“Post-Truth”

Michael Peach

Since ruthless liars rule and rob the Earth,
Exploiting too the flagrant mass addiction
To social media, of truth there’s dearth –
For fact is being quelled by potent fiction.
Depressing then it is to certify,
Considering he undertook the chore
In order to raise a mighty hue and cry,
We’re chased by Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
With the shrill blessing of his faithful base,
Whose henchmen advocate autocracy,
If win he does the Presidential race,
“Big Brother” Trump shall kill democracy.
++Like Putin, and Bibi here in Israel,
++His self-promoting lies he’ll always sell.

Ramat Gan
4 July 2024

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