A Reasonable Plea in Social Media Propriety

Divided we Fall Let not ignorance be your guide
Divided we Fall
Let not ignorance be your guide


After viewing the social media feeds, it becomes clear we have a storm of negative influence designed to change public opinion.  Whether they influence us or not, that is up to us.  We control how we reason, and how our logic creates our beliefs, and opinions.

When we divide ourselves using petty annoyances and ignorant contrivance, we show others our conditioned beliefs, what we stand for, or what we stand against, and the content of our characters.  When we listen to sources that will have us bicker over issues that are clearly not imperative, we become the pawns and servants to the propaganda that we entangle ourselves with.

I care not to which political system of ideologues you engage with, but if we continue to divide ourselves over callow name calling as we do, there will not even be a chance for us to have any open debate.

Kurt Vonnegut

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
(George Santayana)

Free speech has already been under attack.  The U.S. is now criminalizing dissent,  and has legalized propaganda.

Before we turn on ourselves over the massive propaganda machine constructed to subdue and structure public opinion, we should first educate ourselves, research the facts and cross-reference them, before we attack and attempt to dismantle the opinions that are commonly expressed on social media by our friends, family, and social groups we publicize with.

Allen Ginsberg

“Whoever controls the media, the
images, controls the culture.”
Allen Ginsberg

Abraham Lincoln

“If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.”
Abraham Lincoln

Oscar Wilde

“By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.”
Oscar Wilde

Alexander Pope

“The Wit of Cheats, the Courage of a Whore,
Are what ten thousand envy and adore:
All, all look up, with reverential Awe,
At crimes that ‘scape, or triumph o’er the Law:
While Truth, Worth, Wisdom, daily they decry-`
‘Nothing is sacred now but Villainy’- Epilogue to the Satires, Dialogue I”
Alexander Pope

George Orwell

“The relative freedom which we enjoy depends of public opinion. The law is no protection. Governments make laws, but whether they are carried out, and how the police behave, depends on the general temper in the country. If large numbers of people are interested in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it; if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.”
George Orwell

Ayn Rand

“He saw the article…which was not an expression of ideas, but a bucket of slime emptied in public—an article that did not contain a single fact, not even an invented one, but poured a stream of sneers and adjectives in which nothing was clear except the filthy malice of denouncing without considering proof necessary.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Henry David Thoreau

“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden & Civil Disobedience

Unaccountable Bane

We face the world

Naked and alone

Clothed with scars

That are seldom shown

The cascading glimpse

That captures us all

Seduces our humanity

Before the fall

When you think a little pain in your life gives you cred

Consider those of less fortune before you sleep in your bed

So you think you’ve got it all figured out

Its easier to point when you have no doubts

Living in a life chock full of allusions

A road easily traveled

Despite the conclusions

So you think highly of yourself

Keep yourself out of scrutiny – unaccountable bane

Dispense a snide and sour wit

Sarcasm symphony – Have you no shame?



Confessions from a Disregarded Pith

Confessions from a Disregarded Pith


Starved for intimacy

From those that count the most

Feelings of isolation

Overwhelms me as I host

A family dilemma

A family in need

A family inherits

A family accedes

We chase the ideal man

In the days as we pass

But we must face the real man

In the days that must last

We misconstrue when we fuel the self

The egregious pursuit of ego

A meandering road of dead ends

Perhaps it’s better if we let the “Me” go

Make no mistake

I am aware of this disconnect

Cycling through my thoughts

Understanding any remaining regret




The False Prophet Speaks


I’ve been strong

I’ve been weak

Use the right words

But I still can’t speak

A people’s man

But I still try to hide

A person caught

In the great divide

The thoughtful breed

The target in sight

The ruin of nations

The rule by might

A campaign is fought

Brother against Brother

A war is lost

Lest we do unto another

The power of love

The acts of hate

To forgive is divine

The wise men spake

The false prophet speaks

To the willing nods

The unsuspecting peeps

Playing to their obtrusive frauds