When the Muslims first conquered Mecca, Muhammad destroyed the ancestral idols of the Arabs that were kept in the Kaaba. The old, traditional paganism had to be destroyed for the new monotheism to take root. The Muslims had to destroy the religion of their forefathers, to assert the supremacy of the One True God.
Now, that is utter modernism.
We can see the Christian attack to the ancient, pagan world (from the vandalism of the Parthenon to the burning of the Library of Alexandria and the murder of Hypatia) under the same light. It is only through the destruction of the Old that the New can exist, just like the Oedipodean murder of the Father.
It is us of the post-modern age that have forgotten how to kill Laius.
Υστερογραφο: Δεν ειναι καθολου τυχαιο που ο Σταλιν ηταν “πατερουλης”. Corollary: το ΚΚΕ δεν θα μπορεσει να ειναι πραγματικα επαναστατικο οσο αρνειται να σκοτωσει τον Σταλιν.