“Neither Logic Nor Sermons Convince”
I have made no converts these years though I’ve had extended
even sustained converse-action which I love as much as playing
piano or climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
Still and all: no conversions, catalytic, metric, digital to analogue
or vice versa, political, religious, philosophical, no convert to my
way of talking, thinking, seeing.
People have a mind-set of their own even after my stalwart
throw rice at a rhino
I’ve never been enabled to transform any one into anything contrary
configuration same as it always was.
What changes a mind? .
Can’t change my own
to be or not to be: it’s
beyond me. A waste.
Nevertheless I think and talk as if I could if not shoul
–no, not should— a terrible notion to change someone’s
minding as if I could help them feel good, make them a
better person, a wholesome human being or what’s
a college for? Brain wash?
Conversion. Converse Action. Wouldn’t I like to talk
sense into them tea party-ers, tip Ann Coulter off her
teeter-totter? Bottle up Bill O’Reilly and ship him to
Wasilla, Chris Matthews & Rachel Maddow:
on the freeway of love.
I could make a real difference if people would just
talk to me for a long long time, I think it’s going to
take a long long time, & we could question
everything make the whirl a better pace.
(O my God’s in the Hands of Angry Sinners:
if I thought logic would convince, I’d be logical rather
than pathological or pedagogical. )