Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions, an uncommonplace-book from the Armpit of Diogenes, binge-thinker jottings since 2008 .

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


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).

Denim originated in Indian fishing communities around Bombay (Mumbai) and was the fabric used for Dungarees.

Tuesday 19 January 2010

Monday 18 January 2010

In the rich countries

most people
look like the cold
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,
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