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General, your tank is a powerful vehicle, A poem by Bertolt Brecht (not me!)
mipadi
post Mar 12 2009, 10:42 PM
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I found this poem by Bertolt Brecht, a German writer. It's short and simple, but provocative:


General, your tank
is a powerful vehicle
it smashes down forests
& crushes a hundred men.
but it has one defect:
it needs a driver.

General, your bomber is powerful
it flies faster than a storm
& carries more than an elephant.
but it has one defect:
it needs a mechanic.

General, man is very useful.
He can fly & he can kill.
but he has one defect:
He can think.


There's another quote that's variably attributed to Brecht, or Vladimir Mayakovsky, that I found interesting: "Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it."
 
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post Mar 17 2009, 05:46 PM
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y go fine ppl poem n post hur..

dat shiet borren..

mak u poemm yuu
 

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