A poem I wrote ages ago, which is becoming more and more relevant:
Trigger warning: discussion of rape/murder. Also strong language.
“The Big Flop 4”
By Tristan Arts
I’m filled with righteous indignation,
At this country’s Media masturbation!
They find a story that’s barely been through its birth
And milk it for a billion times more than it’s worth!
The Media Dogs beg for a delicious treat
Then stroke back and forth on the same piece of meat
Until they cum all over the place,
“Is that cum I see on the President’s face?”
When you can see someone shooting bullets into a school hall,
Reality TV is just one step up from Media’s gall.
Nothing is sacred! Leave no stone unturned!
It isn’t good enough if a single stomach is left un-churned!
The Media Circus is coming to town,
Don’t let a good story idea get turned down!
There’s one born every minute, and they all work for us,
Slimy little dipshits oozing out puss!
News is no longer informative; it’s entertainment for the masses,
Because the Media can’t pull their heads out of their asses!
They exaggerate like hell; they’d make it up if they could,
Barnum and Bailey never had it so good!
Show us the Bearded Lady and the Freak Show they will,
If the “news” doesn’t cover it, Jerry Springer sure as heck will!
“Come one, come all, it’s the worst show in the world!
The rape and murder of a little girl!
We’ve got the whole thing on video, see it first right here!
Nothing is censored! See the little girl fear!”
Sickening shit all over the screen,
Every day a new person will scream;
Sex and violence on the six o’clock news show,
But the Religious Right doesn’t ever say so!
Video games are nothing compared to Connie Chung,
The whole of Media stinks like dung!
Thousands of missing children minority born
Never get the news coverage of one white girl forlorn,
For every white kid saved by Media’s gaze,
A thousand minority kids see the end of their days!
“Desensitization in progress, oh fucking hell,
Dip deeper into the Shocking Well!
If it doesn’t make people puke it ain’t worth the news!
How about these AIDS needles poking people in pews?
Scare them to death and they’ll come back for more,
Make them beg for their mommies while curled up on the floor!”
The Ringmaster of this Media Circus will scare you to tears
By feeding you shit that feeds off your fears;
Until you can witness a murder before your true eyes,
And not even do so much as blink in surprise!
“Let our memetisuppressants* do the thinking for you,
We’ll take out your brain and get one that’s brand-new!
It’ll have planned obsolescence, and fail one day,
But do you really need a brain in your head anyway?”
Media is an entity that only cares about money,
So they feed you feces that tastes like honey;
You’re chained to your seat and locked up tight,
So they can control you all day and all night;
“You will enjoy yourself, if you know what’s best,
We’ll entertain you 24/7, you’ll never get rest!”
The Media thrives on fear and on death;
It’s pure “advertainment” at its best!
Twisting the truth is one way to do it;
The truth is, the “news” is nothing but shit!
They focus unduly on all the bad things about,
Which is how they reel you in like a trout!
If it isn’t McCarthy seeing commies all day,
It’s pedophiles snatching your children away!
They tell you that evil lurks in every bush,
But really, they’re talking right out of their tush!
It’s all designed to capture your eye;
If it gets you hooked, they’ll even lie!
But distortion’s sufficient for the most part,
What do they care they’re twisting humanity’s heart?
Yes, welcome to The Big Flop! Watch the Media clowns in their car!
We must fight back against this shock-value war.
* = “memetisuppressants” are things that suppress thought.