Micael Magalhães
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Here rests Micael Magalhaes’ collection of thoughts. Writing as an art in the intention to relief its own mind of its demons and gods. To disclose his philosophical, noisy and paradoxical perspective of the world.

On companies, religion, states and science

On companies, religion, states and science

The other day I read: “Earth need an alien invasion so we can all come together”. That was rather interesting. The necessity of a threaten of mass extermination from other species seems to be the only thing that would bring people together at last in this chaotic world.

Given this statement, while showering at the gym: that now is also entering the hotel business and is know for is excellence and status; I realized, six major companies rule and own most of the brands that we know, not just that, they have access to most of our behaviors and data. I wondered: imagine if Nike enters the hotel business, or even cereal market?

My wonder went further, I started to think how much power and control this few institutions have on our current life. Moreover, we have some other organizations that share this powers, that are state and religion. 

All this human created organizations, normally driven by sociopaths ands greedy individuals, have created all the services that we feel as crucial. I don’t believe they are right, wrong or whatever, they just are what they are. I started to associate the influence that science has on their whelm, after a bit of daydreaming; Eureka, all this organizations, including science, are much closer to religion that I imagined. My intent here is not to criticize the scientific method or say one thing is better than the other. 

Given that, we live in a world that will just ally completely with a major alien war, what actually divides us now? And what put us together? 

My first answer was, nationality, states, culture, information, status, religion, comfort and the list kept growing. What is the Country you’re born in but an acknowledge institution agreed by at least a parcel of the population. Not far from this: is the concept of a religion or scientific train of thought. Galileo had his work banned and was threatened because of his believes. Biologists fight forcefully daily in the discussion if the virus is alive or not because of its configuration. Newtonians fought against any other opening in the physics whelm for a long time until we got to Einstein. Even so today we have people that won’t agree with new ideas and laws of physics and mathematics. We can put into the list, the people who go to a gym, they feel branded by it, maybe for status, culture, esthetics or its cost. 

How many deaths we have daily because of believes and hatred? Then I think about this few companies again, we don’t know for sure what they are going to metamorphose in the next few years. In this context, some time in the past some wouldn’t conceive the idea of a king being overthrown, that slavery would have its “end” or that some religions like catholicism would be in struggling right now.

That just exposes how human grouping is in everlasting transformation. That all is given that sometimes, the commanders of this organizations have harmonious or conflict of interests with the whole. 

In this context, I’m here just to open the eyes of who you’re aligning yourself with. That is from the sauce you buy in the supermarket, the politics of your state, the books you read and the religion you practice. What they stand for? What do you stand for? Are you here to make people apart or to connect the humanity to its utmost potential. Are you being accepting or hateful on your daily basis?