Inciting, infiltrating and spinning
To prey upon the gullible.
Threatening, posturing and jeering
To enrage the peaceable.
Cajoling, lying and frightening
To scare the fallible.
Any tactic will do
To gain their power.
Illegal, immoral or insane
Turning the future sour.
Opher – 31.8.2020
I was thinking of Trump, Johnson, Cummings and Bolsonaro when I wrote this. I was thinking about the way they manipulate people with simplistic slogans; the way they drum up fear; the way they incite division and tribalism.
We’ve had the obnoxious reign of Trump and we’ve got the disaster of Brexit that will hit us in January 2021. All conjured up with blatant lies and duplicitous statements.
Spin, fake news, conspiracy and outright untruths.