The Order of Purity

Tot lucrand eu la fituica mea, am dat de cateva chestiuni foarte interesante pe care m-am gandit sa vi le impartasesc si voua.

Nu o data am scris pe blog aici despre cei numiti traditionalisti, orto-xxx-isti si alte creaturi de acest gen ce ne infrumuseteaza visele iconoclaste.

Calugarii au fost inca de la inceputurile crestinismului o miscare extrem de controversata. Asa au trecut prin secole: imbracati in vesminte din par, in zale de cruciat (rasaritean sau apusean), avangardisti in ale tehnologiei etc. Iata mai jos cum respectivii si-au facut intrarea in modernitatea crestin-puritana:

Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626):

The inhabitants of ‘Salomon’s House’ – Bacon’s ideal scientific academy – dwell in deep caves. These subterranean dwellings, sunk to a depth of 600 fathoms (1097.2799927579522 m), served a number of scientific purposes including the conservation of bodies and, for those prepared to live a monastic existence interred deep within the earth, the prolongation of life. They will presides over and regulates the acquisition of scientific knowledge. The Solomonian monks are also exercising political / ideological control over the mechanisms of knowledge generation. The custodians of Solomon’s House combined therefore priestly and scientific offices.

Chestiunea cu acel control over the mechanisms of knowledge generation se poate foarte usor identifica astazi in copyright > o masina ideologica exceptionala care genereaza, in acelasi timp si continuu, cenzura + profit imens (prin care se sustine o colosala industrie a creativitatii controlate). ©: o inventie protestanta care a creat un cerc in afara caruia nu exista nimic. Catolicii, cu a lor Index Librorum Prohibitorum au falimentat pana la urma. Cercul ideologic nu era inchis permitand crearea unei industrii “rebele” in afara sa. Cel puritan, crestin, nu lasa loc de asa ceva > inchide cercul neinchis intr-unul inchis. Industria rebela inca exista, evident, dar nu in afara sa, ci inlauntru. Ca brand. Unul alaturi de miliarde altele.

Alexander Herzen (1812 – 1870):

He speaks as well about the “monks of science”:

They know nothing outside the walls of their monasteries, they take delight in listening to the music of the heavenly spheres and marveling at its harmony.

Evident, Herzen se insela amarnic… Acei “monks of science” cunosteau mult mai multe despre lumea reala decat isi putea el imagina.

Paul Virilio (1932 – ):

Technology monks are the high priests of the new secular ideology Virilio calls ‘technological fundamentalism’, based on ‘information monotheism’:

I believe that a caste of ‘technology monks’ is being created in our times, and that there exist monasteries of sorts whose goal it is to pave the way for a new kind of ‘civilization’; one that has nothing to do with civilization as we remember it. The work of these technology monks is not carried out in the way that it was in the Middle Ages. Rather, it is carried out through the revaluation of knowledge, like that achieved for Antiquity. The contribution of monks to the rediscovery of Antiquity is well known. But what is not well known is that we now have technology monks, not mystics, but monks who are busy constructing a society without any points of reference.

Faptul ca societatea post-moderna este fara puncte de referinta este un lucru. Dar cine crede ca acest model este fara baze ideologice, se inseala amarnic. Indraznesc sa spun ca aceste baze sunt cu mult mai totalitare decat cele din Geneva lui Calvin (peace Calvin!).