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Hippocrates

Hippocrates

Famous for his oath, yes, but also wrote a book, beloved by Rabelais, on how laughter is the best medicine. These points are made well by Bakhtin. The moral philosopher, who is a kind of Doctor, or at least a Quack, cures of our blindness, by laughing us out of vice and folly. In this way the body politic is healed, the head (bigshots) reunited with the lower social orders (stomach, guts, anus). Constipation can have deadly consquences, unless the pressure is released from below. Otherwise, if you think about it, even the rich and powerful would be increasingly full of shit and might literally explode. As with a Doctor conducting a Physical, we Morals Tutors to America's Wealthiest Families, must be willing to get our fingers a little bit dirty.

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