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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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Right-wing extremists

in the USA
claim that federal Health Care
and Welfare Benefits violate not only
the tenth amendment
but also the Tenth Commandment.

Meanwhile the French government
has turned to Ethnic Cleansing,

and Israel spends American aid
on Sisyphean
Cyclopean fencing.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

'The Sanctity'

Human life is so precious
that millions are not just allowed
but forced to die of hunger
and disease.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Religious Education

(to a Lonnie Donegan tune)

O, Jesus was a mummy
he wore a mummy-cloth.
He rose up from a sepulchre
and flew round like a moth.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Best Before :

perhaps we were all
'best before'
we were born...

and are least noxious
after we die.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Real guns

have butt-hair.
Real men
don't shave.
Reality is
landscape.
People are
wallpaper.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Religious Conversion

is illiberation.
But, thinking magically,
to convert piss into water
would be far more useful
than water into wine.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

On the Pope's State Visit to Britain

Along the rutted paths of hope
they creep like mine-detectors...
Millions would suck cock
for a handful of beans
a bowlful of rice.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Towers of Silence

have all but disappeared.
Noise now marches on the world
from terrible towers
of so-called song.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Monday, 13 September 2010

Sunday, 12 September 2010

On the ninth anniversary

of the pinpricking of America:

the depths of despair
have risen to new heights.

In the Past

When there were
showy flagellations
prayers were called
ejaculations.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Education

The more information there is
the more babblingly dumb
we become.

Friday, 10 September 2010

First

we complicate life
needlessly

then try to
simplify it childishly

(and/or vice versa)

Thursday, 9 September 2010

A 'terrorist'

operates crudely
against the interest
of a nation-state.

A transcendental anarchist
tries simply, vainly
to subvert the interests
of all nation-states
and the forces which
finance them.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

We are born subject.

Our subjection to the nation-state
is proved by Birth Certificate.
We die as subjects
and are certified as dead.

Between birth and death,
our first and our last breath,
the State is in possession,
is lord, of our identity
over which we have only
minimal control.

Now pets have passports.

To hate the State has no effect on it
but some - or terrible - effect on you.
The Greek dramaturges knew
that the State
is Fate.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Stoolball

The ancestor of baseball
and cricket, invented by women
500 years ago, was played with
a milking-stool and a turnip,
beetroot, or rutabaga.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Arabesques

swirl and replicate
without the slightest sense
of purpose,

but each tile-pattern
or carpet is unique

and for reflective minds
a mandala.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

The reason why

there are no jokes
(not even irony)
in any Scripture
is that we are too
indoctrinated
to take jokes seriously
or to laugh at religions.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The story of mankind

is the story of enslavements.
And now we are enslaved
by an idea of the New Enslavers:
the Employment Ethic.

The Command of Hierarchical Employment
is the latest, most refined
form of slavery.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Comfort

is not happiness
nor even contentment.

Nor does it lead to happiness
or contentment.

Comfort is the subtlest
and most seductive
kind of enslavement.