We believe that severity, violence, slavery,
danger in the street and in the heart,
secrecy, stoicism, tempter's art and
devilry of every kind,—that everything
wicked, terrible, tyrannical, predatory,
and serpentine in man, serves as well
for the elevation of the human species
as its opposite (Nietzsche: Beyond
Good and Evil.)
a species-value-system: like & dislike,.
correct and incorrect, approve and
interesting than love when what we like is
no problem? Piece of cake.
What I hate, on the other hand, gut-grind
& grimace, bite my tongue & unleash the
dogs of war: nip nipping at sandals of
Liberal Art & got to be interesting. .
"An enemy is as
good as a Buddha."
stalwart pioneers exploring outlaw
territory & homeland insecurities.
can't be far behind: good & plenty, just
right for practicing Liberal Art.
Hold it up. Hold it to the light.