If you were a reporter, what kind of reporter would you be?
Would the words you choose be just and free?
Would your heart be guided by a chronic lack of trust,
Would you be a newshawk on a scumhunt?
Would you be blunt,
affiliated with the truth,
and only secondarily with a brand, a side, a team?
Would you be resolved to swim upstream?
Or would you be a mouthpiece giving people what they need
and mention parenthetically (or, better yet, remove),
like some cog in a machine,
Would you demean all those who disagree,
calling names to discredit non-believers —
uncritical, not lenient?
Would you point that finger feeling right,
dubbing them Deceivers just because.
Just because it's more convenient?
Would you praise a rabbit hole and never care to look?
Would acceptance be your goal?
Silenced is good
Would you dig and dig until the truth comes pouring out?
Would you write a post about being human?
Would you scan that script,
Frame and blame,
frame and blame, Mommy,
loyal to the Ministry of Truth,
compliant with the notion that all must think alike
like a proper commie?
Truth is pain
Logic is fear
Fear breeds compliance.
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