Civil Disobedience and Reading Prime – Bilb-weil.de

My censored review of this classic call to arms can now be seen at my personal blog.It is a shame that this kind of thought policing is okay with so many people I don t want to think about it is a fast way not to have permission to think At all But I suppose that s okay with a lot of people My censored review of this classic call to arms can now be seen at my personal blog.It is a shame that this kind of thought policing is okay with so many people I don t want to think about it is a fast way not to have permission to think At all But I suppose that s okay with a lot of people Written for days past, written for today Thoreau s discontent with the government is a present issue around the world And it should be here So many of our legislators, as in Thoreau s time, are not skilled at legislation and are so disconnected from the people and our needs I think the title of the mini book leads some to believe that Thoreau is completely anti government not true He says time and again that a government that is worthy of his respect is one that he will live under He a Written for days past, written for today Thoreau s discontent with the government is a present issue around the world And it should be here So many of our legislators, as in Thoreau s time, are not skilled at legislation and are so disconnected from the people and our needs I think the title of the mini book leads some to believe that Thoreau is completely anti government not true He says time and again that a government that is worthy of his respect is one that he will live under He also points out some of the good of the government of his time A very quick read, it should leave you to question your involvement in support of our current system It did for me GutenbergOpening 1849, original title Resistance to Civil Goverment I heartily accept the motto, That government is best which governs least and I should like to see it acted up torapidly and systematically Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe That government is best which governs not at all and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have Government is at best but an expedient but most governments are usually, GutenbergOpening 1849, original title Resistance to Civil Goverment I heartily accept the motto, That government is best which governs least and I should like to see it acted up torapidly and systematically Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe That government is best which governs not at all and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have Government is at best but an expedient but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government The standing army is only an arm of the standing government The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool for in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure Not too sure what I just read but it did have the occasional interesting point I guess I was inspired to read this after visiting the Martin Luther King Junior memorial in Atlanta Gandhi and MLK we re both inspired by the ideas presented in Civil Disobedience My main takeaway is thisQuestion everything Don t take government as infallible truth While Democracy is clearly the best form of government thus far in history, it is not perfect If a government doesn t grow, flex, and scale with societal and technological changes, it s brittleness will cause it to break, similar to I was inspired to read this after visiting the Martin Luther King Junior memorial in Atlanta Gandhi and MLK we re both inspired by the ideas presented in Civil Disobedience My main takeaway is thisQuestion everything Don t take government as infallible truth While Democracy is clearly the best form of government thus far in history, it is not perfect If a government doesn t grow, flex, and scale with societal and technological changes, it s brittleness will cause it to break, similar to how a startup can disrupt an incumbent enterprise As an American, I can take a stand against what I believe to be wrong with the State This book reignited my political interest This This Originally published inunder the title Resistance to Civil Government , Thoreau s electrifying work is perhaps the most famous essay in American literature He has some wonderful essays, although it must be remembered that he had few personal responsibilities no family to support He was too self centered for a wife children I believe he is sincere, if impractical I think he draws the lines rather tight for the real world some times, but maybe it is that attitude that allowed things to go so wrong since his dayI ve seen him labeled an Anarchist, but I believe he was a Libertarian He wanted a better government that needed to govern less He has some wonderful essays, although it must be remembered that he had few personal responsibilities no family to support He was too self centered for a wife children I believe he is sincere, if impractical I think he draws the lines rather tight for the real world some times, but maybe it is that attitude that allowed things to go so wrong since his dayI ve seen him labeled an Anarchist, but I believe he was a Libertarian He wanted a better government that needed to govern less I please myself with imagining a State at least which can afford to be just to all men, and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose if a few were to live aloof from it, not meddling with it, nor embraced by it, who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow men A State which bore this kind of fruit, and suffered it to drop off as fast as it ripened, would prepare the way for a stillperfect and glorious State I please myself with imagining a State at least which can afford to be just to all men, and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose if a few were to live aloof from it, not meddling with it, nor embraced by it, who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow men A State which bore this kind of fruit, and suffered it to drop off as fast as it ripened, would prepare the way for a stillperfect and glorious State, which also I have imagined, but not yet anywhere seen Anti system and other delusional ideas that will never happen..just shut up and get a job you 30 year old teenagerCivil disobedience was a quick read and to the point much like my sex life Henry David Thoreau states when the majority rules, in the case of democracy, rarely is the majority just Democracy relies on physical strength in numbers, rather than what is just He pretty much brings to question the next step beyond democracy as a political system Which he envisions is the enlig Anti system and other delusional ideas that will never happen..just shut up and get a job you 30 year old teenagerCivil disobedience was a quick read and to the point much like my sex life Henry David Thoreau states when the majority rules, in the case of democracy, rarely is the majority just Democracy relies on physical strength in numbers, rather than what is just He pretty much brings to question the next step beyond democracy as a political system Which he envisions is the enlightened and conscience masses yea, that will happen sometime soon He also shows the problems in U.S democracy and where they fail Can we as people strive to somethingthan democracy Can we question the sacred birthright of democracy in educational institutions or as autonomous individuals Can I get out of bed in the morning Can I stop updating my facebook status every twenty minutes Who cares Quite a good read, wish it was longer After reading this, I will never vote again, like it matter that I did before and like anyone cares I have considered this for awhile and this book seals the deal Putting the burden of responsibility on a stranger other than myself to decide things for me is ludicrous After reviewing those I have voted for, along with my hopes in them, they have failed me miserably They have done farwar, destruction, and opposite of all my actual hopes why should I compromise myself for the majority Fuck that They have enslavedthan free They have killedthan they love This is true throughout world history I have given a fair chance to those in power Dont vote and dont pay taxes.If you want something done, do it yourself I think what I just wrote was the most hypocritical and pretentious thing I have ever wrote ignore it all Who the fuck do I think I am I need a drink and a dose of reality I thought the book might bepowerful, but I am glad to have read it Not as boring or drawn out as Walden However, just as delusional as Walden seriously, people thinking for themselves funny The only way out this shit hole is suicide and everyone knows it I hope my review makes me look intelligent and dark for potential love interests.Anyways, heres some good quotes and points of the reading, like anyone gives a shit Why do I write these, seriously, does anyone read my shitty reviews Do I actual think I am creating something original with my self congratulating critiques I am a college dropout, god, Im so self important and pompousUgh, I should consider taking anti depressants fuck it, I need another drinkBecause I know you wont read this book, because you re a lazy pseudo intellect who wrote a paper in college that you thought was great on something no one cares about and have wasted your money or parents money and life up to this point I have made it simple and convenient for you Read the quotes to get the idea of the book You re welcome Quotes But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on jutice, even as far as men understand it Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right It is truly enough said, that a corporation has no conscience but a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men But if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad A man has not everything to do, but something and because he cannot do everything, it is not necessary that he should do something wrong Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority Absolutely speaking, themoney, the less virtue The best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is to endeavor to carry out those schemes which he entertained when he was poor I am not responsible for the successful working of the machinery of society, I am not the son of the engineer The lawyer s truth is not the truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong doing There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousands but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of setting, the much vexed questions of the day