Sonnet: The Beginning of the End
It all started with Enlightenment scholars
When they tried to fix stupid, and it will end
With unfixed stupid wielding the mirrors
Of the Enlightenment. Once Professor
Einstein called civilization an axe
In the hands of a psychopath. That guy
Was an Einstein about more than the shape
Of time, he knew the Adam in the atom.
Now people get so excited about technology
When it comes in the form of spaceships
And devices to unlock the secrets
Of our souls, that when wars get going, they
Can’t wait to see how lethal being smart can be.
Stupid, the original target, ends up enlightened!