Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Panayoti Karoussos

Panayoti Karoussos' poem Pneuma ths Eleutherias (Spirit of Liberty)
written in fine Attic Greek, classical in style, he has set into music
for full symphony. He has also composed a cycle of operas in a
Classical Greek spirit.




Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Tertium Quid is regarded as a 'Late Latin' expression.

Much used in the Christian religious controversy of the Fourth Century A.D., it is defined as 'a third something or way that escapes dichotomy categorization'.

Cicero in 'Fam.'9.22.1' wrote: "nihil esse tertium." meaning "There is no third possibility."

In the early Nineteenth Century there was a Tertium Quids political
movement, seemingly resurrected in the Twenty First Century:

Saturday, December 20, 2008

[ autoLogos ]

"The tools and those pale men and nations that are the slaves of tools will no doubt disappear in time;

such arts have probably been invented and lost many times before.

But there is a lusty core in the human animal that survives all revolutions; and when the conflagration is past,

I seem to see the young hunters with their dogs, camping among the ruins."


Friday, December 19, 2008

Crowd Control & Human Relations

I was pleased to find a couple of old classics that I've been meaning to read for years available free online:


Looking into these authors led me onward to 'Human Relations' and 'Public Relations' pioneers such as Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays who wrote Propaganda from which comes this excerpt: "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ...We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. ...In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind." --Edward L. Bernays

criticism by Stephen Bender: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/bender2.html

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ganymeda (Juventas to Romans, Hebe to Greeks) Goddess of Youth


Juventas Flamens

The contemporary 'Flaming Youth' has become more revolutionary than that of the early 20th Century, when this literary term first caught public attention, but it seems to me an evolutionary development of the anarchic and hedonistic spirit of the 'Roaring Twenties".


As the [bourgeois] 'Ah Youth!' virus spread to Greece around 1973:

And continues to thrive:

'Youth' as a Nationality or Collective Identity?

Physis kai Paidea:

But 'anarchy' already had a 'black & red' previous history in Greece:

"Our democracy is self-destructing, because it abused the right to freedom and equality, because it taught people to consider impudence as a right, illegality as freedom, rudeness as equality and anarchy as happiness." - Isocrates


LAR, 'daimwn' (guardian god) of the family and household




Friday, December 05, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

'new chronology movement'

I seem to vaguely remember Josef Stalin periodically commanding rewrites of world history to justify his totalitarian regime. Any connection of the 'new chronology' movement, Russian mathematicians' conspiracy, or whatever it may be with Marxism or Communism has been flatly denied, however.


It would be no more surprising for them to say that the world was created in 1917 A.D. Or have they already alleged that?


An answer from the Toelzer Knabenchor circa 1942 :