Complicity / Collusion

(Take 3)


Sworn to never air
anything beyond the bounds
                     of the preordained range
the hounds of allowable discourse
and permissible debate
                     permit  without giving chase;

sworn to never show
anything their owners and donors
       and ad-rev heavies
              might wish to keep undisclosed
all the while
faithfully assailing their paymasters’ foes

the pol-fin syndicate’s mouthpiece-media
feed the sheep a shiny diet
                     of purest mind-moulding gold

to the point of avidly backing
whatever barbarities
their demonic sponsors have set as goals

       as they dutifully flog
       the psy-op tripe it’s their job to hype
       to rally support from the unwary proles.


That reasoned  objective perspectives
and fair and forthright accounts
       are far too rare and precious
       to share with plebs and peasants;

that uncorralled narratives
       — with their implacable facts
                            and provable truths —
must be smothered when they clash
with whichever views
and agenda-setting course
              the reigning oligarchs endorse

comprise the obvious censored message
              in this age  of raging falsification

when brushing aside the lies
and egregious omissions
       that permeate the omnipresent
       money-power sanctioned fictions
is corporate media standard procedure

and presenting
even a semblance of evidence
                     in defense of assertions
is perceived  as both irrelevant
                     and wholly superfluous

       while accuracy in reporting
              would appear to be mistaken
       for scoring full bull’s-eyes
       in the game of racking up ratings.

From his lofty perch near the top of the earth, Korvus observes the whirling world of humans, with equal parts 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 Korvus is the author of the unpublished book "RED PILL POEMS The Poetry of Empire, Politics and Power" and may be reached at Read other articles by Korvus.