Thursday, June 27, 2013

Privacy and Secrecy, a poem

for Glenn Greenwald

Secrets are as people keep them.
Privacy is as it is respected.

The State does not respect your privacy.
Nor do its subservient journalists.*

It says, "If you want your privacy,
you'd better keep it like a secret."

And when its secrets are exposed it acts
like its privacy has been violated.

Decency is the difference between secrecy
and privacy. The State now has none.

*"Flies carrying news, harpies dripping with sh-t through the air,

The slough of unamiable liars,
bog of stupidities,
malevolent stupidities, and stupidities,
the soil living pus, full of vermin,
dead maggots begetting live maggots," (E.P. Canto 14)

That means you, NY Daily News.

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