From: "Bakker, R.B.M. de" <R.B.M.deBakker@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 14:41:50 +0200
...i remained under the impression of Heidegger's word of a
Jewish-German destinal relation, and reread the first 10
pages of Hannah Arendt's "The origins of totalitarianism",
and found such a density of Leitmotive that the anxious
narrowness of nowadays discussion demonstrates the free
fall we're in momentarily.
I repeat that it is fatal to leave out those factors from
European/planetary nihilism, that participate in it:
christian, jewish, greek, german.
Hannah Arendt has protested lively against Jewish and
non-Jewish tendencies to leave out the responsibility,
or the lack of it, of the Jews themselves (see those first
10 pages) Paradoxically, this defense of the Jews excuses
those who almost wiped them out... (anti-semitism as something
irrational and eternal, e.g. Goldhagen's anti-Jew gene,
commanding the Germans) So when it is true that said defense
only blinds, the current developments just go on leading nowhere
and remain inside the vicious circle.
While there are even more serious threats. But those in power
don't care, they don't even have the excuse of Stalin, who said
to Eisenstein: how much cruelty do you think is necessary (in
order to beat a real and close enemy for instance) They just
despise us all and the democracies we think we have.
Here temperatures are quickly rising, the mediterranean
area will soon be part of the Sahara. But precisely at the moment
that, after decades of wishy-washy discussion of the Anthony-kind,
the certainty is there, nobody cares anymore! Apres nous le deluge,
goddammit, they're playing roulette with my children.
There was uttered insatisfaction with political 'rants' of lately.
Rick Issan, is there a human being behind the tables you bring down?
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