duminică, 21 iulie 2013

Fragmente Jurnal XXIII Paradoxul liberalismului

Paradoxul liberalismului: Omul născut în liberalism – în sensul mai larg de toleranţă şi libertăţi democratice – nu (mai) are nici profilul şi nici înclinaţia spre liberalism.

The paradox of liberalism: Man born in liberalism - in the broader sense of tolerance and democratic freedoms - does not have anymore the profile and the inclination towards liberalism.


One comment was that this ubiquitous phenomenon is closely related to a wide spread lack of true self-love. In my opinion is not about spread lack of self-love, but the opposite. Homo occidentalis is too much in love with himself and with the idea that he deserve everything, because he was born into an already democratic and free world and he inherited it. He was not forged into the battle for democracy and liberalism and that's why he does not respect them. He is just a spoiled rebel without a cause, infantilized by wealth, peace and pleasure. Too much pleasure... The liberalism dies into his atrophied hands...

Maybe I am too influenced by the book "Der Untergang des Abendlandes" (O.Spengler) or maybe I am too pessimistic... but my feeling is that liberalism and democracy created a new man (described in few words above) that cannot spiritually continue the liberalism and democracy flame and ideals. The democracy (how to distribute the power?!) and the liberalism (how to limit the power?!) in 21st century are just utopias, because they are making the assumptions that the men are responsible, they are taking rational decisions, they are evaluating the risk, they are looking for social recognition, they are treasure the freedom, they have the cult of work and they are respecting the order and the law. And they are not... Anymore… 

Lord Acton in 1862 wrote that oppression is the school of liberalism. The question is now: the liberalism is the school of what other form of understanding the power and social structure? If we want to see the future we have to take a good look at the actual man typologies from philosophy, anthropology, history and biology point of view. Because, regardless of laws and pathology of civilizations, the ultimate explanations are found in human consciousness /inconsciousness, in the human soul and in the human body...

At this point we recognize in the whole western civilization a terrible disappointment with any type of democratic form of government and if we search deep enough we can find the cause: there is an inflation of freedom. The price of freedom into the hearts and minds of the recent men became lower than the price of other aspects of life. They are ready to bargain with their freedom (for personal comfort, for security, for love, etc…) [VII]  [III]… and even worse than that: freedom (and liberalism) is taken from them imperceptibly, because they forget how to choose and their discernment is decreasing. No need for examples in order to understand the gravity of this situation: without discernment they lose the capacity of exerting their freedom (and freedom you do not have it until you exert it!). These are the perfect premises for going back to that type of government where the power is concentrated into one hand: monarchy, dictatorship, tyranny, cezarism, etc… and start another cycle of history.

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