Tuesday, July 12, 2011


seems as JS is reacting on the article fearby: Susana Klinkicht...(posted here some days ago)

Javier Solana:

"No wonder a globally vulnerable, contagious, inevitably trigger protection and prevention strategies, which are not always effective and reasonable, which often result in hysterical movements, unfounded fears and overreactions. Feelings of fear and xenophobia that can awaken some of the defense strategies end up as societies become more damage than that of which we would like to protect. In the era of global warming, smart bombs, digital attacks and global epidemics, our societies must be protected with more complex and subtle strategies. We can not follow procedures that seem to ignore the environment of interdependence and common exposure on these global risks.

We must learn a new grammar of power in a world that consists of more common goods and bads self-interest. They have not disappeared, of course, but they are untenable outside the framework of common game in which everyone is involved. While the old game of power promoted the protection of the self and the disregard for the alien, the forces mutualise superexposición risks, to develop cooperative procedures to share information and strategies. There's more to this debate points to the global governance, the horizon of humanity must now pursue with the utmost of their powers. It sounds hard but it has nothing to do with pessimism. Governing global risks is the great challenge of humanity if we do not want the thesis of the end of history to become verified, not as an apotheosis of placid triumph of liberal democracy, but the worst collective failure". LINK

Apotheosis (from Greek ἀποθεοῦν, apotheoun "to deify", in Latin deificatio, "to make divine") is the exaltation of a subject to divine level.

Joseph Campbell, in his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces, writes that the Universal Hero from monomyth must pass through a stage of Apotheosis. According to Campbell, apotheosis is the expansion of consciousness that the hero experiences after defeating his foe.

Arthur C Clarke's novel Childhood's End has the Overlords refer to Mankind's "apotheosis" when the world's children evolve into their union with the Overmind (see also post-human).

In Chapter 23 of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, regarding Ishmael's friend Bulkington, the term serves as a last word climax for the chapter:

"But as in landlessness alone resides the highest truth, shoreless, indefinite as God- so, better is it to perish in that howling infinite, than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee, even if that were safety! For worm-like, then, oh! who would craven crawl to land! Terrors of the terrible! is all this agony so vain? Take heart, take heart, O Bulkington! Bear thee grimly demigod! Up from the spray of thy ocean-perishing- straight up, leaps thy apotheosis." LINK

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