Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

On Democracy and Abattoirs

As a miraculously-happy pig
I vote that Socrates be eaten.

"It is better to be a human being dissatisfied
than a pig satisfied; 
better to be Socrates dissatisfied 
than a fool satisfied."
 - John Stuart Mill.

2 comments:

Srikant said...

Why is this titled "on democracy and abattoirs"?

Wofl said...

Because, Srikant, democracy was invented in Athens, and Athenian Socrates, in JS Mill's epigram, is contrasted with a pig. Pigs don't have any kind of vote, and are slaughtered in abattoirs. Socrates was condemned to death. Athenian slaves did not have the vote, but were not eaten...

This comment is entitled :

ON THE SUCCINCTNESS OF APOPHTHEGMS.