Has The Zeal of Repression Ever Vanished?

“…It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong…”

-Voltaire / French Philosopher, Writer and Historian –

still : Francois-Marie Arout (famously using pen name Voltaire), one of the most influential philosopher from the age of enlightenment in 17th century

still : Francois-Marie Arout (famously using pen name Voltaire), one of the most influential philosopher from the age of enlightenment in 17th century

Voltarie’s works has been always regarded as one of the most forceful assessment in his era. In France between 17th – 18th century, his philosophical thought spawned a series of vigorious opus of anti-catholicism. Through countless of crafty satire and witty criticism, he rebuked the fundamental core of establishments and boldly opposed ruling authority. In one of his famous remark, he skillfully described a perilous situation when a man has an idea that contrast and dissent with the ruler. But why should it be the most treacherous? because that is where a man’s life will be threatened and intimidated by powerful state that can not be questioned or ‘agitated’. So what ensue is oppression and even painful death. Now, we all must ask ourselves : haven’t we just heard or seen that today? what if a man (us) can’t align with the powerful and the mighty? apparently what occurred during middle-ages and in 21thcentury isn’t that different after all, isn’t? What a waste of lesson..

by DHANA

Advertisements

Tags: ,

About Young Contrarian

I'm Dhana, a native indonesian who currently reside in holland. I always consider myself as a natural born 'rebel' and highly skeptical free-thinker. 9/11 attack is the most defining tribulation and turning point that had extremely affected and had completely altered my frame of mind. Nowadays after i re-shaped my thought and strengthened my stance, it leads up to a handful of highly critical propositions toward imperialistic and genocidal forces that has burned this world up! My other foremost indulgences and pleasures are cinema, politics, science and blues music! those are my biggest pleasure in life! i also have few secret that have been stifled for so long : learning baseball, making a good career as a film director, producer and independent entreprenuer, Plus.. studying spanish and french language! I wish i could have a mastery in those field someday ;) ~ Best Regard from Holland~

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: