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Evolution of Stupidity: A Satirical Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.

Judging by the state of this world, it's safe to say that the stupid ones are outnumbering us.

Judging by the state of this world, it's safe to say that the stupid ones are outnumbering us.

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

-- George Carlin

Due to some factors unfathomable to me

the mysterious genius of the ancient man

started to decline into the stupidity spree

never to recover, and that's how it began.


Man used to be mighty in his spirit and mind

created some marvels of architecture and art

the ones that are still unrepeatable by our kind

in short -- we were god-like, powerful and smart.


But our animal gene, and the other that's so divine

got into a faithful competition within our genome

brain started behaving like after too much wine

man getting alienated from his celestial home.


War after war, arrogance and greed

followed that era of harmony and love

we started grabbing more than we need

as the animal in us became our god above.


And that's how all the stupidity got on a rise

complicating coexistence into one we know

with a sad minority still awakened and wise

silent in shadows of consciousness so low.


Stupidity even generated insane false pride

glorifying mass murder and ruthless stealing

victorious and blind keeping conscience aside

as if void of compassion or any humane feeling.


In that process we became masters of deception

making fools of those gullible in their blind trust

brainwashing the mankind with little exception

spreading religion, but also gluttony and lust.


So here we are, a top shelf of god's creation

advanced in technology but stupid as ever

with rare specimens as if a reincarnation

of those forever gone, divine and clever.

© 2022 Val Karas