blogorrhoea
Friday, July 05, 2002
 
Blogorrhoea (n): Psychic condition occasioned by global condition, occasioning bouts of public whimpering and fulmination. The patient apprehends the world as if squinting through a farce darkly, the parameters of his apprehension set by stolen thoughts, like these:

"It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being." (John Stuart Mill)

"Labour is the poor man's property, from which all protection is witheld. Has not the working man as much right to preserve and protect his labour as the rich man his capital? (Tolpuddle martyr George Loveless)


"The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the whole surface of the globe. It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connections everywhere." (Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels)

"Within certain groups, it may even be a piece of political wisdom to see to it that there be some enemies in order for the unity of the members to be effective and for the group to remain conscious of this unity as its vital interest." (George Simmel)

"Religion is a support that in the end almost always ruins the edifice." (Denis Diderot)

"All oppression creates a state of war." (Simone de Beauvoir)

"All beings in the universe, considered in themselves, appear entirely loose and independent of each other. 'Tis only by experience we learn their influence and connection ... " (David Hume)

"There are thousands of Alternatives!" (Susan George)

Thus informed, the patient is prone to irregular, unpredictable outbusts on The State Of Stuff In General (and occasionally Australia in particular).

An exercise in autotherapy for the perpetually appalled and chronically inquisitive, in which, it is intended, you shall be welcome to participate.




 
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