Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Consultations with Padre Kino

I have decided to become a drunk and live under
a bench, maybe in a radiation suit. It only makes
sense. The times are dire. Dark shapes twist in
the international fog. The US, in the hands of
puzzled children of low moral character, flaps
about like a damp rag in a high wind. Anything
could happen.
The great fallacy of childhood is the belief
that grownups must know what they are doing.
There is no evidence for this in the historical
record. You would do better by grabbing a
government at random from the denizens of a rural
high school. Democracy brings us twerps,
psychopaths, ambitious ciphers, short men, and
well-born drones. They are what they are. They
can’t change any more than a leper can change his
spots. I need some really strong drugs or someone
to hit me on the head with a rubber mallet. Opium
is the religion of the masses. Let us pray.

The greatest fallacy of our day is that all children
eventually grow up.

Full rant.