Real debate is dead

Debate involves listening.
All we seem to get is spin, party lines and slogans. Others it seems feel they can do our thinking for us. How very short sighted that may prove to be.

Socratic ways are Dead

Old Socrates he lived in vain
For Absolutes now rule,
It helps if you’ve not got much brain
Or can play well, the Fool.

To question is to bring down wrath
And rage that’s aimed at You.
There’s ranting and much verbal froth
And so much dripping spew.

Anonymous some may seem brave
As they pour out their bile.
Mayhap, they missed what all ought crave;
Sweet smiles when but a child.

Sadly we see now all about
Such monsters everywhere.
Where certainties reject all doubt
Straight roads lead to despair.

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