Barbara  - Set in 1980 of the country side of East Germany. Barbara is a doctor who was sent to the small country hospital after applying for the exit visa to leave the godforsaken communist state…
my favorite scene of this great movie involves the famous painting The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by the Dutch painter named Rembrandt
Andre- I’d like to go to The Hague. That’s where the Rembrandt is. Didn’t you notice anything? The painting. The man lying there is Aris Kindt. He’s just been hanged for theft. It’s Doctor Tulp giving the anatomy lesson.
Barbara- They should have cut open the abdomen first. But they dissected the left hand instead. There’s a mistake. The hand is wrong. It’s the opposite one. It’s the right hand and it’s too large.
Andre- I don’t think Rembrandt made a mistake. You see the atlas? It’s an anatomy atlas. They’re all staring at it. He is, he is, they all are. And the hand is painted like a depiction in the atlas. Rembrandt includes something that we can’t see, only they can: the depiction of the hand. Due to this mistake we no longer look through the doctor’s eyes. We see him, Aris Kindt. The victim. We are with him, not with them.
Just finished watching the documentary called Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry.
This man is another great example of how can a simple idea can spark a catalysis affect within people to demand change & justice against the machine.
That happens to be the biggest that to the Chinese communist party because their propaganda is useless to those who have awoken.
Also the Jasmine revolution/Arab spring have all started with the idea which then toppled several tyranny regimes by the people. That’s the power of idea and people.
Lastly I hope Liu Xiaobo will be freed from the prison. He’s the winner of Nobel peace prize of 2010.
A writer who demanded justice, freedom, and change for the corrupted Chinese official’s policies is currently imprisoned.
power to the people.
Yes, I am an American. The “gun culture” thing is greatly exaggerated by the foreign press. In Europe the aristocracy had guns ostensibly for hunting, a pastime reserved for the wealthy, while guns were kept out of the hands of the poorer classes. We have guns in the U.S. because no rich man has ever dared take them from us.
'Maybe it’s impossible for a man like you to understand. But having a respect for my life, a desire for freedom, and an unyielding love for that belief means I can see past any doubts I may have. Putting my life on the line is not just the only thing I can do, Dom. It’s the right thing.'
Such an amazing movie
Welcome to the land of freedom.
These four articles include provocative looks at the copyrighting of digital culture and the rising global struggle against it. “Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto” is the work of Aaron H. Swartz (1986–2013), a young brilliant hacker and information-justice activist driven to suicide in January 2013 by a long campaign of abuse by an out-of-control federal prosecutor. Additional essays include “Thoughtcrime” (2003) by market anarchist philosopher Roderick T. Long, the“Crypto Anarchist Manifesto” (1994) from the Cypherpunks FAQ, and the memorial “Aaron Swartz and Intellectual Property’s Bitter-Enders” (2013) by Thomas L. Knapp.
“Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations… . Scanning entire libraries but only allowing the folks at Google to read them? Providing scientific articles to those at elite universities in the First World, but not to children in the Global South? It’s outrageous and unacceptable. ‘I agree,’ many say, ‘but what can we do? The companies hold the copyrights, and it’s perfectly legal – there’s nothing we can do to stop them.’
“But there is something we can do: we can fight back. … It’s called ‘stealing’ or ‘piracy,’ as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn’t immoral – it’s a moral imperative… . There is no justice in following unjust laws.
“We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take the stuff that’s out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks. We need to fight for Guerrilla Open Access… .”