“When my tomb is left unnoticed and my memory is forgotten, Oh, then I am dead.” Poet Bedros Tourian


Posted By on March 24, 2015

The function of literature is to understand reality.
The function of criticism is to expose contradictions.
The function of politics is to do what must be done.
The function of a reader is that of a consumer,
and as a consumer his most important priority
is not to be taken in by advertisements and
propaganda. When readers fail
and behave like dupes the result will be
not Bach and Mozart but Elvis and the Beatles;
and I for one cannot imagine a worst nightmare.


Posted By on March 22, 2015

Most of my life I was on the wrong path.
Today I am in a better position to hope
that someday I may be in a better position
not to be taken by false prophets and messiahs.
Believers are dupes.
That doesn’t mean non-believers are
closer to the truth.
We all share the same enemy
and his name is truth.
Losers speak more than winners
and their unspoken aim is to cover up
the reality of their status as losers.
I don’t take myself as seriously
as my critics do.