Thursday, October 18, 2007

August 1968

IOZ waxes poetical after someone defended the DailyKOSsacks with that hoary chestnut: "at least they're TRYING something!" We lack IOZ's gift for doggerel - and that's some inspired verse, truly - but we can steal, and steal, and be a villein:
"August 1968"

The Ogre does what ogres can,
Deeds quite impossible for Man,
But one prize is beyond his reach:
The Ogre cannot master speech.

About a subjugated plain,
Among its desperate and slain,
The Ogre stalks with hands on hips,
While drivel gushes from his lips.

- W.H. Auden
The burden of proof falls on the so-called progressives. We don't have to prove our thesis that the Democrats secretly want to continue the war in Iraq, and expand it further into Iran - that thesis is impeccable. Rather, you have to prove that the Democrats want to end war, curb imperial expansion and bring American soldiers home.


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