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Just a reminder of where we are.  Man, when W.B. Yeats sounds like an optimist, we are truly up sh*ts creek

THE SECOND COMING

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

    The darkness drops again but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

 

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    quinn
  •  That rough beast has been slouching towards.... (0+ / 0-)

    Bethlehem ever since mankind left the caves and started tilling the ground.

    There has always been and always will be:

    "Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
        The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
        The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
        The best lack all conviction, while the worst
        Are full of passionate intensity."

    so long as there are people

    Tax and Spend I can understand. I can even understand Borrow and Spend. But Borrow and give Billionaires tax cuts? That I have a problem with.

    by LiberalCanuck on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:03:34 PM PST

  •  T & R for this: (1+ / 0-)
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    Lisa Lockwood
    Man, when W.B. Yeats sounds like an optimist, we are truly up sh*ts creek

    draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

    by quinn on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:22:13 PM PST

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