Monday, September 25, 2017
- Real Example: Greco-Romanic Empire, Various European empires, and perhaps the USA under Republican government since the late 20th century.
- Fictional Example: The Leviathan state (Thomas Hobbes), Various aggressive strongholds in novels and games, Dark Force in Star Wars
- Advantage: Rapidly growing capital and accumulating wealth. Encouraging cosmopolitanism and unity under a stable protection of this robust political regime.
- Disadvantage: Costly to prop up due to the unlimited need of expansion. Perpetuating frustration of the marginalised individuals forced to subordinate.
- Real Example: Most of private corporations in the global capitalism. Perhaps the USA under Democratic government since 20th century.
- Fictional Example: Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
- Advantage: Encouraging meritocracy motivating individuals to be competent to live. Rapidly improving the material living standards
- Disadvantage: Increasing social problems caused by anomie where individuals lose their means of living. Blunt cultural characteristic
- Real Example: Scottish Nationalist, One Nation Tory, the typical characteristics of Japanese nation, Various modern Asian nations
- Fictional Example: Various kingdoms established by rebels.
- Advantage: Preserving its own culture, history, and identity.
- Disadvantage: Excess emphasis on its cultural superiority by looking down the others. Perpetuating the romanticism intoxicating individuals with day dream.
- Real Example: Controversial to say if it has really existed.
- Fictional Example: Socialist world in Capital (Marx).
- Advantage: Efficiently reducing social problems like crime&deviance and discrimination against minority.
- Disadvantage: Weak economy and freedom of choice. Easily encouraging the corruption by bureaucrats.
- Example: The Untied States of America from 18th to 19th century. Confederate State of America
- Advantage: Developing and preserving self-autonomy of individual-citizens and their culture and religion.
- Disadvantage: Excess emphasis on religion, traditional-values, and individuals' freedom while neglecting material well-being and economic and social stability
- Example: Paganism, Counter-culture, Islamism
- Advantage: Growing strong spirituality invincible in any challenging situations
- Disadvantage: Significantly difficult to promote innovations and convenient material living standard.
- Example: Republican Spain during the Civil War
- Advantage: Having achieved the high level of spiritual happiness and equality of individual citizens an while maintaining the reasonable level of industrial productivity and military strength.
- Disadvantage: Seeming to be vulnerable to survive because it existed only in a short time period. Maybe suffering from the same socio-economic consequence as Marxist-Socialist.
Type: Libertarian/Objectivist (Anarch-Individualism)
- Real Example: Never existed yet.
- Fictional Example: John Gould Gulch in Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
- Advantage: Rationality prevails everywhere in life: Fairness of all agreements, trades, and individuals' autonomy is guaranteed. All individuals are literally completely free to live and die.
- Disadvantage: Only the super-persons would survive and weak vulnerable individuals may severely struggle to live.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Finally, what I have suggested to the Eurozone economy is going to be implemented: The fiscal unification of the Eurozone in order to rationalise and stabilise the system!
The Euro and the Eurozone share will start to be appreciated as soon as any sign of this policy implementation shows up!
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Soren Kierkegaard: My favourite existentialist philosopher. Although I disagree with majority of existentialists generally speaking, I strongly agree with and am sympathetic to Soren Kierkegaard. He explicitly criticised schools of the modern idealism and their influences in the modern world. The disease of modernity is a blunt dogmatic determinism without an emotional pasion. Also, he mentioned that the modern idealism merely attracts people with their abstract principle which is extremely complex to explicitly explain in a plain language. These modern idealists including both fascists and socialists over-estimate the future while depreciating the simple happinesses in both the past and the pressent. Either/Or is our ever lasting challange in our life and makes us strong, passionate, and then wise.
sincerely admire Soren Kierkegaardrd. He told us about choices in our life. He also condemned the perfectionist hypocrisy of various modern political ideologies as well as a heavy consumerism of the current world's mobocracy. I highly recommend all of you to read his book "Either/Or".
This video clip is well summarised, and explains very precisely.