Sunday, February 25, 2007

Central Auditory Processing Disorder

From "73 Poems" by e.e. cummings:

(Me up at does)

Me up at does

out of the floor
quietly Stare

a poisoned mouse

still who alive

is asking What
have i done that

You wouldn't have

One can safely assume that George W. Bush and others in his family did not assume their sometimes fractured way with spoken words because of a deep familiarity with the works of e.e. cummings.

Dyslexia has been discussed, and it runs in the family. But this, about "Central Auditory Processing Disorder," also seems to fit the picture.

Couple an otherwise somewhat benign mental/neurological but still serious disorder with psychopathology and the result is naturally appalling. Just listen to the guy. He's evil and he has some difficulty processing and expressing information.

I went to music school with a brilliant violinist who had dyslexia. He could rip through the Paganini Caprices, but he had some trouble with sight-reading. He said this made him a better ensemble player because he'd have to woodshed for hours to learn his part.

Of course he wasn't a sociopath.

Now that internet video is so common and we will be able to see and hear vast amounts of information about candidates rather than just reading what the mainstream media allows to filter through their noise machine, we may never have to suffer the presidential empowerment of such a person again.

If we had internet video in 2000 Gore would be serving out his second term right now.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

How funny to be having an e.e.cummings morning. As I commented at Eschaton, I had recently been thinking about some wonderful works that I was afraid were too "60's", because that's when I encountered e.e.