Chris Hitchens’ New 10 Commandments

This seemed suitable for a cool Sunday morning…of course, I always thought one would do well just following that “do unto others….” business.  Or, even more concisely, one could go with “Be nice.”

Chris Hitchens’ New 10 Commandments
1.Do not condemn people on the basis of their ethnicity or color.
2.Do not even think about using people as private propriety, as owned or as slave.
3.Despise those who use violence (or the threat of it) in a sexual relationship.
4.Hide your face and weep if you dare to harm a child.
5.Do not condemn people for their inborn nature.
6.Be aware that you too are an animal and dependent on the web of nature; think and act accordingly.
7.Do not imagine that you can escape judgment if you rob people with a false prospectus rather than with a knife.
8.Turn off that fucking cellphone. You have no idea how unimportant your call is to us.
9.Denounce all Jihadists and Crusaders for what they are: psychopathic criminals with ugly delusions (and terrible sexual repressions).
10.Be willing to renounce any God or any religion, if any holy commandment should contradict any of the above


About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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One Response to Chris Hitchens’ New 10 Commandments

  1. ♡eM says:

    “Think and act accordingly” works well for me.

    Yet before thinking through whatever the matter might be, I must be openly curious, consider perspectives, seek knowledge (maybe even truth, and, at the very least, the facts), and then try to discern all the crap as best I can. It’s rarely an easy task.

    People tend to think whatever they want sometimes. I prefer to think free from predetermined thoughts, which are really beliefs in clever and not-so-clever disguises sometimes.


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