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Poetry – Denial of Truth is a Cancer

Denial of Truth is a cancer

Denial of truth is a cancer

Destroying democracy.

A vile scourge from the mouth of a liar

Dividing a land once free.

You choose what to believe

From the ones who deceive.

It’s all a political choice;

The truth a mere victim

Of those with the loudest voice.

The use of fake news

Now flavours your views.

You don’t believe your own eyes

You’d rather believe lies.

So get on your knees and rejoice!

The denial of truth is a cancer

The belief of a self-serving chancer,

A twisting of history,

Fascism no mystery,

Now a thing of the left.

We now live in a world built of lies,

Hating those we despise;

The truth a victim of theft.

The world – one great conspiracy

All a question of belief;

A gigantic hoax.

Hitler was a socialist

The earth is really flat

Truth nothing more than what it evokes.

We’d rather believe

What our neighbours believe

Than trouble ourselves with the truth.

So covid’s a lie

There’s no climate change

It’s a commie trick

Donald has all the proof!

The Whitehouse is run by lizards.

We’ve got to drain the swamp.

Though he’s scuttled with one point six billion

To keep him in his pomp,

We know he’ll make America great,

We wear the hat with pride!

When it comes to the final reckoning

He knows we’re on his side!

We don’t believe our own eyes.

We don’t agree with what we see.

We would rather believe the lies.

So America descends into a nightmare.

Osama Bin Laden won!

He tore apart the fabric;

The destruction has only begun!

The Taliban are laughing

As they drive the Americans out.

Their truth lies in a medieval book

Of that there is no doubt!

The truth is now a cancer!

Eating humanity.

All from the mouth of a chancer

Destroying democracy.

Opher – 14.8.2021

I wrote this after listening to a Jonathan Pie tirade. Trump has created a monster that is destroying the fabric of society, undermining truth, demeaning science and experts and throwing America back into an age of darkness and superstition.

They’d rather believe in a fake story than see what is happening before their eyes. So the election was stolen, the storming of the Capitol a commie plot, 9/11 was set up by the CIA and Democrats eat babies.

Trump has opened Pandora’s box in order to plunder for his own ends. Now the stupid are spouting his lies. The evil has been let loose.

Poetry – How Can You Tell?

How Can You Tell?

How can you tell which side you’re on?

Reading between the lines

When you only know what you are told

Even when reading between the lines

Refugees and soldiers

Are running between the lines

While faceless men pull the strings

Politicians print designs

In the politics of what is real

They manipulate the news

War, Religion and Science

You get what it is you choose

Who writes the spaces

Between the lines

That we think we read?

Who puts ideas into the heads

of him and you and me?

I’m only reading between the lines

Sifting through the lies

Searching for a fact

That’s wearing heavy disguise

Evading all the mines

While the truth is still intact

Reading between the lines

Through the fiction of the fact

Opher 3.5.99

It is becoming increasing hard to know how much of what you think and what you believe is a product of the time you live in, a manipulation by the unseen taste-makers, or a sincerely held view of your own.

No Scientific fact will last.

Religion is a distortion of history.

Kosovo is being attacked by Nazi Nationalistic Serbs, guerrilla freedom fighters, power mad, self-interested Americans with their lackeys, or Albanian terrorists.  It is all a question of perspective and political manipulation. The refugees are fleeing NATO bombing or Fascist Serbian ethnic cleansing. The Serbians are defending their territory against terrorist nationalistic Albanian separatists or attacking defenceless Muslims and Croats.

 We think we know who is carrying out the genocide but we’re not there in the thick of it. We only have sanitised news.

But who has the self interest? Who stands to gain? Who pulls the strings? Who is insane?