Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Black and White Magic of Living Toy Stories

Two children's movies on magical worlds and living toys. Both movies were made in the same year (2007), yet the messages couldn't be further apart

Two children's movies on make-believe worlds and magic toys: one had a appalling review, the other ranks 8,2 on IMDb's rating scale. One is an original work of art, the other a century old bromide. The concept of the first movie is objective, the second is subjective. Both movies were made in the same year, yet the philosophical premises couldn't be further apart. 

Complaint of Human Rights Crimes Against Obama

Murder is murder, and objectively evil in all ethics codes in all cultures on Planet Earth. Stands to reason: human life is the moral standard of all good men. But there is a caution and a notable exception

A group of Egyptian lawyers has submitted a complaint charging Barrack Hussein Obama with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

Not that long ago, the rejection of murder and genocide as evil would have been universal and a foregone conclusion. But to assume that this human ethics program would be the standard of all men, would be reckoning without the moral destruction that is central to postmodernism. One of the most striking features of that philosophy is the shift from objective thought to subjectivism. 'It doesn't matter WHO you are but WHAT you do' becomes, it doesn't matter how evil you are, as long as you belong to the right group. As postmodenism grows in the minds of the intellectual classes this idea is becoming more wide spread.