Thursday, December 6, 2012

Jón Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavik, the force is strong with this one.

"We have neglected democracy. We can not vote out the professional politicians to get new professional politicians. That will not change anything. The "system" is advanced. It knows how to deal with troublemakers. If you are fighting the police, stop it. They are not the enemy. If you think politics are boring, make them fun!"

"Get involved in politics. Make up a party. Democracy is a game. 'the game's out there, and it's play or get played. That simple.'"

This man is rapidly becoming one of my heroes, getting more than 500 Icelandic visitors to my geek blog for posting it on his facebook helped too, but those quotes are just enlightning, they're from this monday!

1 comment:

pai mei said...

I don't believe in "ADHD"
"Those who cannot bring themselves to fully comply with the instructions, whose attention wanders, who clown around in class, who would rather play outside than do homework, and whose aversion fuels a spirit strong enough to resist the institutional, cultural, and parental mechanisms that enforce compliance, will not get good grades in school. Instead they will earn labels such as stupid, lazy, bad or, increasingly, medicalized versions of these such as ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), or my favorite, ODD (oppositional defiant disorder). Then, where the veiled threats, phony incentives, and other forms of scholastic manipulation have failed, we can resort to pharmaceutical methods of control to rein in the recalcitrant child."