Shop More Submit  Join Login
×

:iconandared: More from Andared


More from deviantART



Details

Submitted on
July 11, 2011
File Size
902 bytes
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
151
Favourites
6 (who?)
Comments
16
×
The Flock

I see the two-legged sheep, believing what they're told, moving with the flock.
Liking it because others do, because they are told to.

Sheeple I call them; two legged, but without mind.
Grazing, and taking roots and all.

Given the chance to pick their shepherd they do not.
They graze, and watch manufactured reality staged by other sheep.

They have no fence to contain them, what they don't know does that.
Ignorance is bliss, apathy comforting.

They fear the wolf, rather he is near or not.
The idea of the wolf, more fearful than the certainty of the Sheppard's shears or the butcher's knife.

They graze, they watch, until they are sheared or eaten.
The others do not see, they graze; it is what sheep do.
Are you a sheep?
Add a Comment:
 
:iconthedirtyknapkin:
thedirtyknapkin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
but how can we blame the sheep? they are merely observers, and as observer they are limited by what they can perceive. they only fear what they naturally fear, being the wolf, and as sheep they have no way of seeing beyond their instincts. just as you cannot see beyond what you can directly sense. all of what we know could merely be a shadow, or reflection of reality.

one can only see what they know. for example we can only see things in a three dimensional state. we only see 3 dimensional cross sections of the fourth dimension. when there are as many as 10, or some even say 11 dimensions.

if you want more on the subject, look up the allegory of the cave, and watch this video [link]
Reply
:iconandared:
Andared Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I'm familiar with Plato's allegory,I mention in another of my poems. My point in The Flock is that as human being we do have the capacity, and the obligation, to see beyond the obvious and override instincts.

In this day and age, if someone is socially and politically ignorant; it is by choice.

Thanks for the read.
Reply
:iconthedirtyknapkin:
thedirtyknapkin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah... i just like talking about theoretical physics, and sharing videos about it.

the main thing i wanted from that post was a conversation about that video. it does a great job of explaining some complicated stuff, and i find it very interesting
Reply
:iconandared:
Andared Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I will look at the video; promise. I love a good intellectual exchange. There are some political essays in my gallery's literature folder. Right now, though, it's 1am and I'm going to bed.
Reply
:iconagnes-arelia:
Agnes-Arelia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very true and I bloody hope I'm not, haha! :XD:
Reply
:iconandared:
Andared Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Thanks.
Reply
:iconmistersali:
MisterSali Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
This is fucking amazing. Good thing I am classified as an insane paranoid conspiracy theorist. xD
Reply
:iconandared:
Andared Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Ha ha. I was already paranoid when I went to college; then I majored in political science and went completely off the deep end!
Reply
:iconmistersali:
MisterSali Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Oh god I am to paranoid to even get involved with the education system anymore, but yes how about that Fukishima nuclear disaster that has us breathing in 5 hot particles a day. :)
Reply
:iconandared:
Andared Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Most people have forgotten about Fukishima; they have attention span of gnats. They payed attention for a few weeks until the next Charlie Sheen or whatever crap the media tells them they should be interested in at the moment.
Reply
Add a Comment: