The future casts a long shadow before it.
The time is coming—
when even the patriots will betray their countrymen.
Because fatigue makes cowards out of all of us,
and cynicism undoubtedly follows.
So who will save our democratic institutions?
Who will ride in, on a white horse
and restrain us from destroying our constitution?
Were you hoping for a miracle,
are you trusting there’s another smooth operator—
waiting in the wings?
Don’t be fooled again,
only counterfeit leaders govern counterfeit states.
Are all my freeman verses in vain,
am I done trying to sustain my fellowman?
Now I understand, why the Bible says:
“Only Jesus can save us now”.
By: ElRoyPoet © 2022
“Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán cut right to the chase. He said that Hungary had been ‘completely healed’ of anything smacking of liberalism, and he was crystal clear about how to do it: Control the media….
Again, the mainstream news media has been reluctant to warn the American public in any consistent way about the escalating fascist threat to democracy, which is now global in nature. If ‘blowback’ is the term used in foreign policy and intelligence to describe ‘the unintended consequences of the U.S. government’s international activities that have been kept secret from the American people,’ the growth and spread of right-wing terrorism in the Age of Trump is the exact opposite. These events are obvious, public and easily predicted, indeed almost inevitable. They are happening right now, in real time.
Because of a desperate desire for ‘normalcy’ and no small amount of self-delusion, America’s mainstream news media and much of the political class has deliberately downplayed the existential danger to American society and democracy represented by Donald Trump, the Republican-fascist movement and the larger white right. In fact, the public is to blame as well, for having chosen willful ignorance and denial, and defaulting to the helpless belief or hope that someone, somewhere—but definitely not them—will solve America’s problems.”
Excerpt from After Buffalo, Trump threatens “civil war”: Mainstream media refuses to connect the dots
Commentary: “The banality of evil” is a concept coined by the philosopher Hannah Arendt, who wrote that Adolf Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust, was an ordinary man who was motivated by “an extraordinary diligence in looking out for his personal advancement.” Intellectuals are struck by how many government officials and (capitalist) patriots—often driven by professional ambition or obedience—are willing to be the enablers of authoritarian policies.
“Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that same liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the ‘general welfare of the people’. Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by [authoritarian] tyrants—to make us bondsmen.” By: Marcus Tullius Cicero
“For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Bible, John 3:16.