The most powerful resource in the human condition
Our need to belong, our need for connection
Not unlike the power of Love
Not unlike the power of rejection
In our isolation
We struggle to prevail
In our disconnection
We are more likely to fail
A healthy social construct
Must be available for all
Given the state of humanity
We are destined to occasionally fall
Bruce K Alexander
Studies with Rat Park
Showed me without a doubt
He was right on the mark
So why don’t we hear more about this?
What else will it take?
Make this apart of your life
It just might be for your sake
I seek confirmation
On my opinions I proclaim
I use social media
A proclamation of this self-indulgent fame
I find myself captured
In the divisive political realm
The arena of gladiatorial rhetoric
Will often take the helm
Speak to the hive mind
Cower to the mob rule
Will they forsake, will they join?
Will they ridicule?
We can’t change the discourse
We can’t change a rational mind
We can only beseech the guileless
For surely an allegiance we will find
I choose to post a meme
I find it easier to convey
The lowest form of humor
I relegate my sarcastic resume
If you aren’t able to change the mind
You force our will to subjugate to a ruling class
You criminalize ideas you can’t win
You circumvent the impasse
You want to bring down a nation
You defile the populous from within
Indoctrinate and dumb down the children
A cultural original sin
All the judges of history
Will not be silent
Even if you re-write the history books
We will never exonerate the violent
You can change the language
Make it all about hate speech
Attack the first amendment
For those who follow I will beseech
You cannot get inside my head
My reason is sound
If you put my body in jail
My mind will never be bound
The indictment of human reason
Liberty under attack
Who will tow the line?
Who will double back?
So you think you know about the world
Espousing something you read from a book
Something that a liberal arts professor said
But did you research it yourself and take a good look?
So if you’re going to make an argument
You better learn how to make your case
Only the rules of logic
Is what you must embrace
Do not trust the sophist
Nor the emotionally manipulated mind
Not the religious scientism cult
These are all of an ignorant kind
I have pity for the indoctrinated youth
I have contempt for federalized education
A travesty of an ignorant populace
The travesty of a generation
Do you change your mind?
Or do you stay the same?
When your arrogance fails
And your vanity remains
Are you quick to point the finger?
When a misunderstanding takes place
Are you prone to have an argument?
As you get up into their face?
Are you thoughtful of an opposing opinion?
Another point of view?
It’s not about proving who’s right
It’s not all about you
We are not the center of the universes
No matter how much we want to be
The world keeps turning
Learn to get along with those whom you disagree
Ethics should have a deep root
In everything that we do
Our treatment of other people
And of politics too
We have all been wronged
But there are many who don’t know why
Disassociate from yourself and others
The amoral have no need to lie
What happened to our culture and people?
A devil’s ego that lives within
Excludes themselves from others morality
This herein lies the sin
A destruction of family and values
An educational system designed to fail
America’s literacy rate of 17 percent
The proof in the pudding of this tale
The greatest threat to western society
When migrants do not assimilate
If they care not of liberty yet demand equality
There defines the cultural checkmate
So if these words reach you
Keep our values alive
Educate and teach to others
Enrich a life to survive
Actions speak louder than words
We will all experience betrayal in life
But what is worst?
The betrayal itself we conspire
Or being in denial without our knowledge of it first?
Lack of objectivity?
How can you hold yourself accountable?
With the flaws in self- perception?
What will be the muse that guides you?
What will be the ruse that divides you?
How will you navigate?
Set your compass in the sea?
Where do you fix the North Star?
Set the course in our humanity?