The value of life – Il valore della vita (en/it)

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The famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali wrote that nothing excited him as much as the spectacle of a third-class train-car full of dead workers crushed in an accident. He was not at all indifferent uncaring in the face of death since when a friend of his, Prince Mdinavi dies in an accident, he was deeply upset by it. It was simply that, for Dali, the only death for which to grieve was that of a prince, which has nothing in common with a load of workers’ corpses.

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The value of life (en/it)

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Adonide
The famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali wrote that nothing excited him as much as the spectacle of a third-class train-car full of dead workers crushed in an accident. He was not at all indifferent uncaring in the face of death since when a friend of his, Prince Mdinavi dies in an accident, he was deeply upset by it. It was simply that, for Dali, the only death for which to grieve was that of a prince, which has nothing in common with a load of workers’ corpses.
This should not be taken as the whimsy of a person known for his eccentricity. Actually, the death of a human being does not constitute an event except in relationship to other human beings. The circumstances of a person’s death and the interest that it rouses are valued only by those who survive him. The importance accorded to this even — in itself, absolutely common — does not, therefore depend on the event in itself, but on the idea of death that the one who comments on it holds and the opinion one has of the one who died.

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Il valore della vita (it/en)

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Il celebre pittore spagnolo Salvador Dalì aveva scritto che nulla lo eccitava quanto lo spettacolo di un vagone di terza classe pieno di operai morti, maciullati in un incidente. La sua non era affatto indifferenza nei confronti della morte, tant’è che quando a perire in un incidente fu un suo amico, il principe Mdinavi, egli ne rimase profondamente sconvolto. Semplicemente, per Dalì l’unica morte di cui rammaricarsi era quella di un principe. Niente a che vedere con un carico di cadaveri di operai.

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The Camps Under the Heavens by Adonide (Diavolo In Corpo)

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The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the state of exception in which we live is the rule. We must achieve a concept of history that corresponds to this fact.

— Walter Benjamin

The concept of Rights is a huge apparatus that creates exclusion, that is based on exclusion, and yet the chorus of protest against every sort of exclusion merely demands rights, hoping that the heaven of Rights extends itself to newer and newer lands. In fact, democracy is conceived as this progressive conquest of newer and newer spaces. This is why it is not only defended, but also exported. The of legal acknowledgements must cover more of the possibilities and aspirations of individuals every day. An individual who has his rights is a citizen, which is to say a being who has the right of citizenship in the democratic City.

With the most varied intentions, many are waiting for a renewal of democracy.

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The Camps Under the Heavens by Adonide (Diavolo In Corpo)

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e tradition of the oppressed teaches us

that the state of exception in which we live is the rule.

We must achieve a concept of history that corresponds to this fact.

—Walter Benjamin

 

    The concept of Rights is a huge apparatus that creates exclusion, that is based on exclusion, and yet the chorus of protest against every sort of exclusion merely demands rights, hoping that the heaven of Rights extends itself to newer and newer lands. In fact, democracy is conceived as this progressive conquest of newer and newer spaces. This is why it is not only defended, but also exported. The of legal acknowledgements must cover more of the possibilities and aspirations of individuals every day. An individual who has his rights is a citizen, which is to say a being who has the right of citizenship in the democratic City.

    With the most varied intentions, many are waiting for a renewal of democracy.

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THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE (Elephant Editions)

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WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE

Max Sartin, Wolfi Landstreicher, Dominique Misein, Adonide
A VENOMOUS BUTTERFLY PUBLICATION
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The Camps Under the Heavens by Adonide (Diavolo In Corpo)

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The tradition of the oppressed teaches us

that the state of exception in which we live is the rule.

We must achieve a concept of history that corresponds to this fact.

—Walter Benjamin
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Who Is It?

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   When one speaks of totalitarianism, thought runs immediately to a form of implacable domination that has historically been embodied in the figure of a single dictator.
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The Value of Life

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Adonide

 

The famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali wrote that nothing excited him as much as the spectacle of a third-class train-car full of dead workers crushed in an accident. He was not at all indifferent uncaring in the face of death since when a friend of his, Prince Mdinavi dies in an accident, he was deeply upset by it. It was simply that, for Dali, the only death for which to grieve was that of a prince, which has nothing in common with a load of workers’ corpses.
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Who Is It?

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Adonide

 

Diavolo in corpo

 

When one speaks of totalitarianism, thought runs immediately to a form of implacable domination that has historically been embodied in the figure of a single dictator. Hitler the Fuhrer, Mussolini the Duce, Franco the Caudillo, Stalin the Little Father, Ceausescu the Leader, Mao the Great Helmsman, Pinochet the generalissimo: all are examples of dictators from a not too distant past that is nevertheless considered difficult to repeat. In the course of the past few years we have been experiencing the end of the era of individual dictatorship as this form of power receives nearly unanimous condemnation. And if in a few parts of the world, regimes still survive that are led by strongmen, the tendency to replace them with modern democracies is taking hold without much dispute. The Fuhrer, the Duce and their like have had to give up their place to somewhat disembodied, cold systems of domination, without surprise, from which the human element is almost completely banished.
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