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PARRHESIA – Now more important than ever.

May 15, 2021

The sorrowful state of affairs besieging us she nails it bull’s eye!

By Kayla Henry

Click link to view: .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0wDdMeGBfM

“I wrote this poem to encourage independent thinking. Mainstream media pushes fear and avoids delving deeper into major issues. We deserve the truth, and we owe it to ourselves to take the time to find it. Censorship and propaganda are driving us further away from Freedom, Free Speech, Peace, Independence … It doesn’t just stop at Covid-19. “Parrhesia” is a poem about governments and media manipulating us for profit. It is also about how fear is used to control the unaware, and how our emotions blind us from the reality that is right in front of us. Patterns throughout history depict authorities controlling the way information is (or isn’t) delivered to different groups in order to get what they want from them: Book burning, censored and selective education, language barriers, emotional manipulation, financial incentives … We can’t point the finger at one evil genius behind a curtain … but we can see millions (if not billions) of misinformed people with good intentions falling victim to a broken system. We all want what is best for ourselves, our families and loved ones, and yet we do not take the time to find the truth. The hypocrisy and contradictions in the way governments are dealing with the coronavirus (sars cov 2, “pandemic”) should be enough to raise some red flags. Take the time to read the original poem at the end of the video.”

(Emphasis this blogger’s)

It’s been like this forever.
This isn’t a change of weather.
Freedoms hanging by a thread here
While we binge Netflix and TikTok …

Now I’m not here to judge you
I know we’re all scared and tired
And we’ve been so hardwired
Media fueled the wrong fires.

We’re depressed, we’re dying
While billionaires are crying
Of laughter.
While we’re just running faster
Away from reality.
Well … Why wouldn’t we?
They’ve got guns and we’ve got family.
This isn’t conspiracy –
“Conspiracy theories” have been brought to light
Throughout history.
We’re in a cave thinking we’re free.
Won’t go to the light ‘cause it’s easier not to see.

Can we go back to dictionaries?
When definitions were clear?
We don’t read, we just fear.
Words manipulated we didn’t even know existed.
Let teachers fix it
So parents can be distant.
Mess with child development
“Just leave it to the government”
Let them draw our paths
‘Cause we gave them the pencil.

We can still erase this if we face it.
Us against the faces
That convince us drugs
Will solve our problems
While they profit from our consumption.

Stop listening to stars and politicians
And begin using intuition
Discerning fact from fiction …
Stop paying into our addiction of
Listening to a system
That’s turning us to victims
Of our lack of wisdom.

If you don’t see it now
It’s okay to be confused
But don’t throw rocks at those who do.
Take a step back and you’ll see who
Is piloting this ruse.
A bunch of individuals
Profiting from your residuals
Putting our money into propaganda and riot police
Instead of into our failing healthcare system.

They’ve always done this.
Tell us they need our money to fix the roads
While they ride private jets and fancy boats.
No wonder we can’t stay afloat …

We’re right where they want us
Distanced and thoughtless
Avoiding each other
So we can’t discuss what’s wrong with this picture.
Instead we write our feelings
Caps lock on with words vomiting
Out of our thumbs
Without knowledge of real arguing.

Why can’t ideas be shared
Without ruining friendships and careers?
Just ‘cause someone got offended?
Never learned emotional intelligence?
Your feelings have no relevance
In the crusade for truth!

If they gave any credit to the people
We wouldn’t have consored information.
We just see one side on every station
Pushing separation amongst each other
So we’re too busy judging mothers
Who wonder why their kids are being smothered
Masks in gym class, call out the other
When he pulls down his mask.
How do they even learn in class?

Ads selling problems, not solutions.
Our institutions
Told us following was the solution.
‘Cause if you think for yourself
“You’ll go nowhere with an F.”
But I can tell you the people who
Came out independent
Were the ones who were observant.
I had to unlearn to become present.
And I’m still working on it
But I make decisions for myself.

This isn’t about health.
If it were they’d tell us:
“Get your vitamins”
“Go for walks whenever you can!”
“Do sports”
“Eat well”

“Have interactions, real human connections”
“Raise your kids with healthy immune systems.”
Instead they punish insurrections
That fight for freedom from the infectious
Disease that is control.

They swallow us whole.
Keep us indoors
Special treatment for big-box stores
Give us fines when we’re unsure
What martial law is in place today.
Give us cheques to stay
On our good side
Keep us lost and afraid
‘Cause we can’t afford
A rising mortgage or rent ‘cause we lost our pay.

It was never gonna be just a few days.

Kayla Henry

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