There are billions of blogs, mine winking in the anonymous fray of internet monotony. I write mostly poetry to air out. Thanks to everyone who reads my blog.
I’m reminded of a short story written by Harlan Ellison called The Harlequin. In the story, a big timekeeping machine regulates everyone. Humans become like the machine that controls them. The world’s leadership demands uniformity. The hive-mind rules.
The Harlequin is a story of civil disobedience by a person who dumps colored jellybeans all over the robotic masses. He tries to encourage them to stop following the timekeeper in mindless lockstep. He shouts at them with a bullhorn. In the story, the timekeeper foreman is called The TicktockMan and he demands the Harlequin to repent of his time-wasting ways.
The Harlequin is a story of resistance to totalitarian authority. The way I use the meme of Limericist is similar. Conformity to anyone’s bullying opinion is not my cup of tea.