Albert Camus's “The Human Crisis” read by Viggo Mortensen, 70 years later

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chrisbasile 4 yıl önce
Albert Camus delivered this lecture on “La Crise de l’homme” in 1946 at Columbia University, on his only trip to the United States. The lecture itself is from 18:45 - 56:35 in this video, and is presented in English translation. I recommend it wholeheartedly. It is relevent on many levels to the present situation, and while Camus spoke from the perspective of a 32-year-old Frenchman in the wake of WWII, his clarity and insight embody a kind of timeless wisdom.
Matthew Bartsh
Matthew Bartsh 3 aylar önce
Timeless idiocy, maybe.
catman 7 aylar önce
@bottomendbliss can't stop it dude... it's God's will. She insists on it.
John Molina
John Molina 10 aylar önce
Only that existentialism is dead and buried since.lol
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@rtubeyou2010 Gosh, your reply is very interesting, thanks. Can you recommend any TRvid vids re Neitzshe / myth? I know I can (and will) look at wiki...
Lee Feltham50
Lee Feltham50 Yıl önce
@jeff forsythe about what?
Master Impossible
What's good about Viggo reading this is that he is genuinely interested and is a regular sort of guy - the kind of intellectual Camus was trying to touch always. And for this he has a great non pretentious speaking voice - this is so very important, don't you agree - it's good that he's nervous.
Alec Rosewell
Alec Rosewell 10 aylar önce
@Elaine Jacobs he speaks French what are you talking about. VM speaks French. I think he speaks 7 languages.
Suzanne Whitty
Suzanne Whitty 10 aylar önce
@Michael Elgar o
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@TruckdriverJoe AndOtherFables Except, Nobel Laureat for Literature Camus wasn't a "great speaker"; he was a great writer/thinker. He was invited to come to NY in 1946, and had long negotiations as to the subject of his lecture. During which, he makes clear that he has little respect for politicians or others who have power. He certainly isn't trying to come across to anyone as "your best friend". I get the impression that you haven't bothered to listen before commenting.
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@Pat Yes. I followed the general thrust, but was momentarily confused in places. Of course, we have rewind!
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@Rich Adduci I imagine VMortensen would have quite liked to have access to PresTrump -- but I doubt he would have had access.
The Zigzagman
The Zigzagman Yıl önce
It's so blessedly cathartic to know that someone else got it. That someone else recognized the value in an imperfect struggle towards utopia. That another person understood the dehumanizing nature of bureaucracy and the way that systems strive at all times to pit some of us against the rest to keep us separated in our hearts and minds. Very interesting speech.
GS Allen
GS Allen 2 aylar önce
@Brett Pid At the least, it is a joy to hear the liberal Marxists clapping at their own refutation. The future promises more. Hopefully, in this round, still-rational humankind will hold up the mirror to the monkeys on Olympus (Davos) so that they can grasp that their own aspirations and attempts at immortality are entirely gone bananas. Otherwise, all the worst of weapons technology, scientific psychological coercion and mad billionaire contempt will be upon us for yet new historical records of human depravity.
Burt Sidefish
Burt Sidefish 3 aylar önce
@Brett Pid I think the dissonance comes from rejecting the sacrifices to humanity that a perceived perfect utopia might demand, to navigate yourself to a struggle towards an imperfect utopia that you cannot see the totality of but does not demand such unacceptable sacrifice.
Matthew Bartsh
Matthew Bartsh 3 aylar önce
It's interesting that someone so idiotic can be so revered.
Rosemarie Mann
Rosemarie Mann 8 aylar önce
When you mentioned Bureaucracy separating us in hearts and minds, I thought of E.U.....🤔. It has built up a HUGE Bureaucracy, hasn't it... A " tower of babel", or is it " babble"?🐒 I've not yet heard all of the lecture, but will make a point of listening again closely....🇬🇧... Just now, the impression is that we humans are still a savage lot....but many among us always hope that we may yet become mature enough as a species, not to keep ruining the world by conflicts, cruel regimes, greed, exploitation, over - population, pollution, killing the soil, poisoning oceans, destroying O2 producing forests , Melting permafrost , so releasing huge amounts of previously stored methane, etc., etc., etc., which is all putting us on a fatal path.... It's so sad that we have learnt so much, but are in effect going backwards....😢. The cruel ones with the power are the ones who get the best physical living conditions : T'was ever thus.... And look at 2022's dreadful ruination of Ukraine : totally unecessary.😢. Power, greed, arrogance, with maybe a dash of psychosis thrown in...😢😱 And the rest of us have to try to pick up the pieces....😢🌎. It's absolute madness... We keep repeating history, basically because we " just fell out of the trees". 😢😢🌎😢😢 But we keep trying to improve.. well, some of us, anyway....😢 🇬🇧😢🌎🇺🇲💕 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦
skeenybarbar 9 aylar önce
Yes Sir!!
Sandra Carlson
Sandra Carlson Yıl önce
Viggo is a phenomenal human being. We are fortunate to have this multi talented individual share his talents with the world.
James Barlow
James Barlow 7 aylar önce
@catman lol. I've been rereading Camus since 1969, and had been good friends with the prof. who was A.C.'s biographer and family friend, who established the Camus Institute For The Humanities in the 70s. I think I first read this address fifty years ago! Not knowing of an admittedly inobscure actor who once read Camus is not the same thing as failing to be enlightened by the author himself! That would be analogous to illogically concluding one has failed to appreciate Shakespeare's tragedies through never having heard of Richard Burton! Now THAT, WOULD be absurd!!! I liked this fellow's delivery but...I am certain I'd have done better with it. You should have seen me in '71, when I delivered "Return To Tipasa" by heart! Adieu, mon ami!
catman 7 aylar önce
@James Barlow as I said, it's your loss, especially because he is the speaker here and everyone here has commented on his excellent commitment to his art sooO0Oooo you have heard of him. We did our part introducing you to enlightenment if you choose to remain in the dark...this is the last time because if someone doesn't get it after 3 tries it's time to walk on... IT'S YOUR LOSS.
James Barlow
James Barlow 7 aylar önce
@catman . Never erd o'im
catman 7 aylar önce
@James Barlow that's your loss Jimmy. Hands down one of the best male actors of our times.
catman 7 aylar önce
@Sandra Carlson I like him too but no matter how nice someone is if they can speak 7 languages they creep me out. Something unnatural about that. They have more alien blood than the rest of us.
A MaC Yıl önce
I believe that Camus was once quoted as saying " there are many things worth dying for but nothing worth killing for " I always found that a powerful statement.
JOE LIVINGSTONE 3 aylar önce
​@jeff forsythe How the hell does a batshit crazy cult have anything to do with Camus? People are trying to educate themselves here, not listen to Qanon nonsense.
Matthew Bartsh
Matthew Bartsh 3 aylar önce
Read Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of Our Nature" as an antidote to Camus's idiotic views on history and human progress or (according to Camus) the almost complete absence of progress. As Pinker says, "Intellectuals hate the idea of progress".
Matthew Bartsh
Matthew Bartsh 3 aylar önce
Nick Korkodylas
Nick Korkodylas 3 aylar önce
jeff forsythe
jeff forsythe 4 aylar önce
@Carol Levola wrong address...........falun dafa
Terry McAnalen
Terry McAnalen Yıl önce
My dear , In the midst of hate , I found there was , within me , an invincible love , In the midst of tears , I found there was , within me , an invincible smile , In the midst of chaos , I found there was , within me , an invincible calm , I realized , through it all , that in the midst of winter , I found there was , an invincible summer , and that makes me happy , for it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me , within me , there's something stronger , something better , pushing right back , Yours truly , Albert Camus Philosopher of the Absurd
Orion26 2 yıl önce
Incredibly poignant talk. As relevant today, as it was then. Has humanity learned nothing since? The world stands at a crossroads once again. “Silence is death, and you, if you talk, you die, and if you remain silent, you die. So, speak out and die.” ― Tahar Djaout
Linda S. Martin
Linda S. Martin 8 aylar önce
@Cmeigs017 well, in the USA, some people, many people love to blame government for all the real and imagined woes in their lives. I beg to differ. Too many of us are spoiled, or lazy, egoistic, easily led, inactive and ignorant. We elect our representatives from the local to national level, and if we were better educated (with mandatory Civics in school curriculum to help understand how government functions and laws are passed) we might ask more of our candidates and demand more from our representatives. The lack of ethics and insatiable need for guns I have no answers for. Lastima.
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@Solo Bano And Muslims too. Both faiths based on Abrahamic teachings. Remember, there was no Christianity while Jesus was alive! He was teaching the Abrahamic teachings. I'm not religious, but married to a non-practising African Muslim. Basics: Love your family first, then your neighbours, then everyone else.
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@Hendrik Smildiger "Humanity does not learn from it's mistakes , it actually thrives on them" -- that's not "humanity"; that's neoliberal politicians and the people they serve -- who are generally corporatists, or just their pub mates.
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@Carly Ellison While that is true, as fact, it wasn't what he meant at the time. He later died in a car accident. Unless you think that the accident wasn't an "accident" b/c he was held up for 4 hours at NY immigration?
Cmeigs017 Yıl önce
@Montage It's all bread and circuses to keep people distracted from the major issues in life. It is primarily the elite class that shapes this agenda because without a massive group of people being drip-fed this bullshit, they cannot maintain their elite life-styles and exert their power over everyone else.
Patricia Kelley
Patricia Kelley Yıl önce
Viggo is a proud product of Watertown in Northern New York. He is also a graduate of St Lawrence University. What you see is what you get with this man and it is so fitting that he is reading Camus’s work. Viggo is a very kind, unassuming, a truly down to earth and very intelligent gentleman to say nothing of his amazing performances as an actor. Thank you Viggo. We in the North Country are so proud of you. God Bless!
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@Patricia Kelley I noted that his excellent French accent, for sure.
Patricia Kelley
Patricia Kelley Yıl önce
He sure is a very proud product of Watertown and has never let his success go to his head. He speaks at least 5 languages and I’ve often wondered if he picked up the tribes dialect in Hidalgo; also one of his great movies which oftentimes is never mentioned. I believe he bought the horse that he rode in the film. 👍
Bill McCabe
Bill McCabe Yıl önce
Magnificently poignant, a timeless literary work of art. Camus' words not only captures the mind but the very soul. Amazingly relevant today as it was when first spoken in 1946.
adam s
adam s 6 yıl önce
Lecture starts at 16:22
Solange Michele
Solange Michele 3 aylar önce
Mathona Moore
Mathona Moore 9 aylar önce
Omg THANK YOU! I was falling asleep as I'm so tired, you saved my life lol plus, usually I tell others the start of the videos too. God bless from Ireland, 18th of April 2022 this Easter Monday 🐰🐇🐣🇮🇪❤️💐
Hamid Rezaei
Hamid Rezaei Yıl önce
Thank you 🙏🏻
PunchUp not LeftRight Its a ClassWar WakeUp
@Conservative Strawman another time stamp has entered the chat but some say my " Let It Go Brandon 2022" tattoo on my lower back was not a time stamp despite the year😜
Conservative Strawman
@East Wind Community (Sumner's Unofficial Archives) *timestamps have entered the chat*
Ruben Malayan
Ruben Malayan Yıl önce
I am surprised no one mentioned "History of Violence", which is directly related to this subject, and Viggo plays an amazing part in.
OneAdam12Adam Yıl önce
It is mentioned if you pay attention to the beginning of this video.
EngineUpkeep Yıl önce
Viggo was perfectly cast as Aragorn. He is incredibly, flawlessly masculine with a tender, kind and moral heart
My angst has a body count
A History of Violence?
Nayr Tnartsipac
Nayr Tnartsipac Aylar önce
@CirceEnchants go be a man hater somewhere where they give you head pats for it.
Nayr Tnartsipac
Nayr Tnartsipac Aylar önce
All true. but youd think he could afford a decent haircut.
Maxine Corrington
Maxine Corrington 4 aylar önce
Typecast as Aragon ... no... he is able to play many roles, including Aragon.
EngineUpkeep 5 aylar önce
@Dachs & Rottweiler a Back to the Future situation
steven schararth
steven schararth Yıl önce
To be able to have access to presentations such as this is truly one of the great gifts of our times.
Tyler Davis
Tyler Davis 9 aylar önce
You’ve truly understood nothing 😬
jimmythethird Yıl önce
It’s incredible how a lot of what he’s talking about from 80 years ago seems so similar to today like how indifferent people are to others suffering and how everyone has an urge of rebellion
Zen Nubian Zen Guidance Tarot
Nothing new under the sun
Skromple Yıl önce
@Radu Coroi no, humans are just too stupid to stop being assholes to each other. This species thrives on it
CHT2 Yıl önce
We are members of the kingdom of animals....Violent, Murderous Homo Sapiens. Can any doctrine or hierarchy control us?
Radu Coroi
Radu Coroi Yıl önce
We are kept in that constant so we don't rise up.
Jim Fuge
Jim Fuge Yıl önce
Touche and I agree.
Eric Zhou
Eric Zhou Yıl önce
It's amazing to hear Viggo, the lead actor of Captain Fantastic, to mount a deep reflection on the Western modernity and its failures.
Ellie Lindsey
Ellie Lindsey 5 yıl önce
and now I'm going to go read as many as the works of Camus as possible. Thanks for this!!
Solange Michele
Solange Michele 3 aylar önce
@ukulele lolo oh yeah. A work of ART
Solange Michele
Solange Michele 3 aylar önce
Oh yes. Read them ALL. I recommend Cahiers I &II his personal journals
kid_a_2000 11 aylar önce
The Plaque “La Peste” Is far and away the greatest synthesis of his philosophy artistry and worldview. The Myth of Sisyphus and other novels are, imo, just his other brilliant building blocks which came together to create that book. It was and always has been my favorite book of the 20th century other than Blood Meridian.
Okami Sensei
Okami Sensei Yıl önce
@Nostalgia The whole book is so painful until their end, where the pain peaks. SPOILERS The latter half of the book shows us the most painful our fear of the Absurd can be. It makes the acceptance of the Absurd in the end so profound and beautiful because it shows us that even someone in a situation as terrible as Mersault can find happiness in the Absurd.
Okami Sensei
Okami Sensei Yıl önce
@Carson Eastman You should read them all, preferably in order. You get to appreciate the evolution of his ideas in a historical context that way.
Colin James
Colin James Yıl önce
Very happy to have found this! I found it very insightful and though this story recounts violence from history, it provided me w a sense of inclusion. It also reflects many of todays societal conflicts. Excellent speech by Viggo M. No one could have done it better. To sum.. it was good and sad and scary at times, but ultimately heartwarming in that it proves there is a commonplace in humanity
Tiffany Page
Tiffany Page Yıl önce
This is profound, it addresses the reality that man faces a old problem, the inability to rule himself without a clear focus of survival for the species.
Sa Yıl önce
Absolutely wonderful-thank you so much Mr. Mortensen, as well to your colleagues. Thoroughly enjoyable and so relevant in this hour of our lives.
Cara Mason
Cara Mason Yıl önce
“ The beast is dead but the venom isn’t gone “ Very eye opening 👍The plague is my next read
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@jeff forsythe And that is the fault of philosopher Marx? Of course not. Politicians have always done what they wanted to do.
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
I read it for French A level. I don't remember any deconstruction of the underlying message at the time. Am halfway through re-reading, for a third time, 50 years later -- when, at last, I'm getting the message.
Robin G
Robin G Yıl önce
Welcome to 2020-2022
Brett Pid
Brett Pid Yıl önce
@njux mh I would argue that it wasn't distorted, his vision was somewhat naive and shallow and mostly disconnected from reality, which is why if you try to implement it it turns to misery. The very idea of an achievable utopia makes people do horrible things.
Twiglet 22
Twiglet 22 Yıl önce
Read it a couple of times - it's a great read ! “That sensation of a void within which never left us, that irrational longing to hark back to the past or else to speed up the march of time, and those keen shafts of memory that stung like fire.”
JAM McGuire
JAM McGuire Yıl önce
"Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time "
just dev
just dev Yıl önce
Mimamsa Yıl önce
Albert Camus will always be my favourite author. Honesty is everything.
Ben Jones
Ben Jones Yıl önce
Camus is a huge influence for me and has been since I read the stranger when I was 18. used him a lot in my academic and creative work but more importantly I use him in my day to day life and struggles, a genius with heart. writing this before watching, so I'm looking forward to this.
towhidul bari
towhidul bari 2 yıl önce
Viggo's voice perfectly portrays the clarity & depth in the thoughts of Camus,a man without faith who hopelessly holds up hope in the midst of despair.
James Barlow
James Barlow 9 aylar önce
But Camus said that "our task is to live without hope"...
James Yıl önce
@jeff forsythe please no
Katia Leitao
Katia Leitao Yıl önce
I did. I also questioned the sincerity of their God-given inaluable rights…
Magdalene K
Magdalene K Yıl önce
beautifully said
jeff forsythe
jeff forsythe Yıl önce
Faith in God is of the upmost importance. falundafa.
griffus111 Yıl önce
I love Viggo, one of the best actor, painter, writter and photographer of this era.
BRelding92 Yıl önce
Great content, and I didn't realise how much I enjoy Viggo's voice. I'd love him to read some audiobooks.
S G Yıl önce
“Our life undoubtedly belong to others and it is right if necessary to sacrifice it but our death belongs only to us” 44:30
Kelsey Coyote
Kelsey Coyote Yıl önce
So poignant and timely. This reading makes clear that we are all continuing to be in crisis. My most humble gratitude.
Dawn Adriana
Dawn Adriana Yıl önce
"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." John Donne
Halcyon Rain111
Halcyon Rain111 Yıl önce
Thank you everyone involved. Viggo is a very inspiring human. I have always loved Lord of the rings,the books, he is a great actor and embodied strider/Aragon. These words seem more important now in 2022.
Think Mackay
Think Mackay Yıl önce
Thank you. I wish this recording is mandatory for every highschool students as one of his/her graduation requirements.
EP Yıl önce
@Serpentine S I think it would be good if you shut tf up with your stupidity.
Serpentine S
Serpentine S Yıl önce
I think it would be good for every high school student to thoroughly learn the Pledge of Allegiance, the 'American Trinity", and what they stand for. 1. E Pluribus Unum, 2. In God We Trust, 3. Liberty
typower9 Yıl önce
I really recommend watching the award-winning documentary from the Cizik School of Nursing in Houston, Texas, 'Caring Corrupted: The Killing Nurses of the Third Reich'. It should be required viewing for anyone studying nursing or medicine. Actually everyone needs to see it! There are so many parallels to what is happening now and where it is heading.
Erin Cromer
Erin Cromer Yıl önce
Watched a bit of the film. Healthcare in the US? Specifically now?
Lily Gazou
Lily Gazou Yıl önce
Agreed. It haunts me- and I see it happening anew.
Dead Funny 13
Dead Funny 13 Yıl önce
Listening to Camus speech makes me wonder if he was talking about the reality of post war Europe or seeing the future. Certainly his intention was to use his own experience as a warning which was, unfortunately, not heeded. Human history is a play in which only the actors and sets change with the narrative repeating endlessly.
norman leach
norman leach Yıl önce
...and yet peace -- the cessation of thinking -- is our ontological ground and in the very air we breathe.
Jacob Loving
Jacob Loving Yıl önce
So, there’s nothing to change. Words don’t make reality. It’s so deeply entrenched in our being. Can’t even say what it is.
kweejibo dali
kweejibo dali Yıl önce
that is very profound, bravo
Vokwana-Welz Voksie
Wonderful reading by Viggo Mortensen. His voice reminds me of my dearest friend Jo Lorentzen, who died before his time. Indeed the human crisis lecture is as relevant today as it was in 1946...as the human crisis continues to torment us.
Anne Knudsen
Anne Knudsen Yıl önce
In 1974 I was 8 years old and living in Paris with my family. My dad was an art professor and had received a sabbatical to study in Paris. Our landlords, the Tweedies; Michael from England and Odile from France, became friends with mom and dad. One day Odile asked dad if he could help a friend of hers move books. My dad said yes and helped. At the end of helping out he heard Odile say something to Madame Camus. Dad was speechless. He later asked Mrs. Tweedie about the woman. Odile said that she was Albert Camus' second wife. I happened to be with dad during this time and don't remember what happened. I was interested in the adventure of those days and of being 8 years old; not so much into Albert Camus. I have begun learning and reading about Albert Camus. I do not always know if I understand what I am reading correctly but feel that if dad thought he was something, then something he was. Thank you for bringing up a memory of childhood, art, philosophy and freedom of beliefs.
Mary Salisbury
Mary Salisbury Yıl önce
Esther De Angelis
I feel so moved, almost speechless...by the power,, reasoning & truth that rings clear through Albert Camus' words. Atfully & plainly expressed....ideas that resonate profoundly in these times....a quest to bring our peoples together in responsiveness & response able - to remember who we are & what we are capable of in 2022.
Daniel M
Daniel M Yıl önce
Very wise, very insightful and (I saw with a sigh), very timely, 70 years on. given what's happening in the world, what still seems to be happening. Great to hear such philosophy that is rooted in human dignity and freedom -- not some abstract, ivory tower.
Nutsilica: Renaissance
Nutsilica: Renaissance 11 aylar önce
@Elaine Jacobs would he be so illogical to want people to be forced to take a vaccination that doesn't prevent transmission? People have mass delusion because the vax doesn't make you not contagious. Camus would have to be illogical.
Nutsilica: Renaissance
Nutsilica: Renaissance 11 aylar önce
@Elaine Jacobs oh... you think Camus was a n authoritarian? Was he against people owning their own bodies? What about free speech Would he want tech platforms to control our speech like the authoritarian left? What do you think Elaine?
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@Nutsilica: Renaissance Obviously? Read La Peste (The Plague), before commenting.
Peter Carlisle
Peter Carlisle Yıl önce
Iv had the mesals, chicken pox and maybe german mesals. My mother should remember these things right? Also whooping cough as a child that I had for over a year before I was seen by a doctor. Probably did irreversible damage to my lungs. I just remember coughing and coughing the throwing up and sometimes I would go down. Hard to say if lost consciousness as was young. Mesals sucked but was 4, just a never ending fever, delirious and kinda like awake but not and afraid. Mind plays tricks on you when delirious. Chicked pox, oh man my ass, eye lids, belly, back was so itchy. Was more chalk white with calamine than skin for two weeks. I can attest that tapping even mits to childrens hands so can't scratch/ lasting scaring is not an old wives tale. Didn't happen to me as I didn't want even mits so dis what I could not to. Yip boils to. Woke up and showed mum, what's this, was every ware and over night. You feel well tho just so itchy, cant leave house or play outside etc for two weeks. So 10 years adult time lol I was born in the 80s in a developed nation listed easily top ten in and social/ socialist government sceem. Had my jab but caught messals/ mumps befor that and whooping cough has not had a vaccine to long. Rampant in my county like menangitious compared to any other seveloped world but only free vax to over 65 ( puverty breeds ignorance and at risk community's on may fronts) , sure as anything my kids have had theirs at 5. So wont get sick like me. Covid is the harry Mccleary of viruses. The sky falling the skys falling! True we did not know publically at outbreak. So we panicked then listened to the loudest (more connected) voice. Everyone reacts to armageddon speculation the same way. Run, hide, fight etc. Spanish flue was a pandemic. Covid and sars are related. My country has now terible ranks of health care, child abuse, systemic poverty: arguable related (not actually kidding but so bad it's funny). And?
Nutsilica: Renaissance
@Jim Fuge so he saw real misery and he would still be afraid of a virus that doesn't raise the death rate because it only kills the near dead? I doubt it. People nowadays haven't seen anything. They cry over a sliver. Locking down over 0.01% death rate (CDC) really shows people of nowadays are snivelling cowards or at least fascists that feel the need to obey.
humans are the worst
"The cats sleep for days at a time and make love from the first star until dawn. Their pleasures are fierce, and their sleep impenetrable. And they know that the body has a soul in which the soul has no part." "Cats are magical. . .the more you pet them the longer you both live. " - Albert Camus
humans are the worst
@Jim Fuge - I've found another I love more lol. "His whole being radiates a pure, wild sweetness, flitting through night woods with little melodious cries, on some cryptic errand. There is also an aura of doom and sadness about this trusting little creature. He has been abandoned many times over the centuries, left to die in cold city alleys, in hot noon vacant lots, pottery shards, nettles, crumbled mud walls. Many times he has cried for help in vain.” - William S Burroughs, The Cat Inside
Jim Fuge
Jim Fuge Yıl önce
I didn't know that quote and I love it knowing it now.
Anna L. Vajda
Anna L. Vajda Yıl önce
Depends on the cat just like depends on the person. Some cats are hunters others are skittish some like dogs some don't I've known many cats they vary.
Jay Eisner
Jay Eisner 10 aylar önce
"Just as we all consecrate and justify murder and terror when we have the temerity to think that everything is meaningless." That sentence grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go
Tanya Wade
Tanya Wade Yıl önce
43:49 It’s such a wonderful thing to hear a young man of that era advocating for the right to love! It just warms my heart. I wish I could take a trip to that time to meet Albert (my grandfather’s name😉) at this point in his life. That would be awesome, I think. He’d prob get a kick out of hanging with a mature black American woman for an hour😁.
Tanya Wade
Tanya Wade 10 aylar önce
@Luna Del Tuna 😂😂. Thx for the reminder, heathen😂. I wasn’t gonna do anything, promise🤞🏽😁.
Luna Del Tuna
Luna Del Tuna 10 aylar önce
Hold your horses there Tanya he's a married man lol
sunflower 89
sunflower 89 Yıl önce
I feel so content now , words of Albert Camus presented by my favourite actor😌 Today was one of the rare times that TRvid recommanded at least 3 random videos which actually had anything to do with using your mind and appreciate the work of intellectual individuals.🤔👍
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
Yes, it came up, apparently randomly, for me, too. But I imagine algorithms at playing a part. If they go on recommending this quality of vid, I'm not going to complain!
Nobody's fool
Nobody's fool 6 yıl önce
Truly wonderful. A rare reminder of how the Internet can bring enlightenment in this celebrity obsessed age of reality tv, video games and super hero movies. Thank you.
harry nac
harry nac 10 aylar önce
@Jutta Weise I didn't know that, thanks.
Jutta Weise
Jutta Weise 10 aylar önce
@harry nac he plays in "loin des hommes" film based on the novel The Visitor by Camus. Remarkable film!
Jutta Weise
Jutta Weise 10 aylar önce
@Sypressio I actually loved this conversation of you 2. It shows that it is really impossible to have a real understanding of one and other on the internet, the important mimic is missing. Many times I realise this, as an onlooker. Even though I have to agree that both of you have a point hahahahahaha. as a european I lived many years in a north african country. When I went living there end of the sixties, it was very poor, nothing of what I was used to, to buy. Except it's exellent fruits, vegetables, meat ect. It took some time do adapt. But I've learned lessons for life of appreciating simplicity, enjoying the see and nature of this country and last but not least it's lovely people. On the way I learned diffent languages as a bonus. There is not really an "unlivable" country. Because setting everything aside, a country is made up of people. It is you, your style of living and appreciating the benefits it gives you, to have the chance of living in a diffent culture. It is a privilege no matter where!
Merryl Derrickson
Merryl Derrickson 11 aylar önce
the greatest intellectual equalizing tool in human history, delivered to us without even knowing we needed it.... and today used by 99% of people solely as a means to scrapbook their lives and read other scrap books about other lives.' ive read that each year the internet gets about 1000x times bigger....you guessed it, 99% of which is personal photographs and videos
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@hhhgfffh ff So, are you a wrestler?
Ramiro Farias Moreira
It is a pretty thoughtful and wise lecture honoring the 70th year anniversary of Albert Camus`lecture in New York City about " The Human Crisis" given by Viggo Mortensen, a brilliant movie star and intellectual, Greetings from the Brazilian humid rainforest in Manaus,
Lukasz Przek
Lukasz Przek 3 yıl önce
This kind of clarity and pertinence is so rare in political philosophy
The Zigzagman
The Zigzagman 11 aylar önce
@Elaine Jacobs Philosophy in general is a way of organizing and espousing ideas. The greatest philosophers aren't just the ones with the most interesting ideas, they're the ones who know how to make those ideas understood by others. The difference between political and apolitical philosophies is that, while they both want to change the way you think, one seeks to advance modes of thought in service of some larger goal while the other pursues contemplation of its tenets as an end unto itself.
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@The Zigzagman I like most of what you say. Except: I don't get how you think "apoliticial philosophy" should also be "an effective way of organizing and espousing ideas" -- which is, surely, political?
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@jeff forsythe Camus had no time for politicians.
The Zigzagman
The Zigzagman Yıl önce
I think that's because political philosophy is inherently concerned with advancing an idea or justifying a value program. Relevance is only useful to political philosophy in its capacity to attract fresh minds to impress upon. Apolitical philosophy is more concerned with personal enlightenment and the advancement of humanity as a whole. It has a vital need to be relevant because the second it falls out of step with modern thinking, it ceases to be an effective way of organizing and espousing ideas.
jeff forsythe
jeff forsythe Yıl önce
@vervor I am just aware that politicians, journalists and lawyers are the bain of existance. I practice truthfulness-compassion-tolerance ...................falundafa
skonther0ck Yıl önce
So many accomplished actors with marvelous voices. I wish they all would read to us. We all love a well told tale. I still remember Christopher Plummer reading “Jacob Two Two and the Hooded Fang” to the delight of me and my children. Darn near wore that record out. So much better than tv. And imbuing a love of ideas, language, and reading upon us all.
Skromple Yıl önce
I'd love for Niki Minaj to read Holes
Sarah Breisch
Sarah Breisch Yıl önce
the king, the scholar, the poet.
M.A. Fion
M.A. Fion 2 yıl önce
This Camus speech seems to be an early version of what would emerge as "The Rebel," published a few years later, in 1951. It's a stimulating response to not just Hegel but Sartre.
fleetstreet11 9 aylar önce
@Jim Fuge "WHY, Mr. Anderson? WHY do you PERSIST?!?!" "Because I choose to."
Jim Fuge
Jim Fuge Yıl önce
The speech reminded me of a scene in the movie Casablanca when Rick played by Bogart ask the Chek freedom fighter Lazlo, why is he fighting isn't it pointless? Lazlos response opens with you might just as well ask why we breathe, if we didn't breathe we would die. Of course he could have also said have you ever met her?
Dr. Charles W. James
Albert Camus is a humble revelation of the power of listening.
Phil Anderton
Phil Anderton Yıl önce
I read Camus' "The Stranger" in 1968 as part of an Arts subject complimenting my essentially Scientific studies. It was mind-opening, if unsettling. We just exist.
Yung Nietzsche
Yung Nietzsche Yıl önce
How profound
mary hunt
mary hunt Yıl önce
james arline
james arline 5 yıl önce
Truly a man of peace which the planet at these times desperately needs.
Dementional Yıl önce
@jeff forsythe Mr Bright Side
Okami Sensei
Okami Sensei Yıl önce
@jeff forsythe lmao
jeff forsythe
jeff forsythe Yıl önce
Lucifer has ruled here for centuries but no one seemed to notice.
James Thompson
James Thompson 9 aylar önce
I'm grateful for this commemoration & re-delivery of Camus' speech at Columbia U in 1960. If Camus is back he never left: everything he wrote is pertinent, valuable & necessary. He railed against elevation of philosophy, history, theory and/or lies, over human life. If WW2 was a desperate struggle for life against ideology, today we see a struggle in Ukraine of life against lies. We Still Face Existential Threats Just as in the 1930s this conflict existed in the US too (Nazism was a real force in the US & thrived on racism), so too now the current struggle against lies exists in the US too (and throughout Europe). Donald Trump, whose campaign & presidency was characterized by & depended upon a never-ending stream of obscene lies, still expresses reverence for and fellowship with Vladimir Putin (& every other autocratic dictator wanna-be or despot he's encountered). Today we fight lies, wholesale rejection of the truth, from Kellyanne Conway's assertion of "alternative truths" to Trump's assertion of, well, anything & everything (has he ever deliberately stated anything truthfully?), to Putin's assertion that he's fighting Nazism in his attempt to invade & subjugate Ukraine. Almost half (half!) of the US population today shares some measure of the racism that animated Hitler's Nazis (& which was shaped by racist ideology Hitler found IN THE United States of the 1920s) and revels in obscene lies & conspiracy theories as blatantly as Vladimir Putin: racism & lies are what animates & supports Republicans across the country. And threatens the safety & security of the world. Do you think I've gone too far? Slandered Trump or the Republican Party? "The great misfortune of our time is precisely that politics pretends to provide us with a catechism, with a complete philosophy, and sometimes even with rules for loving. But the role of politics is to keep things in order, and not to regulate our inner problems." (Camus, from the speech above). Be frightened; be outraged; be motivated! Vote for principled leadership in the next election, wherever you live! This Translation Rocks If you seek this in print it HAS been published in a translation by Nicholas Hoare, as Speaking Out: Lectures & Speeches 1937 - 1958. Vintage Books: Toronto, 2022. Hoare's translation is serviceable. The translation above delivered by Mortensen was made by Alice Kaplan. Her's is beyond acceptable; it's brilliant. French - especially that of French intellectuals - can be a little opaque (though not nearly so as that of German philosophers). The challenge of translation is to make it understandable, to convey concepts with clarity such that they can be understood easily by English speakers. Turns of phrase and idioms matter, they shape the way we think, but they differ between languages and aren't always directly mirrored or shared between languages. "Doesn't translate" or "Lost in translation", is a real thing. Kaplan's translation is inspired; it says what Hoare's does yet comes across as if Camus' speech was conceived in English, with none of the somewhat jarring opacity that intrudes in Hoare's translation. (Not slinging stones: translation is a difficult art. I'm just surprised in comparing the differences between these two translations: subtle yet significance).
Rainer Warzecha & Interglotz-Artnetwork
Bravo! So contemporary! Important lesson...
Lorin SU
Lorin SU 6 yıl önce
Simply mesmerizing,,, what a great event
Sandra Seepersad
Sandra Seepersad Yıl önce
To admire this man.and to love his love for all art form🥰
Umar Yusufu
Umar Yusufu Yıl önce
I found my splendid naivety at the age of 18. Anything was possible everything was available. After a series of shocks in 2021 I have restarted reading Camus to rebuild my self. A body of work worthy of everyone's attention.✌🏽❤️
Heirloom Reviews
Heirloom Reviews Yıl önce
Super great video!! ❤ Absolutely loved it! 😁 Thanks for sharing ✅🌹My Friend!!💯👍
sergio perezio
sergio perezio Yıl önce
It's like we are going to live the lives we read about in history. brutally honest speach. Too bad there is no audio recording.
mark kavanagh
mark kavanagh Yıl önce
I often think of Camus when I am stuck on a phone trying to sort out my bank account or electrical bill. If he could only see it now; the impersonal, beaurocratic and egocentric purgatory we have created. No wonder the kids want to burn it down.
just dev
just dev Yıl önce
No wonder indeed. Who can blame them!
Josh Viggiani
Josh Viggiani Yıl önce
@elisheva Weberman not literally
rorororororo Yıl önce
norman leach
norman leach Yıl önce
Today's best understatement...What da name a da band? Rage Against the Machine. (Profound resistance is the quality of resilience expressed through the proactive courage of love. Dare to care.)
Janet Melton
Janet Melton Yıl önce
Years ago I read Camus “The Stranger.” I just read a synopsis because all I could remember was an oddly flamboyant character. I realize that I must have written off the lesson of the novel because I already innately knew that hope & kindness & love come from within a person. Indifference was Mersault’s true nature. So, listening to this You Tube on Camus …… ought to be interesting. Perhaps I’ll have to read Camus’ other novels.
David Greenman
David Greenman 4 yıl önce
Wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this.
makila7715 Yıl önce
Listening to this today...what can be more poignant than the legacy of The Plague. Had more people read it early in the Covid crisis and taken the message to heart in terms of both a pandemic and a persiflage of the Vichy government, humanity might be richer today.
Only COWARDS Can't PRINT THE TRUTH, which is obviously why YOU won't show the Truth which I have written. SHAME on YOU. :-(
Gul Sara
Gul Sara 6 yıl önce
Absolutely incredible :)
L.A. November 2019
"Man has dominated man to his injury".... undeniably true.
jeanne ratterman
jeanne ratterman 9 aylar önce
Viggo arrives on stage around 11:50 and 16:22 is the beginning of the reading. However, the introductions and historical background as well as personal lead ups add so much context. This was read in 2016. Today, in 2022, we continue to be “deep in it.”
seniorarubia Yıl önce
Camus was outstanding at that time. Forever relevant in this kabalistic world
Belleza Vudd
Belleza Vudd Yıl önce
@Vingul Nah, he was an absurd existentialist. But thats proven much too challenging for most.
Vingul Yıl önce
@Belleza Vudd Camus was a philo-semite.
Belleza Vudd
Belleza Vudd Yıl önce
@whyisblue923taken Is that alex jones i hear calling you home ?
@Belleza Vudd Another person who wants to enslave humanity?
Belleza Vudd
Belleza Vudd Yıl önce
Another person afraid of Jews ?
MizMundoAdventures Aylar önce
Love Viggo Mortensen ❤ An incredible actor!
Indirá Camotim
Indirá Camotim Yıl önce
I have so much respect for you, Viggo Mortensen. It just increased a hundred fold with this reading of Camus work, with all the authenticity of someone who does not feel the need to be perfect. #RESPECT
Elaine Jacobs
Elaine Jacobs 11 aylar önce
@Justin Doward Thank you, Justin. I was just planning my reply, but you've covered it! I don't understand why people who have clearly not listened to/understood the message reply -- unless they're bots.
Indirá Camotim
Indirá Camotim Yıl önce
@Justin Doward - thank you, Justin Doward for your comment.
Justin Doward
Justin Doward Yıl önce
@Eva Cromwell Assuming the telephone was sentient, could speak 6 languages, was familiar with the philosophy and capable of understanding and intonation, inspired people and many other nuances too numerous to mention then you are correct and Viggo is nothing more than a delivery device similar to a Turkey baster.
Eva Cromwell
Eva Cromwell Yıl önce
Kinda like thanking the telephone for giving you the message.
Tina Walker
Tina Walker Yıl önce
What a gift, so relevant for today, beautifully presented, read and the discussion afterward was excellent. Thank you.
OneAdam12Adam Yıl önce
"The freedom not to lie..." Boy have we strayed far from this...
OneAdam12Adam Yıl önce
...unburden the world of the terror that reigns today..." "Put politics back in secondary place it belongs...."
Anna miau
Anna miau Yıl önce
Just got up and yesterday I was looking for some audiobooks (Camus too). Now I wake up to VIGGO reading Camus. Oh boy, so awesome
jeff forsythe
jeff forsythe Yıl önce
The book Falun Gong is full of wisdom.
2020 Yıl önce
Not that hard to figure out really. Everything you do on your phone or computer is monitored by internet algorithms.
Thank you so very much for this! Thank you for reminding us the importance of engaging Universities and Art with Society and the challenges that imposes to us.
Keyners77 Yıl önce
One of my favorite writers, it takes a lot of culture and worldliness for an American actor to study this author...kudos to Viggo Mortensen
Thomas Tortorich
Thomas Tortorich Yıl önce
I have liked the writings of Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre. The Plaque and No Exist are my favorite. Yet, both have numerous publications worth reading and understanding. Their writings reflect a different time in history.
multiversos saltamontes
is there any other author, contemporary, that i can know about?
t collings collings
I've read and re-read The Outsider many times...still as relevant today as ever....the ennui of indifference
Jim Smith
Jim Smith Yıl önce
It's just brilliant isn't it; It's also the perfect length, not a word too long, nor too short. Camus was a master at his craft.
Slim M.
Slim M. Yıl önce
You forgot Hidalgo! A great movie! Viggo is a wonderful actor, very intelligent individual, fantastic actor, a wonderful human being.
Lynn Mcquillan
Lynn Mcquillan Yıl önce
Thanks Viggo. I may not have heard this philosophy by Albert Camus, without having such esteem for you .. so … Thankyou! ☘️
betterthanRae 2 aylar önce
That was powerful, and beautifully read
כולנו ביחד
Whom Can We Trust If No One Is Trustworthy? One of my favorite quips from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is when Tom is defined as “a glittering hero…the pet of the old, the envy of the young,” and there were “some that believed that he would be President, yet, if he escaped hanging.” With these few words, Twain captured the essence of leadership in our world. Those who get to the top are the fiercest, most determined, and most ruthless. Today, the latter quality has become so intense that we can no longer believe our leaders, and certainly not trust them to have our best interest in mind. I am not accusing any leader in particular, or even leaders as a whole. It is simply that in an egoistic world, where people vie to topple one another on their way to the top, the one at the top is clearly the one who trampled over and knocked down more people than anyone else. Concisely, to get to the top in an egoistic world you have to be the biggest egoist. So how do we know whom to trust? We don’t know and we cannot know. All we know is that we are in the dark. In a culture of unhinged selfishness, any conspiracy theory seems reasonable, while truth is nowhere to be found. When every person who says or writes something is trying to promote some hidden agenda, you have no way of knowing who is right, what really happened, or if anything happened at all. The only way to get some clarity in the news and goodwill from our leaders is to say “Enough!” to our current system and build something entirely independent. The guiding principle of such a system should be “information only,” no commentary. Commentary means that information has already been skewed. Information means saying only what happened, as much as possible, not why, and not who is to blame and who we should praise. Concurrently, we must begin a comprehensive process of self-teaching. We have to know not only what is happening, but why we skew and distort everything. In other words, we have to know about human nature and how it inherently presents matters according to its own subjective view, which caters to one’s own interest. To “clear” ourselves from that deformity, we must learn how to rise above our personal interest and develop an equally favorable attitude toward others. This is our only guarantee that our interpretation of things will be even and correct. Once we achieve such an attitude, we will discover that the bad things we see in our world reflect our own, internal wickedness. Our ill-will toward others creates a world where ill-will governs, and so the world is filled with wickedness and cruelty. Therefore, all we need in order to create positive leadership-and to generally eliminate ill-will from the world-is to generate goodwill within us. When we nurture goodwill toward others, we will fill the world with goodwill. As a result, the world will fill with kindness and compassion. By changing ourselves, we will create a world that is opposite from the world we have created through our desires to govern, patronize, and often destroy other people.
Maxim Aries
Maxim Aries Yıl önce
Very good. Very courageous of the man to come and tell the truth in the US. I don't think people should be punished because of the thoughts or psychologically guided (terrorized) or that I am a murder for my thoughts, however his point is well taken especially in the scope of his tortuous experience. Moral ambiguity by way of "might is right" dogma led to all that, it would seem, they didn't care how they got to the perfect civilization. If we make the obtaining of money by any means in the US, a way to separate humans from humanity, again, I wonder how far it will go? How can we avoid repeating it if we are not allowed seek the truth of the matter by our own free will? How will we remember without courageous leaders? I appreciate what I learned here. I will dwell, hope, and pray on the truth of these things. Thx.
Bela Curcio
Bela Curcio Yıl önce
I've always thought we are losing our human connection and warmth to the perils of bureaucracy. With so many layers of paperwork and decisions and hierarchy in place, leaders lack humanity in the shots that are called. And we all feel lost and powerless, endlessly "on hold" with our basic ability to live out our life, let alone experience passion. With so many people's hope lost, you don't feel as though you can gather enough people who care enough about anything, to accomplish anything. Or any kind of change. But a few will always keep trying.
Barbara Johnson
Barbara Johnson Yıl önce
No joy. Here in America anyway...sacrificed at the alter of the machine and $
Vaidy Bala
Vaidy Bala Yıl önce
Thanks to the 1 million who watched the show and the people who put-together arousing amazing human response, The problem with crises is often repeating patterns. People are not weary of returning to the same battlefields and doing the same roles. The massive mass hypnosis state is the reason. We carry the herd mentality and are not able to break despite severe pain. If pain is not a teacher nothing else will!
Radu Coroi
Radu Coroi Yıl önce
Kim Steinke
Kim Steinke Yıl önce
It's amazing how so much has changed and yet so little has changed in so many ways. And the storms of life is where a man is truly made I guess we choose our sides we choose our roads as Robert Frost would say. Thank you for this reading. 🌈😇
Anne O'Boyle
Anne O'Boyle Yıl önce
"Plus ca, plus ca la meme chose" the French expression, "the more things change, the more they remain the same". Thank you for reminding me of this famous quote. Merci Beaucoup ❤️🗽🗼🇨🇵
sinecast Yıl önce
The human crisis was told by literature in the times of Albert Camus and before. Now it's depicted in social media as a joke.
Daniel Day
Daniel Day Yıl önce
After reading the remarks below, I can add that I too have heard tell of nothing but good things about Viggo. A talented actor who isn't a bonehead...he is a rarity.
Ken McClellan
Ken McClellan Yıl önce
Quite moving! Tragically, a significant portion of both Left & Right have forgotten the lesson ... and Doom us to repeat it this year!
Chaturi Edrisinha
Beautifully done
Binder Colman
Binder Colman Yıl önce
Poignant, and prescient. I wept.🙏
Debra Smith
Debra Smith Yıl önce
Thank you for sharing this with us. Bella Caio!
Svilena Ninetta
Svilena Ninetta Yıl önce
I have always loved Vigo . He is common people ..poet ..real man humble man.
just dev
just dev Yıl önce
The common person is an abhorrent person. Be glad he's not common. Most people are absolutely disgusting. They'll ignore a dying animal and not even think about their negligence. Don't sugar coat the nature of the majority!
Hootie Gabriel
Hootie Gabriel Yıl önce
Wow amazing reading 🙌💗
Anai Barangan
Anai Barangan Yıl önce
I'm watching "Captain Fantastic", and this post has shown up in my TRvid story, quite a few times as is, in the past few days. I just didn't give it any thought, but I did sit on a plane across the aisle from Viggo Mortensen, years ago with my family. He was by himself, seated to my right on the same airplane. Maybe a flight within Spain, I don't exactly remember. We exchanged a few words, of no importance, and I don't know why we even did so, and that's all. A mutually polite nod and farewell, before we all were getting off of the plane. I think I'm supposed to just let know that. I have always had a very high opinion of him. He's extremely extraordinary. Obviously. What I call Matrix life messaging me, with the difference being that I have crossed paths in this life, with this man. "Aragorn" in "Lord Of The Rings". Aragon, Spain. Extremely multitalented multilingual person. He's perfect for this reading of Camus. Otherwise, I'm going to point out, that it's not "making murder meaningless", it's making murder meaningful, that provokes murder and mass murders in the world. Genocides. The deception of any type of purposely provoked depopulation, as justified humanitarianism.
xyZenTV 11 aylar önce
With the bombings in Ukraine playing out right now, this speech once again proves itself of ever-increasing value. Thank you, Viggo, and thank you Columbia Maison Française.
Bogdan Pintilie
Bogdan Pintilie Yıl önce
The Rebel. That is Camus most mature and important work. Followed by the Myth Of Sisyphus, which is more popular, but his thought wasn't as developed yet. As a MA grad in philosophy I just wanted to leave this here for future watchers.
Jamurai Sack
Jamurai Sack Yıl önce
@Okami Sensei also, you DO know that Sisyphus wasn't his creation, right? The character had an entire identity before Camus came along.
Jamurai Sack
Jamurai Sack Yıl önce
@Okami Sensei 🙄 I can't deal with this. Yes... for the love of God, I know that it's *supposed* to be absurdist. It's not. It's just lazy and stupid, unless it was done ironically. Albert was a gem. However, even the best of us can miss the mark sometimes. Sisyphus enjoying his task to spite the gods isn't absurd, it's idiotic. Absurd would be Sisyphus being a closeted masochist.
Okami Sensei
Okami Sensei Yıl önce
@Jamurai Sack You're looking at things the wrong way. The character of Sisyphus that Camus wrote is an ideal absurd hero. An example of someone that has totally implemented his revolt of the Absurd in his existence. This Sisyphus has so much passion for life that he enjoys the Absurd, the struggle. And this way, he wins against the Gods that punish him. He's just made the myth into an allegory to explain absurdist ideas.
Jamurai Sack
Jamurai Sack Yıl önce
@Freedom Fries look, I don't know what the CCP version of, "get gud noob." is but, you might wanna step up your game before they tank your social credit score, euthanize your granny, or whatever they do to ineffective trolls there.
The Zigzagman
The Zigzagman Yıl önce
@Freedom Fries It's pathetic to spout this kind of gibberish on a sock puppet account. You're engaging in discourse without proper respect for your fellow man and it's offensive.
Kimberly Chifmakher
Kimberly Chifmakher 11 aylar önce
Who cannot praise Camus. A great man! May we learn and open our minds. Thank you Mr. M.
Keith Young
Keith Young 4 aylar önce
Excellent - you have clarified several life problems I have been thinking about. And for that I thank you. We all thank you for pushing that boulder up hill in producing this excellent video.
Deirdre Dowling
Deirdre Dowling 10 aylar önce
Inspiring to hear Camus words and thoughts. Mr. Mortensen thank you for reading them but I do wish you had prepared more vigorously for this important occasion.
Corpus Callosum
Corpus Callosum Yıl önce
The good always die young! Probably out of a broken heart in the brutal 20th century with such human conditions! For a great thinker with such lofty words, we can rest assure every word uttered had gone through a hellish soul struggle!
Doctor Jones
Doctor Jones Yıl önce
Beautifully read by one of my favorite actors, "Viggo Morgensson" - 57:58 58:15 :P
Lynn Mcquillan
Lynn Mcquillan Yıl önce
😢😥😭 .. to be strong quashes the gentle energy that Albert speaks of, that you Viggo, hearten to- it is such a fine line … to loose one’s self.. to loose the heart.. Fight, but keep love in our hearts. Listen!!! To so many values !! Such a fine line (when a mother’s Son, is decimated, when that Son’s heart was so gentle & true). It comes down to the individual.. ? If we know our children, our mothers, our fathers, our neighbours.. we must speak up in our individuality, our communities & defend what is good or leans more to the good than evil. It is on each & every one of us. I Thankyou Viggo fir your obvious well meaning in being involved in this reading & for your own body of work in screen & opening my mind. I always felt a bond with you, (cute :)). Stay safe, keep on, I hope you may read this, keep going. THANKYOU! ☘️
Rafael Fonseca Augusto
In the fellowship of the ring there is a scene that jn my mind feels so poignant in revealing that a good person, a strong and compassionate person has great evil in them also, the difference is the recognition of it. Aragorn lets frodo go after boromir tdies to retrieve the ring to himself. Boromir had a distinction in his mind, us good them bad whereas aragorn, mayne for being an outsider and from an older tradition recognizes the potential for evil and corruption in him and has the clarity to forgo his pride and lets a "child" take a burden. The voice and eyes of viggo when he says to frodo and repeats go as the uruk hai approachs always intrigued me. Why was he more scared of going with frodo than to face certain death against the enemys, never understood exactly but intrigued me and stayed with me, actually i always felt strongly about that little moment. And funny enough listrning to him reading camus he resolves my puzzled thoughts. Every man has evil and good in him. And the most truthfull thing is to value life and humanity, put the mother above our most inner convictions even a so called justice
Boötes void
Boötes void Yıl önce
Mortensen never fails to impress me!
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