In spite of what the mighty
goodthink-streaming  discord-seeding
Misdirection Machine ceaselessly spouts
       the things it deems our struggles to be
       aren't by any means what they're about.

They're not about black vs white  left vs right
       or anything   so gaslight radiatingly fake.
What they're about
is us vs Them   the point-oh-one percent
— about us ever getting a close-to-fair shake.

It's hardly a wonder then  that largely artificial
attention-shepherding  populace-splintering
diversionary wars are continuously waged
       by the money-power's officer knaves
       and armies of witless  useful-idiot bots;

are continuously staged  to divide and distract
the unwary grunts from the smouldering fact
       that a class war is what should be fought.

Despite being rigorously drilled to suppose
that nothing matters  so much as combating
       the steady succession of designated foes
— foes our programmers make nakedly clear
it's our duty to loathe and fervently fear —

what the ground truth  boils down to is proof
that the battle that matters  is right vs wrong
not the ruse of illusions  such as right vs left;

that the conflicts that count
are goodness and light  vs darkness and evil
deceit vs truth   and tyranny's threats
against unalloyed joy and god-given freedom.

It's not about which puppeteered party we back
about white brown or black   this creed or that
or even alphabet-gendered women and men.
It's all about top vs bottom
and good against bad; it's all about us vs Them.

Unwaveringly true to the fools
              the fates have us play in this life
sadly  we slice  and dice ourselves into tribes
                     at the stealth behest of our rulers;

into tribes  shrewdly maneuvered
              by the-powers-that-be to prevent
we-the-plebs  from uniting and fighting
              the possessed   point-oh-one percent.
From his lofty perch near the top of the earth, Korvus observes the whirling world of humans, with equal parts wonder, disgust, and amusement. Korvus is the author of the unpublished book "RED PILL POEMS: The Poetry of Empire, Politics and Power" and may be reached at Read other articles by Korvus.