Empty Days

Thursday, October 21, 2004



Nexus.

Seeing the direction that are taking the newest and freshest (and thus so far "marginal") intellectual movements both in Europe and North America, I am tempted to predict that the focal point of this XXI century in the whole of the West will be a massive, triumphant, sweeping return to reactionary ideologies and regimes currently condemned as "fascist". The evil that was thought to have been vanquished and laid to rest is in us - and it wants out real bad.

As with all the holiest taboos, this taboo will grow into a new tree of hate and envy looking up to the stars, shining like a star. Jacques Derrida is really dead - and not only.

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I thought Houellebecq was a proto-fascist, no matter how reluctant. What worries me is that I share his impetus. What worries me even more is that I am not alone - reluctantly and implacably so - Jung with his collective unconscious and his "shadow" does come to mind.

Are you ready for the new Fleurs du Mal yet?

The ultimate paradox is that those countries and nations currently at the forefront of "democracy" are the most likely candidates for the backlash on the inside. Already quotation marks are in order. All those shadow-like "generation X" and "generation I" and how many more such to come? There is a gaping void and a rot happening all over the place - yet undiscovered in all its putrid splendor but all too palpable still - and I am not talking about "fascists". The habitual transmutation of values is waiting to occur - familiar words will change their meaning, imperceptibly - the scale of good and evil is always on the side of the righteous. This willingness to speak the anti-language is too great and one day the mask of sanctified goodness will fall off because the face under it would have rotten away.

Mark my word.

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Whatever historical circumstances will prevail. What I know for sure is that ideas are never born in vain and determine outcomes, sooner or later. I can never understand circumstances - but it is enough to see what is being thought - and perhaps also why this rather than that.

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The revolt against humanist ideals, degenerated into nothingness. Humanism is like a pillow - to rest your head on - the old familiar comfy pillow in your parental home - and the bad boys want to tear it apart. Or maybe sleep is not enough anymore? Or perhaps the pillow has been icreasingly used for gagging purposes? :-0





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