Monthly Archive for December, 2010
The failure of liberal capitalism to attain its goals of equal justice and prosperity for all, and the collapse of the Communist dream, which pursued the same objectives, have cleared the way for the establishment of a third path. Attempts in this direction have been made around the world by various sorts of authoritarian regimes, all of which have failed – and it is unlikely that the fundamentalist theocracies will succeed. Whatever will be the case, this alternative to progressivism can only be based on inegalitarian paradigms, removed from the reductive view of mankind as homo oeconomicus.* Yet the global intelligentsia, which is still nostalgic for progressivism and whose perspective is twisted by hegemonic thought – the burdensome utopia of egalitarianism – is not ready to seriously consider the prospect of embarking on any new course. Rather, it is clinging to the embalmed body of a dead idea and continuing as if nothing had happened.
What has now emerged is not a world unified and nourished by history – the linear and automatic outcome of progress – but rather a chaotic and multipolar one that is undergoing globalisation (through markets and telecommunications); a world that has exploded but is being held together, a disorderly and labyrinthine world that will be increasingly laden with history and ‘stories’. The ascending line of progress, which was meant to lead to the redemptive eschatology of a heavenly end of history; is now being replaced by the winding, unpredictable and mysterious flow of this very same history.
Excerpt From: Archeofuturism, by Guillaume Faye
Only a mountain can get me that view with this fantastic horizon, and where you feel also powerful, at the same as you are very, very small, that is important philosophically. That the less you are in relation to the surroundings, the stars and the mountain, the more you intensely feel that you somehow symbolically get part of it. You get greater. You get on par with it. You get to feel good with it. So, the more tiny you are, the more in some sense you are together with something great and therefore, get something of that greatness.
- Arne Næss. From the documentary, Call of The Mountain
This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clot of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can.
- George Bernard Shaw
San Giorgio a Cremano (Napoli) 10/12/10: Blocco Studentesco took part in the general march of 400 students from the high schools ITI E.Medi and ITC R.Scotellaro. The march passed through the Vesuvian town with intent to remind the public that the students voice a staunch NO with regards to the three billion in cuts proposed for the public school within the Gelmini Reform.
“Once again Blocco Studentesco preside with the students here as well as in the whole Patheneopeus province” – Antonio Molli, Blocco Studentesco regional coordinator, said – “our mobilization has been spreading quickly throughout the whole territory, as well as the north western area and Ottaviano. Our guys have also taken action in the Vesuvian area where they took part in manifestations, occupying various public school offices. These marches are in order to bring awareness to people the need of defending public school, an issue that should be common to all students. Our mobilization hasn’t ended here, it will continue with numerous initiatives. The challenge to take back our future has only just begun!”