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"OURS TO JEW OR DIE" Communism without poets as it is practiced by Jews, scientists, rational reasoners, materialists, Marxists, bureaucrats, skunks, louts, at the rate of six hundred kilos per sentence, is a very boring process of prosaic tyranny, absolutely unable to take wings, an absolutely atrocious, Jewish satrapal imposture, unedible and inhuman, a very sickening forcing house for slaves, a hellish wager, a remedy worse than the disease. (EC, 133) And at the same time on the other side: But what is Maurras getting at? I don't understand a thing about the cunning, the dosulage, the high-sounding hare and hounderies of his most Latin doctrine. (EC, 252) And his style! His famous style! Sticky, stumbling, tendentious, fake, Jewish . . . (EC, 189) And against the bourgeois: As for the Bourgeois, he doesn't give a damn, what he wants is to keep his lettuce, his "Royal Dutch" stock, his privileges, his situation, and the Lodge where he meets such fine people, the kind who have a pipe-line to the government. In short he is Jewish, seeing that the Jews have got the gold . . . (BD, 70) In similar fashion, he flies into a black rage against the schools, which are reductive of animal spontaneity and are based on abstract, paternal reason, a reason that constrains and maims (A "hatcher of symbols,"5 the school, in Les Beaux Draps, is a "devourer" of the "mischievous liveliness" of children; by means of reason, it inflicts false and fake values upon them, as opposed to spontaneous, innate, animal beauty), and he feverishly defends the true family, the solid dictatorship of the father ("I go by another Family code, one that is much hardier, more ample, a lot more generous, not a code for shrivelled up argumentative preservers. Of course not! Not at all! A real code, one that would include everything, animals, goods and people, children and the aged, all of France in the same family, Jews excluded of course, a single family, a single dad, dictator and respected" BD, 172). One has to admit that out of such logical oscillations there emerge a few striking words of truth. Such words present us with harsh X-rays of given areas of social and political experience; they turn into fantasies or deliriums only from the mo-

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Powers of Horror  

Powers of Horror-Julia Kristeva

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Powers of Horror-Julia Kristeva

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