Archive for the ‘Blick!’ Category

Don’t waste your eye contact on me.

Don’t look to me for direction.

I’ll blink, look away, and say anything,

to escape your inspection.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

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Of course,

contrasting the preponderant

revisionist history,

Gorbachev’s 1988 UN speech was more about reducing threat to Western Europe,

and NATO,

and pleasing his friend, Ronald,

than it was about leaving “Soviet Satellites to their own devices”.

Though, come 1989, it didn’t help…

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

Warsaw Ghetto

 

Stupidly grinning,

we slide into oblivion.

People,

mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers,

civilization’s daughters and sons,

scum.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

Visit the newsroom,

if you dare.

For some it’s a vibrant place,

information, process, disseminate, fast-pace.

For me it’s depressing,

an overload of noise and soundbites,

mostly meaningless shit.

The editors push,

the journalists (they don’t have time or freewill to properly think)

churn out crap,

factoids and innuendos,

the readers are ready to be fed.

Welcome to the Times, New York, London,

the Sun rises and falls, Daily News, Daily Mail,

hearts fail.

Welcome to democracy’s bulwark.

Welcome to lies and fear.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

She tells me,

her husband earns shit-loads of money,

like I should be impressed,

envious.

I tell her,

society doesn’t reward people appropriately,

alas,

as I bandage her wounds.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

I watch the TV documentary,

BBC-credible.

… Lies may have a basis of truth,

and truth is relative,

full of perspective.

… As for me, I am unable to contain myself,

I give the finger to the video (so mature!).

And, yes,

I cheer the Bolsheviks,

when the establishment projects

murderous fear.

… 1918 was an awesome year.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

I cast a glance,

askance,

and wonder what hope

the future?

(Given the assholes who surround me!)

So, I pray

and believe,

for sanity,

in better.

By faith and philosophy,

my reality exceeds

their vision.

Imagination

understanding,

conceives…

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

Today, they convert you

to their perverted way of thinking,

seducing,

enticing

and delighting certain tendencies.

(Clever, addictive storylines on your TV & computer screen…)

They inhabit and take over,

your soul and being,

leaving no space or desire

for resistance.

(Indeed, I wonder which evil was worse, and how:

then or now…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

Yesterday, they occupied you physically,

totally,

and made you pay, as they saw it, for the “privilege”.

The Nazis were a diabolical force.

Today, they occupy you mentally,

emotionally,

totally,

and make you pay, as they see it, for the “privilege”.

Nazis live, in government and media,

dictatorship by stealth,

democratic and liberal cloak.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

I’d been reading about a(nother) manifestation of Third Reich evil.

And my American friend told me about the TV series she’d been watching.

Strangely,

sadly,

disturbingly,

it’s difficult for me to assess which is worse,

more decadent, more evil, more *wrong*…

Nazi debauchery, 1943,

or American “entertainment”, 2018?

 

©SvetkaSamizdat