Val enjoys writing prose in rhymes by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.
If you have ever been at an illusionist's show, you must have ended up all confused over your having been such a sucker to fall for each of those optical illusions. With all due admiration for the trickster and his skill, you just might have also felt a tiny bit of resentment for his mocking you in the process.
Unfortunately, hardly do we ever feel that additional feeling about our admired politicians. This simply because, unlike with illusionist whom we don't trust from the very start, that trust is the very factor which makes politicians' manipulative strategies possible.
So they stage their persuasive game in a style of every good illusionist, while applying well tested and proven to be affective strategies of redirecting our focus, playing on our patriotic sentiment, and then using our existential fear as their strongest trick.
It comes to a point where our thinking has become only an extension of their thinking, and their lies get filtered through our unconditional trust -- now becoming truths.
Has anyone ever seen god? As we all know, god is an item in our belief system, while we fail to accept the existence of a thick line between "believing" and "knowing".
So much so that we don't only "believe" in a deity, but we also "know" him. How we know him? Because others told us, how else. Most certainly, it was not us waking up one morning and tell everyone at the breakfast table: "Hey, I think there is god, and he is up there, and he is almighty, and hey, pass me that sugar, will you."
Did you know that believing is only a mental function, which, when overly used, tends to hijack our need for objective evidence? And did you know that our affinity to believing makes us perfect candidates for brainwashable political suckers?
Have you ever seen a hypnotized person instructed to see everything white as black -- and then he did it with their unshakable, strongest conviction? (Of course, until snapped out of it). I have.
And those are the very moments when you start wondering about the limit of human gullibility
These days I am recognizing -- again -- that same phenomenon while seeing on my merciless, crap-generating TV the event at the Capitol on January the 6th -- while also observing the same general blind following going on in the political circus.
In the next three pieces I am playing with some rhymed prose depicting the theme of illusionism politics style. Try to derive some fun out of it, at least enough as to make justified my having fun while I was writing it.
A Selfie of a Perfect Leader
I am a definition of the True Man
a genius, a savant, a rare mind
and I keep lying because I can
by any measure one of a kind.
Dictators are my true inspiration
oppose me and I'll call you a name
I'm taking for a ride the whole nation
driven by my pride knowing no shame.
I've got this need to mock and to defeat
so I create me a whole bunch of foes
domestic, foreign, it's equally sweet
all get tricked by my macho pose.
My secret insecurities I so ably hide
all those shrinks can kiss my fat butt
I can always insist that they just lied
little does it matter if they call me nut.
My base is trusting me whatever I might say
if I called them idiots they would be charmed
the whole world is my playpen in which I play
with my arrogance I make everyone disarmed.
In other words, I'm just that perfect leader
to believe it takes no more than a glimpse
on every highway of life always a speeder
leaving behind me all suckers and wimps.
Duped Spectators at Stadion of Politics
For a complete daily cycle we need day and night
now believe it or not, the same in politics applies
for a balance we need both Left and Right
only difference being their kind of lies.
Sucked into that manipulative, crazy game
we pay with taxes for a viewing admission
both camps just playing for their own fame
not changing much in our living condition,
Left or Right, neither brings prosperity to you
both a parasitic breed just living off our taxes
selling us their patriotism that was never true
letting us live on our credit card until it maxes.
Have you ever experienced a huge economic boom
except for the one following the World War Two
all election promises are but political perfume
an opiate for voters with no objective clue.
Cleverly divided into opposing political camps
merely to be weaker and so easier to handle
we cheer for our most manipulative champs
while burning on both sides our life candle.
Just as an aging political analyst has said:
"Electing Left of Right comes to the same"
so as long as they allow us our daily bread
we'll stay loyal observers of that crazy game.
Tribute to Free World
Free world means that anything goes
what one law may say, another will defy
the rich can do anything in front of our nose
while so many are bound to just close their eyes.
Freedom often means flooding reason with emotions
people's asses doing all their important thinking
so many thriving on psychoactive potions
saying obvious crap without blinking.
Then we proudly call it a triumph over Dark Age
with politicians mocking us from their high tower
like bunch of drunk clowns performing on stage
drooling over prospects of showing off a power.
Anything goes with few of good lawyers
you can lie, and kill, defraud, and rape
and you can rob clean you employers
while making a joke of any red tape.
Classical music being mocked by rap
"to each their own" is our good excuse
as culture gets defined by just any crap
making us free winners as we really lose.
Our freedom is an opiate of a porno style
where finesse converts to something crude
with value and harmony gone for quite a while
everything a subject to passing, whimsical mood.
© 2021 Val Karas
Val Karas (author) from Canada on March 02, 2021:
Peggy -- Prayer may help -- providing that even God hasn't run out of His patience.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 02, 2021:
Let us pray that the divisiveness seen now in politics improves for the betterment of us all and that better days are ahead.