For Dr Chris Allen in response to this
One looked upon the walls the ignorant and desperate had built.
The wall itself was building
Words upon words
Shouting, cursing, gossiping, sneering, and laughing
Hate and greed and profiteering from propaganda, lies and spin…
His companion then spoke gently
To finally bring the truth in:
“Assault [prejudice] at the (proper) Gate: when once ye are in, victory will be yours; but on God put your trust if ye have faith.”
A clarion call.
And the walls came down, a-tumbling.
“The rules for having a productive and insightful conversation across religious and cultural lines are not all that different than the rules for having meaningful interpersonal relationships.”1
I stand on one side of the space
– This “great divide” –
From the other, where stand you…
I, a part of my culture,
You a part of yours.
You see how representing our own we only ever appear
Apart. Continue reading
Society is remote.
Where the robots live
In cell to cell,
Talking sideways through the wire or the wave,
Satellite inn, alone.
Three ways to Fail – Versus – One way to Succeed
When we decide to discuss in two-way conversation – let us first define our terms to discourse.
What is the purpose for our communication?
In that is already the answer you’re speaking for: Continue reading
Orson Welles played with the American public on radio in 1938 and made them believe an alien invasion from outer space (as inspired by the fictitious ‘War of the Worlds’) was actually taking place. There was mass panic and hysteria. Now we in Britain1 laugh our heads off, exclaiming: “How stupid were these Americans!”
Ha ha ha… Continue reading
What’s in the name? That which we call ‘Izrael’
By any other name would reek not death
As is the weed, diseased by way of hap and hazard
On stolen soil, polluting the holy surroundings
Pro patria mori
To profound morbid profanities.