Games of Mind: A Poetry From My 'Prose in Rhymes' Series
There are no facts, only interpretations.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
Truth as We Prefer It
Truth is where we choose to find it
if it doesn't feel good, we resort to lie
and we defend it, its every selected bit
choosing the way of life where it will apply.
We may all agree over math and facts
not really saying what we do with them
then our refined truth modifies our acts
as we often treat it like some rare gem.
Like a beauty, as we often define
truth is also in the eye of a beholder
with nothing sacred and nothing divine
everybody is creating its deliberate folder.
In attempt to make it universally good
we see it chiseled in tablets of stone
but it depends on passing mood
if truth is not of our cell phone.
Truth is a commodity and toy of the smart
wrestling with illusions that make it unclear
while most of us prefer the truth of our heart
the "truth in the wine", or for some in the bear.
The arrogance of some people makes even their virtues appear vices.
It was Cicero, that famous Roman orator
who gave advice to students of polemic
one to be last resort to a losing debater
good for a politician or an academic.
"Whenever your arguments start getting weak
start insulting your opponent any which way"
it's intellectual arrogance,so to speak
oftentimes used as debating cliche.
It takes a village idiot to prove you wrong
regardless of how correct is your mind
as he chooses to come at you strong
with mockery and insults of any kind.
This strategy is popular at political debate
when belittling is used for additional effect
by some shameless presidential candidate
not showing sportsmanship or any respect.
Even academics will resort to such foul games
when their good arguments are running out
calling each other any derogatory names
forgetting what civil interacting is about.
I've had a few experiences of my own
with some moron or two aching to win
with their disrespect so eagerly shown
using anything dirty that they could pin.
Respect is to be earned -- not demanded
something that arrogant nuts don't know
for arrogant is not the same as candid
so there's no excuse for any low blow.
When, what do you do which such a moron
tease him back -- while having your own fun
let him taste his own medicine, and move on
just leave that crappy talk when you are done.
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
-- Gore Vidal
Politics Turned Religion
Just like grass is most widespread in world of plants
so are political believers in this brainwashed herd
proficient at everything from worshiping to rants
oblivious to mas deception and its absurd.
The same brain that made a deity out of bull
is still at work with their political blindness
not meant to graduate in the life school
I can't name it out of sheer kindness.
Instead of leader serving without parade of power
and getting promptly fired whenever they fail
they get put on pedestal of an ivory tower
making their presidency a smooth sail.
Along with the whole bureaucratic machinery to feed
from the taxes so unfairly snatched from the poor
they cater to that parasitic and useless breed
who enjoy privileges and a status for sure.
Just take a look at all massive cheering
by sheepish mentality of political believers
blindly following leader's suggestive steering
with lies and deception flowing in some rivers.
Well, there are societies sober and smart
not making of their leader such a big deal
able to tell careerist and professional apart
not falling for someone's charismatic appeal.
Politics has turned into a new religion
differing by this or that denomination
making of a voter a gullible pigeon
taken for a ride with whole nation.
We say: "God works in mysterious ways"
and the same privilege we grant to a leader
we may try to get to the bottom of each phrase
but that might take nothing short of a mind reader.
I rebel; therefore I exist.
-- Albert Camus
I'm a Happy Rebel
I'm calling myself "happy rebel"
writing against paradigm for fun
turning over each rock and pebble
for an alternate truth -- if there is one.
Addicted to my views out of the box
sometimes I may sound like a shrink
saying things that are meant to detox
the way that brainwashed people think.
I see people duped into their limitation
medicine seeing us as fleshy machines
and religion causing spiritual stagnation
and I say it all using these poetic means.
I can see a careerism in all political minds
pushing for status of an alpha in the pack
wound up to instigate conflicts of all kinds
keeping the global harmony out of whack.
An intellectual freedom is my main theme
with sheer will-muscle to reclaim our mind
de-hypnotized from each imposing scheme
to personally evolve into a more desired kind.
Self-made when it's about my mental states
while living in this present, not in other times
I'm writing about some self-guiding templates
while dressing them all into these few rhymes.
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