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Chromatic Aberration

CHROMATIC ABERRATION There’s another epidemic Now infecting many a mind With a source hap academic Bending thought made colour blind Viewpoints Green colour of nature Must be blest, no reservation Though they hide a scarlet tincture Mask a socialist dictation Black Lives Matter is respected Cross the world now near and far With its red heart unsuspected Though it beats a Marxist bar Red can only be rejected When it’s on a MAGA hat Some may then try to correct it With a sneer and thrown brickbat Pink once tint of ladies choosing Air of tender love and grace Now viragos, furies, shrews in Street protest wave in-your-face So-called ‘Anti-Fascist’ hosts Indulge in Fascist style attack Unaware that irony gross Mocks their choice to dress in black! Chromatic aberrations shifts Dismay this old curmudgeon’s eye Yet his spirits still feel lifts To see red white and blue flown high

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Date: 9/23/2021 2:55:00 PM
Love the use of viragos - new to me. Apt description!
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Date: 9/14/2021 6:29:00 PM
The ones who worked hard to attain an education, a useful skill/trade or two, and who raised a family of law-abiding, hardworking kids --- started smoking pot, extoling the virtues of profligate free love, abandoned all belief in the Creator... and are now paying a hefty price for tearing down the pillars of civilization. As you can see, it's being replaced with hellish satyrs, like the thugs of the Antifa, BLM, and Proud Boys. Extremists all -- their 'causes' a smokescreen for hooliganism
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 9/14/2021 11:32:00 PM
Thanks for your thoughtful response, Gershon. Smokescreens for destruction indeed. It is easy to be seduced by their imagery, that tends to invalidate our own observation. See also my reply to Andrea. Distinguishing truth can be difficult, but is possible, requiring a degree of honest self belief.
Date: 9/14/2021 1:55:00 PM
I totally get this. Something is very "off" in this world. Does not take a rocket scientist to get it, yet many just don't seem to see.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/16/2021 5:05:00 PM
yes, yes, You have GOT IT!!!
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 9/14/2021 11:27:00 PM
Thank you for your valued response, Andrea. Those who paint the scenery and weave the tapestry that becomes the second hand reality for our perception have high degrees of craft though low levels of wisdom. I speak of the ‘media’, of academia, of show business and of political movements; they colour the world that is perceived and is a an easy substitute for simply looking, observing what is actually there.