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Here’s To Anarchy As Cure

HERE’S TO ANARCHY AS CURE

It is as if we live among sheep
Being wallpaper to one another
Or else a fun house of mirrors

Sans organisation nor hierarchy
In mutually accepted exchange
Tween equally valued collectives

One I chancing to solve it as it’s me
They may perchance have solved it
For many another other people too

Sans organisation nor hierarchy
In mutually accepted exchange
Tween equally valued collectives

It is as if we live among sheep
Being wallpaper to one another
Or else a fun house of mirrors

Arbiters

ARBITERS

Those fear anarchy
Who are fearful of themselves
And so avoid it
Those of us beyond the pale
Do not entertain such fears

Anarchy In The U.K.

Back in 1985 I was living in Stirling, Scotland. Next nearby the castle is a pub with an outside courtyard. A bunch of us were having a drink there one evening. Next nearby the courtyard is the main drag up to the castle which has a low wall, meaning you can lean over and see into the pub’s courtyard. It a certain point we become aware that a couple of punk kids are up there eavesdropping, but we play dumb. One of them decides to make his presence known. “Anarchy!”, he says, in a loud voice. Enough to cut off our own conversation. After a few moments of silence I say, loudly enough for them to hear, “If you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem”. Silence for a few moments. Then we hear them whispering to one another up there. Then he calls down, “Are youse social workers?” Which of course, as you can imagine, cracks us up completely, especially as we aren’t.

After that they came down and one asked if we would go into the pub and get him some crisps (What Americans refer to as potato chips, I believe. Chips being in English something else entirely. But then they call *those* fries, with or without the prefix “French”.) because he was too young to get served. “Yes. I’ll do that.” I said. He gave me the money and I went and bought his crisps. Anarchy? Finding a way around a purblind law anyway.

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