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Why highest clerics have to Sanctify every wars?

Les guerres ne sont ‘saintes’ que parce que le religieux est instrumentalisé

Une pétition “contre l’utilisation de la religion en politique et dans les guerres” circule depuis quelques jours sur les réseaux sociaux. Elle émane de plusieurs intellectuels libanais dont le professeur Antoine Courban (auteurs de nombreux essais politiques et sociétaux), Tarek Mitri (ancien ministre libanais de la Culture) et le journaliste Michel Hajji Georgiou.

Ce texte est publié alors que les autorités religieuses orthodoxes en Russie ont précisément qualifié de “Guerre sainte” l’intervention de Moscou en Syrie, lancée fin septembre officiellement contre l’Etat islamique et les groupuscules allies a USA, Israel, Turkie, Saudi Kingdom  (mais en réalité contre la plupart des opposants de Bachar al Assad, allié traditionnel de la Russie).

Dans ce context,tient à préciser que “cette pétition n’est pas politique. Il ne s’agit pas de condamner l’intervention russe, pas plus que les autres interventions en cours actuellement. Il s’agit juste d’affirmer une position existentielle et morale.”

Il explique: “Les guerres ne sont saintes que parce que le religieux est instrumentalisé, au nom de ce que j’appelle la ‘maladie identitaire’ : c’est à dire que l’individu ne se perçoit pas lui-même comme autonome, mais comme l’écho d’autre chose. Tant que l’individu n’a pas conscience de lui-même, il se protège ainsi, comme par une matrice.”

L’identitaire est porté par plusieurs concepts au fil de l’histoire de l’humanité.

“Au siècle dernier, l’identitaire était porté par le concept de race,” poursuit Antoine Courban.  “Désormais presque plus personne n’y croit (heureusement), en tout cas pas assez de monde pour donner à ce concept une valeur opérationnelle.

Au 19e siècle, c’était le concept de nation qui portait l’identitaire. Aujourd’hui, c’est le religieux.”

Il précise: “L’identitaire a toujours besoin d’un titre. Toute l’histoire humaine est marquée par cette dynamique entre le groupe fusionnel et le sujet autonome. De cette dynamique, de cette tension, peuvent aussi naître de grandes choses, comme le concept des droits de l’Homme par exemple.”

La pétition a été publiée jeudi sur une page Facebook dédiée.

Depuis le début de la révolution syrienne en 2011, les réseaux sociaux s’enflamme régulièrement entre les pro-régime et les pro- rebelles. Cette fois, le débat fait rage entre les pro- et les anti-intervention de Poutine en Syrie. Parmi les soutiens au président russe, certains avancent justement l’argument du soutien à la communauté chrétienne. Ils embrassent ainsi finalement eux aussi le concept de guerre sainte.

“Tout laisse penser que ce qui motive certains chrétiens à souscrire au prétexte de Poutine de défendre les chrétiens, c’est la maladie identitaire. Il s’agit là d’un réflexe de minoritaire. Or, s’il est évident qu’il existe moins de chrétiens que de musulmans dans la région, cela ne justifie pas de rentrer dans une logique de discrimination de l’homme sur la base de l’identité du groupe.”

Selon Antoine Courban, il n’y a pas encore d’individu en Orient.

“En 2011, le peuple syrien a véritablement formulé un projet allant dans le sens de la naissance d’un individu”, dit-il. “Il en était peut-être au stade de balbutiement, mais le projet était bien là. Et ça, le régime d’Assad l’a très bien compris. En écrasant ce projet, il s’est arrangé pour l’armer et l’islamiser, et le transformer en ce qu’on voit aujourd’hui. Toute la tragédie syrienne est là: dans le sacrifice de l’individu.”

(Comme si Saudi Kingdom et le Wahhabism vénere l’individu en aidant les terrorists en Syrie?)

– See more at: http://www.iloubnan.info/societe/89984/La-Guerre-sainte-cet-etendard-des-maladies-identitaires#sthash.MNpmdLam.vBMp7SCD.dpuf

As permanent as a tattoo: Your online life

All right, so let’s take 4 subjects that obviously go together: big data, tattoos, immortality and the Greeks. Right?

00:21 Now, the issue about tattoos is that, without a word, tattoos really do shout.

you don’t have to say a lot. [Allegiance] [Very intimate] [Serious mistakes]

And tattoos tell you a lot of stories. If I can ask an indiscreet question, how many of you have tattoos? A few, but not most.

What happens if Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, cell phones, GPS, Foursquare, Yelp, Travel Advisor, all these things you deal with every day turn out to be electronic tattoos? And what if they provide as much information about who and what you are as any tattoo ever would?

Why all those duckface selfies might not be such a great idea:

What if Andy Warhol had it wrong, and instead of being famous for 15 minutes, we’re only anonymous for that long?
t.ted.com|By Juan Enriquez

01:21 What’s ended up happening over the past few decades is the kind of coverage that you had as a head of state or as a great celebrity is now being applied to you every day by all these people who are Tweeting, blogging, following you, watching your credit scores and what you do to yourself.

And electronic tattoos also shout. And as you’re thinking of the consequences of that, it’s getting really hard to hide from this stuff, among other things, because it’s not just the electronic tattoos, it’s facial recognition that’s getting really good.

So you can take a picture with an iPhone and get all the names, although, again, sometimes it does make mistakes. But that means you can take a typical bar scene like this, take a picture, say, of this guy right here, get the name, and download all the records before you utter a word or speak to somebody, because everybody turns out to be absolutely plastered by electronic tattoos.

 there’s companies like face.com that now have about 18 billion faces online. Here’s what happened to this company. [Company sold to Facebook, June 18, 2012…] There are other companies that will place a camera like this — this has nothing to do with Facebook — they take your picture, they tie it to the social media, they figure out you really like to wear black dresses, so maybe the person in the store comes up and says, “Hey, we’ve got five black dresses that would just look great on you.”

what if Andy was wrong? Here’s Andy’s theory. [In the future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes.] What if we flip this? What if you’re only going to be anonymous for 15 minutes? 

 because of electronic tattoos, maybe all of you and all of us are very close to immortality, because these tattoos will live far longer than our bodies will. And if that’s true, then what we want to do is we want to go through four lessons from the Greeks and one lesson from a Latin American.

Why the Greeks? the Greeks thought about what happens when gods and humans and immortality mix for a long time.

lesson number one: Sisyphus. Remember? He did a horrible thing, condemned for all time to roll this rock up, it would roll back down, roll back up, roll back down. It’s a little like your reputation. Once you get that electronic tattoo, you’re going to be rolling up and down for a long time, so as you go through this stuff, just be careful what you post.

Myth number two: Orpheus, wonderful guy, charming to be around, great partier, great singer, loses his beloved, charms his way into the underworld, only person to charm his way into the underworld, charms the gods of the underworld, they release his beauty on the condition he never look at her until they’re out. So he’s walking out and walking out and walking out and he just can’t resist. He looks at her, loses her forever. With all this data out here, it might be a good idea not to look too far into the past of those you love.

Lesson number three: Atalanta. Greatest runner. She would challenge anybody. If you won, she would marry you. If you lost, you died. How did Hippomenes beat her? Well, he had all these wonderful little golden apples, and she’d run ahead, and he’d roll a little golden apple. She’d run ahead, and he’d roll a little golden apple. She kept getting distracted. He eventually won the race. Just remember the purpose as all these little golden apples come and reach you and you want to post about them or tweet about them or send a late-night message.

 there’s Narcissus. Nobody here would ever be accused or be familiar with Narcissus. (Laughter) But as you’re thinking about Narcissus, just don’t fall in love with your own reflection.

Last lesson, from a Latin American: This is the great poet Jorge Luis Borges. When he was threatened by the thugs of the Argentine military junta, he came back and said, “Oh, come on, how else can you threaten, other than with death?” The interesting thing, the original thing, would be to threaten somebody with immortality.

And that, of course, is what we are all now threatened with today because of electronic tattoos.

Circulating currencies many folds what we produce:

Who are the producers?  

They are the peasants in remote areas, no one paying them a visit, except wholesalers at harvest time.

Millions working in sweat shop factories:  the modern sacrificial lambs targeted to die at young age for disastrous workplace conditions.

Millions working in underground tunnels, extracting raw materials, trapped in worse conditions than taupe.

Millions working in open grounds, extracting raw materials, dying young, in polluted environment, for their daily meals.

Millions of artisans and small family businesses, transforming matters into useful products for rural towns people.

If those are the people producing something then, how come so many trillions of dollar-kind money have accumulated?

Mind you that the maintenance of life, cleaning offices, hospitals, institutions, homes, garbage collecting, electrical and mechanical maintenance… might be swallowing a third of the work force around the world

Trillions being talk about like we are meaning billions of dollars

The world is currently  posting $60 trillion GNP per year;  out of that, only 5 trillion are real products worth.

$15 trillion are saved by the “poorer” developing States so that multinational financial institutions move the surplus to the “powerful” States to maintain their higher standards of living.

The financial institutions cut out their commissions for facilitating the transfer of money from the poor people to the “richer” people maintaining high State indebtedness.

Last century, people were producing.  In this century, worthless paper money are being printed, shifted, transacted, and transferred around as valuable earning; fictitious wealth backed by the power of aircraft carriers and lethal killing equipment.

Millions of “men of war” in 200 official armies, begging for their daily meals in exchange for killing their own kinds, fighting for the “fatherland”.  

In the last three centuries, razzias on grand scale, are directed for pure greed.

Billion of people are producing nothing.

They are the ones who cannot teach art but expose the results of art.

They cannot teach how to make shoes, but display instead varieties of shoes for you to select from.

The shop keepers, working a lifetime in a box, collaborating with wholesalers, quickly turning over products in warehouses.

Engineers, supposedly trained to design products and services and ending up working salesperson. Engineers  are hired to selling products and services, thinking that they can extend the illusion to consumers that they know something about the product.

It never crosses the mind of this engineer to making the effort of “re-designing” the product he is selling.

Sales people selling whatever there is to sell, uttering big technical terminologies: they have no ideas what these words mean.

Lawyers, shuffling papers and documents, bilking people, communicating with the lawyer of the other party, hammering out settlements, because they were not trained to defending clients in courts.

Teams upon teams of “hygiene engineers” cleaning offices, gathering trash, vacuuming,  and then collecting garbage.

The lower middle class, learning technical skills, working around conveyor belts, assembling consumer products and canned food.

Now and then, facilitating modern lifestyle by updating plumbing and electrical systems:  running water, ready electrical power, and automatic appliances that were meant to liberating essential time for a real productive life but falling short on target.

Mankind: a species of mendicants, with no dignity and no shame.

There was a time, still as valid now as ever, when materially fallen noblemen, had priority over the most disinherited people for the money collected in churches.

Poor Noblemen had to be secured first, lest the social structure disintegrates and chaos reign supreme.

Multinational financial institutions have to get first help:  They worked so hard to bilk people out of their earned money.

Multinational do not beg: They demand their rights as knights and barons of the establishment.

A species that convinced itself that life is precious, even if they are totally worthless to producing anything spiritual.

Compassion is meant to helping the abler body.

A specie toiling a lifetime not producing a dime’s worth;  unable to write an article, even an illegible one.

A species no longer worth surviving


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