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#NaPoWriMo Fear of Knowledge

April 26, 2017 3 Comments

nature

nature

Gnosiophobia is rampant in society, at epidemic level

People avoid facts with conviction that confounds all logic

Belief is centered in a guru or master, omniscient bossy devil

Who defines the meaning of richeousness, of thoughts good or tragic

Obedience takes a heavy toll on believers both private and civil

Since discernment is no longer valued the truth has become obsolete

Don’t take this time for granted, don’t surrender to ignorance in defeat

nurture

nurture

 

 

Today’s poem for National Poetry Writing Month was inspired by a post on I didn’t have my glasses on.    The science march and politics of late have brought facts and education to my mind.  Gnosiophobia does describe the cause of much chaos, in my opinion.  It is time we return to the basics….facts and science.  Tune in to poetry in April at the #NaPoWriMo site.  Find new poets to read and enjoy.

Willful Blindness and Inertia

May 4, 2016

sundial

sundial

As individuals and as groups we all have blind spots.  We accept beliefs without knowing all the facts simply because it is impossible to know all the facts.  Especially in institutional settings we excuse resistance to change as part of keeping to tradition.  If we look back in history we will notice that over time what was at one time considered to be true is now regarded as folly.  Tradition is one thing and resistance to reality is quite another matter.  Institutions protect dysfunctional operations not out of pride, but out of lack of awareness.  The set it and forget it attitude runs strong in institutions and government agencies.  It takes some tragic outcome to bring about change in some cases.  It is impossible to observe one’s own actions if one is willfully blind.  Thus, the blindness begets more blindness, becoming contagious.

What would Sir Isaac Newton think about the conditions that prevail?

  1. The body at rest is our culture, willfully ignoring our real situation
  2. The forces at work driving our society to move are all profit motivated
  3. Every profit has an equal and opposite loss to the environment/humans

No matter who wins the scary American presidential election now taking place, the financial and environmental imbalance will be rampant around the world.  Balance can only be restored through awareness and planning.  Without a plan we will careen ever closer to entropy.  The solution is pre-political.  Our awareness needs to cover all the people places and things with which we have contact.  This energy drain, or misappropriated energy, is needed for the good of the entire planet in order to restore some kind of equilibrium.  Plug the leaks in your own boat today.  We are taking on water and listing to port.

door in the darkness

door in the darkness

 

 

Impending Storm

April 14, 2016 1 Comment

 

 

sunset

sunset

shadow

shadow

Return the wagon to the stable, sitting still while the wheels look like speed

Red paint and chrome polish reveal a strong need to be admired in the crowd

Having taken up the badge of a hero, our tasks must constantly offer risk

To quiet the spectators, sharpen the sword, and to make the unconscious heed

A supercilious voice shrill, screeching, full of bold preaching, for crying out loud

Beneath the shelter of oblivious patrons of civil duty and artful tax evading dodge

The storm is brewing at the core of the society, hail falls steadily, wind is brisk

Tightrope strung in the path of a tornado, stars stream backdrop, time forgot

NaPoWriMo2016

NaPoWriMo2016

 

Today I took the prompt to write a san san, a form from Chinese involving an intricate pattern.  Find your place in a world of poets during April.  #NaPoWriMo is the place to look or submit your own work.

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