Saturday, March 30, 2013
“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
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
The Judge’s office continued…the ‘judgment world'.
Mr. Guizac's family comes from the other side of the apocalypse.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Judge’s office…at the center of it is a safe that is locked but empty
Friday, March 22, 2013
Mrs. MacIntyre and the 'Judge', her late husband...the influence of one’s first teacher.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Some horrible transgression is about to be perpetrated on the community….
The fundamental (last) taboo has been broken.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
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
The crisis of distinctions where everything is mixed up and indistinct.
The Shortly’s departure: “Where we goin’?”
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
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
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
Myth making…a grand construct designed to justify the repudiation of the sacrificial victim
Monday, March 04, 2013
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
“I would suspicion salvation got from the devil….”A diminished version of Iago…insinuating scandal, sowing discord