Monthly Archives: April 2020

Covid-19 Corporate Welfare

I find myself agreeing with much in the Guardian’s article “Airlines and oil giants are on the brink. No government should offer them a lifeline“, but for completely different reasons from its author. Do Not Resuscitate. This tag should be … Continue reading

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Socialist Warns Curing Covid-19 is Evil

I’m going to comment on the Guardian article We’re desperate for a coronavirus cure, but at what cost to the human guinea pigs?, which attacks capitalism for its uncaring approach to medical research. Last week, in Oxford, the first volunteers … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost: The War in Heaven

I just updated the kindle edition of my modern English adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost. It now includes the first six chapters of the book. Once the changes are approved, those who have already purchased the book should be … Continue reading

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Spirit of Gravity

Previous Post: The Three Evil Things My voice is the voice of the people. I speak too coarsely and sincerely for Angora rabbits. My words sound even stranger to ink-fish and pen-foxes. My hand is a fool’s hand. Woe to … Continue reading

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The Destruction of of Dá Derga’s Hostel

Here is the first part of a modern English adaptation of one of the classic mythological folk tales of ancient Ireland. Hope you enjoy it. Once upon a time, a famous and noble king of Ireland named Eochaid Feidlech came … Continue reading

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Three Evil Things

Previous Post: The Return Home Zarathustra gives a contrarian and utilitarian opinion on three things that are commonly seen as negative: pleasure seeking (hedonism), lust for power, and selfishness. * * * In a dream, my last dream this morning, I … Continue reading

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Return Home

Previous Post: The Apostates Ah, loneliness! My home, loneliness! I have lived too long wildly in wild remoteness to return to you without tears! Threaten me with a finger as mothers threaten. Smile upon me as mothers smile. Speak to me: … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: The Apostates

Previous Post: On Passing By Zarathustra, having passed by the great city, speaks of those who, having found atheism hard, turn back to comfortable religiosity. He calls them the apostates. * * * Everything that only recently stood green and many … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: On Passing By

Previous Post: On the Olive Mount Slowly wandering among many peoples and through divers cities, Zarathustra returned by round about roads to his mountain and his cave. Doing so, he came unaware to the gates of a great city. Here a … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Zarathustra: On the Olive Mount

Previous Post: The Dwarfing Virtue Winter, an unwanted guest, sits with me at home. My hands are blue from his friendly hand shake. I honour him, my unwanted guest, but gladly leave him alone. I gladly run away from him. When … Continue reading

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