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By Pier Paolo Pasolini

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And motion can merely consist in attacking the son so that it will be capable of stay in any case lifeless within the airborne dirt and dust. i glance on the sons, i attempt to comprehend them, and at last I act; I act by means of telling them what i think to be the reality. 'You reside within the chronicle of stories, that's precise heritage, simply because -even whether it is no longer outlined, accredited, spoken approximately - it really is infinitely extra complicated than our boastful heritage, as the chronicle of truth lies in what is going on "outside the Palace" and never in partial interpretations of it or, worse nonetheless, in its dismissal. ' This chronicle goals to crush you in a situation of values as the energy which we, in any case, have created has destroyed all previous cultures with a purpose to create from them a tradition of its personal made merely of creation and intake and for this reason of fake happiness. The lack of values has thrown you right into a void which has brought on you to lose feel of course and has degraded you as a individual. the hundreds to that you belong is a 'mass' with legal trends to whom you could now not speak within the identify of whatever. Your few informed elites Socialists or Radicals or avant-garde Catholics - are suffocated at the one hand via conformism and at the different through depression. the single ones who nonetheless struggle for a tradition and within the identify of a tradition, in as far as it's a query of a 'different' tradition projected into the longer term and for this reason from the start whatever very diversified from the misplaced cultures (the bourgeois certainly one of category and the archaic one of many people), are the younger Communists. yet for a way for much longer will they be capable of proceed to protect their dignity? Corriere della Sera, 1 August 1975 sixty seven Subject for a movie a few policeman every person examine it with out paying an excessive amount of consciousness. a couple of month in the past a policeman killed himself as the prisoner who were positioned in his cost escaped, so betraying the policeman's belief. a chum of the policeman conducted an research on his personal, in his unfastened time, and after a protracted interval of mendacity in wait he succeeded in shooting the escaped guy. during this manner the coloration of the younger guy who had devoted suicide used to be - a minimum of within the sight of his good friend - partially placated. in different places (Carriere della Sera, 18 July 1975) i've got referred to as this an episode of obedience. Obedience to a chain of norms and consequently of values which outline a tradition that has now disappeared (almost completely, even though basically in the previous few years). those norms and values are conventional. that's to assert, they honestly belong to a well-liked universe which, through those values, had created a life-style which had persisted to operate for hundreds of years. while, despite the fact that, such norms and values have been taken over by way of the boys of energy and were alienated and reimposed through police repression of a clerico-fascist nature. (This used to be a case of an operation now not missing in coherence for the reason that even within the framework of the truth of renowned existence in the course of its second of autonomy, such norms and values have been of a spiritual and paternalistic nature.

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