The Logic of Fools

The Logic of Fools

A Poem by Neville
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gonna leave it up to you...

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The Logic of Fools

 

Why not pin something on Nelson

Then we can tear his statue down

 

Maybe then

 

We can turn on Churchill, or Jesus

Hey, let’s all really go to f*****g town

 

Then maybe when

 

We think the whole world is looking

And when there aint nothing better to do


Yeah maybe then


We can try and change history

By breaking and de-facing a monument or two

 

 

 

 

© 2020 Neville


Author's Note

Neville
Tis a funny old world .. maybe history has something to do with it..

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Seems legit...Whenever I'm upset about social inequality and racist violence my go to move is to burn s**t. Preferably the homes and businesses of people unrelated to whatever incident threw me off. As for attacking icons of the past and retconing my immediate outrage so that it spills backwards in time? I'm all for it. F**k the past that never bothered me until now. Now is where it's at. Whatever we do though- let's not look in the mirror because personal accountability is super lame. Pick a target and burn it down. Rather progressive dontcha think? Great read sir.

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Neville

1 Week Ago


I like the cut of your jib squire and so bloomin true.. many big thanks to ya for the suppor.. read more



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Well said Neville
I say what's done is done. YOU CANT REWRITE HISTORY

Pull down the statues _ tear up the history books

Don't teach the kids

OH DEAR
they are now making the same mistakes

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

5 Days Ago


thank you for checking in Wild Rose.. I do appreciate your time and consideration of these w.. read more
Ole GW is next to be wiped off the books as being our first prez . . . too many slaves. When it was widely known he had a few slaves, that was okay. But now it's come out that he had HUNDREDS, so his residency in the white house needs to be wiped clean, thank you very much (so we can pretend we didn't have this disgusting history that we do indeed have!) No wonder I keep retreating back into my wilderness solitude & hating to return to the fomenting crowds! Great poem. Love your snarky dig about changing history . . . the implication being that we're doing damn nothing to change the present day! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Days Ago


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Neville

5 Days Ago


we are living in strange times and doing strange things.. largely in isolation and my daily .. read more
If one goes by the logic of the statue breakers then we might as well bring the whole human civilization down. It's basically built on inequity. Let the past stay in the past. If they have it in them then lets build a future absolutely devoid of inequality. To me it all feels like some kind of drama & hype. They should get over it. Well written sir!

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Neville

6 Days Ago


I appreciate the visit my friend and the sentiment you left behind.. cheers..
Pestonjee

3 Days Ago

Welcome always 🤗
being from backwoods B.C. I've never had much to do with statues, hardly a one to tear down around here but when I heard that Churchill's had been sprayed, it was a shock.
Thanks for taking the time and effort to write this and hopefully the unwarranted crazy will eventually stop, but!!!

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Neville

6 Days Ago


thank you kindly and true Dave sir.. a much appreciated visit for sure... it seems we want f.. read more
I absolutely enjoy the way you bring the message to life here, examining the poetic form, the reader easily gets swept into the forumla that you use to pattern the flow, and we are taken on a journey down the poetic river. Excellent work!

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Neville

1 Week Ago


you are far too kind my friend... thanking you is proving all too easy..
Glad you mentioned this. It reminds me of how shifty those Trafalgar Square lions look and just how inappropriate it is to have such roam-loving creatures set in stone.
I'm off to write a blog about it and see how many like minded individuals agree and are prepared to take action against this slightly skewed slant of what normal people would call an opinion.
Perhaps old and new can play a part in resolving this, bring back the stocks and make the vandals modern statues to replace those torn down.
Ps... Why do all bloggers look so constipated with indignant fury.?
Pps...I'll probably get hashtagged for this 😀

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Neville

1 Week Ago


It took me almost 15 hours to get back off the floor .. talk about larf... #tagged you never.. read more
The tearing down of a statue commemorating and celebrating a seditionist traitor and pro slavery general that actively killed his fellow citizens for the sake of agrarian commerce. Is a far cry from the defacing of a churchill statue I am not super well versed in the United Kingdom's history and had no idea that Mr. Churchill was busy whipping runaway cotton pickers in the deep South:/ Well... the Bunny learns! When I read this title I immediately read it for I thought it was addressed to me I being the biggest fool that I know

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Week Ago


I'm not that familiar with North American history, although I did watch Last of the Mohicans.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

6 Days Ago

Oh my we have some of that going on here too they were defacing statues of general grant and preside.. read more
Neville

6 Days Ago


precisely my point Rob.. everyone makes mistakes.. the nature of them often reflecting the t.. read more
We can not change history. We can only change the future. I am beyond upset about all the defacing and tearing down of statues. You said it so well here, Neville. Lydi**

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Week Ago


thank you dear Lydi** I am delighted that you could visit this little scribble.. and extreme.. read more
After hearing of the defacing of Churchill's statue, I was appalled. I sincerely doubt any of the vandals were familiar with the events of the summer of 1940. Here, our vandals are all for getting rid of statues of General Lee, even though he freed his father-in-law's slaves and gave up everything he had ever worked for to defend his his family and friends. When the backlash comes and their favored politicians are voted out, the defacement crew may regret their actions.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Week Ago


I didn't know that myself John.. thanks.. you are most probably right .. folk very often go .. read more
History, it's what it says on the tin. We would all love to change some of our history but sadly the deed was done, it became history that day and kicking the crap out of some statue won't change things. Maybe if we just put statues up for 50 years and then review them this lunacy wouldn't happen. Catch anyone pulling my statue down though, be hell to pay.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Week Ago


maybe you got something there Paul.. lemme think about it and maybe we could pull a working .. read more

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