The Polling Booth
Teargas, snatch squads and goons
From Portland to Belarus.
Tyrants, dirty tricks and lies
Oppose and they’ll cook your goose.
Campaigns, elections, rigged results
People take to the streets
Arrogant strutting fascists
Now peaceful protests ain’t so sweet.
Provocateurs, infiltrators, extremists,
Disrupt and undermine
Inflaming, orchestrating and blaming
Opening up the fault line.
Dividing, confusing, reinforcing
Until nobody knows the truth
All sides believing what they’re told
To sanctify the polling booth.
Opher – 31.8.2020
What starts as peaceful protest is soon taken over by extremists with agendas or those filled with hate and a lust for revenge.
The politicians deploy their goons to use force to clear the streets.
Violence, looting and aggression just play into the hands of those in charge who use it as an excuse, as justification for force.
The underhand tactics used by extremists to stir up trouble. Agents are deployed to incite, to cause damage, to undermine.
Peaceful demonstration turns into rioting.
People and events are manipulated, orchestrated, for political gain by cynical politicians.
It’s all about the polling booth.