Lies, Damned Lies and Politics

“Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.”  – Noam Chomsky

“The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with on the air and in the press. These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others. Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant as thousands of other people who have never been mentioned.”The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.
With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.”  – Henry A. Wallace

“When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”  – Sinclair Lewis

“No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.”  – John F. Kennedy

Lies, Damned Lies and Politics

September 11, 2001

Every mother’s child is hit

Thousands of bodies

Crushed, shattered, incinerated

Folded, spindled, mutilated

And fifty states a wailing wall

Rescuers hurtled into overdrive

Choking down thick grey ash

Inhaling particles of death

Yeetgadal v’ yeetkadash sh’mey rabbah

Cover the mirrors

Wooden crates to rest the weary

Soggy with tears

Screams of the dead

Reverberate from the

Bronx

To the Battery

And sea to shining sea

Rivers swollen with blood

The malignant mouth

Of the media

Bombards airwaves and print

Inciting the masses

Loyalty to the lone star dictator’s

Final solution

Bisous,

Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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12 Responses to Lies, Damned Lies and Politics

  1. So powerful. And a brave take on this, in that you tackle the political aftermath too. Perfect quotes chosen as ever.
    In a world where it seems every poet has a Sep 11 poem, yours shines above with power and valour.

    • leamuse says:

      Merci! I just got so tired of hearing about it from the “Corporate Media.” The Great Propaganda Machine. Thank you. Sometimes my anger just explodes on the page.

  2. singingbones says:

    oouch… feeling this one with you, Lea. Hold to the truth… this won’t go on forever… hugs, SB

  3. Jason Alan says:

    Nicely done, Musey

  4. johncoyote says:

    The future was foretold. Freedom is being took and no-one seem to care. Thank you for the amazing quotes.

  5. cindy knoke says:

    I took Chomsky’s class. This is excellent.

    • leamuse says:

      Cindy, that must have been an incredible class! The comment means so very much and could only be topped by the “Master” himself. Merci beaucoup!

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