Tuesday, February 2, 2010
78 Climbing Mt. Citheron (XI)
Latvia, Latvian, John, Johns, endura, self-sacrifice,
The doctrine of “dualism”—as ascribed to the arch-Christian Cathars by the neo-Christian Catholics—has enjoyed a presence in public space as a seemingly unprovocative lie and, therefore, let be. All this thanks to the once and current adoption of the lie of the neo-Christian perspective on life. The Devil’s days—though he never was—have enjoyed a virtual existence for ages and have, thus, been presumed to be as good as certain to bring humankind to the “good life”.
Then came the infamous “9/11” event that woke the world up to the fact that World War Two had never really ended or, better, can never end given the presumptions of our civilization. Lo, we are an “advanced” nation. The “terrorist” attack was and remains a shock for the descendants of the Pilgrims, especially to the people of “the melting pot”. These heirs (including the descendants of Latvian refugees arriving in the U.S., Australia and Canada after one of the early phases of this war) awoke the next morning with a different permanent imaginary inside their heads. Our grandparents—those still alive—reminded us of their mind’s imaginaries during WW2. Now their grandchildren can understand it. They can now see the twin towers collapse in New York, Sadam Hussein insulted as he is hanged in a dungeon of Bhagdad (the story “1002” of the One Thousand and One Nights); imagine a wedding party blown up in Afghanistan by rockets fired from a drone flown by a morally under-educated soldier; and a full undressing and measuring of the length of one’s penis and cleft of venus by way of scanners at all airports. Such imaginary writhes before us as material for a new myth. The resonances of two and more waves meet and occultate into existence a new era.
Someone is likely to raise the question of terrorism at this point. Does not the argument for self-sacrifice also justify self-sacrifice as an act of terrorism? What about those who wrap around their waists a bandolier of explosives and detonate it on their body in a crowded marketplace? May one not perform two acts at the same time, yet let the act of terrorism become justified by way of giving priority to the part that is (made out to be) self-sacrificial?
people who have no problem simplifying terror to bite size. “Terror mean[s] killing and robbery and coercion by people who do not have state authority and go beyond national borders.” This is the description of terror in its Pop version as brought to us by the former president of the United States BillClinton. In any event, a more realistic imaginary communicates a state of creeping dread, but a dread not caused by a wolf behind yonder tree, but of us for want of understanding of the significance of self-sacrifice.
Given that the present government and the majority of its ‘business’ offshoots are cynical enough to expect the public to vote for it on October 2, 2010, it is the suggestion of this Child of Johns that the people come together in solidarity and not cast a vote. Moreover, not until the day that parliamentary democracy in Latvia is revoked, a new Constitution written, a referendum held, and an election of candidates for government (from party representative to the president) makes the candidates responsible to the people directly, the “populist moment” will outwait the government—under an EU supervised temporary government—for the sake of a Latvia legitimated by the people of Latvia. If the people fail to take this opportunity in October, the next winter will bring more “snow” than this one.
In a country of 2.3 million people total and the voting public a third of that number, a “not-vote” has the potential of waging a credible campaign against the rule of a partidocratic zionationalist government and win.
Asterisk & Notes of Interest:
On the theme of “more-equal-than-others” George Orwell's Animal Farm.
A recommended read: “The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism” by Emmanuel Goldstein (A book within a book from George Orwell's "1984").
Of great interest to me is this and like articles. It presents some of my reasons for supporting the growing of Johns Grass in Latvia.
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