obedience

12 Jun 2022 03:39 - 01 Jul 2022 10:59
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    • One of three spiritual virtues as defined in MotT, and the most basic one. I truly have trouble with this, I was raised quite otherwise.
    • Disobedience

    • Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
      • – Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism
    • An interesting history of morality, of self-fashioning and its discontents, could be traced through the fluctuating uses and connotations of the world 'obedience', and the thoughts of obligation and liberation it always brings in its wake.
    • Fiery the Angels rose, & as they rose deep thunder roll'd Around their shores: indignant burning with the fires of Orc And Bostons Angel cried aloud as they flew thro' the dark night. He cried: Why trembles honesty and like a murderer, Why seeks he refuge from the frowns of his immortal station! Must the generous tremble & leave his joy, to the idle: to the pestilence! That mock him? who commanded this? what God? what Angel! To keep the gen'rous from experience till the ungenerous Are unrestraind performers of the energies of nature; Till pity is become a trade, and generosity a science, That men get rich by, & the sandy desart is giv'n to the strong What God is he, writes laws of peace, & clothes him in a tempest What pitying Angel lusts for tears, and fans himself with sighs What crawling villain preaches abstinence & wraps himself In fat of lambs? no more I follow, no more obedience pay.
    • Obedience

    • On the theory (articulated by Bob Dylan's song Serve Somebody) that the disobedient are in fact serving an authority...