Prometheus ~ The Modern Rugby Player
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Captain Oda, leader of the Nikkoku University Rugby Club
Prometheus (Greek: Προμηθεύς) is a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who in Greek mythology is credited with the creation of man from clay and the theft of fire for human use, an act that enabled progress and civilization. Prometheus, in eternal punishment, is chained to a rock in the Caucasus, where his liver is eaten daily by an eagle, only to be regenerated by night, due to his immortality.
Prometheus The Light Bearer
For the Romantic era, Prometheus was the rebel who resisted all forms of institutional tyranny epitomized by Zeus — church, monarch, and patriarch. The Romantics drew comparisons between Prometheus and the spirit of the French Revolution, Christ, the Satan of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and the divinely inspired poet or artist. Prometheus is the lyrical “I” who speaks in Goethe’s Sturm und Drang poem “Prometheus” (written ca. 1772–74, published 1789), addressing God (as Zeus) in misotheist accusation and defiance. Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein is subtitled “The Modern Prometheus”, in reference to the novel’s themes of the over-reaching of modern man into dangerous areas of knowledge.
Prometheism or Prometheanism was a political project initiated by polish socialist Józef Piłsudski. Its aim was to weaken the Russian Empire and its successor states, including the Soviet Union, by supporting nationalist independence movements among the major non-Russian peoples that lived within the borders of Russia and the Soviet Union.
The creator and soul of the Promethean concept was Marshal Piłsudski, who as early as 1904, in a memorandum to the Japanese government, pointed out the need to employ, in the struggle against Russia, the numerous non-Russian nations that inhabited the basins of the Baltic, Black and Caspian Seas, and emphasized that the Polish nation, by virtue of its history, love of freedom, and uncompromising stance toward (the three empires that had partitioned Poland out of political existence at the end of the 18th century) would, in that struggle, doubtless take a leading place and help work the emancipation of other nations oppressed by Russia.
On the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905), in the summer of 1904, Piłsudski traveled to Tokyo, Japan, where he tried unsuccessfully to obtain that country’s assistance for an uprising in Poland. He offered to supply Japan with intelligence in support of its war with Russia and proposed the creation of a Polish Legion from Poles, conscripted into the Russian Army, who had been captured by Japan. He also suggested a “Promethean” project directed at breaking up the Russian Empire—a goal that he later continued to pursue.
Today, the remaining male members of Józef Piłsudski’s family are Japanese. They are in fact the descendents of Bronisław Piłsudski, Józef’s older brother who married to a Ainu woman and lived in Sakhalin.
On November 22, 2007, at Tbilisi, Georgia, a statue of Prometheus was dedicated by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Polish President Lech Kaczyński. Erected in the land where, according to Greek myth, the Titan had been imprisoned and tortured by Zeus after stealing fire from Olympus and giving it to man, the statue celebrates the efforts of Poles and Georgians to achieve the independence of Georgia and of other peoples from the Russian Empire and its successor state, the Soviet Union.
Yukiko Kikuchi aka Miss “Franken Fran”
INTERNATIONAL CAUCASUS CONGRESS
On May 13, Istanbul hosted an anti-russian conference, organized by the Circassian community in Turkey and a non-governmental organization, Imkander, to discuss the future of the Circassian community in Russia, but also the Caucasus as a whole. Some of the slogans of the conference could not be clearer: “I is not our fate to be a Russian colony,” or “Caucasus without Russia.”
During the conference, a representative of the Chechen diaspora in Austria Vakha Banzhaev clearly said that Dokku Umarov was the leader of the United Caucasus. Dokku Umarov proclaimed the establishment of the Caucasus Emirate, where Chechnya was just one of many provinces.
This conference was attended by quite unexpected foreign participants. First of all, it was Mikael Storsjo, a Finnish businessman and environmentalist, who is providing the hosting service to the website Kavkaz Center. Storsjo created a fund that ensures financial assistance to the Caucasus.
The conference was also attended by a Japanese journalist, Yukiko Kikuchi (菊池 由希子), who was very close to Caucasian fighters for independence. She visited the Pankisi Gorge in Georgia, in 2008, where she had problems with Russian authorities, and during conference, she announced her conversion to Islam under the name Dar-al Aziza.
Caucasian Congress, Kavkaz, 1 June 2012
On her twitter account, Yukiko Kikuchi celebrated her birthday (born 12 June 1983) by supporting the western-sponsored “opposition”‘s manifestation in Moscow. At the same moment, the Russian government is trying to protect Syria from the Hells of War…