Sunday, March 1, 2015

Logic is the Beginning of Wisdom

Oregon Republican Representative
Bill Post

delivered a moving tribute
to Leonard Nimoy

declaring “Today is a sad day in history"
because "today the greatest Republican

in the history of the galaxy
passed away"

because "he was a legal alien
who believed in prosperity."

Though he gave his tribute
before Post did

Obama crafted
a fine counterargument

as to how "illogical" it was

that Spock would've counted himself
amongst today's GOP

when he said

"Leonard was a lifelong lover
of the arts and humanities

a supporter of the sciences"

and "generous with his talent
and his time"

then continued

that he was "cool
big-eared and level-headed"

and serving as "the center of
Star Trek’s optimistic
inclusive vision
of humanity’s future."

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.