Bill Moyers warns of brandwashing

a Marge Piercy poem:

The low road

What can they do
to you? Whatever they want.
They can set you up, they can
bust you, they can break
your fingers, they can
burn your brain with electricity,
blur you with drugs till you
can’t walk, can’t remember, they can
take your child, wall up
your lover. They can do anything
you can’t stop them
from doing. How can you stop
them? Alone, you can fight,
you can refuse, you can
take what revenge you can
but they roll over you.

…the agriculture of agglomeration, the technocracy of econometrics, the arrogance of opportunism, the cowering of publicans, the architecture of unstudied power, and the weak thing of democracy. What’s the weak thing?

this country is going to die of too many lies