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Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Republican Chord Changes

In my dream the Republicans had a limited number of arguments, syllogisms almost, expressed in the form of chord progressions. I had figured them out, and was able to see that they began from contradictory premises and thus were refutable. In other words, each one was logically consistent, but the entire set of them wasn't. These chord progressions fell into categories like aesthetic, political, and ???.

As I was waking up I was trying to hold fast to my memory of what they were, since they were present to my mind quite lucidly.  There was nothing imprecise here, though to the lucidity of waking life they might sound vague and I cannot reproduce them.

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