Who do I admire (or have been influenced by) ?|
Above all a student of Marx,|
he led the greatest slave rebellion of the modern world.
His theoretical clarity is
without rival in the twentieth century.
In the years immediately following his death, his revolution was defeated -- suffered
a slow strangulation thru a combination of external and internal pressure.
We may never know whether, had he lived, he might have led the 1917 revolution
to victory or, at least, to a more skillful and orderly retreat.
Beloved champion of the proletariat and oppressed,|
Marx is the deepest thinker that ever set foot upon our planet
and breathed the sweet air of this earth.
He proved the inevitability of the overthrow of capitalism.
A man of profound practical organizing ability,
one of his most quoted remarks
is that the point of our activity
is not merely to understand the world--but to change it.
Brilliant leader, strategist, organizer and propagandist.|
Unfortunately not a consistent Marxist
Father of us all, he led the greatest slave rebellion of the ancient world.|
We are his heirs.
What he started, we will finish.
Just as he taught his fellow slaves
how to wield a sword--as a weapon of war,
we will teach our fellow wage slaves
effective use of the byte--to start a fire that no force can extinguish.
and also ...
Alan Turing, |
Their work, popularized by people such as Norbert Wiener|
(who coined the term "cybernetics" in 1947)
laid much of the foundation for
the scientific view of the world as information.
Student of science and nature, story teller extraordinare.|
While not particularly sophisticated nor progressive politically,
Feynman was not impressed by bullshit and artifice
in its many forms, and this contributed to his legend
and the place he earned in so many hearts.
very decent systemization of the principles which must inevitably|
guide effective people and organizations
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
insightful despite his charlatanism
They helped to explore or popularize the profound relationship
between consciousness and the unfettered flow
of authentic emotions and energies
between body and mind and across the boundaries separating individuals.
This connection and flow of energy is obstructed by the insincere culture|
of toxic shame characteristic of capitalist society.
Yet the full unleashing of the human creative potential
(and in particular--the productivity of labor)
requires that all forms of energy flow between people as freely
as electrons move between atoms in certain kinds of molecules.
Origin of my conscience, from her I learned of my connection to others.