The Descent (For adults, sensitive material)

The first step was so easy,
Just open the door,
Ignore the warning sign,
That said, “Don’t go one step more!”

Rage is all the sanction that’s needed,
Human rights aren’t for all.
(The second step seemed less steep)
Who cares if we make prisoners crawl?

And so it went, step by step,
So easy, except for the heat;
The bottom step seemed to flicker and glow,
And it seemed a bit warm to the feet.

Here, food was used for rectal rape;
And prisoners moaned, pinned in stress positions.
A judge endlessly pounded her gavel,  droning “CLASSIFIED!”
Clearly, the transition from rights to torture, was the mission.

Who was the man at the bottom step?
It was a bit hard to tell…
But he was so warm and friendly,
As he said, “My friends, welcome to Hell!”

An Assault on Every (wo)man’s Freedom

The Highland Park killer was read
his Miranda rights; acclaimed journalist
Julian Assange was dragged from SANCTUARY shouting
his innocence. Murdering shooter Crimo was offered
attorneys – Assange’s attorneys have trouble MEETING
with Assange to save him from being extradited to the
USA. If Assange was given his full US Constitutional
rights he wouldn’t be in prison. This is not only
an assault on Assange’s rights, it’s an attack on
our beloved US Constitution, the supreme law of the land.
I PROTEST!

The ninth day…

“At first it was darkness and intolerable pain…”
“The plumbing cells were so narrow that…when straightened
completely his heels and the top of his head were pressed
firmly against the floor and ceiling and then, the eerie…
illusion of being buried alive was complete. When the guard
opened the door on the ninth day…realized…he couldn’t walk.”

Sound familiar? Assange? Chelsea? Actually neither. The person was Auschwitz
prisoner Edek Galinski in The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz, A breathtaking
true love story set against the horror of the World War II death camps.

Tag Words: World War II Death Camps Auschwitz plumbing cells, solitary confinement,
buried alive, illusion, chief mourner

#WeAreAllAssange #FreeAssange

The Legend of the Sword Escalibur

Sword Excalibur
Steel forged in dragon fire
For Use in battles dire.

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Not for those with bloodstained hands
Not for those who tortured Assange.

On Keeping Hand$ Clean – The $anitizer$

I’m reading Auschwitz 34207 “The Joe Ruebanstein Story” and I was struck
by similarities between today’s corrupt powers/governments and the Nazis. For
example, someone else does the dirty work for them. They made the inmates
do the heartbreaking job of loading, carting off and dumping bodies – men, women,
old people, children, babies – in the mass graves which the inmates
were forced to dig. To illustrate, today’s prison guards do the dirty job
of putting crusading journalist Julian Assange in solitary while those who gain
stand by and watch him being buried alive in Belmarsh,

Tag Words: Auschwitz Nazis corrupt powers/governments mass graves inmates

#Poets4Assange #WeAreAllAssange

*Morning Coffee With Julian Assange

It’s my favorite coffee mug,
“First Intelligence Agency
Of the People” emblazoned on its side.
With a masked eagle, perhaps searching for illegal surveillance bugs
Leaving State criminals few places to hide.

Under it an hour glass dripping like a leak…
Or like tears flowing from hero Assange, jailed, tortured, purged,
Silenced, humbled, forbidden to speak –
And will the coming “Royal Court of Justice” –
/Be his savior – or his dirge?

* My attempt to write an Ekphrasis Poem – see Mary Bishop, How to Write
poetry, chapter three.

Cup designed and sold by WikiLeaks.

Shadow Sh*t

I drift off to Shadowland
Am I seen or am I banned?

Columns rise, columns fall,
Are they connected to truth at all?

A humbled penumbra,
Or a targeted antumbra?

I ask myself, is it real,
Or just another man-made drill?

Is there a choice?
Have I a voice?

Who speaks, which voice?
True mates – or

The Shadow State’s?

tag words~~~shadow state…shadow banned…penumbra…antumbra
Revised September 29, 2020
Extensively revised September 22, 2021

Thoughts on “Disinformation” and What It Means

IMO, in today’s context, disinformation is not so much concerned with
that which is false; rather it is concerned with that
which challenges politically correct false narrative – i.e. – truth.

Therefore, it seems to me, disinformation is actually, or can
be in part, truth.*

Mr. President, there are a cloud of bats waiting to see you about
being eligible for free vaccinations? Are they disinformed?

  • revised September 10, 2021

Said sly Fox, don’t pay No mind to Brer Owl and his DANGEROUS THOUGHTS!

When I tried to share this tweet on twitter,
the words were enlarged so one couldn’t read the
full quote:

“If a society is to be free, its government
has to be controlled.” Ayn Rand. When I tried to tweet it
the image was so big words were blocked. So I tried to
tweet it again and a notice came:

“We can’t complete this request because this
link has been identified by twitter or our partners
as being potentially harmful.” Then why did it go through
in distorted form when I first tweeted it? Could
this be less about a possibly harmful link and more about
silencing controversial political ideas?

Looking up twitter rules, most of the
“potentially harmful” were composed of entities I would
not like to meet up with in a dark alley.

I had the same experience with my pinned Assange tweet,
This is not about do you agree with Assange or Rand. This
is about censorship.

The lines between what’s private and what’s government
are no longer clear-cut i.e. social media giants are getting
instructions from government to control “disinformation”.

Therefore I put the quote on my profile along with my pinned
Assange quote. They say more about who I am than any words.

EDITED! – the New Censorship? The Bad Commenter Strikes Back!

Justice symbolized by the Statue of Liberty has not failed us. It’s up to us to make those ideals a reality. For example we unjustly persecute acclaimed journalist Julian Assange.

“Justice is blind” does 🗽
Not mean she can’t see. Justice
Demands Assange be freed!

When I tried to publish this on Washington Post to comment on the article about the Statue of Liberty as hypocritical it went to error page which read in part bad comment. (I tried to publish it twice -same result)

The Bad Commenter strikes back!

Metaphorically speaking, I took it out of the bad comment trash, and smoothed it out; but when I tried to publish my by now (figuratively speaking) crunched up raggedy comment on twitter, they watered it down to:

“Justice symbolized by the Statue of Liberty has not failed us. It’s up to us to make those ideals a reality. For example we unjustly persecute acclaimed journalist Julian Assange. They disappeared part of my tweet re Washington Post! (Instead of CENSORED! Should it be stamped EDITED!?)
I deliberately had saved the comment because I had to rewrite it and didn’t want to have to do it again.

…and the comment finished with my haiku:

“Justice is blind” does
Not mean she can’t see. Justice
Demands Assange be freed!