Mansfield Fox

Law student. Yankees fan. Massive fraggle. Just living the American dream.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Yes, But No

The first verse of the lesser Police hit, "Spirits in the Material World", sums up my view of the world quite nicely:
There is no political solution
To our troubled evolution
Have no faith in constitution
There is no bloody revolution
The intractable corruption of human nature. The uselessness of structural solutions to said corruption. It's all there.

But then they go and f*** it up in the chorus, by getting all Gnostic on our asses:
We are spirits in the material world... [repeat]
Oh, guys: so close, and yet, so Cartesian.