I am fated like the rest of you to live within the ceaseless swing of the pendulum’s stride. All the ‘isms’ concocted defined to keep me dry. Consider all the great ‘ism’s’ of the day! Communism, Zionism, Nationalism, Feminism, Marxism, Socialism, Fascism, Anarchism, Libertarianism, Fanaticism, Creationism, Judaism, Bhuddism, Jainism, Mormonism, Baptism, Impressionism, Realism, (etc.), (etc.), and so forth. Derived by the Greeks (ismos), it can define its preceding elements are defined by their underlying insular exclusivity by virtue of their respective selection of ratified ideas. Quite out of keeping with the publicly espoused (sub)version of the coming lack of allegiances of the ‘Globalized’ world. Most taken by the general population effectively as homonyms yet some being diabolically connected like artfully composed oppositions an editor might engender in simulating public opinion in the local newsprint rag. “Yer either with us or agin us!”, the chief executive is wont to say, but just who indeed is “US”. The dirty bathtub of collective consensus as administered by the witchcraft of popular statistics that uses the mantle of science to suggest that a well-chosen minority of citizens hold exactly the same views as the rest of us reeks of the well-worn ploys of elitism. There is not doubt that the contemporary lyrics of this current age now poised after the ‘year zero’ of the conveniently dead “Greatest Generation” is “The song remains the same!” That bloody well-worn mantle of martyrdom ala Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” routinely brought out of mothballs each decade to reacquaint another formative generation with newly devised terminologies equating to the same old prejudices. The ballista of the mass media ever dedicated to flooding one berry patch with the stones of angst gathered in the adjoining field of the latest group of, “have not’s” squatting there. Easy pickings for those quietly enfranchised elite societies of the publicly anonymous who strive to ancient Greek notions very much alive.