From extreme medicine to the ethics of society

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Athena Kehagias




Eventually, in order to discover a new theoretical concept, you should experimentally study a system, which functions perfectly, at least in society's point of view.
The question we want to set here is, what is the role of medicine in the known sense of the term, when there is no hope?
What is its role when a human is nothing more than a body which is suffering?
Out of necessity, hospitals and clinics have specialized in the late stages of human life and all the doctors and nurses are dealing exclusively with this subject. Simplistically examining things, this observation seems to be analogous with all the internships of a particular field, but in fact, this option modulates the action field of medicine to that extend, that it is forcing us to honestly question its role.
In medicine, every attempt is a way of resistance in the normal development of the body, even though the suffering human is not conscious of it, when it has regained his health and all this effort is justified.
In the case concerning us however, this ex post consciousness, simply doesn't exist, because there is no afterwards.
So every effort is merely an awaiting mode, a movement that tries to fill the gap of time and that of the entity. You are not expecting anything, but are just waiting, and the medications you take are not aimed to improve your health, but to just help you not to suffer physically.
In this strange fashion, the field of medicine is transformed into a waiting room of a journey, unknown as to when it will begin.
You do not know what time the train of life will pass through. And life itself no longer has the same meaning.
It is no longer a creation of the consciousness of death, it is a prolongation of a game which forgot its rules, and medicine, which specializes in its extreme stage, has penetrated in this oblivion as a whole.
The historical consciousness of this last stage, has influenced the role of medicine so substantially, that it no longer has anything to do, with the public opinion regarding it.
With a lack of body strength, we have reached the absence of resistance.
When you are the receipient of public flow, your system collapses.Then, all medicine, is a continuous process, specifically dedicated to details. Life in hospital, is a series of details which do not know what they are following.
The course of life is no longer the aim. This has been established by an artificially blind society, which refuses to see where the road leads to. It made the choice of not choosing. It has assigned to the medical body the details of the system. The psychological dimension disappeared for the sake of the social. So,as society can not accept death as a natural evolution of life, it has left it aside. Therefore, as it doesn't see it, in its own perception, it doesn't exist. This thought is certainly a wrong use of Sidis's isomorphism.
That something doesn't exist, because you can't see it, is not at all the same with you deciding that something doesn't exist, because you do not want to see it.
The sole function of medicine in such a disfigured context, has turned it into ritual.
In its social sense, death prexists. In order to not see death, society decided not to see the end of life. It didn't understand though, that in this manner it cut away a piece of life. It's trying to forget that we are mortal, and it has forgotten that it forgot its own sole meaning in this oblivion.
Consequently, medicine, in order to try to defend society, it has forgoten that it was created solely to help people. If the medicine is merely social, then it can't be humane, because a human has no need of servants, he only needs humanity, and only a free being can offer that gift.







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