Si unam litteram Græcam scisset
(If he had known a single word of Greek)
The ancient narratives (like for example Greek tragedies) are studded with natural elements (wind, water, fire, animals, plants, mountains etc.). They are a component of human nature or not (Achilles: "artificial" being) and of its discourse (see 'IN CAUDA VENENUM': 'in the tail -of the scorpion- is poison', in reference to the political speech: 'the poison comes at the end'). What is our relationship with nature now? Is it an already subdued subject or to be subdued?
In ancient narratives, gods represent the exerted power over the nature and men. Today, some "chosen ones" (chiefs of state, CEOs of multinational corporations) exert this power and control over people (governance of populations now and in the future: exploitation of personnal data among others) and nature (the present and future of the climate, the survival of animal and plant species or not). Have we really changed paradigm? What difference does it make? (see 'BUT THU, O CREATURE OF POWER')
Democracy is born in Ancient Greece. Even if it excludes slaves, women and misdirects rights that seem today natural, it breaks tyrannies, tries to find as a matter of principle equity, creates changes or makes other tyrannies. Where are we now with the exert of our rights in democracies? Can we afford to do better? (see 'GIVE US BACK THE MONEY',' DO NOT CHOOSE FOR ME')
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