dimanche, octobre 16, 2005

Here comes the sidestepper

As I wrote the first few posts for postform I wondered what Fausto would come up with this time. Unlike all other bloggers on this end of this sphere Fausto is the only one who has consistently defended the current system of politics. He (or she but I will not keep on repeating that) does not enjoy the presence of the Greens, he argues about the fallibility of coalitions, he finds nothing wrong in the governmental dealings on departure tax and he will automatically take on the role of devil's advocate in defence of the government. The fact that he cannot see the farce in an 'agreement' on electoral boundaries between MLP and PN proves this point as far as I am concerned. I will not even bother to try to explain it to him because, you see.... it is impossible. Within the intelligent musings of the blogger lie the inbred forms of thinking which prevent him to see beyond the miserable sum of all mediocrities we live in today. What I find desperate and depressing is this defence of mediocrity at all costs.

His latest post is a jibe at my project... what he calls my new politics. I will not capitalise the words because they do not deserve capitalisation. They are not my invention and there are too many similar instances occurring around the world for me to claim them as my own.

To begin with there is the issue of 'sidestepping logic'. The breakdown of the De Bono statement is false. De Bono does not imply a wasted millenium. He just implies that we can do much better than what we have been doing until now. If we discard old ways of thinking and adopt open, creative and positive approaches, the new millenium will be better. This does not imply that the old millenium has been wasted. It would be like saying that because the current Juventus is unbeaten and is (at least for now) looking like a perfect winning machine then all other Juventus teams which participated in the filling of the trophy cabinets were wasted, hopeless teams. Non sequitur Fausto, non sequitur.

De Bono does sound presumptious. I mistrusted his books for a very long time. I find his thinking cap sessions patronising and irritating. In an early attempt at reading him I had taken exception to a statement telling me that it is only "persons who presume they are intelligent" that reject his thinking. I only recently rediscovered his writings. Two books in particular "I am right, you are wrong" and "New Thinking for a New Millenium". I will never, ever hold a book aloft and bang it onto people's heads like some bible bashing individual. I just find that these books have good ideas and good content which can be used.

And then postform. The first rule about postform is that you talk about it. It is an open project. It is for everybody to participate. The second rule is to be clear and have an open attitude. Follow the labels. The third rule is that it is not exclusive. You can copy the post from your blog to postform... just tag the title to categorise it in the postform blog. Membership is open just email me if you are interested.

Fausto asked me if it is time to watch Fight Club again. I did... and this quote is for him (or her):

"You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you."

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1 commentaire:

gybexi a dit…

dejjem tifflirtjaw int u Faustu xi hlew. Nahseb ghandkom bzonn "migja" flimkien sas-sit ta' wara ta' dik in-Nissan fil-bloggata ta' qabel... vous savez pourquoi.