Top Frame to _Post-Democracy_ - an graphic manipulation by T Newfields

Post-Democracy


There never was an election . . .
only a democratic facade

No candidates were present –
just front-row mannequins
and back-seat gods

The whole thing was manipulation –
brain-washing as subliminal art

The best way to kill democracy
is to manipulate it so smoothly

no one notices
the subtle strings

When action and words
become far enough apart

trust is a 3-second phenomena:
a mere commodity
in the global-mart

Terri: Pretty cynical, eh?
Tim: It's tempting to be that way. Nearly every American is the victim of massive disinformation.
Sam: Shucks! I don't wanna think 'bout dis. It'z too damn depressin'!
Kris: Don't worry – the people in office don't want you to think about it either.
Bottom Frame to _Post-Democracy_ - a graphic manipulation by T Newfields