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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Saturday, 29 November 2008

UNDERSTANDING male HOMOSEXUALITY

Males who, for one reason or another (e.g. absent fathers, rampant narcissism) have difficulty in relating to other males, often sexualise this difficulty in adolescence - perhaps through mutual masturbation with peers, or, more simply, from seeing an admired or feared male naked. They thus continue to try and resolve the problem of their relationship to other men through sexual or sensual contact. Those who like to penetrate other men try and resolve the problem through establishing a relationship of power, whereby they 'prove their masculinity' by 'conquering' passive men - who themselves thus feel feminised (hence temporarily justified) in a similarly banal and erroneous way.

The problem is, of course, never resolved, since sex is only one - very limited, over-valued and fairly closed - aspect of life. Thus homosexual men suffer from arrested emotional development and, in my experience, generally have an emotional age ranging from around 7 to around 15. This does not mean that heterosexual men are emotionally mature. The main feature of competitive societies is the neotenisation of males to make them demanding, envious and receptive to the work-ethic. Success is achieved by those who are most infantilised or emotionally undeveloped, and these, increasingly, include women.

Friday, 28 November 2008

The 'greatest' art

is many things to
many people
Which is to say
somehow meaningless -

I mourn
'great art'.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

UNDERSTANDING ART

We are all artistic, for life is art.

The capitalist system of "divide and rule and stupefy" has
taken art (=celebration of life) away from everyone, and offered us work and
labour instead.

In the arts of the visual, which are bizarrely much more highly
valued than, for example, ceramics or serious music, a few over-achieving,
competitive, driven, or monomaniac people are allowed to be "artists" by virtue
of the market, which of course is completely capricious. The rest get on with
working for the system which exists for itself and not for its members.

A few of us make art as a 'hobby' or 'pastime', and some of us can buy what 'artists'
create: the poorer buy 'work' by unknowns; the rich inflate the market for the
'successful' by investing in their output.

Seen another way, though, art is just another kind of mind-shit.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Osama ben Laden

is a most interesting
latter-day fusion
of Agamemnon
with Odysseus.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Understanding Capitalism

Keep on dividing and ruling.
First: corral people into Nationalities.
Then divide them into Nuclear Families.
Then divide the families
into frustrated, infantilised,
isolated Individuals.
Then sell them everything
except what you have taken from them:
connection
(and ultimately the world).
And for those who will not buy your trash:
correction.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

"Whoever controls the weather controls the world,"

a United States Department of Defense
spokesman said.

In the Book of Job we read
that God was schizophrenic,
hiding from his majesty
underneath his throne
inside his head.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Monday, 17 November 2008

Sunday, 16 November 2008

To a canine friend

My theory of mind
is that your mind
though different from mine
is a beautiful function
of your beautiful body.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Never

is where most
people live
in fatuous
endeavour.

Though I'm a
contemptuous
kind of
holy ghost,
I'm not so clever.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

I once knew a millionaire

who lived just outside Dublin
with a marvellous megalith in his garden.
He kept shit in his fridge.

I was invited to stay
because I was 'gay',
but I really fancied the dolmen.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

the sickening hypocrisy
of the aggressive and evil
English Empire
now claiming (it seems successfully)
to have 'sacrificed' its subjects,
to have destroyed a thousand cultures
and ten thousand environments
in the name of Liberty and Justice!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Every 'middle-class' value

is false.
Every 'bourgeois' moral
is hypocritical.
This is obvious to every
four-year old -
which is why Education
is compulsory.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

All governments are bad

- though some are much worse
than others.
And sex is silly -
though sometimes it seems
majestic.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

All generalisations are wrong.

Francophones
have poor peripheral vision
(because they look you in the eye),
and are now taught
to think that animals
are stupid machines.

Anglophones
who are always looking sideways
are good at catching shoplifters.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Check the Figures

Because English expansion,
piracy, conquest and empire
lasted for so long,
British genocides, reprisals,
occupations, wars and holocausts
wrought far more evil, mayhem
and destruction than Hitler's
unbecoming, evanescent Reich.
And no apology
will ever be forthcoming.