Saturday, June 16, 2007

Racing to the Edge...

It seems to me that a large percentage of the populace doesn't use their head. They are easily swayed by television commercials or by what some celebrity says. They don't spend a lot of time looking into issues or thinking things through. They just jump on the current bandwagon of someone like Al Gore and never look back.

The older I get
The less tolerance I have
For people who just won't think.
You know the kind I'm talking about
They're always agreeing with what you say
With a ready smile and a wink!

It's like they live
With their head in the clouds
And never come down to earth.
They just float along
With the current fad
And praise it for all they're worth.

They never stop
And wonder what
All of the fuss is about.
And if you press them
About what they think
They'll just sit there and pout.

Because that's the problem;
They just haven't thought
About what they're saying so loud.
But they keep on talking
For all that they're worth,
Strutting around so proud.

They just follow the leader
Wherever he goes
Even when it is wrong.
It's like the pied piper
Just marching away
Leading his merry throng.

I like to call them
Lemmings because
They travel around in a crowd.
They rant and rave
And stir up the dust
Just carrying on so loud.

There's just no stopping
This jolly bunch as they
Force their way in a wedge
They follow their leader
Right up to a cliff
And then right over the edge!

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." __ Proverbs 9:10


Alicia said...

I'm on the Al Gore Bandwagon... but only because there aren't any good democtratic candidates in the forefront right now.
John Edwards won't get the nod because of his sick wife, sad to say.
Romney is a Mormon, and as much as he wants to play it off as a minor detail... he'll never get elected when all of the crazy temple rituals get revealed on ad campaigns.
Hilary Clinton? Enough said! If the USA is ready for a female president... she surely isn't the one. White Water, the Monica scandal...

Al Gore is the one guy who could make some good decisions for this country, and with his new fame he has the backing of several celebs, which sad to say, have more of an influence on America than the men and women running the country.
He could be the Bono of the White House.

Oh, I'm a registered republican by the way.
I just lost hope after these past 6-1/2 years and don't think any of the GOP candidates are any good either.

Okay, stepping off of my soapbox now.

Incognito said...

Al Gore as Prez. God help us all!!

And the people you describe, Pan, are my colleagues.

Panhandle Poet said...

Al Gore would lead us right over the cliff!

MotherPie said...

Lemmings. I admire thinkers, too. One has to be able to think. However, I find myself often too open minded and interested in all points of view that I find myself trying to understand all sides and fabulously enjoy the shades of things. Those who think but get dogmatic and find themselves shunning the grays and only accept things in black and white are sometimes the most lemming-ish of all. imo.

MotherPie said...

I wish we had some real leaders who would not pander to corporate interests and do what is needed.

Not sure who that is. Yet. Probably it will be the person who has the most money to convince us that he/she can lead in that manner. But ha. Things never change. Money talks.