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Old 07-11-2014, 10:14 PM   #1252
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Question Might Makes Right

2001: A Space Odyssey monkey scene...

The Jam are more up my street dun

The trouble with all those pro test's is that they alway's appear to fizzle out and never usually come to any kind of real fruition..and people usually end up being hurt...take the council tax protest for example they just changed the name and people are still paying vast amounts and not getting any real return, the amount people pay could fuel their homes for a whole year or the end of the day money cannot really make you warm on a cold winters night unless u burn it of course...

Now if everyone and I mean everyone just refused to pay the council tax what could the authorities do about it !..

Maybe the masons would start a campaign for everyone to pay or maybe do a programme on TV about the benefits of paying it ..

I kinda like this protest..

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..

Do not try to become anything..
Do not make yourself into anything..
Do not be a meditator..
Do not become enlightened..
When you sit, let it be..
What you walk, let it be..
Grasp at nothing..
Resist nothing...

The greatest action is not conforming with the world's ways. ... You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind ...

In terms of morality, those who are the strongest will rule others and have the power to determine right and wrong. By this definition, the phrase manifests itself in a normative sense.. This meaning is often used to define a proscriptive moral code for society to follow, as well as while discussing social Darwinism and Weberian themes of the authority of the state (e.g. 'Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft')...

Pink Floyd - Tear Down the Wall - Part 1 (Waiting for the Worms )..

The idea, though not the wording, has been attributed to the History of the Peloponnesian War by the ancient Greek historian Thucydides, who stated that "right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must."

In a letter to Albert Einstein from 1932, Sigmund Freud clearly explores this idea of "might versus right" as well. He discusses the relationship between the two and how this concept has in fact existed throughout time..

In the first chapter of Plato's The Republic, Thrasymachus claims that "justice is nothing else than the interest of the stronger", which Socrates then disputes.

"Might makes right" has been described as the credo of totalitarian regimes..Realist scholars of international politics think of it as a game in a kind of "state of nature" in which might makes right.. should like, before proceeding further, to tell you how I feel about the State which we have described. I might compare myself to a person who, on beholding beautiful animals either created by the painter's art, or, better still, alive but at rest, is seized with a desire of seeing them in motion or engaged in some struggle or conflict to which their forms appear suited; this is my feeling about the State which we have been describing...

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