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Akareyon

In Dividu um zu sein (verfasst: Dienstag, 5. August 2003, 18:08) #

Befolgt Von Der Armee Der Dummen
begafft von den Guerilla der Neugierigen
belächelt von den Schalken der Hohen
analysiert von den elitären Weisen
bestimmen Macher, was sein soll
doch tun wir, was richtig ist - nur in unseren Augen
wem sollen wir gefallen, wenn nicht uns selbst?
warum haschen nach dem, was niemandem gebührt
wie sehr uns mühen um sinnloses Gut {welches Schlecht}
wann endlich begreifen, daß wir sind
und nicht darstellen müssen?
wer fordert Rechenschaft, und wer davon mit Recht?
nur was Gefühle verursacht
und uns "sein" macht!


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Everything in our age has, when carefully examined, this fundamentally undemocratic quality. In religion and morals we should admit, in the abstract, that the sins of the educated classes were as great as, or perhaps greater than, the sins of the poor and ignorant. But in practice the great difference between the mediaeval ethics and ours is that ours concentrate attention on the sins which are the sins of the ignorant, and practically deny that the sins which are the sins of the educated are sins at all. We are always talking about the sin of intemperate drinking, because it is quite obvious that the poor have it more than the rich. But we are always denying that there is any such thing as the sin of pride, because it would be quite obvious that the rich have it more than the poor. We are always ready to make a saint or prophet of the educated man who goes into cottages to give a little kindly advice to the uneducated. But the medieval idea of a saint or prophet was something quite different. The mediaeval saint or prophet was an uneducated man who walked into grand houses to give a little kindly advice to the educated.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (Heretics, XIX)






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