I guess I am through listening both ways
To the smugness of who’s judging by ideas,
When said ideas never are questioned
Either because they are the norm
Or because they are the revolt.
We had a ton of that recently and the ocean
Is not exhausted by its tide.
I was reading the New Yorker today and they provided a key ;
Let us remember Arthur Koestler Darkness at Noon
Where Rubashov is rendered incapable of
Independent moral judgement by ideology and power.
Let us remember how that happens to all of us.
Image credit : Ray Metzker, « Sailor », 1963