Part 0 – Preamble: The choices of civilizations

The Poet’s Mission

to leave the systems of power and put back our networks of life.

“Holding on to life is a deadly weakness. Civilizations are created by people who are not afraid to die and lost by people who love to live.”

Patrick Besson

The poet’s mission of authority is very similar to every human being. From the childhood of his art, he uses our two sources of knowledge and the personal initiatory and spiritual source. We will present it in Part 1, the functioning of social life networks and in Part 4, when we will address the realization of the work that deals with the establishment and use of a collective knowledge that results from the marriage of the cultures of the social groups among which we live and whose evolution we want to further in order to meet our reasons for living and dying in our human condition.

Pierre Legendre: the poet must break the fables.

In order to leave the systems of power, to carry out the choice of civilization without submission to minorities who steal the wealth achieved by the work of all, the poet has a singular function. To present it, we use a reading of an essay by Pierre LEGENDRE whose title immediately caught our attention: “Poetic words escaped from the text”. The poet’s mission of authority is to break the knot of fables that put us under house arrest in our submission to the rulers of the systems of power. Legendre, in 1982, did not speak of systems of power and networks of social life, of participatory local direct democracy, but he realized that this work of liberating human beings required the intervention of poets. Poets are the only ones who have the authority, the power and the command to decide, to eliminate the knot of fable.

Excerpt from ” Paroles poètes du text “, le Seuil, collection ” les champs freudiens ” 1982.

“If the pedagogism, from which not only children suffer, did not brandish as a threat of apocalypse the novelties of the industry, if the poets disgorged less, for the account of the Idyllic Cultural Place, if they dared to rise more against the rationalist emphasis, then the lack of madness of the management knowledge would become overwhelming and the claim to sweep away the last lies that remain to us would be unbearable.

The warlike clash of methods of performance is obscured by scientific propaganda advocating speech and psychological happiness; under a kind of professionalization of poetry, we do not see a new style of imposture: we are destroyed by reason, by reason, by reason; we are being denied the bluff.

Against the universal enterprise of charity, which does not hesitate to transform the themes of Stoic pain into a pharmacopeia, to make a Seneca for managers, it became necessary to use brutality: poets, have the courage of cowardice, study industry.

I have always considered, since the childhood of my knowledge, that our universe of civilized producers comprises two species of individuals, the poets and the others; in my opinion, those who dare to speak and others.

If institutions cannot be the place of the subject’s word, but only the place of violence or diplomatic ceremonies in the negotiation of human relations, this means that the industrial system, as a story of words, cannot be understood without the poets getting involved.

Here is the only conceivable way to address the learned question of structure: without calling for poetry, it is impossible to approach it, because every system of institutions is a knot of fables, and these fables are crafted in a precious space of words. Without this first consideration, pretending to the theory is futile.

From this point on, the structure can be the subject of serious observations, assuming that it is the textual scope where we are under house arrest.”

Pierre Legendre

This text, which dates back to the late 1970s, is based on the conflict between academic knowledge and new technological knowledge, shaped by scientific rationalism which claims to explain everything in order to obtain materialistic happiness.

Pierre Legendre understands that this monopolization of knowledge by the intellectual and rational source does not meet our expectations. This new domination of knowledge eliminates the first source, the one that he says gives us reason, the ones we call “the initiatory source” and discover through our spiritual process.

The author does not use Freud’s famous statement that puts poets above priests and doctors because they are able to heal souls, who-live constantly between heaven and earth. But in this call by Pierre Legendre to the poet, there is the affirmation that behind the words we use, there is the claim to say, the will to share an unspeakable or more prosaically the will to defend interests not necessarily materialistic.

Here we will discuss the structure, this set of decisions, of means of action to divide the tasks and then coordinate them which represent the concrete face of our culture. The event history of our political, economic and social, military and religious structures indeed reflects a deeper thought, a political choice exercised by a ruling minority in our systems of power to maintain its dominance in the political regime it has put in place to obtain obedience and submission in the long term, for several centuries. Of course, the content of this tale, if it defends the same class interests and privileges, has evolved in the story it tells to citizens.

The poet was studying industry

This is the subject of this essay written by a poet who had the courage of cowardice and was studying industry. The history of the leaders of our human societies can be hidden, forbidden to the knowledge of the peoples but it is in no way an unspeakable, that unspeakable which the poet makes familiar and translatable. This trial is possible, it is only necessary to allow time, strange behavior for the customary poet of the fulgurances of his encounters beyond our human condition. As for the prohibitions imposed by certain ruling minorities, who can silence a poet? Especially to talk about the alternative to subjugation of peoples in power systems? To restore once again the functioning of our life networks?

Word fraud exists because it is the instrument of manipulation of peoples by leaders who take power to satisfy their own personal interests. When the words are right, clear and honest, when the peoples are not manipulated by a ruling minority, they manage human activity in their social group according to a humanist culture with values of peace and love, norms of group life to ensure material abundance through a distribution of the wealth produced by their work which is based on the use of complementarity between private, common and managed by the group itself, collective and managed by the representatives mandated by the group.

Citizens’ political action manages all human activity, the work essential to life and survival, the realization of works that raise living standards and are passed on to future generations, political action through the use of subsidiarity and the alliance of opposites. This organization is called participatory local direct democracy, with the current use of the Internet throughout the global village, the poet who speaks here uses the name “social life networks”.

Having the courage of cowardice presents no difficulty for an initiate to life after human life, to a visionary poet who has created his dialog of the soul for the soul. The account of the three encounters, decorations and experience of immediate death (EMI or NDE in English) includes moments of cowardice, fear, stupor for having forgotten, not daring to make the request yet expected by the presence that lives in us and is the same as that which lives in each of us. We will come back to that.

The cowardice to which Pierre Legendre refers is rather political, economic, social: abandon its ivory tower, its athanor, its hermetic, symbolic language, its daydreams in the expectation of finding its source to draw new shavings of life and to share the working and living conditions of its fellow human beings.

We have been studying industry, insurance banking, metallurgy and foundry, chemistry, weapons systems manufacturing, electronic construction. Among the choices presented, we have included pharmacy, real estate, legal and tax advice. The few medals won by the young poet during cycling or cross-country skiing races were joined by the medal of laureate of the Faculty of Law of his city of birth and student, beginner employee. The courage of cowardice was thus more accessible.

Political censorship of poetry in 1978

Even before he had the courage to be cowardly and to study industry at the end of our studies, the young poet had the opportunity to discover the courage or rather the cynicism, the brutality of the repression exercised by the leaders of the systems of power. For a young poet, the crackdown has a name: political censorship. And he was not alone in this deadly crackdown. In 1978, the year of the edition of our first collection of poetry by Michel Breton who had received me for the signature of the contract, the liquidation of our publishing company Le Cherche-Midi Gallant de la Librairie Saint Germain des Prés intervened and this, on the order of the Minister of the Interior who wanted to get rid of a vestige of May 1968 which ten years later was developing successfully, especially with Poetry 1. We lost money, our copyright.

This experience in contact with the manipulators of fables which serve to subdue us in the systems of power, political and economic capitalist or communist, military dictatorships of developing countries and which, as we have seen before, must remain poor, theocracies and their hordes of fanatical religious terrorists, has pushed the poet who has been studied the industry with the courage of cowardice, to share a vision of another world, of another civilization much more humanist and without nodes of fables.

The poet’s journey to another world view.

The journey through our first source of knowledge, that which does not need to know how to read and write, continued with the “practical training” and initiation to the encounter of the mysteries of life and it ended at the end of June 1977. The account of this final encounter is found in a second collection of poetry “Illuminations” written in 1986. Michel Breton had agreed to publish it but at the rate of the other publishing houses and no longer at that of the one before the liquidation of 1978 and the Poetry 1 adventure. We already had plans to include this text in a novel.

We felt the need to share a vision of living together in a rediscovered art of living. At the end of 1990, the first pages of the novel “D’Éleusis à Dendérah, l’evolution prohibition” were written to show how since the will of a small group of women and men, a change of society, culture, power, is achievable.

But the novel cannot set out in detail the functioning of the institutions of this new, more human society based on the values of love and peace. To go further in sharing this vision of a world where life has changed to become our happy days again, the writing of the essay “Our life networks” began with the creation in February 2002 of this website

The understanding of the liberal capitalist system of power has taken time as the power that runs it is hidden and the means used are hidden. To live and understand the financial crisis of 2006-2008, which is still not over, the global health crisis of March 2020, which began, has allowed us, like so many others, to accelerate the discovery of the workings of this Anglo-Saxon financial oligarchy which now wields power in the heart of the neo-liberal system. The writing of this essay has thus continued with much more clarity and relevance than before, with fruitful exchanges between members of our groups on social networks or during days, evenings on the shores of Lake Geneva.

The website

This website, after a promising development in 2002, has put us back in the face of this censorship. When in February 2002 we put this website online, a user from Ubisoft (IP address) asked us what we wanted to sell, because the message on our homepage was very vague. We dare to reveal our project: leave the systems of power and rebuild our social networks. Satisfied with this response, he is enthusiastic to declare that our site has enormous potential! At the same time, a message from the Institut Montaigne that discovers our site, indicates that for them, it is a revolutionary site to put on the index and this message is more a warning for us to delete our site and a warning than anything else. The rapid development of the Internet, the little site present on the web with a similar and sustainable content, unlike the sites with free hosts that were rapidly disappearing, explains the small notoriety that developed.

For example, in the early years, December 2006 was the most important month for bandwidth usage. Many Japanese netizens came to our page to show some of the pictures we had taken of the Strasbourg Christmas market. There were no more official websites for the event yet. A mention also for our first readers and especially for those of the Arpanet network with IP addresses of CERN Geneva attracted perhaps by our texts on the Tao of physics, the higher world and the double world, in short the life after human life… that they also tried to explain with the source of intellectual, rational and scientific knowledge.

After 2016, Google’s intervention on the pretext that the site developed with Frontpage was not compatible with the mobiles and the new rules of its algorithms Panda and Penguin, reduced by almost 80% the visits of Internet users on our site. Reasons (our errors) are duplicated texts: example: an excerpt of the novel placed on a page to serve as a starting point for comments or other developments. Other “errors”: from the images used on several different pages of the site, the site has nearly 400 files, the pages with frames represent 3 files: text, summary, global. The novel alone represents about 160 files. The fact that we did not associate a Facebook page open to the public or to the friends who requested access, as with Twitter, are errors that we will not correct for the moment. Email is enough and each year readers contact us to exchange. In 2018, for example, we spent a day with a reader who had printed the novel to annotate it and better understand this spiritual evolution that animates the characters and makes them capable of defeating the troops of soldiers who attack their movement. He had been very sensitive to our definition of authority and our individual mission of authority to minimize violence within and around us… and dare to say no to the violence that is imposed on us by the leaders of the systems of power. At a younger age, he had earned his PhD in food biochemistry.

Mobile and mobile phone issues are taken into account, but our texts often represent between 5 and 10 A4 pages. Reading them on a large screen PC is much more convenient than on very small screens. Certainly the fashion is to spend 500 to 1,000 euros for mobiles, iPhone and others and to no longer have a PC on his desk at home… because the house has too small rooms, etc. But young people and mobile addicts who no longer read and are dependent on other gaming or messaging sites, will they even come by chance to read on a site such as ours? About 300 to 500 people a month read our pages by spending more than 30 minutes and especially more than an hour. This figure does not decrease and on the contrary increases especially since recent months and the new presentation. Censorship will not silence us and we are developing as much as possible, our website development skills…

The two pillars of our site.

The study of industry remains one of the pillars of this site along with that of spiritual development. These two pillars correspond to our two sources of knowledge. The courage of the cowardice brought by the poet who will study the industry certainly corresponds literally to audacity.

“People only have the degree of freedom that their boldness conquers over fear.”

Stendhal Henri Beyle.

In addition to the professional experience of business management and the experience of the poetic and spiritual initiatory approach, there is a legal training attested by diplomas but also by an honorary title of laureate of the Faculty of Law of Strasbourg obtained at the age of 18. Medal that joined those obtained as an amateur cyclist and competitor in cross-country skiing or one or the other following a hike classified “patent ” at the Club Alpin de Nice.

To present the functioning of social life networks and then that of power systems, we will use a legal approach by distinguishing the different political, economic, social, cultural, military institutions, i.e. the skeleton, the structure, the principles and the methods of communication and management used in life networks and then the systems of power. This corresponds to an intellectual analysis in the context of our second source of knowledge. Then, using also our first source of knowledge, we will complete this structure, this skeleton by the cultures used respectively in social life networks and then power systems, that is to say mainly the values that determine the norms and lifestyles. In Part 4, we will present in detail the various networks set up for the functioning of social life networks within the framework of their humanist culture. A brochure presenting this website is available for download.

To conclude this presentation of the choice of civilization that opens the essay on Our Networks of Social Life and return to our initial questioning, submission or freedom, if it were only a question of fear, the initiatory and spiritual path would be enough to eliminate it and from our early childhood but what to do with customary and secular servitude, millennium?

“The people are the same everywhere. When you put on your irons, he doesn’t hate servitude. ”

Napoleon Bonaparte.

“It is incredible to see how the people, as soon as they are subjugated, suddenly fall into such a profound oblivion of their freedom that it is impossible for them to wake up to regain it: he serves so well, and so willingly, that it seems to be seen that he has not only lost his freedom but also earned his servitude.”

La BOETIE, Discourse of voluntary servitude, 1576.

“The only thing that allows evil to triumph is the inaction of good men.”

Edmund Burke (1729-1797).

We have just seen the poet’s mission of authority to cut the knot of fables, but he is not alone among the working minority who work for our degree of freedom and the other choice of civilization, once left the systems of power.

“There are men who fight one day and they are good, others fight one year and they are better, there are those who fight for many years and they are very good, but there are those who fight all their lives and those are the indispensable.”

Bertolt Brecht.

“Never doubt that a small group of conscious and committed men can change the world. It’s even the way it’s always happened,”

Margaret Mead.

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