Tony Sanchez

Barcelona, Spain

About Tony

Languages

English, French, Italian, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Travel and Adventure, Cinematographer, Language & Culture, Street Drugs and Addiction, Organic Agriculture, Photgraphy, Wine Making

An idea worth spreading

If you care for the seeds you've planted, they will grow.

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Tony Sanchez
Posted about 4 years ago
[Spanish/English] Movimiento 15M/ Spanish revolution
I think what happened in Spain, in particular Barcelona ;) is a great thing. Not for agreeing or disagreeing with the movement. I personally think that it lacked a real campaign and was unprepared for the massive response it got. Plus the presence of some other groups that didn't really have anything to do with the movement gave an excuse to the police forces to charge repeatedly on the "wrong" crowd and had no problem pulling the batons and inflict beatings to calm their nerves. What I liked about it is simple: it shows the so-called leaders that the "cockroaches" who are given the "right" to vote as a diluted illusion of democracy are getting really tired. More and more people are opening their eyes on what we refer to as a modern society and clearly see the fraud in it. At some point I had hopes that it would spread to other main cities across Europe, which it did but again it diluted pretty fast. In these days, can we really hope for a 'Pacific' revolution? or should we skip the pacifism? Totalitarian Capitalism isn't pacific and neither is the way we are running our "globalization". I am for a one humanitarian world , but I am against what we are doing now. This isn't unity, this is a global, multilevel slavery.
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Tony Sanchez
Posted about 4 years ago
how would the world be like if Google was never invented?
Google results are mostly ads and mainstream contents. You pay to make top search results, for significant searches that is. Google is a very well engineered multinational Trojan horse. As for the social impact, it remains the internet itself that has an impact on our society. Google is just another monopoly game in a new medium. Just like Facebook is. There were yahoo! and Myspace before Google and Facebook. And there will be others.
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Tony Sanchez
Posted about 4 years ago
Read the proposal behind 'The Venus Project' and give critical feedback!
Those that give TVP the erroneous sobriquet of "Communism" have absolutely no idea what communism is, basing their judgement from Hollywood movies and mass media propaganda. The concept has its share of lacking in many aspects of what a society requires to function. But to call it communism is just plain ignorant. I look at it as a Technocracy concept, regardless of the issues that concern me about it. As for the Zeitgeist films, be assured that they are meticulously made and do not make an amalgam between money and currency at all. There have been many articles(mostly inarticulate amateur blogs) trying to point out the "Hoax" or "Debunking" the films and its associated movement. I have read carefully through many of those, and so far I have not find a single one that didn't hide some sort of grudge, either religious, political, patriotic or call it what you will. Regarding the Zeitgeist films and the interpretation I made of them, I do support the TZM as its road seems to allow the grass to grow back. Perhaps it doesn't have all the answers but better take a detour towards the right path than carry on on the wrong one.
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Tony Sanchez
Posted about 4 years ago
Could Earthships be one of the first steps to be made towards a sustainable social change?
I totally agree Anthony. I get that a lot too, this unfounded new-age attack. Perhaps if you wouldn't mention they are made of recycled materials and adobe instead of bricks and cement, they would just look at some of them as luxury homes. The funny thing, in my case, is when I talk to people that are beyond skeptical about the whole concept of earthships, but are those that have a couple of solar panels for their pool, or brag about eating organic food.
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Tony Sanchez
Posted about 4 years ago
Do you have a suggestion for TED? Something we could do better?
TED is not about free speech. It's about spreading ideas "they" agree on. We should be aware of it, accept it, or refrain from posting. I do enjoy some of TED's contents but I do not share the "pedestal" statues some users seem to have given to the brand name. When you look at the speakers, it is quiet clear the direction TED is moving forward to, and it ain't free-speech. Some speakers are in fact invited for their notoriety rather than for the content of their speech. It's a shame that in many cases, the speakers are people that have more than one platform to express their ideas/interests to the masses. TED should allow more "out of the dark" speakers, and focus more on the life's experience of the speaker rather than on their academical bureaucracy or the amount of books they have published; or even worst, their celebrity statues.
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Tony Sanchez
Posted about 4 years ago
WHO should speak at TED who hasn't...
@ Christofe Cop +1, maybe Bill Murray could introduce them :) But also on a more serious note: - Rick Strassman - Noam Chomsky - Norman Finkelstein - Mike Reynolds - David Cronemberg - Alex Grey
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Tony Sanchez
Posted about 4 years ago
"S'enivrer" could also mean too much television. Whatever helps you cope. "Requiem for a dream" is such a Baudelairesque film.
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Tony Sanchez
Posted about 4 years ago
is more than one God possible?
All books were written by Men. Their content came from Men. All religions are Man made and Man ran. The question should be: "Is less than one God possible?" If the idea of one God is acceptable, so should be the idea of unlimited ones.