“ Violence is initiated by those who oppress, who exploit, who fail to recognize others as persons- not by those who are oppressed, exploited, and unrecognized. It is not the unloved who initiate disaffection, but those who cannot love because they love only themselves. It is not the helpless, subject to terror, who initiate terror, but the violent, who with their power create the concrete situation which begets the “rejects of life.” It is not the tyrannized who initiate despotism, but the tyrants. It is not the despised who initiate hatred, but those who despise. It is not those whose humanity is denied them who negate humankind, but those who denied that humanity (thus negating their own as well). Force is used not by those who have become weak under the preponderance of the strong, but by the strong who have emasculated them. ”
X: A mi juicio, un pueblo sólo puede tener influencia sobre otro si es superior en civilización, en...
Y: Aquí está el nudo de la cuestión (...) ¿Cómo debemos entender esa CIVILIZACIÓN SUPERIOR? ¿Qué nación entre los diversos pueblos de Europa aventaja a las otras? ¿Son los ingleses, los franceses o los alemanes quienes dominarán a los pueblos vecinos? Hemos visto afrancesarse las provincias renanas. ¿Es eso una prueba de inferioridad por parte de los alemanes? No. Hay aquí otra ley operante.
discoveringdavinci: Leonardo’s “Flower of Life” – c. 1478-1519. Codex Atlanticus Fol 307v A “flower of life” is a geometrical figure that is made by creating 7 or more superimposed and evenly-spaced circles. The center of each circle is on the circumference of up to six neighboring circles of the same diameter. It’s thought, by some, to be a representation of the “Tree of life” and a symbol of “sacred geometry” that exemplifies a mathematical link to the divine.