The postural straightening (Aufrichtung) of our ancestors marks, according to Freud, the beginning of the process of Kultur. This rising up echoes a rite in the relation with the earth (and otherwise universal) : the father lifting his son from the ground to recognize him. Athenian ceramists represent this second figure as a teenager and philosophy illustrates this gesture as a native political structure. The author suggests this intrinsic double valence (recognition and submission), which binds this arbitrary father and his adolescent son as a kind of a metaphor for the birth of politics. The aim is both to identify the violence inherent to a political project and its necessary collective management, bound to this ancient complicity with the Earth of origins, from which we must necessarily free ourselves.