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Over the years I have meet and contacted some amazing people who have certainly given me and other a lot to reflect about be it by ethos, emotive words, creativity and other positive contributions.

DONNA & FRIENDS – PERSONHOOD FIRST

Fruit Salad Analogy Copyright D.Williams Fruit Salad Analogy Copyright D.Williams

Donna Williams has always advocate and empowered the diversity of Autism for each person with her Fruit Salad analogy she has also pointed out the importance of the person recognising their personhood and the importance of not defining them by “their condition/disability” – I have me others along the way such as Sydney Edmond, Carly Fleischmann, Peyton Goddard  who give amazing insights into how someone experiences Autism (their own unique profile) but also in their own unique ways advocate their personhood as being something they want to be recognised by – this is so important I think from my own personal experience this has…

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Today is the birthday of Karl Marx one of the greatest minds who ever lived. Here is a small selection of quotes from Marx. I hope you enjoy them.

The representation of private interests … abolishes all natural and spiritual distinctions by enthroning in their stead the immoral, irrational and soulless abstraction of a particular material object and a particular consciousness which is slavishly subordinated to this object.

Marx, On the Thefts of Wood, in Rheinische Zeitung (1842)

The bureaucracy is a circle from which no one can escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge.

Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (1843)

We develop new principles for the world out of the world’s own principles. We do not say to the world: Cease your struggles, they are foolish; we will give you the true slogan of struggle. We merely show the world what it is really fighting for, and consciousness is something that it has to acquire, even if it does not want to.

Marx, Letter from the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher to Ruge (1843)

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.

Marx, Letter from the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher to Ruge (1843)

 

Posted: May 5, 2014 in Quotes

“no one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does anyone know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength, and the like. I shall even assume that the parties do not know their conceptions of the good or their special psychological propensities. The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.”

John Rawls, 1971