Pigskin Latitudes

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Pigskin Latitudes

By Julius Hungeski

(Apologies to Jim Morrison)

When the referees conspire with cameras
And their sullen and aborted
Flags breed tiny monsters,
True football is dead.

Awkward instant
And there must be indisputable video evidence,
Sponsors furiously pumping
their cash green gallop,
And heads nod down
Bored
Commercial
Pause
Consent
In mute spectator agony
Carefully reviewed
And mulled over.

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Image: Ronald Martinez, Getty Images

(From The Paragraph.)

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By Julius Hungeski, TheParagraph.com, Copyright (CC BY-ND) 2017

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“Breaking News: The United States political system has been arrested for fraud, treason, and premeditated murder of democracy.” -- Big Al

Stop The War!

Thanks! That opened a few perceptual doors, I betcha!

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@Ellen North Yes, indeed! It helps overcome the mind-numbing commercialism. I hear a very gentle sound ...

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"We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows." - Robert Frost