"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Feb 19, 2012


So Jesus and his self-brother, the Spirit, don't give Catholics glossolalia and the shivvy-shakes. Neither do they do the crackers into flesh and cooking sherry into blood magic for Assembly of God pentecostals. God is not an ecumenicist.

Neither is the State. Or the Market.

All three are royal fictions. And each, despite the rhetoric of universalism and transcendence offered by their devotees, is employed to sunder.


Anonymous said...

yes indeed

Jim H. said...

but we need our fictions. they are comfortable, comforting.

"sunder" = well-chosen word.