in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Friday, 30 October 2009

Thursday, 29 October 2009

The Romans

(it is said) were
mainly vegetarian.

(It will take some time
for the implications
to sink in.)

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Politicians

are false people
who make a career
out of parading
their sincerity.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The falsest people

are those who don't even know
they are false

while the falseness seeps out
and seeps out...

(I have always connected falseness
with clean fingernails.)

Monday, 26 October 2009

Money makes us all mean

But it's better for our integrity
to be mean to ourselves
than to others.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Let us praise al-Qaïda

for putting their hatred
and anger out in the open -
where as we
corrupt Westerners
make the crass error
of hiding real feelings
in sound-bites. We spew
out insanities such as
War against Drugs, and
The Sanctity of Human Life, and
War against Terror.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Copernicus, Darwin, Freud

The earth is not the centre of the universe.
Mankind is not the summit of evolution.
The ego is a petty and
deranged dictator.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Time

is an invention to persuade us
that things happen consecutively
and not all at once in a muddle.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

When you think people are laughing,

often they are weeping.
When you think people are weeping,
the worst of them are laughing.

Weeping is better than words.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Love is also

a kind of greed

But if you love yourself
you will be too loving
to bother others for love
or sex

Monday, 19 October 2009

Greed

is the opposite of curiosity.
Life is such a deadening experience!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

An open mind

- an open prison.

(If you open it too much
your brain might fall out!)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Everyone denies

that they wish
they had never been born.

But we all
compulsively tell lies.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Malheur

The only afflicted species
afflicts almost every other.

The most afflicted members
kindly kill themselves.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Overcoming consciousness

Against Nietzsche's
injunction to become
what you are
must be set Rumi's
observation that
your life is not your own.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Monday, 5 October 2009

That means and methods

may not be justified
by ends and goals
is hardly controversial.

Much more radical
and more important
is the understanding
that ends might be justified
only by the means employed.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Elites

aren't what they used to be.
The best things in life
are often broken.
Or never happened.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Work Ethic

People who lack it
should get a
Disability Allowance.
But the strivers and achievers
wouldn't like that.
The Work Ethic is not
an ethic at all - but a means to an end:
riches, power, glory,
control of the planet until
it turns to poison and desert
beneath our hide-shod feet
before our unseeing eyes.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Metaxu

Two solitary prisoners
separated by a wall
tap pointless messages.