3099 - Mankind and Time II

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Evi Charitidou

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To recognize, our brain needs to recall. Any recognition is a temporal loop in the cognitive space. Mankind works in the space of memory of the polycyclic time. It introduces points of reference in cognitive space to leave traces in time. The instant of present is nothing but a trick, an insufficient ploy in a strategic framework. Mankind acts in the future to build the past. It is anchored in the past to conceive the future. But, it does not live in the interface. It transforms the matter into work through realization of thought in action. In this sense, it is as an actor. Transcending the koan about nothingness existing between two thoughts, it never ceases thinking in order to exist; it never ceases creating in order to be. Indifferent to appearances which bear no meaning to Mankind, it does not exist but through its work. Without it, Mankind could have been reduced to a society in a local framework. However, it is not a simple extension of society. Inconsistent with fashion, Mankind as a diachronic entity has to compare in order to evolve, and thus it has to recall in order to modify its action. It could not be reduced in a strictly behaviorist vision or even a systemic one. It does not belong to what we call the system. Of course, this concurrent omnipresence of it could disturb our thinking; but this is valid only in the context of society. Mankind is constructed merely by the actions of humans. It is not affected by individuals. Except in the case when individuals willing to change things in order to better preserve an artificial present commit a crime against Humanity. In fact, genocide cannot be characterized only by the expression of systematic destruction, because this does not make clear what is destroyed. Whereas, in the framework of Humanity genocide is being understood as the will to eliminate any human element of the society. A dominating society cannot impose itself but by erasing every trace of civilization that could remind of the existence and mainly the action of humanity. It is, inter alia, for this reason that society turns so fiercely against the book. In fact, this object, which is written by the dead for those who have not yet been born, acts as a driving element in humanity’s context. Without worrying about pleasing, the book seeks for duration. It is not associated with the cost but with value. So, it does not represent a social principle, but a human value. Thus, it corresponds to a trace that has to be erased so that genocide can be fully committed; and this takes place at two levels. First of all at the phase of elimination and then at the phase of non existence. Genocide is fully achieved only when there are no books of the past and when no book of the future mentions its existence. As an erasure of human memory genocide makes time linear. By erasing the past and the future, it repeats the present. In this way there is no longer any element of comparison and thus of evolution. The absence of recognition does no longer allow our brain to recall. In this way the social system attains human annihilation. So, humanity being aware of that, should transform itself in a time-wise robust network.