White blackboards compete with
Digital reincarnations of
Dinosaur projectors, massive
Light-producing species of the past.
The screech of chalks gives way
To the smooth indentation of the digital pen,
White powdery air gives way to
Dusty and filtered air.
The Hadron collider destroys to create,
MLA 6 gives way to 7,
Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia ignite tension,
And yet technology moves while methods lie still.
Polls close with lower turnouts,
English diversity stagnates,
Credit spending increases while
businesses lie dormant.
The population of sheep inflates while
The individual signs its epitaph.
Square pegs suddenly fit in circular holes
And information is forced, not found.
Aristotle and Archimedes roll in their graves
As the logical analysis of the past fades
And “education” gives way
To memorization without realization
Thoughtlessness engulfs society
As a tidal wave engulfs the shore,
Sweeping away all traces of diversity,
Leaving a smooth, impressionable surface.
The minds of the future absorb
The thoughts of the past
But do not process them;
Instead they are packaged and recycled.
Degradation. Crime. Poverty.
It is not the corporation
It is the government and
A teaching system that no longer teaches.
The reign of intelligence and analysis comes to an end
Only to be replaced by a parrot.
A recorder that only plays back
Herds of useless facts and trivia.
Change the rankings
Change the system
Change the education that pollutes
Our minds with useless information
Create a society of logic
A society of reason,
End the needless ignorance
Through true education
Advance our knowledge while we advance our machines.