“EARL MUST DIE! BUT WHY?” a poem Tuesday: 10/23/2018
Adolf Hitler – wrote a book* – and had an-“interesting”-philosophy;
Charles Manson – listened-to-music – Oh, ya, he did! – quite incessantly;
Lizzie Borden swung an axe – ‘cause she must-a-been upset,
BUT – none-o’-us – knew-none-o’-them; Yet-we-despise-’em-all-I-BET!!
Their lives quite STINK – because-of-stories, but-we-never-knew-’em:
Yet, we’re CONDITIONED – to-”demonize”-them-from-”the-wo-emb!”
Perhaps Little Lizzie – was raped (pause) by dear, ol’ dad,**
Perhaps!! Adolf (pause) The Monster! was not so bad,
But! He liked to write! and MAYBE others,
Killed a bunch of dads and mothers,
Then said: “HE did it! ‘Cause he’s in charge!”
And WE KNOW Charlie (Manson) – was not very large,
But! He-liked-to-talk-BIG – and, perhaps, incite,
Folks to party! All through the night!
Point-is: WE OFTEN POINT OUR FINGERS,
At OTHERS! When it’s clear – that OUR stench – lingers,
And WE WON’T ACCEPT THE CRUELTY,
THAT-RESIDES-IN-US, so we like to see,
It in others – and condemn – THAT OTHER!
JUDGMENT! What-a-joke! Listen-now, Brother –
And Sister: (pause) YOUR TIME – MAY-BE – too-MUCH-SPENT,
Often! Letting off – YOUR NOXIOUS VENT,
Without much “info” and without much thought!
We Humans! Conclusions, we’ll jump to – a lot!
You MAY not do it – and you might “poo-poo,”
J Jay’s poem – as not so true,
But! IT SEEMS TV CAN SHED SOME LIGHT,
On ALL THIS JUDGMENT – on “wrong” & “right,”
For one person’s savior – is another one’s foe;
I-just-don’t-really-think – we’re-in-a-position TO KNOW! 🙂
- “Mein Kampf” Here is an example of a quotation from this oft maligned book: “The frailest woman will become an heroine when the life of her own child is at stake!” (Isn’t that terrible! Yet we are told to avoid reading such literature ALL TOGETHER – and study “War & Peace,” by Leo Tolstoy – because this Russian religious “Titan” was considered by many theologians years later to support their political positions!) I am NOT saying Hitler was “a saint” or even suggesting that anyone read “Mein Kampf;” I am MERELY SUGGESTING that we are fed A LOT OF PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS about a lot of things and convinced that we should never question such sustenance! Rubbish! Believe what you will, ASSUMING you can “get past” the conditioning of “the past!”
** – and allowed to do that – by Lizzie’s step-mom?! (I DO NOT KNOW that to be the case – BUT! – I also DO NOT know the entire story! We never really get a full trial transcript to study, to make our own decision(s) on matters of this nature, like Lizzie Borden’s parents’ deaths.) Our greatest “competence” as human beings seems (sometimes) to be our ability to take incomplete information and draw amazing conclusions from that less-than-complete information … and then – pass it down to the next generation! 🙂