News Politics and Truth

Three blind men and and elephant

Perhaps the truth you choose to believe
Depends on which side of the Elephant you stand
Some at the head and get whipped around by the trunk
Those who are left stand at the rear constantly shoveling
Those on the side see a vast nearsighted nothingness
But // beware of the feet //for they will stomp you flat
In the everchanging tide of strong divisive opinion
It is sometimes hard to tell left from right
Truth seems to be whatever we make it to be
This is nothing new // we’re always in a stew
A few short years ago it all depended on
Which side of the Donkey you stood on on
With very similar results
Only shoveled from those who were right.
We’re reminded daily of fake news being spread
So // how does one know truth from fiction // gossip from facts
The answer is in no way clear
For me it all seems to be a lot of ES…DS…and BS … and now TS
I don’t think social media is a friend of our society
Its aim is to distort, divide, keep us in fractured turmoil
For me // give me a ten-page newspaper with comics in the back
A Look or Life magazine with mostly photos and a few facts
Filter out the most important things and let the rest go
Let those in charge do their job // if not the next vote will show
There’s a world of mess out there that I don’t need to know

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Three Blind Men and an Elephant: baikesoukou.com

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I guess you can tell from this one my age is telling on me.

 

10 thoughts on “News Politics and Truth

  1. Just about sums up my feelings. I signed up for Twitter in March and kinda sorry I did. There’s a lot of hate out there and confusion and righteousness and crazy facts and theories. Have to stay grounded on social media.

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  2. Dwight, I am on several social media platforms that began for work and believe me I see my fair share of mass hysteria of sheer and unbelievable mean-spiritedness, and blatant offensiveness that I choose to ignore. So my friend, give me that newspaper and comic strips any day!!! LOL 😀 Your post reminds me of that old song by The Temptations, “Ball of Confusion!” :-/

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