Your heart is white
since ancient ages,
It is like a piece of stone. -
It is white, white
at the moonlight.
from your eyes
in the quite evening
we are the remains of a fire,
within us it shines
only chaos."Dialogue with Trubar" - by Srečko Kosovel (§)(Sežana 18th March 1904 - Tomaj 26th May 1926).
".......Kosovel was born in 1904 to Anton and Katarina Kosovel (née Streš) in Sežana, a town in the Kras region of the County of Gorizia and Gradisca, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His mother, descendant of a wealthy Slovene family from Trieste, was 40 years old at the time of his birth. His father was a local teacher and a choir leader from the Vipava Valley. Srečko was the youngest of five children; he had a brother and three sisters. Srečko and his family lived in the nearby village of Tomaj until 1924.....
..........The year 1925 was Kosovel's most productive period. It was also a time that saw him shift his politics to the left. As his prose became simpler in style, it had a greater appeal to the proletariat. Kosovel conceived the idea of a proletarians' writers union and a publishing house called Strelci ("Archers"), in which his collection of constructivist poetry could also be published.
During all this period, the "Ivan Cankar Club" continued its activity, organizing literary and poetic evenings. In a winter evening in 1926, Kosovel visited the industrial town of Zagorje to perform in one of such events. Following his recital, Kosovel waited for the train to return to Ljubljana, catching a cold, which eventually developed into meningitis. He returned to his home village in the Kras to cure himself, but died on 26 May 1926. He was buried on 29 May 1926. His coffin was adorned with a ribbon with the colours of the Slovene flag placed on it. The Italian Carabinieri, who had been present at the burial to prevent any "nationalist" outburst, threatened to exhume the coffin to remove the ribbon but this did not occur.......
Where's still a beauty, the Devil comes to marr it! The village of Tomaj, in the surrrounding of the little town of Sežana, is famous because here lived one among the most moderne poets of Europe, Srečko Kosovel. Today, more than eighty years after his death, the cement which will welcome the Italians and the Italianization, is going to bury the memory and the spirit of the greatest son of Primorje. Don't worry, the other figure of the art and poetry of Primorje is a Roman Catholic priest, Simon Gregorčič (1844 - 1906). If one must disappear, just guess who of both is on the black list...
I searched the original page of the below article, appeared on Primorske Novice and reported by the site www.ibn.si. I searched using the entire title "Kosovel se obrača v grobu" ("Kosovel is turning over in his grave"). But clicking on the result appearing in the Google's search page:
....you are re-directed to the first page of Primorske Novice without any reference to the article. Also using the inner search engine of the online daily, you find nothing else than to perceive that the article has been simply: censored.
Well, all that smell of anti-modernist crusade. Kosovel was really modern, and was able to link the most deep and ancient soul with the most modern language and aspirations of the secularized world. His poem "Dialogue with Trubar", is the most wonderful description of the Slovenian identity ever done. For this reason, you can imagine how he would have suffered, if not died at 22 years age in 1926, the sequent Ledochowski's religious Eurasian carnage:
"........According to a paper SPIRITUAL GEOPOLITICS: FR. EDMUND WALSH AND JESUIT ANTICOMMUNISM, by Gearóid Ó Tuathail / Gerard Toal, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech.:
By the early twentieth century, the leadership of the Catholic Church was at war with the modern world. The tone was established by the papal declarations of Pius X condemning "Americanism" in 1899 and repudiating the heresy of "modernism" in 1907. Within the Jesuits, the anti-modernist creed was lead by Father Wlodimir Ledochowski who governed the society as its Superior General from 1915 to his death in 1942. The son of Polish nobility serving the Habsburg court, Ledochowski embodied the reactionary sentiments of old regime Catholicism (MacDo nough 1992, 65-68).
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Wlodimir (Vladimir) Ledochowski Goals Via Goals
So prepare yourself, Srečko! Also in your after-life! Your poetry no more hits the hearts of Slovenes! They are deaf in their soul and they are only wishing to sell it to Rome. They sold you and your spirit and your words. They abandoned also the people of your native village and their struggle. The Slovenia of Slomšek, and not the one of Trubar, let to gave away it in exchange of an indulgence, those Euro which should save her from the rage of Rome:
Kosovel is turning over in his grave
"We are not a priori against the construction, we were not against development but not for this build. Such as it was presented today is for Tomaj unacceptable" the president of the local community of Tomaj, Vojko Terčon, summed up the opinion of the inhabitants of Tomaj, in the late evening of Wednesday, about the announcement of the construction of a new neighborhood with 70 homes south of the village.
For his words, the President of the local community garnered booming applause from the presents, who now expect from the municipality Sežana that will be easier in future decisions on this issue.
On Wednesday evening it occured a long-awaited meeting between members of the local community Tomaj and the proposers for building of new settlements , that is Sežana Adriaplan company , a subsidiary of Sežana Adriatic . Adriaplan has been represented by the director Boštjan Žiberna, the project presented by the architect Vladimir Krajcar.
At the start the atmosphere was edgy as at the war-front, tension is not slowed down either by the end of the debate. Drago Černe strongly asked to Ziberna Krajcarj the question: "What brought you Tomaj? What are you taking away, we already know it. "
Žiberna answered to build public Adriaplan infarstruktur - roads, sewage system, sewage treatment and children's playground - which will be used by other villagers. This public infastruktur represents a major investment in place, he assured, however, the present people of Tomaj with that response were not satisfied. Discourage include: "After three years you will no longer be here, here will remain all the problems. The new settlement will forever mar the figure of Tomaj. "
Stane Henigman warned: "Our grandfathers hadn't at disposition architects, to do what they have done, and today, we all are praising to their construction. What is in preparation here, is, however, far from that.” He pointed out: " Architects are very dangerous people. If they make a mess, it will be corrected in the next three, four or five generations. "
Isidor Škrelj was determined: "This village belongs to the outskirts, but here it undermines the sense of Karst." Then Drago Černe added: "Let's understand that people who make this project work with all their heart and with all the desire to have success, because from that they'll gain a lot of earnings, but the facilities will remain here for centuries. This is happening to us, here and now. Children will laugh at us and grandchildren surely.” Vojko Pintar on the initiative said:"This is pure absurdity! "
Do not run more with carts
Vladimir Krajcar has ensured that the village with 45 new houses and 70 apartments easily be integrated into the landscape. Built in accordance with the rules and spatial planning documents of the municipality. In accordance with tradition karst accommodation will "watch" on the south or west, with the back of the house facing the wind. The construction is compact, as it always was in the Karst region, but the timing of such works, as it was known in the Karst a hundred or two hundred years ago, is forever gone. "What our and your grandfathers were accustomed to came from scarcity and poverty. Today, customers would not buy such built new houses , as well they do not drive the carts. Even in developed Scandinavian countries, is the construction of new neighborhoods compact, as this is more organic and provides a more rational construction of municipal infrastructure," said the designer.
A lifeline for Adriatic company?
The inhanbitants of Tomaj however, disagreed: "These are urban standards in the heart of the Karst," they considered and added. "This project is over Slovenia condemned as a disaster that may occur to Slovenian architecture."
Investor 's decision of 45 houses with about 70 apartments on 36,300 square meters of surfaces have been denigrated as a way to make as large and quick profit possible."It imposes the thought that you've come to the land of Tomaj in order to solve your problems. Book value per share of Jadran building company is 9200 former SIT, while the stock market 4200. You are missing half the value of the company" said Černe and pointed out that the Adriatic company is operating for the third year in the red.
Boston Žiberna replied: "Jadran business are all along these years of gains. This is pure manipulation. "Andrej Černe asked him:" Do you think appropriate that your benefit crushes our view of the land, our life in this land? "Drago Černe and Isidor Škerlj subsequently requested that the size of individual parcels would be of at least 1,500 square meters, which has been rejected, by Krajcar, as untenable from the standpoint of environmental protection and rational utilization of resources.
Žiberna explained that the compact construction is in accordance with the tradition of Karst and that the investor has opted for it because the homes will be aimed at young families. So they will not fall within the highest price zone and will not occupy a large area. Notwithstanding the opposition of the people of Tomaj the project will continue: "As the soil can be legally used for building activity, we know that will be built here."
From the types of listeners, among whom were also the loud speaking Leon Bida and Vojko Pintar, was heard: "The most disturb us that the municipality became a prisoner of this project, which , in the case the investors in Tomaj would succeed, will soon drag here, behind them, other ones all along the Karst.
As an atomic bomb
Žiberna replied: "I do not know why this is a massive project, and each house will have its building permit, construction will take five, six or more years. The municipality is taking place a lot of projects that are much larger than this, but it is presented as an atomic bomb. " Nataša Bucik replied:" But this is! Nowhere else in the Karst in the old part of the village it is built more than 70 new homes! "
Žiberna said that any moves of Adriaplana are in accordance with applicable municipal spatial planning documents: "In June we sent to the municipality a letter to obtain guidelines for the construction, to which the municipality has not yet responded. This means that this project has no comment.”
The people of Tomaj were of a different view: "Kosovel be turning in his grave at the launch of the project. And not only he but all the late Tomajci." To the words that the municipality did not give any reply and that Adriaplan sees this as a support, responded a municipal council member of the municipality of Sežana (the one responsabile for the permissions – avles) , Robert Rogič and stated that the opinion of the Municipal Committee for Infrastructure and Planning are clear: "Such works should be avoided." Municipal council meetings are public, reports on them were published in the media and I think it's clear what is the position of the municipality, said the Robert Rogič and ensured that for the protection of karst landscape it talks a series of documents of experts, from the proposal for the inclusion of Karst on the UNESCO list of world heritage to the Spatial Development Strategy of Slovenia.
Source: Primorske novice, Tina Čič
(*) original text
Thursday, March 17, 2011
"Italianization" as metaphore and method of Roman Catholic Latinization
Corrected six hours later: "Kosovel would turn in his grave" with the most respectful to the original text "Kosovel is turning over in his grave". And instead ".... is burying the memory and the spirit of the greatest son of Primorje. ", read: ".... is going to bury the memory and the spirit of the greatest son of Primorje. ". It is better to not declare the Devil a winner before having seeing the end of the match.... (plus minimal corrections of the poem and added the pic of Srečko!)
Pogovor s Trubarjem
Tvoje srce je belo
je kot kos kamna.—
Belo je, belo
plapola iz oči
v tihi večer
mi smo pogorišče,
v nas blesti
(*) Source: Primorske novice, Tina Čič - published in: http://www.ibn.si/articles/detail/2828
“Nismo a priori proti gradnji, sploh nismo proti razvoju, vendar nismo za to gradnjo. Taka, kot je bila predstavljena danes, je za Tomaj nesprejemljiva,” je predsednik krajevne skupnosti Tomaj Vojko Terčon v sredo pozno zvečer strnil stališča Tomajcev o napovedani gradnji nove soseske s 70 stanovanji južno od vasi.
Za svoje besede je predsednik krajevne skupnosti požel bučen aplavz prisotnih, ki zdaj od občine Sežana pričakujejo strokovne podlage, da bodo v prihodnje lažje odločali o tem problemu.
V sredo zvečer se je namreč zgodilo dolgo pričakovano srečanje članov krajevne skupnosti Tomaj in pobudnika za gradnjo novega naselja, to je sežanske družbe Adriaplan, hčerinske družbe sežanskega Jadrana. Adriaplan je zastopal direktor Boštjan Žiberna, projekt je predstavil arhitekt Vladimir Krajcar.
Ob začetku je bilo vzdušje naostreno kot na fronti, napetost pa ni pojenjala niti do konca razprave. Drago Černe je Krajcarju in Žiberni ostro zastavil vprašanje: “Kaj boste Tomaju prinesli? Kaj boste odnesli, to že vemo.”
Žiberna je odgovoril, da bo Adriaplan zgradil javno infarstrukturo - ceste, kanalizacijsko omrežje, čistilno napravo in otroško igrišče -, ki jo bodo uporabljali tudi drugi vaščani. Ta javna infastruktura pomeni velik vložek v kraj, je zagotovil, vendar prisotni Tomajci s tem odgovorom niso bili zadovoljni. Odvrnili so: “Čez tri leta vas ne bo več tukaj, nam pa bodo ostali vsi problemi. Novo naselje bo za vedno skazilo podobo Tomaja.”
Stane Henigman je opozoril: “Naši nonoti niso imeli arhitektiov, da so naredili, kar so, in še danes se vsi hvalimo z njihovimi pozidavami. Tisto, kar se tu pripravlja, pa je daleč do tega.” Izpostavil je: “Arhitekti so zelo nevarni ljudje. Če naredijo polomijo, jo popravljajo naslednje tri, štiri ali pet generacij.”
Izidor Škrelj je bil odločen: “To naselje spada na obrobje mesta, tu pa ruši smisel Krasa.” Drago Černe pa je dodal: “Dajmo razumet, da ljudje, ki delajo ta projekt, delajo z vsem srcem in vso željo, da bi jim uspel, ker od tega dobijo zaslužek, vendar bodo objekti ostali tukaj za stoletja. To se dogaja nam, tu in zdaj. Otroci se nam bodo smejali in vnuki prav gotovo tudi.” Vojko Pintar je o pobudi dejal: “To je čisti absurd!”
Ne vozijo se več z vozovi
Vladimir Krajcar je zagotovil, da se bo naselje s 45 novimi hišami in 70 stanovanji brez težav vključilo v krajino. Grajeno bo v skladu s predpisi in prostorskimi akti občine. V skladu s kraško tradicijo bodo bivalni prostori “gledali” na jug ali zahod, s hrbtom bodo hiše obrnjene proti burji. Gradnja bo strnjena, tako kot je na Krasu vedno bila, vendar je čas take gradnje, kot so jo na Krasu poznali pred sto ali dvesto leti, za vedno minil. “To, kar so znali vaši in naši nonoti, je izhajalo iz omejenosti in revščine. Danes kupci ne bi kupili tako grajenih novih hiš, tako kot se ne vozijo več z vozovi. Tudi v razvitih skandinavskih deželah je gradnja novih sosesk strnjena, saj je to bolj ekološko in zagotavlja bolj racionalno gradnjo komunalne infrastrukture,” je rekel projektant.
Rešilna bilka za Jadran?
Tomajci pa se niso strinjali: “To so mestni standardi v osrčju Krasa,” so menili in dodali. “Ta projekt je v vsej Sloveniji obsojen kot katastrofa, ki se lahko zgodi slovenski arhitekturi.”
Investitorjevo odločitev za 45 hiš z okrog 70 stanovanji na 36.300 kvadratnih metrih površine so očrnili kot željo po čim večjem in čim hitrejšem dobičku. “Vsiljuje se mišljenje, da ste se prišli na tomajsko gmajno reševat. Knjigovodska vrednost Jadranove delnice je 9.200 bivših tolarjev, medtem ko je na borzi 4.200. Manjka vam polovica vrednosti podjetja,” je dejal Černe in izpostavil, da je tekoče poslovanje Jadrana že tretje leto v rdečih številkah.
Boštjan Žiberna je na to odgovoril: “Jadran posluje vsa ta leta z dobičkom. To so čiste manipulacije.” Andrej Černe pa ga je vprašal: “Se vam zdi primerno, da vaš zaslužek odtehta naš pogled na krajino, naše življenje v tej krajini?” Drago Černe in Izidor Škerlj sta nato zahtevala, naj bo velikost posameznih parcel najmanj 1.500 kvadratnih metrov, kar je Krajcar zavrnil kot nevzdržno s stališča varovanja okolja in racionalne izrabe resursov.
Žiberna je pojasnil, da je strnjena gradnja v skladu s tradicijo Krasa in da se je investitor odločil zanjo zato, ker bodo hiše namenjene mladim družinam. Zato ne sodijo v najvišji cenovni razred in ne stojijo na obsežnih zemljiščih. Klub nasprotovanju Tomajcev bo s projektom nadaljeval: “Ker so zemljišča zazidljiva, vemo, da se bo tukaj gradilo.”
Iz vrst poslušalcev, med katerimi sta bila glasna tudi Leon Bida in Vojko Pintar, je bilo slišati: “Najbolj nas moti to, da je občina postala jetnica tega projekta”, ki bo za sabo kmalu potegnil druge po vse Krasu, če bo investitorjem v Tomaju uspelo.
Kot atomska bomba
Žiberna je odvrnil: “Ne vem, zakaj se to predstavlja kot masovni projekt; vsaka hiša bo imela svoje gradbeno dovoljenje, gradnja bo trajala pet, šest ali še več let. V občini se odvija ogromno projektov, ki so veliko večji od tega, vendar je ta predstavljen kot atomska bomba.” Nataša Bucik mu je odgovorila: “Saj to je! Nikjer drugje na Krasu se ob starem delu vasi ne gradi več kot 70 novih stanovanj!”
Žiberna je odvrnil, da so vse poteze Adriaplana v skladu z veljavnimi prostorskimi akti občine: “Na občino smo junija poslali dopis za pridobitev smernic za gradnjo, na katerega nam občina do danes še ni odgovorila. To pomeni, da na ta projekt nima pripomb.”
Tomajci pa so bili drugačnega mnenja: “Srečko Kosovel se obrača v grobu ob predstavitvi tega projekta. Pa ne samo on, ampak vsi pokojni Tomajci.” Na besede, da občina ni dala nobenega odgovora in da Adriaplan to razume kot podporo, se je odzval član sežanskega občinskega svet Robert Rogič in zatrdil, da je mnenje občinskega odbora za infrastrukturo in urejanje prostora jasno: “Take gradnje je treba preprečiti.” Seje občinskega sveta so javne, prispevki o tem so bili objavljeni v občilih in mislim, da je jasno, kakšno je stališče občine, je zatrdil Rogič in zagotovil, da o varovanju kraške krajine govori vrsta strokovnih dokumentov, od predloga za vpis Krasa na Unescov seznam svetovne dediščine do strategije prostorskega razvoja Slovenije.Vir: Primorske novice, Tina Čič........"
Your heart is white
since ancient ages,
It is like a piece of stone. -
It is white, white
at the moonlight.
from your eyes
in the quite evening
we are the remains of a fire,
within us it shines
"Dialogue with Trubar" - by Srečko Kosovel (§)
(Sežana 18th March 1904 - Tomaj 26th May 1926).
(As I have no time, no resources, no money, no support at disposition, it is clear that what I wrote is affected by many errors and uncorrectness. I am not a prostitute lay journalist of this dirty Vatican 'tollerant' regime called 'democracy'. I have not the 51% of the Bank of America supporting my writings. I don't control the Casinò of Ostenda and neither Citroen and Peugeot as the General Superior did at least in 1958. So corrections and additions could appear in the future)