louis de saint-just ” first fragment on the institutions républicaines “

During the revolutionary politics sometime happens that perversions and virtue are fighting each other. I assume that it is very important telling clearly the outline and definition about the revolution. It is a moment when somebody with talent and cunning can take off the rights of people. Sad times are coming from the fact that the thugs are making blush the virtue because the good people cannot understand or cannot believe the cruelty of the delict might created by clever men. In this situation everybody can obtain reasons but the last word about the reason or not reason is for the more arrogant. Hence the tyranny replaces the rights of the people and the power of a single man is the power against the moltitude.

I dislike the new words and sophisticated meanings. I understand that justice is the true meaning of the conscience therefore all the sophists are carrying the good ones to the scaffold. The conscience of people is against the dictatorship but this common conscience is unable to fight so the good people is offended by ambitious leaders. The good people is silenced.

A revolutionary is a supporter of justice against the personal authority. We are for the social guarantee and for the civic virtue of morals against violence of the individuals.

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(fragments sur les institutions républicaines ouvrage posthume de saint-just. a paris, chez. fayolle, libraire, rue honoré, n°, 1442, près l’église st. roch. l’édition de 1800)

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text curated by rinaldo rasa

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De substituer l’ascendant de moeurs à l’ascendant des hommes. This sentence is the core of the political thinking of Saint-Just, or, said better, the meaning of thinking tout court.
The bourgeoisie killed Louis de Saint-Just at age thirty. Since the early years in politics I have admired the figure of Saint-Just, his becoming a young political man devoted to the ideals of egalitarianism against the esprit hypocrite.
For the first time he assumed the figure of the revolutionary professional as the symbol of modernity.
Yes, in the twentieth century (and also in the beginning of twenty-first century) some people (or leader of masses) claimed to be revolutionary therefore the meaning of the revolution became a bit ridiculous being in the hands of such bozos. Sometime it shows the destiny of the people thru commercials and the tyranny of the media, “please do not reply to my statement because I am a robot” this is the nowadays statement of the politics, the face of dominant power.

(Rinaldo Rasa)

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Sunday February 12 2017


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