Thursday, April 07, 2011

Nikolai Berdyaev with Maria Skobtsova, a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church 

"Only he who is free, creates."- Nicolai Berdyaev

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With the assistance of the words Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev 
(March 18 [O.S. March 6] 1874 – March 24, 1948), 
Christian Anarchist, although I prefer to say Idealist.  
Berdyaev believed Marx replaced an evil materialist Capitalism with an evil materialist Socialism. In other words, he considered both philosophies as two sides of the same materialist coin. 

"Habitual, time-hardened slavery may not appear to be a form of violence, while a movement which is directed to the abolition of slavery may appear to be violence." from "Slavery and Freedom"

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Japan is considering enlarging the evacuation zone around the ruined nuclear complex.
Also nitrogen gas is being injected into the number 1 reactor building to avoid another catastrophic hydrogen explosion. And there is confusion and controversy on the state of the reactor core number 2. Meltdown, partial meltdown, exposure of the core? Who knows? Who is telling the truth? Should I believe Japan? Ho Ho! Or should I believe the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission? Ho Ho Ho!

"We find the most terrible form of atheism, not in the militant and passionate struggle against the idea of God himself, but in the practical atheism of everyday living, in indifference and torpor. We often encounter these forms of atheism among those who are formally Christians."

In Massachusetts government and corporate officials are wrangling about re-licensing the ancient and dangerous Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth.  Entergy, the operators, claim this plant, which is generally regarded as the riskiest still operating in the United States, is safe. Well, corporate officials wouldn't lie, especially if they work for a company with the ugly and clumsy corporate name of Entergy.

"There is a tragic clash between Truth and the world. Pure undistorted truth burns up the world."

The Japanese government is considering severing the office that regulates nuclear energy from the office that promotes it.

"Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one."

People all over the world are looking hard at their friendly neighborhood nuclear plant operators.
It's a great time for the public relations and lobbying industries.

"Creative experience foreshadows a new Heaven and a new Earth."

300 police in protective gear have been tasked to search for dead bodies in the proscripted zone around Fukushima Daiichi. It is believed many are to be found since none have dared enter to look since the evacuation.

"Anthropologists and sociologists have devoted a great deal of attention to the primitive man but their methods and principles of investigation were determined by the evolutionary theory of the second half of the nineteenth century. They studied modern savages and from them drew conclusions about the primitive man. Scientific investigation in the strict sense was from the nature of the case impossible, but as a result of philosophic assumptions it was believe that, to being with, man was at a savage, half-animal stage and then, up to the nineteenth century, he gradually progressed. Man’s distant past was inferred from his present, from savages and animals. The scientists’ imagination was so poor that in man’s distant past they could conceive of nothing different from what they found in modern times at the lower stages of life. But ancient man and his life were infinitely more significant and mysterious than anthropologists and sociologists suppose. In this respect theosophists and occultists are nearer the truth. There is something to be said for the Akashic Records, the Chronicle of the world, though the idea is easily vulgarized. At the dawn of humanity the world was at a different stage than it is now. It was more plastic, and the limits which divide this world from other worlds were less sharply marked. We are told this, in a covert form, in the book of Genesis."-from 'The Destiny of Man' 

Timing is everything! The United States apparently was trying to convince Mongolia that it would be a fine place to store the world's nuclear waste just before the events in Japan. Informal talks were held March 9 on the subject. I wonder how much money they were offering Mongolian leaders for the privilege? I am a little bit incredulous that, in the long run, dangerous radioactive materials can be safely shipped half way around the world for storage. I am also suspicious about maintaining the security of these dangerous materials once they get to the other side of the world. I hope Mongolian leaders are aware that the acceptance of this deal would require them to become American satraps.
Bloomberg is reporting today that Mongolia is reconsidering its commitment to build nuclear plants on its territory. I have a feeling the storage center there may also be in the process of reconsideration.

"Mystical art has theurgy as the goal of its striving. Theurgic art posits as its aim the creation of new being, of a new mankind. This -- is the practising of a mystical realism. In the final end there are only two directions in art -- the classical and the theurgic, everything else is but a transitory state. The so-called realism in art has merely been pseudo-theurgic." from 'Decadentism and   Mystical Realism'

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