Thursday, February 10, 2022

Be honest in your knowledge,
         decent in your power.
Neither truth nor justice
are yours entire. The world is
everything that is the case.
History is all that happens.
Your place is not for you
to choose, nor is the side.

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Scientists seek the authority to state facts.
Politicians seek the authority to order acts.

To this end, scientists develop methods
politicians procure mandates, i.e., authority.

A method does not ensure truth, nor does
a mandate guarantee that justice will be done.

Authority is not an end in itself but a means
to assign responsibility when error occurs.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Faith keeps you from despair over what others believe.

You have a right to be angry.
Any rage you contain will be turned
against you in the theatre
of your own mind. You have a right
to talk to a friend before you act
on your impulses. Your friend may
stay the night with you. Or not.
If you cannot afford to lose
your friend, you may take a
a lover — one who feeds upon your
peerless eyes and lets you rave.