Decadence Throughout The Decades
Today's trendoid douche bags regard the 80's and 90's as the epitome of COOL.
Back then teens took their inspiration from the 60's and 70's.
So it must go indefinitely in retrograde;
each generation admiring the best of what came before
while simultaneously rejecting tacky tradition and rebelling
against any oppressive state of affairs.
Thus we find ourselves reliving similar dramas
or reiterating those same likely stories
as our lamentably predictable predecessors
(at least insofar as hindsight reveals them).
Still we are unsure of how what's coming will differ.
A pattern appears to crystallize when eyes lay upon it ...
Minute men worn by many years resist its advent:
Hegemony leading us into the limbo of Homogeny!
Yet within that oneness of identity conflict will persist,
being an inborn trait of Dasein's fragmentation.
Upstarts rail at tried and true technique —
old timers reminisce over some bygone golden era.
Monomaniacs critique but constantly rehash devilish details.
Everybody dwells on what formative memories have dictated.
Who would even notice the handbasket reaching hell?
Tomorrow's misanthropes already read this as a perennial quintessence!
Image: Kali (goddess of death and destruction) projected onto the Empire State Building by digital artist Android Jones. Many Hindus view the present as Kali Yuga; the iron age of decay.