The school of fools
A class of men dominated by their fears,
So adamant in their arrogance
That it leads to their ultimate ignorance;
Ignorance of heart more than of mind
Knowing so much about so little
That they have convinced themselves that nothing else exists.
A room full of blind men
Boasting of their great vision
Yet never even knowing each other’s faces.
An army of deaf soldiers
Unable to hear the cries of those they claim to serve
Yet trampling them under foot.
Fighting no longer for the truth, lest they be wrong
But rather fighting to defend their own version of truth, vilifying all others.
O this school of fools
Why did we ever enroll?
Did we not see the structures that became shackles
The rules that became bureaucracy
The spilling of the blood of many
For the pride of a few?
We saw, but we shrugged our shoulders
And signed up anyway
Giving ourselves up to the mercy of idiots.