Monday, April 03, 2006

Paul Nachbar ~ Why I Hate Politics

A friend of mine from New York, Paul Nachbar, sent me this poem the other day:

Why I Hate Politics

Socialism is a dream
Democracy a practical joke
Or despite idealists, just a scheme
Propaganda binds this stuff
With its fictions sweet or rough;
When the roller coaster lurches
Call in shrinks, spies, cops or churches.
Communism is extreme
Naziism well the same
Oh alas life's daily swarm:
Fascist thinking IS the NORM
Here there is no exorcism
And to prevent thought and schism:
Dub this mixture Pragmatism.
Nostalgia for those Monarchies..
Not to 'dwell upon' disease.

Paul Nachbar

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