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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:16 PM

2. Poetry seems to capture things best

I think often of the poets that I’ve read. I love TS Eliot and his work “the wasteland” and “the hollow men”.

And I love Yeats. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t think of this particular poem.

These poems were written in times worse than these although I fear we are headed in a direction that will prove bloodier than even WWI and WWII.

Again this poem resonates with our times. Mere anarchy has been loosed upon our world.

All these works are about dissolution and decay.

The final line of The Hollow Men is memorable. This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper...

Democracy died in 2000. It went quietly and with little protest. Gore v Bush and it was all over. Now we are seeing what happens when a malignant narcissistic madman takes over in a country where the people have no power.

The knee will soon be on all of our necks.

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