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Altruist stands against Egoist,
Against his own life stands;
Red with blood his eyes are,
Plucked by his selfless hands.

Altruist follows the leader,
Who knows not where to go,
But down into lifeless darkness
Where all false leaders go.

Altruist follows ruts and hollows of selfless service worn;
Altruist bellows to his fellows, "Cowards we are born".

Altruist bending in faith ne'er ending to death is sending his prayers befriending;
Death, receiving, is nowise grieving, but laughs in reaping the self-deceiving.

Altruist kneels, pounds head on floor;
Egoist stands, a beast no more.

Copyright © Brian Faulkner

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  1. Date: 11/5/2009 7:09:00 PM
    There is no such thing as a good altruist. By its anti-reason nature altruism is evil. All the scourges of the world, from Hitler to Stalin to Mao, to the bloody butcheries in Africa, and to the malicious hatred of religious books such as the Koran and the Bible, are at root based in the man-hating selflessness of altruism.

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 4:23:00 PM
    My goodness? or not I guess you don't like altruist and you do like egoists? The trick to being a "good altruist" is to remember to take care of yourself 1st and second that making anyone dependant is NOT altruistic. Light & Love the prime altruist ;)