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Are Humans Dumb?

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0 posted 03-10-2006 02:06 AM       View Profile for WindWalker   Email WindWalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for WindWalker

I think this is a rhetorical question:
one only needs to review an election
to answer that! Yes, most people
at least on this benighted world
are certifiably dumb.

Time after time, people will go to the polls –
oh yes, less and less are conned into this
but still, they legitimize this enterprise
of putting liars, cheats, self-serving narcissists
in positions of power.

People give individuals with minds
comparable to those of egocentric feudal lords
power over all aspects of their lives –
and they do this of their own “free” will
thinking they have no choice.

And that’s the point, isn’t it:
do we have a choice or not?
Must we endure ignorant self-serving asses
as “governing” members of society
or can we do without them?
Let’s consider this question logically:
what would we need to get rid of “them”?

Well, we’d need to be absolutely certain
we are morally better than they are.
We’d have to be certain we truly care
about others and about our environment.
We’d have to know we can discipline ourselves,
not oppress our neighbour, not take advantage,
and be there when someone needs our help.

We’d have to obey the law; the laws;
we wouldn’t fight, cause unrest or be disorderly;
we wouldn’t be racist or misogynist –
sharing all the good things equally with all
regardless of class, gender, race.
Oh and most important of all:
we’d have to know that however provoked
we would not hate another – ever.

Well, that’s about it.
If, as a society of intelligent beings
we know we cannot meet these obligations
then we’d better continue to vote,
pay our rising taxes, accept the asses in power
and expect the ever growing worst.
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1 posted 03-12-2006 11:08 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

it's not that we are's that  humans lie

I vote for those who say what they will do  and once they are in office they are influenced otherwise...

we have choices
and that is about all we have
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2 posted 05-14-2006 01:49 AM       View Profile for Musicmaker1969   Email Musicmaker1969   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Musicmaker1969's Home Page   View IP for Musicmaker1969

I really liked your poem, all but for the swearing.  I don't think that was necessary to get your point across.  I do completely agree with your poem.  We'd love to get rid of our governing forces that rule over us, but without them, what chaos we would have.  Point well made, but you could lose the cursing to make it even better.  Remember that young kids and children come here too.

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3 posted 10-05-2006 12:53 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

High time for this one, all right. Seldom is it so clear as this very week that there is a group of people leading our governing structures -- not all in one party's leadership nor all OF either, but predominantly in one -- who actually think they're above, not just the laws, but the very ethical and moral standards they'd crucify the rest of us for breaking.

Yes, feudal lords and ladies, that's how they see themselves, and the way of life they favor is nothing better than feudalism by committee.

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4 posted 04-03-2014 10:53 PM       View Profile for Poespeaks   Email Poespeaks   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Poespeaks

You hit the 'proverbial' nail on the head -
humans are dumb and lazy 'in mass' when it comes to taking an extra bit of effort in all things political - they should call this 'era' the 'Timex age' - "We'll take a licking and keep on ticking"!!!
Very well written,and very timely. Bravo!!!
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