Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Politicians And The Poets

The far left hate the centre left and the centre left hate the far left much more than either hate the right- or so it sometimes seems. As William Blake wrote, "A man's worst enemies are those/Of his own house and family".

The right is divided too- but less savagely so- probably because their differences are less ideological, less intellectual. As another poet- W.B. Yeats- wrote, voicing his hopes for his baby daughter, "An intellectual hatred is the worst/ So let her think opinions are accursed."

Politicians of the Left- revolutionary and reformist- have almost always let us down- and the poets know why.
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