The arse is truly is the idiot of the family  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

In the Critique of Cynical Reason, Peter Sloterdijk comments upon the arse:

"The arse seems to be condemned to live in the dark. Among the different parts of our body, it leads the life of a tramp. It truly is the idiot of the family. Yet it would be a miracle if this black sheep of the body did not have a ready opinion of the events taking place in higher regions, just like those who have been rejected by society often express the most sober views of it."


"Der Arsch scheint dazu verurteilt, sein Dasein im Dunkeln zu fristen, wie der Clochard unter den Körperteilen. Er ist der wirkliche Idiot der Familie. Doch es wäre ein Wunder, wenn dieses schwarze Schaf des Körpers nicht über alles was in den höheren Regionen passiert, seine eigene Meinung hätte, ähnlich wie die Deklassierten oft den nüchtersten Blick auf die Leute in den oberen Rängen werfen."

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