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My Poetry: The Poems, The Art

Collected Works and Poetic Learning

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They Have to Paint You as Evil

Propaganda tries to force a doctrine on the whole people… Propaganda works on the general public from the standpoint of an idea and makes them ripe for the victory of this idea. – Adolf Hitler Mien Kampf (1929) Once a plan as insidious as Hitler’s became a reality, the world would never need to see the rise of one single individual to power to see such evil enacted upon it again. Here on the shores of this great country where the first amendment protects speech, you would not expect for the rise of such ideas to have occurred here. Nevertheless,…

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The Old Lie ~ A Poem by JP

There’s an old lie, that saysthat it’s sweet and fitting to die.That we should fall so a nation can risehas always been the soldier’s plight–but tell me again of the glory of warand what we should lay down lives for. Were we ruled by men like Cyrus the Great,perhaps there would be glory in the fight.If freedom was really the cause of such ominous fate,perhaps it would be fitting to have diedand cast our blood as Phlox into salted foreign soil,but alas our rulers are not the same:they’d throw us deep into the pit of deathto feed the men who…

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