Demagogue

Beware ye of the demagogue
rabble rouser.
He may shout
play on fear,
tell you want you want to hear.
Look closer,
nothing there but hot air.

Beware ye of the demagogue,
From crisis they spring,
A sirens song they sing,
Quick to find a scapegoat,
Demonise,
They blind you with their lies.

Beware ye of the demagogue
rabble rouser.
He may be everywhere,
He may shout
play on fear,
tell you want you want to hear.
Look closer,
nothing there but hot air.

There is a such thing as society

There is a such thing as society

I believe there is a such thing as society,
Something greater than you and me,
Care for all at the point of need,
Put your credit card back,
there’s no entry fee.

It’s a dream made flesh by head and hand,
A dream of a new Jerusalem in this green and pleasant land,
A society that cares,
A safety net for those on hard times,
we help out, we share.

No matter how threadbare,
No matter how formidable those who wish to smash this vision may be,
I will fight,
Fight to believe.

She said there was no such thing as society,
Bringing discord to harmony.
I disagree,
There should and always be something greater than you and me.

The Daily Myth

The Daily Myth told you lies,
the Daily Myth told you to despise those less fortunate,
it made you sedate,
the Daily Myth taught you to hate.

The Daily Myth fed on your prejudice,
your anger, your fear,
passing off muddy water as crystal clear,
it told you what it wanted to hear.

It robbed you, all of us of our humanity,
this modern witch hunt this vile product of society,
all in the poison pages of Daily Myth,
read all about it.