Lest We Forget
Repression too familiar - far too many places.
Geographic idiom - absolute power phrases.
Command form <<-ISM!>>
Hail! Untouchable. Brown Shirt Uniform Cant--
Conform! What a System: Caste, the Party Line
An electronic glove the greater concern:
Minds shackled and bound by television cables.
Soft tyranny of trance.
Hypno-program-image dance. The power of
Choose a channel; don't leave the room; stare into the light;
swallow a message; accept; consume.
virtual lifetimes away like moths to artificial moonlight, lost
in a nether world satellite dream dishing double-dose docility,
domestic gridlock automat: compliant component servility.
Surrender in mind drone; parallel park the video zone;
-Matthew Berrien Smith, 1994