Saturday, March 30, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 45 - The Displaced Person



“They’re all the same…whether they come from Poland or Tennessee”

Stage 1: The narrowing of her gaze on the diminishing figure…as if looking through a gun sight.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 44 - The Displaced Person



A detour into the New Testament: in the Gospel of Matthew (ch 13:41) Jesus says: "The Son of Man will send his angels and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that scandalize and all those who do evil”

Matthew 18: "Scandalizing must occur, but alas for the person who causes scandal... "

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 43 - The Displaced Person



The Judge’s office continued…the ‘judgment world'.

Mr. Guizac's family comes from the other side of the apocalypse.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 41 - The Displaced Person



Mrs. MacIntyre and the 'Judge', her late husband...the influence of one’s first teacher.

Monday, March 18, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 39 - The Displaced Person



Some horrible transgression is about to be perpetrated on the community….
The fundamental (last) taboo has been broken.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 38 - The Displaced Person



A hand raised clutching nothing…
Mrs. Shortly had been displaced from all that belonged to her.
The power of the soap opera…the mimetic vortex.
At her death Mrs. Shortly has on her face a look of astonishment as she seems to contemplate for the first time the tremendous frontiers of her true country.
The sacrament of confirmation: a vaccine against the mimetic entanglements.
If we believe our existence derives its legitimacy from the social order we are unwittingly creating the sacrificial setting.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 37 - The Displaced Person



The crisis of distinctions where everything is mixed up and indistinct.
The Shortly’s departure: “Where we goin’?”
The apocalypse

Sunday, March 10, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 35 - The Displaced Person



A war of words…a crisis of distinction.

Mrs. Shortly begins reading her Bible and comes to understand that God had created people like her, the ‘strong’ people, to do what needs to be done

Friday, March 08, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 34 - The Displaced Person



The effects of the Gospel: the moral high ground is occupied either by the victim or the defender of victims.

The Devil (diabolos) and Satan – the one who sows division and the accuser who points out the one responsible for the crisis.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 33 - The Displaced Person



Myth making…a grand construct designed to justify the repudiation of the sacrificial victim

Monday, March 04, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 32 - The Displaced Person



Immunity from scandal: “Your place too low for anyone to dispute for it”…at the bottom of the social arrangement

Blessed are the poor in spirit

Saturday, March 02, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 31 - The Displaced Person



“I would suspicion salvation got from the devil….”
A diminished version of Iago…insinuating scandal, sowing discord