Posted by The Happy Tutor
Although Diogenes' behavior was sometimes amusing, he was not well liked in Athens primarily because of his writings encouraging incest and cannibalism.
Me, the worst I've done is to encourage Wealth Bondage. That is bad enough, I guess, to scandalize the moral majority, even if my behavior is sometimes amusing. As for Diogenes, he never wrote anything as far as I know, so the comment about his "writings" looks like spin from some Athenian Sophist. Diogenes questions the wealthy for their abuse of power. The next thing you know he is accused by their Flunky-Philosophers of incest and cannibalism. Some things never change. Senior Rooster Foundation Fellow J. Davis Whoreswhiz will soon be saying that I made him sleep with his mother and eat their baby. I did not. He was squatting on her bed, picking his teeth with the baby's bones when I arrived. I couldn't condone it, but as a Patriot what could I do? The whole affair was stamped Top Secret by Candidia Cruikshanks herself. I would tell you more, but they'd call me a Traitor.