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Reflections from the Newsreel 12: Alternative Facts

By Carl Wade Thompson

Alternative Facts

America's in disarray,
confused, blinded by "facts."
The truth is not true,
even numbers don't add up.
What can we believe?
Who can we trust?
The king lies with every tweet,
a charlatan bent on ruin.
Mesmerized by spectacle,
spellbound by twitter storms,
our eyes off the prize
as rights are stripped away.
What world is this?
Double-speak is the way;
Orwell's prophecy comes true.
While the machine is set loose,
and ideology holds sway,
the world is closer to midnight,
the clock chimes to Doomsday.

Article © Carl Wade Thompson. All rights reserved.
Published on 2017-01-30
Image(s) are public domain.
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