Don’t Buy the Big Lie

We can’t forget because so often
seemingly, sometimes, most times,
almost always, always,
we buy
the big lie.

Just look around, listen carefully, just
read the letters to the editor,
don’t buy
the big lie.

Few looked around, didn’t listen carefully,
didn’t pay attention to the letters to the
editors, chickened out or said, “WWI was
the war to end all wars.” Nice try
but
we still buy
the big lie.

Between the time I was born in
November 1944 and the end of WWII,
thousands upon thousands of Jews were
rounded up and made to march to their
deaths. While no longer herded onto
and off of cattle cars, starved,
gassed and thrown on putrefying piles
which turned into mountains of bones,
a quarter of a million more died
while many continued to
to buy
the big lie.

And even though I wasn’t around in the
1930’s, if I had been and had lived in
Germany say only eighty years ago
(Only eighty years ago!)
and I had looked around or listened
carefully or just read the letters to the
editors, I would understand why
they would buy
the big lie.

It’s what we do. We get scared and then
all hell breaks loose and millions die, so
don’t buy
the big lie.

Just look around, listen carefully, read the
letters to the editor, don’t be afraid,
name it for what it is. You could be
another Gandhi, MLK, Jr., Buddha,
Jesus, Lao Tsu, or better, just you.
You may save millions of lives
even if you lose yours.
Or maybe you’ll just die,
but think of the
great company you’ll
keep where they
don’t buy
the big lie.

1 thought on “Don’t Buy the Big Lie

  1. Excellent piece … power always tells lies to keep people from asking questions … and the chief evidence of a lie? Fear … because both the teller and the believer of lies “knows” there’s no truth to be found here.

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