The Genius Of The Crowd <br /><br />there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average <br />human being to supply any given army on any given day <br /><br />and the best at murder are those who preach against it <br />and the best at hate are those who preach love <br />and the best at war finally are those who preach peace <br /><br />those who preach god, need god <br />those who preach peace do not have peace <br />those who preach peace do not have love <br /><br />beware the preachers <br />beware the knowers <br />beware those who are always reading books <br />beware those who either detest poverty <br />or are proud of it <br />beware those quick to praise <br />for they need praise in return <br />beware those who are quick to censor <br />they are afraid of what they do not know <br />beware those who seek constant crowds for <br />they are nothing alone <br />beware the average man the average woman <br />beware their love, their love is average <br />seeks average <br /><br />but there is genius in their hatred <br />there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you <br />to kill anybody <br />not wanting solitude <br />not understanding solitude <br />they will attempt to destroy anything <br />that differs from their own <br />not being able to create art <br />they will not understand art <br />they will consider their failure as creators <br />only as a failure of the world <br />not being able to love fully <br />they will believe your love incomplete <br />and then they will hate you <br />and their hatred will be perfect <br /><br />like a shining diamond <br />like a knife <br />like a mountain <br />like a tiger <br />like hemlock <br /><br />their finest art <br /><br /> Charles Bukowski. <br /><br />