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It's very difficult, but bare in my mind I have been playing since 2001 (bought my first guitar at age 12), so with diligent practice for years, I have been able to amass the skills neccessary (yes when other kids were worrying about sports, getting drunk or high, I was playing guitar and reading psychology and Marx lol)
Trash Metal (Megadeth)...Hmmm, well I'm not so sure about it...I liked the guitar part (the solo). It is a dynamic song for sure!
So you can play such songs-I thought it would have been difficult to play something like that.
Oh! I see. You haven't mentioned then that this kind of song was called Mariachi, have you? I like folk Mexican music. I like Mexico-it seems there is passion hidden into Mexican people and it shows from their music.
I don't have the chance to listen the Trash Metal you sent me (I'm at work) but I will listen to it in the evening at home and I'll tell you what I think about it.
You do not ask too many questions! In fact feel free to ask any. I'd like to think I play well lol. I have been playing for 9 years now. And I play mostly industrial, thrash metal, mariachi, folk and blues, focus being on thrash.
I would agree with this theory if I believed that most people are truly independent and they don't want to be ruled by others. But unfortunately most people are quite the opposite. They prefer to be ruled by others becouse it is easier for them or they don't have the ability to lead. Few people truly want to be leaders and it is inborn talent that must be cultivated. But of course two of the most essential characteristics of a good leader is justice and disinterestedness.
But of course if a society could have been so developed and majority of people was well educated and trained maybe such a theory could be in use.
Well, if it's done like Lenin and Trotsky intended, i.e before Stalin bastardized it, and it's in keeping with Marx's original plan, then it would work just well. The concept of a council that the people elect from their neighbourhoods, to oversee the parliament, who have the power to impeach leaders. Leaders who serve the people's interests, and the profits equalliy devided by the workers, it would provide abundance for all.
How can the power be spread collectively in tho the hands of a nation? You mean mass of people being wealthy and flourishing - right, but how all these people can be coordinated? There must be some kind of power to coordinate them. Some kind of a ruler or something, don't you think?
Revolution has to be done through popular support, if it's a political revolution through mass demonstrations, strikes and elections, if the government is oppressive, through popular insurrection and guerilla movement. There is only one true alternative - a worker's democracy, where the power lies not in the business owners and government, but collectively in the hands of the nation.
Revolution yes. But what kind of a revolution. If someone doesn't accept a system or an ideology and wants it to be changed, he must have something in mind that can replace it. If that idea will be a good one then this idea will bring revolution (a sudden change)-otherwise society changes slowly adapting new rules.
I think successful revolutions start when bribery and corruption is unbearable.
Well personally, I due to my Marxist leanings, blame it on Capitalism. In my opinion, nothing short of a full scale revolution, would sort things out. I don't neccesarily a revolution with blood, pariliamentary democracy can of course be utilized. But in our current day and age, Capitalism only fuels our neuroses, it teaches us to take advantage of one another, it has killed chivalry and given way to brute exploitation
I absolutely agree about consumerism, instant gratification and social neuroses - but I consider them as characteristics of our society and not actual problems. Maybe the style of urban life is very fast and changeable-mass media contribute to that- so we don't have time to think deeper or adapt ourselves to changes.
But in any case a good thinker's work will remain vivid through time and its durability suggest its value. I suppose a really good thinker could find the way to adopt himself to any difficulties of society.
Well yes, their contributions to civilization were great. Particularly the works of Plato.
As to it's roots in Greece, I'd wager more on Sumeria and the Indus Valley, as there were documents discovered there dating back to 5000 B.C. However Greece definitely did contribute alot to the world of Philosophy and of course Mythology.
I'd say there are many great Greek thinkers today, just entire world, not just Greece, is now subject to consumerism, instant gratification and social neuroses, which has stifled our planet's intellectual and spiritual growth