Saturday, May 09, 2015

NO HAY MERCENARIOS AQUI, EN ESTA LUCHA




NO HAY MERCENARIOS EN ESTA LUCHA, EN LA BATALLA DE LAS HORMIGAS
"No había ningún mercenario allí. No tengo duda de que fue por un principio por lo que lucharon, igual que lo hicieron nuestros antepasados, y no para evitar un impuesto de tres peniques sobre el té, y los resultados de esta batalla serán al menos tan memorables para aquellos a quienes concierne como los de la batalla de Bunker Hill"

(HDT, Walden)

La reflexión anterior corresponde a la batalla de las hormigas, descrita en el capítulo "Brute Neighbors" de Walden".



"Aquiles es una rebelde, que reta a las figuras de la autoridad, como su comandante Agamenón. Si usted fuese un profesor de los dos últimos siglos que enseñase la Ilíada a los pupilos de Eaton, ¿no querría neutralizar al personaje más glamuroso, peligroso y carismático de la historia, que es Aquiles?.Abrazar Aquiles es abrazar la rebelión, de modo que esos profesores pusieron todo el énfasis en el heroísmo de Héctor, que es un patriota."






"The legions of these Myrmidons (6) covered all the hills and vales in my wood-yard, and the ground was already strewn with the dead and dying, both red and black. It was the only battle which I have ever witnessed, the only battle-field I ever trod while the battle was raging; internecine war; the red republicans on the one hand, and the black imperialists on the other. On every side they were engaged in deadly combat, yet without any noise that I could hear, and human soldiers never fought so resolutely.

(…)
I was myself excited somewhat even as if they had been men. The more you think of it, the less the difference. And certainly there is not the fight recorded in Concord history, at least, if in the history of America, that will bear a moment's comparison with this, whether for the numbers engaged in it, or for the patriotism and heroism displayed. For numbers and for carnage it was an Austerlitz or Dresden.(8) Concord Fight! Two killed on the patriots' side, and Luther Blanchard wounded!(9) Why here every ant was a Buttrick (10) — "Fire! for God's sake fire!" — and thousands shared the fate of Davis and Hosmer.(11) There was not one hireling there. I have no doubt that it was a principle they fought for, as much as our ancestors, and not to avoid a three-penny tax on their tea; and the results of this battle will be as important and memorable to those whom it concerns as those of the battle of Bunker Hill, at least.

(HDT, Walden Brute Neighbors (12))



Las guerras no existen  desde que alguien cada día

ataca nuestro corazón. Es rápido el siglo,

Más rápido aún es que la palabra.

Si estuviera muerto todos me creerían

cuando me callo



(Nikola Madzirov, Es rápido el siglo, fragmento)





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