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The Gluttonous Will
It is significant that the will to power first appears in the Land of Cockaigne – alongside the self-carving meat. Also significant, this appearance is centuries ahead of Calvin. It is one with the will to gluttony, a result. Bruegel painted a thousand images of it at once – prominent is the man who shits on the world, and beneath him there stands Nietzsche prefigured, frying the whole herring for the roe, with a lid on his head. And yet, the herring does not fry.
What can smoke do to iron? One finds himself sitting between two stools, in the ashes.
Here too, the man with the world spinning on his thumb stands between one who must stoop to get on in the world, and two others pulling away at one another to get to the longest end.