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Tragedistraction

August 21, 2020

It is not about the horror

Or the level of the tragedy

It is about the effectiveness

Of the hyperbolic distraction

Used to manipulate the masses

Lulling them into helplessness

While pushing them almost

Into a corner but not quite

Always leaving room for flight

Just in the wrong direction

Only to change corners as a

Catastrophedy brews fresh

Like a morning pot of coffee

The unfortunate kid killing

Falls under a random act of violence

Brought on by a proliferation of

Easily available and obtainable

Weapons of mass destruction

That nobody wants to look at

Because it is in the constitution

Instead of easily pointing that out

The orange Kool-Aid drinkers

Pondered out loud why the death

Of a toddler did not elicit protests or

Get wall to wall eye to ear coverage

Like the George Floyd protests did

Till it immediately dawned on them

That the perpetrator was caught

Convicted then quickly incarcerated

The difference is that those called

The boys in blue, emphasis on boys

Have what is known as ……………..

Qualified Immunity

I’ll repeat that…. Qualified immunity

Giving those with state power the

Right to do wrong and guess what?

Get away with it. See the difference.

Nobody wants to think about that

It is easier to create a meme in

Posting emotional gobbledygook

That elicits rage and sympathy

Than pause long enough to come to

Reasonable life affirming solutions

That is what would serve humanity

.

“That’s the way the ruling class operates in any society. They try to divide the rest of the people. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other so that they, the rich, can run off with all the fucking money!

Fairly simple thing. Happens to work. You know? Anything different–that’s what they’re gonna talk about–race, religion, ethnic and national background, jobs, income, education, social status, sexuality, anything they can do to keep us fighting with each other, so that they can keep going to the bank!”

– George Carlin

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“They don’t want the voice of reason spoken, folks, ‘cause otherwise we’d be free.

Fuck them! They are liars and murderers. All governments are liars and murderers,”

– Bill Hicks

From → dark, Quotes, random

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