Week 329 // Grownups

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Oh neighbors hold the earth together with the strength of prayer
Mighty one unsheathe your sword to brandish in the open air
Oh you’re missing something big
Oh you’re missing something big

Oh kindness quiet your mouth
Adults are busy talking now
Oh compassion stow your urge
The grownups come to handle this
Oh you’re missing something big
Oh you’re missing something big

Notes
Liberalism is the folly of the young. Conservatism comes with the acquisition of age and wisdom. Something like that. It’s garbage. The notion that conservatism is a product of maturity is pernicious. I didn’t need to write a song to make this point. There is a man child in office tweeting the proof every day. Still, is is mature to base policy off of superstitions instead of science? Not really. Is it a sign of wisdom to insist on brandishing weapons in public because you feel inadequate, are scared of foreigners, or just watched too many westerns? Not so much. Don’t we teach children to share? So how is it more adult to undermine the social safety net, and condemn those with less? Similarly, isolationism is a product of childlike fear. No, conservatism is not the fruit ripening on the vine. It is the rot setting in.

~M.E.

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One thought on “Week 329 // Grownups

  1. What a good song! Great writing in the essay! I love:
    No, conservatism is not the fruit ripening on the vine. It is the rot setting in.

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