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)”

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



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)


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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News of Hyppolite Taine

It is a pedant, pedant is hollow and inflated mind that because it is full of words feels full of ideas, enjoys his sentences and deceives himself to dictate to others. It is a hypocrite who feels sincere, a Cain who thinks Abel.


In this brain shrinks, delivered to abstraction, and accustomed to park the men into two categories under conflicting labels, whoever is not with him in the right compartment is against him in the wrong, and in the wrong compartment between the factions of all flags and rogues of all of grated, intelligence is natural. […] Everything is corrupt aristocrat and all corrupt man aristocrat.


The left that is born with the Revolution shows a totalitarianism, if sometimes latent, is not less always present ; it is based on hatred of what does not think like it.

Hyppolite Taine in his Origins of Contemporary France thus described Robespierre. But if instead of Robespierre, we put Holland, Valls, or worse Taubira, This portrait would like a glove. Especially as pedant is masculine, he places so everybody before an equal footing, this concept so dear to these… cuistres.

Antigone, rebellious and intimate (1/7. The family)


1party era : the family

From the first reading of Antigone, an ambiguity in the minds of the reader. Antigone she embodies the action or reaction? What moves Antigone? The reaction never exists by itself while the action does not need anyone, it is legitimate in the act. Action always inaugurates something. Unlike what is often said, or thought, Antigone does not expect to be Creon Antigone. Like Electra for revenge, Nausicaa for the reception, Penelope for loyalty, Antigone embodies duty. Is the action, as it serves: it is fulfilled in the duty. It is accomplished in bondage (we pretend to forget that servitude means to be "slave"?). Unlike what is often said, or thought, Antigone is never an individual. It never stands alone is. If the law Creon pushes for action, and if it may seem a reaction, it is only on the surface, by mere chronology.

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Simone de Beauvoir on human life

"To say that life is absurd, that is, it will never make sense. Ie it is ambiguous, is to decide its meaning is never fixed, it must always be earned. * "

Formidable declaration of impotence draped in an expression of the will to power or how the desire must adjust, dictate life. This sentence is of course a revolutionary manifesto. Simone de Beauvoir defines the class struggle and all the actions of the left since the French Revolution : envy as an act of faith. Envy is always daughter of immanence. Simone de Beauvoir says : "God is dead, let us now that we are masters of our lives and they are accomplished in action. "By doing Beauvoir ignored religion but also of ancient philosophy, it asserts that the ongoing struggle is the only way. This ongoing struggle is fueled by envy ; envy has this strength immarcessible, it feeds both of his defeats than victories. This is the ultimate evil force. She faces life.

The philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir's life is adulescente paraphrase Tony Anatrella, and fact, it is a negation of life because it denies its quality and thickness to resolve it in a permanent and pathetic fight.

We also see the form of modernism. This action immediately becomes a denial of the inner life. Or rather it wants an alternative to the inner life because it is common to hear, a dramatic reversal of direction, the action is the inner life of activist. We also understand that this statement does not want anything to find a solution, appeasement would end. She revels in the noise and violence.

*An Ethics of ambiguity.

The death of privacy

diseased tree

All over, on the Internet, in newspapers or on television, personal experience appears, showing off and wants to reference. This indecency is based on an inversion of values. It relies mostly on and around the idea of ​​same. The idea of ​​even thinking : “I lived it, My experience reflects a universal feeling. I mean what I experienced. I ask myself indispensable witness”. Is to confuse the universal and the general. What is forgotten, misunderstood, this is the difference lies between every man ; and every man is singular. Not singular by his sexual orientation or his mannerisms, but intrinsically. Now there's an old concept to the new turn of the century. By experience, its culture and its nature, each man shows a facet of Man, and every facet is extraordinary. Create the image of God. But we can not, otherwise looking men and considering them all singular, to embrace God. Forget that God brings the same. Each said that his contine, although it can tell the tragic existence of a, contine is only because it does not even begin to tell the tragedy of Man.

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A little story of Envy, hero to scapegoat

4The modern world continues to present us scapegoats. lance Armstrong, Richard Millet, Jerome Kerviel, John Galliano, to name a few, each in a field, with causes and completely different reasons, recently played the scapegoat, abettor justly punished, the troublemaker round resumed his place. The scapegoat is related to egalitarianism, itself linked to the desire. From hero to scapegoat, only envy does not change. The modern world has the show in the blood, the scapegoat is a cathartic function.

In the era of modern democracy, everything goes through Twitter or Facebook. The real information is there. Not being there is equivalent to disappear, maintain a life in the shadows, a shadow life. On social networks, it is allowed the height of modern democracy : rub the idol, live with idol, the rhythm of the idol, knowing everything about her, seeing in the raised bed, embracing her as a good evening ; lacks the tactile contact. This proximity transforms the role of the idol has always been known, she forever change. If the idol was a simple statuette, she would not speak, would not answer, it would occupy the place that leaves him, she would gather about her image all the mental images that the brain can produce. The modern world does not know the mental image, it is beyond the fantasy. He hates what is hidden, not to mention what is secret. Hence the phrase often used : the fantasy come true. The fantasy - phantasms, the mental image for the ancient Greek - can not be, can not be, a reality. Otherwise the horror lurks. Otherwise we can only pray until everything back into place. There is a potential savagery to be around the idol too close. By this proximity, the modern world has begun to create a cathartic lever to control the consciences. The idol can be hero or scapegoat, it can serve the society of the spectacle and its soft dictatorship. It also helps to fill slots : hero, scapegoat, fallen, condemned, victim… A cigarette paper between these qualifiers. Moralism on background, the company laid his cards and distributes the good or bad points. All areas are affected, but some more "popular" than others are affectionate. The scapegoat allows a makeover, to deceive, or to assert its responsibility and incorruptibility. But no one should be fooled by such schemes. The society of the spectacle is a simulacrum of society based on the intrusion, on indecency and denouncement.

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Notes on History of Catholicism

Notes from History of Catholicism Jean-Pierre Moisset (chapter 9 : The shock of modernity (mid-eighteenth century - 1870).
p 394. The ritual of touching scrofula after the coronation, always practiced, loses credit. Symptomatically, Formula tax, the formula of laying on of hands turn. She was "the king touches you, God heals you " ; it becomes "King touches you, God heal you ". Another sign of the distancing of old certainties and the emergence of a new report to the authority is found in the dissemination of contraceptive practices from the mid-eighteenth century, still in France.

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Notes on the French Revolution

Most quotes about the French Revolution data in this article are from the book “historically correct” Jean Sévillia.

Solzhenitsyn : "Men are not not have the same capabilities, they are free, they will not be equal, and if they are equal, is that they are not free. »

There is a revolutionary idea of ​​permanent invention that still continues today. This is an idea which is also contained in the idea of ​​progress. That all remains to invent. Rene Guenon said : ” There are no new ideas on Earth. “

Robespierre : "If Louis can be the subject of a lawsuit, it may still be absolved ; he may be innocent : what did I say ? It is presumed to be until it is judged ; but if Louis can be presumed innocent, what becomes of the Revolution ? »

Westermann to the Convention : "There is no more Vendée : she died in our free saber. I crushed the children under the feet of our horses, massacred the women who give birth over brigands. I do not have a prisoner to reproach me. I have exterminated all. »

Carrier (after drowning 10 000 innocent in the Loire) : "We will make France a cemetery, rather than not regenerate our way. »

"We need the Vendée be destroyed because she dared to doubt the benefits of freedom. »

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