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The war in Ukraine


I have to write about the Ukraine war

So many western follies went before

The US and EU played with weasel words

Gave cash to Ukraine's right wing hordes

They broke their promises, provoked the east

So often taunting Putin's Russian beast

So now Zelensky asks for World War Three

Thinks the world stage is where he's meant to be

His country burns and thousands die

I really think we should ask “why”

He's playing a game he cannot win

While neither EU or NATO will rein him in

Of course the west will send him arms

For Boris and Biden this simply charms

The feel-good factor won't be denied

Though bombs rain down and thousands died

A war's just great for prime TV

Despite the risks of World War Three

So while our leaders all enjoy the fun

Fanning the flames of a war that cannot be won

Thousands suffer with their homes destroyed

That's surely a thing we should avoid

Wise humans can talk without using force

But I don't suppose Zelensky will take this course




This is all about state and corporations rapidly expanding their powers of censorship. It seems the covid experiment has given new impetus to this nasty temptation to control free speech. While the disaster in the Ukraine dominates the media it seems all the western governments and their corporate sponsors are quietly introducing draconian powers of censorship. The USA, Sweden, the EU and Britain are all creating “Ministries of Truth”.

As in Orwell’s 1984: “this Ministry purports to be focused on the pursuit of truth when in fact, the ministry is concerned with erasing the truth of the past and present and replacing it with whatever the Government deems “correct.” Those in charge of the ministry decide what “truth” is.”

So while we watch this dystopian horror story unfold we wait to see if Elon Musk really will be the saviour of “free speech” in his new role as chief of Twitter.

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