Sunday, May 22, 2022

The End of Lying

 ("Johnny Depp and Other Pirates")

The fact is there is no big lie. Because there is no great truth. It vanished

when Rowe v Wade became mere suggestion 

when we were shot with a second Amendment gun

when the pandemic became a matter of personal definition

when January 6th became a capital idea

when immigrant became the correct spelling of enemy

when we witnessed the prestidigitation of a disappearing Merrick Garland nomination

when we colored everything black and white

when Donald Trump was not deemed ironic

when there is no counterpoint, there is no point

without truth, there can be no lie

and that's no lie


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Anonymous said...

You got it right, get it right, exquisitely

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Anonymous said...

as dowd wrote in her column "All across the world, customized facts are the rage. Truth has left the building."
there can be no lies when there is no longer a concern for or agreement about what may be true or more true.
Things look bleak for the country measured by results in the primaries.
Turn to Fitzgerald for solace, comfort, confirmation?
"Tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther...
and then one fine morning-- So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
end of Roe, end of congressional delegation to agencies(?), end of free right to contraception or marriage or who knows what.
Who needs truth when we can simply trust the minority of white republican men to determine what we all need to make us safe and happy.


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