may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Intellectual and Politics

C P Snow posited The Two Cultures 60 years ago
Academic detachment is a failed concept
Brits recruited spies from Oxford and Cambridge
Poets,politicians and priests all seek degrees
of understanding.The question is-who serves?and how?
Newt creature touts his books,his academic clout
State Department has boffins researching policies
Intellectuals are used in think-tanks and PR agencies
Yet Reagan and Carter had to invoke "folkiness"to win votes
and the standard of current debate is slanderous and defamatory
Intellectuals in Europe understand the necessity of dealing with issues-
Vaclav Havel made Frank Zappa his Minister of Culture..
Euro debates have been hijacked by economic rationalists
yet the question of sovereignty has been raised in Greece and Spain by poets
Poets in Tunisia,Mexico and Egypt add their voices to the public conversation-
and sometimes occupy office for a time.More occupy OCCUPY!
"By any means necessary"-"democracy is coming -to America"(Field Commander Cohen)

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