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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Sunday, 18 December 2016

I must almost-guiltily confess



that I am one of those people who, infuriatingly, have "a charmed life".
I managed, without intention and despite
my Ulster Protestant middle-class background and dreadful private school,
"by chance", successfully to avoid employment, marriage,
success, achievement, wealth (and their appalling train of tribulations)
to by-pass merit and meritocracy and, despite Bureaucracy,
become a Cosmopolitan Déclassé
living a hermetic life of invisible and ironic fun,
on very little money from the British Militarist State
in fructiferous. sensual south-western France.
This has been pure luck -
partly accounted for by being born out of wedlock in 1941.

4 comments:

Marcus Billson said...

Luck had nothing to do with it--your life and its "success" are your doing.

auban said...

No, it's all down to chance - good parenting by my aunt and grandmother, then by my mother, my middle-class-achiever family, not being sexually or physically abused by a member of my family, being raised in the very socially-peaceful 1940s and 1950s, the absence of television, the existence of the BBC, being of protestant rather than catholic background, the bolshie, stubborn and artistic genetic inheritance which must have come from my unknown father, not getting run over by a tram when I decided to visit the city center on my tricycle, aged 4...making friends easily...etc.

Michael Hoffman said...

Youre true to yourself. Do you judge negatively or harshly those who choose to participate in society, who play the game that much better then the masses, who indulge in materialism? Is your simple life made possible by the masses who poplulate the military etc? How do you see yourself in relation to the masses or the worker drones?

auban said...

Well, Michael, it's obvious that I get my tiny but sufficient welfare allowance from the taxes of working people - so I benefit from the whole system that I criticise. But if the whole system were dismantled or destroyed, I would be in a fairly good position to survive, mainly because I don't live in a city, a vast range of food (and wine!) is grown locally, plus biomass-fuel (oak). In the absence of electricity I could cook over the fire; water wouldn't be too much of a problem because of a lake just 400 yards away; not being able to use a car wouldn't matter because no-one else would be using one either, thus the local economy would be reborn. This blog would stop.

I simply don't understand how people can take unpleasant drone jobs. Doing something you like for money is great, but most of the people in the world slave away at unpleasant, dangerous, unhealthy tasks for no reward at all, except bare survival. I despise people who support the evil turbo-capitalist system, whether passively or actively. They have already been destroyed by the system - probably by the age of five!