"You are ignoramus, you are a burro, Mr. Danger ... or to say it
to you in my bad English," he said, switching languages with an
exaggerated accent, "you are a donkey, Mr. Danger. You are a
donkey, Mr. George W. Bush." -
Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela
"Donkeys and ducks are placed
everywhere in Opus Dei houses as a reminder of the Founder,
because he said that numeraries should work hard like a
donkey at the working wheel and should also be noisy to
recruit people like the duck."
How Opus Dei is Cult-Like, by Sharon
SERVITORS OF BEELZEBUB: LAMARION: A donkey-headed beast the
size of a spaniel with a long twisted tail; LAMALON: Has
human feet, thin legs, and a skinny body; the head is huge
and a goats, the arms long and skinny."
Garden of Abdullah the Satirist of Shiraz, by Ordo Templi
Orientis, aka CIA
you have seen the one who makes the grass green, it's like
meeting your own father in a crowd -- you'll have no doubt
Nasruddin went galloping through Baghdad one day on his
donkey. He went up every street and into every alley and
across every plaza. Every place he goes, an unending race, a
hunt and search. Everybody got curious, everybody came out
of their houses, and they were all yelling, 'Nasruddin,
Nasruddin, what are you looking for?' He said, 'I lost my
donkey, and I'm looking for it.'
donkey represents what everybody is looking for, which is a
mystical school. It's the answer to all the riddles of the
universe. And you hunt for east, west, north, south, up,
down, everywhere you can imagine, and all the time it's
carrying you around. It's the human nervous system which
takes out of the infinity of the universe the little reality
tunnel that you consider reality, which is your creation,
which you think is the whole of the universe, unless you
went to a Sufi school, or studied General Semantics, or did
a lot of Zen meditation, or dropped LSD once or twice. Then
you realize the universe is much bigger and more complicated
than any little map we can make of it. The map is not the
territory. The words that describe the map are not the
territory, are even further from the territory.
I've been trying to do is put the donkey on your back in
such a way you'll never forget the master, the great
magician who makes the grass green, the one who creates the
whole universe you live in."
Logic -- The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson
Cowboy] Did you ever see a catfish riding on a yellow
[Toothless Cowboy] Not that I can remember.
[Dr. Lao] No touch. Him Golden Ass of Apuleius. Him very
mean. No touch.
Seven (7) Faces of Dr. Lao, directed
by George Pal