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Armageddon according to Wm Butler Yeats


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Liberal congressman Alan Grayson from Florida rec'd death threats from arch conservatives opposing Obama's stance on health care.

 

It called to his mind a poem titled The Second Coming:

 

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.

 

William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming"

 

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For my part the last two lines describe the USA today politically.

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