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.