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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. Published: Dissident Voice September 19th, 2021

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Date: 9/18/2021 7:19:00 AM
Unfortunate that most either refuse to face these issues or worse, they don't care. There are no limits in what they will do in the name of 'national security' fueled by fear and greed.
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Thomas Wells
Date: 9/18/2021 2:31:00 PM
Sad, but true. Too many people want to sugarcoat history. They might also think it doesn't affect them, so they don't want to hear about it. Thanks for your comments, Rob.
Date: 9/17/2021 3:54:00 PM
Saw your blog on this. I really like it. Well, for me it can speak also to the tyranny happening with mandates as well. Tyranny is everywhere and I see no end of it. congrats on your publishing success.
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Date: 9/17/2021 11:20:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. I am really happy you like it. I'm sure like me, you have different poetic voices. One of mine is quite political. I'm really glad the law mandates that people drive sober because other innocent people can die when drivers drive drunk. PAX!