Friday, May 15, 2020


Pompeo and Trump Steal the Burden of Proof

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told an audience at Texas A&M University that when he was head of the CIA he was responsible for “lying, cheating and stealing” to benefit the United States. “Like we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American Experiment.”
Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, May 2, 2019

The fear aroused
By bad propaganda
Leads to false accusations,
Unsubstantiated allegations,
Corporate media spins,
Coronavirus blame games,
Imperial manipulations,
Racist talking points,
White nationalism,
Embellished conspiracy theories,
Revisionist history,
Distorted facts,
Manufactured consent,
Smears and lies,
Fake news repeated endlessly,
Xenophobic incantations,
Dark insinuations,
All out lunacy,
Delusional paranoia,
Fictitious official statements,
Demonizing and scapegoating,
Endless incendiary statements,
And never-ending attack ads.

All arouse hatred,
The road to violence,
All arouse distrust,
Looking for faults
In other people or groups.

The claim COVID-19 came from
The Wuhan Institute of Virology,
Based on no evidence,
Was certified by Mike Pompeo
When he was asked if it did:
“I can tell you that there is
A significant amount of evidence
That this came from that laboratory in Wuhan.”
Followed later paradoxically
By this statement:
“We don’t know
If it came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
We don’t know
If it emanated from the wet market
Or yet some other place.
We don’t know those answers.”

When asked if he had seen evidence
The orange tinted authoritarian said,
“Yes, yes I have.”
When asked to give specifics,
The narcissistic prevaricator said,
“I can’t tell you that.
I’m not allowed to tell you that.”

In the meantime, the corporate media
Neglects to mention
The CDC shutdown of
The Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
At Fort Detrick, Maryland
In July 2019,
For a failed biosafety inspection,
A failed inspection Beijing is aware of.

Pompeo’s and Trump’s lies
Are political lies,
Lies that are permitted and sanctioned
In Trump’s culture of cruelty.

--Victor Henry

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