Entropy in the human hearth
Capital sins… They convert into cash the sin of the world in every individual or collective humanity. Traditionally you count seven ones. Pride. Envy. Anger. Avarice. Lust. Intemperance. Idleness. You think they are from another age, but their topicality is greater than ever. They trap our desire. They trap it in its root.
Before I wish this or that, there is already a fundamental desire in me. This desire 'before', this basic desire, is of a deep ambivalence between grace and sin,between opening and closing. A generous opening remaining from his original creation, but also a schizoid enclosure as a very concrete vestige of the sin of the world in our psychology. Such are the capital sins. They affect negatively our desire in its source. This desire has to get masked to make itself presentable. So it disguises itself and gets dressed with 'good manners'. But who is fooled by this play of hide-and-seek? 'Civilization' can undoubtedly make presentable. But can it 'save'?
The capital sins govern a totalitarian system of the 'same'. Pride is locked up in 'me'. Avarice, lust, intemperance, idleness insists on 'my' assets, on 'my' pleasure, on 'my' satisfaction, on 'my' well being. And, as for envy and anger: always 'I', 'me', 'mine' face to the other one, at the detriment of the other one, against the other one... The system of the capital sins thus locks up the desire in its autistic schizoid enclosure. But by doing this it makes it play against itself. As a snake biting its tail, captif of its own voracity.
The desire… A deeper reflection on the capital sins, and the envy in particular, could have avoided Karl Marx erecting its monumental illusion. But undoubtedly, then, one would not have taken him seriously. Marx wanted to release a dynamics able to fill radically the human desire. All the desire and the desire of all. This progressive optimism underestimated the limits, physics and morals, of the possibilities of the producing tool of euphoria. But he sinned still more seriously against the profound nature of the desire itself. This one is not a question of abstraction; it is about the real and concrete desire. And this desire is wounded. How, starting from the 'struggle of classes', get out of the vicious circle of envy against envy? How to reach a 'classless society' without converting the desire in its root? And how to free the desire from the alienation of its original sin in the materialist and atheist immanence? Man returned to himself? No, the desire simply returned to the capital sins.
In the marxist perspective, wouldn't the 'fight' be purifying negativities? This recourse to the dominating Eros is certainly immediately 'mobilizing'. It calls upon this simple and easy spring which draws up the same one 'against' the other one. At the same time, it justifies ideologically the fight which can be only 'right' and canonizes its protagonists who can be only 'pure', face to an adversary become the absolute scapegoat. The whole allegedly sanctioned by the eternal judgement of history. But fundamentally, Marx and the middle-class, locating their interests in simple opposition, aren't they sharing the same Eros? And thus don't they function according to the same entropy?
The unslung desire... We wanted it without taboo. We wanted it without sin. We wanted it without proportion. Even the most savage heralds of the 'total' liberation become disenchanted. The nature of the things, if needed, is recalling it cruelly.
Once given free course to the capital sins, nothing seems to be able to stop their proliferation and the outburst of their conflictual situations. Envy against envy. Pride against pride. Injustice against injustice. Greed against greed. Pleasure against pleasure…
Eros has to want to fill a difference. But thus the distance between hot source and cold well is necessarily narrowing. The entropy grows. The difference without which the desire is nothing slips towards the indifference. Thus towards death. Such a destiny is fatal in immanence.
To overcome entropy, to make grow the no-entropy, one needs an inversion and a reversal of Eros. Who or what can operate this inversion? Such a conversion of Eros exists. It's called Agape.
|01 Human Paradox A paradoxal animal Human paradox In rupture An animal in crisis An animal 'less' (something) Premature and naked Child of the difference Child of elsewhere||02 Verticality Middle and extremes Tropism to upwards Divine instinct The vertical living Vertical interiority The personal mystery In strict immanence||03 Gaping Depths Gaping deepness Child of gaping Gaping on an other order Gaping of meaning Gaping on the questioning Gaping of matter Gaping of existence In vertical gaping Negative anthropology|
|04 Sacral Difference Sacral dimension The sacral difference Sacral crisis The archaeological sacred Sacral verticality Hiero-tropic space-time||05 Human Environment Human space Closed and open Curvature of space Negative space Space of the sense Including and included Between Alpha and Omega||06 The Matrix of Humanity Child of a culture Human matrix Culture and cultures Master speech Refusing the enclosures|
|07 The Spirit The spiritual reality How define it? Going through DIS-tinction The spirit says no Dialectics||08 Spiritual Breath Breathing Spiritual energy Making sense To signify Sense is through gaping Speech and language Symbol Faith||09 The Sense of Sense The Sense The space of the sense The house of the sense Including and included sense Confinement Master and possessor of sense|
|10 The Reason Science Constituted and constituent Scientific dialectics Bubble Between Structure and sense||11 The Meaning Demiurge of the significances Through To run here and there Mechanism Trough articulation Articulable matter||12 Systems Analysis Systemics The system Systemic operation Energy Tanks|
|13 Oïkology Impossible closing Systemic totality The house of the spirit Ecology We sinned||14 Exodus Spiritual adventure Out of safety measures Out of the cave Logos in exodus||15 Through Difference Difference Starting from difference Crossing the duality A logic of crossing Chance|
|16 Dialectics Going through 'no' Fundamental dynamics Dia-logos The fourth dimension Passover dialectics||17 Alliance Broken Alliance Rupture of the bond The prodigal son Atheism State of grace||18 History Emergence of History Impossible totalizing Trans-historic verticality The sense in exodus Between Alpha and Omega|
|19 Fertile Confrontation Singular adventure Dialectical gestation Antithesis Two revolutions Exponents A long gestation Explosiveness||20 Progress What is progress? Source of The progress Exponential acceleration The tool of progrès Why it isn't working Wedged exponential growth Progressive illusion||21 Schizoid Tautological speech Idealism Master and possessor Flirt with nothingness God driven out Without the Father Without recourse Psychosis|
|22 The Other One Arising The other one Exposed To tell the other one||23 Adventurers Components and exponents Adventurers of eschatology Today||24 Through Scandal Gaping mystery of evil Trough distance Congenital evil Entropy in the human hearth|
|25 Agape Gaping of Eros Captive desire Eros and Agape Going down Defeated entropy||26 God in You Tropism for Agape Bottomless bottom Cleaning the sources Let you fall You fall into God||Autor|