Despotism's Megaphone
by DCDave

The job of our press is to preserve the illusion
Of our system's legitimacy,
To keep us away from the obvious conclusion:
We live under tyranny.

From the airplane brought down by our own missile fire
To Mount Carmel burned and destroyed,
They'll tell us whatever the case may require
The plenary truth to avoid.

"Our great First Amendment's in force, don't you see?
And marketplace competiton,"
But in our situation a press that was free
Would lean a bit more toward sedition.

David Martin

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