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In Heaven I Met Karl Marx

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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:46 PM

In Heaven I met Karl Marx.
Lenin was there, too, Stalin,
And Hitler along with Jesus Christ.
There was no Hell.
I asked Karl to explain the justice in this arrangement.
He said there was no way of measuring
The good in a person's life.
He admitted he had been wrong
About history and some other things
And expressed regret about all
Who'd been slaughtered in his name.
Hitler, Lenin, and Stalin did, too,
Along with Jesus Christ,
Who was sad that more than any
Had been broken and burned for him.
All said it was a consequence
Of being so sure they were right.
None of them made excuses.
Ilyich did not blame Josef,
Adolph did not plead madness,
Neither Karl nor Jesus balanced
The bad with the good they had done.
Instead they seemed at peace
Completely with what had been,
In a clarity of repose
Which seemed quite perfect for Heaven.

Fabulous poem with simply stunning insight.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 02:21 PM
Lenin and Stalin were known to decide wrong from right.....

No insight in this poem mostly ignorance on history I guess

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 07:32 PM
I like this poem.

Adolf, Stalin etc. are just as inclined to forgiveness as everyone else does.

Good and wrong are a matter of perspective in a duality that does not exist.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 07:36 PM
reply to post by Sinter Klaas

You are forgetting that a lot of these "evil" people are psychopaths.

Explaining to a psychopath what is wrong and right is useless.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 07:40 PM
reply to post by Teller

I could have sworn I said something like: It doesn't matter because good = evil and vice versa. One and the same.

posted on Oct, 6 2010 @ 10:06 AM
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I would have to disagree.

posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 04:30 AM

Originally posted by Misoir
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I would have to disagree.

care to elaborate?

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