Reactionaries and Contrarians

Reactionaries and Contrarians

I.

By rebelling against everything
he has lost his right
to rebel against anything.

II.

The anti-establishment,
having become the establishment,
seeks to disestablish itself.

III.

In the Upper World,
Hell once rebelled
against Heaven.

But in this world
Heaven is rebelling
against Hell.

IV.

Deconstruction of the equalities and oppositions of reactions,
like readings out of the Large Hadron Collider,
repeatedly demonstrate only that nothing was the matter.

V.

Since it is lawful to pray
for the coming of the kingdom
it is lawful also to pray
for the coming of the revolution
that shall restore the kingdom.

VI.

Having thrown off the king,
the rebels, knowing only rebellion,
take up his scepter
to throw off each other.

VII.

You can never have a revolution
in order to establish a democracy.

You must have a democracy
in order to have a revolution.

VIII.

How many divisions
against itself
can a house stand
before admitting
it is not standing?

IX.

An unjust law
is no law at all.

X.

Three left turns
made at right angles
make one right.