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Advice On Thieving

“If some poor devil steals a belt buckle, he is decapitated. If a powerful politician takes possession of a whole country, the professional moralisers flock to him to put their “wisdom” at his disposal. The logical conclusion is that, rather than wasting one’s time with small thefts, one should steal a whole country. Then one will not have to go to the trouble of further thefts or have to fear the executioner’s axe.” – Chuang Tzu.

(Taken from “Taoist Wisdom: Daily Teachings From The Taoist Sages” – Timothr Freke.)

The Rich Forbid …

“The rich forbid theft and murder, and threaten offenders with the death penalty. Yet these same people encourage theft and murder by honouring wealth and status, which are the allurements of crime. As long as distinctions in ownership remain, can there ever be an end to conflict between people? Once rulers were grateful to their subjects during times of order, and during chaotic times looked for the fault in their own conduct. These days it’s the complete opposite. The people are driven to lose their natural honesty and commit crime. But who should take responsibility? The unfortunates who are punished, or the rich and powerful who provoke the crimes in the first place?” – Bo Ju

(Taken from “Taoist Wisdom: Daily Teachings From The Taoist Sages” – Timothr Freke.)

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Don’t look a gift horse
In the mouth the saying goes
That’s where the fangs are
But they never tell you that
Or the reason why they don’t

Liars And Thieves

LIARS AND THIEVES by Flic Cowley

Today I walked
into Barclays’ Head Office
and called them
liars and thieves.
They rustled their papers
and looked ashamed.

Today I walked
into Scotland Yard
and called them
liars and thieves.
They shifted on their chairs
and seemed contrite.

Today I walked
into Murdoch’s offices
and called them
liars and thieves.
They shuffled their feet
and showed remorse.

Today I walked
into Parliament
and called them
liars and thieves.
They wrung their hands
and appeared chastened.

Of course
it was only a dream.

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This was written by a friend of mine. I asked her if I could post it here. She said I could. Thanks, Flic.

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