idiot

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The word “idiot” comes from the Greek ἰδιώτηςidiōtēs ‘a private person, individual’, ‘a private citizen’ (as opposed to an official), ‘a common man’, ‘a person lacking professional skill, layman’, later ‘unskilled’, ‘ignorant’ from ἴδιοςidios ‘private’, ‘one’s own’. In Latin, idiota was borrowed in the meaning ‘uneducated’, ‘ignorant’, ‘common’, and in Late Latin came to mean ‘crude, illiterate, ignorant’. In French, it kept the meaning of ‘illiterate’, ‘ignorant’, and added the meaning ‘stupid’ in the 13th century. In English, it added the meaning ‘mentally deficient’ in the 14th century.

and who’s deciding all this? what skill is..?.. what illiteracy is..?  what educated is..?

perhaps we have had that all wrong.. and perhaps today.. since we now have the means to facil (listen to) all 7bn plus idio-jargons.. every day.. perhaps we can see idiot in a diff light (ie: maybe as a person who’s crazywise.. steeped in eudaimonia

Many political commentators have interpreted the word “idiot” as reflecting the Ancient Greeks’ attitudes to civic participation and private life, combining the ancient meaning of ‘private citizen’ with the modern meaning ‘fool’ to conclude that the Greeks used the word to say that it is *selfish and foolish not to participate in public life. In fact, this is incorrect: though the Greeks did value civic participation and criticize non-participation, they did not use “idiot” to describe non-participants, or in a derogatory sense; its most common use was simply a private citizen or amateur as opposed to a government official, professional, or expert. The derogatory sense came centuries later, and was unrelated to the political meaning.

*maybe we do that too much.. rely on that too much..

imagining gershenfeld something else law as a means to break away..

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adding page because of this

“the word “idiot” derives ultimately from the ancient Greek for “private citizen” – that is, one who has no interest in politics, and fails to engage meaningfully with their fellow citizens” https://t.co/fvDqo7i8l4
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jkleske/status/1078300454851932160

The method of governance embodied in the kleroterion, which dates back to the very establishment of democracy, is called sortition, meaning selection by lot, as opposed to election by vote. The Athenians believed that the principle of sortition was critical to democracy. Aristotle declared that: “It is accepted as democratic when public offices are allocated by lot; and as oligarchic when they are filled by election.” But along the way, sortition – and the even more exciting possibility of actual banishment – has fallen out of most democracies’ toolkits.

anybody could come down to the agora and not merely see but understand how the machine worked – and anyone could be selected by it.

It’s clear that the blunt instrument of referendums and the sclerotic, corrupt framework of party and electoral politics have contributed greatly to the mess that we find ourselves in today. It is equally evident that viable alternatives exist, and their signal qualities are clear: diversity of representation (produced effectively by sortition), collective education and true participation in the democratic process, which involves not merely having one’s voice heard, but listening to others too. After all, the word “idiot” derives ultimately from the ancient Greek for “private citizen” – that is, one who has no interest in politics, and fails to engage meaningfully with their fellow citizens. We cannot continue to pretend we do not *have the means to do better.

i’m wondering about the private ness:

how do i hide

and the citizen ness:

i think that people w autism are born outside the regime of civilization. i think that as a result of all the killings in the world and the selfish planet wrecking .. a deep sense of crisis exists.. autism has somehow arisen out of this..  we are like travelers from the distant past.. and if , by our being here, we could help the people of the world remember what truly matters for the earth that would give us a quiet pleasure..

from Naoki‘s the reason i jump

i’m thinking.. we **do have the means to do better

ie: idio to 7bn/infinity.. as in idio-jargon ness

ginorm small.. because it has to be all of us.. everyone in sync

rev of everyday life

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not normal

dis order

higashida civilization law:

i think that people w autism are born outside the regime of civilization. i think that as a result of all the killings in the world and the selfish planet wrecking .. a deep sense of crisis exists.. autism has somehow arisen out of this..  we are like travelers from the distant past.. and if , by our being here, we could help the people of the world remember what truly matters for the earth that would give us a quiet pleasure..

from Naoki‘s the reason i jump

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iq ness

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