HAIKU EXPLAINED #6

It’s Time Stupid People Stood Up

Reuben Salsa
Nov 27, 2019 · 1 min read
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

Risen, taken charge.
Weak inherited the Earth.
People worth saving?


Anger and hostility. Brother against brother. It’s almost like biblical times. Are we all just being fed a false narrative? Is it really that bad?

Stupid is in charge. Democracy, arguably, is broken. The biggest votes don’t see the most popular elected. Unhindered and unhinged, the POTUS continues to do whatever he pleases. Megalomania is in fashion, back in style.

It’s no better on the other side of the pond.

There are no alternatives. Nobody sane wants that job. Roosters are coming home. Divide and conquer.

The weak are voting them in. Everybody else can’t be bothered. Apathy spreads diseased through the cracks. Critical thought is muted. There’s a war being played out and greed will be the winner.

The people get what they ask for. The dumbed down masses have spoken.

Are they worth saving?


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Reuben Salsa

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