THY STATION Forum
Sallust's (86-34 BC) quote: "Few men desire liberty: The majority are satisfied with a just master". But isn't the case of Dave Miller. He want be free, at least as far as being able to decide about his life and actions to take. So, it's time to leave everything behind. All the chains, everything that oppresses him, that doesn't let him be. The faith for a new beginning will found in the beyond, far from borders, away from the stalking and pressures. Time to believe in something better.
Our protagonist understands that "the error" in the Utopian Capitalist Neoconservative nurturing that he has had, settles down in the fact that consequences are chased by Humanity and not causes. The danger of not holding a cause in life, would take us to look for the easy and shorter road toward the consequences demanded by this sick society. What will happen then? Well, what happens whenever we act without direction, without focus, without causes (As Hitler prays once: "Truth doesn't matters, but victory..."); "the end will justify our means". And it's here where we will go deeply into corruption, to theft and murder.
Do you know Robert Lanza? Read this quote: “Just as we cannot properly perceive what's going on in the universe without incorporating the essence of perception itself, that is, consciousness, so too we cannot adequately discuss and understand the cosmos unless we have some notion of the nature and limitations of the tools used for discussion and understanding, namely language and the rational mind.” RL. To carry out biocentric Lanza's proposal, we need to abandon structuralism, but how to get out of language? Ferdinand de Saussure talked about the arbitrary nature of the linguistic sign: “First, the sign (for instance, a word) is a combination of a form (the “signifier”) and a meaning (“the signified”) and the relation between form and meaning is based on convention, not natural resemblance. What I am sitting on is called a chair but could perfectly well have been called something else – wab or punce.” Well, guys, it's not easy to be free. Only the soul, maybe.
Sally is the structured city. Nothing original comes out of it, everything has already been created and everyone must live according to its rules. As the Saussurean language, no one can get out of their arbitrariness. Is it enough to escape from structuralism to free ourselves from its chains?
"Being-in-itself is concrete, lacks the ability to change, and is unaware of itself. Being-for-itself is conscious of its own consciousness but is also incomplete". For Jean-Paul Sartre, this undefined, nondetermined nature is what defines man. With this, Sartre said that we are a "projected being", a being that, unlike others, can project his life, project his imagination; see ourselves in a mirror and imagine what we want to be later and work on the construction of that ideal man / woman. That projection would become our life purpose. In such a way, those human beings who have dedicated their lives only to obey, have not realized that they've been designed according to the desire, or projection, of others. That makes them lose identity as human beings, and, as a stone or a tree, in a being-in-itself; a being destined to the will of the wind, the heat, the rain, and to any inclemency of the nature. Dave Miller needs to see his face again, and ask him what he wants and, first of all, who is he.
"The Human Farm; They, the invisible owners of this planet..." For those who have read to Salvador Freixedo, this chapter begins to give meaning to the story, where it seems to go.
This time, our protagonist begins to wake up and, with this, open a door that has been closed until now; part of the indoctrinated society begins to face him; to remind him if he doesn't choose a side, he will be considered an antisocial, anarchist, even an insurgent. This predesigned reality (dualism) will be his new enemy.
The protagonist begins to hear an inner voice; the voice of a woman. This voice requires him to wake up, to do something. In addition, she reminds him that he once had daydreams. But he seems to be afraid and want to avoid it.