Thoughts in Collision

Two patterns of thought, collide with each other;

the first is redefined by the second, in totale,

digesting, and absorbing its nutrients, until absolved

of its contradictions, ready to be transformed once more.

As this progressive alteration of the original continues,

the main themes remain, while the corollaries are transmuted,

reshaped for the sake of channeling theory into praxis.

—– —– —– —– —– —– —–

Thus, the Hegelian dynamic of the Spirit,

working via the dialectic, reshaping history,

was recalibrated by Marx as dialectical materialism,

a historical process stripped bare of any spiritual component.

When his worldview failed to replicate itself in Europe,

(although, it was successful at consuming both Russia and China),

the intellectuals who had swallowed the bitter pill, and found it sweet,

sought to reframe the overall design, making it more palatable to the West.

—– —– —– —– —– —– —– —–

By way of the machinations of the neoMarxists at the Frankfort School,

a monster was tamed, enough to appear acceptable

within the confines of its cultural makeover,

giving rise to the birth of cultural Marxism;

and its progeny branched out like fractals, within American society,

as each imitation of the whole, began to engulf adherents,

both idealogues, and what Lenin derogatively referred to as “useful idiots.”

—– —– —– —– —– —– —–

The amalgamation became so complete,

that today, the reborn pattern that appears to be whole,

can only be recognized as Marxism, by the sum of its parts,

when the eye of the beholder will steadfastly take the opportunity

to closely examine the varied dimensions of the renamed monstrosity,

that has crisscrossed across the land, weaving a complex tapestry

of interrelated forms of cultural transformation and moral decline,

conveniently packaged as liberating acts of social justice.

Hence, the proliferation of Wokism continues,

in the wake of its former manifestations.

dVerse prompt


Author: Tzvi Fievel

My focus is on the synthesis of psychology, religion, and writing. I have undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English. Additionally, I hold a certificate in Rubenfeld Synergy (psychophysical re-education).

11 thoughts on “Thoughts in Collision”

  1. Tzvi, I don’t have the political depth to understand everything you are saying here, but it makes sense that politics/religion/belief systems could use fractals to replicate unhealthy things that do not serve humankind. Just wondering if memes are linked to fractals…

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    1. Yes, I think that memes can be understood as related to fractals, inasmuch that they can be viewed as smaller replications of themes, so that the idea itself is being replicated. Regardless of what specific photo or video “carries” the message, it’s the message itself that is conveyed.

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  2. I love what you did with this prompt, Tvsi! It is amazing how the subtle twistings from failed origins can change our culture. Seems everyone thinks they can create a new whole! I can’t imagine what the synthesis of it all will be.
    This line says it all:
    The amalgamation became so complete,
    that today, the reborn pattern that appears to be whole,

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  3. Extremely interesting poem. Wokeism or extreme left-wing politics has taken over academia completely. I remember talking to a friend who studied in Cambridge. The things he believes in and his justifications of those beliefs made me quit the friendship. Now we have CRT, disturbing comedians criticising everything the right does using theatrics and a show of tears to enforce their point, madness and chaos. But talking about the right wing, there’s a different right wing where I live. Journalists are jailed, a theocracy is in place already, religious minorities are persecuted and a pogrom might begin in a few years, most major media houses are owned by the government, and they have already made us create a digital card that has all our details. A lot of people in America, don’t realise that this is Fascism. They think we’re complaining because we’re snowflakes but that isn’t the truth. I could say more, but this is a public space and I don’t know who reads what. Great poem though. I love how these ideas evolved through the centuries and have become a weapon today. Ideas are dangerous sometimes.

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