Thursday, June 23, 2011
Associations of a psychopath: He's a pirate
A Reader send me the link to this music video. It isn't a world famous piano player who performs, but in my opinion it is wonderfully played. I immediately loved it!
It reminds me of some of my youthful fantasies, one of which was about being the captain of a pirate ship, you know, one of these magnificent old ships that we see in pirate movies of the 16.th or 17.th century.
One of my favorite pirates of all time I'm sure is not the one most people think of when they think about movie pirates. It's the bad guy in Disney's 'Peter Pan': Captain Claw.
As early as I can remember, as a small kid, I was fascinated by Captain Hook. I never really felt any attachment to Peter Pan and his friends, I don't know why. And thinking back it seems I always had some preference for the more 'fierce' characters, those who broke the rules in the name of freedom, but also those who merely proved themselves superior.
In reality it wasn't so much about a cause as it was about the battle for a cause. It seems I was always amorally inclined. I would like to know where my taste for the extreme, and for taking a liking to villains in movies even before I knew the moral Moral, came from. But I haven't been able to find an answer.
Today there're many researchers who hypothesizes people can be born 'evil', but I don't believe in evil as an abstract reality. It exists only within the context of our culture background and ideals, but if one can be born with personality traits that predestines some of us to become disruptive and what some call antisocial, maybe it is time to review the ideals and the reasoning of the morality that we, as a society and a culture, is still adhering to.
Captain Hook will prevail, along with Zhawq, and along with those we call psychopaths and other minorities!...
As long as the great oceans exist, as long will pirates probably exist too. In the future the great oceans may be made of space instead of water, but ocean too is a concept, not a given.
Some say I have a fire in my eyes. If our eyes are the windows to our soul, maybe my soul is an ocean of fire.
Long live Captain Hook!
Posted by Puzelle at 11:44 AM