The Nuclear Age #Poetry #Journey #Politics

“Operation Crossroads” – Bikini Atoll on July 25, 1946 (United States Department of Defense – Library of Congress)

Everything feels all garbled
Tension is ratched up to eleven
Everyone is angry – spitting their “opinions”
Regurgitating the messaging of their preferred political talking head
No holds barred.
Cultural tribalism harkening back to ancient times
Shouting down every voice with an original thought
There are only two choices:

Are you with us or against us?

Loaded for bear.
Primed to fight, attack, destroy
Groupthink at its most savage
There’s no listening. There’s no constructive conversation.
Devouring each other with mutual assured destruction

© 2021 Jason A. Muckley


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