Neville

The Logic of Fools

The Logic of Fools

 

Why not pin something on Nelson

Then we can tear his statue down

 

Maybe then

 

We can turn on Churchill, or Jesus

Hey, let’s all really go to fucking town

 

Then maybe when

 

We think the whole world is looking

And when there aint nothing better to do



Yeah maybe then

 

We can try and change history

By breaking & de-facing a monument or two

 

 

 

 

Comments7

  • Fay Slimm.

    Anti-social to the greatest extent is this kind of destruction Nev and your verse highlights the mental state of those breaking and defacing........

    • Neville


      tis bloomin furiating innit.. bless ya my lady Fay....

      Neville

    • Michael Edwards

      The destructive actions of a mindless few spoil the message of those who seek to bring attention to their genuine and worthy issues. This great write makes the point so well.

      • Neville

        Thanking you kindly sir

        Neville

      • Accidental Poet

        Great write Neville. Your title is perfect. Only an idiot would think that way. But, you can't fix stupid.

        • Neville

          Thank you for showing an interest in my latest scribble my friend... much appreciated....

          • Accidental Poet

            The pleasure was mine Bill. Thank you.

          • dusk arising

            I know where this is coming from of course. Not so long ago there were moves to rename waterloo station, trafalgar square etc because it 'upset' some of our fellow europeans to be reminded how they had been defeated.
            So here we are again but not for the same reasons.
            Oddthough that we seemed to rejoice when the crowds did the same to statues of saddam hussein and gadaffi.

            Excellent provokative writing on current matters.

            • Neville

              You just made the point I was trying to make... thank you DA

              Neville

            • orchidee

              Nelson is perched about 200 feet up, I believe. We could hire a crane!
              If there are hateful monuments, why didn't people think of tearing them down long ago?
              It doesn't achieve much though.

              • Neville


                I think you have a point Orchidee.. thanks for that :)

                • orchidee

                  I suppose they would demolish his column too - Nelson, that is.

                • PoeticBiscuit

                  We can only ever choose to forget history, though it’ll never change. The past may be full of hard times but we use them to remind us of our shortcomings and to no do them again. Great write Neville.

                  • Neville


                    you are absolutely write... write on my friend and thank you for stopping by..

                    Neville

                  • Goldfinch60

                    History cannot be changed and breaking down monuments achieves nothing when there are more important issues at stake that can be solved in a more civilised way.

                    Just a thought though:

                    "History is written by the winners - what if the losers were right?"

                    Andy

                    • Neville


                      you make a good point.. thanks mate :)

                      • dusk arising

                        Aha, so the New Testament. Written by the winners or the losers? Or is it not history?

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