William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
THE SECOND COMING
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Published in 1920. My point being ,we’ve been here before. How those last two lines resonate today. But for the record both the US and the UK stock markets went up yesterday. As they normally do when the pollsters calculate that the end of the world is inevitable.