Shall Have Inquisitions (sound file, mp3)
"The thought belongs to only a few hundreds of people." Ezra Pound
Desire unfettered and fulfilled,
To realize your singularity,
Coerce the self into
The belief that this is all for you,
Acts vile and sublime
Of endless variety, endlessly satisfying,
Another cereal box prize
Is not so much to beg of
Humanity, the illusion of right action
is found only by intellection--
hardly anywhere outside of apologetics:
of column inches and statistics
the hoard is un-
you are barbarously stupid
may-be not you, but you, and you, and you, and you...
have you thought rum (and cola) was Providential poison?
inquisitions are pornography (this tit for that tat)
and the human fantasy writhes to
burn the world, to burn
people by magnification:
at least it's (technically) more humane than
(more ecologically sound)
of mechanical efficiency
a lit fuse
Oh the cleanliness:
for the sake of shoots
The desire to coerce the acts of another is evil. Every ethical thought is of slow growth; it has taken at least thirty years to suggest the thought that the desire to coerce the acts of others is evil. The thought belongs to only a few hundreds of people. Humanity is hardly out of the thought that you may have inquisitions and burn people at stakes....
The bulk of scholarship has gone under completely; the fascinations of technical and mechanical education have been extremely seductive (I mean definitely the study of machines, the association with engines of all sorts, the inebriety of mechanical efficiency, in all the excitement of its very rapid evolution).