I think it was Heidegger who in his search for forgiveness set his mind to understanding poetry instead of mass hypnotism. The man needed a job, his contribution to thinking rewarded. A discourse on language and what language might be. For my part the gap between thinkers and the thought about has widened almost to that point where they exist upon two different planets. It's a personal view.
But one thing is constant. Men will suddenly believe in the possible and when
they do so they are lost as thinkers and become instruments. With them, we are
lost. And without them, we are lost. It's the nature of our being. It's the
source of the Almighty Understanding, kind of depressing solution to survival.
Our kingdom of tool makes is not peaceable. Bring on the Borg.