Chronological snobbery—it’s a fact
A sin of mind and act.
It relegates the past to the dustbin
And it will not retract.
It thinks the latest is the greatest,
And the new is the true,
No matter what naysayers
Say or do.
Chronological snobbery—it’s a crime.
‘dwell no more in the past it says,
leave it all behind.’
As if historical amnesia could set us free
Or myopia could help us see.
But those who ignore the past’s sins
Are doomed to repeat them… again and again
Chronological snobbery— it’s cock sure.
‘Face the future,
Fearless and you’ll endure’.
You can hear its mantra echo through our age…
‘Put on the Emperor’s new clothes
But the naked truth is…you’re no sage.
Chronological snobbery— the Eternal Now
As if time does not exist
And life is a plaything without meaning or gist.
But Boredom is a state of mind
For those lacking imagination,
They think the past passé
And pass judgment without hesitation.
Chronological snobbery—Time bandits prevail.
They bury the seven wonders
And put all history in jail.
Someday these bandits will be caught and tried
Someday the truth will out that they lied,
For we stand on the shoulders of those who went before
Which is why we see further and know more.
April 21, 2015