Ethics of One

Ethics of One

by Jean Ovide Bourdeau


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Here is the ethical stand for the age now beginning. A proposal to change our attitude, courageously be ourselves, and live our bliss --despite the censure to do otherwise.

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ISBN-13: 9781412010078
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2003
Pages: 381
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Jean Ovide Bourdeau is a self-described average Canadian, who, close to retirement from what he calls an enjoyable but most ordinary career in human resources, decided to try to understand an issue that had bothered him all of his life: gratuitous and self-righteous violence. More specifically he wished to comprehend the rationalization of that violence in the mind of perpetrators, beginning with the routine kind heaped on battered women and exploited children nearly everywhere on earth-among others.

This eventually led him to identify what he now calls an historical legacy of terror and malfeasance that makes it normal to commit genocide and go to war. During this process he noted that human history, major belief systems, cultural taboos and mores, etc. were imbued with an arrogant and compulsive self-righteousness that transformed itself into cowardly and callous acts; based on a form of immutable Immaculate Perception. That this process seems to be supported by both the State and its main agent in support of its principal belief system-regardless of where you look in the course of recorded human history. A reality promoting an unquestionable Absolute Obedience to State and Church (and/or Academia in more advanced political groups) as the highest good-elevating this notion as a social and psychological sacrament of behavior.

Above all, this essay is an attempt to make some sense of a world seemingly bent on its self-destruction, while in the midst of so many opportunities there for the taking; that could otherwise help us pursue our happiness and live our bliss.

Born in Montral, the author now lives in a small village on the Qubec-Ontarioprovincial border in Canada.

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