The terrible human dump of dictatorships

Illustration of Pawel Kuczynski

One of the most atrocious drawings by Pawel Kuczysnki. I hope it does not correspond to reality because it would be really sad and disheartening … even if over time I have admired the reality of the Polish artist’s drawings…
I read that this could probably happen in some communist dictatorships of South America, where they even arrest citizens who try to steal garbage ..

Prehistory: chronological evolution does not lead to the evolution of society

iilustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

The illusion of thinking that chronological progress leads to social progress implies a conformity on the indifference of social values. Television often symbolizes a departure from reality in which the viewer places ideals unconsciously to simplify reality and society, which are increasingly pungent and stressful in their complexity.
Primitive man used the cudgel to fight and use violence. Today, however, the cudgel is represented by language, which more and more often takes on the contours of violence, especially in a world where communication is everything (or almost …)

war also decides the dawn of darkness …

illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

There are bright ages and there are dark ages. Although the cycle of life is made up of the alternation of sunlight, in some periods it seems that the sun never rises. And when there are wars in between, it is always in the dark and freedom seems so suppressed that not even the sun gives that hope ..
what is freedom? It is being able to do what I want while respecting the freedom of the other. But if my concept of freedom is different, the system of society becomes utopian. The 3rd millennium is characterized by having exported democracy to exasperation leading it almost to a democratic dictatorship. Paradoxically, although China has nothing to do with most of the wars that have taken place in recent years, it nevertheless identifies the concept of democratic dictatorship at its perfection.

The ruts of war

Illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

The furrows of war are dug by the plow, the means by which one sows to collect food … but they are defended by soldiers who are often forced to make war.

Sometimes, however, wars that only sow hatred or those that are waged for the pleasure of expanding their borders do not bear any fruit.

The boundaries of the world are often established in eras when communications did not allow for the current globalization.

But to make a war it often takes either the pinnacle of domination or absolute hunger. A country with moderate approval is not tempted to make war because it could fall into a much worse condition than it is

The social (and economic) policy of wars

Almost all wars are waged for interests, particularly political, social and geographical ones. But often there are also economic interests. The United States has always been criticated of waging war for economic gains. There is no doubt that almost all American wars have been waged to export democracy or even to suppress dictatorships. But behind these valid reasons there were also other interests, often not directly … but there were. After all, successful wars, in most cases, bring money.

Faith in one’s state

Where does what is generally called “evil” come from? Often it comes from not believing in the goodness of those around us or believing that we are abusing the freedom of others.
Believing in the state also means believing in the environment made up of the people around us, which is equivalent to a religion.
On the other hand, when freedom is abused on other people and therefore on the laws of the state, it is equivalent to believing that you are gods or seeds of gods.

The myth of Chinese austerity (and devotion)

Illustration of Pawel Kuczynski

The pandemic has shocked the world and the origin of the virus is certain … but probably in the future there will never be certainty of the true causes of the spread of the virus. China is a powerful country even for the United States, and controlling or spying on political movements is a difficult task if the government has a firm dictatorship.

But what do they know about the Chinese?
Obviously in the collective imagination there is always the idea that Chinese are the largest rice producing and consuming country .. But there are other things:
have you ever seen a chinese funeral?
It is strange to think about this … many say that the Chinese sleep personally in boxes.
In any case, this image is eloquent. It can have many meanings but the most obvious one is that the Western world is so used to the glitz that it wastes grains of rice. A different thing for the Chinese instead …

borders [of wars]

illustration of pawel kuczysnki

The borders of the states and therefore of the world are made (obviously) by wars. But as often happens, every war is fought by a force different from the other which, depending on the intensity, duration, etc … lays bare the nature of man …

The game of war (and peace)

illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

This design is very contextualized in this period, in which the USA is withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, after decades of wars and domination of the territory, and the Taliban are preparing to conquer the capital! Will there still be the danger of terrorism and attacks?

Some children play with war toys in a imaginary world; in the future, some of them will play with peace toys in their imaginary world.

War or peace. Both are learned behavior. What will you teach yours?