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Trans-substantial Catholics

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Poor Hanno

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Intelligence and Happiness?

A while ago, the Inquisition pondered the nature of intelligence, and whether a certain outlook or attendant mental abilities are guides to or from happiness. This has been obliquely in the news of late…


Buried by the Sea

Its odd. Most graveyards in Connemara appear to be near water, if not actually right on the coast. Why? West Galway, or Connemara, has a lot of unused space. Admittedly, much of the land Connemara is industrially and agriculturally useless, […]


Cycling Two Abreast

Cycling two abreast in Ireland is legal, a protected practice, and it is safer.


Indoors / Outdoors (Defuse)

A talk given by The Inquisition at Defuse, on Wednesday 7th November 2012, as part of Designweek in Dublin, Ireland


Nürnburg’s Extra Bombs

Nürnburg got ripped to shreds by Bomber Harris’ boys. By how much appears to be open to debate.


Law & Morality

The preface to HLA Hart’s publication of his 1961 lecture series on the meeting of law and morality is as prevalent today as it ever was.


Foy – The Bodiless Head

A bodiless head is revered as being Saint Foy, who died a cruel death.


Coffee Haters

There are people out there who pretend to like coffee. Coffee Haters – you have been warned.


False Flags 2

False flag, covert ops by Americans against Americans? Sounds crazy, and so it was deemed.


Plastic 55 Years Ago

55 years ago Roland Barthes considered the importance of plastic and what it meant, as a substance and a symbol.


Cesare Borgia’s Party

The Pope, his son and fifty prostitutes – Cesare Borgia’s party.


Marriage – A Potted History

Marriage is thought by many to be a fixed rite, one which is immovable and inflexible. The truth is that it has not always seemed so…


Blinking Morse

The world was shocked when a victim of torture started blinking morse. The story of a US aviator captured in Vietnam.


Synecdoche

Synecdoche is a powerful, expressive linguistic device


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Teetotalers

Most people will come up with Gandhi when asked to name a famous teetotaler. Although partial to some strange practices in his private life, he preached non-violence as a benevolent means to achieve your goals but, all the same, everyone knows Adolf Hitler was also a teetotaler. Therefore one can easily recognise that only a vegetarian non-drinker and non-smoker is capable of such elevated egomania and misanthropy. In short abstinence clearly makes us odd at best, but more likely entirely deranged.

It is this same mental formidableness that keeps James Hetfield shrieking, keeps David Beckham kicking balls and keeps Vladimir Putin hunting while shirtless and oiled-up. Clearly teetotalers are obsessive sociopaths and it is for this reason that Frankie Boyle vented such ugly vehemence at Jordan’s austistic and blind son. We shouldn’t harangue him, he probably just needs a smoke and a whisky. Driven by the lack of alcohol John the Baptist convinced his cousin that he was god, and chucked him into the River Jordan.

Lots of the teetotalers in the Wikipedia link below are reformed alcoholics. This is because they saw the error of their ways, they needed to lose their imperfect humanity and become unfeeling cyborgs intent on success. George Bush led the world in a fight against an abstract ideology while he ran from demonic alcohol; George was able to see past the inebriated fug that clouded others’ judgements when they said he could never defeat an idea. When he stepped off the alcohol train Eric Clapton found the courage to descend into levels of cheesy schmaltz that would terrify lesser artists. Without alcohol Alastair Campbell was suddenly able to present Tony Blair to the world truthfully, and with a complete lack of the duplicity that alcoholics engage in.

This cruel efficiency is the mark of the teetotaler, they have their eyes on the bigger target. How else could Brian Blessed have such presence? Or Naomi Campbell have such clarity of thought? Or Keith Chegwin have the temerity to have gone on TV in the nude? The absence of alcohol in his life has made Tom Cruise a calm, considered actor who thinks before he acts.

Alcohol simply inhibits us. True world leaders, like Shania Twain, have always known this.

Bibliography
Wikipedia’s list of well-known teetotalers

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