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.