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Dr. Mario O. Laplume

Dr. Mario O. Laplume

By Dr. Mario O. Laplume
Physician - Writer - Planter of Dreams
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The concept of Evil Part III
Following our series on the Concept of Evil , we discuss the latest modern theories about Evil like the dispositional, affect-based and motivation-based accounts. We also discuss the Evil institutions and the very controversial classification of Marriage and Motherhood as being Evil by Claudia Card.
May 14, 2022
The concept of Evil Part II
We continue discussing the concept of Evil with the opinions of Hannah Arendt, Garrard, Lawrence Thomas, M'Naughton, etc. We focus on the association of Evil with Harm, Motivation, Bad Upbringings and Ignorance.
May 06, 2022
The concept of Evil Part I
We discuss the necessity and various philosophical and sociological implications of the concept of Evil, in view of the recent developments from the barbaric Russian invasion of the Ukrainian Nation. We start by discussing the traditional back and forth arguments between the Evil-skeptics and the Evil-revivalists.
April 27, 2022
Guernica is being bombed again
We discuss the recent developments of the War in Ukraine where the invading Russian Army is expressly targeting the civilian population of the besieged cities, a crime akin to the bombardment of Guernica by the German Luftwaffe in 1936. Inspired by this tragedy, Pablo Picasso painted his homonymous tableau in 1937 for the Republican Spanish Pavilion of the Paris Exposition.
March 10, 2022
Callar es Mentir
We discuss the horrible consequences of the Russian aggression in Ukraine, daring to speak out as honest intellectuals. Humbly emulating  Miguel de Unamuno when he said on October 12, 1936, reacting to a fascist crowd chant of "Viva la Muerte" (Long live Death), that "Callar es Mentir" (to keep quiet is to lie) We cannot remain silent because the future of Democracy is being contested right now in Ukraine, the emotional heart of Europe. No pasaran!!!
March 05, 2022
No Pasaran!!!
We discuss how the brutal invasion of Ukraine by the powerful Russian Military machine is not only the unprovoked aggression of an independent, democratic country but also an assault of the very socio-economic system of democratic institutions that we enjoy in half of the planet. The world is no longer divided into Right and Left camps but in those countries with democratic institutions like the USA and autocracies like Russia.
February 26, 2022
We won the Five Stars Review of the Reader Views Awards literary contest
We recently learned that our book "Emotional Frustration - the Hushed Plague" has won the Five Stars Review of the Reader Views Awards literary contest. We read the critique report by Mrs. Paige so our listeners could understand what was the basis of her top literary rating.
February 18, 2022
No excuses for Racist Wording
We discuss the recent controversy about a famous podcaster using the infamous N-word in his Spotify episodes. But we also discuss the blame borne by the Entertainment Industry for allowing the use of this horrible word by stand-up comedians, actors, etc., to "elicit a sick quick laugh."
February 07, 2022
Happy New Year 2022
We wished our dear readers, listeners and fellow bloggers a Happy and Prosperous Year 2022. We are all slowly coming out of the cruel Social Isolation form this terrible SARS-CoV-2 pandemic as changed persons because most of the old parameters have imploded in our societies. Let us build a better world for our children and children, always making sure that we "do not lose ourselves in this process". as Kierkegaard warned us.
January 03, 2022
Banality of Death
We discuss how, after so many months of pandemic restrictions and Social Isolation, we have slowly become inured to the real significance of the morbidity and morality rates we see (or ignore to watch) every night in the newscasts. We compare that Banality to the one of Evil. exemplified by the Eichmann trial in Israel in 1962.
November 27, 2021
L'Abus au Petit Feu
We discuss how the Low Intensity Abuse of Women is detrimental to their mental and physical well-being over a longer period of time.
November 15, 2021
Lack of Empathy in the BRSF
Taking the example of a very sad incident in a store that wiped out our Whatsapp memory data, we discuss the lack of empathy among Millennials in the BRSF.
November 02, 2021
Uncertainty is our co-pilot
We discuss the Uncertainty that we are all living in after the lockdowns imposed on March 2020, the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic, the new medical tools, the persistent need for safety measures and the practical short term possibility of going back to some kind of Normalcy in our lives.
October 19, 2021
Parlez moi D' Amour
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We wanted to start a regular, informal conversation with our readers and listeners by addressing the more crucial sociological, political and psychological issues that we are encountering as we are slowly, yet steadily, coming out of our hideouts during the terrible SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
September 06, 2021
C’est parti !
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August 25, 2021
Buona Domenica con gli Gnocchi di Patate alla Scrofa Azzurra
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April 25, 2021
George Orwell’s relevance for us—part II
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April 14, 2021
George Orwell’s relevance for us—part I
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April 14, 2021
Celebrating Five Years of Blogging
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April 14, 2021
Happy Easter
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April 10, 2021