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, 30 January 2010

Despite the alleged

'sanctity of human life'
individuals don't matter
in the larger world.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Homo sapiens

is the only species
parasitic on itself.

We love others
of the species
to serve us, even
(or especially ?)
if they die in the serving.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Spartacus

and his fellow 'terrorists'
did not want to liberate slaves,
but to become slave-owners.

Plus ça change...

Monday, 25 January 2010

The essays of Michel de Montaigne








were banned by the Catholic Church
for 200 years, because of his respect
for animals.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Thursday, 21 January 2010

No wonder I slightly admire the wily Odysseus/Osama !

It is sickeningly amusing
that the Haitian earthquake
(200,000 dead in the poorest country in the world)
gets less news-coverage
than the brilliant, Homeric
attack on those hideous and terrorist New York towers
(3,000 dead in the richest country in the world).

One American= 66,666 Haitians -

Of course!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

The birth of OK

After rough Och Aye
met chique D'Accord
OK was born

a little bitty guy (un petit gars)
soon to be clad
in Denim: a cloth (de Nîmes)
originally woven in Provence,
badly tailored into trousers
resembling those
once worn by Genoan sailors
(de Gènes, corrupted into Jeans).

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Monday, 18 January 2010

In the rich countries

most people
look like the cold
undead.
In two of them
I'm fighting
the tough cushions
in my head.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Friday, 15 January 2010

Lying precedes language

In the constructed universe of language is our having, hence our being.
And language is the most powerful weapon
in our war against the world.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Telling, not showing

In the fly-trap of luxury,
unrecognised,
the greatest luxury
is suicide.


(A poem to celebrate
Google's decision to
cease blocking Blogger
& Blogspot in China.)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

The Nazis demonstrated

that a society can be both evil
and ridiculous...
like any society with
concentration-camps for animals,
nuclear bombs
and poncey military parades.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Friday, 8 January 2010

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Religions which seek converts

are inherently intolerant -
for if they were tolerant
they would be happy
to leave other people be.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Friday, 1 January 2010