THE PEOPLE is a beast of muddy brain
That knows not its own strength, and therefore stands
Loaded with wood and stone; the powerless hands
Of a mere child guide it with bit and rein;
One kick would be enough to break the chain,
But the beast fears, and what the child demands
It does; nor its own terror understands,
Confused and stupefied by bugbears vain.
Most wonderful! With its own hand it ties
And gags itself—gives itself death and war
For pence doled out by kings from its own store.
Its own are all things between earth and heaven;
But this it knows not; and if one arise
To tell this truth, it kills him unforgiven.
The Tribe is finally waking from its stupor of “muddy brains” and finding that when Truth is found we collectively change our reality at any given moment. We now know that our words, thoughts, emotions, and more importantly, that our individual and collective actions DO have impact on society.
After perusing the words over several readings I finally understood its meaning that it doesn’t pay to be a Cassandra as it just gets you killed because Humanity wouldn’t know the Truth if it bit them on the ass. But I beg to differ with my friend’s assessment of The Tribe as I call Humanity. Ours is a time when Truth can, and IS seeing the light of day, due in large part because we are living in the age of the internet. Information can be dispatched and disseminated with the click of a button or tweeted in nano seconds around the globe.
Members from all levels of society are breaking their "bits, reins and chains" that have held them down and are parting the veils of “the selfish interests of Kings, Nobles, and Priests” to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson. By exercising our freewill and freedom of speech, members of The Tribe from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street are taking back their inalienable rights.Irving Kristol and his kind should take this “awakening” as a sign that their Noble Lies are falling on deaf ears so they better change their unseemly ways of greed and ignorance as these concepts are outdated . Just as The Tribe has, and will continue to evolve, so must they. Wake up dudes, your clock has ticked its last stroke.
"There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn't work.”
Yes it does!!