Social justice politics makes a parody of it's chief subject: the complicity contained in the human soul.
Turning with a gristle snarlto a world of charcoal totems,barely holding against a sneeze,leaves one unfated Praying to understandthose crashing words and sung notesthat once lapped the craggy shores,now littering some isle in memory. Descendants, dumb and despondent:the voice of an ancestor brings 'emwhat warning or blessing but a shrug,Ar dheis Dhé go raibh a … Continue reading Ulva off Mull
And yet the line 'Et tu Brute?' should always be delivered with a smile.
When someone is honestly 55% right, that's very good and there's no use wrangling. And if someone is 6o% right, it's wonderful, it's great luck, and let him thank God. But what’s to be said about 75% right? Wise people say this is suspicious. Well, and what about 100% right? Whoever says he's 100% right … Continue reading Realism and Revelation: Dostoevsky’s Demons as Prophecy
Riddle me this, says a man shot to deathraising his unscathed hand,the man of contradiction loves to hate and hates to love,and the man of consistencyloves loving and hates hating,yet place them in a bar wantonand guess which animal will be mating.
Good mate he was,And a hard time he had of it,And we all heard of it at the pub,drowned with lager and crisps,cheers and tears at way the footballfell this way or that.Till an end to all thatcame with a violent phrase,"Calling it early boys" says he,"Met a girl, and she's special"We all knew that … Continue reading Sidecar ejection
The Lordy is always wonderingthe world on which we wander. Saint Stone saw upside downwell before your ponyheaded,blue dress head mess,stunted off the monkey bars.Seeing the trees rooted in skyand all we earth’d, held up by Grace.
Synchronicity, says Jay Wyszynski to no one in particular. He had just seen two people who looked the same walk into the same travel agency. For him this coincidence was a symptom of a larger order to which he ascribed the universe, an interconnectedness of all things. He didn't have the courage to ascribe any … Continue reading Crowdss
The inconclusiveness of theodicies, whether religious or secular, is necessary to allow the possibility of redemption. When sin becomes totally explicable it becomes totally unforgivable. This is the tyranny of absolute rationality, in which redemption is impossible and apology merely an admission of guilt.
The journalist is despised for his assumptions. Not only in how he assumes matters of fact and jumps to conclusions, but also in the roles he assumes — messenger, friend, activist, martyr, when and where it suits him.