MUJERES Y EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR

Alejandra Montané López y Maria Eulina Pessoa de Carvalho (coord.), João Pessoa: UFPB 2013.

Breve historia del acceso de la mujer a la universidad española (1910-2013)

A excepción de Italia, las universidades del Viejo Continente fueron ámbitos exclusivamente masculinos hasta el siglo XIX y en algunos países hasta el siglo XX. En 1678, la noble veneciana Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia obtenía el doctorado en filosofía, marcando un hecho sin precedentes. Elena Lucrezia provenía de una familia especialmente influyente: había dado 3 papas y 8 cardenales a la Iglesia Catolica y una reina a la isla de Chipre. A los 26 sabía cantar, tocar y componer música, hablaba y traducía 4 lenguas modernas y 5 lenguas clásicas, y participaba de disputaciones académicas con intervención de hombres de ciencia provenientes de diversos países. Su erudición había movido a su poderosa familia a lograr un reconocimiento académico, no sin dificultades. Esse mismo año 1678 moría Anna Maria von Shuurman, la primeira mujer a la que se había permitido estudiar en la Universidad de Utrecht, a condición de permanecer encerrada <en un cuarto de madera colocado dentro de la misma aula universitaria, separado por una pared de madera en la que se habían practicado unos agujeros> (de Laurentis, 2000:12-13).”

Decreto-Resolución de 1377, del claustro de profesores de la Universidad de Bolonia: “Y puesto que la mujer es la razón 1ª del pecado, el arma del demonio, la causa de la expulsión del hombre del paraíso y de la destrucción de la antigua ley, y puesto que, en consecuencia, es preciso evitar cuidadosamente todo comercio con ella, nosotros defendemos y prohibimos expresamente que alguien se permita introducir alguna mujer, sea cual fuere ésta, incluso la más honrada, en la dicha universidad. Y si alguno lo hace a pesar de todo, será severamente castigado por el rector.”

La asistencia a classe de una mujer fue permitida, por 1ª vez, en 1875. Mª Dolores Aleu Riera es la 1ª mujer que realiza el examen de grado para obtener una Licenciatura, en Medicina, el 20-4-1882 (Flecha, 1996:63-64(*)).”

aunque antes, en 1849, se disse que Concepción Arenal se disfrazó de hombre para poder estudiar Derecho en la Universidad de Madrid (Flecha, op. cit.).”

Posteriormente, la guerra y el régimen franquista no potencian o permiten el acceso de la mujer, pero en este caso el problema no eran solamente las normativas legales, sino el modelo eclesiástico medieval que persistió en la universidad española hasta bien entrado el siglo XX, debido, según algunos autores, a la ruptura que supuso para su desarrollo la Guerra Civil Española y su posterior periodo de dictadura. Esta influencia de la iglesia junto a la consolidación del modelo napoleónico – propio de la universidad española hasta passada la década de los 80 – estaba caracterizada por el elitismo, la centralización y el utilitarismo de la enseñanza superior (Montané et al., 2010).”

El inicio de los cambios profundos que afectaron al sistema universitario y posibilitaron el total acceso de las mujeres a la universidad se dio a partir de la Constitución Española de 1978

El 1962, con el dictador governando España, se inició un acercamiento a la Comunidad Europea que no fue aceptado debido, justamente, al régimen político, aun así en 1970 se firmó un tratado comercial que producía rebajas arancelarias [alfandegárias] y que sería una 1ª aproximación. (…) finalmente el 12 de junio de 1985 se firmó en Madrid el Tratado de Adhesión de España a las Comunidades Europeas. Finalmente el 1 de enero de 1986, junto a Portugal, se constituía como miembro de pleno derecho.”

La LRU – Ley de Reforma Universitaria puede considerarse una ley de transición ideológica y como punto de partida de las grandes transformaciones de la educación superior constituye un <intento de reforma de nuestra Universidad y nuestra enseñanza superior bajo la clave del equilibrio histórico> (Souvirón, 1989:116).”

<Convenció per a l’eliminació de totes les formes de discriminació contra la dona> desenvolupada per Nacions Unides el 1979, o en la <Carta dels Drets Fonamentals> de la Unió Europea de l’any 2000, que a més, aporta en el seu article 14 que <tots els centres docentes tindran lliure creació dins del respecte als principis democràtics i a les lleis nacionals>, repetint els mateixos aspectes en l’elaborada el 2007. La UNESCO també es suma a aquesta opinió, incloent en la seva declaració dels <Objectius de desenvolupament del mil-lenni> l’àmbit de l’educació. L’objectiu número 3, recollit dins de la temática educativa de la proposta en la dècada de l’educació per al Desenvolupament sostenible 2005-2014, va dirigir a <promoure la igualtat de drets i oportunitats entre els gèneres contra una realitat de discriminacions i l’autonomia de la dona>, a més de destacar que <l’educació i formació de les nenes i les dones és un dret humà i un element essencial per al gaudi de tots els drets socials, econòmics, culturals i polítics>.”

(*) Flecha, 1996: Las primeras universitarias en España

Feministas e Acadêmicas: o papel da REDOR no fortalecimento dos estudos feministas e de gênero na educação superior no Norte e Nordeste do Brasil¹ (1910-2013)

¹ Pesquisa com apoio do Programa CAPES/DGU edital n. 40/12, projeto 303/13; e do MCTI/CNPq/SPM-PR/MDA Chamada 32/12, projeto n. 404888/2012-7.

As feministas acadêmicas da REDOR

Cecilia Maria Bacellar Sardenberg: “Lá [nos EUA] conheceu o 1º marido: Eu acabei casando com um americano, abandonei os estudos e fui morar numa base aérea, fui trabalhar numa loja, larguei faculdade, larguei tudo, fiz besteira. Foi meu 1º marido. Eu já casei e descasei várias vezes. Na cidade em que morava tinha um grupo feminista e ela começou a participar. Então, o meu feminismo começou nos EUA, vendo a situação da mulher, vendo a discriminação, eu fui somando…“Ele pediu que a CAPES suspendesse a minha bolsa, me acusando de tentativa de seqüestro dos meus filhos, eu fui presa… (choro). Tantos anos e eu vou falar sobre isso e choro. Minha foto saiu nos jornais de Salvador…”

Além destes problemas de ordem familiar, ainda aconteceu do professor orientador da tese de Cecília morrer. E ela teve que adiar a conclusão.”

Neim … o primeiro núcleo de estudos da América Latina a oferecer curso de doutorado em Estudos Interdisciplinares sobre Mulheres, Gênero e Feminismo.”

Luzia Miranda: “Pesquisa … ciclos republicanos paraenses”

Em 1977, quando Luzia terminou a graduação, foi indicada por um professor para assumir a docência na Universidade. Naquela época, não tinha ainda concurso público, era indicação, era o período militar, e o professor titular da cadeira de Ciência Política indicou os 3 alunos que mais se destacaram e um deles era eu. Eu passei a ser professora da Universidade Federal do Pará em 1978.

Mary Ferreira: “Estive envolvida com a fundação do Partido dos Trabalhadores”

Gema Galgani Esmeraldo: “nós criamos a Comissão Estadual de Mulheres Trabalhadoras Rurais”

Gênero, “Raça”/Etnia e Classe: A presença feminina em cursos de graduação na Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Em meados do séc. XIX foram criadas as primeiras escolas normais – para formação docente – abertas para ambos os sexos.” “feminização do magistério” “Somente no final desse século, através de um decreto imperial, [é] que foi autorizada a presença feminina em cursos de nível superior.” “cursos tradicionalmente femininos: Filosofia, Letras, Ciências Humanas, entre outros”

E se mulheres não gostam de Engenharia, tão “simplesmente”?

Através de Lei Estadual de 1955, surgiu da junção de escolas superiores isoladas a Universidade da Paraíba, atual UFPB, que foi federalizada em 1960. (…) Em 2002, com a criação da Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), desmembrou-se. “[Pelo] Reuni, a UFPB conseguiu dobrar o tamanho e atualmente é a IES do Norte e Nordeste do país que oferece o maior nº de vagas. Em 2004 ofereceu cerca de 3.700 e em 2012 ofertou 8.020, distribuídas pelo Processo Seletivo Seriado (PSS), pelo Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio e pelo Sistema de Seleção Unificada. No ensino de graduação, de 2004 a 2012, o nº de cursos aumentou de 50 para 104, enquanto o nº de alunos aumentou de 18.759 para 29.629.”

Em nossa pesquisa, o grupo de pardas/os foi somado ao contingente de respondentes que se autoclassificaram como negras/os, um procedimento realizado com base no trabalho de Batista (2005).”

podemos observar que as mulheres e homens brancos oriundos da rede particular acessam o ensino superior com uma idade média compreendida entre os 18 e os 21 anos. Entre as mulheres oriundas desta rede, as amarelas e brancas ingressam na instituição com 18,81 e 20,06, respectivamente. Em relação à rede pública, observamos a idade de acesso nos 21,91, para as mulheres negras, e nos 23,92 para os homens negros. As mulheres originárias da rede pública ingressaram com 23,1 anos, e as originárias da rede particular com 20,1 anos. (…) os estudantes [que] cursaram o ensino médio em escolas públicas ingressaram na UFPB com uma idade média de 24,1 anos, idade que retrocede para os 20,1 anos para os homens que estudaram em estabelecimentos particulares.”

predominância masculina: Matemática, Física e Ciência da Computação” “significativa presença feminina: Ciências Biológicas. Por sua vez, o Centro de Ciências Humanas, Letras e Artes (CCHLA) tem se mostrado, historicamente de forte presença feminina.” “O campeão em segregação sexista é o curso de Ciência da Computação, com uma média de 90% de homens ingressantes.” “Há um curioso fato: homens e mulheres apresentam juntos a menor matrícula na licenciatura em Geografia.” Curioso mesmo é Geografia ser ciência!

O percentual das negras vem aumentando de forma consistente desde o ano de 2004, quando representavam 0,5% das ingressantes; valor que saltou para 1,95% em 2009, quando supera o número de brancas (1,73%).”

os cursos mais escolhidos pelas mulheres foram Letras (18,31%) e Serviço Social (11,12%), com um percentual maior que o dobro em relação aos demais. Já os menos escolhidos, em ordem crescente, foram os de Regência de Bandas [!], Educação Artística: Música, Filosofia: Licenciatura, Teatro: Bacharelado, Teatro: Licenciatura, Educação Artística: Licenciatura, Artes Cênicas [qual a diferença para teatro bacharel?], Artes Plásticas, Artes Visuais, Tradução: Bacharelado, Comunicações em Mídias Digitais, Línguas Estrangeiras Aplicadas às Negociações Internacionais, Música [de novo?], Ciências Sociais: Licenciatura, Filosofia: Bacharelado, Psicologia: Licenciatura, Ciências Sociais: Bacharelado, Comunicação Social: Radialismo, Turismo, História: Licenciatura, Comunicação Social: Jornalismo, Comunicação Social: Relações Públicas, Psicologia [bacharelado].

No que se refere às escolhas masculinas, ressaltamos que, de maneira equivalente às das mulheres, a maior escolha recai sobre o curso de Letras. Como menores escolhas, temos: Regência de Bandas, Artes Plásticas, Artes Cênicas, Educação Artística: Música, Teatro: Bacharelado, Educação Artística: Licenciatura, Teatro: Licenciatura, Artes Visuais, Tradução: Bacharelado, Filosofia: Licenciatura, Línguas Estrangeiras Aplicadas (…), Psicologia: Lic., Serviço Social, Comunicações em Mídias Digitais, Ciências Sociais: Licenciatura, Turismo, C.Sociais:bac., Com.Soc.:Rel.Púb., Com.Soc.:Jorn., psicologia [bac.], Filosofia:bac., Com.Soc.:Rad., Música, História:lic.”

os homens sobrepujam as mulheres nos cursos de História, Música, Ciências Sociais: Licenciatura, Comunicação e[m] Mídias Digitais, Filosofia: lic. e bac., Teatro: lic. e bac., Educ. Artíst. e Música.”

Gênero e Tecnologia da Informação: um olhar sobre a Educação Superior na Paraíba e as possibilidades de promoção da eqüidade de gênero através da Educação

A paridade de sexo no uso da Internet também foi observada no nível pós-secundário.”

HAHA: “a cultura do computador dominada por homens – observa-se o discurso machista, a competitividade, a ênfase na velocidade e no poder, a exclusão, o isolamento, o conteúdo violento nos jogos e a linguagem violenta”

A fraqueza de um estudo pseudo-sociológico que recorre a Bourdieu é patente…

bibliografia suplementar

Rawls, A theory of justice, 1917

Anúncios

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF RICHARD II

Tu és um traidor e um descrente,

Bom demais para existir e mau demais para viver,

Vez que quão mais belo e límpido é o céu,

Mais feias são as nuvens.”

Grande malícia produz grande incisão;

Esquecei, perdoai; fazei as pazes de uma vez;

Nossos doutores, com razão,

prognosticam: não é para graves operações

a estação!”

Joga a luva, cavaleirão!

É natural e inevitável

Minha saliva

rivaliza com tua cara

nad’amável

Abomino violência

mas contra o ominoso

Crápula maldito

dê ela o veredito

Morta lenta

ao truculento!

Primo, em meu imo

sei que tu és

ínfimo

merecias era

viver no limo

O que nos fracos chamamos paciência

É no peito valente apenas

a mais pura e fria covardia”

Os Céus que se vinguem

Eu ficarei aqui prostrado.”

A obsessão de Shakespeare com tios assassinados e sobrinhos vingadores.

Therefore, we banish you our territories:

You, cousin Hereford, upon pain of life,

Till twice five summers have enrich’d our fields

Shall not regreet our fair dominions,

But tread the stranger paths of banishment.”

KING RICHARD II

Norfolk, for thee remains a heavier doom,

Which I with some unwillingness pronounce:

The sly slow hours shall not determinate

The dateless limit of thy dear exile;

The hopeless word of <never to return>

Breathe I against thee, upon pain of life.”

THOMAS MOWBRAY

(…)

The language I have learn’d these forty years,

My native English, now I must forego:

And now my tongue’s use is to me no more

Than an unstringed viol or a harp,

Or like a cunning instrument cased up,

Or, being open, put into his hands

That knows no touch to tune the harmony:

Within my mouth you have engaol’d my tongue,

Doubly portcullis’d with my teeth and lips;

And dull unfeeling barren ignorance

Is made my gaoler to attend on me.

I am too old to fawn upon a nurse,

Too far in years to be a pupil now:

What is thy sentence then but speechless death,

Which robs my tongue from breathing native breath?”

Você engaiolou minha língua na minha própria boca.

Passarinho não canta mais.

Sou muito idoso para me darem comida na boquinha

Não, nenhuma bonequinha

Faria isso (de graça);

Ou para virar estudante ou aprendiz:

O que é esse castigo senão uma morte muda

A matar asfixiada minha língua que não poderá mais o britânico e indispensável oxigênio respirar?

Não adianta re-clamar

Nem rebradar

Nem re-correr

Nem percorrer de novo

veloz que seja

as sendas

depois do crime!

You never shall, so help you truth and God!

Embrace each other’s love in banishment;

Nor never look upon each other’s face;

Nor never write, regreet, nor reconcile

This louring tempest of your home-bred hate;

Nor never by advised purpose meet

To plot, contrive, or complot any il

Gainst us, our state, our subjects, or our land.”

But if you wanna kill yourselves, just who am I???

Finalmente a carne recebe a sentença que a alma já cumpria.

Confess thy treasons ere thou fly the realm;

Since thou hast far to go, bear not along

The clogging burthen of a guilty soul.”

Alivia teus pecados

para não morrer

de tão pesado!

Minha parada final é a Inglaterra.

Meu passaporte? A morte.

thy sad aspect

Hath from the number of his banish’d years

Pluck’d four away.

To HENRY BOLINGBROKE

Six frozen winter spent,

Return with welcome home from banishment.

HENRY BOLINGBROKE

How long a time lies in one little word!

Four lagging winters and four wanton springs

End in a word: such is the breath of kings.

Traga-me a Copa!

JOÃO O MACILENTO [pai de Bolingbroke]

But not a minute, king, that thou canst give:

Shorten my days thou canst with sullen sorrow,

And pluck nights from me, but not lend a morrow;

Thou canst help time to furrow me with age,

But stop no wrinkle in his pilgrimage;

Thy word is current with him for my death,

But dead, thy kingdom cannot buy my breath.”

Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.

You urged me as a judge; but I had rather

You would have bid me argue like a father.

O, had it been a stranger, not my child,

To smooth his fault I should have been more mild:

A partial slander sought I to avoid,

And in the sentence my own life destroy’d.

Alas, I look’d when some of you should say,

I was too strict to make mine own away;

But you gave leave to my unwilling tongue

Against my will to do myself this wrong.”

Se fosse um estranho e não meu filho

Comutar sua pena seria mais tranqüilo.

Comprei reputação

com grãos de areia d’ampulheta

Vocês calaram enquanto minha língua

pronunciava contra a vontade sua sentença

Mande lembranças do exílio!

If grief be a dove

Grief if it can be shewn

Griffith

to rule berserkly the world

Judeu errante temporário

gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite the man that mocks at it and sets it light.”

the apprehension of the good gives but the greater feeling to the worse”

O vento me fez chorar

GREEN

Well, he is gone; and with him go these thoughts.

Now for the rebels which stand out in Ireland,

Expedient manage must be made, my liege,

Ere further leisure yield them further means

For their advantage and your highness’ loss.”

KING RICHARD II

Now put it, God, in the physician’s mind

To help him to his grave immediately!

The lining of his coffers shall make coats

To deck our soldiers for these Irish wars.

Come, gentlemen, let’s all go visit him:

Pray God we may make haste, and come too late!

All

Amen.”

JOHN OF GAUNT

O, but they say the tongues of dying men

Enforce attention like deep harmony:

Where words are scarce, they are seldom spent in vain,

For they breathe truth that breathe their words in pain.

He that no more must say is listen’d more

Than they whom youth and ease have taught to glose;

More are men’s ends mark’d than their lives before:

The setting sun, and music at the close,

As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last,

Writ in remembrance more than things long past:

Though Richard my life’s counsel would not hear,

My death’s sad tale may yet undeaf his ear.”

Lascivious metres, to whose venom sound

The open ear of youth doth always listen”

That England, that was wont to conquer others,

Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.

Ah, would the scandal vanish with my life,

How happy then were my ensuing death!”

Seja gentil com o potro, pois potrinhos destemperados e agrestes, se incitados, mais agrestes ficam.

KING RICHARD II

Can sick men play so nicely with their names?”

KING RICHARD II

Should dying men flatter with those that live?

JOHN OF GAUNT

No, no, men living flatter those that die.”

Thy death-bed is no lesser than thy land

Wherein thou liest in reputation sick”

Se tu não fosses meu parente, tua língua que corre tão solta e desimpedida faria com que tua cabeça rolasse ladeira – ombros e dorso – abaixo ainda mais frouxa e veloz, sem quase tempo de se despedir de teu pescoço.

Sobreviva à vergonha!

Filho do roubo sullens has.

(traduza)

More hath he spent in peace than they in wars.”

Stand up, rise

Wipe off the dust

Avenge yourself!

BUSHY

Each substance of a grief hath 20 shadows,

Which shows like grief itself, but is not so;

For sorrow’s eye, glazed with blinding tears,

Divides one thing entire to many objects;

Like perspectives, which rightly gazed upon

Show nothing but confusion, eyed awry

Distinguish form: so your sweet majesty,

Looking awry upon your lord’s departure,

Find shapes of grief, more than himself, to wail;

Which, look’d on as it is, is nought but shadows

Of what it is not. Then, thrice-gracious queen,

More than your lord’s departure weep not: more’s not seen;

Or if it be, ‘tis with false sorrow’s eye,

Which for things true weeps things imaginary.”

QUEEN

(…) though on thinking on no thought I think,

Makes me with heavy nothing faint and shrink.”

Mesmo não pensando em nada

Ou melhor, justamente por não pensar em nada

Eu penso

Pensamentos graves

Gravidade me derruba me adensa me condensa

Esse nada tão pesado me enverga

Me entontece, narcotiza,

Me estremece a alma até a raiz.

Nada mais

Nada menos

do que o Nada

conceit is still derived

From some forefather grief; mine is not so,

For nothing had begot my something grief;

Or something hath the nothing that I grieve:

‘Tis in reversion that I do possess;

But what it is, that is not yet known; what

I cannot name; ‘tis nameless woe, I wot.”

O orgulho deriva ainda

Dum’angústia mais antiga; caso meu não é.

Nada gerou este meu pesar:

Nem Nada tem esse Nada que me aflige:

É tudo ao avesso comigo;

O que isto é, ainda não sei mas saberei;

ainda está para nascer seu nome.

Tristeza inominada, mas não inominável.”

SOSSEGO AFLITO

Fins urgentes

clamam afobação

Em terra de apressado

Suado e em pranto é confortável

QUEEN

(…)

Uncle, for God’s sake, speak comfortable words.

DUKE OF YORK

Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts:

Comfort’s in heaven; and we are on the earth,

Where nothing lives but crosses, cares and grief.

Your husband, he is gone to save far off,

Whilst others come to make him lose at home:

Here am I left to underprop his land,

Who, weak with age, cannot support myself:

Now comes the sick hour that his surfeit made;

Now shall he try his friends that flatter’d him.”

FUTURA VIÚVA

Titio, per favore, pel’amor de Dio, que tu venhas trazendo palavras de consolo para est’alm’aflita!

DUQUE DA VELHIORQUE

Continue a esperar

Fizess’isso eu, trairia meus próprios pensamentos.

Conforto e sossego estão no céu limpo das tempestades

Estamos na terra, lugar de tormentos contínuos,

e previsões do tempo sempre flutuantes…

Aqui nada ‘é’, só ‘passa’, se preocupa, se mortifica.

Seu marido está ido, para conquistas no estrangeiro,

enquanto outros se aprochegam para fazê-lo perder tudo

em seu lar e leito.

Que ironia eu e meus (poucos) homens agora

se acaso formos sitiados nessa cidade sem-senhor

Senhor que uma vez

Dela baniu seu sobrinho;

–Eu! Que mal tenho forças para conservar-me de pé…

Último bastião destas riquezas em perigo!

Muros que antes Bolingbroke repeliam

agora o deverão acolher, favoráveis.

Porque chegou a hora fatídica

da colheita e vendeta dos excessos de

Sua Majestade Ricardo Segundo;

Que ele agora teste o caráter

de sua côrte de bajuladores!

every thing is left at six and seven.”

A esperança de dias felizes é pouco menos feliz que esperanças realizadas”

Eu te rendo mais serviços, assim como sou rendido

Three Judases, each one thrice worse than Judas!”

For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground

And tell sad stories of the death of kings;

How some have been deposed; some slain in war,

Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;

Some poison’d by their wives: some sleeping kill’d;

All murder’d: for within the hollow crown

That rounds the mortal temples of a king

Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits”

Morrer lutando é como escarnecer a morte;

O risco de instante a instante é insultante

para a Morte,

é como triunfar perante

essa Deusa Imortal e Egoísta

cada vez menos indistinta e distante,

que adora feições cabisbaixas,

mãos atadas,

pernas paralisadas,

espírito servil.

SIR STEPHEN SCROOP

Men judge by the complexion of the sky

The state and inclination of the day:

So may you by my dull and heavy eye,

My tongue hath but a heavier tale to say.

I play the torturer, by small and small

To lengthen out the worst that must be spoken:

Your uncle York is join’d with Bolingbroke,

And all your northern castles yielded up,

And all your southern gentlemen in arms

Upon his party.”

Henry Bolingbroke

On both his knees doth kiss King Richard’s hand

And sends allegiance and true faith of heart

To his most royal person, hither come

Even at his feet to lay my arms and power,

Provided that my banishment repeal’d

And lands restored again be freely granted:

If not, I’ll use the advantage of my power

And lay the summer’s dust with showers of blood

Rain’d from the wounds of slaughter’d Englishmen”

KING RICHARD II

Northumberland, say thus the king returns:

His noble cousin is right welcome hither;

And all the number of his fair demands

Shall be accomplish’d without contradiction:

With all the gracious utterance thou hast

Speak to his gentle hearing kind commends.

We do debase ourselves, cousin, do we not,

To DUKE OF AUMERLE

To look so poorly and to speak so fair?

Shall we call back Northumberland, and send

Defiance to the traitor, and so die?”

DUKE OF AUMERLE

No, good my lord; let’s fight with gentle words

Till time lend friends and friends their helpful swords.

KING RICHARD II

O God, O God! that e’er this tongue of mine,

That laid the sentence of dread banishment

On yon proud man, should take it off again

With words of sooth! O that I were as great

As is my grief, or lesser than my name!

Or that I could forget what I have been,

Or not remember what I must be now!

Swell’st thou, proud heart? I’ll give thee scope to beat,

Since foes have scope to beat both thee and me.

(…)

Would not this ill do well? Well, well, I see

I talk but idly, and you laugh at me.

Most mighty prince, my Lord Northumberland,

What says King Bolingbroke? will his majesty

Give Richard leave to live till Richard die?

You make a leg, and Bolingbroke says ay.

(…)

In the base court? Base court, where kings grow base,

To come at traitors’ calls and do them grace.

In the base court? Come down? Down, court!

down, king!

For night-owls shriek where mounting larks

should sing.

Exeunt from above

HENRY BOLINGBROKE

What says his majesty?

NORTHUMBERLAND

Sorrow and grief of heart

Makes him speak fondly, like a frantic man

Yet he is come.

Enter KING RICHARD and his attendants below

Uncle, give me your hands: nay, dry your eyes;

Tears show their love, but want their remedies.

Cousin, I am too young to be your father,

Though you are old enough to be my heir.

What you will have, I’ll give, and willing too;

For do we must what force will have us do.

Set on towards London, cousin, is it so?”

My legs can keep no measure in delight,

When my poor heart no measure keeps in grief”

For what I have I need not to repeat;

And what I want it boots not to complain.”

O que eu tenho, já tenho em demasia;

O que me falta, só de pedir me dá azia.

Gardener

O, what pity is it

That he had not so trimm’d and dress’d his land

As we this garden! We at time of year

Do wound the bark, the skin of our fruit-trees,

Lest, being over-proud in sap and blood,

With too much riches it confound itself:

Had he done so to great and growing men,

They might have lived to bear and he to taste

Their fruits of duty: superfluous branches

We lop away, that bearing boughs may live:

Had he done so, himself had borne the crown,

Which waste of idle hours hath quite thrown down.”

GUERRA NOS MARES: UMA NOVA ESPERANÇA

Ascend his throne, descending now from him;

And long live Henry, fourth of that name!

HENRY BOLINGBROKE

In God’s name, I’ll ascend the regal throne.”

BISHOP OF CARLISLE

(…)

My Lord of Hereford here, whom you call king,

Is a foul traitor to proud Hereford’s king:

And if you crown him, let me prophesy:

The blood of English shall manure the ground,

And future ages groan for this foul act;

Peace shall go sleep with Turks and infidels,

And in this seat of peace tumultuous wars

Shall kin with kin and kind with kind confound;

Disorder, horror, fear and mutiny

Shall here inhabit, and this land be call’d

The field of Golgotha and dead men’s skulls.

O, if you raise this house against this house,

It will the woefullest division prove

That ever fell upon this cursed earth.

Prevent it, resist it, let it not be so,

Lest child, child’s children, cry against you woe!”

RICHARD

(…) I hardly yet have learn’d

To insinuate, flatter, bow, and bend my limbs:

Give sorrow leave awhile to tutor me

To this submission. Yet I well remember

The favours of these men: were they not mine?

Did they not sometime cry, <all hail!> to me?

So Judas did to Christ: but he, in twelve,

Found truth in all but one: I, in twelve thousand, none.

God save the king! Will no man say amen?

Am I both priest and clerk? well then, amen.

God save the king! although I be not he;

And yet, amen, if heaven do think him me.”

O that I were a mockery king of snow,

Standing before the sun of Bolingbroke,

To melt myself away in water-drops!”

[to the QUEEN] Hie thee to France

And cloister thee in some religious house:

Our holy lives must win a new world’s crown,

Which our profane hours here have stricken down.”

The love of wicked men converts to fear;

That fear to hate, and hate turns one or both

To worthy danger and deserved death.”

O amor do malvado cedo se torna medo;

O medo vira ódio, e o ódio torna amigo e adversário

Vítima de todos os perigos, dentre eles a morte.”

DUCHESS OF YORK

(…)

But now I know thy mind; thou dost suspect

That I have been disloyal to thy bed,

And that he is a bastard, not thy son:

Sweet York, sweet husband, be not of that mind:

He is as like thee as a man may be,

Not like to me, or any of my kin,

And yet I love him.”

Twice saying <pardon> doth not pardon twain,

But makes one pardon strong.”

A PRISÃO E SEUS MONÓLOGOS

Ha, ha! keep time: how sour sweet music is,

When time is broke and no proportion kept!

So is it in the music of men’s lives.

And here have I the daintiness of ear

To cheque time broke in a disorder’d string;

But for the concord of my state and time

Had not an ear to hear my true time broke.

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me;

For now hath time made me his numbering clock:

My thoughts are minutes; and with sighs they jar

Their watches on unto mine eyes, the outward watch,

Whereto my finger, like a dial’s point,

Is pointing still, in cleansing them from tears.

Now sir, the sound that tells what hour it is

Are clamorous groans, which strike upon my heart,

Which is the bell: so sighs and tears and groans

Show minutes, times, and hours: but my time

Runs posting on in Bolingbroke’s proud joy,

While I stand fooling here, his Jack o’ the clock.

This music mads me; let it sound no more;

For though it have holp madmen to their wits,

In me it seems it will make wise men mad.

Yet blessing on his heart that gives it me!

For ‘tis a sign of love; and love to Richard

Is a strange brooch in this all-hating world.”

O POLÍTICO OU DA SOBERANIA

Tradução de trechos de “PLATÓN. Obras Completas (trad. espanhola do grego por Patricio de Azcárate, 1875), Ed. Epicureum (digital)”.

Além da tradução ao Português, providenciei notas de rodapé, numeradas, onde achei que devia tentar esclarecer alguns pontos polêmicos ou obscuros demais quando se tratar de leitor não-familiarizado com a obra platônica. Quando a nota for de Azcárate, haverá um (*) antecedendo as aspas.

Ficino, escolástico do século XV, foi um dos primeiros tradutores de Platão, às portas do “ressurgimento moderno da Filosofia”. Victor Cousin, filósofo francês, 4 séculos mais tarde, faria uma tradução bem parecida. Falo isso porque em traduções de trechos difíceis eles costumam concordar.

(*) “Amon, i.e., o Zeus dos habitantes do litoral africano. Amon significa areia [embora haja controvérsias – e tem proveniência egípcia]. O Teodoro do diálogo é oriundo de Cirene [colônia grega situada na atual Líbia].”

(*) “Conforme o testemunho do mesmo Platão, o diálogo intitulado Teeteto precede O Sofista, que é por sua vez seguido pel’O Político, cujo plano é que fosse continuado em O Filósofo. [Este último não foi produzido antes da morte de Platão. Os diálogos, portanto, devem ser estudados como uma unidade, e não como independentes entre si.]

O ESTRANGEIRO – (…) Procedemos como aquele que, pretendendo dividir em dois o gênero humano, fizesse como os nativos da Ática, que distinguem os gregos de todos os demais povos como uma raça à parte; a seguir, juntando todas as demais nações, ainda que numerosas, quase infinitas, sem sequer se conhecerem muitas delas, as designam pelo singelo nome de <bárbaros>. (…) Quão mais sábio e veraz não seria dividir por espécies e por metades, se se dividisse o número em par ou ímpar, e a raça humana em varões e fêmeas; sem distinguir os lídios, os frígios ou qualquer outro povo, nem opô-los a todos os demais, a não ser quando não houvesse meio de dividir por espécies e por partes!”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Toda a parte da ciência especulativa que se refere ao mando, como já dissemos, que tem por objeto a educação dos animais, dos que vivem em rebanho. De acordo?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM¹ – Sim.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Assim, já dividimos todo o reino animal, pondo de um lado os selvagens, e doutro os que se pode amansar; pois esses animais que são suscetíveis de amansamento nós denominamos animais domesticados, em contraste com os selvagens.”

¹ Este é apenas um xará do grande Sócrates, estudante novato de Filosofia.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Nestas divisões da educação dos animais que andam, é preciso se valer de perífrases¹ para designar as diversas partes; porque querer dar a cada uma um nome próprio seria prestar-se a um trabalho desnecessário.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Então como se deve dizer?

O ESTRANGEIRO – Desta forma: dividida a educação dos animais que andam em duas partes, uma se refere à espécie de animais que vive em grupos e que tem chifres; e a outra à espécie que não os tem.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Se estabelecermos isso, tudo bem, não será mais preciso voltar a este assunto.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Muito bem: é óbvio que o rei conduz um rebanho desprovido de cornos.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Mas por que isso é óbvio?

O ESTRANGEIRO – Decomponhamos esta espécie; façamos de forma que designemos aquilo que lhe pertence.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Estou conforme.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Queres dividi-la segundo os animais que têm ou não a pata fendida; ou segundo o critério da geração, i.e., aquelas em que a geração pode se produzir mesmo que não se trate dos mesmos animais e aquelas em que a geração só se dá entre os semelhantes? Compreendeste a questão?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Não exatamente.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Vou dar um exemplo: os cavalos e os asnos podem reproduzir entre si.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Ah, compreendo.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Ao contrário, os demais animais domésticos, que vivem em rebanho, engendram cada um sua própria espécie dentro de seus confins, não se mesclando nem engendrando híbridos.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Sim, isso é exato.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Mas e então: te parece que o político cuida de uma espécie que engendra em comum com outras, ou de um animal puro, que não se mescla com nenhum outro?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Evidentemente, de uma espécie que não se mescla.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Agora é preciso, ainda, dividir em duas partes esta espécie eleita, como já fizemos outras vezes.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Com certeza.”

¹ Substitutos na mesma língua, i.e., poder-se-ia chamar “animal que produz e se alimenta de mel” no lugar de “abelha”. Nem tudo que não tem nome carece por isso de uma descrição exata.

O ESTRANGEIRO – (…) os cachorros não devem ser incluídos entre os animais que vivem em sociedade.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Não, decerto. Mas então como obteremos nossas duas metades desta vez?

O ESTRANGEIRO – Procedendo como vós faríeis; refiro-me a ti e Teeteto, posto que vós vos ocupais da Geometria.¹

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Ainda não entendo aonde queres chegar.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Pelo cálculo da diagonal. E depois pelo da diagonal da diagonal.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Ainda não compreendi!

O ESTRANGEIRO – A natureza própria da espécie humana, quanto a seu modo de andar, não consiste em ser exatamente como a diagonal, sobre a qual pode-se construir um quadrado de 2 pés?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Sim, exato.

O ESTRANGEIRO – E a natureza da outra espécie, relativamente ao mesmo objeto, não é como a diagonal do quadrado do nosso quadrado, posto que tem 2×2 pés?”

¹ Isto não está em contradição com a nota anterior sobre o jovem Sócrates: um dos pilares da dialética platônica é justamente o conhecimento matemático, que é preciso dominar primeiro em sua generalidade a fim de filosofar com conseqüência.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Eis nossa espécie humana ao lado e em companhia da mais nobre e ao mesmo tempo a mais ágil das espécies.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – É verdade que se trata de uma conseqüência bem ridícula.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Não é o mais natural que o mais lento chegue sempre mais tarde?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Irrefutável.

O ESTRANGEIRO – E não seria mais ridículo ainda apresentar o rei correndo com seu rebanho, e disputando corrida com o homem mais atlético, um corredor nato?”

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Nada concebo de mais ridículo.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Já vês às claras, Sócrates, o que disséramos quanto ao sofista.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – O que exatamente?

O ESTRANGEIRO – Que este método não considera o que é nobre e o que não o é, nem considera se o caminho é curto ou comprido, apenas concentra todas as suas forças na busca pela verdade.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Já o aprecio.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Pois bem: depois de tudo isto, e antes de que perguntes-me qual era esse caminho mais curto do qual falavas antes, que conduz à definição do rei, eu mesmo me adiantarei.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – De acordo.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Teria sido necessário começar por dividir os animais que andam em bípedes e quadrúpedes. E, como à primeira categoria só pertencem os pássaros – ademais do homem –, seria preciso dividir esta nova espécie de bípedes em bípedes nus e bípedes com pena;¹(*) por último, feita esta dupla operação, e deixado às claras o modo de educar ou de conduzir os homens, situamos, numa terceira etapa, o político e o rei à cabeça desta arte, confiando-lhes a renda do Estado, como legítimos possuidores desta ciência.”

¹ Este trecho é muito famoso e parodiado, já por contemporâneos (vd. Aristófanes), já por modernos muito mais próximos de nós. Aristóteles e Diógenes Laércio, este último nem que fosse de forma distorcedora ou descontextualizadora, também tornaram essa passagem ainda mais célebre.

(*) “Esta passagem deu origem sem dúvida à famosa anedota de Diógenes o Cínico. Diógenes Laércio [um dos primeiros historiadores da Filosofia, ainda do mundo antigo, que acabo de citar], num comentário sobre a vida de seu xará, nos diz: <Como ele tinha ouvido a definição platônica do homem (um animal de dois pés sem penas), pegou um galo e, depenando-o, levou-o à Academia, e ao apresentá-lo afirmou: ‘Eis aqui o homem de Platão.’>.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Uma das antigas tradições, ainda recordadas e que se recordarão por muito tempo, é a do prodígio, que apareceu na querela entre Atreu e Tiestes. Tu com certeza já a ouviste, então te será fácil dizeres o que se sucedeu então.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Creio que falas da maravilha da ovelha de ouro.(*)

O ESTRANGEIRO – Não se trata disso, meu jovem! Falo da mudança do nascer e do pôr do sol e dos demais astros, os quais se punham no mesmo ponto de que agora nascem, e nasciam do lado oposto. Querendo o deus testificar sua presença a Atreu, por uma mudança repentina foi que estabeleceu a ordem atual.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Ah, já ouvi esta estória também.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Também é muito popular aquela do reinado de Cronos.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Já perdi as contas de quantas vezes a escutei!

O ESTRANGEIRO – Mas não se diz por aí que os homens doutros tempos eram filhos da terra, e que não nasciam uns dos outros?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Sim, sim, essa é outra de nossas antigas tradições orais.”

(*) Cuja determinação necessitaria de 3 divisões sucessivas em 2 partes, como as realizadas pelo Estrangeiro até aqui.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Escuta! Este universo é às vezes dirigido por Deus mesmo, que lhe imprime um movimento circular; mas em outras Ele o abandona, como quando suas revoluções já preencheram a medida do tempo marcado. O mundo, então, dono de seu movimento, descreve um círculo contrário ao primeiro, porque é um ser vivo e recebeu a inteligência daquele que desde o princípio o ordenou harmoniosamente. A causa deste movimento retrógrado é necessária e inata ao mundo, e vou dizer-te qual é esta.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Estou curioso!

O ESTRANGEIRO – Ser sempre da mesma maneira, na mesma forma e sendo o mesmo ser é privilégio dos deuses por excelência. A natureza do corpo não pertence a esta ordem das coisas. O ser a que chamamos céu e mundo foi dotado, desde seu começo, de uma multitude de qualidades admiráveis, porém participa ao mesmo tempo da natureza dos corpos.” “Mover-se por si mesmo por toda a eternidade só pode fazê-lo aquele que conduz tudo o que se move, e este ser não pode se mover simultaneamente de duas maneiras antitéticas. Tudo isto prova que nem se pode dizer que o mundo se dá a si mesmo o movimento por toda a eternidade, nem que recebe da divindade dois impulsos e dois impulsos contrários, nem que é colocado alternativamente em movimento por duas divindades contrárias.”

sua massa imensa, suspensa igualmente por todas as partes, gira sobre um ponto de apoio muito estreito.” Antes ou depois do Eureka! de Arquimedes?

Então necessariamente há uma grande mortandade entre os demais animais, e dentre os homens são poucos os que sobrevivem. Estes últimos experimentam mil fenômenos surpreendentes e inauditos; mas o mais extraordinário é o que resulta do movimento retrógrado do mundo, quando ao curso atual dos astros sucede outro, contrário.” “a idade dos diversos seres vivos se deteve repentinamente” “Os cabelos brancos dos anciãos se tornaram negros” “e o corpo e a alma se metamorfosearam juntos. Ao fim deste progresso tudo se desvaneceu e entrou no nada.” “Se os anciãos voltavam às formas da juventude, era natural que os que haviam morrido e estavam enterrados ressuscitassem, voltassem à vida e seguissem o movimento geral, que renovava em sentido contrário a geração” “Os animais, divididos em gêneros e em grupos, eram dirigidos por daimons, que, como pastores divinos, sabiam prover a todas as necessidades do rebanho” “Deus mesmo conduzia e vigiava os homens; da mesma forma que hoje os homens, como animais de uma natureza mais divina, conduzem as espécies inferiores. Sob este governo divino não havia nem cidades, nem casamentos, nem família. Os homens ressuscitavam todos do seio da terra sem nenhuma lembrança passada. Ignorantes de nossas instituições, coletavam nas árvores e nos bosques frutas em abundância, sem para isso aprender o cultivo, pois a terra era fecunda. Nus e sem abrigo, passavam quase toda a vida ao ar livre; as estações, temperadas, eram-lhes agradáveis; o espesso céspede que cobria a terra lhes propiciava leitos macios. Eis aqui, Sócrates, a vida dos homens sob Cronos.”

Quando terminou a época que compreende todas estas coisas, sobrevindo uma revolução, e a raça nascida da terra já havia perecido quase por inteiro, e cada alma já havia passado por todas as gerações, entregando à terra as sementes de que ela era tributária, sucedeu que o senhor deste universo, à guisa do piloto que abandona o timão, lançou-se para fora, passando a ocupar apenas um ponto de observação; e a fatalidade, bem como seu próprio impulso, arrastaram o mundo num redemoinho contrário.”

Enquanto o mundo dirige, em concerto com seu guia e senhor, os animais que encerra em seu seio, produz pouco mal e muito bem. Quando chega a separar-se do guia, no primeiro instante de seu isolamento governa ainda com sabedoria; mas à medida que o tempo passa e que o esquecimento chega, o antigo estado de desordem reaparece e domina; e, por último, o bem que produz é de tão pouco valor e a quantidade de mal, que se mescla com ele, tão grande, que o mundo mesmo, com tudo o que encerra, se põe em perigo de perecer. É então que o deus, que ordenara o mundo, ao vê-lo em perigo, e não desejando que sucumba na confusão e chegue a se perder e dissolver no abismo da dessemelhança, é então, repito, que, assumindo de novo o timão, repara as alterações que sofreu o universo, restabelecendo o antigo movimento por ele (este deus) presidido, protegendo-o contra a caducidade, e fazendo dele imortal.” “tendo o mundo adentrado no caminho da atual geração, a idade se deteve de novo e se viu que reaparecia já a corrente contrária. Aqueles animais que por sua pequenez estavam quase reduzidos ao nada começaram a crescer; e os que tinham saído da terra encaneceram de repente; morreram e voltaram à própria terra. Todo o demais sofreu a mesma mudança, imitando e seguindo todas as modificações do universo.” “Privados da proteção do daimon, seu pastor e senhor, entre animais naturalmente selvagens e que se haviam feito ferozes, os homens débeis e sem defesa eram despedaçados por eles. Viram-se desprovidos, além disso, da arte e da indústria nestes primeiros tempos, porque a terra havia cessado de oferecer-lhes o alimento, sem que tivessem meios de procurar-se-o, pois esta era uma necessidade nova. Por isso acabavam vivendo na maior escassez, até que os deuses nos proporcionaram, com as devidas instruções e ensinamentos, estes presentes de que falam as antigas tradições: Prometeu, o fogo; Hefesto e a deusa que o acompanha nos mesmos trabalhos, as artes; outras divindades, as sementes e as plantas.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – A meu ver, só quando já se tiver determinado a natureza do governo do Estado é que nos convenceremos de que o homem político chegou a sua definição completa.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Alimentar seu gado é um dever de todos os pastores, mas não do político, ao qual atribuímos, assim, um nome que não lhe convém; e o que se devia fazer era escolher um que fosse comum a todos os pastores de uma vez.”

confundimos o rei com o tirano, figuras tão diferentes, seja em si mesmas, seja pela maneira exterior de governar.”

Chamemos, pois, a arte de governar mediante a violência de tirania; e a arte de governar voluntariamente os animais bípedes, governo esse prestado com gosto, de política”

a exposição já se fez demasiado comprida, e não pudemos pôr termo a nossa história.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Até que fim, caro Sócrates! Mas por quem, em vez de responder de uma vez que a arte do tecedor é a de entrelaçar a trama e a urdidura, demos tantas voltas e procedemos a mil divisões inúteis?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Me parece, querido estrangeiro, que nada do que dissemos é inútil.”

nenhuma dessas artes nega a existência do justo meio, para o bem ou para o mal; pelo contrário, as artes forçosamente a admitem, se bem que com desconfiança”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Se suprimirmos a política, como poderíamos indagar depois no que consiste a ciência real?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Isso seria impossível.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Pois bem; da mesma forma que no Sofista provamos que o não-ser existe, porque não sendo assim não se poderia conceder existência ao discurso, provaremos agora que os excessos, o mais e o menos, o bem e o mal que escapam do justo meio da política, são comensuráveis; e não só entre si, como justamente em referência a este justo meio.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – O quê? Mas será possível?! Nos consagraremos a esta indagação sobre a política só para aprender política, ou fá-la-emos para chegarmos também a ser dialéticos mais hábeis acerca de todas as outras coisas?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Evidentemente que com o segundo fito.”

Acrescentemos que, se se encontra um homem que, neste tipo de discussões, censura todos os discursos longos e não aprova estes perpétuos rodeios e reviravoltas, é preciso impedi-lo de ir-se embora depois de haver simplesmente criticado a extensão de nosso discurso. Peçamos-lhe que comprove claramente de que modo uma discussão mais breve faria dos contendores melhores dialéticos e mais hábeis perscrutadores das razões por trás das coisas! (…) Voltemos ao homem político, aplicando ao caso nosso exemplo do tecedor de que acabamos de falar.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Todas as artes que fabricam instrumentos para o Estado, grandes ou pequenos, é preciso que as consideremos como artes auxiliares. Sem elas, na verdade, não haveria nem Estado nem política; no entanto, nenhuma delas integra a ciência real.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Certamente que não!

O ESTRANGEIRO – (…) se alguém disser que não há nada que não seja instrumento de outra coisa, enunciaria uma proposição muito provável, porém há uma entre as coisas que o Estado possui que não tem este caráter.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Não colocaremos numa quinta espécie a arte da ornamentação, a pintura, a música, todas as imitações que se realizam com a cooperação destas artes, que têm por único objeto o prazer, e que, com razão, poderiam ser chamadas por um só nome?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Sim, mas qual?

O ESTRANGEIRO – As artes de recreio.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – E não formaremos uma sexta espécie com esta outra que fornece a cada uma das artes de que acabamos de falar os corpos, com os quais e sobre os quais elas operam, espécie muito variada e que procede de outras muitas artes?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Aonde queres chegar?

O ESTRANGEIRO – O ouro, a prata e todos os metais que se extraem das minas; tudo aquilo que a arte de cortar e esculpir as árvores fornece à carpintaria e à marcenaria; a arte de extrair tocos das árvores; a do curtidor que despoja os animais de sua pele; todas as artes análogas que nos preparam a cortiça, o papel e as maromas (cordas grossas); tudo isso fornece espécies simples de trabalhos com os quais podemos formar espécies compostas.”

Tudo o que se pode possuir, com exceção dos animais domésticos, parece-me que está categorizado nestas 7 espécies.”

Quanto à posse de animais domésticos, sem contar os escravos, a arte de educar o gado, que distinguimos anteriormente, abarca a todos os animais, de modo indubitável.

(…)

Só nos falta a espécie dos escravos, e em geral a dos servidores, entre os quais, pelo que me consta, incluem-se os que competem frente ao rei pela elaboração mesma do tecido que é seu desígnio elaborar; à maneira que vimos antes: que os que fiam, os que cardam e os que executam alguma das operações supracitadas competiam entre si pelo título de tecelões.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Aqueles que se adquire por dinheiro podemos sem dificuldade batizar de escravos, e dizer que não participam, absolutamente, da ciência real.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Sem dúvida.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Mas todos esses homens livres, que voluntariamente se filiam com os anteriores na classe dos servidores, transportando e distribuindo entre si os produtos da agricultura e das demais artes; fixando-se nas praças; ou comprando e vendendo de cidade em cidade, por mar ou por terra; trocando objetos por moeda, se é que não moeda por moeda; os cambistas, os comerciantes, os locadores de embarcações, os traficantes, como os chamamos; teria toda essa gente a pretensão de aspirar à ciência política?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – No máximo, à ciência mercantil.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – A classe dos pregoeiros, dos homens hábeis em redigir escritos, e que freqüentemente nos prestam seu ministério, e outros tantos muito versados na arte de desempenhar certas funções perante os magistrados; que diremos deles todos?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – O mesmo que disseste antes; que estes são servidores, mas não chefes de Estado.

O ESTRANGEIRO – No entanto, não fui, pelo menos não conscientemente, mero títere quando afirmei que nesta categoria veríamos aparecer os que têm as maiores pretensões à ciência política; eis o que é estranho: que tais pretendentes pertençam à classe dos servidores.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – (…) Encontramos os adivinhos, que têm uma parte da ciência do servidor, porque se os considera intérpretes dos deuses entre os homens.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Exatamente.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Temos também a classe dos sacerdotes, que, segundo se opina, sabem oferecer, em nosso nome, sacrifícios aos deuses a fim de agradá-los, e sabem também pedir-lhes bens, intercedendo em nosso favor.”

Com efeito, a ordem dos sacerdotes e adivinhos tem-se em alta conta e inspira um profundo respeito dada a nobreza de suas funções. No Egito ninguém pode reinar sem pertencer à classe sacerdotal; e se um homem de uma classe inferior se apodera do trono pela violência tem necessariamente de salvaguardar-se ingressando logo nesta ordem. Entre os gregos, em muitas cidades, são os primeiros magistrados que presidem os principais sacrifícios.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – O que não se conhece é sempre surpreendente. Isso se aplica a mim. Tive um momento de estupor a primeira vez que vi o grupo que se ocupa dos negócios públicos.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Que grupo?

O ESTRANGEIRO – O maior mágico de todos os sofistas, o mais hábil nesta arte, e que é preciso distinguir, por mais difícil que seja, do verdadeiro político e do verdadeiro rei, caso queiramos contemplar com clareza o objeto de nossas indagações.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Mas estas três formas não são de certo modo cinco, já que duas delas criam para si mesmas outros nomes?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Quais nomes?

O ESTRANGEIRO – Ao considerar estes governos sob a perspectiva da violência ou do livre consentimento, da pobreza ou da riqueza, das leis ou da licenciosidade que neles aparecem, divide-se-os em dois; e como se encontram duas formas de monarquia, são denominadas como tirania e reinado.

(…)

Analogamente, todo Estado governado por uns poucos se chama ou aristocracia ou oligarquia.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Nenhuma objeção.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Quanto à democracia, que o povo governe com o uso da força ou com o consentimento dos demais, que os que a exercem observem escrupulosamente as leis ou não, a rigor não faz diferença, pois não a conhecemos por nomes distintos.”

É necessário examinar agora em qual destes governos se encontra a ciência de mandar nos homens, ciência, por acaso, a mais difícil e mais preciosa de todas as que se pode adquirir.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Mas será possível que, numa cidade de mil homens, cem, ou somente 50, possuam-na de maneira suficiente?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Neste caso, de todas as artes, seria esta a mais fácil. Sabemos, positivamente, que de mil homens não extrairemos nem 100 jogadores de xadrez que possam ser considerados mestres entre os gregos, quanto mais 100 reis! Afinal de contas, governe ou não, quem possui a ciência real merece ser chamado de rei, e nisso estamos bastante de acordo.

as diferenças que separam todos os homens e todas as ações e a incessante variação das coisas humanas, que sempre estão em movimento, não permitem a uma arte, qualquer que seja ela, estabelecer uma regra simples e única, que convenha em todos os tempos e lugares.

(…)

E no entanto sabes que é este o caráter da lei, como o de um homem obstinado e falto de educação, que não tolera que ninguém faça nada contra sua vontade, nem questione, ainda que alguém descubra algo inusitado e genial.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Com certeza; a lei impera sobre cada um de nós indistintamente, como acabaste de expor.

O ESTRANGEIRO – E não é impossível que o que é sempre o mesmo convenha ao que não é sempre o mesmo?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Temo que sim.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Doravante, como é que pode ser imprescindível criar leis, se as leis não são as melhores? Investiguemos este problema!”

Aquilo que convém ao maior número de indivíduos e de circunstâncias será o que constituirá a lei, e o legislador o imporá a toda a comunidade, seja formulando-o por escrito, seja estipulando-o via costumes dos antepassados transmitidos oralmente.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Não seria de crer que um médico, e também um professor de ginástica, ao empreender uma viagem e, quiçá, ausentar-se por um longo período, tenha razões para temer pelo futuro de seus doentes e alunos, caso não tome o cuidado de deixar suas prescrições por escrito, para que não se as esqueçam? E afinal, é o melhor deixar suas disposições e convicções assim por escrito, ou haveria outro expediente mais recomendável?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Não, nada melhor que deixar tudo por escrito.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Mas se acaso volta mais cedo do que havia planejado, não se atreverá a substituir as prescrições que havia deixado por outras novas, caso perceba que estas são mais saudáveis aos doentes graças ao que aprendeu sobre os ventos ou sobre mudanças de temperatura nos lugares em que esteve, em que o curso ordinário das estações era diferente?”

Se alguém, sem ter convencido os outros, impõe-lhes pela força aquilo que é melhor, diga-me, que nome recebe esta violência?

(…)

Se um médico, sem ter recorrido à persuasão, em virtude da arte que conhece tão a fundo, prescreve que o doente, criança, homem ou mulher, tome agora um remédio melhor que o que estava tomando (porque era o que estava escrito), qual é o nome desta violência? Qualquer um menos o de um pecado contra a arte médica, ou será que seria precisamente um atentado contra a saúde? E o paciente desta violência acaso poderá dizer que tal tratamento é daninho e anti-medicinal?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – O nome é qualquer um menos o de pecado contra a medicina ou dano contra o doente.”

O ESTRANGEIRO – (…) não seria o cume do ridículo criticar esta violência, da qual tudo se poderá dizer, exceto que obrigara o doente a executar qualquer coisa vexatória, injusta ou má?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Sim, seria.

O ESTRANGEIRO – E a violência, é justa se seu autor é rico, e injusta se ele é pobre? Ou, pelo contrário, se um homem, valendo-se ou não da persuasão, rico ou pobre, com ou contra as leis escritas, faz o que é útil, não se deve dizer que esta é a verdadeira definição do bom governo, e que ela pautará o homem sábio e virtuoso, que acima de tudo respeita o interesse dos governados? Assim como o piloto, preocupado constantemente com a segurança de seu navio e da tripulação, sem escrever leis, mas criando por assim dizer, e seguindo, uma lei inerente a sua arte, protege seus companheiros de viagem; assim, da mesma forma, o Estado se veria em prosperidade, caso fosse administrado por homens que soubessem governar desta maneira, fazendo prevalecer o poder supremo da arte sobre as leis escritas!”

O ESTRANGEIRO – Que nenhum membro do Estado se atreve a fazer nada <contra as leis>; e se alguém a isso se atrevera, seria castigado com a pena de morte e com os maiores suplícios. Esta regra é muito justa e bela, se consideramos apenas o segundo tipo de punição e descartamos o primeiro. Expliquemos de que maneira se estabelece essa regra, que, em nossa opinião, só se justifica mesmo com a remoção da pena de morte. Ou tu pensas doutra forma?

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – De forma alguma!”

O ESTRANGEIRO – (…) Suponhamos, imbuídos do espírito destas idéias, que determinássemos, depois de uma detida reflexão, que se proibisse que a medicina ou a arte da pilotagem mandassem, como senhoras absolutas, nos escravos e nos homens livres; que se formasse uma assembléia, fosse constituída tão-só por nós (os políticos governantes), fosse constituída por todo o povo, fosse constituída só pelos ricos (forma censitária); e que os ignorantes e os artesãos possuíssem o direito de dar seu parecer sobre a navegação e sobre o tratamento das doenças, sobre como se deveria empregar os remédios e demais instrumentos médicos para o bem dos adoentados, e como se deveria dispor dos navios e dos instrumentos marítimos a fim de navegar; sobre o que se deve fazer nos momentos de perigo, proceda este dos ventos e das ondas, ou de encontros com piratas; e sobre se conviria, numa batalha naval, opor embarcações compridas com outras embarcações compridas ou não. E, depois disto, suponhamos, ainda, que o que tivesse sido aprovado pelo povo, não importa se oriundo dos médicos ou pilotos, ou dos ignaros nestas artes, fosse por nós inscrito em tábuas triangulares e em colunas, ou então consagrado como costumes orais de nossos antepassados (por mera convenção), e que doravante se navegasse e se tratasse dos doentes exclusivamente conforme estas novas regras.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Mas eis uma suposição perfeitamente absurda!

ESTRANGEIRO – Cada ano tiraríamos a sorte para eleger os chefes entre os ricos ou entre o povo inteiro, e os chefes assim eleitos, ajustando sua conduta às leis estabelecidas da forma que dissemos, dirigiriam os navios e cuidariam dos doentes.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Isso é ainda mais impossível de admitir.”

“O ESTRANGEIRO – (…) Aquele que quiser poderá acusar os magistrados [governantes] de não terem dirigido os navios durante o ano de mandato segundo as leis escritas ou os antigos costumes dos antepassados. E o mesmo com os doentes. Aquele que for condenado, os próprios magistrados decidirão seu castigo.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Aquele que de espontânea vontade chegasse a exercer magistratura semelhante seria, por sua vez, muito castigado, e justamente – e aliás mais justo quão mais rigoroso fosse o castigo!

O ESTRANGEIRO – Será preciso ainda estabelecer uma lei ordenando que, se há alguém que, independentemente das leis escritas, estuda a arte do piloto e da navegação, a arte de curar e da medicina, relativamente aos ventos ou ao quente e ao frio, e se dedica a indagações profundas sobre isto, deve-se começar por declará-lo, não um médico ou piloto, mas um vaidoso extravagante e um sofista inútil. Após o quê, quem queira poderá acusá-lo de corromper a juventude, ao ensiná-la a praticar a arte do piloto e do médico sem ter em mente as leis escritas, e ao dirigir os navios conforme seus próprios caprichos e tratar os doentes da forma mais arbitrária; e nem preciso dizer que um tal subversivo será citado diante de um tribunal de justiça.

“os homens não consentem, de bom grado, em ser governados por um só, por um monarca, pois assim perdem a esperança de que um dia um homem comum digno de exercer esse poder apareça, um homem dotado simultaneamente de vontade e força para mandar com virtude e conhecimento, tanto quanto para distribuir eqüitativamente a justiça, que é o que se chama bem.”

“E como hoje em dia já não se vê nas cidades, tal qual sucede na colméia, um rei como o que descrevemos, que sobressaia a olhos vistos a todos os demais, na alma e no corpo, não resta outro recurso senão reunir-se em conselho a fim de redigir as leis, seguindo as pegadas do verdadeiro governo.”

“Não deveríamos antes de tudo nos admirar de que um Estado como este seja tão sólido e poderoso? Porque faz muito tempo que os Estados são vítimas desses males; e, no entanto, permanecem de pé, estáveis e firmes. É verdade que muitos, submersos, como os navios naufragados, perecem, pereceram e perecerão pela nescidade dos pilotos e tripulantes, que no que toca às coisas mais importantes são rematados ignorantes; sendo completamente estranhos à política, crêem que de todas as ciências esta é que melhor dominam.”

“O ESTRANGEIRO – Deves reconhecer, pupilo Sócrates, que as três formas de governo fazem uma, que é ao mesmo tempo a mais fácil e a mais difícil.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Como é?

O ESTRANGEIRO – As três formas de governo de que tratamos desde o princípio deste discurso, i.e., o monárquico, o dos poucos e o da multidão.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – De fato.

ESTRANGEIRO – Dividamos cada uma delas em outras duas, a fim de que tenhamos por fim 6 e, acrescidas à mais distinta, a sétima, fazemos 7; o sétimo sendo o único e verdadeiro governo.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Mas como?

O ESTRANGEIRO – Da monarquia dissemos que nascem o reinado e a tirania; do governo dos poucos, a aristocracia, que é um nome de bom agouro, e a oligarquia; quanto ao governo das massas, optamos por chamá-lo só de democracia; mas veja, é chegado o momento de dividi-lo em duas partes por sua vez.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – E qual será o método empregado?”

“desde que amarrada com estes sábios regulamentos, que chamamos de leis, a monarquia é o melhor dos 6 governos; sem leis, é o mais duro e mais insuportável.” “quanto à multidão, sua essência é a debilidade, então ela não é capaz nem de um grande bem nem de um grande mal, pelo menos em comparação com os outros governos; ali, o poder está dividido em 1000 partes entre 1000 indivíduos; por está razão é que é o pior de todos os governos, quando se observa a lei, isto é; mas é o melhor dos 3 quando as leis são violadas. Quando o povo é licencioso, o melhor é viver sob a democracia”

“a ciência que julga se é preciso ou não persuadir tem de mandar na que tem o poder de persuadir”

“Certos governantes são extremamente moderadas por natureza, inclinadas a viver uma vida pacífica, cuidando por si mesmos e de seus negócios, atuando em suas relações internas e externas do modo mais condizente para a manutenção da paz entre os seus e os Estados vizinhos. Mas, enganados por este amor excessivo ao repouso e pela satisfação de seus desejos, não reparam que assim se incapacitam para a guerra, que educam os jovens na mesma molície, e que se colocam à mercê do inimigo; de maneira que ao cabo de poucos anos eles, seus filhos e o Estado inteiro, de livres que eram, caem, insensivelmente, na escravidão.”

“E que é que diremos dos outros, que se inclinam mais para o lado da força? Não lançam sem cessar sua pátria em novas guerras, à conta de sua paixão imoderada por este gênero de vida? E, à força de suscitar inimigos, não a conduzem à ruína total ou então à perda de sua liberdade?”

“O ESTRANGEIRO – Os homens moderados buscam nos demais o seu próprio caráter; se casam, tanto quanto seja possível, com mulheres das mesmas condições e casam suas filhas da mesma maneira; e os homens fortes e enérgicos fazem o mesmo: buscam nos demais o seu próprio caráter; tudo isso quando o mais conveniente seria que estas duas classes de homens fizessem o exato contrário.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – Mas como o fariam e por que razão?

O ESTRANGEIRO – Porque tal é a natureza do caráter forte e enérgico que, repleto de vigor no princípio, se se reproduz sem misturas por muitas gerações, acaba-se deixando arrastar a incríveis acessos de furor.

SÓCRATES O JOVEM – É bastante provável.

O ESTRANGEIRO – Por outro lado, a alma que se deixa levar por um pudor excessivo, que não se associa a uma audácia varonil, e que se reproduz assim durante longo tempo, faz-se mais débil do que seria aconselhável, e acaba caindo em completo desfalecimento.

“esta é a única tarefa, e ao mesmo tempo toda a tarefa do tecedor real: não permitir jamais que o caráter prudente se divorcie do caráter forte e enérgico” “Os chefes moderados têm, com efeito, costumes prudentes, justos e conservadores, mas carecem da energia e da audácia que a ação reclama.” “Os chefes fortes e enérgicos, por sua vez, deixam algo a desejar em termos de justiça e da prudência, mas sobressaem quanto à ação.”

“Não era possível, estrangeiro, definires melhor o rei e o político.”

LORD[S] OF CHAOS: The bloody rise of the satanic metal underground (1998), revised & enlarged (2003) [Ou: uma biografia obviamente não-autorizada do delinqüente eternamente juvenil Varg. V. de VVinter e VVar / & outras estórias não-relacionadas] – Moynihan & Søderlind

Our world, increasingly homogenized and with the entire spectrum of its cultural creations adulterated for palatable mass-consumption, needs dangerous ideas more than ever. It may not need the often ill-formed and destructive ideas expressed by some of the protagonists in Lords of Chaos, but we felt all along that this is an issue for the individual reader to decide.”

The notion of a Protocols of the Elders of Zion-style Jewish cabal running the world is absurd to begin with, but all the more so in a country with practically no Jewish population, and we felt the need to point this out.”

The Satyricon single Fuel for Hatred received heavy air-play on one of Norway’s 3 biggest radio stations, and just before this revised edition went to press we heard that Dimmu Borgir’s new album will be hawked to the public through TV advertising spots.”

William Pierce – The Turner Diaries

Heavy Metal exists on the periphery of Pop music, isolated in its exaggerated imagery and venting of masculine lusts. Often ignored, scorned, or castigated by critics and parents, Heavy Metal has been forced to create its own underworld. It plays by its own rules, follows its own aesthetic prerogatives. Born from the nihilism of the 1970s, the music has followed a singular course. Now in the latter half of the 1990s it is often considered passé and irrelevant, a costume parade of the worst traits in Rock. Metal is no longer a staple of FM radio, nor are record labels pushing it like they used to. Watching MTV and reading popular music magazines, one might not even realize Heavy Metal still existed at all.”

Arthur Lyons – The Second Coming: Satanism in America

In the first half of the twentieth century, Jazz was considered particularly dangerous, with its imagined potential to unleash animal passions, especially among unsuspecting white folk. (…) In his book on the Rolling Stones, Dance With the Devil, Stanley Booth quotes the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 1918: <On certain natures sound loud and meaningless has an exciting, almost an intoxicating effect, like crude colors and strong perfumes, the sight of flesh or the sadic pleasure in blood.>”

More directly tied to deviltry than Jazz, and likewise imbued with the potency of its racial origins, was Blues. Black slaves often adopted Christianity after their enforced arrival in America, but melded it with native or Voudoun strains. Blues songs abound with references to devils, demons, and spirits. One of the most influential Blues singers of all time, Robert Johnson, is said to have sold his soul to the Devil at a crossroads in the Mississippi Delta, and the surviving recordings of his haunting songs give credence to the legend that Satan rewarded his pact with the ability to play. Johnson recorded only 29 tunes, some of the more famous being Crossroads Blues, Me and the Devil Blues, and Hellhound on My Trail. The leaden resignation of his music is a genuine reflection of his existence. Life for Johnson began on the plantations, wound through years of carousing and playing juke joints, ending abruptly in 1938 when at the age of 27 he was poisoned in a bar, probably as a result of an affair with the club owner’s wife.”

A DÉCADA QUE COMEÇOU 26 DIAS MAIS CEDO: “The Stones took their diabolical inspiration seriously, deliberately cultivating a Satanic image, from wearing Devil masks in promotional photos to conjuring up sinister album titles such as Their Satanic Majesties Request and Let it Bleed. The band’s lyrics ambivalently explored drug addiction, rape, murder, and predation. The infamous culmination of these flirtations revealed itself at the Altamont Speedway outdoor festival on December 6, 1969. Inadvertently captured on film in the live documentary Gimme Shelter, it was only moments into the song Sympathy for the Devil before all hell broke loose between the legion of Hell’s Angels <security guards> and members of the audience, ending with the fatal stabbing of Meredith Hunter, a gun-wielding black man in the crowd. The infernal, violent chaos of the event at Altamont made it abundantly clear the peace and love of the ‘60s wouldn’t survive the transition to a new decade.” 7, o mais belo número.

Page’s interest in Crowley developed to a far more serious level than the Satanic dabbling of the Stones; his collection of original Crowley books and manuscripts is among the best in the world. Page held a financial share in the Equinox occult bookshop (named after the hefty journal of <magick> Crowley edited and published between 1909–14) in London and at one point even purchased Crowley’s former Scottish Loch Ness estate, Boleskine. The property continued to perpetuate its sinister reputation under new ownership, as caretakers were confined to mental asylums, or worse, committed suicide during their tenures there.” “If there is any early Rock band bearing exemplifying the basic themes that would later preoccupy many of the Black Metal bands in the ‘90s, it is Led Zeppelin.”

I read a lot of Dennis Wheatley’s books, stuff about astral planes. I’d been having loads of these experiences since I was a child and finally I was reading stuff that was explaining them. It lead me into reading about the whole thing —black magic, white magic, every sort of magic. I found out Satanism was around before any Christian or Jewish religion. It’s an incredibly interesting subject. I sort of got more into the black side of it and was putting upside-down crosses on my wall and pictures of Satan all over. I painted my apartment black. I was getting really involved in it and all these horrible things started happening to me. You come to a point where you cross over and totally follow it and totally forget about Jesus and God.” GZR, Seconds Magazine, #39, 1996, pg. 64.

Groups further from the spotlight than Black Sabbath—such as Black Widow and Coven—could afford to be even more obsessive in their imagery. The English sextet Black Widow released three diaphanous Hard Rock albums between 1970–72, and later appear as a footnote in books that cover the history of occultism in pop culture. The chanting refrain of their song Come to the Sabbat evokes images of their concerts which featured a mock ritual sacrifice as part of the show. Beyond sketchy tales of such events, and the few recordings and photos they’ve left behind, Black Widow remains shrouded in mystery.

Coven are just as obscure, but deserve greater attention for their overtly diabolic album Witchcraft: Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls. Presented in a stunning gatefold sleeve with the possessed visages of the three band members on the front, the cover hints at a true Black Mass, showing a photo with a nude girl as the living altar. The packaging undoubtedly caused consternation for the promotional department of Mercury Records, the major label who released it, and the album quickly faded into obscurity. Today it fetches large sums from collectors, clearly due more to its bizarre impression than for any other reason. The songs themselves are standard end-of-the-‘60s Rock, not far removed from Jefferson Airplane; the infusion of unabashed Satanism throughout the album’s lyrics and artwork makes up for its lack of strong musical impact. In addition to the normal tracks, the album closes with a thirteen minute Satanic Mass.”

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first Black Mass to be recorded, either in written words or in audio. It is as authentic as hundreds of hours of research in every known source can make it. We do not recommend its use by anyone who has not thoroughly studied Black Magic and is aware of the risks and dangers involved.” Coven, Witchcraft, Mercury Records, SR 61239.

Coven included the attractive female lead singer Jinx as well as a man by the name of Oz Osbourne, who bore no relation to the British vocalist Ozzy. In an additional coincidental twist, the first track on the Coven album is titled Black Sabbath.”

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”

Stories persisted for a time of a planned Satanic Woodstock in the early ‘70s where Coven was to play as a prelude to an address by Anton LaVey, High Priest of the Church of Satan.”

King Diamond, the singer and driving force behind Mercyful Fate, one of the most important openly Satanic Metal bands of the ‘80s, acknowledges he received dramatic influences from a Black Sabbath concert he attended as a kid in his native Denmark in 1971. He also tells of finding inspiration from Coven’s lead vocalist Jinx: An amazing singer, her voice, her range… not that I stand up for the viewpoints on their Witchcraft record, which was like good old Christian Satanism. But they had something about them that I liked…

Anton Szandor LaVey made headlines when he founded the first official Church of Satan on the dark evening of Walpurgisnacht, April 30, 1966. The fundamentals of the Church were based not on shallow blasphemy, but opposition to herd mentality and dedication to a Nietzschean ethic of the antiegalitarian development of man as a veritable god on earth, freed from the chains of Christian morality.”

We played to skinheads and punks and hairies—everybody. Where some guy with long hair couldn’t come into a Punk gig, all of the sudden it was really cool to go to a Venom gig for anybody. That’s why the audience grew really quick and became very strong; they were always religiously behind Venom and they’ve always stayed the same.” Abaddon

I never thought we’d be able to enter a studio again after that because we were really dirty sounding. But it turned out that 85-90% of all the fan mail that came to the record company from that record (the compilation was titled Scandinavian Metal Attack) was about our songs. So the guy from the record company called me up and said, <Hey, you really need to put your band together again and write some songs, because you have a full-length album to record this summer>. (…) Everybody seems to think that I’m a megalomaniac with a big head or something, but it wasn’t really my fault —I should have been born in some place like San Francisco or London where I would have had a real easy time putting this band together.” Quorthon

Much of the explanation for this sound was simply the circumstances of recording an entire album in two-and-a-half days on only a few hundred dollars. The end result was more extreme than anything else being done in 1984 (save maybe for some of the more violent English Industrial <power electronics> bands like Whitehouse, Ramleh, and Sutcliffe Jugend) and made a huge impact on the underground Metal scene.”

Aplicável ao “projeto ATS”: “I’m not one inch deeper into it than I was at that time, but your mind was younger and more innocent and you tend to put more reality toward horror stories than there is really. Of course there was a huge interest and fascination, just because you are at the same time trying to rebel against the adult world, you want to show everybody that I’d rather turn to Satan than to Christ, by wearing all these crosses upside down and so forth. Initially the lyrics were not trying to put some message across or anything, they were just like horror stories and very innocent.”

Like any style hyped incessantly by the music industry, Thrash Metal’s days were ultimately numbered. The genre became too big for its own good and major labels scrambled to sign Thrash bands, who promptly cleaned up their sound or lost their original focus in self-indulgent demonstrations of technical ability.”

The whole Norwegian scene is based on Euronymous and his testimony from this shop. He convinced them what was right and what was wrong.”

Norway’s official religion is Protestantism, organized through a Norwegian Church under the State. This has deep historical roots and a membership encompassing approximately 88% of Norway’s population. However, only about 2-3% of the population are involved enough to attend regular church services. A saying goes that most Norwegians will visit church on three occasions in their lives—and on two of them, they will be carried in.”

An example of the conservative Christian influence in Norway was the banning of Monty Python’s classic comedy The Life of Brian as blasphemous. The amicable rivalry and fun-making between Norwegians and Swedes led to the movie being advertised in Sweden as <a film so funny it’s banned in Norway>.” “While America has figures like Edgar Allan Poe as a part of the literary heritage, and slasher movies are screened on National TV, Norway’s otherwise highly prolific movie industry has produced but one horror film in its 70-year history. Horror films from abroad are routinely heavily censored, if not banned outright. This taboo against violence and horror permeates every part of Norwegian media. In one case, Norwegian National Broadcasting stopped a transmission of the popular children’s TV series Colargol the Singing Bear on the grounds that the particular episode featured a gun.”

When denied something, one tends to gorge on it when access is finally gained. Black Metal adherents tend to be those in their late teens to early twenties who have recently gained a relative degree of freedom and independence from their parents and other moral authorities.” Aqui, ao contrário, o pré-adolescente se rebela e o adultinho adere ao sertanejo e forró, arrependido e tosado, quando não rebola no axé.

One strange aspect of the Black Metal mentality of the earlier days was the insistence on suffering. Unlike other belief systems, where damnation is usually reserved for one’s enemies, the Black Metalers thought that they, too, deserved eternal torment. They were also eager to begin this suffering long before meeting their master in hell.”

I think Norway, being a very wealthy country with a high standard of living, makes young kids very blasé. It’s not enough to just play pinball anymore. They need something strong, and Black Metal provides really strong impulses if you get into it.” Desse ponto de vista, era pro Aloísio virar o metaleirinho do mal e eu ser o normal dos 2, concentrado em objetivos “realistas”. Conquanto… o jovem frustrado acaba caindo de barriga no fascismo quando vislumbra o “poder-na-máquina” e sente que pode tocá-lo e participar dele… Bolsonaro é seu goregrind e nada lhe faltará!

A MAN’S DEAD BODY MUST ALWAYS HAVE BEEN A SOURCE OF INTEREST TO THOSE WHOSE COMPANION HE WAS WHILE HE LIVED…”

GEORGES BATAILLE, DEATH AND SENSUALITY

Do the names eerily reflect the karma of the personalities they denote? Or are the people destined to fulfill the fate foretold in titles they (ir)reverently adopt?”

Mayhem began in 1984, inspired by the likes of Black Metal pioneers Venom, and later Bathory and Hellhammer. Judging from an early issue of Metalion’s Slayer magazine, Aarseth initially adopted Destructor for his stage name as guitarist. The other members of the earliest incarnation of the band were bassist Necro Butcher, Manheim on drums, and lead vocalist Messiah. Not long after this Aarseth took on Euronymous as his own personal mantle—presumably it sounded less comical and more exotic than his previous pseudonym. His new name was a Greek title mentioned in occult reference books as corresponding to a <prince of death>.”

Mayhem played their first show in 1985. Their debut demo tape, Pure Fucking Armageddon, appeared a year later in a limited edition of 100 numbered copies. By 1987 someone called Maniac replaced the previous singer, whom Aarseth henceforth referred to as a <former session vocalist>, despite his appearance on the demo as well as the first proper release, that year’s Deathcrush mini-LP.” “Dead, the distinctive singer for the Stockholm cult act Morbid, joined Mayhem and moved to Oslo. A new drummer was found in Jan Axel <Hellhammer> Blomberg, one of the most talented musicians in the underground. Even with the mini-LP selling briskly, and Mayhem’s bestial reputation increasing, the band and its members remained dirt poor.”

Euronymous found him. We only had one key to the door and it was locked, and he had to go in the window. The only window that was open was in Dead’s room, so he climbed in there and found him with half of his head blown away. So he went out and drove to the nearest store to buy a camera to take some pictures of him, and then he called the police.” Hellhammer, the drummer

He just sat in his room and became more and more depressed, and there was a lot of fighting. One time Euronymous was playing some synth music that Dead hated, so he just took his pillow outside, to go sleep in the woods, and after awhile Euronymous went out with a shotgun to shoot some birds or something and Dead was upset because he couldn’t sleep out in the woods either because Euronymous was there too, making noises.”

It might sound a bit weird, but Mayhem was the band that everyone had heard of, but not many people had actually heard because they had released the demos which were quite limited and the mini-LP itself was very limited. But I was lucky because I knew Maniac, the vocalist, so he had some extra copies of the mini-album and he gave me one. I was very impressed because it was the most violent stuff I had ever heard, very brutal. I remember I thought that these people like Euronymous, Maniac, and Necro Butcher were very mysterious, because they didn’t do many interviews but they were always in magazines and I saw pictures of them. They had long black hair and you couldn’t see their faces, it was mysterious and atmospheric.” Bård Eithun

WHEN DID YOU FIRST MEET EURONYMOUS?

I met Euronymous and Dead at a gig in Oslo in 1989; it was an Anthrax concert and I met them outside”

Dead hated cats. I remember one night he was trying to sleep. A cat was outside his apartment, so he ran outside with a big knife to get the cat. The cat ran into a shed [galpão] and he went after it. Then you heard lots of noise, and screaming, and there was a hole in the shed where the cat came out again, and Dead ran after it with his big knife, screaming, hunting the cat, only dressed in his underwear. That was his idea of how to deal with a cat.”

I remember Aarseth told me, <Dead did it himself, but it is okay to let people believe that I might have done it because that will create more rumors about Mayhem>. (…) But he did use some stuff from the brain to make necklaces.”

There is a bootleg of the Sarpsborg show [1990] called Dawn of the Black Hearts: Live in Sarpsborg [vídeo?], released by someone in South America.” Metalion

That’s one thing about worshiping death—why worry when people die?”

I see Dead, people.

Where?

Oh, everywhere on the stage!

She told me that the first <plane> in the astral world has the color of blue. The earthly plane has the color of black. Then comes a gray that is very near the earthly one and is easy to come to. The next one further is blue, then it gets brighter and brighter till it “stops” at a white shining one that can’t be entered by mortals. If any mortal succeeds in entering it, that one is no longer mortal and can not come back to the earthly planes nor back to this earth.” Morto, o Místico

No one speaks ill of him, which is rare in such an insular and competitive realm as the extreme music underground. As many will testify, however, Aarseth appeared to feel little sorrow over the loss of Dead, instead glorifying his violent departure in order to cultivate a further mystique of catastrophe surrounding the band.”

This has nothing to do with black, these stupid people must fear black metal! But instead they love shitty bands like Deicide, Benediction, Napalm Death, Sepultura and all that shit!! We must take this scene to what it was in the past! Dead died for this cause and now I have declared war! I’m angry, but at the same time I have to admit that it was interesting to examine a human brain in rigor mortis. Death to false black metal or death metal!! Also to the trendy hardcore people… Aarrgghh!” Euronymous “manifesto”

Dead died wearing a white T-shirt with I ❤ Transylvania stenciled across it.”

if we ever come to, for example, India, the most evil thing that we can do there that I have in mind will be to sacrifice a holy cow on stage.” Euro.

HELL IS FULL OF MUSICAL AMATEURS;

MUSIC IS THE BRANDY OF THE DAMNED.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, MAN AND SUPERMAN

I’d rather be selling Judas Priest than Napalm Death, but at least now we can be specialized within <death> metal and make a shop where all the trend people will know that they will find all the trend music.”

O que vocês fazer hoje, Cérebro Mole e Solto?

O que fazemos todas as noites, Blacky… Tentar conquistar o mundo para Satanás!

Aarseth also kept in touch with a growing number of extreme bands from outside Norway whom he likewise encouraged and made plans to release records by: Japan’s Sigh, Monumentum from Italy, and the bizarre Swedish entity Abruptum. Only a few of these schemes would ever be realized before Aarseth’s death, mostly because he was never cut out to be a businessman. He ran his label ineptly, and the capital to invest in new releases was simply not there.”

WHAT SORT OF IDEAS DID VARG HAVE WHEN YOU FIRST MET HIM?

He was a Devil worshiper and he was against Nazis, for reasons I don’t know, but that’s what he said. After the arrest in early ’93 then he got into this Nazi stuff.” Eithun

the shelves contained bands like Metallica and Godflesh.”

he had a specific taste for German electronic music like Kraftwerk.”

Politically, Aarseth was a long way from the nationalist and often pseudo-right-wing sentiments that are so prominent in Black Metal today. He proclaimed himself a communist, and for a while had been a member of the Rød Ungdom (Red Youth), the youth wing of the Arbeidernes Kommunist Parti (Marxist-Leninistene) —The Marxist/Leninist Communist Workers Party. Though rather few in number, the party had an appeal for intellectuals, including many prominent writers and politicians, and thus maintained a strong grip on Norwegian cultural life for many years. Rød Ungdom was aggressively anti-Soviet, and looked to China and Albania for inspiration. Despots like Pol Pot were also viewed as models of resistance against Western imperialism.”

Some of the treasured objects in his collection were heroic photographs of Nicolae Ceaucescu, the former dictator of Rumania and one of Aarseth’s idols. <Albania is the future>, he would muse to anyone willing to listen.”

Varg came to Oslo for a time and moved into the basement of the record shop, living in the barren space there along with Samoth, the guitarist of Emperor.”

On the second Burzum release, Aske (Ashes), bass playing would be done by Samoth, but with this sole exception Vikernes maintained his project entirely alone.”

Very few such corpse-painted portraits of Vikernes exist—the fashion seems to be something more particular to Aarseth. If it is true that Vikernes introduced the ideology of medieval-style Devil worship to Norwegian Black Metal, it must be also acknowledged that not a moment was lost before Aarseth began trumpeting it as his own.”

As many as 1,200 stave churches may have existed in the early Middle Ages; only 32 original examples survived in the second half of this century. That total has since been revised to 31.”

News of the destruction of one of Norway’s cultural landmarks made national headlines. It would not be long before other churches began to ignite in nighttime blazes. On August 1st of the same year the Revheim Church in southern Norway was torched; twenty days later the Holmenkollen Chapel in Oslo also erupted in flames. On September 1st the Ormøya Church caught fire, and on the 13th of that month Skjold Church likewise. In October the Hauketo Church burned with the others. After a short pause of a few months’ time, Åsane

Church in Bergen was consumed in flames, and the Sarpsborg Church was destroyed only two days later. In battling the blaze at Sarpsborg a member of the fire department was killed in the line of duty. Some would later consider this death the responsibility of the Black Circle.” “The authorities are reluctant to discuss the details of many of these incidents, fearing that undue attention may literally spark other firebugs or copycats to join the assault which Vikernes and his associates began in 1992.”

In eleventh-century England, arson was a crime punishable by death. Later, during the reign of King Henry II, a person convicted of arson would be exiled from the community after they had suffered the amputation of one hand and one foot.”

Lewis & Yarnell – Pathological Firesetting

True pyromaniacs tend to have a sexual impulse behind their action, according to psychologist Wilhelm Stekel, whose Peculiarities of Behavior covers the affliction in detail.”

It’s not a Satanic thing, it’s a national heathen thing. It’s not a rebellion against my parents or something, it’s serious. My mother totally agrees with it. She doesn’t mind if someone burns a church down. She hates the Church quite a lot. Also about the murder (of Østein Aarseth), she thinks that he deserved it, he asked for it. So she thinks it’s wrong to punish me for it. There’s no conflict between us at all about these things. The only thing she disliked was that I liked weapons and wanted to buy weapons, and suddenly she got a box of helmets at her place because I ordered them! Bulletproof vests, all this stuff…” Varg

TEENAGERS GONNA TEEN:

I said, I know who burned the churches, to the journalist, and I was making a lot of fun with him because we told him on the phone, we have a gun and if you try to bring anybody we’ll shoot you. Come meet me at midnight and all this, it was very theatrical. He was a Christian, and I fed him a lot of amusing info. Very amusing! Of course he twisted the words like usual. After he left we lay on the floor laughing.

We thought it would be some tiny interview in the paper and it was a big front page. The same day, an hour or so after I talked to him on the phone, the police came and arrested me. That was why I was arrested. I didn’t tell them anything. I talked to the police that time and I told them, I know who burned the churches —so what? They tried to say, We’ve seen you at the site, and all this, and I said, No you haven’t!

I’d already killed a man so it’s okay to be involved in this too, to burn down a church.” Eithun

VON [americana] were merely an obscure group who managed to release one raw-sounding demo tape, Satanic Blood, which became legendary within the Norwegian scene.” O primeiro full length (Satanic Blood, idem) dos caras é de 2012!

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IMAGEM 1. Kerrang!, 27/03/1993

The Kerrang! exposé is also notable as it appears to be the first media story which labels the Black Metal scene as <neo-fascist>. Arnopp quotes members of Venom and mainstream UK Metal band Paradise Lost (who the article claims were haphazardly attacked by teenage Black Metalers while on tour in Norway), referring to the Satanic Terrorists as Hitlerian Nazis.”

I support all dictatorships—Stalin, Hitler, Ceaucescu… and I will become the dictator of Scandinavia myself.” V.V. Mau-Mau

I didn’t care much about the value of human life. Nothing was too extreme. That there were burned churches, and people were killed, I didn’t react at all. I just thought, Excellent! I never thought, Oh, this is getting out of hand, and I still don’t. Burning churches is okay; I don’t care that much anymore because I think that point was proven. Burning churches isn’t the way to get Christianity out of Norway. More sophisticated ways should be used if you really want to get rid of it.” Ihsahn (Emperor)

I told them, why not burn up a mosque, the foreign churches from the Hindu and Islamic jerks—why not take those out instead of setting fires to some very old Norwegian artworks? They could have taken mosques instead, with plenty of people in them” Hellhammer o Batera

The epidemic mostly afflicted poor black churches in the South (States), and public outrage against a presumed conspiracy of racist terrorism resulted in the President’s formation of a National Church Arson Task Force in June, 1996. The Task Force has since concluded that no nationwide conspiracy exists, and suspects arrested in relation to the the fires have been blacks and Hispanics as well as whites. The motives in specific incidents have ranged widely, from revenge to vandalism to racial hatred.”

I understood that he was a homosexual very quickly. He was asking if I had a light, but he was already smoking. It was obvious that he wanted to have some contact. Then he asked me if we could leave this place and go up to the woods. So I agreed, because already then I had decided that I wanted to kill him, which was very weird because I’m not like this—I don’t go around and kill people. (…) He was walking behind me and I turned and stabbed him in the stomach. After that I don’t remember much, only that it was like looking at this whole incident through eyes outside of my body. It was as if I was looking at two people who were having a fight—and one had a knife, so it was easy to kill the other person. If something happens that is obscure, it’s easier for the mind to react if it acts like it is watching it from outside of yourself.” Eithun

The bizarre duo Abruptum (SUE), who allegedly recorded their music during bouts of self-inflicted torture, was praised by Aarseth as <the audial essence of Pure Black Evil>. He released their debut album Obscuritatem Advoco Amplectère Me on Deathlike Silence in 1992. Østein had also managed, with financial assistance from Varg Vikernes, to release the first Burzum CD on DSP. The second Burzum effort, Aske, was released in early 1993, some months after the burning of the Fantoft Stave Church. It was around this time, in the first months of the year, that bad blood arose between Vikernes and Aarseth. Their disagreement appears to come at the same period when Øystein was also arguing with members of the Swedish scene, causing a general animosity to surface between Black Metalers in the two neighboring countries.” “There was a certain degree of cooperation between the two groups, but the recent frictions had been strong enough that when Øystein Aarseth was found slaughtered in the stairwell of his apartment building on August 10, 1993, the initial suspicion of many was directed at the Swedes.”

People who never knew what Black Metal was, or Death Metal, or Metal at all, were attracted to this because they thought it was cool. People who never knew Grishnackh and never knew Euronymous. Oh yeah, Black Metal—that’s the new thing. There were so many new bands starting at this time in ’93 who were influenced by the writing in the newspapers.” Metalion

Aarseth had been forced to close the Helvete store a few months earlier, due to overwhelming attention from the media and police after the initial Black Metal church fire revelations. His parents were upset about all the negative publicity and, since they had helped him finance the shop, they successfully leaned on him to shut it down. Vikernes sarcastically points out how Aarseth’s inconsistent nature often resulted in deference to his parents’ wishes instead of adhering to the black and <evil> image he supposedly embodied: <Øystein once came to one of the newspapers wearing a white sweater, and later apologized to the scene, in case he had insulted anybody! It was all because of his parents. He was 26 years old!>

Øystein owed Varg a significant sum of royalty payments from the Burzum releases on Deathlike Silence, although given the poorly-run nature of the record label, this was hardly unusual or unexpected. Vikernes denies there was any monetary motive behind his actions. Others claim the attack came about as a result of a power struggle for dominance of the Black Metal scene, although astute insiders like Metalion are skeptical: That’s stupid reasoning, because you can’t expect to kill someone and have everyone think of you as the king and forget about him. That’s very, very primitive. It’s something more than that, I think.“Also Grishnackh’s mother paid for the studio recording of the first album, and Euronymous owed her money which she was supposed to get back.”

When he was sitting in his shop drinking Coca-Cola and eating Kebab from the Paki shop next door, it was all our money he bought everything with. It was dishonest pay. He was a parasite. Also he was half Lappish, a Sami, so that was a bonus. Bastard!” V.

They told the police they heard a woman screaming! I was laughing when I read about it. He ran away, pressing the doorbells and calling Help!

Bam! he was dead. Through his skull. I actually had to knock the knife out. It was stuck in his skull and I had to pry it out, he was hanging on it—and then he fell down the stairs. I hit him directly into his skull and his eyes went boing! And he was dead.”

NONE OF THE NEIGHBORS OPENED THEIR DOORS?

They didn’t dare. They thought it was some drunken fight. It’s the worst neighborhood in Oslo—60% colored people.”

When three people are going to tell the same story to the police, in interrogations lasting seven hours, it will go to hell.” Snorre Ruch, o Cúmplice

Varg was saying that what Bård had done was uncool, but inside the scene Bård’s actions commanded respect.”

The truth of the matter is that Snorre had shortly before joined Mayhem as a second guitar player. It is difficult to believe that he could have cared less about killing the founder of the band he was in—doubly difficult given Mayhem’s position as such a legendary group in the underground. In hearing his and Vikernes’s versions of the story, both are flawed. With his history of mental problems, one far-fetched explanation may be that Snorre was too daft to comprehend what he was actually participating in.”

The only foolish thing I did and the only thing I regret, is not killing (Snorre) as well. If I’d killed him as well I would not have gotten any more punishment if I was caught, and secondly, I wouldn’t have been caught. That’s what I regret.”

What is striking about members of the Scandinavian Black Metal circles in general is how little they cared about the lives or deaths of one another. When Dead killed himself, it became merely an opportunity for Aarseth to hype Mayhem to a new level. When he himself died violently two years later, his own bandmates speak of the killing with a tone of indifference more suited to a court stenographer.”

With the exception of Darkthrone, the major Norwegian Black Metal bands were now in hiatus, their key members facing prison sentences for arson, grave desecration, and murder. The legal proceedings that would follow disrupted the entire scene and pitted different factions against one another. People felt forced to choose sides: pro-Vikernes or pro-Euronymous. At this point a cult developed around the memory of Euronymous, hailed as <the King> or <Godfather of Black Metal>. As many have commented in the preceding interviews, much of this was hyperbole, emanating from a second generation of musicians trying to gain credibility by riding on the back of the legend of Aarseth’s Black Metal legacy.”

He simply refused to cooperate with the authorities, and maintained he was innocent until proven guilty. He followed the advice of his lawyer and never testified in court. The same cannot be said of the other offenders, most of whom confessed in detail once they were pressured by the police. On the one hand, this is understandable given their young age, relative naivety, and fear of worse punishments if they refused to admit their wrongdoing.”

ERROS E PUERILIDADES DA POLÍCIA NORUEGUESA: “Especially difficult to take seriously is the alleged calendar of <Satanic holy days> reprinted in the report, with many of the dates involving the sexual molestation of minors—something that is strongly condemned by all established Satanic organizations. And while it might be argued that fringe religious phenomena like Satanism are often so bewildering that it’s hard to accurately assess their practices, even complete novices in the study of New Religious Movements should begin to suspect something is wrong when they see references to dates that don’t exist, such as April 31. Unless, of course, Satanists are so evil that they follow their own calendar.” ZAGALLO (OLLAGAZ) AMOU.

Kirkebranner og satanistisk motiverte skadeverk also refers to stories that never really reached the media when the Satanic furor was at its height.”

But despite his smart-ass remarks and mental capabilities, Vikernes was no match for the seasoned investigators of the Kripos [FBI norueguês]. He sensed that the police net was tightening around him and that he was no longer in control of the situation, especially as the Oslo police dispatched its Church Fire Group to Bergen in 1993 to follow the goose steps of the Count and his subjects around Bergen.”

Lendas a respeito de Vikinho: “Vikernes knocked on the door of the police investigation’s impromptu headquarters in Room 318 of the Hotel Norge in Bergen, and seems to have virtually forced his way into the suite.”

A M O R A M O R A M O R A M O R

A M O R A M O R A M O R A M O R

A M O R A M O R A M O R A M O R

A M O R A M O R A M O R A M O R

The word Varg has a great meaning for me. I could speak about this matter for an hour.”

Grishnackh is an evil character on the side of Sauron.”

That’s typical trial bullshit. Like my psychiatrists who examined me, one of them was a Jew and a Freemason! The other was a communist. My lawyer was a homosexual. The other lawyer was a Freemason. The one single Christian faith healer in Norway was in the jury! Can you imagine? In other words, a person who says, I can look through you and with the power of Jesus pull out the evil spirits who make you sick!

There is one person who has always stood by Varg’s side and spoken out rigorously in his defense: his mother Lene Bore. Not only has she attempted to improve the public perception of her son, she also visits him frequently, helps him deal with correspondence, and assists in business matters relating to Burzum.

A number of Burzum albums have been released since his imprisonment and all have sold admirably well on the worldwide market. Royalties for the record sales are received by Lene Bore, a fact that allegedly allowed for the development of serious trouble in the future. Lene Bore also helped provide the money for recording and releasing the early Burzum releases on Aarseth’s Deathlike Silence label, and as a result she had occasion to meet a number of Varg’s friends in the Black Metal scene. Her comments are interesting, for she has dealt with an amazing amount of unrest as a result of her son’s actions over the years, and some of her impressions of Varg’s life are quite different from his own.”

YOUR FAMILY SPENT A YEAR IN IRAQ. WHAT WAS THIS LIKE FOR VARG?

I think it might be here that Varg’s dislike toward other peoples started. He experienced a very differential treatment. The other children in his class would get slapped by their teachers; he would not be. For example when they were going to the doctor, even when there were other children waiting in line, Varg would be placed first. He reacted very strongly to this. He could not understand why we should go first when there were so many before us. He had a very strongly developed sense of justice. This created a lot of problems, because when he saw students being treated unfairly, he would intervene, and try to sort things out.”

DID VARG’S RACISM INTENSIFY AT A CERTAIN POINT?

If he had racist tendencies to begin with, I am sure that they came to the surface when he lived in Oslo.”

LONG-HAIRED SKINHEADS: “It’s difficult to say. When I was three years old we moved to a road named Odinsvei, Odin’s Walk, and we were playing with the neighbor. He had German toy soldiers, but he always wanted to have the American soldiers, because they were the big heroes in his view. So I ended up with the German soldiers, as he was five years older than I. And I actually came to like them. It developed from soldiers to running around with SS helmets and German hand grenades and a Schmeizer with a swastika on it. In time we tried to figure it out —what the hell does this mean? That’s how it really began, and it developed. I was a skinhead when I was 15 or 16. Nobody knows that. People say that suddenly I became a Nazi, but I was actually a skinhead back then. It was in waves—in ‘91 I was into occultism, in ‘92 Satanism, in ‘93 mythology and so on, in waves.

WHAT ABOUT YOUR FATHER?

I have very little contact with him. They’re divorced. He left about ten years ago. There wasn’t any big impact. I was glad to be rid of him; he was just making a lot of trouble for me, always bugging me. He was in the Navy. We were raised very orderly; it was a good experience. I had a swastika flag at home and he was hysterical about it. He’s a hypocrite.¹ He was pissed about all the colored people he saw in town, but then he’s worried about me being a Nazi. He’s very materialistic, as is my mother really, but that’s the only negative thing I can say about her.² The positive thing is that she’s very efficient, and in business I have to have someone take care of my money and I can trust her fully. I know she will do things in the best way.”

¹ Yeah, that prettily sums it up for all of us – satanists, pagans, nihilistics, depressed, guilty or innocent boys… with bad dads! Apenas troca “Nazi” por “PT” e “pessoas de cor” por “corrupção” (que ele pratica) e aí tens.

² This is war! UHHH

WHAT WAS SCHOOL LIKE?

It was an Iraqi elementary school. The English school couldn’t take us because they were full. I went to a regular Iraqi school. I could use some basic English. I think it was my mother’s idea, because she didn’t want us to stay home, bored. We couldn’t go out too much because of the rabid dogs and all this, so she put us in school, just to keep us active.”

In Bergen it’s a more aristocratic society I was part of, because of my mother mainly. I had very little contact with colored people, really. In Bergen we are still blessed with having a majority of whites—unlike Oslo, which is the biggest sewer in Norway.”

When I was a skinhead there still weren’t any colored people, but there were these punks—that was more the reason I went over to the other side.” He-he

We liked the Germans, because they always had better weapons and they looked better, they had discipline. They were like Vikings. The volunteers from America were tall, blond guys, who looked much more like the ones they were attacking than some Dagos who were waving them good luck when they left home. It’s pretty absurd.”

Our big hope was to be invaded by Americans so we could shoot them. The hope of war was all we lived for. That was until I was 17, and then I met these guys in Old Funeral.”

WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TOWARD THAT?

I got interested in occultism through other friends. We played role-playing games, and some of these guys (all older than me) started to buy books on occultism, because they were interested in magic and spell casting. They showed me the books and then I bought similar things. But the music guys weren’t interested in that stuff at all, they only cared about food. [QUE PORRA É ESSA? HAHA]

WHAT WAS THE MUSIC LIKE?

Originally it was Thrash Metal, and then it became Death-Thrash or Techno-Thrash, and I lost interest. I liked the first Old Funeral demo. It had ridiculous lyrics, but I liked the demo and that was why I joined with them. They developed into this Swedish Death Metal trend; I didn’t like that so I dropped out. But I played with them for two years.” The fart(Varg) that should’ve been.

We were drawn to Sauron and his lot, and not the hobbits, those stupid little dwarves. I hate dwarves and elves. The elves are fair, but typically Jewish—arrogant, saying, We are the chosen ones. So I don’t like them. But you have Barad-dûr, the tower of Sauron, and you have Hlidhskjálf, the tower of Odin; you have Sauron’s all-seeing-eye, and then Odin’s one eye; the ring of power, and Odin’s ring Draupnir; the trolls are like typical berserkers, big huge guys who went berserk, and the Uruk-Hai are like the Ulfhedhnar, the wolfcoats. This wolf element is typically heathen. So I sympathize with Sauron. That’s partly why I became interested in occultism, because it was a so-called <dark> thing. I was drawn to Sauron, who was supposedly <dark and evil>, so I realized there had to be a connection.”

Just like democracy claims to be <light> and <good>, I reasoned that then we obviously have to be <dark> and <evil>.” J.R.R. se revira no túmulo.

SALADA DE MAIONESE ESTRAGADA NA CAIXA ENCEFÁLICA: “I never said I will become the dictator of Scandinavia myself. I did say that I support Stalin, Hitler, and Ceaucescu, and I even said that Rumania is my favorite country—an area full of Gypsies! But the point is that Rumania is the best example of communism, and when people can realize how ridiculously the whole thing works, they can see what it really is. (…) It may be a provocative way to say it, but if there wasn’t Stalin, Hitler would look even worse. Now at least we can say, look at Stalin—he’s worse. He killed 26 million.”

Well, there was a T-shirt that Øystein printed which said <Kill the Christians.> I think that’s ridiculous. What’s the logic in that? Why should we kill our own brothers? They’re just temporarily asleep, entranced. We have to say, <Hey, wake up!> That’s what we have to do, wake them up from the Jewish trance. We don’t have to kill them—that would be killing ourselves, because they are part of us.”

He was at first allowed a computer, which he used for correspondence and for the preliminary texts which would form his nationalist heathen codex. Some of the essays he composed were forwarded to correspondents and began to appear in underground publications around Europe. Most of these concerned his investigations into the esoterica of Nordic mythology and cosmology. At a certain point, after he had compiled a large portion of his book, the prison authorities decided to take away his computer; presumably they were worried he was somehow employing it for nefarious ends.” “By titling his treatise Vargsmål, Vikernes seeks to place himself in mythic lineage as a modern-day figure worthy of the ancient sagas.” “The official publication of Vargsmål would only come about years after it was written. With Varg’s front-page notoriety there were certain publishers interested in releasing the book, obviously figuring to make a quick buck on the sensationalism that could be generated, but it appears that most backed out when they had a chance to review the actual contents. In addition to mythological commentary, the book brims with volatile statements and racial, anti-Christian, nationalist rhetoric.”

I would like to find a woman to live with in peace and quiet, far away from the world’s problems, but I cannot. It is my duty to sacrifice myself and my personal wishes for the benefit of my tribe.” He-he

Varg Vikernes serves the role of a pariah and heretic to Norwegians, similar on a number of levels to that of Charles Manson in America. Both profess a radical ideology at odds with, and at times unintelligible to the average citizen. Both insist they have done nothing wrong. Both espouse a revolutionary attitude, imbued with strong racial overtones. Both have become media bogeymen in their respective countries, and both knowingly contribute to their own mythicization. Both also understand well the inherent archetypal power of symbols and names—especially those they adopt for themselves.”

With his increasing nationalism, Vikernes has discovered his predecessor in Vidkun Quisling, the Norwegian political leader who founded a collaborationist pro-German government in the midst of the Second World War. Quisling was tried and executed for treason shortly after the war’s end. As a result his name has entered international vernacular as a synonym for <traitor>. In Norway, that name is still anathema even today.” Quisling – That Inhabited Worlds Are To Be Found Outside of the Earth, and the Significance Thereof for Our View of Life, o manifesto deste idiota.

Norway’s conversion to Christianity, made possible by St. Olav’s death as a martyr at Stiklestad, was described by Jacobsen [dissidente do quislinguismo, ainda mais extremista] as the introduction of <something false and unnatural into our folk’s life>. It was therefore logical for him to condemn Quisling’s adoption of the St. Olav’s cross as the NS symbol, declaring that the party symbol itself was non-Nordic.”

He lamented not being able to legally register his own religious organization in Norway due to his criminal record. Toward this goal he has, however, formed the Norwegian Heathen Front, a loosely knit operation through which he will issue propaganda. The members of German Black Metal band Absurd, also currently behind bars, are involved with a branch of the organization in their country.” Além de ideólogos degenerados, péssimos músicos. Um absurdo, literalmente.

he plans to employ his philosophy on the nature of women as a basis for NHF strategy. His awareness of the woman’s role in revolutionary activities is not unlike that of Charles Manson before him, although Vikernes claims to have arrived at it from personal observation during his Black Metal period.”

A PSICOLOGIA INFANTO-JUVENIL DO FASCISMO: “The groundwork of the Black Metal scene is the will to be different from the masses.¹ That’s the main object. Also girls have a very important part in this, because they like mystical things and are attracted to people who are different, who have a mystique.² When a girl says <Look how cute he is> when she sees a picture of someone, her male friends will think <She likes him. If I look like him maybe she will like me as well.> They turn toward the person she admires.² The way to make Norway heathen is to go through the girls, because the males follow the girls.³” Varg

¹ Baudrillard diria: Coitado, ele ainda está preso às concepções socialistas-revolucionárias! As massas não são nada conceituável, ou são tudo, não há relação binária passível de ser feita entre massa e não-massa, não é simples assim. Não mais. Mas sendo a massa o advento inevitável do mundo moderno decadente, negar a massa como os neo-pagãos presumem, seria negar a vida, e não reafirmá-la, como pensam os Anti-Nazarenos.

² Gado demais. Boi ou vaca.

³ No Brasil atual isso seria mais condizente com tornar-se funkeiro. Mundial e macroscopicamente falando, talvez aderir ao k-pop.

Males aren’t extreme really. You find females are more to the left or more to the right than the males. Females are more communistic, more extremely Marxist-Leninist, or more extremely rightist than the males.”

In Oslo everybody fucks everybody in the scene. If one person gets a venereal disease, everyone does. The females I know in the Black Metal scene are not very intelligent, they are basically just whores. That’s a typical Oslo phenomenon.

The people I correspond with are not Black Metal girls at all. Some of them were, but they realized that I don’t like it and then they realized they didn’t really like it either. They were just doing it because they wanted to get in touch with certain people. The way to power is through the women. Hitler knew this as well. Women elected Hitler.”

O TRAPÉZIO DOS MÍMICOS: “Ironically, while Vikernes’s name is more or less synonymous with Black Metal, he takes great care to distance himself from that musical milieu. He even now claims the early Burzum releases—records regarded today as milestones of the genre—never were Black Metal music at all, instead classifying them as <standard, bad Heavy Metal>. He passionately distances himself from all forms of Rock and Roll, stressing that Rock’s roots in Afro-American culture make it alien to white people.”

Presently, Vikernes is no longer even permitted to listen to CDs. The only music he is currently allowed to experience must come via MTV—something which, in his case, might be considered a cruel and unusual form of punishment.”

Denied a musical outlet, Vikernes has focused his strong creative drive on writing. His output has encompassed political tracts, a book on mythology called Germansk Mytologi og Verdensanskuelse (Germanic Mythology and Worldview), and fiction, including a short novel. His fictional works can be compared to the infamous neo-Nazi novels Hunter and The Turner Diaries, in the sense that much of it functions as a dramatization of National Socialist rhetoric. Vikernes seems to be slightly more aware of his literary limitations than the late author of the aforementioned books, Dr. William Pierce (a former physics professor who became director of the American racialist political group the National Alliance), who makes his characters’ tender pillow-talk read like political sermonizing.”

In the early days of the Heathen Front, the organization’s mailing address was one and the same with Vikernes’s private P.O. box prison address. This would, of course, mean that any prospective members would have their letters read and, one presumes, registered by the authorities. And this actually strengthens the Heathen Front’s assertion that Vikernes is not the leader: it would be very hard for him to do an effective job of it. Whatever his official role may be, Vikernes certainly has left a strong mark on the Heathen Front. Its program was written by Vikernes, and this is a mix of rather orthodox National Socialist doctrine and neo-Heathen, anti-Christian ideas, along with some emphasis on environmentalism.” “The Allgermanische Heidnische Front [subdivisão do já irrelevante Heathen Front] and its subdivisions in Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Iceland, Germany, and Sweden (with <affiliated subdivisions> in Russia, Finland, and the USA) are probably little more than Internet tigers. While the AHF’s policy of concentrating on producing web pages might be a bid to attract [“““]intellectually[”””] inclined youthful recruits rather than the streetfighters that make up much of the younger rank-and-file of other European National Socialist organizations, the focus on the Internet may have a more pragmatic motive.

One of the wonders of the Internet is that, in theory, a single person with a little know-how, a modem, and an acceptable computer can create web pages just as impressive as those of any huge organization. And, still theoretically, a loose group of e-mail correspondents across Europe can take on the appearance of a tremendously organized international network. In addition to its functioning as a political equalizer, the added attraction to all this is that Net know-how is mainly the field of younger people—exactly the sort the AHF has aboard. But while Vikernes’s network might theoretically consist of one teenage computer nerd per country, each still living in his parents’ house, such an estimation would probably be way off the mark. So how real is the AHF?” “whether the AHF will be noticed in the future probably depends most on if it can succeed at recruiting young Burzum fans (its most realistic recruitment base) into political activism—or at providing a conduit for them into more militant groups and scenes.” Cenário pouco auspicioso para a “organização”.

He also explains their recruiting strategy: <We don’t approach the great masses, but rather let individuals from the masses approach us instead. This is probably why so many see us as an ‘Internet project’ or as inactive and passive.> braço sueco

National-Socialists in Sweden are as much a minority as they are everywhere else, and young activists are likely to rub brown-shirted¹ shoulders with members of other groups in informal settings like concerts, meetings, and parties.”

¹ Essencialmente, <Juventude Hitlerista>, qualquer grupo paramilitar subversivo de extrema-direita – análogo aos camisas-negras para a Alemanha.

while the Third Reich was in some ways a modern welfare state (at least for those whose blood and ideology were in line with NS doctrines), Vikernes asserts that military veterans who are disabled in future wars for the greatness of Germania should commit suicide rather than be a burden on the resources of the Nation.”

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solo sangue Scandinavia

The journal Kulturorgan Skadinaujo appears to be the work of young students, some of whom have adopted an academic writing style. Though the fanzine-style musings that occasionally appear in its pages detract from its academic tone, the main reason why Skadinaujo seems doomed to fail as a scholarly venture is the fact that it reviews books like the pseudo-archaeology of Graham Hancock side by side with properly executed scholarly works. The end result is hardly something to show your professor.”

He has taken to interpreting the Old Norse texts as proof of—or at the very least circumstantial evidence for—contact between humans and extra-terrestrials in ancient times.”

And in the same way that Hymir sent all his trolls out to wreak revenge on Thor for having gone fishing and catching the Midgard Serpent in one of the most well-known of the Norse myths, a war was waged on Atlantis. After the conflict, the island sank into the ocean and the Aryans sought refuge on other continents, where they eventually mixed with lower races of men. The Atlantean Aryans only survived as a pure race in Northern Europe, where they can produce children like Vikernes: blonde, blue-eyed, and long-skulled.”

LIGANDO LÉ COM CRÉ E NO KIBE DANDO RÉ: “Thor had red hair, but all our ancestors had blonde hair prior to the degeneration of the Viking Age. [?] But the planet Jupiter is the colour of rust! [?] And Thor protected men against uncontrollable natural forces, just like Jupiter’s gravitation protects earth. […] Why does Thor have a belt of strength? Does not Jupiter have a ring around it? [??]”

The roots of Nazi preoccupation with flying saucers are complex, and date back to before the Second World War. Clear indications exist that the Third Reich had a program for developing flying saucers as part of its war machine.” Legal, salvou meu dia.

After the war, the UFO myth entered the subconscious of the West, with the rumored UFO crash at Roswell and alien abduction stories becoming standard features in modern folklore. And while many of the contemporary myths dramatized by the tremendously successful TV series The X-Files might seem fantastic, the strangest ideas are the ones that people actually seem to believe in.”

While the circumstances that led to the creation of the book [ufologia babaca envolvendo a tribo Africana dos Dogon!] are convoluted (as any arguments dealing with ancient astronauts invariably are), at the root of the mystery lie the writings of the French anthropologists Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen, who did research on the Dogon in the 1930s. Twenty years later, the Frenchmen published their story of how the Dogon had revealed this astronomical knowledge about Sirius (Sigu Tolo in the native language) to them.

But other anthropologists who later visited the area have been unable to find the same astronomical knowledge circulating among the Dogon, and the most realistic hypotheses seem to be that the one Dogon informant who divulged the information to the two Frenchmen either learned his Sirius lore from earlier visitors (of the human variety), or indeed from Marcel Griaule himself, a keen astronomy fan who took along star-charts to help extract information. Either wittingly or unconsciously, the Dogon native might have had this knowledge transferred to him from his interviewer—or else Griaule overemphasized what was passed to him through his interpreter, thus finding exactly what he wanted to. Furthermore, many of the Dogon’s astronomical <facts> are just plain wrong.

In the world of the pop esotericism, however, the fact that claims are exposed as lackluster or even fraudulent often has little bearing on their continuing distribution via the myriad magazines and bookshops that cater to alternative ideas.”

Sitchin was first attracted to this peculiar field of research because he was puzzled by the Nefilim, who are mentioned in Genesis, 6. There, the Nefilim (also spelled Nephilim) are described as the sons of the gods who married the daughters of Man in the days before the great flood, the Deluge. The word Nefilim is often translated as <giants>, meaning that the Old Testament asserts there were days when giants walked upon the earth. If this sounds a bit like the occult narrative of Varg Vikernes, it only becomes more so when Sitchin claims that the correct and literal meaning of the word Nefilim is <those who have come down to earth from the heavens>. [eram filósofos: viviam com a cabeça nas nuvens!] Fallen angels procured the daughters of men as mates, which Sitchin takes to mean that the space-farers mixed their superior DNA with that of primitive mankind, leading to a quantum leap in human genetic and cultural evolution which spawned the blossoming Mesopotamian cultures.” Tão crível seria a hipótese de que caiu um meteorito radioativo na Terra e fez com que gorilas e chimpanzés entrassem em acelerada mutação – com mortalidade de virtuais 100%… Os escassos sobreviventes desta hecatombe ecológica, entretanto, viriam a ser Prometeus… Cof, cof.

IS THERE A SPECIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN NATIONAL-SOCIALISM AND UFOs?

DR. MICHAEL ROTHSTEIN [cético que estuda gente que acredita em OVNIs]: In certain ways, yes. Nazism has always had some kind of relation to the occult and certain Nazi groups (often outside the actual Nazi parties) have made a special point out of it. However, this really is fringe stuff [indie, marginal]. What is more interesting is the fact that UFOs on many occasions have been interpreted as devices developed by Nazi scientists, as German secret weapons. This is, I believe, more interesting than notions of clones of Hitler hiding under Antarctica in huge UFO-related facilities. Nazis are in many ways the demons of the modern world, at least most people find them disgusting and dangerous, and any association between the bewildering UFOs and these groups points to a certain understanding of UFOs as sinister or demonic.”

As long as people wish to believe, they will readily accept authorities that support their beliefs. The phenomenon is not that Von Däniken is able to persuade people of anything. The phenomenon is that people want Von Däniken to provide material for them to believe in. Furthermore, this is not in itself a <far-out> belief. Any belief in things out of the ordinary could be considered <far out>: God, for instance, or the Resurrection of Christ, flying yogis, whatever.”

As hinted by Rothstein, one of the most unusual marriages of UFO lore and National Socialism is the idea that the Third Reich is alive and well under the Antarctic ice-cap, keeping watch over the world by means of its flying saucers and waiting for the day to return and free the world from Zionist bankers, communists, and other enemies of the Aryan race.” “The most eloquent spiritual representative of such ideas in the present day is the Chilean dignitary and author Miguel Serrano [1917-2009], a former diplomat (to India, Yugoslavia and Austria) who counted both Carl Jung and Herman Hesse [curiosamente, anti-nazi notório – autor da novela Steppenwolf] among his circle of friends.” Serrano – C.G. Jung and Hermann Hesse: A Record of Two Friendships (1965) (original: El círculo hermético, de Hesse a Jung)

Mattias Gardell is a lecturer in religious anthropology at the University of Stockholm. He has studied radical religions extensively, and is the author of a book on the Nation of Islam, Countdown to Armageddon. His latest research project has involved a year of travelling around North America and interviewing figures involved in the neo-Nazi and Ásatru movements, two milieus that sometimes overlap—and especially so in the case of Varg Vikernes.”

Such ideas of blood as a carrier of hereditary information are common in Nazi circles, and can in some way be compared to Carl Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious.”

Their law of the strong scorns pity as a four-letter word; they await the day it is banished from the dictionaries. They despise doctrines of humility. Christ’s Sermon on the Mount is even worse poison to their ears. War is their ideal, and they romanticize the grim glory of older epochs where it was a fact of life. Where is the source for such a river of animosity and primal urges? Did torrents of hatred arise simply from the amplification of a phonograph needle vibrating through the spiralled grooves of a Venom album? Is Black Metal music possessed of the inherent power to impregnate destructive messages into the minds of the impressionable, laying a fertile seed destined to sprout into deed? To an enlightened mind it would seem unlikely.”

After reading a number of similar texts by Varg Vikernes, the Austrian artist and occult researcher named Kadmon was inspired to investigate in detail what enigmatic connections might exist between the phenomena of modern Black Metal and the ancient myths of the Oskorei. The Oskorei is the Norse name for the legion of dead souls who are witnessed flying, en masse, across the night sky on certain occasions. They are rumored to sometimes swoop down from the dark heavens and whisk a living person away with them. This army of the dead is often led by Odin or another of the heathen deities. Throughout the centuries, there are many reports from people who claim to have experienced the terrifying phenomenon—they attest to having seen and heard the Oskorei with their own eyes and ears. The tales of the Oskorei also refer to real-life folk customs which were still prevalent a few hundred years ago in rural parts of Northern Europe.” “noise, corpse-paint, ghoulish appearances, the adoption of pseudonyms, high-pitched singing, and even arson.”

In German folklore, stories of the Oskorei correspond directly to the Wild Hunt, also termed Wotan’s Host. Wotan (alternately spelled Wodan) is the continental German title for Odin, Varg Vikernes’s <patron deity>”

Gyldendal’s Store Norske Leksikon (The Large Norse Encyclopedia)

O SATÃ DE VIKERNES É O JUDEU ERRANTE: “There were often fights and killings at those places Oskoreia stopped. They could drink the yule ale and eat the food, but also carry people away if they were out in the dark. One could protect against the ride by gesturing in the shape of a cross or by throwing oneself to the ground with the arms stretched out like a cross. The best way was to place a cross above all the doors. Steel above the stalls was effective as well. The Oskorei was probably regarded as a riding company of dead people, perhaps those who deserved neither Heaven nor Hell.”

the cover of Bathory’s first <Viking> album, Blood Fire Death (1988), features a haunting depiction of the Oskorei in action. The remarkable development is how so many of the minute details of the legends would inadvertently or coincidentally resurface in unique traits of the Norwegian Black Metal adherents. This behavior had already become prominent years before the scene acquired its current attraction toward Nordic mythological themes, and before Vikernes ever began writing commentaries on such topics.”

Many of the <Satanic> bands even evince a strong fascination for native folklore and tradition, seeing them as vital allegories which represent primal energies within man. This type of viewpoint is expressed well by Erik Lancelot of the band Ulver:

<The theme of Ulver has always been the exploration of the dark sides of Norwegian folklore, which is strongly tied to the close relationship our ancestors

had to the forests, mountains, and sea. The dark side of our folklore therefore has a different outlook from the traditional Satanism using cosmic symbolism from Hebraic mythology, but the essence remains the same: the ‘demons’ represent the violent, ruthless forces feared and disclaimed by ordinary men, but without whom the world would lose the impetus which is the fundamental basis of evolution.>”

atavistic ativism

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IMAGEM 2. Extraído dum livro de lendas

Ler Two Essays on Analytical Psychology do Jung: “There are present in every individual, besides his personal memories, the great <primordial> images, as Jacob Burckhardt once aptly called them, the inherited powers of human imagination as it was from time immemorial. The fact of this inheritance explains the truly amazing phenomena that certain motifs from myths and legends repeat themselves […] It also explains why it is that our mental patients can reproduce exactly the same images and associations that are known to us from the old texts.”

Kadmon also points out a few strong contrasts between the rural folklore and Black Metal, which he sees as an urban phenomena. He is not entirely correct in this assertion, however, as many of the Norwegian Black Metal musicians do not come [from] cities such as Oslo, Bergen, or Trondheim, but live in small villages in the countryside. And Varg Vikernes, too, is proud to make the distinction that he is originally from a rural area some distance outside of Bergen, rather than the city itself. Further examples can be found with the members of Emperor, Enslaved, and a number of other bands.”

Besides Bathory, one other early Scandinavian Metal band had also extolled the religion and lifestyle of the Vikings in their music, a group from the ‘80s called Heavy Load. Possibly they also inspired some of the kids later involved in Black Metal, and indeed they have been mentioned with appreciation by some close to the scene, like Metalion.”

The group Immortal even went so far as to make a professional video clip with every band member shirtless in the midst of a freezing winter snowscape, furiously playing one of their songs. A video for the Burzum song Darkness goes much further, leaving out any human traces whatsoever—the entire 8:00 clip is based on images of runic stone carvings, over which shots flash of rushing storm clouds, sunsets, rocks, and woods. Co-directed by Vikernes from prison via written instructions, the result is impressively evocative despite the absence of any storyline or drama.”

POUCO IMANENTE VOCÊ, NÃO É, DISCÍPULO EX-QUERIDINHO DE FREUD? “According to Carl Jung, it is not always modern man who actively seeks to consciously revive a pre-Christian worldview, but rather he may become involuntarily possessed by the archetypes of the gods in question. In March, 1936, Jung published a remarkable essay in the Neue Schweizer Rundschau, which remains highly controversial to the present day. Originally written only a few years after the National-Socialists came to power in Germany, it is entitled Wotan.

Jung states in no uncertain terms his conviction that the Nazi movement is a result of <possession> by the god Wotan on a massive scale. He traces elements of the heathen revival back to various German writers, Nietzsche especially, who he feels were <seized> by Wotan and became transmitters for aspects of the god’s archetypal nature. He states, <It is curious, to say the least of it […] that an old god of storm and frenzy, the long quiescent Wotan, should awake, like an extinct volcano, to a new activity, in a country that had long been supposed to have outgrown the Middle Ages.>

Jung would some years later reveal his conviction [not proofs, like Moro] that both Nietzsche and he himself had experienced personal visits [Jung estuprado na infância?] in their dreams from the ghostly procession of the <Wild Hunt>, the German equivalent of the Oskorei.”

In Norway and Sweden there has also been growing general interest in the indigenous religion of their forefathers, to the point that at least one heathen group, Draupnir, has been recognized as a legitimate religious organization by the Norwegian government. Along with them, other Ásatrú organizations such as Bifrost also hold regular gatherings where they offer blot, or symbolic sacrifice, to the deities of old.

There is absolutely no specific connection between these Nordic religious practitioners and the Black Metal scene. In fact, public assumptions that such a link would exist have been a severe liability to these groups. Dispelling negative public impressions of their religion is made considerably more difficult with characters like Vikernes speaking so frequently of his own heathen beliefs to the press.”

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IMAGEM 3. Franz von Stuck, A caçada selvagem

O TRÁGICO ATRASADOR DA REASCENSÃO MITOLÓGICA: “Vikernes’s extreme and bloody interpretation of indigenous Norse religion is just as problematic to the neo-heathen groups as was his flaming-stave-church and brimstone variety of Satanism a few years earlier to organizations like the Church of Satan. When contemporary figures sought to revive the old religion of Northern Europe, they had not intended to bring back uncontrollable barbarism and lawlessness with it.”

There is another obscure old fable of the Oskorei, where they fetch a dead man up from the ground, rather than their usual choice of someone among the living. It was collected by Kjetil A. Flatin in the book Tussar og trolldom (Goblins and Witchcraft) in 1930. If the folkloristic and heathen impulses of Norwegian Black Metal are in fact some untempered form of resurgent atavism, then this short tale is even more surprising in its ominously allegorical portents of events to come over 60 years later with Grishnackh, Euronymous, and the fiery deeds that swirled around them”

Originally bestowed with Kristian for his first name, Vikernes found this increasingly intolerable in his late teenage years. When he first introduced himself to the Black Metal scene it was still his forename. Sometime in 1991–92 he legally changed his name to Varg. His choice of a new title is curious in light of the actions he would later commit, and the legend that would surround him—although he claims to have adopted it mainly for its common meaning of <wolf>. If one understands the etymology and usage of the word varg in the various ancient Germanic cultures (and there is no evidence that Vikernes did at the time of his name change), his decision becomes downright ominous.

A fascinating dissertation exists entitled Wargus, Vargr—‘Criminal’ ‘Wolf’: A Linguistic and Legal Historical Investigation by Michael Jacoby, published in Uppsala, Sweden, but written in German. It is a highly detailed, heavily referenced exploration of the Germanic word Warg, or vargr in Norse.”

Qual é o lado mais podre do LobisOmen?

The designation was used in the oldest written laws of Northern Europe, often with a prefix to add a specific legal meaning, such as gorvargher (cattle thief) or morthvargr (killer).”

another ancient Germanic legal text, the Salic Law, which states: <If any one shall have dug up or despoiled an already buried corpse, let him be a varg.> Hehehe

LICANTROPIA ETIMOLOGIZADA E SOCIOLOGIZADA

Vargr is the same as u-argr, restless; argr being the same as the Anglo-Saxon earg. Vargr had its double signification in Norse. It signified a wolf, and also a godless man. […] The Anglo Saxons regarded him as an evil man: wearg, a scoundrel; Gothic vargs, a fiend. […] the ancient Norman laws said of the criminals condemned to outlawry for certain offenses, Wargus esto: be an outlaw! (be a varg!) […] among the Anglo Saxons an utlagh, or out-law, was said to have the head of a wolf. If then the term vargr was applied at one time to a wolf, at another to an outlaw who lived the life of a wild beast, away from the haunts of men—<he shall be driven away as a wolf, and chased so far as men chase wolves farthest,> was the legal form of sentence—it is certainly no matter of wonder that stories of outlaws should have become surrounded with mythical accounts of their transformation into wolves.” “As can be seen from the Baring-Gould quote above, the wolf connotation of the term later became associated with werewolves, and in certain sources the Devil himself is referred to as a werewolf. However, this negative outlook on wolves appears to surface after the onset of the Christian period of Europe; the pre-Christian heathens had a quite different perception. “A number of Black Metal bands display a fascination for the wolf. The most obvious example is Ulver, whose name itself means wolves in Norwegian.”

The wolf lives in the forest, symbol of the demonic world outside the control of human civilization, and serves thus as a link between the demonic and the cultural, chaos and order, light and dark, subconscious and conscious. Still I do not by this mean to say that the wolf represents the balance point between good and evil—rather he is the promoter of <evil> in a culture which has focused too much on the light side and disowned the animalistic. He symbolizes the forces which human civilization does not like to recognize, and is therefore looked upon with suspicion and awe.” E. Lancelot

In the older Viking times, wolves were totem animals for certain cults of warriors, the Berserkers. A specific group is mentioned in the sagas, the Ulfhethnar or <wolf-coats>, who donned the skin of wolves. Baring-Gould recounts the behavior of the Berserks who, wearing these special vestments, reached an altered state of consciousness:

<They acquired superhuman force […] No sword would wound them, no fire burn them, a club alone could destroy them, by breaking their bones, or crushing their skulls. Their eyes glared as though a flame burned in the sockets, they ground their teeth, and frothed at the mouth; they gnawed at their shield rims, and are said to have sometimes bitten them through, and as they rushed into conflict they yelped as dogs or howled as wolves.>”

Wolves are sacred to Odin, the <Allfather>, who is usually accompanied by his own two wolf-elementals, Geri and Freki. Many Germanic personal first names can be traced back to another root word for wolf, ulv or ulf, so this was clearly not an ignoble or derisive connotation, except in its varg form.” “In the old sagas Odin is bestowed with myriad names and titles, some of which include Herjan (War God), Yggr (the Terrible One), Bölverkr, (The Evil Doer), Boleyg (Fiery Eyed), and Grímnir (the Masked One).”

It happens that he betrays his believers and his protégés, and he sometimes seems to take pleasure in sowing the seeds of fatal discord..” Georges Dumézil

In her essay on the word Warg, Mary Gerstein also discusses comparative symbolism between Odin, who hung on the world tree Yggdrasil for 9 nights in order to gain wisdom, and Christ, who was hung on the cross as an outlaw [3 days], only to be reborn as an empowered heavenly deity. Vikernes, despite his heathenism, has in certain respects set himself up as both avatar and Christ-like martyr for his cause, willing to suffer in prison for his sacrifice.”

SUarEZ

zeus arrrrrrghhhhhhhhh

horror arquetípico:

argh!!!típico

GIMME THE HARP: “Odin is the embodiment of every form of frenzy, from the insane bloodlust that characterized the werewolf warriors who dedicated themselves to him, to erotic and poetic madness.” Não leia senhor dos anéis demaaais…

Odin’s hall is easy to recognize: a varg hangs before the western door, an eagle droops above.”

the renunciation oath which was enforced under Boniface among the Saxons and Thuringians, who were ordered to repeat: <I forsake all the Devil’s works and words, and Thunær (Thor) and Woden (Odin) and Saxnôt (the tribal deity of the Saxons) and all the monsters who are their companions.>”

In my town all they do is have their cars and they drive up and down the one main street. They have nothing else to do—it’s a kind of competition for who has the finest car and the loudest stereo. They basically live in their cars. Those who are younger, who don’t have a car—they sit at the side of the road and look at the cars. Their lives are extremely boring, and I can see that some people want more out of existence, they want to have their own personality and expression which makes it impossible to be associated with all those meaningless humans who walk around everywhere.” Isahn

It started up with the whole <anti-LaVey> attitude that was common within the scene, because his form of Satanism is very humane. No one wanted a humane Satanism” “When LaVey says that the simplest housewife can be a Satanist, which it seems like he does in the Satanic Bible, I guess some were terrified that he had views that would take the special thing they had away from them.” “Many people did not laugh; they were very serious all the time. Nothing should be <good>. Everybody was very grim looking. Everyone wanted to be like that, and I guess there are some who are that way still.” “Of course you were affected by the whole atmosphere, that you don’t sit and laugh in this Helvete place, and you have respect for the known figures in the scene, and were careful what to say to Euronymous in the beginning, before you got to know him.”

Normal people assume, <Oh, people into Black Metal must have had a terrible childhood and have been molested. They’re weak and come from terrible backgrounds.> But as far as I’m concerned, many people I know in the scene actually come from good families, non-religious families, and had a great childhood with very nice parents and no pressure at all. Quite wealthy families, really.”

LÁ VEM O SATANISTA: “Sometimes I think it would be great to be more anonymous—it’s a small town that I live in, everyone knows who I am. People look at me even though I don’t dress particularly extremely, just because everybody knows what I am. Also with where I work, people are very skeptical towards me, and sometimes it would be easier if no one knew.”

The essence of Black Metal is Heavy Metal culture, not Satanic philosophy. Just look at our audience. The average Black Metal record buyer is a stereotypical loser: a good-for-nothing who was teased as a child, got bad grades at school, lives on social welfare and seeks compensation for his inferiority complexes and lack of identity by feeling part of an exclusive gang of outcasts uniting against a society which has turned them down. And with Heavy Metal as a cultural and intellectual foundation, these dependents on social altruism proclaim themselves the <elite>! Hah!” E. Lancelot

MANIFESTUM UNIVERSALIS: “The Satanist is an observer of society—to him, the world is like a stage, in relation to which he chooses sometimes to be a spectator, other times a participant, according to his will. He can watch from the outside and laugh, cry, sigh, or applaud depending on the effect the scenery has on his emotions; or he can throw himself into the game for the thrill; but his nature is always that of the watcher, the artist. He is not overly concerned with changing society, for his commitment to humanity is minimal.”

An appropriate example of how such futile aspirations may end is the case of Varg Vikernes: a neo-Viking martyr. A prophet of the ego who paradoxically enough chose to be the Jesus of his ideals, and now must suffer for it behind the walls of spleen. I have much respect for this man’s conviction and courage, but not his sense of reality.” Garm

I think many of them have grown up with the Bible and phone book as the only books in the house.” Simen Midgaard, jornalista free-lancer e ocultista, líder do grupo Ordo Templi Orientis. “The O.T.O. is established in Norway, unlike the Church of Satan, Temple of Set, or other real Satanic organizations.”

if they are going to get rid of Judeo-Christianity, they will have to get rid of Satan as well, as a matter of fact. He is a sort of Trotsky in the revolution”

I’m rather indifferent to the State Church. I’m not indifferent to these terrible small sects who teach their people with fear from the day they are able to talk [essas pulgas de rodoviária!]. I support any revolt, however strong it is, against that kind of Christianity because I think it makes people into neurotics. It should be forbidden by law because they torture their own children.”

O BRASIL TEM O SATANISMO MAIS MADURO (O CARNAVALESCO – A LUBRICIDADE DA CARNE): “Satanism in Norway has become strong because it’s a despotic form of Satanism, but that is also why it’s going to fade so fast—because people are not able to live like that for a very long period of time.” Pål Mathiesen, teólogo cristão

The Satanists say—to put it brutally—that we are animals. The animal culture is the most important one, and we are losing that part of us. This is broad in the culture today, with the “wild women,” etc., this whole thing of going back to nature. Being part of nature instead of spirit or morals is very strong now.”

That struck me when I was talking to Ihsahn, the symbols he was using of 3,000 or 4,000-year-old Eastern religions, and at the same to say that it’s only Norway for me and only the Nordic religion that counts. It’s not rational on that point at all. It doesn’t relate to history as something rational—you just use it.”

I think Vikernes has been analyzing our times and thinking, what can we do to achieve something? But I also think that over the years he will find out that for us to go back to the heathen religion is very, very unrealistic. It’s not going to happen if you look at the religious aspect of it. We’re not going to go back to that kind of religious ritual. That is not going to happen.”

If you are declared a Satanist or Nazi in Norway, then you are that for the rest of your life, there’s not a question about it. You will be condemned for the rest of your life. I hate that aspect of our culture, I really think it’s a bad thing, because if we don’t have an opening for forgiveness it becomes very alien to me.”

I think in society when something like that happens it’s a very good opportunity for the media. They like it because they can start a lasting soap opera with strong characters, and these Satanic groups. The media embraced it to a certain extent, and made it really big in Norway. Of course it was big, but I would say that the media capitalized on it, because it was something extreme, new, and specifically Norwegian. For them to sell newspapers, they treat it as extremely as possible. Very early on the media started to define them as total extremists, the same way they might look upon the neo-Nazi movement. They defined them as that right away; then they had them there and they can look upon them like animals doing strange things, and they can report it like something that is very different from the rest of our society.”

This is something that’s important—individualism in Norway has been held down. That has happened. If you are different in school, or very good for example, or very intelligent, that becomes a problem for you. We don’t accept people with exceptional gifts or anything like that. In England or the US, you have schools for these kind of youngsters, you send them somewhere else, and say, <You are different, go over there>. We don’t have that. Everything is supposed to fit in, in a classroom of 25 or 30 people. If you are too weak or too healthy, or if you’re too good, you’re supposed to shut up. It’s mediocrity.” “We have a very special relationship to nature, a very close one. And during the Christian period this thing with nature has been suppressed—nature is not good, nature is <evil>, so to speak. Norwegians interact with nature and are very closely connected to it, just due to the way the country itself is formed.”

They’ve spent fifty years after the war bringing down Christianity, and for the first time they’re saying now that we need more Christianity in the schools. It shows the times have changed. Maybe we have become conscious to some extent about the Christian culture when people start to burn down our churches—maybe, you can’t rule that out.”

Asbjørn Dyrendal is a Research Fellow at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University in Oslo. He has been primarily researching the new and emergent religions, especially Wicca.”

There you had a lot of young people who wanted to be Satanists. Where could they hear about what you do when you’re a Satanist? They had to get it through the media and Christian sources. They got the myths, and they tried as best as they could, by their rather modest means, to live up to them. You can see that in the early interviews with Varg Vikernes. There were situations where the journalists were trying to see this in light of the stories supplied by Kobbhaug [policial que fantasiava sobre <sacrifícios de bebês>], and where Vikernes played the appropriate role. He was hinting that many people disappear each year, that these might have been killed, and then said that he cannot comment on who was doing the killings. When asked if he has killed anyone: I can’t talk about that. He was building up to get the question of whether he had killed anyone, and then denying it in a manner which implied the opposite.” Dyrendal

Vikernes was very fond of telling people that he read LaVey and Crowley. However, what he has come out with in interviews indicates that he hasn’t understood it all very well.”

WAIT & BLEED: “If you are an adolescent, you are in a period of your life where it is impossible for you to exert influence upon your surroundings. Being able to hate and feel strong can be very liberating. This is much of the same power that lay in other forms of Metal and in Punk.” “It has passed the point where people point at you and laugh, and reached the point where people shy away from you.”

Almost every form of shocking behavior will only make your parents say, <Well, we did that when we were young too>. So, to get a shock effect, you have to go much further in your symbolism. Personally, I think these explanations are a bit simplistic.”

I am of the opinion that most people see Vikernes as a rather pathetic figure—

someone with delusions of grandeur who is only able to function within this self-created image.”

The myth of the outwardly respectable, even upstanding, citizens that go out at night to do terrible things to children has been around for thousands of years and has been levelled at Christians, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, heretics, Freemasons, and lots of other groups. It was then recycled by horror writers, who fictionalized the material. It now seems to be influencing reality again. One account of <ritual abuse> I have read seems to have been lifted directly from Rosemary’s Baby, one of the great horror classics.”

There have only been a handful of Metal groups with direct ties to LaVey’s church over the years (King Diamond being one of the more outspoken), although in recent times this has begun to change. LaVey was himself a musician, specializing in lost or obscure songs of ages past, but he often mentioned a personal distaste for Rock and other modern music in interviews. This might have alienated some musicians—who otherwise exemplify LaVey’s philosophy—from any public allegiance with the Church of Satan. In reality, LaVey understood fully why a genre like Black Metal has appeal for youth, though he may not had have much interest in the cacophony of the music itself.” “The Black Metalers are also quite mistaken if they believe LaVey is merely a humanist. Even a cursory study of LaVey’s actual writings will uncover his unabashed misanthropy and derisive scorn for the follies of humankind.”

A lot of people had tried to give it exposure, as Devil’s advocates—writers like Twain and Nietzsche—but none had codified it as a religion, a belief system.” LaVey

In the case of the Nine Satanic Statements, it took me twenty minutes to write them out. I was listening to Chopin being played in the next room and I was so moved I just wrote them out on a pad of paper lying next to me. The crux of the philosophy of Satanism can be found in the Satanic Rules of the Earth, Pentagonal Revisionism, and the Nine Satanic Sins, of which of course <stupidity> is tantamount, closely followed by <pretentiousness>. Often pretentiousness comes in the form of so-called <independent thinkers> that have a knee-jerk reaction [reação reflexa, instantânea] to any association with us.” Não compreendo o sentido exato.

It sounds like there’s a lot of stupid people in Norway too, like any country.” “We get more mail from Russia than ever, now that the Soviet Union is gone. They’ve been under atheist control for so long and the new religious <freedom> is pushing bullshit they can’t swallow. They almost yearn for the good old days of Soviet atheism…”

A lot of them are kids and they like the name Satan just as they might be attracted to a swastika and the colors red and black.” “Now, if a representative of the Church of Satan had just one entire hour on national TV to say what we want to say, Christianity would be finished.”

The anti-Christian strength of National-Socialist Germany is part of the appeal to Satanists—the drama, the lighting, the choreography with which they moved millions of people. However, the Satanic attitude is that people should be judged by their own merit—in every race there are leaders and followers. Satanists are the <Others>, who will push the pendulum in the direction it needs to go to reset the balance—depending on circumstances, this could be toward fascism or in the opposite direction. Satanism is a very brutal, realistic way of looking at things sometimes.” Barton, boqueteiro (assessor, amante, secretário, sei lá!) oficial de LaVey – verde a cor do nojo

How can someone say I don’t like Rock and Roll? It’s never been defined. There’s so much that’s fallen under that general heading, but I guess it then evolved into what we have now, which I’ve described as being like a linear metronome, i.e., music without music. They’ve just run out of ideas, really.” Continua ouvindo seu Chopin no Inferno, velhote.

kids who don’t know anything besides Rock music can still gain strength and motivation from Black Metal, Death Metal, and so forth.” Enough to found a new “religion”.

…And then you have to get a job! That’s no market place for 2 (or 20, whatever) LaFEIs…

O SEGUNDO VARG É MAIS ESPERTO: “The biggest success story in Norwegian Black Metal—measured in chart positions, magazine coverage, and gaudy magazine posters—is Dimmu Borgir, a band which boasts of six-figure CD sales on the German label Nuclear Blast. Dimmu Borgir were not part of the initial waves of Norwegian Black Metal, and therefore they have neither blood nor soot on their hands. But they have been very adept at capitalizing on the shocking image of their predecessors in the genre, while at the same time carefully distancing themselves from the worst excesses so as not to lose record sales or gigs. A typical example can be seen in the promo pictures of Dimmu Borgir engaging in the mock sacrifice of a virgin —pictures that were produced in versions ranging from <softcore> (less gore) to <hardcore> (very bloody), so that different media could pick the version most suited to their audience. In other words, it seemed as if Dimmu Borgir wanted to be provocative enough to make the kids think they were cool, but not so provocative that the kids couldn’t get their parents to buy them the album for Christmas.”

Two or three years ago it was on the verge of becoming really, really big, and the international press was interested in Black Metal. If there had been more bands like Dimmu Borgir and The Kovenant that could have made it big in the mainstream, Black Metal could have been another example of an underground that stepped up to the major league. But strong forces in the scene suddenly became very introverted and reverted to an older, harder style of Black Metal.” AsbjØrn Slettemark

There is a handful of bands that sell well, about 10,000 to 20,000 copies of each release. But sales figures are hard to confirm, because labels tend to exaggerate; and on the other hand, many of the retailers for Black Metal records don’t register their sales.”

It is my impression that Nuclear Blast realized their stable of Death Metal and Speed Metal artists were starting to lag behind. It seems to me like they picked Dimmu Borgir more or less by chance, because the records that got them the contract weren’t really that special. But Dimmu Borgir were still developing as a band, and they were willing to do the image and magazine poster thing. It wouldn’t be possible to sell a more established band like Mayhem or Darkthrone the same way. I guess Dimmu Borgir have the good old Pop Star ambition, the standing in front of the mirror singing into the toothbrush thing.”

Compared to the multinational record companies, Nuclear Blast Records is like a hot dog stand. But the German label has its home base in the world’s biggest market for heavy metal, and is serious enough to have an American distribution deal with Warner Records. And Nuclear Blast know how to <move units>, in record business parlance. The Marketing Director of Nuclear Blast, Yorck Eysel, says Dimmu Borgir has sold 150,000 copies of their last album and 400,000 discs in all during the time they have been with his label. These numbers are repeated like a mantra by everyone that works with the band, but should be taken with a pinch of salt, as exaggerating sales figures is the oldest trick in the book for vinyl and CD pushers. They know that it is easier to sell you a record that has been in the charts than one which has only been coveted by a few obsessive collectors. Even if the sales figures might be inflated, Dimmu Borgir has sold an impressive amount of records, and Eysel thinks that is due to the band’s merit.”

Interestingly, during Varg Vikernes’s trial a Burzum album was reviewed in the news section of Dagbladet, one of Norway’s most important tabloids; this was at a time when his band was being treated with contempt [even] by the Rock [specialized] press.” “Pop music there generally has been difficult to export and the Metal bands regularly outsell the <commercial> Norwegian bands”

Sigurd Wongraven of Satyricon, who had earlier starred in a Rock Furore exposé about racism in Black Metal, later received the full Rock star treatment in mainstream tabloid Dagbladet for a 2-page article which focused on the fact that Wongraven liked Italian designer clothes. Black Metal had become popular enough, and house-trained enough, for the mainstream press to dispense with the barge pole when touching it, even if the specters of racism and satanism still surfaced often enough to make the bands seem somewhat scary.”

Ketil Sveen, a co-founder of the record label and distributor Voices of Wonder, was one of the first people to sell Norwegian Black Metal records on a bigger scale. He ended his cooperation with Burzum after Varg Vikernes stated that he was a National-Socialist. Today there is a racism clause in the contracts which prospective artists have to sign in order to work with Voices of Wonder.”

We sell Black Metal in 25 countries—there’s not a lot of other music that we get out to so many.” Sveen

BURZUM_lighter

IMAGEM 4. Igreja de Fantoft em brasa e logotipo da banda de Vikernes num isqueiro promocional da Voices of Wonder. “I’ve done a few stupid things in my life, and that lighter was one of the stupidest. In my defense I want to say that none of us suspected Vikernes had really done anything like that. We figured that if he was crazy enough to torch a church he would not be crazy enough to go around bragging about it.” Sveen

Welcome to the world of German Black Metal. Less well known than its Norwegian counterpart, the German scene remains genuinely underground, an obscure exit off the darkened Autobahn of extreme Rock. That changed briefly following the night of April 29, 1993, however, when the members of the Black Metal band [arguably] Absurd followed the example set by Bård Eithun and Varg Vikernes and replaced thought with crime.”

Lianne von Billerbeck & Frank Nordhausen – Satanskinder (Satan’s Children: The murder case of Sandro B., 1994)

Such curiosities were difficult to satisfy until the Wall fell in 1989 and East Germany was opened to the West. At this point previously forbidden or impossible-to-obtain records and videos steadily came within reach. The three 17-year-olds Hendrik Möbus, Sebastian Schauscheill, and Andreas Kirchner began to draw attention to themselves with their Satanic obsessions and penchant for Black Metal. They were antagonized for their interests by many of the other kids in town—both left-wing punks and right-wing skinheads [curiosamente, o som da banda é nazi, sobre guitarras punks estéreis] —but developed a group of admirers among the local schoolgirls.” “At a certain point in 1992, a younger student, a 14-year-old named Sandro, also developed a fascination for the members of this sinister band and their associates.” “Widely disliked due to his irritating manners, he had almost no real friends. He quickly began to adopt the style and interests of the satanists and desperately tried to ingratiate himself into their circle. He would ask to attend band rehearsals and began corresponding with them and the others in the clique [panela] around Absurd. Satanskinder describes a peculiar <letter writing culture> that thrived among all of these youths.” “Heated arguments also took place there between them and members of the Christian Youth Club, which met regularly at the Center as well.”

Together with a young girl named Rita, Sandro began to plot actions against Sebastian and Hendrik, hoping to make a mockery of them in Sondershausen.” “He was also aware of an ongoing affair between Sebastian and an older married woman named Heidegrit Goldhardt, now pregnant with Sebastian’s child.” “Sebastian’s romantic relationship with Heidegrit, who oddly enough was an evangelical Christian schoolteacher, had produced some unexpected results. He had joined in with her pet projects for environmentalism and animal rights, and now spent time writing polemical letters to the newspapers about such issues.” “Absurd no longer rehearsed at the Youth Center, but had moved their equipment to a small cottage built by Hendrik’s father in the nearby woods. Through the guise of a female friend, Juliane, a letter was sent to Sandro in which she confided her hatred of Absurd. She asked Sandro to meet her one evening at the Rondell, a WW1 memorial in the forest above the town, in order to discuss how she could contribute to Sandro’s campaign against the satanists.” “Juliane didn’t appear, but the members of Absurd did instead. Sandro must have been confused, but dismissed any idea that he had been set up. They then somehow convinced him to accompany them elsewhere so that they could all discuss an important matter.” “Suddenly Andreas grabbed an electrical cord and wrapped it around Sandro’s neck. A struggle ensued, Sandro tried to scream for help. At this point, Hendrik is alleged to have pulled a knife and cut Sandro. They tied his hands behind his back. Sandro begged to be let free, promising to never speak about anything that had just happened. They could even have his life savings—500 German Marks (approximately $325). The boys considered the idea of letting him go free in the woods, but feared he would not keep his promise of silence about the abduction, especially now that he had been wounded.” “On May 1st [2 dias depois] the three members of Absurd returned to the scene of the crime and dragged Sandro’s corpse, wrapped in a blanket, to a nearby excavation pit, where they quickly buried him.” “Sebastian related a strange personal anecdote: about 6 months before the murder he heard a voice in his head. It was difficult to understand; he thought it uttered the nonsensical phrase <Küster Maier>. Later he decided it probably must have said <töte Beyer> (Kill Beyer!).” “The story detailed above follows the chronology presented in Satanskinder, although the book embellishes it with endless psychological speculation. The descriptions of the authors are based entirely on comments by disgruntled ex-friends and hangers-on who had interacted with the killers, since the latter refused to speak to them. The picture painted is one of an outsider group of youths whose fantasies got the best of them.”

We used to listen to British and German Punk Rock, British Oi, as well as Thrash Metal (Slayer, Destruction, Sodom, Morbid Angel, Possessed).” Hendrik

mostly we obtained Polish or Hungarian bootlegs, or recorded stuff from the West German radio.” “I guess it was just a question of time before we became aware of splendid bands like Deicide, Beherit, Sarcófago, Bathory, Mayhem, and Darkthrone…”

Before he <moved to the beyond>, Øystein Aarseth wanted to sign Absurd to Deathlike Silence, since our Death from the Forest demo appealed to him quite a bit.”

ABSURD HAS CALLED ITSELF <LUCIFERIAN PAGANS>…

You can use the terms <Luciferian>, <Promethean>, and <Faustian> to describe one and the same principle: reaching out toward a higher stage of existence and awareness by facing and overcoming the limiting circumstances. That is the trail we are on. However, a <Luciferian will> on its own would fall into hedonism and egomania. For that reason we need heathenism; on the one hand for expression of free will, but also for its channeling toward the greater good. In other words, a person of this sort should not operate only according to self-interest, but rather should serve his ethnic community and be the <light bringer> for it.

What we didn’t know, and only first learned from the court record, was that Sandro was bisexual. With a likelihood bordering on certainty, Sandro had fallen in love with Sebastian. That is also not astonishing, as in those days Sebastian had a certain <sex appeal> among the youths.

So Sandro discovered the relationship between Sebastian and his lover, who was married and 8 years older, while Sebastian was also considered the leader of the local satanists. If this relationship were to become public—which did indeed happen after the arrests—then it would have caused a significant fuss in the small town of Sondershausen, the result being that the girl would have been expelled from her congregation.”

WHAT WERE YOU EACH FOUND GUILTY OF?

Due to our age of 17, they had to use the youth laws for punishment, which meant a maximum of ten years in detention, no matter if even for mass-murder. At the start of 1994 our trial took place, which was a giant media spectacle. Among other things, the court found us guilty of first degree murder, deprivation of liberty, threat and duress, and bodily injury. (…) Ironically, the section we were sentenced under is one of the few pieces of legislation that remains today from National-Socialist jurisprudence.

Besides the trashy book Satanskinder, at least 3 other books feature our case. However, this book is certainly wrong with its version (although several phrases sound familiar…), due to the fact we refused to cooperate. A TV-film has also been made based on the events in Sondershausen. We have become <Satan murderers> and <Children of Satan> for all time. One could laugh about these stories, which are eternally the same old thing, if only they hadn’t led to such dire consequences. Apart from the media’s self interest for an ongoing story, there are also circles of people that have utilized the media for engaging in personal conflicts with, for example, my parents. It has long since ceased to have anything to do with <discovering the truth> (if that ever had even played a role) or <informing the public>. It has to do with chicanery, with calculated slander. It can further be asserted in my case that I turn more and more into the archetype of the scapegoat. I am the modern Loki, whom the gods punished for their own sins.

Andreas was released a year before Sebastian and I. After getting reacquainted with the scene for a half-year (among other things, he attended a Mayhem reunion concert in Bischofswerda), he retreated completely back into his private life. He broke off all contacts, lives with his girlfriend, and has a good job. Even if I was unhappy about his <departure>, I nevertheless wish him all the best.

Sebastian has totally devoted himself to a folkish world of ideas. He is married and has made a small circle of friends and acquaintances in which he actually plays the same role as he once did in our clique in Sondershausen. In the meantime he has also recorded and released new Absurd material. In addition he sings with Halgadom, a joint project with the band Stahlgewitter who are friends of his. He has only a peripheral contact with the scene, a situation that has probably kept him out of the media’s sights. It is different with me, for I have always had and maintained numerous contacts in the scene. In addition, I worked at Darker Than Black Records, through which I naturally was in a more prominent situation than my two former accomplices. Since then the media has decided to put me in the stocks and clothe me as their new scapegoat. Because I also nurtured an association with nationalistically inclined people, I have been charged severely. Nobody was interested in the facts anymore, the only thing that counted was sensationalism.”

Beginning meagerly with hymns to demons discovered in Satanic horror films, the early demo cassettes of the band are low-fi chunks of adolescent noise, soaked with distortion and offering unintentionally humorous spoken introductions to the songs. Their music is more akin to ’60s garage Punk than some of the well-produced Black Metal of their contemporaries—but what they lacked by way of musical execution they were more than willing to make up for with the real-life execution of the sad figure of Sandro Beyer.” “If there is any clear spiritual mentor behind Absurd’s transformation over the years, it is Varg Vikernes. Varg himself seems to be aware of this, and smiles when talking of recent events inspired by what happened in Norway: <In Germany some churches have burned. And there are the Absurd guys, who have also turned neo-Nazi…>”

The long quotation Hendrik attributes to <Herr Wolf> at the end of the interview is in actuality the words of Adolph Hitler, speaking of the new prototype of hardened, pitiless youth which Nazi Germany would produce.”

WHITEWASHED CARBON COPY: “Such sentiments would make Varg Vikernes proud. Absurd’s own tiny record label, Burznazg, takes its name from a term Varg once planned to use for his own operations, and the most infamous criminal in Norway was surely proud to know of the Tribute to Burzum compilation CD project initiated by Hendrik Möbus and friends.”

Möbus also reveals the existence of a Germanic <Black Circle> which he claims the members of Absurd are also connected to, called Die Teutsche Brüderschaft (Teutonic Brotherhood). The Brüderschaft is mentioned prominently in the dedication list on Absurd’s debut CD.”

In July of 1999 announcements circulated about the release of Absurd’s new 4-song CD entitled Asgardsrei. The CD featured a more aesthetic presentation and an evolved sound, although with much of Absurd’s garage-band ambience still intact. Guests on the release included Graveland’s Rob Darken and well as an <ex-member of the German mainstream band Weissglut>. The end of the advertisement advised interested customers to <ORDER IT NOW before ZOG¹ take YOUR copy>.”

¹ “A sarcastic acronym for Zionist Occupational Government, often employed in radical political circles to describe any of the present-day Western democratic states.”

The public prosecutor had now decided to launch an effort to revoke Hendrik’s parole on the basis of alleged political crimes he had committed since his release from juvenile prison. These consisted of displaying banned political emblems and also giving a <Hitler salute> at a concert.” “Travelling across the USA, Hendrik passed through a string of ill-fated liaisons with racists upon whom he depended for safe-housing, culminating with two of them violently threatening him. Following this incident, he eventually made his way to the state of West Virginia and to the headquarters of William Pierce’s racialist group the National Alliance. All was relatively quiet for a number of weeks until Hendrik was arrested in late August, 2000 by US federal agents acting on an international warrant. The German government had requested to have Hendrik extradited to face his charges of parole violation.

The press treatment of the case was unusual, with Hendrik being elevated from a <Satanic murderer> to a <neo-Nazi fugitive>. He became an international cause célèbre—garnering headlines in US News and World Report, as well as major papers like the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post—and his case raised many serious issues about the way in which modern democratic states handle persons who they deem as threats to democracy itself. Soon after his arrest, Hendrik wrote a letter to US President Bill Clinton and Attorney-General Janet Reno and requested status as a political refugee, stating that if he were extradited back to Germany he would be persecuted on account of his political beliefs.” “A <Free Hendrik Möbus> campaign was also launched on the Internet, and William Pierce produced episodes of his radio program American Dissident Voices in which he addressed the topic of Möbus’s case in detail. In the first major ruling, the U.S. magistrate decided that Hendrik was not eligible for political asylum as he was a <convicted felon> in Germany. Hendrik then attempted to appeal the decision. In their commentaries on the case, both he and William Pierce attempted to make the fundamental issue one of free speech, since the actions which resulted in the original parole revocation were not of a violent nature, but rather <political> misdeeds (which would be perfectly legal according to US laws). Both the US and German governments tried to avoid this thorny issue and confine the legal proceedings to the logistical issues of Hendrik’s parole violation itself, rather than debating the validity of the charges that led to the violation.” A FRAQUEZA CONGÊNITA DO TOTALITARISMO: “His strategy for avoiding extradition created a further paradox: he was forced to seek the mercy of liberal democratic political asylum laws—exactly the sort of laws which a strident German nationalist would vehemently oppose in their own country for anti-immigration reasons.”

Two further court judgments against him, one for public display of the Hitler salute and the other for mocking his victim in published statements, have added more than two years of additional incarceration to the time he will serve in jail. It quickly became clear that Hendrik’s personal goal of collaborating with William Pierce in a venture to promote radical Black Metal through the racial music underground would be impossible to realize from a German prison cell. An equally significant obstacle arose exactly one year later when William Pierce died suddenly from cancer on July 23, 2002.”

Gorefest, an antiracist and politically correct Death Metal group.”

The teenager’s room was described as quite ordinary, except for a collection of disturbing compact discs. His neighbors had often noticed sounds blaring from his room, <gnawing music, hard and stressful, which one would hear late at night>—not a bad description of standard Black Metal from an unfamiliar listener.”

When a black-metaller enters a party at nite, we can say he cvlt up from his home.

Jean-Paul Bourre – Les Profanateurs (The Desecrators): “The fascination surrounding the grave of Jim Morrison of The Doors (buried in Paris’ famous Père La Chaise cemetery) and those of other notable personalities is also inexplicably discussed in one chapter. Les Profanateurs desperately attempts to pull all these disparate elements into a sinister scenario in hopes of alarming its readers.” Parece até o livro que estou lendo!

They got pissed and destroyed a few graveyards and subsequently they were in prison for it. The hoo-hah died down pretty quickly over it, and that sort of thing isn’t good for a band of our stature anyway because people get the whole ideology wrong straight away. This is why we kind of branched off from the Norwegian thing because as soon as you’ve got the Black Metal tag, people assume you are a fascist and you’re into Devil worship, which can be linked to child abuse.” Dani Filth, a ovelha negra (lúcida)

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IMAGEM 5. Queen tabloid

The band began fairly quickly to distance themselves from their musical peers in Scandinavia by employing evocative aesthetics in the album artwork, and covering more romanticized themes drawn from nineteenth century literature and poetry. They wore the requisite Black Metal corpsepaint, but began to cultivate an atmosphere befitting of Hammer horror films rather than the one-dimensional <evilness> projected by other groups. Later releases Vempire and Dusk and Her Embrace brought the group to a exponentially increasing audience.”

In a strange political twist, an extremist racial group, the National Radical Party, nominated the singer of Metal band Korrozia Metalla (Коррозия Металла) as a mayoral candidate in Moscow. His name is Sergei Troitsky, AKA Spider, and he normally dresses in black T-shirts, jeans, and jackboots. Korrozia Metalla’s most popular song among fans is called Kill the Sunarefa, a slang term for darkly hued minorities from the south.” “Additional titillation regularly comes from naked females dancers who prance [rebolam, sensualizam] and masturbate on stage beside the musicians.”

The name Russia itself, after all, comes from the predominantly Swedish Viking tribe of the Rus who settled the region in the year 852C.E.[?].”

Poland, too, has a rapidly growing Black Metal scene which is closely linked to the rise of extreme right-wing activity there. The most visible band from that country is Graveland, led by the outspoken frontman Robert Fudali, AKA Darken.”

Fans of extreme Metal in this country are often far less intelligent than their Norwegian or European counterparts.” Which means, actually, that they are more intelligent.

SOCIEDADE DO ESPETÁCULO CONSUMADA: “The primary American interests outside of music include drugs and alcohol, neither of which played any significant part in the Norwegian Black Metal milieu. As a result, any antisocial actions are likely to be misdirected at best. The attempts to interrelate them into any kind of grand Satanic conspiracy are fruitless; the main similitude of these crimes lies in their irrational confusion.”

Singer Glen Benton branded an upside-down cross into his forehead years ago, and (to the obvious irritation of groups like Animal Militia) often advocates animal sacrifice in interviews. Allegedly the band’s albums have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.”

On April 13th, a group of male teenagers commenced a campaign of mayhem and terror with startling similarities in spirit to the Norse eruption in 1992–93. Calling themselves the Lords of Chaos, the cabal of six began their crusade by burning down a supermarket construction trailer. They followed this with the arson of a Baptist church. The terror spree escalated in perversity when the youths spread gasoline around a tropical aviary cage adjacent to a theme restaurant, then ignited the thatched-roof structure and watched the blaze exterminate the entire collection of exotic birds.”

Finnish groups like Beherit and Impaled Nazarene have enjoyed considerable success worldwide, paving the way for many fans to form their own bands and follow in their footsteps. And just as in Norway, segments of the Black Metal subculture also wed themselves to an especially virulent strain of teenaged Satanism. (…) They wear the distinctive Black Metal make-up, which gives cause for some Finns to call them <penguins>, and they flock to music festivals where their favorite bands play.” É o finlandês da picada…

Finnish metal him! Flo Mounier’s victory!

Unlike the scene in Norway, the crimes connected with Black Metal in Finland emanate from the fans, not the prominent artists. Despite its small size, this confused scene has produced one of the grisliest events to arise anywhere out of the Black Metal phenomenon. In one of the most notable cases in Finnish court history, four young Black Metalers murdered a friend in a scenario which featured overtones of Satanic sacrifice, cannibalism, and necrophilia.” “Reporting on the case is further complicated by the fact that the court has implemented a forty-year secrecy act on the entire legal proceedings.”

Jarno Elg’s career as a glue-sniffer and aspiring alcoholic led to psychiatric care at the young age of 11. He tried hashish the following year. By the time he was 16, young Jarno was drinking daily and devouring books on Satanism. This diet of Kilju [bebida etílica baseada na fermentação da laranja, com gusto e cheiro horríveis, típica da Finlândia], psychoactive chemicals, and teenaged Satanism was bound to go awry.”

The Poetic Edda, translated by Henry Adams Bellows

Sociologist Jeffrey Arnett has described Heavy Metal music as the <sensory equivalent of war.>” Segundo consta, numa rápida googlada, o sr. Arnett é PSICÓLOGO na área da adolescência/jovens adultos, e não SOCIÓLOGO.

[????????????????????????????] In France the journal Napalm Rock is issued regularly under the auspices of the National-Bolshevist political group Nouvelle Résistance.” Erva mais vencida que Hitler em 44.

The rebellious impulse in Metal therefore has yet to synthesize the nihilism with the fascism, and since fascism is a synthesis itself, there’s no reason this cannot eventually be achieved.” Kerry Bolton

The ‘60s music genres were thoroughly phony in their radicalism. Unlike Black Metal (and for that matter Oi, and much Industrial) the ‘60s musicians had no fundamental difference in outlook to the establishment they were supposedly rebelling against.”

ILLUMINATI: “The possibility of being bought off by the music business would most likely be by way of insisting on a return to the specifically anti-Christian themes at the expense of the heathen resurgence, since I’m sure many of the executives of the music industry can co-exist well enough and even utilize anti-Christianity, including Satanism, especially if it is of the nature of yet one more superficial American commodity.”

Será que esses albinos “phoneys” e bastardos utilizam Mozart o Maçom como garoto-propaganda de seu ideário europeu?

According to the police, the Einsatzgruppe was plotting direct action against prominent Norwegian politicians, bishops, and public figures. The group’s plans included a scheme to break Varg Vikernes out of jail by force. The Einsatzgruppe had all the trappings of a paramilitary unit: bulletproof vests, steel helmets, cartridge belts, and ski masks. In addition, the police found a list of 12 firearms and a map for a hiding place at a mountain. However, the only weapons the police confiscated right away were some sawed-off shotguns and dynamite with blasting caps. The police also found a war chest with 100,000 Norwegian Kroner (close to $20,000). This had been supplied by Lene Bore, Varg Vikernes’s mother. She was also arrested and charged with financing an illegal group. Bore confessed, but claimed she had no idea these people were <right-wing extremists>. She expressed concerns about the treatment her son received in jail, and claimed that he was subjected to violence by his fellow inmates. This was dismissed as unfounded by the prison director. However, it is true that Varg’s jaw had been broken in an altercation with another inmate in late 1996.” “Curiously, Bore could not be prosecuted under Norwegian law—conspiracy to break the law is not illegal if it is done to help a close family member.” “The group was, according to some sources, aiming to escape with the freed Vikernes to Africa—hardly the hideout of choice for passionate racists.”

The stigma associated with Nazism is much stronger in Norway than it is in neighboring Sweden or the US, where most of the Norwegian Nazis draw their inspiration from. This is largely due to the fact that Norway was occupied by Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1945.”

The Mayor of Brumunddal was subjected to what one would call low-level harassment. No physical attacks, no real serious vandalism, but an endless stream of mail-order merchandise, pizzas and ambulances ordered in his name. Pornographic photo montages were also posted along the route his children walked to school. Two of the activists from Brumunddal defecated on the steps of the town hall to express their discontent with municipal policy. They thought this was really smart, so they did it once more, and then were caught.”

Gaston Bachelard – Psychoanalysis of Fire

Fire stirs the spirit of human artistry; it is the spark of the will-to-create. It expresses the polarity of emotions, as Bachelard notes, and represents both the passionate higher ideals, as well as the hot and consuming tempers of irrationality.”

Most people have lost interaction with real fire; the once universal, mystical experience of blazing night fires is gone from their lives. Stoking the flames of resentment or dissension is frowned upon in a world which depends on the smooth exchange of services. Those possessed of unrestrained spirit are silenced, or ordered to fit in. Their tendencies must be stifled. Extreme emotions are shunned; those who act on them become outcasts. Mainstream culture produces a bulging sea of quaint diversions, the ostensible rewards for good behavior. The music and art made available to the masses has the consistency of soft, damp pulp—hardly a conducive medium for fire.”

re-fuse/reexist

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ANEXOS

It’s not good for us to laugh. We have nothing to laugh at in this laughable society.” Varguxo

The wild hunt appeared in many legends—a ghostly flock of dark, martial shapes riding through the night on their horses through the woods, lead by Odin, the one-eyed ruler of the dead, or sometimes by a female rider… a perception that in Christian times was transposed onto the Archangel Michael and his hosts.”

The Austrian folklorist Otto Höfler was able to prove in his books Kultische Geheimbünde der Germanen and Verwandlungskulte (Transformation Cults) that the wild hunt was not at all a mythological interpretation of storms, thunder, or flocks of birds—as many researchers thought—but a union of mythology and folklore, of myth and reality which was of great importance in the Nordic mystery cults.” “Höfler stressed that in the Germanic Weltanschauung, like that of most pre-Christian cultures, there was no sharp distinction between this world and the one beyond—the borders were fluid. The folklore of the cult groups was often very brutal. With or without drugs the members felt a furor teutonicus which Höfler called a <decidedly terroristic ecstasy> with various excesses”

Beer was was their special goal—kegs were stolen or secretly emptied, sometimes to be refilled with water or horse urine, or they themselves urinated back into the barrels. Often horses were also stolen; they became the property of the Oskorei. In the morning the farmers found their horses completely exhausted, or they had to search for them because the apocalyptic riders had set them free somewhere.”

Hoping for a rich harvest, one accepted the demands and offenses of the Oskorei as part of the bargain. Similar perceptions existed in the Alps when the Perchten were given nourishment as they went from house to house, or they were allowed to plunder the pantry.” “Gradually, however, many farmers were no longer willing to accept the outrages of the Oskorei. The cultic background of the thefts and pranks fell into oblivion, becoming superstition. The sympathy of the populace disappeared—now the disguised young men were no longer considered embodiments of the dead or fertility demons, but rather trouble-makers and evil-doers.” “The louder the drums, bells, cries, rattles, and whips, the more effective the noise magic became.”

They dress as ghostly as possible, speaking with a falsetto voice, reaching ecstasy by dancing, music and noise. … Their clothes should be as nightmarish as possible. They attempted to dress as ugly as they were able. They had terrible eyes, with big white rings or painted up with coal. (Johannessen, Norwegisches Burschenbrauchtum. Kult und Saga. Wien, 1967 (dissertation), pp. 13, 95.)”

The disguised members of the Oskorei altered their voices and gave themselves false names—they represented demons and had to remain unknown. In Black Metal as well only a few musicians use their real names; many take pseudonyms from Nordic history and mythology and in the meantime it is possible to find in Black Metal culture almost all deities of the Eddas.”

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IMAGEM 6. O Grito, de Munch, pintor norueguês expressionista.

But Black Metal is above all heathen noise, electronically enhanced. The music is powerful, violent, dark and grim; a demonic sonic art with several elements in common with the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch, whose famous work The Scream would fit well on a record cover. The eternal recurrence of certain leitmotifs, the dark blazing atmosphere, the obscure, viscous sonic landscape of many songs—often lasting more than ten minutes— have at times an almost psychedelic effect. In the heaviness and darkness of certain compositions it is possible to realize some subliminal melodies only after listening to these works several times. Black Metal is a werewolf culture, a werewolf romanticism.”

<A hard heart was placed in my breast by Wotan.> (Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, aph. 260)” Muito bacana descontextualizar aforismos!

The first song I heard by Burzum was Det Som Engang Var in the CD Hvis lyset tar oss. Even now this song remains for me the most beautiful and powerful work of Burzum; its symphonic sonic violence is impressive over and over again. It is a 14-minute-long composition full of grim, blazing beauty—dark and fateful. The uniquely hair-raising, screaming-at-the-heavens vocal of Varg Vikernes turns the piece into an expressionistic shriek-opera, the words of which are probably incomprehensible even for Norwegians. The song was composed in the spring of 1992. Another work which fascinates me very much is Tomhet (Emptiness), on the same CD. This song too has an extraordinary length; from my point of view it is an exceptional soundtrack to the Norwegian landscape—that is, Norway as I imagine it, a country ruled by silence and storm, solitude and natural violence.”

I am no racist because I do not hate other races. I am no Nazi either, but I am a fascist. I love my race, my culture, and myself. I am a follower of Odin, god of war and death. He is also the god of wisdom, magic, and poetry. Those are the things I am searching for. Burzum exists only for Odin, the cyclopian enemy of the Kristian god. I do not consider my ideas to be extreme at all. That which stupid people call evil is for me the actual reason to survive.”

Daniel Bernard – Wolf und Mensch. Saarbrücken, 1983. [outro?]

Mircea Eliade – Shamanismus und archaische Ekstasetechnik. Frankfurt, 1991.

Rudolf Simek – Lexikon der Germanischen Mythologie. Stuttgart, 1984.

Grimm, Jacob – Teutonic Mythology (4 Vols). Magnolia, MA: Peter Smith, 1976.

Hoidal, Oddvar K. – Quisling: A Study in Treason. Oslo: Norwegian University Press, 1989.

Tarjei Vesaas – Land of Many Fires

À SOMBRA DAS MAIORIAS SILENCIOSAS: O fim do social e o surgimento das massas (4ª ed.) – Baudrillard (MANUAL EM CONTRA-SOCIOLOGIA)

Trad. de 1985, Suely Bastos

Não são boas condutoras do político, nem boas condutoras do social, nem boas condutoras do sentido em geral. Tudo as atravessa, tudo as magnetiza, mas nelas se dilui sem deixar traços. E na realidade o apelo às massas sempre ficou sem resposta. Elas não irradiam, ao contrário, absorvem toda a irradiação das constelações periféricas do Estado, da História, da Cultura, do Sentido. Elas são a inércia, a força da inércia, a força do neutro.” “neutro = nem 1 nem 0utr0”

hoje referente mudo, amanhã protagonista da história, quando elas tomarão a palavra e deixarão de ser a <maioria silenciosa> – ora, justamente as massas não têm história a escrever, nem passado, nem futuro, elas não têm energias virtuais para liberar, nem desejo a realizar: sua força é atual, toda ela está aqui, e é a do seu silêncio.”

A sociologia só pode descrever a expansão do social e suas peripécias. Ela vive apenas da hipótese positiva e definitiva do social. A assimilação, a implosão do social lhe escapam. A hipótese da morte do social é também a da sua própria morte.

O termo massa não é um conceito. Leitmotiv da demagogia política, é uma noção fluida, viscosa, <lumpen-analítica>. Uma boa sociologia procurará abarcá-la em categorias <mais finas>: sócio-profissionais, de classe, de status cultural, etc. Erro: é vagando em torno dessas noções fluidas e acríticas (como outrora a de <mana>) que se pode ir além da sociologia critica inteligente. Além do que, retrospectivamente, se poderá observar que os próprios conceitos de <classe>, de <relação social>, de <poder>, de <status>, todos estes conceitos muito claros que fazem a glória das ciências legítimas, também nunca foram mais do que noções confusas, mas sobre as quais se conciliaram misteriosos objetivos, os de preservar um determinado código de análise.”

As <massas camponesas> de outrora não eram exatamente massas: só se comportam como massa aqueles que estão liberados de suas obrigações simbólicas, <anulados> (presos nas infinitas <redes>) e destinados a serem apenas o inumerável terminal dos mesmos modelos, que não chegam a integrá-los e que finalmente só os apresentam como resíduos estatísticos.” “Qualquer tentativa de qualificá-la é somente um esforço para transferi-Ia para a sociologia e arrancá-la dessa indistinção que não é sequer a da equivalência (soma ilimitada de indivíduos equivalentes: 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 – tal é a definição sociológica)”

Infelizmente não existem aliens. O inferno não é ninguém, o inferno não existe. O inferno sou eu e esse lustre.

O último avatar de deus dura um século. Foi selado, se não fôra selado ficaria ao relento, louco de si mesmo, esfalfado, inútil, um cu negro diante das civilizações selvagens.

Nada de histeria nem de fascismo potencial, mas simulação por precipitação de todos os referenciais perdidos. Caixa preta de todos os referenciais, de todos os sentidos que não admitiu, da história impossível, dos sistemas de representação inencontráveis, a massa é o que resta quando se esqueceu tudo do social.”

Foram pagãs e permaneceram pagãs à sua maneira, jamais freqüentadas pela Instância Suprema, mas vivendo das miudezas das imagens, da superstição e do diabo.” “Esta é a sua maneira de minar o imperativo categórico da moral e da fé, o imperativo sublime do sentido

imperativo incessantemente renovado de moralização da informação: melhor informar, melhor socializar, elevar o nível cultural das massas” “O que elas rejeitam é a <dialética> do sentido. E de nada adianta alegar que elas são mistificadas. Hipótese sempre hipócrita que permite salvaguardar o conforto intelectual dos produtores de sentido: as massas aspirariam espontaneamente às luzes naturais da razão. Isso para conjurar o inverso, ou seja, que é em plena <liberdade> que as massas opõem ao ultimato do sentido a sua recusa e sua vontade de espetáculo. Temem essa transparência e essa vontade política como temem a morte.” “trabalho de absorção e de aniquilamento da cultura” “nós somos apenas episodicamente condutores de sentido, no essencial e em profundidade nós nos comportamos como massa, vivendo a maior parte do tempo num modo pânico ou aleatório, aquém ou além do sentido.”

Nos Estados Unidos, a playlist dá shuffle em vosmecê!

essa indiferença não deveria existir, ela não tem nada a nos dizer. Em outros termos, a <maioria silenciosa> é despossuída até de sua indiferença, ela não tem nem mesmo o direito de que esta lhe seja reconhecida e imputada, é necessário que também esta apatia lhe seja insuflada pelo poder.” “Ora, é exatamente essa indiferença que exigiria ser analisada na sua brutalidade positiva, em vez de ser creditada a uma magia branca, a uma alienação mágica que sempre desviaria as multidões de sua vocação revolucionária.” A indiferença em relação à indiferença é forçoso.

É curioso que essa constatação jamais tenha subvertido a análise, reforçando-a, ao contrário, em sua fantasia de um poder todo-poderoso na manipulação, e de uma massa prostrada num coma ininteligível.”

O poder está muito satisfeito por colocar sobre o futebol uma responsabilidade fácil, ou seja, a de assumir a responsabilidade diabólica pelo embrutecimento das massas.”

VIDA TRANS,CORRA NORMAL: Rancor e Mal

Bom dia, diabo! Casemos essa música em nossos olvidos. Desovados de nosso próprio planeta. Contra-estratégia expressa aos pais fantasmas nebulosos azuis zumbis: nothing beyond our pseudofamily, so… nothing like family routines, nothing like normal boys usually do things. O fascismo não existe, Bolsonaro muito menos; ora, ninguém (me) liga, meu telephone está sempre no silencioso das massas pretas de absorção da matéria escura da Samsung. atroCIDADE alerta…:… ban ban e não bang bang. A missa mulheril de cada dia, ruminando poliânus, ciprestes a cair. Saudade e açucalinidade. Mútuo piscar de olhos de almas desentendidas que se entendem muito bem, pois. Que assim seja! Amem.a.meta.

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ANTI-FREUD (E DE CARONA REICH): “Ora, não se trata de maneira alguma de encontrar uma nova interpretação das massas em termos da economia libidinal (remeter o conformismo ou o <fascismo> das massas a uma estrutura latente, a um obscuro desejo de poder e de repressão que eventualmente se alimentaria de uma repressão primária ou de uma pulsão de morte).” Ironia: até quem vai contra Reich vai contra o nazismo!

Esta é hoje a única alternativa para a declinante análise marxista. Outrora se atribuía às massas um destino revolucionário contrariado pela servidão sexual (Reich), hoje se lhes atribui um desejo de alienação e servidão, ou ainda uma espécie de microfascismo cotidiano tão incompreensível quanto sua virtual pulsão de liberação. Ora, não há nem desejo de fascismo e de poder nem desejo de revolução.” Será? O revolucionário encara com otimismo o espectro fascista clássico, pois se existe a vontade de autoescravização, existirá a posteriori, sem dúvida, a revolução. O tique-taque do pêndulo do relógio.

RECADO A DELEUZE: “Última esperança: que as massas tenham um inconsciente ou um desejo, o que permitiria reinvesti-las como suporte ou suposto de sentido. O desejo, reinventado em toda parte, não é senão o referencial do desespero político.”

O cinismo e a imoralidade da política maquiaveliana estão nisso: não no uso sem escrúpulos dos meios com que se o confundiu na concepção vulgar, mas na desenvoltura com relação aos fins. Pois, Nietzsche o viu bem, é nesse menosprezo por uma verdade social, psicológica, histórica, nesse exercício dos simulacros enquanto tais, que se encontra o máximo de energia política, nesse momento em que o político é um jogo e ainda não se deu uma razão. É a partir do século XVIII, e particularmente depois da Revolução, que o político se infletiu de uma maneira decisiva.” Carta de compromissos (grilhões). “No mesmo momento começa a ser representação” “(o teatro segue um destino paralelo: torna-se um teatro representativo – o mesmo acontece com o espaço perspectivo [da pintura]: de instrumental que era no início, torna-se o lugar de inscrição de uma verdade do espaço e da representação)” “idade de ouro dos sistemas representativos burgueses (a constitucionalidade: a Inglaterra do século XVIII, os Estados Unidos da América, a França das revoluções burguesas, a Europa de 1848).

É com o pensamento marxista em seus desenvolvimentos sucessivos que se inaugura o fim do político e de sua energia própria. Nesse momento começa a hegemonia definitiva do social e do econômico, e a coação, para o político, de ser o espelho, legislativo, institucional, executivo, do social.” “a energia do social se inverte, sua especificidade se perde, sua qualidade histórica e sua idealidade desaparecem em benefício de uma configuração em que não só o político se volatilizou, mas em que o próprio social não tem mais nome.”

não há mais investidura política porque também não há mais referente social de definição clássica” massinha: representante da massa.

O fato de a maioria silenciosa (ou as massas) ser um referente imaginário não quer dizer que ela não existe. (…) Elas não se expressam, são sondadas.”

A cabine de votação parece um banheiro químico misturado com cápsula do tempo (um revestimento futurista, branco, metálico, moderno, com coisas bregas e ultrapassadas, fetichistas, por dentro da embalagem), cabine telefônica, uma urna (para os mortos).

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Fim das esperanças revolucionárias. Porque estas sempre especularam sobre a possibilidade de as massas, como da classe proletária, se negarem enquanto tais. Mas a massa não é um lugar de negatividade nem de explosão, é um lugar de absorção e de implosão.”

Na massa o político se deteriora como vontade e representação.” #IDÉIATÍTULODELIVRO O Único e seus fenômenos. “Durante muito tempo a estratégia do poder pôde parecer se basear na apatia das massas. Quanto mais elas eram passivas, mais ele estava seguro. Mas essa lógica só é característica da fase burocrática e centralista do poder. E é ela que hoje se volta contra ele: a inércia que fomentou se tornou o signo de sua própria morte. É por isso que o poder procura inverter as estratégias: da passividade à participação, do silêncio à palavra. Mas é muito tarde. O limite da <massa crítica>, o da involução do social por inércia, foi transposto.”

Agora buracos negros até existem, pois aparecem em fotografias. O real começou de facto a ser engolido por si mesmo. Nem energia ele arrota, nonobstant.

Em toda parte se procura fazer as massas falarem, se as pressiona a existir de forma social eleitoralmente, sindicalmente, sexualmente, na participação, nas festas, na livre expressão, etc. É preciso conjurar o espectro, é preciso que ele diga seu nome. Nada demonstra com mais clareza que hoje o único problema verdadeiro é o silêncio da massa, o silêncio da maioria silenciosa.” Comprovante de votação nas duas últimas eleições: prove que você existe; comprovante de residência: esse não precisa, sabemos que você pode mesmo morar nas ruas, pular de hotel em motel, pode ter seu organismo alterado artificialmente para jamais dormir. Injetar-se drogas, matar pessoas sonâmbulo pelas ruas de madrugada. Mas isso não nos diz respeito. Votaste? É isso que importa! Não que estejamos indignados com os outros, apenas sabemos que você existe… A propósito, você quer entrar para o sindicato? Nós descontamos a parcela no seu contracheque, não precisa se preocupar. Quem não tem foto no instagram ou facebook, quem não comprova sua vida sexual ativa, tampouco existe. Portanto, cuidado. Você tem direito a ter fases depressivas, mas não exagere… Estamos de olho, passar bem. Ótima semana!

Como não é mais do reino da vontade nem do da representação, ela cai sob o golpe do diagnóstico, da adivinhação pura e simples – de onde o reino universal da informação e da estatística: é preciso auscultá-la, senti-Ia, retirar-lhe algum oráculo. Daí o furor de sedução, de solicitude e de solicitação em torno dela. Daí a predição por ressonância, os efeitos de antecipação e de futuro da multidão em miragens como: <O povo francês pensa… A maioria dos alemães reprova… Toda a Inglaterra vibra com o nascimento do Príncipe…, etc.> – espelho que tende a um reconhecimento sempre cego, sempre ausente.”

Acredita-se que se estruturam as massas injetando-lhes informação, acredita-se que se libera sua energia social cativa à força de informação e de mensagens (a tal ponto que não é mais o enquadramento institucional, mas a quantidade de informação e a taxa de exposição aos meios de comunicação que hoje medem a socialização).”

A massa só é massa porque sua energia social já se esfriou. É um estoque frio, capaz de absorver e de neutralizar todas as energias quentes. Ela se assemelha a esses sistemas semimortos em que se injeta mais energia do que se retira, a essas minas esgotadas que se mantêm em estado de exploração artificial a preço de ouro.”

A energia que se dispende para atenuar a baixa tendencial da taxa de investimento político e a fragilidade absoluta do princípio social de realidade, para manter essa situação do social e impedi-lo de implodir totalmente, essa energia é imensa, e o sistema se precipita aí.”

Não se trata também de produção do social, porque senão o socialismo bastaria, até mesmo o próprio capitalismo. De fato, tudo muda com a precedência da produção da demanda sobre a das mercadorias. A relação lógica (da produção ao consumo) se desfaz, e estamos numa ordem inteiramente diferente, que não é mais nem de produção nem de consumo, mas de simulação de ambas graças à inversão do processo. De repente, não se trata mais de uma crise <real> do capital, como o supõe Attali, crise que depende de um pouco mais de social e de socialismo, mas de um dispositivo absolutamente diferente, hiper-real, que não tem mais nada a ver nem com o capital nem com o social.”

como massa, se limita a ser boa condutora dos fluxos, mas de todos os fluxos, boa condutora da informação, mas de qualquer informação, boa condutora de normas, mas de todas as normas; com isso, se limita a remeter o social à sua transparência absoluta, a só dar lugar aos efeitos do social e do poder, constelações flutuantes em torno desse núcleo imperceptível.”

Nunca houve manipulação. A partida foi jogada pelos dois, com as mesmas armas, e ninguém hoje poderia dizer quem a venceu”

hiperconformismo, forma imanente de humor” “a massa realiza esse paradoxo de não ser um sujeito, um grupo-sujeito, mas de também não ser um objeto.” “a noção de objeto aí se perde, como o campo da microfísica se perde na análise última da <matéria> – impossível captá-la como objeto neste limite infinitesimal

Todo o mundo conhece a profunda indeterminação que reina sobre as estatísticas (o cálculo de probabilidades ou os grandes números também correspondem a uma indeterminação, a uma <flutuação> do conceito de matéria, a que pouco corresponde uma insignificante noção de <lei objetiva>.”

Daí partiria, no sentido literal, uma patafÍsica ou a ciência das soluções imaginárias, ciência da simulação e da hiper-simulação de um mundo exato, verdadeiro, objetivo, com suas leis universais, incluindo o delírio daqueles que o interpretam segundo estas leis. As massas e seu humor involuntário nos introduziriam a uma patafísica do social que finalmente nos desembaraçaria de toda esta metafísica do social que nos atravanca.”

O publicitário não pode deixar de crer que as pessoas acreditam – por pouco que seja, isso quer dizer que existe uma probabilidade mínima de que a mensagem alcance seu objetivo e seja decodificada segundo seu sentido.”

O MEIO É A MENSAGEM, profetizava Mac Luhan: fórmula característica da fase atual, a fase cool de qualquer cultura mass-media

Enquanto o político há muito tempo é considerado só como espetáculo no interior da vida privada, digerido como divertimento semi-esportivo, semilúdico (veja-se o voto vencedor das eleições americanas, ou as tardes de eleições no rádio ou na tevê), e na forma ao mesmo tempo fascinada e maliciosa das velhas comédias de costumes. O jogo eleitoral se identifica há muito tempo aos jogos televisados na consciência do povo. Este, que sempre serviu de álibi e de figurante para a representação política, se vinga entregando-se à representação teatral da cena política e de seus atores.” “É o jogo, o filme ou os desenhos animados que servem de modelos de percepção da esfera política.” Neymar vingador e seu Death Note.

Até os anos 60, a história se impõe como tempo forte: o privado e o cotidiano não são mais do que o avesso obscuro da esfera política. No melhor dos casos, intervém uma dialética entre os dois e pode-se pensar que um dia o cotidiano, como o individual, resplandecerá além da história, no universal. Mas até lá só se pode deplorar o recuo das massas a sua esfera doméstica, sua recusa da história, da política e do universal, e sua absorção na cotidianidade embrutecida do consumo (felizmente elas trabalham, o que lhes garante um estatuto histórico <objetivo> até o momento da tomada de consciência). Hoje, inversão do tempo fraco e do tempo forte: começa-se a vislumbrar que o cotidiano, que os homens em sua banalidade até que poderiam não ser o reverso insignificante da história – melhor: que o recuo para o privado até poderia ser um desafio direto ao político, uma forma de resistência ativa à manipulação política. Os papéis se invertem: é a banalidade da vida, a vida corrente, tudo o que se estigmatizara como pequeno-burguês, abjeto e apolítico (inclusive o sexo) que se torna o tempo forte

Hipótese vertiginosa. As massas despolitizadas não estariam aquém mas além da política. (…) As massas executariam em sua prática <ingênua> (e sem ter esperado as análises sobre o <fim do político>) a sentença da anulação do político, seriam espontaneamente transpolíticas, como são translingüísticas em sua linguagem. Mas, atenção! (…) alguns desejariam que se tratasse (em particular em sua versão sexual e de desejo) de uma nova fonte de energia revolucionária, desejariam lhe dar um sentido e o reconstituir como negatividade histórica em sua própria banalidade. Exaltação de microdesejos, de pequenas diferenças, de práticas cegas, de marginalidades anônimas. Último sobressalto dos intelectuais para exaltar a insignificância, para promover o não-sentido na ordem do sentido. E revertê-lo à razão política. A banalidade, a inércia, o apoliticismo eram fascistas, agora se tornam revolucionários – sem mudar de sentido, isto é, sem deixar de ter sentido. Micro-revolução da banalidade, transpolítica do desejo – mais um truque dos <libertadores>.”

UMA ETNOGRAFIA DA AMÉRICA LATINA 2020’S: “A emergência das maiorias silenciosas se integra no ciclo completo da resistência histórica ao social. Resistência ao trabalho, evidentemente, mas também resistência à medicina, resistência à escola, resistência à segurança, resistência à informação. A história oficial só registra o progresso ininterrupto do social, relegando às trevas, como culturas passadas, como vestígios bárbaros, tudo que não concorreria para esse glorioso acontecimento.” “(o social vai bem, obrigado, só restam uns loucos para escapar ao registro, à vacinação e às vantagens da segurança)”

QUANDO A REDE GLOBO SE TORNA VÍTIMA DO MONSTRO QUE CRIOU (OU MELHOR: QUANDO ELA DESCOBRE QUE A MASSA ERA O DOUTOR E ELA MERO FRANKENSTEIN): “Sempre se acreditou que são os meios de comunicação que enredam as massas – o que é a própria ideologia dos mass media. Procurou-se o segredo da manipulação numa semiologia que combate os mass media. Mas se esqueceu, nessa lógica ingênua da comunicação, que as massas são um meio muito mais forte que todos os meios de comunicação, que são elas que os enredam e os absorvem – ou que pelo menos não há nenhuma prioridade de um sobre o outro. O processo da massa e o dos meios de comunicação são um processo único. Mass(age) é a mensagem.”

trata-se de lhes inculcar de todos os lados (propaganda oficial [Keenes], associação de consumidores, ecólogos [Uirás], sociólogos) a boa prática e o cálculo funcional em matéria de consumo, mas sem esperança.” “Valor/signo em vez de valor de uso já é um desvio da economia política.” “Uso a-social, resistente a todas as pedagogias socialistas – uso aberrante através do qual as massas (nós, vocês, todo o mundo) inverteram a economia política desde agora. Não esperaram as revoluções futuras nem as teorias que pretendem libertá-las de um movimento <dialético>. Elas sabem que não se liberta de nada e que só se abole um sistema obrigando-o ao hiperlógico, impelindo-o a um uso excessivo que equivale a um amortecimento brutal. <Vocês querem que se consuma – pois bem, consumamos sempre mais, e não importa o quê; para todos os fins inúteis e absurdos.>”

O mesmo aconteceu com a medicina: à resistência frontal (que aliás não desapareceu) se substituiu uma forma mais sutil de subversão, um consumo excessivo, irrefreável, da medicina, um conformismo pânico às injunções da saúde. Escalada fantástica do consumo médico que desvia completamente os objetivos e as finalidades sociais da medicina. Que melhor meio de aboli-Ia? Desde então os médicos não sabem mais o que fazem, o que são, muito mais manipulados do que manipuladores. <Queremos mais cuidados, mais médicos, mais medicamentos, mais segurança, mais saúde, sempre mais, sem limites!> As massas são alienadas na medicina? De modo algum: ao exigirem sempre mais, como mercadoria, estão prestes a arruinar sua instituição, a explodir a segurança social, a colocar o próprio social em perigo. Que maior ironia pode haver do que nesta exigência do social como bem de consumo individual, submetido ao excesso da oferta e da procura? Paródia e paradoxo: é por sua inércia nos caminhos do social que lhes foram traçados que as massas lhes ultrapassam a lógica e os limites, e destroem todo o edifício.”

o terrorismo na verdade pretende visar o capital (o imperialismo mundial, etc.) mas se engana de inimigo, e ao fazer isso visa seu verdadeiro inimigo, que é o social.” NADA A VER COM COPA OU OLIMPÍADAS: “terrorismo não-explosivo, não-histórico, não-político; implosivo, cristalizante, siderante” V de Vacância

Ele é o único ato não-representativo. É nisso que ele tem afinidade com as massas, que são a única realidade não-representável. Sobretudo isso não quer dizer que novamente o terrorismo representaria o silêncio e o não-dito das massas, que exprimiria violentamente sua resistência passiva. Isso quer dizer simplesmente: não há equivalente ao caráter cego, não-representativo, desprovido de sentido, do ato terrorista, senão o comportamento cego, desprovido de sentido e além da representação que é o das massas. Eles têm isso de comum porque são a forma atual mais radical, mais exacerbada, de negação de qualquer sistema representativo. É tudo.” “Só conhecemos bem os encadeamentos representativos, não sabemos grande coisa dos encadeamentos analógicos, a-finitários, imediatizados, irreferenciais e outros sistemas.”

Não se pode dizer que é a <era das maiorias silenciosas> que <produz> o terrorismo. É a simultaneidade dos dois que é assombrosa e causa estranheza. Único acontecimento, aceite-se ou não sua brutalidade, que verdadeiramente marca o fim do político e do social. O único que traduz essa realidade de uma implosão violenta de todos os nossos sistemas de representação.” “O terrorismo não visa de modo algum desmascarar o caráter repressivo do Estado (essa é a negatividade provocadora dos grupelhos, que aí encontram uma última oportunidade de serem representativos aos olhos das massas).”

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P. 29: terrorismo x banditismo

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Não há diferença alguma entre um terremoto na Guatemala e a queda de um Boeing da Lufthansa com 300 passageiros a bordo, entre a intervenção <natural> e a intervenção <humana> terrorista. A natureza é terrorista, como o é a interrupção abrupta de todo o sistema tecnológico: os grandes black-outs de Nova Iorque (1965 e 1977) criam situações terroristas melhores que as verdadeiras, situações sonhadas. Melhor: esses grandes acidentes tecnológicos, como os grandes acidentes naturais, exemplificam a possibilidade de uma subversão radical sem sujeito. A pane de 1977 em Nova Iorque poderia ser fomentada por um grupo terrorista muito organizado e isso não mudaria nada no resultado objetivo. Teriam sucedido os mesmos atos de violência, de pilhagem, de levante, a mesma suspensão da ordem <social>. Isso significa que o terrorismo não está na decisão de violência, mas em toda parte na normalidade do social, de modo que ela pode de um momento para o outro se transfigurar numa realidade inversa, absurda, incontrolável. A catástrofe natural funciona dessa maneira e é assim que, paradoxalmente, ela se torna a expressão mítica da catástrofe do social. Ou melhor, sendo a catástrofe natural por excelência um incidente desprovido de sentido, não-representativo (senão de Deus, eis por que o responsável pela Continental Edison pôde falar de Deus e de sua intervenção no episódio do último black-out de Nova Iorque), torna-se uma espécie de sintoma ou de encarnação violenta do estado do social, a saber, de sua catástrofe e da ruína de todas as representações que o sustentavam.”

a fascinação é a intensidade extrema do neutro.”

A implosão, para nós e hoje, só pode ser violenta e catastrófica, porque ela resulta do fracasso do sistema de explosão e de expansão dirigida que foi o nosso no Ocidente há alguns séculos.” “A implosão é inelutável, e todos os esforços para salvar os princípios de realidade, de acumulação, de universalidade, os princípios de evolução que dependem dos sistemas em expansão, são arcaicos, regressivos, nostálgicos. Inclusive todos aqueles que querem liberar as energias libidinais, as energias plurais, as intensidades fragmentárias, etc.” “Há traços disso, de diversas tentativas de controlar os novos impulsos anti-universais [satanização do “globalismo”], anti-representativos, tribais, centrípetos, etc.: as comunidades, a ecologia, o crescimento zero [CPTK(SIC) – Centro de Pesquisas Tirei do Ku para a Sustentação Idônea do Capital], as drogas [a única ‘evasão de divisas’ politicamente correta] – tudo isso sem dúvida é dessa natureza. Mas é preciso não se iludir sobre a implosão lenta. Ela está destinada à efemeridade e ao fracasso. Não houve transição equilibrada de sistemas implosivos aos sistemas explosivos: isso sempre aconteceu violentamente, e há toda a possibilidade de que nossa passagem para a implosão também seja violenta e catastrófica.”

ESTE ZERO: “Só a <sociologia> pode parecer testemunhar sua eternidade, e a soberana algaravia das <ciências sociais> ainda o divulgará muito tempo após ele ter desaparecido.”

SANTÍSSIMA TRINDADE SPONSORED BY K. – RIMA COM…: “como o espaço e o tempo, o social efetivamente abre uma perspectiva ao infinito. Não há definição do social senão nessa perspectiva panótica.”

Se o sexo e a sexualidade, dado que a revolução sexual os muda em si mesmos, são verdadeiramente um modo de troca e de produção de relações sexuais, já a sedução é o inverso da troca, e próxima ao desafio. A sexualidade realmente só se tornou <relação sexual>, só pôde ser falada nesses termos já racionalizados de valor e de troca, ao se esquecer qualquer forma de sedução – assim como o social só se torna <relação social> quando perdeu toda a dimensão simbólica.

SEMPRE CABE +1: “Ver, em L’Échange Simbolique et le Mort¹, a tripla residualidade: do valor na ordem econômica, do fantasma na ordem psíquica, da significação da ordem lingüística. É preciso portanto acrescentar aí a residualidade do social na ordem… social.”

¹ Talvez o único livro de Baudrillard que ainda não li!

não se pode dizer que o social morre, pois ele é desde sempre acumulação do morto. Com efeito, estamos numa civilização do super-social, e simultaneamente do resíduo indegradável, indestrutível, que se expande na própria medida da extensão do social.”

O REI MAGNÂNIMO: “Em 1544 abriu-se o primeiro grande estabelecimento de pobres em Paris: vagabundos, dementes, doentes, todos aqueles que o grupo não integrou e deixou como sobras serão adotados sob o signo nascente do social.”

4 CENTURIES LATER…: “Quando a sobra atinge as dimensões da sociedade toda, tem-se uma socialização perfeita. Vejam-se os Guaiaqui [Kwakiutl?] ou os Tupi-Guarani: quando um tal resíduo aparece, é drenado pelos líderes messiânicos para o Atlântico, sob a forma de movimentos escatológicos que purgam o grupo dos resíduos <sociais>. Não só o poder político (Clastres) mas o próprio social é conjurado como instância desintegrada/desintegrante.” Não há uma obra de Baudrillard sem Pierre Clastres…

Sea-arriba: O paradoxo do sociólogo que combate os anti-sociólogos: parcial no cultivo da neutralidade, torna-se tendencioso. A evolução social re-quer o autogolpe, uma espécie de “Brasil transformado em ciência”. Onde tudo é ruçamente permitido!

gestão usurária da morte” “É nessa perspectiva de gestão de resíduos que o social pode aparecer hoje pelo que é: um direito, uma necessidade, um serviço, um puro e simples valor de uso.” “o social como ecossistema, homeostase e superbiologia funcional da espécie“Uma espécie de espaço fetal de segurança (…) a forma mais baixa da energia social”

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Se toda a riqueza fosse sacrificada, as pessoas perderiam o sentido do real. Se toda a riqueza se tornasse disponível, as pessoas perderiam o sentido do útil e do inútil. O social existe para garantir o consumo inútil da sobra a fim de que os indivíduos se dediquem à gestão útil de suas vidas.” Transformar leite e queijo em livros.

Não é à toa que cálculo (estudo de relações entre coisas) se chama razão.

o afluxo repentino de divisas é a maneira mais rápida e mais radical de arruinar uma moeda”

NEGATIVE LOTTO: “A loucura de Hölderlin lhe veio desta prodigalidade dos deuses, desta graça dos deuses que afoga e se torna mortal se não pode ser reparada e compensada por uma equivalência humana, a da terra, a do trabalho. Há aí uma espécie de lei que não tem nada a ver com a moral burguesa. Mais próximo de nós, citemos a confusão mortal das pessoas superexpostas à riqueza e à felicidade – como clientes de uma grande loja aos quais se oferece escolher o que desejam: é o pânico. Ou ainda esses vinhateiros a quem o Estado oferece mais dinheiro para arrancar suas vinhas do que ganhariam trabalhando nelas. São muito mais desestruturados por este prêmio inesperado do que pela tradicional exploração de força de trabalho.”

Eu preciso de imbecis me aparando ou eu seria só cabelo.

Se meu talento fosse reconhecido da noite para o dia, fatalmente eu ficaria louco como se toda a metanfetamina do mundo fosse-me injetada duma vez.

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A verdadeira candura é a dos socialistas e humanistas de toda espécie, que querem que toda a riqueza seja redistribuída, que não haja nenhuma despesa inútil, etc.”

É o que o socialismo não vê: ao querer abolir essa escassez, e ao reivindicar o usufruto generalizado da riqueza, põe fim ao social acreditando que o está conduzindo ao auge.” “Quando tudo, inclusive o social, se torna valor de uso, o mundo se tornou inerte, onde se opera o inverso do que Marx sonhava. Ele sonhava com uma reabsorção do econômico no social (transfigurado). O que nos acontece é a reabsorção do social na economia política (banalizada): a gestão pura e simples.”

Nada mudou desde Mandeville e sua Fábula das Abelhas.”

Terceira hipótese: “O social não foi sempre um equívoco, como na primeira hipótese, nem uma sobra, como na segunda. Mas justamente só teve sentido, como o poder, como o trabalho, como o capital, num espaço perspectivo de distribuição racional (…) e hoje morre” “Ora, o social só existe num espaço perspectivo, morre no espaço de simulação”

Curto-circuito fantástico: o real é hiper-realizado; nem realizado, nem idealizado. O hiper-real é a abolição do real não por destruição violenta, mas pela afirmação, elevação à potência do modelo.” “Há real em demasia, cai-se no obsceno e no pornô.”

CAGADA HAT-TRICK

A direita

A esquerda

O espírito aristocráticotirânico AMEMuns aos outros

Doña Flôbert e seus 2 Partidos

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A esquerda é o monstro do Alien.

Por que, no final das contas, o fascismo (genuíno, pur sang) é sempre eleito democraticamente: “Os representantes do povo são bastante ingênuos a esse respeito: tomam sua eleição por uma aprovação e um consenso popular, não desconfiam nunca que não há nada mais ambíguo do que impelir alguém ao poder e que o espetáculo mais gratificante para o povo sem dúvida sempre foi a derrota de uma classe política.”

O advento do socialismo como modelo é absolutamente diferente de seu advento histórico. Como acontecimento, como mito, como força de ruptura, o socialismo não tem, como se diz, o tempo de se parecer consigo mesmo, de se fortalecer como modelo, não tem tempo de se confundir com a sociedade – nessa qualidade ele não é um estado estável, e aliás só fez breves aparições históricas. Ao passo que hoje o socialismo se propõe como modelo estável e confiável – não é mais uma exigência revolucionária, é uma simulação de mudança (simulação no sentido de desenvolvimento do melhor cenário possível) e uma simulação do futuro. Nada de surpresa, nada de violência, nada de ultrapassagem, nada de verdadeira paixão.”

A menos que haja uma reversão miraculosa da história, que daria sua carne e seu sangue a qualquer projeto social que apareça, e à realidade sem mais, é-nos necessário, como diz Canetti, perseverar na destruição atual.”

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o intelectual infelizmente sempre é bastante virginal para ser cúmplice da repressão ao vício.” Nunca cansamos de ser críticos. Só com críticas explícitas fazemos 3 pontos fora de casa. Como político, excelente filósofo; como filósofo, excelente político. Como legislador, excelente burocrata. Enquanto funcionário racional-legal, criador de exceções imprevisíveis incontroláveis o tempo inteiro. Como pai ótimo filho.

Ou Stalin ou Nada, de que lado Você (o[u] Eu) está?

O CORPO DECIDE QUANDO O TEATRO FICA ENJOADO: “Nós vagueamos entre os fantasmas do capital, de hoje em diante vaguearemos no modelo póstumo do socialismo. A hiper-realidade de tudo isso não mudará nem um pouco, num certo sentido é nossa paisagem familiar há muito tempo. Estamos doentes de leucemia política, e essa indiferença crescente (estamos atravessados pelo poder sem por ele sermos atingidos, analisamos, atravessamos o poder sem alcançá-lo) é absolutamente semelhante ao tipo de patologia mais moderna: a saber, não a agressão biológica objetiva, mas a incapacidade crescente do organismo de fabricar anticorpos (ou mesmo, como na esclerose em placas, a possibilidade de os anticorpos se voltarem contra o próprio organismo).”

E aí nós, intelectuais, fomos pegos. Porque enquanto se tratava de economia, de programação e do desencantamento de uma sociedade liberal, mantivemos nosso foro íntimo, ricos de uma reserva mental e política indefinida, vestais de uma pequena chama crítica e filosófica, promessa de uma eficácia silenciosa da teoria (aliás a teoria se portava muito bem, ela não reencontrará sem dúvida jamais a qualidade ofensiva e jubilatória ao mesmo tempo que a grandiosa sinecura de que desfrutou nesses últimos 20 anos).” “Nada pior do que a absorção da força teórica numa instituição. Eu compreendo: a própria utopia dos conceitos segundo os quais analisávamos esta situação que não era a nossa, e a dissolvíamos em seus componentes imaginários, essa utopia mesma se volta contra nós sob a forma de julgamento de valor real, de jurisdição intelectualmente armada com nossas próprias armas, sob a forma desse fantasma da vontade coletiva, essa utopia foi a de nossa própria classe [os intelectuais], que mantém, mesmo na simulação, o poder de nos anular.”

velho slogan rimbaudiano que se tornou socialista – alegrai-vos, hoje se vai mudar verdadeiramente a vida – é maravilhoso!”

Thomas En(do)gênio: “Tal é o sonho socialista, enlouquecido de transparência, inundado de ingenuidade. Porque nenhum grupo jamais funcionou assim – mas sobretudo: que grupo não sonhou com isso? Felizmente é verossímil que algum projeto social digno desse nome jamais existiu, que nenhum grupo na verdade jamais se concebeu idealmente como social, em suma, jamais houve <a sombra> (salvo nas cabeças intelectuais) nem o embrião de um sujeito coletivo com responsabilidade limitada, nem a possibilidade mesma de um objetivo dessa ordem.”

VANIHILL SKY

Nos anos 50 era provavelmente impensável uma ressurreição do fascismo para a quase totalidade dos seres humanos. Para os vitoriosos, porque deviam intuir que seu êxito era a comprovação plena da justiça universal; o evento era recente demais para que se pudesse conceber sequer uma nova tentativa de alçada ao poder por parte da extrema direita, com o mesmo ímpeto e nas mesmas bases do recém-intentado. Tal tentativa, era óbvio, estava fadada ao fracasso. E se a tentativa ocorresse, se por um milagre triunfasse em algum país (a Alemanha estava então ocupada e dividida), o resultado final, após um inevitável confronto bélico, já estava escancarado: a vitória incondicional das forças aliadas democráticas. Mesmo o derrotado que como conseqüência do fim da guerra (já tendo sido lucro o “continuar vivo”) ainda não houvesse mudado de lado (pensemos no clássico tipo do soldado alemão, homenzinhos em série que “só cumpriam ordens” e não tinham possibilidade hierárquica alguma de estipular ações relevantes nem de influenciar na guerra, tampouco de ser responsabilizados em massa e punidos num tribunal por seus crimes durante o regime de exceção, sem falar que estamos, ainda, antes – e na iminência – da criação dos Direitos Humanos e das Nações Unidas) certamente estaria em frangalhos para cultivar qualquer fé no futuro do seu ideal supremacista. A reação mais normal era a conversão imediata pura e simples, o acordar do hipnotismo ou do sonho, regressando à condição humana. Desconsidero aqui os “nazistas revisionistas”, esse tipo de criatura que, 50 anos depois, nega a existência do Holocausto. Difícil acreditar que esses indivíduos acreditem em si mesmos. Por definição, este não seria um verdadeiro nazista, pois o judeu é o “mal denso e opaco” que não pode em absoluto ser negado. Para o nazista, negar o extermínio dos judeus, negar os bons auspícios da mera idéia da abolição desta “raça”, seria sintoma de fraqueza e degeneração, além de um vexame perante os antepassados, não se justificando nem mesmo como tática mesquinha para a ascensão ao poder. Também acho improvável que qualquer “revisionista” dos anos 50 não fosse enviado a manicômios. Deve se tratar de um fenômeno mais recente, de pessoas que não viveram a guerra.

O ponto sensível em que queria chegar: tinha-se como preceito básico que enquanto fosse conhecido e lembrado o Nazifascismo não se repetiria. Esse pressuposto já foi demolido. Hoje o sinal preocupante é que indivíduos que conhecem a História, a Segunda Guerra e os mecanismos totalitários passam agora a desejar fervorosamente sua manifestação mais uma vez. A verdade era auto-revelada; assim que o véu do enredo se levantava, o aspecto atroz do Nacional-Socialismo tinha um poder instantâneo de convencimento das massas: uma aberração tal carregava consigo a verdade evidente de sua cretinice e bestialidade. O sentimento expiatório, o choque compartilhado por todos os conscientes do ocorrido, proibia qualquer simpatia pelos derrotados. Havia um mudo consenso sobre esta fabulosa calamidade ou episódio mais grotesco de todos os tempos…

…Que não se mostrou muito duradouro, pelo que hoje vemos. Poucas gerações depois, uma parcela da humanidade deseja o ressurgimento da cretinice e da bestialidade, não mais cretinas, não mais embaraçosas, mas índices, pelo contrário, de um “novo homem”, renascido das cinzas da debilidade social-democrata. E essa vontade já não é mascarada ou tratada com pudor: é nua e crua. Hitler e Mussolini foram desventurados, mas devem ser tomados como modelo e inspiração, dizem os novos jovens (e alguns já velhos). Porém, reviravolta das reviravoltas, eis a inflexão inaudita: termos chegado a esse ponto não teria dois lados?!

Se por um lado é factível um novo nazismo, ver que a idéia foi apropriada por fatias de “consumidores” da aldeia global não seria constatar que não se trata da hecatombe original, mas de uma forma, que direi eu?, atenuada, até mesmo inofensiva?! Apropriado pelo capitalismo, o movimento da ultradireita poderia ser reeditado sem romper daqui em diante as regras do sistema, sem apresentar perigo letal, como tudo o mais o é? Como toda revolução, forma de protesto ou anti-mercadoria se torna apenas mais um item do catálogo pouquíssimo tempo depois de seu aparecimento, contradizendo-se a si própria ao se tornar paradoxalmente imortal e serializável, não seria o nazifascismo mais uma vedete dentre outras da Sociedade do Espetáculo? Apenas uma forma de se distinguir socialmente (Bourdieu e a insípida sociologia acadêmica francesa)?! Incapaz, na prática, de efetivar as metas hitleristas, condenado a ficar eternamente no “quase”, igual a democracia, igual a social-democracia, igual o socialismo, igual o neoliberalismo, igual tudo que já foi inventado e rotulado pelo homem? Utopia mundana, eleger fascistas já nada significaria?!

A máquina perfeita de simulação virtual, essa reversibilidade ad infinitum dos elementos de um jogo insuprimível, como diria o discurso pós-moderno de um Baudrillard? Confesso-me esmagado entre dois extremos que não consigo adotar por mais de um dia sem reservas: o do antifa histérico e histriônico (“apenas eu estou vendo isso? o que vocês estão fazendo que não tomam uma atitude?”) e o do conformado mais apático que se imagina (“não é nada para se preocupar, não esquenta, isso passa”). Faz diferença a indiferença? Não é o fascista de hoje muito mais incompetente e estéril? Uma falsa impressão que, se levada adiante, possibilitaria a vitória totalitária? Mas o antifa existe e está aí, e brada contra qualquer “atributo fascista” enxergado e hipostasiado, alucinado, até mesmo no seio da esquerda mais ortodoxa! Não parece ser esta a questão, num mundo que ainda não decidiu o que é mais difícil ou lenda urbana: alienar-se ou evitar a hipocrisia, ser fiel a um imperativo categórico ou tornar-se o perfeito blasé. A rigor sabemos que jamais voltaremos ao cenário em que essas coisas eram mais simples e apresentavam quaisquer remotos resquícios de sentido. Estarei indefinidamente espremido, como joguete baudrillardiano, entre esses dois falsos-horizontes, num corredor polonês estreito e interminável, se bem que fruto da minha imaginação, condenado a viver num mundo que reprisa sempre os mesmos sucessos e fracassos sem dar a hegemonia a nada nem ninguém, um sonhador como o de Vanilla Sky, cujo sonho é reinicializado quando sai um pouco de controle, sendo a suma de um niilismo inexpugnável e estagnado?

Nossa memória histórica realmente existe ou ela é reconfigurada todos os dias por um administrador do sistema operacional, ou pelo nosso próprio inconsciente?! O problema da reascensão do fascismo e de continuarmos aqui, banais, pensantes, é esse: o de pôr em questão e entre parênteses a própria realidade, o próprio conceito de triunfo, a própria definição de medo, ansiedade, da claustrofobia, da sensação de esgotamento ou exaustão. Céu branco de baunilha, o ontem é mitologia, o amanhã apenas um reboot.

ODIN NUNCA FOI ZEUS

Tribos vikings eram conglomerados de retardados. E ainda que, antropologicamente falando, você os considere em nível de equivalência com as tribos pré-colombianas ou outros povos nômades totalmente aniquilados pelo “homem branco civilizado” (e depreciados post mortem como “sociedades inferiores”), basta ver o que é a Europa hoje (essa flor fedida) para entender que pau que nasce torto, só podia mesmo morrer torto. (RESSALVA IMPORTANTE: os vikings não “evoluíram paulatinamente rumo ao Estado de Direito”; esse conceito permaneceria completamente desconhecido pelas gerações seguintes, na Europa Ocidental, não fosse a influência do direito romano, quer seja, no fundo, não fosse a SINGULARIDADE MIRACULOSA chamada “gregos”, que em poucos séculos de organização que tenha deixado rastros transmutaram para sempre o devir do homem, criatura sórdida que rasteja e vegeta há dezenas de milhares de milênios, apesar dos esforços de alguns gênios esporádicos.) (RESSALVA 2: Digam o que disserem dos judeus – há quem pense que eles arruinaram o mundo -, Jeová continuaria sendo um culto periférico e irrelevante para os povos da Terra, não fosse a injeção espiritual de Sócrates, Platão & cia. que transformou uma religião de seita em crença ecumênica – mesmo o Cristianismo, esse inimigo-mor dos vikings, o autêntico Ragnarok da besta-loira, é, também, herança – trágica herança – grega.)