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William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming"

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:49 AM
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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.


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Does that not explain our current political environment?

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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As much as I like it, poetry is not something that I am good with. Are you suggesting that Yeats was iniatiated and knew of the plan and what it would lead to?



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by frozenspark
As much as I like it, poetry is not something that I am good with. Are you suggesting that Yeats was iniatiated and knew of the plan and what it would lead to?


No, but good theory.

Actually the poem was intended about post-war Europe. Here is a wiki link.

Hope that answers your questions!

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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I disagree that conviction is lacked. The seperation is occuring and polarity is constant in all realms these days. The challenge is that the 'have nots' do not have the resources to engage.

I do agree that the 'haves' run around full of intensity. It is a sickly fake behavior like everything is so important they could just die. I wish they would sometimes.



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