CLICK the LARGE Ls FOR THE DIFFERENT TRIMESTERS OF THE LANDSLIDE CLASS. (CLICK the Ms for Maddy's Musical Manifestation.) the small O is for the christmas break also spells LOL which is good considering we are trying for happiness here.
AND VITALITY THEORY, the third part starts 21 January,
and there is one more thought about genariell o that I had. Look at this which was translated a while ago, but now with the "haze" experience (click M to find out more) it's more clear what he is talking about. (Yes he calls drugs a tragedy--well, He probably loved the junkie street hookers in general, and was heartbroken to see them down at the train station just trying to score a hit. It was 1975 and he was already talking about legalization.
So, Pasolini really does not seem crazy as you go on and groove with his spirit. in fact he appears to be, one of the few intellectuals with a loving heart, that maybe you will see in books and theories. That is, he was in a sea of thoughts and theories but that did not destroy his heart and this would tend to support the theory that consumerism is more dangerous than being an intellectual snot, although now that I think of it, you can be a consumer of ideas too and that would tend to make you selfish and lazy too.
PASOLINI becomes more interesting every time, and continues to call bullshit on --on everyone, including himself, and continues with the honest voice of this woman here, to shout the scandal of truth. So--Maybe if you call bullshit, they call you batshit. Maybe this is the key. I will look for a translation, meanwhiles since music is the universal language,here is a wordless window into Pasolini's heart. THE LECTURE: GENNARIELLO It seems, SEEMS, that the point of this, is to find a person whose instinctive vitality has not been muffled by the new fascism of consumerism. If we are going with this, at least for the purpose of testing the theory, Why and how does consumerism muffle the human spirit? Not clear. After a little reflection on this, it may have to do with Love. that is, you can't understand Paolo Pasolini unless you love like he does, love the people and places around you, and if you do then his reasoning makes sense. otherwise he appears as a lunatic And if love, if you have to contribute to love to understand it, (in other words, you don't just sit around and consume anything, not even manna from heaven, you have to do something to give back, to make it grow) then, according to this way of life, consumerism is bad because it tends to make people selfish and therefore, lazy and disinclined to participate in the reciprocity of love.
SATURDAY REVIEW: CONSUMERISM, according to Paolo "batshit" Pasolini,(or not batshit after all, you decide the greatest destroyer of happiness in history -- the ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE INTERVIEW ON THE BEACH is that according to Pasolini, consumerism rolled over Italy like a tidal wave for five years or so, and everybody was asleep somehow and did not notice. Everyone then woke up from the nightmare and realized that the fascism of consumerism had destroyed human personality and uniqueness, and made everyone the same, but it was "too late" and "nothing could be done". (non c'e proprio niente da fare). It's not clear whether he really had lost hope or not in his heart, more investigation might answer that question.
VITALITY THEORY RUNS JAN THROUGH APRIL. So if you are down, and have a couple hours this week, Paolo Pasolini blames consumerism for the unhappiness of the youth of 1975. He even calls it the "new Power" the "new fascism" and the "ruin of all ruins."??? Is he going too far? That's where I stopped reading.
COMING OFF THE HOLIDAY HIGH or haze, you may feel the pain of the bullshit and maybe you don't want to do VITALITY theory. I liked bullshit theory ok you say, but I'm hung over here and my pysche is in pain. I'm done. Leave me alone, please unless you have a whole truckload of tropical fruit that you are trying to get rid of.
This will be new for me too, but Shaking Saviano and Georgia Rule to the groove, and throwing the pain of bullshit into that mixture to see what is the result, Pasolini's life seems to have been all about calling bullshit. If Georgia called it on Rachel and Rachel called it on her stepdad and Saviano called it on the whole camorra, and had to flee into hiding as a result, Pasolini's voice is calling bullshit on a lot of people and if you want to know how angry they got, check the crime scene photos where he was bludgeoned to death and then run over with a car. Somehow the judge believed that a 17 year old hooker did all that damage all by himself? I still can't hear you.
A STORY OF MERCY AND HOPE As we begin 2019 its a good time to think about Huffing Hope. Is it possible? Someone shared a story, spanish version here where his bicycle was stolen over the holiday just as it had been last year, even though the crew shelled out the money for a surveillance camera. Since he relies on his bicycle to go everywhere, buy food, etc, he was angry and dejected. However he did not go to the police but instead to the family of the culprit, who admitted the culprit had boosted the bike to score a hit. They paid back the money last Friday so the victim could buy a new bike and guess what, he thought that he hadn't asked for enough money, because prices on bikes are higher, but for the same money he got a bike which is lighter weight and easier to ride and not so flashy so no one will be tempted to steal., thus he said, well, I closed the year badly but I'm opening the new year with a new bike, there's hope.
WE ARE THE VOLCANO --AETNA ERUPTS ON CHRISTMAS
V NON E' PER VENDETTA, V E' PER VALANGA IL VANGELO VOlCANICO DELLA VALANGA DI VITA: MEDICINA PER LA MISERIA CHE MINACCIA NOSTRO MAGNIFICO MONDO. In other words, In the words of Reverend Frank from License to Wed, "stay down, it's healing time." Feeling the need for truth-or at least bullshit theory-this Christmas? Don't ask me, I can't even talk right now. I think the Grinch movie might be riffed off the scrooge movie, this is my profound idea of the day. Yeh.
OUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO BULLSHIT THEORY This is the end of the bullshit class, and Frankfurt hopes that since we all contribute our share of bullshit to the society, we will all contribute something to developing a theory of bullshit.
One example of bullshit and how it gets into things is illustrated in the movie "GEORGIA RULE". This is the first time this has ever been mentioned in this material so just see how it goes.
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO and the various types of lies, (the essay ON LIES, is in the old stuff, click the blue door and go to the Augustine part. This is part five of the introduction to bullshit. Trance or not, let's give this a try. First off, where is hippo? I don't know either but it must be part of the Roman empire because that's the point in time when Augustine wrote his "confessions" That is another famous book that nobody has actually read, maybe we should take a look at that too sometimes. here's a video I just found which explains quite a lot even about the trance, if you're not religious skip the second half, just do the neurology part. Also the video says Hippo is in Africa. EZRA POUND, is part three of the intro to bullshit. He was a poet (like Pasolini in case you are interested and if you are doing that part, it's very relevant because it goes to language and communication) but never made movies, so it's unclear how he got his money because this isn't exactly the age of troubadours. One of the few poems of his that I have read is The Ballad of our Goodly Fere which is about Jesus although it doesn't mean Pound believed in God. He was trying to see Jesus through the eyes of one of His friends. He comes up in the context of bullshit since he used the verb to bullshit in relation to knowledge of the bible.
WITTENSTEIN Here is a video intro to Wittgenstein in case you already figured out Max Black. The video is short enough so should be ok for most people even if you don't get any more time off. Here is the text of the tractatus that he wrote. This is in the case that you have a longer break and feel like being a snot, a supreme geek, and/or getting into some deep argument with somebody like some of the youtube comments. I'm still pretty much no good to explain anything and wittgenstein is one of those guys that you can't just read in five minutes so just go for it. HERE IS THE MAX BLACK NYC SPEECH about Humbug, if you are into this rn, or stuck somewhere, it's a perfect day to read that, and then watch that scene from the Scrooge movie where crachet wants a day off and Scrooge says CHRISTMAS, bah, humbug. A YEAR WITH LEON PRINTABLE FLIER INCLUDING CURRICULUM BULLSHIT THEORY PRINTABLE SYLLABUS <>If you're doing this online, over the break, here is a link to the old online material. It hasn't been recoded yet because to be perfectly frank and unbullshitty, I was supposed to take care of it and at this point I would totally be on it with a good attitude, but I'm in some kind of trance where I'm tripping on my own feet right now so there's no use. Give me time. You can just call the italians if you have the number they may be out though. Por Favor Sean Pacientes con el curso en Esp. Latino
This company was originally entirely without written material of any kind. When written material appeared it may not have been entirely consistent or correctly translated from the original language in some cases. Pages found on neocities are branches of our effort. The central page for this initiative has not been updated in quite a while, but it is THIS PAGE, MATILDA'S MENU MOUNTAIN.As opposed to LEON'S LAVA LIST. Please keep in mind that the contact form may appear functional but no one has checked the email potentially in years. This is not due to a failure of leadership but a failure of communication.
If you are participating in A YEAR WITH LEON, and have used this page as a reference point, during December you should reflect on events in Leon's life, and then your own life that might be used to illustrate the principle of Eucatastrophe. Write something about this, and talk about it with someone you know to see if they, too, have had some experience of this that they might be able to articulate.
There are videos on how to build a plastic bottle greenhouse which we would recommend you find out about even if you can't do it yourself, you can promote the idea if the opportunity ever presents itself.
Over the winter break, the material we look at is ON BULLSHIT by Harry Frankfurt. If you wish, you can look at it now in light of what is happening in the political arena.
This company has never been centrally organized and the administration of its projects has been largely uncharted. It was surely operating long before it was ever formally incorporated; however, at that time there were no formative documents of any kind, and there was never a formal membership list. The Valanga di Vita started out with one hope: to remedy unhappiness. There were other wings which focused on peace, and education. We believe in our mission regarding unhappiness and we received a great deal of encouragement from many different sources, even though we have also met with a lot of rejection from day one and gotten discouraged as well.
The original founders were Italian and chose the message of Pier Paolo Pasolini who was not shy in broadcasting the sadness in the faces of people he saw on the streets. He even admitted that he was to blame as much as anyone else. And before he died, he sketched out a program of study for young people, a way of education to happiness. The founders also chose the film Leon, the Professional as an example of what Pasolini meant.
Many people were angry with Pasolini but even if you don't like the message, explain why you don't like it, don't just shoot the messenger. Of course, in his case, they did. Over time we gained experience, and added other teachers to the repertoire and now the first course begins in May and is on gardening as a way to gladness, with Thoreau as the mentor. The next course focuses on fairy stories as a way to hope, with Tolkien as the mentor. Over the Christmas break, we look at Bullshit Theory with Harry Frankfurt. We don't look at Pasolini until the end, but we still hold his message out as the most honest and direct. We also note, of the four mentors he is the only one to be assassinated.
Until further notice, everybody checks in with central at 8AM and 8PM, unless there is some reason why that is impossible.
Angels we have heard on high, shouting at you to check in, tell them what your day was like, who you hung with, where you've been. Va-ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha ha hhhaaangala in excelsis deo,"