Antigone, rebellious and intimate (7/7. love)

7th and final part: love

The desire of Antigone's family, she will not let her brother unburied; Créon, his, wants to assert itself as king and shows its power. Antigone favors family ties who embody love and reveal a be. Creon sits his power by signing an act of law must establish its authority. The same word characterizes their action: desire. But desire does not recognize the desire in the other, we could believe, especially if one is trying to flatter the desire for himself, that desire any desire he meets knights. Between Creon and Antigone, it is the measure of desires that counts. Face to face, Antigone and Creon will increase the extent of their desires adversity they encounter. But the source of the desire of Antigone is it still understandable today? Indeed, the desire of Antigone, this desire that is based on justice, justice done and visited the remains of his brother and the gods, This desire makes sense, because it is community, it is part of a city and a family, reduced vision of the city, and a belief, Antigone leans to the gods to challenge Creon. Antigone does not express a personal desire, defends an eternal law, she defends her duty to tell, to proclaim the front of any power that would think over it. Since when do we hear most anyone themselves up in public places to proclaim his duty cost him his life? The worst? We got used to the silence, this resignation, transcendental laws do not tell us much left, So nothing comes overhang and thus correct the laws that pass before us and surround us like rubbish in a stream of water. Communities that strengthened the individual within a space that protected him and allowed him to grow were shattered. The individual now looks like a crazy electron that can be built as wind gusts that exhaust and catch you off guard and the ever fade to taste the meaning of his life. Social life is based on the law and the only right, but in a place without geography composed of people above ground all rights are equal and crush in a heinous mess. Creon has the power. Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus. At a time when it is no more than having, to own, to acquire, Antigone weighs - since we must assess - little. The methodical destruction of all metaphysics amounts to a crime against humanity. Perhaps the greatest the world has known. Since a click, I can acquire all I have no need to know my desire to satiate. It is also understood that this individual desire that nothing protects his appetite accepts no limits, especially not the one posed by others; then comes in envy, misguided desire, defile.

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Cleavage according Creon

Creon divided into two camps interlocutors, those with him and those against him. It negotiates and more threatening those who oppose. The strength controls, when force should never be used to protect, and it is always so those who engage body and soul to the desire for power. Manier force as power, is to believe that fear is the engine power and established the authority when it is more like the caress of a parent on the cheek of the child after a cohosh stupidity. If power reign in practice, it must always be authority morning where he will believe stand on its own. Creon does not know where he speaks or at least he speaks of an imaginary place where he has just arrived and which did not exist before his arrival and was created by him for him. As if being king, Creon was not made of the same flesh elements, bone and genetic the day before its crowned. Creon places side by side and assigns a king of identity that forgets where he comes from and what it has in its past which is cleared by his accession to power. If the identity turns a research and partly a building built by his tastes and choices, while an identity exists background, even predates, us before we. Too many identities are written today, in crystallizing this bottom or only on research, when the balance presides identity.

What does being above ground ?

The most illuminating example about human nature is in the New Testament when Peter and Jesus Christ speak together and Peter urges his master he believes his devotion quite sincere. So, Jesus told him that the rooster will not sung he will deny three times. The first place where every man is talking about it : weakness. Consideration of the limits of each, not always to solve it, but also to overcome, forced to reason from what one is and not from what is believed to be. Any man who does not know his weaknesses, who forget, that does not take into account is above ground as we got used to say today. Aboveground meaning that one is nourished by a pasture that is not ours, we deny his pasture grazing to find any other than his best, because other. Aboveground also means that the comments received could be obtained anywhere else in the world without this problem, About these rootless, translatable into any language and exportable as a "framework" computer. The phrase "above ground" forbidden to answer the question "where do you speak ? "And the first formula loves to ridicule the second as an identity or" extreme right ". By dint of trying to dodge the issue, it was destroyed. In the future it will not be possible to ask where it comes, because we have reached such a level of abstraction and uprooting that this issue will be even more sense.

Spectacle "But always come back time ..." – 2th Regiment Etranger d & rsquo; Infantry (1991)

Spectacle "But always come back time… "- 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (1991) from Emmanuel Di Rossetti sure Vimeo.

The 31 August 1991, 2nd Infantry Regiment celebrated abroad in exceptional cinéscénie its 150th anniversary, the Battle ofEl Moungar and return of the Daguet operation, the first Gulf War. 30 000 nîmois spectators attend this event which began the day with the legionaries dressed in authentic costumes themselves in circumstances and decorations from different eras, and will continue into the night with the actual show played by François Gamard, Jerome Paulmier and Richard Bohringer1 in front of the stage Costieres (180 meters from scene!).

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Antigone, rebellious and intimate (6/7. The vocation)

 

That stories about identity! The word does not appear in either the Greek epic nor in tragedy. The identity at the time of Antigone leans on the line and belonging to a city. Identity is permeated rooting. The family and the city gathered in a virtual standard in full what the other had to know of itself during a first meeting. During antiquity, nobody protested his identity nor promulgated the, and no one decided his identity. He was not putting on a costume. The men were within their identity. The identity was akin to a load, we had to be worthy. She ruled the being and becoming. The modern age has made it a challenge, because it transformed the identity have, a sort of accomplishment that you can dress up or divest. In its modern fantasy to believe that we can choose everything all the time, modern times replaced with implacable method being by having. Yet this logic, this ideology has its limits: some things can be acquired, among them: otherness. Live his identity, be what one is, place his name, allow privacy and therefore the knowledge and deepening of his being, these are the prerequisites for a meeting with the other. The first difference between Creon and Antigone is located at that location, the land on which is built the fight, Antigone preserves embedded in it that gift of old, gods, these roots that defines the authority to which it leans to stand up to this man, son parent, the king, who marries the power of will and is blinded by it to not hear his own voice, its echo. Continue reading “Antigone, rebellious and intimate (6/7. The vocation)”

By the yardstick of values

The authority has lost its credentials along with humility. The authority has become synonymous with implacable order, thoughtlessly strength, tyranny. What inversion of values ! While the authority according Antigone prevent tyranny ! The modern age has the impression of authority because it was trodden down by men who used it ; when we used the authority. But she has the authority was damaged by the disastrous experiences ? A value can not be damaged by a man. The loyalty extends beyond St. Peter without his being able. Fidelity unfolds over the betrayal because it encompasses. The fidelity is affirmed in betrayal. Betrayal does not in any sense otherwise it his own satisfaction. Any value also said the indecision and uncertainty in the man. Any value is a guardian and shelter. No need to choose, the value fits our weakness since it precedes our uncertainties. The modern world confuses the authority and power by making them wear the same wounds and the same penalties. We had to remove God from everything. Neither ancient nor contemporary would understand, but it did not matter, they counted for nothing now. If ever God was not leaving, should kill. The twentieth century has wanted time to the death of God. It kills the death of his idea. It will especially created a new anthropology based on suicide.

afterword (Georges Mathieu)

If the “misfortunes of France are exemplary”, it will take thirty years to meet us last : the laxity of the conjugate right sectarianism of the left. we suffer, for nearly half a century, Terrorism a gangrenous intelligentsia successively by Marxism, Leninism, Maoism, socialism, Social Democracy, well calibrated capitalism, plus from the artistic terrorism that put at the heart of its creed subversion, provocation and ridiculous attempt to crush values ​​based on beauty. Until there is not a total reversal of the aims of our activities, As our leaders will insist to consider the economic expansion as a supreme goal instead of granting the primary concern of their concerns to the aesthetic dimension of our lives, there will be no true civilization.

afterword :

This postscript to my friend Georges Mathieu (1921-2012) in his book, The massacre of sensitivity published by Editions by Odilon Media 1996, never ceases to occur…

Antigone, rebellious and intimate (3/7. Destiny)

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3nd part : destiny

The man down from the tree. The man, like the tree, is also defined well by its roots or fruit. The man, like the tree, depends on external and internal elements to reach maturity. The man looks like trunk carved by the tests based on its roots and wearing more or less fine fruit, better or worse… The similarities between plants and man are endless. Water that nourishes the roots to sunlight watering fruit, oxygen exuded by the leaves, all this life which rushes and flows reminds us of the human condition so unpardonable. The tree is a family metaphor. Seedling fruit and leaves, a metaphor for the history of man and the family grows. What evil fairies presided at the birth of the family whose Labdacides Antigone descends? Any good conscience today would see a calamity and a pathological explanation of Antigone decisions. How is this little Antigone this heroic fruit growing on a tree trunk so full of scars and bruises? The breath and uninterrupted guide destiny and obtuse that family and, suddenly, Antigone is released from this straitjacket, frees his family this straitjacket, she defeated camisole, and completes dismiss destiny. what miracle! From afar, clinging to their branch, two sheets still look identical, Yet simply to approach to see how they differ. Continue reading “Antigone, rebellious and intimate (3/7. Destiny)”

Antigone, rebellious and intimate (2/7. Funerals)

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2nd part : Funerals

— «My dearest Ismene. I have this morning to tell you that I took care of everything. I took the same funeral for our brothers. I could not choose and as our brothers do not leave last wishes, I took things in hand for this fixed as soon as possible. I still ordered a embalmer so that they are presentable. If you want to go see, they will be ready to 15 hours. You're not obliged. Finally, if you can take ten minutes, it can be good. Perhaps it is better to keep a picture of them happy, eg children. I took the same model urn for two. A priest will come to the funeral and make a little speech before cremation. I ordered his coming to the funeral. You see, I handled everything. Eteocles be buried in the cemetery which is located about thirty minutes of Thebes taking national. to Polynices, it's more complicated with the law of our uncle, Créon. I decided to spread his ashes on the battlefield as the king does not want him to be buried. It makes sense, non? Tell me what you think about it, I'm not stopped on this point. "This portrait of Antigone living in the twenty-first century delivering the spoils of his brothers in charge of funeral summarizes funeral rites today. The family has been made since the Industrial Revolution unproductive. Funeral little more fall within the family tradition. The modern world calms using the formulamake sense, as the translation of the English expression is heard today, and as it is so comforting to repeat without having really feel ..., because what these mini-found sense on the ground almost by accident, what these senses Skin grief who shall without that there is little or nothing, otherwise the residues of a past direction, a common sense, a good sense carved by centuries? Through the destruction of the family, transmission between generations is lacking, the meaning of our actions is lost, must therefore invent sense, it is necessary make sense, you have to give the illusion of living again, not to have totally abdicated. Trickery leans against ignorance, and here too, the swindle does not date one day. The meaning given by the death in the family, this sense almost completely forgotten today, is recalled by Antigone in Sophocles' play, where it stands as a guardian of values ​​that release, as they protect humans from animals. Antigone reaffirms what man can and can not; she grabs d & rsquo; a force to protect us from our will to power and to teach us time to be responsible; a time nowadays entrusted to specialists Certified substitute family, individuals who compose it and tenuous ties between them by the time.

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Louis-René de Forest Update

By this rainy Sunday, rereading the notes in the margins of wonderfulOstinato, this nugget in the middle nuggets:

Do not veil our faces with our hands. There is more place to worship, no act of glory nor intelligence to absolve a world seduced by force extending throughout her uncleanness, and that will sharply raised its ruins as it refuses fault with the sly smile Business.