domingo, 16 de setembro de 2012


Meus caros amigos ecologistas e verdes:

Sou tão a favor e PRÓ, como qualquer ser pensante e informado, do Planeta Terra (até ver, a nossa única nave espacial  colétiva), dos eco-sistemas, dos animais e das plantas, nossos companheiros espaciais, nesta viagem pelo Universo desconhecido.


- A água não é um bem escasso - está é mal distribuída.

- O petróleo é tão renovável quanto o Sol.

- As lâmpadas de baixo consumo, não são eco-amigáveis: se rebentarem sem ser recicladas, envenenam vários eco-sistemas durante várias gerações.

- O automóvel não é o principal emissor de CO2 para a atmosfera.

- As alfaces também sofrem - é a vida!

CONCLUSÃO: Não acreditem em tudo o que lerem ou leiam - só as leis do Direito e outras “regras do jogo”, têm força de lei pelo simples facto de estarem escritas.

Não difundam como factos irrefutáveis, factos que são refutáveis, só porque estão na moda ou porque são muitos os que se convenceram (e pretendem convencer os outros)  deles.

Informem-se e ajudem a Cultura e o Planeta, não desinformando!

- este texto foi escrito segundo as regras do meu desacôrdo ortográfico.

domingo, 4 de março de 2012

Iron Lady - movie review

Meryl Streep wrinkled up for the Iron Lady

"For the first time in the History of the Western World, a woman came to power as a government leader."

“The Iron Lady” shows us most of the personal and historical facts (all the important ones), that lead up to the historical breakthrough mentioned above, and outlined in the movie itself.
Loaded to the brim with real contemporary news footage, The Iron Lady immerses you in the spirit of the 80's, when Margaret Thatcher became Prime-Minister of Great Britain.
You may or not agree with her political views, but in the context of the times, when tough government decisions had to be made, Thatcher comes through as a courageous woman, like indeed few men in her position would have been, and “The Iron Lady” turns out to be a Lesson in International Relations, as well.
I personally disagree with many of her policies – and disagreed at the time, when they were on my daily news platter, yet I can't help but totally agree with one, I set forth as an example: you cannot negotiate or back down, when you are at a terrorist’s gunpoint, no matter what the cost – the total costs in the long run, would always be much greater, otherwise.
In one scene of “The Iron Lady” the American President tries to dissuade Thatcher from making such a big deal out of some tiny islands (The Falklands), lost thousands of miles away overseas... "Yes, just like Hawaii...!", Margaret replies, followed by total and awkward silence...
Political History aside, “The Iron Lady” is a voyage through the personal thoughts ("not feelings, there's too many feelings") of a wrinkled up, Alzheimer stricken, hallucinating, frail old woman, who in her prime-time did well deserve the epitome of "iron Lady" - branded by the Russian ruler, if I remember correctly my own time-lived impressions. “We may be behind an iron curtain, but we are up against an iron Lady!”, Gorbatchev was quoted as having said.
However, and above all, the main lesson that comes out of The Iron Lady, is in Meryl Streep's astonishing playact work, bordering on genius, making you forget it’s her we’re seeing, the brilliant make-up, the cinematography and the way the story is told, in a flashback composition that takes a while for the spectator to settle into, but soon becomes apparent and clear.
Thatcher is presently suffering from psychological disability that takes her into seeing and hearing her deceased husband (“Dennis, you are dead!” – “Then who are you talking to?”), and reliving every high-lighted moment of her life since before her career began, as a socially stigmatized "shopkeeper's daughter" on the day she got news of her admittance to Oxford University. That’s how the story begins…
In short, “The Iron Lady” is a voyage in time and a prime work of Art, having snatched a well deserved suite of Oscars, for what may very well be, although the year is young, the movie of the year.
Well done, Meryl!