Κυριακή, 25 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

25 12 2011






Κυριακή, 18 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

globalization & social media nonsense

what is globalization really, other than the coordinated bloodthirsty efforts of the mortiferous economic system, which has one purpose and one purpose alone: to oppress, exploit and ultimately kill...

just a thought ----

and, as though this were a situation we can deal with, we have to read on social media profiles of people, young and educated, alas, the information they choose to disclose about themselves, in a cool and OK manner too, throwing it at any reader, total strangers in their majority no less, to manage to do WHAT exactly? WHO CARES? WHAT EGO TRIP are they on and how on earth can they think that anyone cares??!! hellooooo, the planet is sinking, ever heard of that??

insignificant creatures that once created the illusion that, perhaps, they mattered.

Δευτέρα, 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

greece, democracy, europe

what are people(s) in europe (and, of course, the rest of the world) complaining about? don't we have enough democracy all of a sudden? aren't we, all of a sudden, free enough?

this is the era of free access to information; one should take a look at the sources, and, thank God, there are several free voices across the globe that can --still-- speak; and be heard;

developments in the european continent are important and happen fast; some say, not fast enough; not a long time ago we heard official references to the southern countries, and ireland, as PIIGS!!!!... seriously??!... it is a long established fact and an everyday reality to every living person on this planet that the one omnipotent word [and, obviously, activity] is economy; again: not too long ago, people were talking about the european union as a union of the people(s); as it turns out it is more like a union of the markets; oh, and btw, what does the euphemism 'markets' mean? answer: it means the banking system, basically; it means those specific people who pull the strings and get to decide on the kind of present and future that each country, people, human being is going to have; right now, as we speak, there are different intentions and velocities at which the components of the continent are moving ---

but i digress... ----greece: in 2009 there was a change of governments; the conservative (right wing) party had to go; literally; we are now told that its leader was 'ordered' [by ...???] to step down; they gave the power to the so called socialist party; via elections, certainly... only: the socialist leader was promising at the time that there would be no crisis any longer, due to the fact that "...there IS money"; that turned out to be the biggest lie; a conscious deliberate one; it was later proven that the man had already been negotiating with notorious international fora before being elected, after that the party in question kept undermining the country's financial position via insulting statements (which have a direct negative effect on the 'markets'), actions and omissions, left the boat helpless amidst various international winds for months, and then, one morning, announced that "we are getting 'help' from the imf"; all that time, and up to this very moment, individuals from within the local and international banking system have kept high places inside the government and operating in mysterious ways; the government (actually: the two major parties that have been forming governments for the last decades) is supposedly seeking rescue, but in fact working with the very people who either participated in the disaster or are just taking care of their own interests, which is the 'natural' thing to do: money...

to cut a long story short, anyone who is misinformed will gladly think and/or talk about the greek people in the worst of words; that is what propaganda does; they will attack their productivity, their honesty, their ethos; the truth is that the greek people, the citizens, are to blame for one thing and one thing alone: they trusted their leaders; they trusted their politicians who are the only ones responsible --along with a few others, NOT unknown any more-- for what is going on now;

and what is going on now? ---from 2009 to this very moment a zillion of measures has been taken behind the people's back; the greek people, the sovereign voting citizens, apart from being manipulated, deceived and now exploited, were never asked to give their opinion about anything; not once; they just had to sit back and watch their politicians act against their will; two things: a) were there other alternatives in the first place? -- independent economists keep proving that there were and still are, different ways to build the economy without falling into the nightmare; b) did the people actually show that they are against all this? -- YES, repeatedly; from the month of may onwards, the country has been boiling: peaceful protests and gatherings outside the parliament, public figures with their speeches, music and dance and happenings in all cities: the state answered with fierce attacks of the riot police often acting as common criminals DELIBERATELY, multiple incidents of extreme violence took place, officials remained in their places and everything went on as before...



A) in november a parliamentary coalition was formed and took over, with a representative of the banking system playing the role of the prime minister [interestingly enough, something similar has just happened in italy... wow...] : NOT VIA ELECTIONS, NOT VOTED FOR, THUS NOT LEGITIMATE; they will carry out the pending program THAT LITERALLY KILLS THE CITIZENS whereas there is only a vague whisper about elections at some future point; was that what the people demanded?  N O !  --and who gives the orders, again? check your sources, people...

B) justice sleeps or works side by side with the regime and against the people in a number of ways: the treaties that were signed, the measures taken and the overall political decisions not only were never approved by the people thus lack all legitimacy, they are also directly against the constitution and the articles that rule procedures like that; at the same time, both the political and the judicial system fail to shed light on the corruption, which has been playing its own part since day one (as in ALL countries of the world), and send even ONE politician to prison for their actions; another keyword: Argentina, 2000-2001...

BTW: corruption exists in ALL countries of this planet; he in whose country there is no corruption cast the first stone...
C) the suicide rate has gone up because of the situation; how can something like that even go unnoticed???!!! and yet, on top of that, the 'government' has now decided to cut off the electrical power for all those who are no more capable of paying their taxes (one tax, in particular) ; just days ago the european officials in charge of those matters [nothing to do with any 'officials' who take active part in destroying the country] stated, after being notified by a greek left wing official (not by the government of course), that, on top of everything else, such measures are AGAINST the european community law and as such they are UNACCEPTABLE --- so what? the greek government, a coalition now, formed by the right wing-the socialist party-and the extreme right wing, doesn't give a &*^&; they go on as planned;



(it is interesting to bear in mind that a long time prominent member of the socialist government and also current minister of finance is a former professor of constitutional law... i rest my case...)


greece is dying. so is democracy. so is, perhaps, europe.

unbelievable, huh? the mind can't cope with the information... who would have imagined the face of europe in the 21st c. no less, like... this??...

and one last(?) question: who are the ones, countries? or organizations? or individuals?..., who demand that a country, a whole nation, SELL all its assets, at a 'good' price too, and turn its citizens into slaves with no sovereignty and no independence?... one more topic for further investigation...

and here's one more 'last' question: what is 'debt' really? where does it come from? how is it that soooo many countries owe those COLOSSAL sums of money? and whom do they owe them to??!! :O :O :O also: was greece the country with the biggest debt or the biggest deficit around???... more food for thought...

anyone reading this may take it as an appeal, or as a purely subjective text, as fiction, as whatever... however, it is based on undeniable facts and the question remains: greece aside, where exactly is europe headed? where is the planet headed, for that fact? who makes the rules and who is supposedly 'more equal' so as to decide on other people's future? whereas britain consistently refuses to be a part of the european 'dream', a few more european countries are either knocking or thinking about knocking on the imf's door... did the new currency, the euro, bring happiness ( = read: prosperity)? was it ever even meant to do that?

this is the greek, actually global, tragedy; ignoring facts is not bliss; accurate information is; and lack of bias; of course, the real tragedy is that even with that knowledge, an extra step needs to be taken.

Πέμπτη, 8 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

retrakontoj 2 // web stories 2

mi kutime konsideras blogon, aux ajnan personan pagxon, kiel trankvilan protektitan lokon, kie oni povas montri/paroli pri plibonigi tiun malfelicxan mirindan planedon; ARTO; aux SCIO; sed tiu ne estas ankaux loko por diskuti pri gravaj naciaj aux internaciaj aferoj, kiuj rilatas pri homoj sur la planedo gxenerale? GRAVAJ, kvankam MALAGRABLAJ, aferoj; kion oni devas fari; kiel kombini tiuj du aferoj, konsentante ke ili havas la saman valoron por la leganto de la 21a jarcento... tiu estas la dilemo...
(muziko de cxi tiu nokto: mi proponas Toccatina de Alessandro Poglietti)

i tend to think of a blog, or any personal page, as a calm protected place, where one can show/talk about making this unlucky wonderful planet better; ART; or KNOWLEDGE; but isn't it also a place to discuss important national or international stuff, things that have to do with humans on this planet altogether? IMPORTANT, although UNPLEASANT, stuff; what to do; how to combine these two things, given that they are of equal importance and value to a 21st century reader... this is the dilemma...
(tonight's music: i suggest Alessandro Poglietti's Toccatina)

retrakontoj / web stories

(EO) sxajnas ke la reto enhavas cxion: personojn kiuj emas afisxi iun ajn tipon de personaj/sensencaj/malutilaj/stultaj aferoj, ankaux personojn kiuj preferas uzi la mirindan ilon kiu nomigxas teknologio/interreto por publiki artajxojn aux scion aux informojn pri la gravegaj mondproblemoj --

cxiu elektas tion kion oni kredas plej bonan; tamen, eble la elemento kiu ludas cxie gravan rolon estas la afableco: bela retkonduto plibonigas la reton, la uzantojn kaj cxion generale...

(EN) it seems that the internet has everything: people who like to post any kind of personal/meaningless/useless/stupid things, and also people who prefer to use the admirable medium called technology/internet to publish artistic stuff or knowledge or information about the most serious world problems --
everyone picks what they believe best; however, perhaps the element that plays an important role everywhere is kindness: nice web manners improve the web, the users and generally everything...


cxu veras ke la esperantistoj, gxenerale, emas la metakomunikadon? = cxu ili emas uzi la Ean por paroli PRI la Ea?

antaux legi tion skribitan de aliuloj, mi mem malkovrante la IL-on antaux kelkaj monatoj havis la saman ideon: jes, tre ofte okazas metakomunikado inter Eoj; tamen, ankaux veras ke estas personoj kiuj uzas la lingvon, kaj kun granda kapableco, por paroli [skribi] pri iu ajn afero; kompreneble, estas ankaux tiuj kiuj amas Eon kiel dion, preskaux, sxajnas vivi sian vivon NUR cxirkaux gxi, kaj gxojas la 15an.12. kiel sian propran naskigxtagon...
(parenteze, estas interesa ke antaux iom da tempo mi malkovris cxe alia retpagxo belegan tekston verkitan en EO, kiu estis inter artikolo kaj poezio, de juna esperantisto kies nomon ktp. mi ne volas diri: tamen, kio okazis poste malgxojigis min, cxar opinioj kaj komentoj TRE pozitivaj afisxitaj por li kaj pri la teksto, neniam ricevis respondon de li/sxi... tre malagrabla... oni kelkfoje ne povas kompreni la homan animon... bedauxrinde...)

cxio bonas, cxiu rajtas pensi kaj fari ion ajn se oni ne gxenas aliajn --mi nur skribas pri la temo a) cxar tiu estas la nura planlingvo kiun mi nuntempe [iomete] konas, kaj b) cxar la Ea estas ankoraux cximomente la nura planlingvo kun granda gxenerala [monda, pli malpli] kulturo kaj aktivado, dum samtempe estas cxiam malfermita la granda gxenerala temo 'artefaritaj (mond)lingvoj' kaj multaj personoj en la tuta mondo estas laborantaj kaj kultivantaj siajn planlingvojn, ofte kun mirindaj rezultoj; tamen, la estonteco de tiaj projektoj, bedauxrinde, ne estas sciita.

Τρίτη, 6 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

un secreto // sekreto

es posible que haya un secreto en la blogósfera: mientras voy encontrando varios blogs y conociendo mejor a sus creadores, parece que el conocimiento y diligencia, junto con la profundidad y utilidad de sus escritos, son magnitudes directamente proporcionales en cuanto a la falta de interés que les corresponde --es decir, si uno mide el 'ruido' que hace un sitio web, tomando en cuenta 'seguidores' etc. --lo cual es también el caso de las redes sociales con sus posts, tweets etc.-- descubre con sorpresa que el mayor éxito --¿o 'éxito'?-- lo tienen los más superficiales, los que nada dicen en realidad, los que te dejan un vacío o, peor aún, una sensación de tontería... ¿será eso una regla? y, en caso de que lo sea, ¿tendrá excepciones? --a lo mejor hace falta una observación más detallada, sin embargo ésta es la impresión de este blog... :)

kiu povas esti la sekreto kiu sxajnas ke ludas rolon en la interreto? (blogoj, sociaj retoj ktp.) --kion mi multfoje konstatas, estas ke kiam iu skribas pri aferoj kiuj gravas, kaj legante iu trovas utilajxojn aux, gxenerale, la scion (simile al la afisxajxoj aux tviterajxoj de la aliaj retoj), tio ne havas grandan sukceson (tio videblas per la numero de 'sekvantoj', komentoj ktp.) --aliflanke, skribajxoj kiuj povas esti tute malutilaj aux ankaux stultaj, kiuj neniun (devus) interesi, estas tre tre popularaj... cxu tio estas regulo? kaj, se jes, cxu estas esceptoj? --eble necesas pli detala observado, tamen tiu estas la impreso de cxi tiu blogo... :)

Δευτέρα, 5 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

auxlang(er)s (2)

πώς μπορεί να φτάσει μία τεχνητή γλώσσα τις μάζες; είναι κάν δυνατόν αυτό να συμβεί; είναι ευκταίο;

η ιδέα της παγκόσμιας κοινής ΔΕΥΤΕΡΗΣ γλώσσας είναι η ιδέα της παγκόσμιας κοινής δεύτερης ΑΝΕΞΑΡΤΗΤΗΣ γλώσσας΄ εκείνης που δέν ανήκει/προσιδιάζει/εκπορεύεται από ένα έθνος/λαό΄ η πιό διαδεδομένη και καλλιεργημένη [με εκδόσεις, μεταφράσεις, μουσική, ζώσα κοινότητα κλπ.] τεχνητή γλώσσα που βαδίζει αυτό τον δρόμο, είναι η εσπεράντο΄ κανείς δέν γνωρίζει ακριβώς την τρέχουσα έκταση και διάδοσή της, υπολογίζεται πάντως σε μερικές δεκάδες χιλιάδες έως εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες ομιλητές ανά τον κόσμο΄ πολύ μικρότεροι είναι οι αριθμοί για τις υπόλοιπες όμοιες γλώσσες [και υπάρχουν ήδη αρκετές: ido, interlingua, lojban, toki pona, volapük, sambahsa, pandunia, lingwa de planeta κλπ.], πράγμα που ενισχύει τον αρχικό προβληματισμό:

ποιά θα είναι η γλώσσα αυτή, από ποιά συστατικά θα αποτελείται --ώστε να είναι και εκ της φύσης της (όσο το δυνατόν) παγκόσμια--, ποιός θα την διδάξει και πώς΄ αυτά είναι τα τεχνικά ζητήματα΄ και παραπέρα, δεδομένων των τρεχουσών συνθηκών σε πολιτική, παιδεία, παγκόσμιες διακρατικές σχέσεις, και στην ίδια την ατομική διάθεση και προαίρεση ενός εκάστου των παγκόσμιων πολιτών, φαντάζει κυριολεκτικά αδύνατον και ουτοπικόν να σκεφτεί κανείς ότι θα μπορέσει να πραγματοποιηθεί καθόλου ένα τέτοιο εγχείρημα... μα ακόμα και να συνέβαινε, θα μπορούσε αυτό εν τοις πράγμασι να εγγυηθεί ή έστω να βοηθήσει την ουσιαστική προσέγγιση των λαών;

των πραγμάτων ούτως εχόντων, είναι αφενός μεν αξιοθαύμαστο και αξιοσέβαστο το έργο των δημιουργών γλωσσών προς αυτή την κατεύθυνση, και επίσης σεβαστή και συγκινητική η εκμάθηση αυτών από τους --όσους είναι-- ενθουσιώδεις πιστούς ανά τον κόσμο, μα φαίνεται προς ώρας ότι η κατάσταση θα μείνει εκεί΄ εάν δέν συμβεί κάτι τεράστιο και ανατρεπτικό, η Ουτοπία θα παραμείνει στην θέση της΄ και εμείς απλώς θα εξακολουθούμε να γράφουμε και να μιλάμε --ίσως ίσως σε κάποια τεχνητή γλώσσα-- γι' αυτή.

Κυριακή, 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

auxlang(er)s (1)

αφού λοιπόν μιλάνε τόσοι πολλοί για το θέμα, πιστεύω πως είναι ταιριαστό να πω κι εγώ την άποψη που έχω σχηματίσει: βασισμένη στην εμπειρία της [διαδικτυακής] γνωριμίας με μπόλικους από δαύτους (του τίτλου), καθώς και στην από καιρό παρατήρηση, πάλι διαδικτυακά, των δραστηριοτήτων και λεγομένων τους* --

υπενθυμίζω πως όχι μόνο δέν έχω τέτοιες επαφές στην αληθή ζωή εδώ, μα και πως ο ίδιος δέν έχω προσωπικές επιδόσεις στο σπορ΄ (καίτοι διαρκώς μετατρέπω/μετασχηματίζω/αλλοιώνω/ξαναπλάθω την μητρική γλώσσα διαρκώς και καθημερινά, αυτό δέν μετράει) έτσι λοιπόν, κοιτάζω με εκ προοιμίου θαυμασμό όσους ασχολούνται, και κοπιαστικά μάλιστα, με τέτοιες δημιουργίες, σημειωτέον δε ότι πλείστες φορές οι ηλικίες είναι πολύ πολύ μικρές (γύρω στα είκοσι)΄ πλείστες επίσης φορές, αν και όχι εκατό τοις εκατό, οι εν λόγω άνθρωποι έχουν γλωσσολογικό υπόβαθρο στις σπουδές΄ αυτό τους κάνει πιό εξοπλισμένους γνώστες σε σχέση με άλλους, και δείχνει επιπλέον την τρέλα που --πρέπει να-- κουβαλάει κάποιος για να κάθεται εξαντλητικές ώρες, και μοναχικές, να σκαρώνει γλωσσικές δημιουργίες που, συνηθέστατα [και οι ίδιοι το συνειδητοποιούν φυσικά] δέν θα πάνε πιό μακριά από το κατώφλι τους --

η τρέλα εδώ είναι καλώς εννοούμενη΄ το ίδιο και η φιλοδοξία΄ διότι υπάρχουν και περιπτώσεις, και εδώ θα ήθελα να επικεντρωθώ, που οι δημιουργοί αναλαμβάνουν την πρωτοβουλία τους πολύ στα σοβαρά, και μπράβο!, με βλέψεις να γνωστοποιήσουν την γλώσσα τους δημόσια, προτείνοντάς την δε σαν βιώσιμη εναλλακτική στο γενικό περιρρέον [για όποιους ενδιαφέρονται ή/και ασχολούνται] θέμα [ή πρόβλημα;] της 'παγκόσμιας κοινής ΑΝΕΞΑΡΤΗΤΗΣ --δεύτερης-- ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ για όλους' ---

αυτό είναι το θέμα ακριβώς΄ αυτό μας φέρνει στην κύρια συζήτηση, που είναι ακριβώς η πραγματική ή υποτιθέμενη ανάγκη της παρουσίας και χρήσης μιας ήδη υπάρχουσας ή τώρα ad hoc δημιουργηθησομένης λίνγκουα φράνκα, που να μήν αντιστοιχεί σε κανένα υπάρχον εθνικό κράτος, ικανής να φέρει τους λαούς, όλους τους λαούς λένε οι πλέον αισιόδοξοι, πιό κοντά, με θετικές συνέπειες στο διεθνές πολιτικό κλίμα και την γενικότερη κοινωνική ανανέωση του ανθρωπισμού (σε αντίθεση πλήρη, δηλαδή, με τα νυν ισχύοντα)΄

αυτό όμως πρέπει να κουβεντιαστεί πιό αναλυτικά παρακάτω΄ 

*εἰρήσθω ἐν παρόδω, οἱ προσωπικές μου ἀνταλλαγές ποὺ ἔγιναν ἢ ἀκόμα γίνονται μὲ νεαρότερους καὶ μή νεαροὺς δημιουργοὺς γλωσσῶν, μοῦ ἄφησαν μία γεύση ἀνάμικτη: ἐλάχιστοι ἐξ αὐτών κυμάνθηκαν μεταξὺ τοῦ νὰ μήν ἀνταποκριθούν καθόλου στὰ μηνύματα καὶ τῆς λακωνικότητας/περιοριστικότητας, ἐνῶ οἱ συντριπτικά πολλοί, κι αὐτό εἶναι ἀσφαλῶς πρὸς τιμήν τους, δείχτηκαν ἀνοιχτοί καὶ πρόθυμοι νὰ ἀνταλλάξουν ἀπόψεις καὶ προβληματισμούς --ἡ 'δουλειά τους' εἶναι, ἄλλωστε-- σὲ κλῖμα σοβαρό (ἄν καὶ ὄχι κατηφές) καὶ εὔθυμο/φιλικό, ἄν καὶ ἐπ' οὐδενί λόγῳ ἐπιδερμικό ἢ χαβαλεδιάρικο.

Σάββατο, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2011


                   der schwerste Moment // ist // wenn die Nacht
                                               geht mein Schatten

                     le moment le plus difficile // c'est // quand la nuit
                                     mon ombre s'en

                el momento más duro // es // cuando la noche
                            mi sombra se

           la plej malfacila momento // estas // kiam la nokto
                                mia ombro

                    the hardest hour // is // when the night
                              my shadow goes

                   ἡ πιό δύσκολη ὥρα // εἶναι // ὅταν πέφτει
                                                   ἡ νύκτα΄
                                         ἡ σκιά μου

Πέμπτη, 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

world what??!!

this blog does not share the craze about world 'x day' or 'y day' or 'f day' : those are just alibis to give us some relief for being inadequate, completely or in part, during the rest of the year --whether it be a personal issue or, even worse, a matter of humanitarian or ecological dimensions;
all things really important -and there is not that many of them- require a lot more than a 24h reminder and certainly a lot more than a few people here, a few more over there, a tv commercial [always] or occasional smalltalk;

and by the way: someone said a long time ago that this here is a 'big disease with a little name' --it's true; we don't need capital letters that magnify, glorify and help spread the panic; the name is aids; simple as that; it doesn't have to stand out;

so they say it's big; might as well be; BUT

they should also say that

W E 


B I G G E R --

will you remember that tomorrow?
will i?