GREAT DANGER

There are those who say
that we are engaged
in a culture war, and that
may be an apt description,
even as it misses its mark.

It is hardly cultures that
are at war, but those who
take shelter under their
false mantle, armored
in labels, shielded by cliches.

But the weapons of the war
are quite real, known
for ages, Stalin and Alexie
calling them out by turns,
for they pose the danger.

In this war it is ideas
that are wielded ruthlessly,
ideas to be most feared
if they are not shared,
ideas that must be suppressed.

One thought on “GREAT DANGER

  1. I agree. Our cultures have never been at war for the longest time I can remember. It is the ideologies of evil minded people who are full of heresies and aren’t willing to appreciate cultural diversities. These people fight over ideas aimed against our intrinsically beautiful cultures. Such an insightful post. 👏

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