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, 10 September 2014

Conversation overheard in Walmart*

"Self-deception, man,
is what makes life bearable:
Humanity would blow its brains out
if it saw too clearly in the mirror."

"Yo, man. You got it! Hey!
Freedom ain't no mo 'n' no less
than the right to say
right out loud that we all tell lies
to ourselves as well as to each other!"

*Asda in the erstwhile United Kingdom.
Many thanks to Lionel Shriver for this.
In the USA everyone over 4 years old - we are led to believe - has at least one firearm, and has yet to be convinced that 'humanity' exists beyond its borders 
(or south of the Mason-Dixon Line),
so it is theoretically possible for the whole population to blow its brains out in the space of 24 hours.

1 comment:

bandit said...

Tempting ...