[DEBATE] : The Party Rocks!
dominic.tweedie at gmail.com
Mon May 18 13:18:29 BST 2009
If I'm a Sisyphus, then you must be a Sissy-Pussy.
2009/5/18 peter waterman <pwaterma at inter.nl.net>:
> I can't help thinking that the rocks you are handing out to Cosatu and the
> SACP might be like those Sysiphus was rolling up hills and that kept on
> rolling down again.
> What is not reported about him in either Greek mythology or on Wikipedia is
> that Sysiphus found himself in this unfortunate position due to his role in
> a Three Philosphers Alliance (TPA) in ancient Greece, because he had one
> foot in Philosophers' Civil Society and one foot in the Government of the
> Philosophical Association.
> It was for this political and moral ambiguity that the Gods punished him.
> The rocks did not simply roll to the bottom of the mountain, as myth
> suggests, they actually landed on his head.
> Whether, however, one prefers my modern interpretation or the mythological
> one, Wikipedia does tell us:
> 'Today, Sisyphean can be used as an adjective meaning that an activity is
> unending and/or repetitive. It could also be used to refer to tasks that are
> pointless and unrewarding.'
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