Our time—despite empty and contrary appearances—is already lying on all fours under the heavy wheels of a new History.
The bestial morality of our bastard christian-liberal-bourgeois-plebeian civilization turns toward the sunset…
Our false social organization is collapsing fatally—inexorably!
The fascist phenomenon is the surest, most indisputable proof of it.
In Italy as elsewhere…
To show it, one would only have to go back in time and question history. But even this isn’t necessary!—The present speaks eloquently enough…
Fascism is nothing but a cruel, convulsive spasm of a decaying society that tragically drowns in the quagmire of its lies.
Because it—fascism—indeed celebrates its bacchanals with flaming pyres and malicious orgies of blood; but the dull crackling of its livid fires doesn’t give off a single spark of vivid innovative spirituality; meanwhile, may the blood that pours out be transformed into wine, that we—the forerunners of the time—silently gather in red goblets of hatred setting it aside as the heroic beverage to pass on to the children of the night and of sorrow in the fatal communion of great revolt.
We will take these brothers of ours by the hand to march together and climb together toward new spiritual dawns, toward new auroras of life, toward new conquests of thought, toward new feasts of light; new solar noons.
Because we are lovers of liberating struggle.
We are the children of sorrow that rises and thought that creates.
We are restless vagabonds.
The boldest in every endeavor; the tempter of every ordeal.
And life is an “ordeal”! A torment! A tragic flight.—A fleeting moment!
“I always ask myself one question: what is human? What does it mean to be human? Maybe people will consider my new films brutal again. But this violence is just a reflection of what they really are, of what is in each one of us to certain degree.” ― Kim Ki-duk
Picture from yesterday’s student demonstration in Sofia is the leading photo in Voice of America today. The caption says “Protesting students wearing fake military uniforms shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration in front of Sofia University. Thousands of Bulgarians joined several separate rallies against rampant corruption, low incomes and high unemployment in the European Union’s poorest country, mounting pressure on the Socialist-led government.”