Thursday, April 30, 2009

Essa é que é Essa

That one is the one that is the one.

That is that is that.

Eça é que é Eça.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Book Critique (ii): Pedro Paixão

A única coisa inferior aos livros de Pedro Paixão em termos de conteúdo são aqueles powerpoints brasileiros que dizem que a felicidade é boa e que a tristeza é má.

Pedro Paixão em termos de conteúdo não chega a ser mais que uma súmula de todas as declarações das misses universo e outras misses sobre a paz no mundo e o fim da fome - sendo que todas as declarações de todas as misses valem tanto juntas como uma delas tirada ao acaso ou como nenhuma.

A única diferença é que o assunto é diferente: enquanto que as misses falam sobre o mundo, Pedro Paixão fala sobre as misses.

[Há talvez dez anos que ando para escrever isto].

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Hoje é 25 de Abril!



Thursday, April 23, 2009

Today we are...


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sinceridade é Imprescindível


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Viajar em Portugal

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

It is But Time to Throw Politically Correct Thinking and Mentality to the Garbage Bin of History!

Are We Gonna Wait To Take That Action as Much as We Waited to Throw Communism Down the Toilete?

The cancer, aids, lepra of the politically correct thinking is the belief, that terrible prejudice and belief, that it is possible and imediate to know the intentions of others just from some exterior signs and symbols.

A politician addresses a crowd saying, for instance, "caros portugueses". "Caros portugueses" means "dear portuguese" and the word "portugueses" is plural male. Male plural forms, for some history of the language reasons, mean groups of both male and female individuals. In its extreme application, a male plural form means a group of one and only one male individual and an infinity of female individuals. We can of course ask history what has lead language to be like that and we are very much sure such inquiry will be extremely interessant...


...the use per se of that language rule, of that sign, is far from being sufficient to elicit an intention from the speaker: how can one be sure that the speaker had used that language rule not because that is the rule, period, but because he wanted intentionally to convey something like "only males count, not females"?

Politically correct thinking is utterly unfair, dishonest and imoral because of that: it immediately assumes an intention, a bad intention. It assumes an intention instead of asking what the intention might have been. And it does it immediately: politically correct thinking is too sure of its own righteousness to waste time before condemnation.

It is unfair: it condemns people whithout ever paying attention to their intentions, whithout ever asking people what they meant with their sayings, etc.. It condemns people without ever giving them a chance of defense. It condemns people by going directly and with no appeal from "evidence" to mens rea.

It is dishonest: while being used to, supposedly, protect any discriminated minority from the, supposedly, oppressing majorities, it is itself a form of (unfair and oppressive) discrimination: it discriminates people based on the principle of disregarding intentions and solely on some exterior sign, for instance language. Its objective is to create itself a form of majority and oppressive thinking. Politically correct thinking, while supposedly trying to save people from oppression, is itself a form of oppression.

It is immoral: good and bad are based on intentions. Earthquakes and monkeys are neither good nor bad because their actions are not the result of intentions (not to say, on free, conscient and rational intentions). A way of thinking that judges the good and the evil without consideration to intentions is absolutely immoral (or it is a sad playing with morality). Cfr. Aristotle, etc..

Finally, politically correct thinking is hypocritical: at the same time it is aimed at finger-pointing, denouncing and "correcting" people who have so many prejudices, oh! lots of them!, it is by nature a system of prejudice: someone is assumed a priori to have a bad intention just because a word is spoken, a sign is made, etc..

Politically correct mentality is already very much oppressive. Let's act so that it, at least, doesn't get majoritarian too!

(Could you imagine I wrote all of this because I've seen the shoes of the president of France and the shoes of his wife?).

Monday, April 06, 2009

Os Super-Heróis Estão de Volta

Xutos & Pontapés