........................................................................................ - a weBlog by Snowy and me.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Apocalypse

is a subject on which I rarely reflect.
But it is clear to me that the global arms
industry will make The End
the biggest bang humanly possible.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Moments Of Truth

always present themselves
as Tragedy;Comedy is
the reassuring vanity
of finding mirth in loss. 

Saturday, 15 October 2011


the modus operandi that in humans
(but not animals) maintains,
and needs, scapegoats
to prove it is right.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Thought For The Christmas Sales

The Exceptionalism

of Evolutionary Theory
is that the species that expresses
the greatest faith in it
denies the corollary; it's own extinction.

'Never Divide The Dead'

Stalin said, of the Soviet victims of the Shoah,
whilst he in his turn uprooted the tribes
of the living from their lands they belonged to,
killing on average a million citizens a year
through out the twenty five years of his Czar-ship.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Tuesday, 11 October 2011


are the people we rely upon
to argue and fight over
how much more irresponsible
other people are than them.

Monday, 10 October 2011

When Prophets

tell of disaster due,
they never know the time
in which it will come true.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Edward Bernays Would Be Proud

of how today's media describe nation states
 in such triumphalist and existential terms
-particularly during currency crises.

The emotions invoked deny the gravity
of inhumanity-uncontrolled world-spin.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Steve Jobs

made the world a push-button place
for the richest world citizens.
For a time he made lifting a finger,
and doing nothing more,
get them further than ever before.

His achievements and death
will mean nothing to the poor-
for whom food and shelter mean more.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Wars Are Like Jokes

Both need good timing
and positive humour
to meet their audience
and hit their targets.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Sin

of Adam and Eve was accepting
the pursuasion that they could own
the garden they lived in, in their own right
when really they were paying rent in kind
through their labour of  naming all the animals.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The Urge To Breed

is much more about taking
the waiting out of wanting another person,
to take care of us than we are prepared to admit.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Capitalism Is War

by other means, because it is about competition,
which if it never ends defines perpetual  instability.
The ultimate in instability is open war,
where there is always money to be made.
This makes money a most powerful weapon.
Capitalism and war are two sides
of the same forever spinning coin.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Weather Report

Expecting Jesus to come back
is akin to the hope of lightning
striking twice in the same place.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

The Piety of Sadism

is what turns pilgrims into tourists,
vocation and charity into consumerism,
and empties public ritual of meaning.
It hollows out martyrdom, which
used to be a catalyst for change,
into mere sadomasochism,
a mutuality of suffering,
which makes death meaningless.

Sadism's gift to the world
is to make humans highly selfish.
To call sadists animals insults
animals who are selfish within
their actions, but never pointless.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Being Human

is about producing
unmemorable memorabilia
in the pursuit of amnesia.