Apparition (n.) a remarkable thing that makes a sudden appearance, especially a ghost.
I believe in ghosts.
Not the cloudy, smoky spirits of souls who have gone on to their reward or retribution. I’m talking about the ghosts of bad ideas, inclinations and fallacies that possessed our world in the past, and now have come to haunt us in the present.
- Sometimes I just wish we could come up with new bad ideas.
- Sometimes I just wish there was something new.
But instead we have the poltergeist of previous ridiculous concepts rising up from the grave, where we thought we buried it, only to spook us once again.
We don’t have new scandals. We have the spirit of Richard Nixon and Watergate infesting the present bodies of our politicians, making them do the same stupid mistakes he tried to pull off, which ended up with his destruction.
We don’t have music born of the spirituality and emotions of our own generation, but rather, grave-robbers who go and dig up the tunes of those who are now decomposing.
We are continually vexed by the apparitions of past failures or the ongoing celebration of victories, where the band has already played and marched away.
We spend too much time celebrating the past, forgetting the prejudice, disease and dumbness that prevailed.
I believe in ghosts because we refuse to inter the past.
So we just keep living this stuff over and over again … like a bunch of tales from the crypt.
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