Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Age of Nefarious



Hey, kids! Who remembers Hair and The Age of Aquarius? Idealism and all that hippy stuff?

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
Aquarius! Aquarius!

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation
Aquarius! Aquarius! 

It's been a long time and maybe we need an update -- who believes in mystic crystal revelations anymore?

When Forty-five lurks in the White House
And Jupiter is ruled by Mars
Then war will blight the planet
And fear will steer the stars


This is the Donning of the Age
Of Nefarious, the Age of Nefarious
Nefarious! Nefarious!

Chaos and misunderstanding
Callousness and lies abounding
No more truth and good decisions
Only dark and nightmare visions
Dominance of the corporation
And reason’s true abdication
Nefarious! Nefarious!


. . . or something like that. The line The Age of Nefarious got stuck in my head and I had to do something to get rid of it. Sorry.




3 comments:

Barbara Rogers said...

Unfortunately I can't laugh. But it was a nice rendition of a hopeful song into the sad state we're in. Still looking for the silver lining...

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Oh, this post so breaks my heart! I loved, loved, loved the original—and I wasn't even a bonafide hippie. (My boss at an insurance agency where I was paying loans and saving money to go back to school for my teaching credential, described me as about 15% hippie. I always loved that description!) But it's such a let down realizing we've gone from the Age of Aquarius to the Age of Nefarious. Words fail.

Jim Egerton said...

What a wonderful word to describe our current POTUS. We really never were in the age of Aquarius back in the 70s with Nixon and Kent State and the Vietnam war. We had glimmers of Aquarius here and there but no overall progress. We are sliding even further down the nefarious side today. Our young people brought together by gun violence is certainly a step back to the Aquarius side of things and is a much more mature and plausible approach to solving our social problems. I get carried away. Forgive my rants.