Saturday, October 3, 2015

RS Thomas

By the end of the 1970's the Western World began to forget all about the Second World War and its causes. And too, comradeship, the idea of togetherness, faltered. Nor was it Vietnam that did it, rather it was fear of failure as definitions of success became embodied within the sentence "How much do you earn?" rather then "What have you done?"

Now days the Ivory Tower with its foundation in quantitative easing stares down at the primordial slime, where the difference between the food bank, $7.50 an hour and $15.00 an hour is a definition of a persons value. Some will say it's because the factories have gone, others will persist with the idea that Greed is Good, More is Better. Indeed RS Thomas's poem is always worth a read  A Welsh Testament

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