Folly’s countdown

10 – Force changes from top down instead of allowing choices.

9 – Throw out rule of law (baby) to get rid of injustice (bathwater).

8 – Define diversity to mean all people must talk and think alike.

7 – Censor any contradicting opinions or disagreeable science.

6 – Hope that weak family bonds will strengthen social fabric.

5 – Live entitled; expect government to supply every need.

4 – Assign politicians as gods in control of natural disasters.

3 – Incentivize irresponsibility while punishing productivity.

2 – Promote mob rule as higher value than individual rights.

1 – Polarize the public, demonize dissenters, create civil chaos.


It’s not very poetic, more of a list on the “folly” themelinking to dVerse 🙂

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. poeticallyyours360
    Nov 01, 2020 @ 04:50:12

    Awesome list, it is a poetic proverb!


  2. Helen Dehner
    Oct 30, 2020 @ 11:35:53

    Pure unadulterated folly ….. you aced it!


  3. memadtwo
    Oct 30, 2020 @ 06:32:45

    We all have much to learn. (K)


  4. kim881
    Oct 30, 2020 @ 03:17:51

    Your list of follies reads like a recipe for disaster, Lynn. I’m pleased you included entitlement – one of the biggest reasons for the spread of Covid. pandemic. It is such a troubled time in almost all parts of the world. I hope we come out the other side.


  5. Ron.
    Oct 29, 2020 @ 21:26:46

    Oh, I’ve been a little news out lately, so I’m really glad that I left current events programming to pop in here and read some poetry.
    Wow dis is gooood.


  6. rothpoetry
    Oct 29, 2020 @ 19:47:07

    Your countdown to the election says it all!


  7. sanaarizvi
    Oct 29, 2020 @ 19:12:49

    Evocative write, Lynn! Folly is a fickle fiend that seeks to wrap its hands around and grip tightly We mustn’t lose focus.


  8. msjadeli
    Oct 29, 2020 @ 18:25:13

    It sometimes feels that these 10 have replaced our civil rights. Let’s hope another shift, to a better place for all, is on the horizon. Our lives depend on it.


  9. revivedwriter
    Oct 29, 2020 @ 17:27:04

    I wish I could “like” this multiple times — perhaps once for each item on the list!


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 29, 2020 @ 16:54:01

    Indeed… this works well for the strongest who can grab what they can without any control.


  11. Myrna Migala
    Oct 29, 2020 @ 16:37:04

    You got that right!


  12. Frank Hubeny
    Oct 29, 2020 @ 16:10:08

    Good description of various forms of folly.


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