Let’s Just Say – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“History is a set of lies agreed upon” Napoleon Bonaparte

Let's Just Say

Let's just say that we know that it's not true,
but that we'll conspire to fabricate its
foundation for the acceptance of the masses,
who innocently swallow the hollow loaf of 
carefully constructed , shall we call them lies,
or will someone's feelings be hurt should we 
dare to speak of what we know, because 
what we know is inadmissible in the cleverly
managed sphere of public gullibility.

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26 responses to “Let’s Just Say – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. In particular, I can’t understand how anyone with a college education can believe these lies we’re being handed. A simple validity framework, such as CRAAP, easily exposes them. https://researchguides.ben.edu/source-evaluation

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  2. Well phrased. Are we inspired by Covid or politics or…

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Wasn’t “Gullible’s travels” a book by a gentleman Swift, Jonathan?

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  4. Truly distressing what people are willing to swallow, Paul. Well-written poem about a daily conversation at our house!

    It seems that the more outlandish the story, the more fervently diehard disciples believe and defend it! 🙂

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  5. All I can do is shake my head, especially living in a country on the receiving of being red-lined for the sake of politics rather than science.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Charis Counselling

    So well written and so true


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