Saturday, November 30, 2019


How Democracy Dies

‘The point of modern propaganda isn't only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” – Garry Kasparov, chess champion

The land of the free has become
an expansive realm of the stupid.
Our reality show presidential pretender
cozies up to Russia, corrupt thugs
who help him steal an election.

Once in office, he is abetted
by gangsters and grifters,
dismantles rule of law,
shits on the constitution,
takes a twitter victory lap to delight
his illiterate, red-meat supporters.

Televised impeachment hearings
trot out Trumpanzi enablers, apologists,
improbable conspiracy theories
to deflect sworn testimony
offered up by expert witnesses.

Extortion, bribery, cover up, collusion….
As evidence mounts,
Faux News propagandists
instruct true believers
to pay no attention to truth.

What’s left of democracy splinters.

 --Jennifer Lagier 

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