There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' Isaac Asimov

Inimicus Dei Constituitur

Hermes Oneiropompos, Heros Propylaios
Beloved Hermes most fleet
adroit of mind, adept at all;
your steps touch all worlds
and every boundary belongs to you.

Your mighty father charged you
to ferry dreams to the sleep
of mortal men;
for you slip the border
'tween sleep and wakening
and deftly weave your spells
with stealth and grace.

Hermes, companion of men,
gift me with your grace;
make me master of mine own dreams
and teach to me your dream magic.
Hermes Oneiropompos, Heros Propylaios,
open wide the gate of dreams,
give to me that silver key the poets speak of.

I ask this in your Name: Hermes Oneiropompos.