Tuesday, 30 December 2014

So :))

So it's new year!

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Patti Smith

* To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It's freedom.
 * Some of us are born rebellious. Like Jean Genet or Arthur Rimbaud, I roam these mean streets like a villain, a vagabond, an outcast, scavenging for the scraps that may perchance plummet off humanity's dirty plates, though often sometimes taking a cab to a restaurant is more convenient.
* Why do people want to know exactly who I am? Am I a poet? Am I this or that? I've always made people wary. First they called me a rock poet. Then I was a poet that dabbled in rock. Then I was a rock person who dabbled in art.
* People called me the godmother of punk, but I never name myself anything.
* To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It's freedom.
* An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.
 * People have the power to redeem the work of fools.
Patti Smith


Saturday, 27 December 2014

Bill Clinton's Speech In The Georgetown University

  Bill Clinton; 'Being a good citizen in the 21st century requires every thoughtful person to try to do some public good.'

 Bill Clinton- glamour shot

Michael J. Sandel. What Money Can't Buy (JUSTICE)

 the Harvard University political philosopher Michael J. Sandel
What Money Can't Buy

That's really " Hard talk" lecture in Harvard University!
I never heard in my university similar lecture and discussion.

Photography, by Khatia Shiuka


My Dada TV (beat TV, for human rights) k. S

  My Bedroom,  My TV and My artwork Portrait of P.P.P":)))
 I never had romantic bedroom :)))))

Friday, 26 December 2014

My latest artwork

 My latest artwork :)))
All together, mix;;; Surrealism, dadaism, futurism, cubism etc
just I wanted all I wanted to be free, free by myself and free by my thoughts :)) I try to escape from myself, still i try....
Khatia Shiuka

Thursday, 25 December 2014

To Those Born After

To Those Born After 
 (by Bertolt Brecht)
To the cities I came in a time of disorder
That was ruled by hunger.
I sheltered with the people in a time of uproar
And then I joined in their rebellion.
That's how I passed my time that was given to me on this Earth.

I ate my dinners between the battles,
I lay down to sleep among the murderers,
I didn't care for much for love
And for nature's beauties I had little patience.
That's how I passed my time that was given to me on this Earth.

The city streets all led to foul swamps in my time,
My speech betrayed me to the butchers.
I could do only little
But without me those that ruled could not sleep so easily:
That's what I hoped.
That's how I passed my time that was given to me on this Earth.

Our forces were slight and small,
Our goal lay in the far distance
Clearly in our sights,
If for me myself beyond my reaching.
That's how I passed my time that was given to me on this Earth.

You who will come to the surface
From the flood that's overwhelmed us and drowned us all
Must think, when you speak of our weakness in times of darkness
That you've not had to face:

Days when we were used to changing countries
More often than shoes,
Through the war of the classes despairing
That there was only injustice and no outrage.

Even so we realised
Hatred of oppression still distorts the features,
Anger at injustice still makes voices raised and ugly.
Oh we, who wished to lay for the foundations for peace and friendliness,
Could never be friendly ourselves.
And in the future when no longer
Do human beings still treat themselves as animals,
Look back on us with indulgence.

A review of 2013

I waiting for a review of 2014..:DDDD

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

So, Happy Christmas!

 Peace in No Mans Land -  Based The Christmas Truce, 1914.  
 the Christmas Truce of 1914, The Greatest Christmas story ever. 
100 years ago soldiers on the Western Front stopped their hostilities to cross no man’s land, to shake hands and – famously – to play football. In the midst of a tragic conflict the generosity, hope and sense of human solidarity that is characteristic of the Christian faith and culture came to the fore. What an extraordinary and unexpected event. this unique story is the great proof that the World can end war and live in peace. We need the same sense of compassion in the face of the suffering and hatred that afflicts parts of our world. 
I hope you have a merry christmas and a peaceful New Year.
K. Shiuka

Peace in No Mans Land - The Christmas Truce - Amnesty

 Happy Christmas! ★☆★✮❊
 John Lennon - So This is Christmas

Tom Waits - Silent Night :))

One more my favorite christmas song <3

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Paintings of Winston Churchill

 The Paintings of Winston Churchill
When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favor of the war effort, he simply replied "Then what are we fighting for?"

A View of Chartwell
Winston Churchill

The Beach at Walmer
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Churchill’s “A Study of Boats.” One of his most famous paintings. It was painted in 1933.


Monday, 22 December 2014

Public and Private Uses of Reason

Immanuel Kant
 Public and Private Uses of Reason 

What is the difference as Kant explains it between the public and private use of reason? Does Mendelssohn largely agree with Kant on this matter of the two uses of reason or not?
The public sphere is a place where people are free from obligation of their calling, and subjects are free to write or speak critically (Kant 59, Outram 2). The private sphere is a place where people have an actual duty to restrain the expression of wayward political judgment, in the interest of upholding the ruler’s will and lessening the likelihood of the outbreak of chaos (Kant 59, Outram 2). As Kant explains it, a clergyman is bound to lecture to his congregation according to the symbol of the church which he serves. But as a scholar, “he has the complete freedom to communicate to the public all of his carefully tested and well-intentioned thoughts on the imperfections of that symbol and his proposals for better arrangement of religious and ecclesiastical affairs” (Kant 60). In fact, Kant goes as far as to point out that it is indeed the clergyman’s calling to communicate his thoughts on the imperfections of the church. Kant divides actions/thoughts into either public or private categories. He does not see these categories as contradictions, and points out that if these uses are carefully separated then the clergyman should have “nothing to burden his conscience” (Kant 60). Kant sees the clergyman as an agent of his church and therefore requires him to teach something he does not agree with “as a consequence of his office” (60-61). Therefore, Kant views the clergyman’s use of his reason before his congregation as a private use of reason and his use of his freedom as a scholar who speaks to his own public through his writing as a public use of his reason (61).
Mendelssohn does not agree with Kant on this matter of the two uses of reason. He notes that “the destiny of man as a measure and goal of all our striving and efforts” and argues that the more status and duties in civil life correspond “throughout all the states, with their vocations…the more culture the nation possesses” (Mendelssohn 54). In other words, Mendelssohn does not segregate use of reason into two spheres and instead requires man to reconcile them into one way of being. As a result, he points out, “if the unessential destiny of man comes into conflict with the essential or nonessential destiny of the citizen, rules must be established according to which exceptions are made in cases of collisions decided” (Mendelssohn 55)
"Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do?"  
Harvard University, free great lecture to me :))

William Beveridge - The Architect of The Welfare State

Part of my research, K. Shiuka
William Beveridge The Architect of The Welfare State
 (1879 - 1963)
William Beveridge  was a British liberal economist and social reformer, closely associated with the development of the welfare state.
 William Beveridge, responsible for the 'Beveridge Report' which has since formed the basis for much social legislation c.1943
In 1946, Beveridge was made a peer and became leader of the Liberals in the House of Lords.
Beveridge was born in 1879 in India, at that time part of the British Empire. He studied law at Oxford University where he became fascinated by early forms of social security, rapidly turning into an authority on pensions and unemployment benefits. At the beginning of the twentieth century, his thinking already had an impact on the development of a national insurance scheme and influenced policy on poverty in the UK. Soon after the First World War, he was knighted.

When, in 1941, the government commissioned a report into the ways that Britain should be rebuilt after World War Two, Beveridge was an obvious choice to take charge. He published his report in 1942 and recommended that the government should find ways of fighting the five 'Giant Evils' of 'Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness'.

In 1945, the Labour Party defeated Winston Churchill's Conservative Party in the general election. The new prime minister, Clement Attlee, announced he would introduce the welfare state outlined in the 1942 Beveridge Report. This included the establishment of a National Health Service in 1948 with free medical treatment for all. A national system of benefits was also introduced to provide 'social security' so that the population would be protected from the 'cradle to the grave'. The new system was partly built on the national insurance scheme set up by Lloyd George in 1911.  The relevance of Beveridge`s approach was however not confined to the United Kingdom. Many leading politicians from across the world spent time in London during the Second World War, and were well aware of the proposals contained in the Beveridge report.

The vision of William Beveridge shone through his 1942 report. His ideas were truly revolutionary, Beveridge was the architect of world-wide models for the modern welfare state, most social work in western European countries is currently delivered within the context of the welfare state, whose origins can be traced back to the work of Sir William Henry Beveridge at the time of the Second World War.
Beveridge also believed that full employment was a crucial part of the welfare programme and in 1944, he published another report called ‘Full Employment in a Free Society.’ In the same year he became Liberal Member of Parliament  and, after losing his seat in 1945, served as a Liberal peer in the House of Lords becoming leader of the Liberals In 1946. William Beveridge died on 16 March 1963.
"Social security must be achieved by co-operation between the State and the individual. The State should offer security for service and contribution. The State in organising security should not stifle incentive, opportunity, responsibility ; in establishing a national minimum, it should leave room and encouragement for voluntary action by each individual to provide more than that minimum for himself and his family."

A revolutionary moment in the world’s history is a time for revolutions, not for patching. 
"Social security with freedom and responsibility!" W. B

Saturday, 20 December 2014

G. N

                                    Goodnight! :)

The Village Idiots Club

UKIP- The Village Idiots Club
 (Kerry Smith and 'Pound-shop Enoch Powell' Nigel Farage)
Nigel Farage appeared to cast doubt on Smith’s explanation that he had been taking strong painkillers at the time of the comments, when he made homophobic and racist remarks'.. 

 Kerry Smith's sorry now and he've apologized, but I think that very often apologize isn't enough,
 because I don't think so;  Mr Smith yesterday was a racist and homophobic and today is holy man or politician...
Just  I wonder what he thinks;  how feels people under racism, racistic and homophobic language ??? 
They taking painkillers because of your racistic and homophobic remarks and policies, 
they taking painkillers because you bring for them huge pain, stress and sickness.
 I'm sick and tired of stupidity and I'm afraid that UKIP is very close with sharia Law doctrine
 and Islamic values, with fundamentalists values, because they've got  very same problems; with women,  with gay people, with other nations - immigration etc, 
I think so with such  medieval mentality they should live back in the middle age,
 or back in the stone age....
K. Shiuka

The Village Idiots Club

Farage told LBC: “I’m a bit sad, because Kerry Smith is a rough diamond. He’s a council house boy from the East End of London, left school early and talks and speaks in a way that a lot of people from that background do.'

 and continues other piece of shit! stupidity has no end... (K. S)

UKIP's Godfrey Bloom hits reporter Michael Crick with party brochure

Mike Read In UKIP conference 2014 Gala dinner...

Patti Smith's performance.

 Patti Smith with cutest little donkeys :)
That's rock n roll to me :))))

                                                       Patti Smith's performance.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Thomas Jefferson

 * Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
* We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
*  The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
* If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.
* i like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
* I sincerely believe... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
* I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
* The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
* When the government fears the people, there is liberty.  When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

Great lecture by Christopher Hitchens on Thomas Jefferson, Enjoy!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Artwork by khatia Shiuka

Part Of Project 'Let There be Light '.
Artwork by khatia Shiuka

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014

What's Wrongs and What's Rights? :)

       What's Wrongs and What's Rights? :)
 P and C not  V :)  K. S
 Very interesting speeches by Christopher Hitchens

Artists and Art

  Angel of the Resurrection by Walker Hancock

 Artist Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka in front of the portrait of her husband Tadeusz, ca 1928

Napoleon In The Wilderness, by Max Ernst

René Magritte, La philosophie dans le boudoir, 1947.

 Frida Kahlo painting the portrait of her father, 1951 

Mother and Daughter , by Egon Schiele, 1913

Remedios Varo

Dragonfly Woman, Remedios Varo

Salvador Dali and FRIDA

Salvador Dali - The Woman with a Head of Roses

Leonor Fini

           Two Women, 1939, by Leonor Fini

  Dorothea Tanning and  Max ernest with cement Capricorne sculpture,
Sedona, Arizona, 1948.

Dorothea Tanning (American: 1910-2012) - Birthday (1942)

  Calumny of Apelles - ( Detail ), by ❤ - Sandro Botticelli ( 1445 - 1510)