Robert Anton Wilson, the epic writer of the epic Illuminatus! Trilogy, passed away five years ago, on January 11, 2007. A writer, phenomenologist, comedian and philosopher, RAW was also an activist fighting for the rights of all sentient beings. And as such the Boing Boing, found by his protege and another grand figure in the field of activism, Ken Goffman AKA R. U. Sirius, has dedicated a week to him.
One of such posts, by Boing Boing author Mark Frauenfelder, is Bob’s exposition of Oscar Wilde’s quote (which this WBAI blogger interprets as more inclusive than originally intended by the bohemian), “Disobedience was Man’s Original Virtue.”