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   Updates: 12 September 2014      
 

Dear Reader,

Following on last week’s essay titled Obey, I’ve expanded the theme week with a new essay titled Obedience. A fundamental issues of our time is the relationship between legitimacy of political institutions and the obedience of citizens to follow orders. In the age of social media, we have a generation born after 1990 whose mindset shaped by a digital landscape. What does obedience mean to this new generation?

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Obedience

Obedience has a long history. The assimilation of this principle over thousands of years has allowed the creation of empires and nation-states. In the bible we find that, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5) The scriptures designation 5.5 (minus the full stop) is frequently used by Thais to signify laughter or a joke.

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At the CheckInn99 on Sunday 4th May 2014 were a couple of writers, a poet, painter, and literary critic who came to hear some fine jazz. It was a memorable improv session with Jafar Idris on sax.
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Listening to Sax player Jafar Idris on YouTube. I saw him on Sunday performing at CheckInn99 jam session. He brought down the house. An incredible talent. Chris Catto-Smith snapped this photo.

 

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