The Worst

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Commercial Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

It seems to me

 
Gloom and doom around the clock
People look to you for truth but get lies
The three letters that spell American disgrace
Pushing distortion disguised as reality
Spew entertainment in place of facts
Profit above all, ratings the God you worship
Misled people spread your toxic far and wide
Unaware you're using them, profiting from, killing them
Take no responsibility, feel no blame or shame
Set it in motion, sit back and watch the chaos
Chortle and laugh all the way to the bank
The worst letters of the alphabet? F, O, X


Submitted: November 13, 2021

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hullabaloo22

Well said, Mike.

Sat, November 13th, 2021 7:37pm

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Thank you, Hull

Sat, November 13th, 2021 11:45am

Trindin Wright

I feel it. How do you dismantle FOX without disrupting free speech?

Sat, November 13th, 2021 10:59pm

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I wish I knew, Trinden; thank you much

Sat, November 13th, 2021 3:37pm

olive tree

Yeah, well said. Just the last part seems to encourage censorship, which is never the solution in a true democracy.

I’ve always hated FOX but in the last few years with the rise of authoritarian ideas on the left, it became unclear who to trust. I’ve listened to a few Tucker Carlson pieces and they weren’t bad. Maybe I was being indoctrinated? But I don’t think so.

Russell Brand always reaffirms in his videos that he doesn’t care for either left or right - and that matter is irrelevant in an uncaring system of revolving doors wherein each party member is on the same page, in it predominantly for the same reasons (criminal endeavours on behalf of big business), and not their official function, which is to represent the people.

But George Carlin did say the politicians are blameless. He said, to paraphrase, when you have a selfish and ignorant public, you get selfish and ignorant leaders, because that’s what the system produces. Trash in, trash out.

Brand asserts we need to explore alternative systems to live with, because the current ones, no matter where you look in the world, are made by the rulers, for the rulers, and are simply inoperable.

It’s just that in our precious first-world countries, personally blessed by God himself, we pretend to have a choice, but we have no choice. It is not really a democracy. It’s just nice to think of in that way. As Carlin said, “they got us by the balls.”

Sun, November 14th, 2021 6:45am

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Thank you, Olive Tree, I'm not condoning censorship, this is aimed at people who listen to, and believe the lies. And I think too far left is just as dangerous than too far right, but that's the entire Republican party now

Sun, November 14th, 2021 9:32am

olive tree

Ok that makes sense. I agree! Good on ya.

Mon, November 15th, 2021 6:55am

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Thank you much, OT

Mon, November 15th, 2021 2:27pm

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