Fear-mongering And Terror

Fear-mongering and terror

Spouted from the hallowed halls.

Worry not they shout,

We are here to protect you,

We know better than you,

We know the dangers.

Think…

At what cost?

They ask us to trust them,

Give us just a little they say,

Just a touch of your freedom.

It’s for a noble cause!

We only need it for a short while.

Like fools we consent;

Placating us under their umbrella of protection.

With each fearful rant they ask for more.

See how we kept you safe,

Nothing has happened,

But they are out there

Waiting to pounce,

They want you dead!

Asking one more for ounce of our liberty;

We gladly give it with a relieved smile.

Rumors of anxiety and dread persist,

Appeals subside,

They won’t know,

Devouring our freedoms under cover of darkness.

Alphabet soup can keep it hidden,

NSA, CIA, FBI and the rest.

Considering us ignorant and weak.

Reading our mail,

Listening to our most intimate calls,

Perusing out texts,

Nothing is private,

Nothing is sacred,

Our lives, open books for their amusement.

I ask you…

Who are the terrorists now

And who are the lambs?

Our way of life is eroding,

Just as the oligarchy has long-planned.

Extremists can sit back and watch,

As we surrender our greatness,

Under a cloud of fear,

Never having to fire another shot.

~

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

9 thoughts on “Fear-mongering And Terror

  1. After 9/11 people were so afraid of being called un-American that they allowed themselves to be manipulated into handing over all their freedoms … and now we’ll never, ever get them back. It’s sad. And frightening.

      • And it makes me *furious* to hear people blaming the current administration for what is going on. I agree that he could do a lot more. BUT the roots go back to 9/11 — actually, 9/12 — and the public is just as much to blame as Congress and W.

        [Getting off soapbox now.]

        [[Vowing to say no more. No matter what. Honest!]]

      • You are absolutely correct. The current administration is not perfect by any means, but this didn’t start with him. I am done as well although I could go on for hours. πŸ™‚

      • So relieved to hear someone else who has a like mind …. I live in the middle of an area where you don’t DARE blame anyone other than the current administration … it gets so frustrating and difficult to hold my tongue sometimes. πŸ˜›

        So we’ll smile instead. πŸ˜€

      • I think we do have like minds. My family and my co-workers do not share my views at all, so its nice to have someone who can appreciate my points-of-view. I will keep smiling as well. πŸ™‚

      • Oh my. I totally understand that!

        When it gets bad, I think of Dory in Finding Nemo (can you tell I have a 12 year old?) — She said “just keep swimming …. just keep swimming …” I say, “just keep smiling, just keep smiling…”

        πŸ˜€

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