The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies
And his rule begins. Kierkegaard
The tyrant dies. His rule has ended.
The martyr dies. His rule begins.
In neither case is either splendid
Because they prove fraternal twins.
The difference is in their proclivities
In how they manage our captivities.
The one commands our asking price;
The other that we don’t think twice.
The tyrant goes for your carotid,
If you should make his wanted list;
The martyr shags you in a mist
Of old beliefs already rotted.
The tyrant feeds on politics;
The martyr off of heretics.
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- MARK CHAPTER 13
- THE CHASTITY RING THING
- FROM HOBBES' " OF MAN "
- LABOR NOTES ( for JOEL JORDAN )
- MENAGE a TROIS
- TYRANT MARTYRS
- PRAISE THE LORD
- ON REVOLUTIONS
- DISCLOSURE LAWS
- POLITICAL CORRECTNESS (an evangelical plot ?)
- FOR G.K. CHESTERTON
- FOR BROTHER ARAB BLOGGERS
- THE DEATH PENALTY (for the SUPREME COURT)
- RATZINGER'S DILEMMA
- BUSH'S MONICA PROBLEM
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