THE STARS WHEEL WELL
in their heavens,
the sun also rises, and hope springs eternal. But this is diversion—my observation is on the progress being made by stalwart cranks flying their flags in the face of entrenched stalwart reluctant Academia.
The reluctance is—as ever—on the part of the entrenched fighting desperately to retain income, power, prestige and privilege; despite advances in the knowledge they purport to purvey.
Trite comment, moot point?
For objective observers the issue is actually settled: delete ‘trite’ (and query ‘moot’).
THE PROBLEM LIES IN RELIGIOUS
belief. Not conventional so-called ‘religions’ but the unacknowledged unconventional … where absolute faith is placed in priests with parchments.
ONLY IN RELIGIONs
may the priesthoods be unchallenged—to challenge a priest/dogma is indeed a risky business.
Why is that?
Think Hee Hoo—
Hee Hoo holds the biggest gun
calls the shots. Amen.
—a given that needs no further proof than history:
- and future.
a maverick struggles clear of the swamp and despite all odds rocks the boat sufficiently that a priest is dislodged—
—and so as a breed we progress, one baby step at a time along a bloodstained path littered with the corpses of unsung genius.
the Maverick may be a wild-eyed unkempt foaming lunatic—other times just another anonymous sacrificed martyr who plants a seed of doubt nurtured by others to eventually re-establish the Establishment by toppling it.
Yesterday’s ‘fact’ becomes today’s guffaw … and a new breed of Priests is born.
Minds close around successful new doctrines, cults consolidate (often infighting like fury until the dents are hammered out and the new facts en-bible-ised).
BUT DESPITE ALL
efforts by the Entrenched to maintain their stranglehold the Truth will sometimes out. For a few brief moments the torch is held high and we bask in glory—
—and sometimes Truth is a bit indignant. Justifiably heads roll. (One can but wish … as painful as it might be, I vote ‘Truth’, no?)
How about you?
But don’t ask me just now—
—I’m busy researching. Old dogs become spectators …