealism" - Paulo Zerbato/2011


Business As Usual: Labour Disowns "Uncompromising Dogma"
Posted in friday, July 13, 2012


Politics Without Idealism: Paulo Zerbato's grim painting offers an acerbic commentary on the notion that political action can somehow be divorced from the ideals ("uncompromising dogma") which inspired it. In the face of inescapable moral challenges, it is "business as usual" (or as close to "usual" as you can make it) that paves the road to perdition.


“WE CAN’T AFFORD the luxury of uncompromising dogma.” The Green Party should write that down. It’s a direct quote from Labour’s deputy-leader and environment spokesperson, Grant Robertson.

He was speaking alongside (and keeping an eye on, a cynic might suggest) David Cunliffe at a “Labour and the Environment” forum held at the Titirangi Public Library on Saturday, 23 June. I took down Mr Robertson’s words because they were so obviously intended to alert all left-leaning political activists (including Mr Cunliffe) that Labour will be offering no hostages to fortune when it comes to formulating environmental policies for the 2014 election.

It’s worth spending a little time unpicking Mr Robertson’s statement. Obviously, his “uncompromising dogma” barb was directed at the environmental policies of other parties – but which ones?

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sexta-feira, 3 de agosto de 2012

New Rules - Old Transgressions

Illustration for the blog: Bowalley Road
by CHRIS TROTTER (New Zealand)

"Impossibility Of Communication" - Paulo Zerbato/2011


New Rules - Old Transgressions: Some Thoughts On Labour's Proposed Constitutional Changes
Posted in friday, July 20, 2012

Let The Party Speak: Only by striking down the blatantly self-protective rules with which the parliamentary wing of the Labour Party has surrounded itself, can the rank-and-file and affiliate members recover their autonomy and rebuild their organisation into a political force capable of rescuing the nation. (Painting by Paulo Zerbato)


LAST WEEKEND, Labour’s governing body, the New Zealand Council, endorsed a comprehensive overhaul of the party’s constitution. These new rules have the potential to revolutionise left-wing politics in New Zealand – but only if Labour’s rank-and-file membership and its trade union affiliates summon all their courage and imagination to the party’s annual conference in November. That is the moment to reclaim the Labour Party from an ideologically suspect, intellectually moribund and morbidly self-protective Labour Caucus. If the moment is allowed to pass, then the Review Committee will be remembered only for giving Labour MPs new rules for committing old trangressions.


The rule changes on affiliation to the party, for example, could see a host of advocacy groups bringing political commitment, membership and, most importantly, bold, evidence-based policies, to the process of constructing Labour’s new election “platform”. Imagine Mike Smith and his Fabians as fully-fledged affiliates, with votes to cast, debating economic policy. But, why stop at the Fabians? If left-wing activists with interests ranging from the arts and public broadcasting, to urban planning and industrial democracy, decide to get their act together they’ll incorporate a society or institute, affiliate it to Labour, and feed their ideas directly into the party's deliberations.


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quinta-feira, 2 de agosto de 2012

All Our Knowledge Brings Us Nearer To Our Ignorance

Illustration for the blog: Education For Solidarity
Posted by Corina

"Knowledge Without Wisdom II" - Paulo Zerbato/12


Opening Stanza from Choruses from "The Rock" (1934)
by T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) 


The Eagle soars in the summit of Heaven,
The Hunter with his dogs pursues his circuit.

O perpetual revolution of configured stars,
O perpetual recurrence of determined seasons,
O world of spring and autumn, birth and dying.

The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word.
All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance,
All our ignorance brings us nearer to death,
But nearness to death no nearer to GOD.

The cycles of Heaven in twenty centuries
Bring us farther from GOD and nearer to the Dust.

Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?



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