to but horns or to butt out

information wars
the age of the almighty statistic
the dawn of my idea is better than your idea
the armageddon of insult
full and fully

i would stand for free speech
except that freely distributing false
information for the will to do bodily harm
crosses a line

oh it does….
and some day i will explain why
life gave you a mind to not be duped
and spread harmful diatribe

i will explain why no, you don’t get to be innocent
because any harmed by that action
is your fault and will always be your fault

the power of the pen, you don’t take lightly
those misusing it to harm others
with incorrect data that could lead to harm
and more confusion on nutrition than
already happens
(once i heard a news person exclaim that
how cool is it that sugar has no fat?!)

it’s worse than Stupid and his dog Spot…

it’s Spot and his pet gopher ChewYou

those misusing the power of the pen
make writing and expression a cheapened thing for everyone…

that is part of it, too

two birds with a stone
i don’t want to be against free speech
but this is one of those areas that you don’t touch

it is the same exact thing
if someone posted a meme that says
insulin is bad for diabetics to take …
or that people with heart trouble
should never take aspirin

it is the same as saying water is bad for you
don’t drink anything! stay away from all liquids

what is essential and what is not?
trolls love it when they get your goat

hippie trolls are the worst

i want to string them up by their new-age ignorance
light a fire under their insolence
decide they are gone and goners
because there is nothing you can do

to save people from their own consequences

an information war
where the pen is mightier than the sword

but then the pen rots with filth
from the inside, out

and even a sword is better
even a sword that can only be a tongue
so done is done

a shake of my rather large head
as i sit with cigarette and coffee
looking out at the sun
deciding life gives me too many lemons
but lemonade isn’t what it used to be…
how are these particular lines drawn?

deciding what rights i have
to protect the unknowing
how much is the cost to me
versus a never-ending cost to them

all it takes from me is to stand up and say
“excuse me, but you people are idiots.”

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