joi, 14 iulie 2011

Tuba mirum spargens sonum...

Tuba mirum spargens sonum
Per sepulcra regionum
Coget omnes ante thronum.
[A trumpet, spreading a wondrous sound
Through the graves of all lands,
Will drive mankind before the throne.]

The whole of mankind, dead or alive, could not be raised without an uncommon sound. In this point, any word is weak.

The alternative is rather a conjunction, since all the human beings are potential dead.

When we speak about mankind in fairly common words, it cannot rise in its entirety. Often it cannot rise altogether. Not at all, if we maintain a discourse about living men and ignore that they are in all lands, in the deep chambers of the earth.

Only the trumpet of a final judgment can qualify itself as the righteous speaker about mankind. It is the single possibility of comprehending all mankind, since there is supposed that the mankind will end any process of historical existence.

The chance of a more justly discourse about mankind is just by imitating the divine trumpet. The words should imitate the act of spreading, abandoning the current manner of predication. They should spread beside the human beings, too. The old philosophical practice of including the account of man into the larger discussion of nature needs still to be revisited.

Moreover, mankind should be discussed as a whole for extraneous purposes, as there would be possible to bring it before a throne. Otherwise, we limit to speak only about partial aspects of humanity, in spite of an unavoidable practice of using universal propositions.