BEAUTY AND TRUTH

Keats’s oft-quoted line about Beauty being Truth and Truth Beauty … is no different than Devil the Mother hyped as God the Father in Judaism, as what I have tended to regard as the ‘best of a bad job’ starting point for civilization – always fundamentally barbarous – as we know it and have long known it in terms of the Judeo-Christian tradition, a tradition that, by today’s global standards (more openly barbarous) is decidedly anachronistic and something that few if any of the truly contemporary (feminist-dominated proletariat) take seriously.  But Keats was of course Anglican rather than Judaic, and at the time of writing that line of his a rather young man with not much longer to live.

It has been said, even by so worthy a musician as Frank Zappa, that Beauty is a lie, but it is actually a fact, and a metachemical fact above all else.  When Beauty is hyped as Truth, on the other hand, one certainly has a lie, the Keatsian lie that parallels, as noted above, the Old Testament lie of Devil the Mother (representing Beauty) hyped as God the Father (representing Truth), and, as a kind of fiction, that should be distinguished as much from fact as illusion or, rather, delusion from truth, both of which are equally, if antithetically, false.

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I am an Irish-born but English-raised self-taught writer and philosopher who publishers his work in eBook on the net, including with Lulu.com (ePub) and Amazon.com (Kindle), as well as through Centretruths Digital Media (PDF), and many other platforms. Latterly my works are also available in paperback at various Amazon sites, as well as at Barnes and Noble.com and a wide variety of other sellers in several countries.

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