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Swecan • The Prohibitionist Looked Good Upon
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The Prohibitionist Looked Good Upon

Posted: 2005-11-08 19:27:50
by reaper
[size=14][color=indigo]The Prohibitionist must always be a person of no moral character; :twisted: :twisted:
for he cannot even conceive of the possibility of a man capable
of resisting temptation. Still more, he is so obsessed, like the
savage, by the fear of the unknown, that he regards alcohol as a
fetish, necessarily alluring and tyrannical.
With this ignorance of human nature goes an ever grosser
ignorance of the divine nature. He does not understand that the
universe has only one possible purpose; that, the business of
life being happily completed by the production of the necessities
and luxuries incidental to comfort, the residuum of human energy
needs an outlet. The surplus of Will must find issue in the
elevation of the individual towards the Godhead; and the method
of such elevation is by religion, love, and art. These three
things are indissolubly bound up with wine, for they are species
of intoxication.
Yet against all these things we find the prohibitionist,
logically enough. It is true that he usually pretends to admit
religion as a proper pursuit for humanity; but what a religion!
He has removed from it every element of ecstasy or even of
devotion; in his hands it has become cold, fanatical, cruel, and
stupid, a thing merciless and formal, without sympathy or
humanity. Love and art he rejects altogether; for him the only
meaning of love is a mechanical--hardly even
physiological!--process necessary for the perpetuation of the
human race. (But why perpetuate it?) Art is for him the parasite
and pimp of love. He cannot distinguish between the Apollo
Belvedere and the crude bestialities of certain Pompeian
frescoes, or between Rabelais and Elenor Glyn.
What then is his ideal of human life? one cannot say. So crass a
creature can have no true ideal. There have been ascetic
philosophers; but the prohibitionist would be as offended by
their doctrine as by ours, which, indeed, are not so dissimilar
as appears. Wage-slavery and boredom seem to complete his outlook
on the world.
There are species which survive because of the feeling of disgust
inspired by them: one is reluctant to set the heel firmly upon
them, however thick may be one's boots. But when they are
recognized as utterly noxious to humanity--the more so that they
ape its form--then courage must be found, or, rather, nausea must
be swallowed. May God send us a Saint George![/color][i][/i][quote][/quote][/size] :oops: :twisted: :arrow: = = :idea: :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :evil:

[color=violet][size=9][MOD]I have changed the color, cyan is hard to read unless you have the green background. I also made the text smaller (there's no need for shouting). / S. [/MOD][/size][/color]

prohibitionist

Posted: 2005-11-11 23:15:11
by reaper
Kick 'im in the nuts!

Posted: 2005-11-12 9:26:56
by Dr. Snuggles
Det finns bara en man som skriver med den där kalibern, och det är Aleister Crowley!