October 17th, Wednesday, 2007, Ip nº 212

Lost mythology for the life of the future Versión en Español
By Carlos Lavagnino

Illustration by Carlos Almirón      

A field that is broadened out: the hope of life is part of human race, which, without knowing well how, redoubles the bet and proposes a wink of possibilities to the world.

However, the tissues which remain close to the symbolic sphere do not stop complaining. It should not be surprising that religions shudder at their obsolescence due to the “management of the proximity of death” is its traditional specialty; and if the net vital time thickens, and at the same time, the elements of conscience as regards the life phenomenon increase, its out-of-game comes off.

But the fact that the artistic field flaunts a so disgruntled spirit at this context suggests a reactionary articulation of present frustrations and future fears. As a simple example, some days ago, Federico Andahazi, a well-known Argentinean writer stated the following: “The idea of death does not scare me, the idea of immortality does”.

The corporation of the expressiveness professionals was depopulated of futuristic dreamers, probably to the rhythm of the setbacks the “already-arrived future” is giving its one-time privileged place of honour, confusing authors with interlocutors, sowing the “artist” packaging of inspiration and sustainability questions.

Thus, it is not surprising that the stories and the fables coming from the shaking line of production of the cultural industries be basically a “repackaging” deprived of every adequacy of time, joined to the already mentioned conservationism of the religious institutions.

A review on the morals that the endlessly “sequeled” green ogres, fairies, soap operas and apparent tenements of “fiction” show us a result which does not seem to train new generations for elements of current sources of wisdom but to pave the way for a probably subsequent disappointment.

For instance, the popular appeal of the statement “to accept yourself as you are” has a developmental and traditional logic in past times of dense conditioning and ephemeral existences. The cost, the extension and the risks of a background change in that scenery appeared as intuitive inhibitors when it comes to justify a search of personal transformation. The affirmation strategy of the original could then have more elements in favour towards a stimulus to the search of the optimum.

But in lifetimes of increased extension (in spite of this culture), amplified means, genetic manipulation, the conservative account of conformism and resignation makes no sense and sets forth a deception of important humanitarian costs.

The authentic fantasy is not intimidated by the approximation of complex but vital possibilities. Its inspiration plays and enlarges itself along the new field; it looks for the higher point and jumps, always forwards.

  October 17th, 2007. Independent Perspective, Riorevuelto.org.


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