The Truth Too – another poem

The Truth Too.

We glean our truth from a source we trust

But the best of sites are rarely just.

Too many spoons prodding the pie

Taking more than their share from both you and I.

They twist the truth to fit their lust

And usually believed and rarely sussed.

I wrote this for all those people who take their news from all those fake sites out there on the web, busy pushing their propaganda:  for those who take the mainstream news as gospel; for those who really believe that they have the only handle on what is really going on.

This is tribal.

This is all lies.

Cynicism is the only defence.

The Truth – a poem

The Truth

The truth is usually grey.

It doesn’t stand up to the light of day.

What appears to be absolute

Rapidly falls into fierce dispute,

As the truth falls prey

To political decay.

Opher 19.8.2018

I wrote this for all those people who take their news from all those fake sites out there on the web, busy pushing their propaganda:  for those who take the mainstream news as gospel; for those who really believe that they have the only handle on what is really going on.

This is tribal.

This is all lies.


Propaganda is all we get;

                An endless stream of bias.

With calculation and intent

                Out of the mouths of liars.

Targeted spin and lies

                Aimed at the gullible.

Callous disregard

                For all the vulnerable.

The arrogant entitled

                Take us for fools.

Reciting the lessons

                They learnt in their schools.

Manipulate us like cattle

                In their lust for wealth and power

Voting them out

                Would be our finest hour.

Opher – 23.6.2022

The truth has always been the first victim in this endless war. Nothing has changed down the ages. It’s all a front.

The wealthy establishment still rule. Where once they used force to subjugate the masses and treated them with utter disdain, now they use propaganda.

The same people who ordered the troops to kill at Peterloo now use the media to keep the masses in their place, working for the prosperity of the minority.

Where it used to be mansions, carriages and a host of servants it is now superyachts, penthouses and supercars.

They give us as little as they can get away with and blind us with stark warnings, smoke and mirrors.

They appear reasonable, plausible and understanding but they are really cynical exploiters and profiteers.

Every now a revelation leaks out about their scummy workings – Greenswill or lobbying, Russian connections and cash for peerages, but it’s all soon glossed over.

They get away with deception, spin and murder.

Medieval Russia – the land of barbarity!

It’s like the Russian leadership haven’t moved on. They are still stuck in the kind of warfare that existed back in the days of the 2nd World War. Instead of fighting battles with the military you bomb and bombard the general public into dust hoping to break their resolve. Hitler tried it with the blitz. Putin tried it with Aleppo and now this one-trick pony is trying to do the same to Ukraine.

There is no doubt it’s a war crime.

Putin is deliberately targeting civilians.

Torture chambers, executions and terror. That’s all the evil KGB trained psychopaths know.

Where’s the UN?

What does this say about India, China, Iran and Belarus (plus those Republican politicians) who are prepared to back this maniac?

What the world needs now ….. Is surely not another dose of conspiracy-spreading, lying, fascist conmen??

No sooner have we got rid of Bolsonaro than another fascist climate change denier appears on the horizon. What is wrong with people?

We need to start putting people, living creatures and the planet above profit!! Greed is killing us!!

Alien Lizards drinking Babies’ Blood in Satanic Rituals!

The election was stolen!! We never landed on the Moon! The Earth is flat! Build a wall! Make America Great Again! There is no global warming! Fight to save America! There’s nothing wrong with Racism! Free Speech! The right to Hate! Violence is great! The CIA were responsible for 9/11! The UN is a global government! The Democrats are paedophiles! We believe everything we’re told by Trump! Trump is fighting for our future! Trump is not a self-serving, lying, criminal conman! Fake news is the truth!, I Love Elon Musk!,

Oppression and Suppression

Oppression and Suppression

Oppression is necessary,

                Opposition a pain,

                                Suppression the answer.

Because freedom runs against the grain.

I like control!

                It’s just a game!

I deserve it all!

                Let others take the blame!

Because freedom runs against the grain.

Chess and poker

                All in one

Games of intrigue

                War is fun!

Torture and death.

                Tools of the trade.

                                Power and wealth

                                                The game that is played!

Oppression is necessary,

                Opposition a pain,

                                Suppression the answer.

Because freedom runs against the grain.

Opher – 31.3.2022

Putin sits in his magnificent secret Palace having stashed billions and billions in secret hordes.

The Russian people live austere lives in poverty.

Putin plots and schemes to make himself more powerful. He deploys his zombies to oppress and suppress. He commands his soldiers to kill and maim.

He sits back and plays the game.

He’s exactly the same as Trump and Johnson. It’s just a question of scale.

The Eclipse of Reason

The Eclipse of Reason

Drinking babies’ blood at the Capitol

In a Democrat paedophile ring.

Trafficking kids through pizza parlour

Won’t stop for anything!

They’re headed up by alien lizards

Who feed on baby flesh.

Order it up from the pizza place

Like we order through Hello Fresh!

George Soros is the puppet master

And Clinton’s the witch.

Trump is our only saviour

He’s gonna crucify the bitch!

There’s a big storm coming

In the war of good and bad.

Wanna make us consumer zombies

We’re fighting back! We’re mad!

They say we’re all idiots

Storming the Capitol was treason!

We say the world is flat!

This is the eclipse of reason!!

Opher – 15.2.2022

QAnon now obsesses 15% of republicans! Can you believe that??

We are being thrown back into the Dark Ages by insane conspiracy theories. Superstition mixed with ignorance and stupidity rules.

Millions of Americans really do believe that the earth is flat, that the UN is bad, that we never landed on the moon, and that the earth is only three thousand years old and Trump will solve it all!


We live in a world that is increasingly putting the power and wealth into the hands of a tiny elite of multibillionaires.

These billionaires only care about themselves, their wealth, their power and their profits. They are causing mass poverty and global destruction.

They are controlling us!

It appears that the answer to this problem, the ordinary people think, is to believe in alien lizards and baby eating cabals and elect one of the billionaire elite into power.

It is truly the eclipse of all reason. People have gone mad. They’d rather believe in conspiracy and elect an orange conman lizard!!



I’m in love with QAnon

Fighting the lizard kings.

Seeking out the commies

Who run the paedophile rings.

I love my guns

My right to kill


God’s will.

Under the constitution

I am free.

No government

Is gonna tax me.

I’m a QAnon believer

I know the world is flat.

The government’s my enemy.

I want my coup d’etat.

He may be a billionaire

Chubby chump

But I’ll put my faith

In President Trump.

He don’t hold with global warming

He’ll sort that old trade gap

Resurrect the oil industry –

No commie claptrap.

He says he’ll drain the swamp.

End these years of pain.

Build us a wall.

Make America great again!

I believe in the superiority

Of the white man.

God and my country.

I’ll give it all I can.

I’m a QAnon believer.

The UN’s a commie plot.

Trump’s our saviour

I’ll give him all I’ve got!

Opher – 6.1.2022

Somehow all these conspiracies come together in some absolutely crazy scenarios.

We all are cynical about self-serving politicians, supposed experts and the media and the populists have milked that to their own advantage.

The irony is that nobody is more self-serving than Trump, Bolsonaro and Johnson. They love conspiracy and help spread it.

QAnon has gathered all these absurd conspiracies together, pasted it tight with racism and elected Trump as their saviour.

It’s a weird conglomeration of religion, myth and absurdity, denial and fear.

Alien lizards, flat earth, paedophile rings, Satanists, Covid, vaccination, inequality, space ships, the UN, socialism, moon landings, holocaust, control, Muslims, immigrants and racism are all brought together in an insane Science Fiction conspiracy.

Can anyone imagine a more unlikely saviour that the philandering, misogynistic, racist, conniving billionaire?

You have to wonder how sane people come to believe this crap.

Fake News

Fake News

You can’t trust the media.

The experts are all wrong.

The scientists are all

In the pockets of the strong.

The net pumps propaganda:

Covid is about control.

There is no global warming.

Just burn the gas and coal.

Vaccines are poison.

The election was stolen.

Everything is fake

As coffers are swollen.

All the happy populists

Busy dividing countries,

Counting all their profits

Bringing nations to their knees.

Opher 5.1.2022

We’ve just suffered a great wave of populism. Cynically milking peoples’ dissatisfaction with politicians, experts, scientists and the media they have set themselves up as the only dispensers of truth.

While rubbishing other politicians, undermining experts and media, they have set out to divide and rule, spreading fear, hate and conspiracy.

For some reason a segment of the public seem to believe them. These populist sociopaths home in on genuine concerns. They set themselves up as saviours.

The truth is that they are using their power for their own ends and greatly profiting. Trump made $1.6 billion out of conning Americans. Bolsonaro is pocketing billions. Johnson will walk away from the mess he is creating with a fortune.

It is to be hoped that this wave of extremism burns itself out.

But then…. There has never been either a shortage of snake-oil quacks or gullible people.