REPUBLIC AND CENTRE
The Irish Republic, being liberal, is
A compromise between the Catholic Church
And the Republican State, as between
The wavicle aspect of the atom
And the particle aspect of
The neutron and/or electron.
There are those, I know, who would
Like to do away with this compromise
And bring about a state absolutism,
In what would be a hard-line People's Republic.
But they misunderstand Ireland if they think
That an electron-particle materialism
Would be acceptable to it!
For, in complete contrast to Britain,
Ireland is ever the land where, at least as far as
The majority population is concerned, a
Wavicle bias prevails, and such
Will doubtless continue to be the case in future,
Even if, in deference to historical evolution, that
Bias is transferred from the atomic Church
To the electron Centre, and thus established
On the highest possible terms,
Terms which less signify a stemming from the Father
Than an aspiration towards the Holy Spirit,
Irrespective, initially, of whether such
An aspiration is indirect rather than direct,
And thus involving recourse,
Through Social Transcendentalism,
To hallucinogenic stimulants like LSD
As the necessary prelude to the hypermeditation
Of a super-transcendental age.
But theocratic Centrism,
Whether in its first or second stages,
Cannot exist within a republic,
Like Christianity within a kingdom.
You cannot speak of a Centrist state,
Still less of a republican state with
A Centrist culture and 'church'.
The Centre, no less than
The Kingdom of pre-Christian times,
Would be absolutist, and while the
Kingdom incorporated its own pagan religion
And later went on to accommodate Christianity,
So the Centre would incorporate
Its own transcendental politics,
With particular reference to the bureaucracy.
One could therefore speak of
A state-based Centre, but Centre it would be,
If political sovereignty resided in the Leader,
And not, as with republican states, in the masses,
Whether bourgeois and proletarian, or only proletarian,
Neutron and electron, or only electron.