04 giugno 2017

La serie di presentazioni pubbliche - il mese scorso negli Stati Uniti e attualmente in Europa - del suo ultimo libro Being in Time (Skyscraper Publications, 2017), già costellata di contestazioni, ripensamenti da parte degli organizzatori, cancellazioni e repentini cambi di sede, ha esposto Gilad Atzmon addirittura ad un'aggressione fisica. Dell'episodio, avvenuto martedì scorso a Edimburgo, e di quello precedente a Newcastle, parla e dà testimonianza diretta il giornalista David Scott; ne parla anche lo stesso Atzmon in un video su YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcxdxtvkf4Y

In the post-political neighbourhood in which we live, much of humanity has been reduced to serving the interests of big money, mammon and oligarchy, with Left and Right, those two familiar poles of politics as we have always understood them to be, now indistinguishable and irrelevant. The freedom to think openly and speak clearly are but nostalgic concepts. Our Western Liberal Utopia has turned into an Orwellian dystopia (Gilad Atzmon).


The events of 2016 – the UK vote to leave the EU, and the US Presidential Election – broke the mold which shaped ideas of democracy, politics and social identity. In this book, Gilad Atzmon argues that Left and Right have become indistinguishable and meaningless in the post-political universe in which we now live, and much of humanity has been reduced to serving the interests of big money and oligarchies. The freedom to think openly is now just a distant memory. Our Western liberal “utopia” has turned into an Orwellian catastrophe, and the people are left bewildered and impoverished, and out in the cold. Being in Time is a courageous attempt to grasp the intellectual developments that led towards the current dystopia. The book delves into the bankruptcy of the ideological grand narratives. It explores the colossal failure of the media, academia and politics to detect and address the events that led us towards destitution. It identifies the ideologies that have planted Identitarian politics and the tyranny of political correctness in our midst. We, the people, have been demoted into mere audience in a Greek tragedy that happens to be the story of our own destruction. The time is ripe to understand it all.