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This is the archive for December 2006

Saturday, December 30, 2006

And so, Saddam Hussein has been killed. Ops, sentenced to death. Well, he deserved it well, possibly it deserved much more. The point is that WE didn't deserve it. Killing a guilty, no matter how big is it's guilt, is a crime against the rest of the world, and here I explain why.

Note: I do not belong to any political or cultural movement, social activist movement, nor am I a follower of any religion. What I am writing here are just my personal deductions and opinions, hopefully not influenced by any a priori view of what is wrong or right.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Arrows theorem already demonstrates (mathematically) that pure democracy is actually impossible to achieve, but I am taking it a step forward. I just state that democracy is by (mathematic/statistical) definition suboptimal.

People around the world is used to think that we Italians have a funny way to relate with laws, institutions and life in general. We're often seen as a kind of cheerful and nice brigands, making our way in life through "creative" solutions (and "creative" here is not always thought as having a positive meaning).

I suppose this is utterly true. I think also that I recently discovered the reason why: evolution, adaption and survival. A simple thing like a moving could result in a several thousand dollars worth lawsuit, if you don't outsmart several institutions, all of them trying to outsmart you.