Thursday, 24 January 2008


Kierkegaard said: “the tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins.” As if there’s a contrast between the one and the other! As if there truth isn’t that there is no person more tyrannical than a dead person, as far as their hold over the living —- for when we are ruled by the living there is always the chance that they will change their mind; but to be ruled by the dead is to be imprisoned in the fossilised version of human will.

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