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Prastiasii

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Prastiasi in timpul tensiunilor recente (and ongoing) din Israel / Palestina.

…si spunea:

‘In tot poporul acesta, erau sapte sute de oameni alesi care nu se slujeau de mana dreapta [stangaci]; toti acestia, aruncand o piatra cu prastia, puteau sa ocheasca un fir de par si nu dadeau gres.’

– Judecatori 20:16

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Ben, pentru ca numele complet a respectivei cyber-orto-(dar nu inca post)-feministe a fost Shulamith Bath Shmuel Ben Ari Feuerstein. Cunoscuta pentru carticica ei The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution (1970) – un fel de Hot in Cleveland in care nimeni nu rade. Mai jos, un citat:

‘What are some of the prime components of this resistance that is keeping people from experimenting with alternatives to the family, and where does it come from? We are all familiar with the details of Brave New World: cold collectives, with individualism abolished, sex reduced to a mechanical act, children become robots, Big Brother intruding into every aspect of private life, rows of babies fed by impersonal machines, eugenics manipulated by the state, genocide of cripples and retards for the sake of a super-race created by white-coated technicians, all emotion considered weakness, love destroyed, and so on. The family (which, despite its oppressiveness, is now the last refuge from the encroaching power of the state, a shelter that provides the little emotional warmth, privacy, and individual comfort now available) would be destroyed, letting this horror penetrate indoors.’ [p. 210]

Evident, institutia casatoriei e, pentru o radfem ca Shulamith, imaginea infernului ejaculat, patriarhal, pe pamant. In acelasi timp, ea isi da totusi seama ca, respectiva institutie odata abolita, vidul lasat astfel in urma va fi umplut cu ceva mult mai oribil. Mda, isi da seama, dar nu are ce face: casatoria trebuie ucisa, oricare ar fi riscurile.

Cateva randuri mai departe, scrie:

‘Rather than concentrating the female principle into a “private” retreat, into which men periodically duck for relief, we want to rediffuse it – for the first time creating society from the bottom up. Man’s difficult triumph over Nature has made it possible to restore the truly natural: he could undo Adam’s and Eve’s curse both, to reestablish the earthly Garden of Eden. But in his long toil his imagination has been stilled: he fears an enlargement of his drudgery, through the incorporation of Eve’s curse into his own.’ [p. 211]

Adam? Eve? The undo of the Fall? Ce treaba au toate mizeriile astea popesti cu feminismul radical?! – ar spune unii / unele… Nu si eu. Si cam atat.

> Btw, carticica poate fi coborata de aici.

Clifford Ando – The Matter of the Gods

O varianta rasfoibila in Google Books. O superba recenzie scrisa de M.S. Williams (aici).

Asa dupa cum stim, recenziile sunt de mai multe tipuri:

1. Cele care ofera o descriere exacta a volumului de care se ocupa, singura fraza “interesanta” fiind ultima:

“This is an excellent collection of essays bla, bla, bla…”

2. Cele care, dupa o succinta, si necesara, prezentare a cartii / articolului, se fixeaza pe o anumita tema sau minus a respectivului volum, demostrandu-ne, cu argumente, ca respectivul op nici nu merita a fi… inchis :-) .

3. Cele care, prin fluviul de eruditie dezlantuit, ne fac sa uitam ca ceea ce citim nu este decat o “biata” recenzie si nicidecum volumul in sine, de acest lucru aducandu-ne, brusc, aminte doar cand intoarcem cea de-a 3-a, si ultima, pagina a respectivei prezentari. Eh, post coitum omne animal triste

Recenzia lui M.S. Williams face parte din cea de-a treia categorie, evident, iar ea merita a fi listata si lipita la inceputul minunatei carti a lui C. Ando.

Daca ar fi sa descriu The Matters…in cateva cuvinte, as zice ca e un fel de Biblie: te baga in tot felul de probleme, ultra-incalcite, ce tin de “religious behavior”, “divine embodiment” sau “lapis niger” (adica Iubeste-ti aproapele…), iti cere socoteala de faptul ca de ce habar nu ai cine sunt Penati din Lavinium sau cu ce se mananca Publius Clodius Pulcher, spala cu tine pe jos (crestin de 2000 de ani…) cand iti zice grune in the face:

“The weakness of Roman religion lay perhaps in its lack of a central core; but there was a weakness too in Christianity`s insistence that every question had already been answered”.

si, la sfarsit…hop! Nimic! Nu-ti ofera nici o solutie, nici un raspuns la preapaganele-ti intrebari, nici o… uaaaaaaaah! Sa nu-ti zgarii fata, peretii si dintii cu unghiile-ti?

Caci zice Williams:

“Ando is chatty while remaining theoretically sophisticated; he identifies the important questions but is not afraid to admit the lack of a definitive answer”…

A real pain in the neck, Sir!, ar zice un batran oxonian despre Giordano Bruno (atunci cand ultimul nu este, evident, de fata!).

Sfatul meu? Daca gasiti The Matter…la chioscul de ziare, cumparati-o! Daca nu, furati-o! Iar daca nici de furat nu o gasiti, atunci considerati-va norocosi: ati scapat nezgariati, nefrustrati si nemustrati, avand in traista o gramada de raspunsuri la intrebarile pe care nimeni nu vi le ofera. Si asa descoperim ca suntem singuri, ca un God, in varf de munte (existential), asteptand momentul ca un alt Ando sa scrie, iar un alt Willy sa recenzeze…

Amin!