I've spent my life observing
and then pondering this place
and never has confusion ever ceased
I've also heard a lot of exaltation for our kind
and sanctimonious reverence for peace
The stories from our childhood
condition us to think
that beauty is a basic human trait
but how are they reconciled with daily realities
like poverty and dominance and rape

But you have to be
stone cold dead not to see
overwhelming incongruity
as we search for suggestions to remedy...

...Mediocrity

If you just sit back and record what you see
the tragic and exquisite are the same to some degree
but most events depict a common theme:
there's far more disorder
than there is harmony

I said you've got to be
stone cold dead not to see
overwhelming incongruity
It is pointless to search for teleology

Mediocrity
(always mediocrity)


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    General Comment"The stories from our childhood
    condition us to think
    that beauty is a basic human trait"
    I love that part! Because the truth is that we are constantly told that everyone is the best and the most beautiful and the smartest, basically the perfect world. But, the truth is that most people are not all that good. Mediocrity is what is actually seen. But this also speaks on the opposite. Poverty and rape and the like that are actually the opposite of the perfect world we envision. And the confusion is trying to explain how all this work with the world we wish it to be, or believe it to be.
    maxbenon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmediocrity = bad religions new album hahahahaha
    chris-jerichoon June 26, 2007   Link

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