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Everyone is Judas är nog närmare sanningen...
I'm embarrassed to admit I like this. He's like Tiny Tim, but with actual talent.
Latte,Don't be embarrassed. There's something very genuine about Thomas Di Leva. The video I linked is probably the most silly thing that he's done, but there's something great about the message nevertheless. Only a small portion of his material is in English. One has to understand Swedish to fully appreciate him. Especially hearing him in interviews with all those journalist snobs, whose stupidity he neutralizes like no one else. He's brilliant.This guy is truly a sage. He's got a very deep consciousness. He's intelligent and he's wise. His appearance as an artist is a combination of sage and clown however. This comes with how humble he is and his good sense of humour.There are a hundred reasons why I posted just this video and just now. One thing is that the represents the shift from Plato/Aristotle to Epicurus. The time of (belief in) a rationally organized society has passed. We are in the middle of the worst sort of imperial mess, chaos and violence. People are, at a fast rate, losing faith in democracy, the republic and civilization as it now is. Quite as in the shift from the city states of the time of Plato to the huge empires of the time of Epicurus, people are today, at a fast rate, losing faith in that it is possible (in a rational an non-violent way) to influence the society they live in. This is the moment when philosophy changes from being philosophy about how the society ought to be into philosophy of life. From Plato/Aristotle to Epicurus. We look into ourselves and we look to eternity and cosmos; the societal level is no longer interesting since it's a mess, and a deeply perverted one.Another thought -- which might not apply to Thomas Di Leva (who in all is wisdom has nothing to offer politically as I see it) -- is how it will probably will be the jesters that will protest the PCism and Islam in a way that will penetrate the collective consciousness. In Sweden we have another national jester, Peter Wahlbeck, who has already protested against PCism and Islam. They operate at a different level, they come from a different direction, and they are sort of protected. And in addition to that, in spite of their crazy sides, they are genuine, so they will react, they can react effectively and some of them have already started doing it. A true Epicurean, however, wouldn't bother, and I'd say Thomas Di Leva belongs in that category.
Some links to go with what I just wrote:First another song by Di Leva in English. Di Leva: "I though it was about time for a funny saviour. There have been so many dark, boring and square ones."An interview with him from ten years ago. In Swedish. This one is worth a whole blog post. For you who don't understand Swedish, check it out for his body language, way of speaking, facial expressions, etc.Peter Wahlbeck on Islam etc. Calling in to the Swedish Radio's open line.
Was Hitler also Jesus? Ted Bundy? Jack The Ripper? Pol Pot?Probably, in the eyes of Di Leva.The hidden message of the song is that everyone is God. Everyone emanates from the same cosmic source, that is, God. It is explained in the Bhagavad Gita:"The discourse on the Bhagavad Gita begins before the start of the climactic battle at Kurukshetra. It begins with the Pandava prince Arjuna, as he becomes filled with doubt on the battlefield. Realizing that his enemies are his own relatives, beloved friends and revered teachers, he turns to his charioteer and guide, Krishna, for advice.In summary the main philosophical subject matter of the Bhagavad-gita is the explanation of five basic concepts or "truths":Ishvara (The Supreme Controller) Jiva (Living beings/the soul) Prakrti (Matter) Karma (Duty) Kala (Time) Krishna counsels Arjuna on the greater idea of dharma or universal harmony and duty. He begins with the tenet that the soul is eternal and immortal. Any 'death' on the battlefield would involve only the shedding of the body, but the soul is permanent. Arjuna's hesitation stems from a lack of right understanding of the 'nature of things,' the privileging of the unreal over the real. His fear and reticence become impediments to the proper balancing of the universal dharmic order. Essentially, Arjuna wishes to abandon the battle, to abstain from action; Krishna warns, however, that without action, the cosmos would fall out of order and truth would be obscured."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhagavad_GitaI think Stevie Wonder's done a better job of explaining this philosophy than Di Leva:"People keep on learninSoldiers keep on warrinWorld keep on turninCause it wont be too longPowers keep on lyinWhile your people keep on dyinWorld keep on turninCause it wont be too longIm so darn glad he let me try it againCause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sinIm so glad that I know more than I knew thenGonna keep on tryinTill I reach the highest groundTeachers keep on teachinPreachers keep on preachinWorld keep on turninCause it wont be too longOh noLovers keep on lovinBelievers keep on believinSleepers just stop sleepinCause it wont be too longOh noIm so glad that he let me try it againCause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sinIm so glad that I know more than I knew thenGonna keep on tryinTill I reach my highest ground...whew!Till I reach my highest groundNo ones gonna bring me downOh noTill I reach my highest groundDont you let nobody bring you down (they'll sho nuff try)God is gonna show you higher groundHe's the only friend you have around."http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/stevie+wonder/higher+ground_20131813.html
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