Aphorisms by SRL
SRL enjoys hyperbole, which makes him well-suited to writing aphorisms. The initials SRL are not merely an abbreviation, nor are they a nom de plume. They are, he says, his “shadow”: “The shadow of a name is its initials.” His aphorisms “tend towards bludgeoning critical targets and exposing hollow idols,” SRL says, and he typically addresses psychology, politics, economics, and quantum physics. Propaganda is also a recurrent theme, and the subject of one of his most pointed sayings:
Propaganda: One cannot write about it without producing it.
SRL runs a blog, Maximum Advantage in All Things, and the following aphorisms are from his current work-in-progress, Backlash Papers:
Introversion is not withdrawal; it just looks that way.
Subversion is not advocacy.
Decadence can never be undermined, only eliminated.
Reality represents intrusion by those cocooned within anti-natural concerns: a hungry stomach focuses attention even as it drains the mind.
“Why get my knuckles sore?” I asked the hammer.
One can be well educated and still know nothing.