Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Disenthrall Yourselves

Three Movements

SHAKESPEAREAN fish swam the sea, far away from land;
Romantic fish swam in nets coming to the hand;
What are all those fish that lie gasping on the strand?
-William Butler Yeats

Although written for a different context, Yeats’ last line easily describes last nights’ Democrats, gasping in their chairs, opposing a fundamentalist Christian President’s shout for Victory over Islamic fundamentalist mayhem, murder and terror.
The change from fish to fossil takes many millions of years. Trapped and struggling in the mud of their drying pools, the Democrats ought to do what the fish could not. Stand up.

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