We Don’t Believe the Experts Anymore – Poetry

Trump got elected to the chimes of ‘Fake News’. Brexit was wafted in to the chorus of ‘Project Fear’.

Our faith in experts lay shattered by successive failing poles. We no longer believe a word any of the scientists or experts say. Yet by disregarding everything they say we put ourselves at risk.

Now people believe whatever they want and seek out similar views on the net. Who needs analysis or information? We just make it up. If we disagree we shout ‘Fake News!’

We are prone to being manipulators by conniving politicians for their own ends.

We Don’t Believe the Experts Anymore

We don’t believe the experts anymore

We’d rather have fake news!

Who cares if it’s correct

So long as it supports our views.

Even if it allows the manipulators

To give us all the blues.

 

We don’t believe in global warming

Or that Brexit will do us harm.

We don’t believe nature’s being mangled

Or electing Trump sounds an alarm.

No forest are being chopped

No elephants are being shot

And vicious hurricanes are not proof

That the planet’s getting hot.

 

We only believe in medieval texts

And fairies in the sky.

Things that we cannot see

And never question why.

 

We prefer to believe what we are told

By people on the net

For they only feed us with the truth

That we haven’t tasted yet.

 

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