Because they kill the prophets

06 Oct

The ideas and conjectures we make of the future may pass through a crystal ball, AsColinasDeNagasakisome sort of clairvoyance, but they must pass through a clear analysis of reality. It is a fact, since the beginning of the last century and even before for those who read more deeply the modernity, that there is a serious crisis in culture, in thought and even in religion.

Attributing this crisis to recent processes like the internet, the use of technologies or even religious fanaticism and at the very least, a superficiality of analysis, there is a crisis in thought.

Husserl, Heidegger, and another more recent Edgar Morin, Peter Sloterdijk, Levinas among many say clearly, the crisis of two world wars, the ideological crisis that is reborn with all forces, all are unanimous in stating a crisis of the thinking, worldview and, above all, values.

They prefer to listen to the daily fanaticism of simplistic or fundamentalist analysis, since it is easier to think about where the civilizing process has been lost, because we do not make dialogue and reflection a more effective weapon for understanding the real point of the crisis, and even what is the crisis, we made a path here with the philosophy of Mario Ferreira dos Santos (post).

They kill the prophets because they see and say what is needed for today: a planetary citizenship, income distribution, the balance between development and sustainability, respect for diversity and a change of values based on human dignity.

There is a biblical parable in Matthew 21: 33-43, where a vineyard owner has leased it, and when the harvest arrives, he sends the servants to the harvest, they are killed, then he sends more servants who are also dead, and the owner finally sends the son , that being the heir, also they kill, that will make the owner of the vine? What the owner did, is the charade.

If we do not set the table for dialogue with the vision of a planetary citizenship, and with respect to the differences there will not be much left for a new worldwide catastrophe, behold we ask that those who speak of dialogue, truly dialogue, and not arrogant and tyrannical .

Note that the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to the Japanese who migrated to Kazuo Ishiguro, who among other things wrote “The Hills of Nagasaki” (publisher in portuguse Relógio D’Agua, 2015) a few years after the Nagasaki bomb (photo), and now in the morning has just been given the Nobel Prize for ICAN (Nuclear Weapons Campaign), there is no shortage of prophets we just need to not kill them culturally.


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