“I Will Just Finish This Drink, and then We Will Have the Riot!”
I have been watch with bemused contempt the rubbish rioting of the idiot Greeks over the past few days on the television and shaking my head wisely to myself, saying, “this would not have happened in Plato’s day.” But of course, it would, because the Greeks have never had the proper religion that would have prevented all this malarkey. Instead of religion they had stupid philosophy, which I can make neither head nor tale of, and I suspect neither could the Greeks, which is why they riot.
Like any half-formed civilization, they did of course try to have the religion, but they end up not with proper Catholicism but instead with a cut-price version of Christianity which they call the Geek Orthodox, led by a man with a beard called the Primark, who look like Santa Claus with a cake on his head. The Geek Orthodox have some strange beliefs, such as that Jesus spoke Greek, when we all know that he spoke Spanish, which we know because the Bible is written in Spanish, and also that the Sabbath is on the first Wednesday in every month with a “P” in it. Also they believe that Jesus was a spaceman and that monkeys can fly airplanes.
But to return to my main point, the reason why the Greks is rioting is because of the philosophy and the lack of Catholicism. For proof of this, you only need to go back a few years to look at the case of Socrates, who went around the place in his shorts and smoking cigarettes while undermining discipline and sowing seeds of doubt in people’s heads by asking them such questions as “How do you know I am here?” and “If a dog bark in a crowded room, can anyone hear themselves speak?” and “Who left that window open?” (the same question ask by John F. kennedy the day he get shot, incidentally). And when someone give him the correct answer, he would say, “But how do you know that?” Because he insist that nobody truly know anything at all, not even him, escept that at least he knew that he didn’t not know and didn’t not know even that! Yes, Socrates was a great big pain in the hole, like one of those really annoying teenagers who answer every statement you make with “Whyyyyyy?” in a sarcastic whiny voice that make you want to thump them regardless of Child Welfare authorities. Is no wonder they make Socrates drink the wenlock.
And this indiscipline have been going on among the Greeks ever since. After Socrates there was Ariston, who went on and on and on and on and on. He go around asking, “What is the good life for man?” and before anyone could answer him, saying, for esample, “Obey the pope and your superiors and don’t ask no questions,” or “Laughing at the misfortune of others,” he is saying, “I’ll tell you what it is, it is the Golden Mean. Not too much of anything and not too little of anything.” And if people say, “Well, that’s no help whatsoever. By definition too much or too little of anything is bad. You’re not a philsopher, you’re a charlatan in a toga. And that’s not even a real beard,” he would just smile knowingly to himself and walk away quietly with your front gate, and you have to call the police.
The Greeks are full of people like that: Diogenes the Cynic who live in a barrel and masturbate in public, just like Greek men in Spain do today; Axolotl the incurious, who write no philosophy but espect all his students to answer his questions for him; Thesaurus the Prosaic, the famous pedestrian philsopher who walk everywhere and eat houmous while he philosophize and thereby give rise to the so-call Peristaltic school; and Platitudinous the Dull, who was make famous for his philosophical statements that are even today estremely commonplace, such as “Hmm, that’s nice,” and “Is it cold in here or is it me?”
It go without saying that a society that is base on asking questions and investigating all and sundry cannot be a stable society. Society is based on discipline, order, obedience, and unquestioning allegiance to the flag. Franco understood this, and so did Jesus. You must have faith in your betters, even if what they do appear, at first glance, to be corrupt, self-serving or unjust. Who are you, after all, to have any idea what constitute justice? An ignorant peasant is who. Or worse, a student.
Is wht happens when you put the university just a stone’s throw from parliament. It give students ideas, and that is the last thing you want!!