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Prowling Tyranny

Prowling predator in a starless night. No one knew when it began. Have we forgotten all the lies about Vietnam, the predatory newspeak from Pentagon deception? Prowling predator in a starless night. Do we recall a lying president dispensing cocaine jingoism, driving the war in Iraq, codifying the surveillance state complete with GITMO torture? Prowling predator in a starless night. While all the eternal secret wars are waged, no one sees how our language is infiltrated, no one knows the infection of our tongue. Overseas drones just cause “collateral damage.” Everyone is suspect, a “person of interest.” Prowling predator in a starless night. No one gets laid off when corporations merely “downsize.” Cutting vital services won’t matter with “government austerity.” The “minimum wage” is a living wage while you starve on it. Mass incarceration isn’t a problem in “correction facilities.” Immigrant children are not caged in concentration camps. Cages are not so cruel in “detention centers.” Prowling predator in a starless night. Devolving American imperialism reached its crescendo with its devolving dystopian democracy giving birth to the criminal president, the nihilistic tyrant rubbing salt in our wounds.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020

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