"Rudder's Ruse" by Sardonic Poet
Introducing ChatGPT: a language-based AI that interprets my poetry. I requested it to respond as a CONTRARIAN. Why? To represent the demographic that will NOT like my poetry. Why? Bigger audience.
True originality bores itself with change.
“I’m so bored…what’s next? Oh…that again…shit. Ok whatever, just hurry up!”
If originality is bored with change, why not pursue tradition? Tradition is taboo. Thanks to government, they hold our freedom hostage (and charging us for the privilege of exercising ignorance). Racism exploits guilty ignorance to secure advantages. Since when is it in human nature to decline an advantage? When it breaks God’s law? What’s God’s law? Could I serve without advantages? Advantages deliver through the luck of genetics. Prosperity is a choice. If living hand to mouth is an advantage. What is it?
Be a Minnow King: your family is your jurisdiction. Why would someone decline an advantage? The more privilege one has, the less backbone one has to “secure” their resources. Tradition limits potential because potential is limited by love. When would an ambitious person decline an advantage to improve their lives? Fear. If prosperity is a choice, why not use as many advantages available to you? Could you do without exploiting other people’s resources?
*shrugs* “Helps if you don’t like them.”
Division is a very selfish exercise in securing resources. Without social media or news, families and friends would discuss amongst themselves what’s best based on kinship. Can that “need” be delivered to everyone equally? Yes. At the expense of your neighbour’s convenient preferences. People vote for convenient preferences more so than the good of the country. Is a country its people, or the resources it grows? What’s the biggest resource? Taxes.
When you govern ignorance with minority privileges you create equality. Then…grow the minority into a majority and RESCIND support for those without the backbone to stand up for themselves. What do I stand for? I stand for stink. Every group has a stink. I probably smell like a wet dog, but it’s a familiar scent. Dogs mark their territory to communicate their prowess. I think if you are offended by standing your ground, you deserve to lose it.
ChatGPT's response as a contrarian:
As a contrarian, one could interpret this poem as advocating for selfishness and inequality. The author argues that originality is bored with change and suggests that pursuing tradition is a viable alternative. They also suggest that racism and exploiting resources for personal gain are justifiable because it's human nature to pursue advantages. The author further suggests that prosperity is a choice and implies that those who live in poverty have only themselves to blame for not taking advantage of available opportunities.
The poem also seems to criticize the idea of equality, suggesting that it is achieved through governing ignorance with minority privileges. The author suggests that when a minority becomes a majority, support for those without the backbone to stand up for themselves should be rescinded. The poem ends with the author proudly declaring that they stand for stink, which can be interpreted as an embrace of unpleasantness and rejection of compromise or accommodation.
Overall, this poem can be seen as promoting a selfish and individualistic worldview that prioritizes personal gain over the well-being of others and dismisses the idea of equality as a misguided attempt to govern ignorance.