fredag, januari 20, 2012

Alain Badiou om längtan efter det universella

  “What is being constructed before our very eyes is the communitarization of the public sphere, the renunciation of the law´s transcendent neutrality. The State is supposed to assure itself primarily and permanently of the genealogical, religiously, and racially verifiable identity of those for whom it is responsible.” […] “The law thereby falls under the control of a ´national´ model devoid of any real principle, unless it be that of the persecutions it initiates. Abandoning all universal principle, identitarian verification – which is never anything but police monitoring – comes to take precedence over the definition or application of the law.” […] “How clearly Paul´s statement rings out under these conditions! A genuinely stupefying statement when one knows the rules of the ancient world: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female´ (Gal. 3.28)!"
Alain Badiou, Saint Paul: the foundation of universalism (Stanford University Press, 1997), 9. 
Jag tar mig friheten att fullfölja Badious citat: "... for you are all one in Christ Jesus".

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