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MY TESTAMENT (volume 1 of 2) By Jean Ovide Bourdeau
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Our tragedy and opportunity tells us that we are caught with the hardwired instincts of primeval savagery naturally embedded in predatory beasts, in a world now demanding a true institutionalization... More > of ethics as soon as possible, if we wish to survive as a species – and this in spite of the patina we put on the civilizations we support or examine. Indeed, now that we are armed with weapons of mass destruction combined sadly with the continuing basic reactions of immature societal mindsets of adolescent savages, we must now insist on living in states of sanity, kindness and bliss based on sound ethics. This is also a basic exercise in navigating through the ambiguity surrounding us all from birth to death – regardless of who we are, how intelligent we are, how powerful we are, how rich we are, and how special we think we are. In our wandering we try to define some logic to our Earthly existence in the infinite vastness of the Cosmos, since we seem caught up in an undecipherable mission and purpose.< Less
MY TESTAMENT (volume 2 of 2) By Jean Ovide Bourdeau
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Our tragedy and opportunity tells us that we are caught with the hardwired instincts of primeval savagery naturally embedded in predatory beasts, in a world now demanding a true institutionalization... More > of ethics as soon as possible, if we wish to survive as a species – and this in spite of the patina we put on the civilizations we support or examine. Indeed, now that we are armed with weapons of mass destruction combined sadly with the continuing basic reactions of immature societal mindsets of adolescent savages, we must now insist on living in states of sanity, kindness and bliss based on sound ethics. This is also a basic exercise in navigating through the ambiguity surrounding us all from birth to death – regardless of who we are, how intelligent we are, how powerful we are, how rich we are, and how special we think we are. In our wandering we try to define some logic to our Earthly existence in the infinite vastness of the Cosmos, since we seem caught up in an undecipherable mission and purpose.< Less
UNFINISHED... : A Gathering of Embryonic but Never to be Completed Essays By Jean Ovide Bourdeau
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The unfinished essays gathered here consist of topics (except for one chapter) about the general notion supporting a practical pursuit of happiness within a plausible, pleasurable and non-threatening... More > environment in the midst of the short life allotted us. These embryonic texts are assembled here in a somewhat helter-skelter way, because I have little time left and no longer possess the inclination to complete them as separate essays.< Less
ETHICAL SELF: On The Nascent Ethical Age Now Beginning By Jean Ovide Bourdeau
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When we are simultaneously faced with the extraordinary luxury of making a deliberate choice between kind and hurtful acts, ethics then becomes de rigueur – unless I am already insane or by now... More > deliberately malevolent. That is why: We must continuously avoid meaningless pronouncements, absurd statements, pompous quotes, false erudition, glib presentations, sloppy generalizations, theological pontificating, politically-correct talks, ambiguous proclamations, doctrinal imperatives, ideological assertions, exaggerated conclusions, managed confusion between facts and values as if the same, trendy biases, pretension of pseudo knowledge about unverified and unproven allegations, unquestionable obscured text, and other pernicious anti-intellectual strategies and tactics meant for the conquest of our minds.< Less
TABOOS and TOTEMS: Biased Conventions To Be Challenged By Jean Ovide Bourdeau
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We are all obligated to accept prepackaged beliefs to a lesser or greater degree by the society to which we belong – including the smaller groups constituting it, once a member of a such social... More > unit. While many of those beliefs are necessary elements in the form of temporary taboos and mythological totems in order to create and re-enforce the membrane of cohesion essential to a well functioning societal constitution and continuity, many among them however are permanently prejudicial to the sane operation of an ethical society generally and the ethical individuals constituting it particularly. That is why: It is our duty as sane and ethical individuals to question all unproven claims or lies; challenge all mythologies imposed upon us; and most certainly prevent the State or Church from indoctrinating our children (our most precious possession) – whatever forms these undertakings take. All claims from anyone or any organization must be proven whether a government, a religion, a professional and so on.< Less
PURPOSE UNKNOWN: On the Ambiguity of Earthly Existence By Jean Ovide Bourdeau
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We at last move on to a more positive and exploratory outlook about the unearned, ambiguous, rarest and most privileged opportunity of being both alive and conscious of being aware of our own... More > personal existence. This new text examines a few fundamental themes and premises, which, we, members of this species, tend to ponder over in the course of our short lifespan, as we cumulatively gain more wisdom across the generations - elevating that astuteness to the level of ethics, particularly as we begin this 21st century CE. So this is a basic exercise in defining some logic to our Earthly existence in the apparent infinite vastness of the Cosmos, since we seem caught up in what appears to be an undecipherable purpose and mission. As if (at least at our present level of understanding) we had been created a 'PURPOSE UNKNOWN' in a direction forever hidden from us all.< Less
PRIMAL IMPULSE: On the Yearning for Eternal Life and Other Social Concordats By Jean Ovide Bourdeau
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We have an extreme fear of death and feign to have discovered the ultimate source of power, authority and knowledge to compensate for it. We also act like spoiled children absurdly rebelling against... More > provable facts, preferring insane, cruel, destructive and unquestionable illusions. We often mask our intentions in order to camouflage missions and objectives of conquest at all costs based on dogmatic beliefs. We also possess an irrepressible compulsion toward that universal yearning for “Eternal Life” beyond our Earthly existence and other unexamined social concordats. Yet, life can be so much more. So interesting, so joyous, so rewarding, so pleasant and so safe, on the only Cosmic globe (in who knows how many light-years around us) able to supports the sort of biological life form making our precarious existence possible. That is why among other things; we have to survive as sane living self-aware entities. And in the mean time we try to rationalize if there exist something beyond our Earthly existence.< Less
ETHICS OF ONE: Debunking Dogmatic Morality By Jean Ovide Bourdeau
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Our tragedy is that we are caught with the hardwired instincts of a naturally embedded primeval savagery in a world now demanding a true institutionalization of ethics as soon as possible, if we wish... More > to survive as a species. That is why, we must live in states of sanity, kindness and bliss — especially now that we are armed with weapons of mass destruction along with the still mostly undeveloped societal mindsets of adolescents. This work is therefore meant above all to most seriously prod our attention to obvious catastrophes resulting from our nasty attitude of 'self-righteousness' - now transmogrifying itself into self-destructive forms of behavior presently unfolding and clearly visible for anyone willing to see them. But it also offers us a way out for us to adopt, should we choose to. Therefore, crucially needed now at this juncture of human history is an open mind and an attitude of open-mindedness, freedom and the awarding of 'Inalienable Individual Rights' for all regardless of circumstances.< Less
DOMINATION: Global Totalitarianism and 'The Most Special Group on Earth' By Jean Ovide Bourdeau
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This third essay continues to cover again in the briefest way possible the obvious and ongoing issue of planetary leadership in the implementation of the worldwide program of supremacy now in... More > progress — including more precisely this time the following proposition: We will eventually be led and managed by the most powerful, yet the smallest and the richest group of people on Earth gathered as a single, coherent and coordinated management unit—a group of highly privileged owners and stakeholders of everything of importance and of greatest value with which they will control everyone and everything. This is the group, which has been referred to since the beginning of this series as ”The Most Special Group on Earth”.< Less
GENOCIDAL LEGACY: Global Culture of Terror By Jean Ovide Bourdeau
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We continue the work begun in a seminal essay titled “Ethics of One” by extending further our previous observations, but this time with numerous examples and situations in support of the... More > general hypothesis raised in the first essay. In fact what author Jean Ovide Bourdeau proposes is that the 'Brave New World' has already begun; that its terminal objective is visible to those of us willing to open our eyes; and that it is on target. He continues to confront the obvious intellectual syndrome of terror resulting from our mean-spirited attitude toward 'being wrong and being wronged' in what this author calls our 'Ethical Disease of Self-righteousness'. A notion witnessed in callous and cowardly acts carried out by means of a social sacrament of 'Absolute Obedience' to political programs meant to control those who dare disagree either with our 'Immaculate Perception' or that of the 'Special One' and 'Special Group' managing a society.< Less