The Underground Lady [Page Thirty-One]

If people didn’t feel guilty after sex, what would the world look like?  It would probably resemble Bosch’s images of hell, only without all the critical fuss.

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Sexual liberationism was foolishness.  How can one be freed from a self-imposed repression through even greater self-consciousness?  What we need to do is to ignore sex, and allow it to flourish in voluptuous obscurity.

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Critics are a necessary nuisance.  (They will probably tear apart the alliteration.)

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Dry humor should be reserved for when one wants to express something truly wicked.

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The real liberation of the sexes will only come when men and women live separately—and rarely see each other.

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Marriage is not a right.  It is coercion.

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Blame everything on the old.  That way, when your turn comes, you will know exactly what to expect.  One should live without the illusory expectation of gratitude as one gets up in years.

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The discourse around the “generations” tends to obscure differences in class.   Are poor minority men in their fifties ever what is meant by a “boomer”?

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The capacity of the white middle classes to congratulate themselves for the accomplishments of minorities and radicals, is apparently boundless.  It is exceeded only by their ability to absorb, and to ruin, minority cultures.

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The Underground Lady says:  Holiness is a malleable concept.  What was once considered evil, is now considered sacred.

And I reply:  Yes, but also, the reverse is true.

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The suicidal man lives amongst us, and doesn’t hide—he practices his obsession under the white light of day.  And we do not consider him a potential lunatic.  Instead, we call him political.

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