‘What rough beast, its hour come round at last…’

“We’re going to draw a hard line in the sand for morality,” Precinct 4 Commissioner Clint Ives said… “I applaud their efforts to defeat liberalism…”

(George Coryell, “Victoria County [Texas] sides with group that wants city library books removed,” victoriaadvocate.com, 8-1-22)

The commissioner refers to a group of citizens who want 21 books about LGBTQ children and teens banned from the public library.

“America is being reintroduced to what preliterate or highly ethnically divided societies that have tried to implement the American model have known all along… All politics are tribal and zero-sum. You have created tribes and the tribes aren’t talking to each other anymore.”

(Farah Stockman, “Kenya’s Elite Talk About American Power in the Past Tense,” NYTimes, 8-3-22)

James Mwangi, executive director of Dalberg, an international consulting firm, is quoted in the article.

(c) 2022 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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4 Responses to ‘What rough beast, its hour come round at last…’

    • JMN says:

      Thanks for visiting, Gary. I entertain hopes that the pre-literacy revival gets smothered by tolerance. “The Second Coming” is over-exposed these days, but it keeps being so pertinent!! It, and Auden’s “I’m sitting in a dive on Fifty-Second Street, uncertain and afraid…” may as well remain anthems of the current millennium.

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