Smoking Some Pages of David Hume

First, a little toke of David Hume: “Epicurus’s old questions are still unanswered: Is he (God) willing to prevent evil, but not able? then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? then whence evil?”

If God is a procrastinator one is then in mind of Benjamin Franklin: “You may delay, but time will not.” Hence God is not in charge of time.

Another drag of Hume: “The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.”

Lately there’s a lot of talk about people most at risk, what with the Coronavirus. They’re the same people the neoliberal estate finds most inadmissible. The infirm, elderly and sailed have no value. Hitler said the disabled were “useless eaters.” On top of everything else we have a compassion drought.


Pass the Hume: “When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.”

I was in mind of this while watching Donald Trump yesterday.

Comparisons between Trump and Nero are now popular. But Trump is essentially Ubu Roi.


God is cutting his nails with a flint, as always.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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