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Cognitive Dissonance

for many,
not just some
being good
is being dumb.

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a quote, more than a poem, but I like it!
Makes one think about if you meant that one should keep their mouths shut or maybe if being ignorant in some cases is bliss? ~ Gee

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than a poem.
I love aphorisms despite, or perhaps because of, their lack of control.
This one really means to say "I fucking hate the dumbing down and anti-intellectualism that conservatism and other forms of totalitarianism always does. Like Trump and Dubya."

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there are a few ways to "get" this
that's cool
I am wondering if you had a single definitive meaning when it was conceived, or was it constructed in such a way to be enigmatic.

just curious.
It's so smooth and sonorous, YET, its dissonancing my brain!

Al

see my response to Geezer's comment.

cheers,
Jess
A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'
https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/rhythm-and-meter-poetry

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Don't let the bastards think U are bright........what an error that was for me
Great Poem! enjoy the writing from u Elf!

from you that counts.

cheers,
Jess
A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'
https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/rhythm-and-meter-poetry

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of a bit of bastardised Latin we used at my first place of work
nil permitus illigitimus carborundum
don't let the bastards grind you down

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I have used that.

cheers,
Jess
A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'
https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/rhythm-and-meter-poetry

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enjoyed this read.

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good

cheers,
Jess
A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'
https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/rhythm-and-meter-poetry

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dumbing down is high on the list.
Thank goodness I live on a beautiful harbour in a pretty cool country.
Life doesn't suck.

cheers,
Jess
A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'
https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/rhythm-and-meter-poetry

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