Despre putere şi iubire

       Mă minunez şi eu că mai vin zile, că mai curg, că izvorăsc neîncetat de dincolo de zare. 

       Iubirea adevărată, jerfelnică implică şi mila, dar nu în sensul că îl laşi pe celălalt să vadă lipsa lui de demnitate şi de putere în faţa ta, a celui puternic, capabil de a-l ajuta. Asta ar fi o umilire. 

       Nu. Mila este iubire adevărată când îi dă celuilalt putere.

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       Un film uluitor – Lista lui Schindler– din care am reţinut o magistrală definiţie a puterii pe care Schindler o spune cu îndrăzneală, uimindu-l pe ofiţerul nazist, Amon Goeth, care, trezindu-se din somn, în bătaia zorilor, tocmai îşi golise mitraliera în curtea lagărului, plină de prizonieri evrei alergând. Obsesia puterii insemna pentru el obligatoriu frică, dominare, ucidere. 
      

         Iată ce vorbesc Schindler şi Goeth: 
      

        Goeth: You know, I look at you. I watch you. You’re not a drunk. That’s, that’s real control. Control is power. That’s power. 
       Schindler: Is that why they fear us? 
       Goeth: We have the fucking power to kill, that’s why they fear us. 
       Schindler: They fear us because we have the power to kill arbitrarily. A man commits a crime, he should know better. We have him killed and we feel pretty good about it. Or we kill him ourselves and we feel even better. That’s not power, though, that’s justice. That’s different than power. Power is when we have every justification to kill – and we don’t. 
       Goeth: You think that’s power. 
       Schindler: That’s what the emperors had. A man stole something, he’s brought in before the emperor, he throws himself down on the ground, he begs for mercy, he KNOWS he’s going to die. And the emperor pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go. 
       Goeth: I think you are drunk. 
       Schindler: That’s power, Amon. That is power. [gestures toward Goeth as a merciful emperor] Amon the Good. 
       Goeth: [he smiles and laughs] I pardon you.

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