Evil Old Man

Evil Old Man

Written by Ye Olde Scribe

“Spring is here! Spring is here! Life is skittles, life is beer…”

-Tom Lehrer: from Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

He spread the “seed” on the ground and his “pigeons” eagerly choked it down, wobbled and then fell down: dead. He smiled and moved on to another batch of “his pigeons.”

Scribe would love to tell you he had horns, a tail: but some days he wore a business suit, some days he was an anti-abortion protester, some days anti-war. His defining characteristic: selling hate while calling it common sense, love: any label that would get “his” pigeons to gobble it up.

And hate sells well. Hate is its own advertisement. Hate makes for more hate.

He has been around a long time, and “he” not always a “he.”

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends…

-T.S. Elliot

Any way he can make it happen.
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