Monday, April 29, 2013

More sowing and Idea 109 is Totalitarianism

More sowing

I have sown the herbs Thyme and Oregano in small pots and hope they will provide a useful addition to the flavouring needs at home.
Spaced around 182 apart holes for Asparagus Crowns
Thyme (as oil of thyme ) was  in past times  used to medicate bandages and Hippocrates is known to have used oregano as an antiseptic and a cure for stomach and respiratory ailments.

Yesterday I took the small Tomato plants to the 'lean to' greenhouse   and  also planted 3 bargain Asparagus plants -  I'm not sure how well those I planted last year are doing.
Tomatoes are known to help strengthen the immune system   and are thought to help battle cancer and some say that Asparagus is useful in the battle against aging.  

Idea 109 Totalitarianism

Not much left
Totalitarianism is a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator and is not restricted by a constitution or laws or an opposition. There are many examples of Totalitarian governments the government of North Korea is a particularly fine and current example with the young despotic Kim Jong Il following the style of his father making this Totalitarian dynasty.
Totalitarianism supresses the 'civil society' and its use  of Mass Communication means  that is a product of the 20th century.
Here's a link to a  Philosophy Bites podcast  featuring  Melissa Lane linking Plato's The republic  to the concept of Totalitarianism.