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Below are the 4 most recent journal entries recorded in Politcal Poets' LiveJournal:

Friday, July 16th, 2004
10:42 am
[ysbschnetzie]
Once Again
Crystalline strands of
delicate truths
lace the lines of
old, yellowed paper

The brittle pages of
war-time tales
soaked with ink and tears,
blood and sweat,
present history
in black and white

Here, the touches of time
that had their chance
to heal wounds of heroes
let light leave lines
faded, forgetting
important messages

The mute past pleads
for remembrance
but decaying tongues
without breath silence.

Those whose voice
is discovered in
the world of words
feel fictional.

Their experienced eyes
shut ages ago,
their layered lives
flattened onto films
too easily ruined.

Dark tombs
that preserve
for another life,
slow side-effects
of being brought
to light.

The ghosts grow
in the depths
as dust collects
on the lessons
unlearned.

The present
turns away,
blind, deaf, and dumb
to the voices
once heard.

Current Mood: contemplative
12:10 am
[ysbschnetzie]
sry about the double post, cant figure out how to fix that
Thursday, July 15th, 2004
11:20 pm
[ysbschnetzie]
media terror
In an effort to sway public opinion on subjects ranging from music/movie choice, the innocence/guilt of a person on trial, all the way to how secure the country is, has the media become terrorists themselves?
Critical, opinionated, paparazzi-ish stories with little merit but lots of hype become acts of media terrorism. Where is the Clark Kent when we need him?

It seems the major networks have perfected the art of scaring the public into beliefs held by the barons of various networks. Even more frightening is where the barons get their opinions. Money talks, and the middle-lower class public has very little choice but to listen to the benefactors of the media outlets.

Orson Welles had the experience of media terrorism because of one Parson's dislike that snowballed because she had the ear of a giant in the industry. Similar, and more sinister events are taking place today.

The more people allow themselves to be terrorized by the newspersons, the more people lose their livelihood and, in some extreme cases, their lives (just remember the tragedy of the Princess) to the abyss of biased misinformation.

Current Mood: cynical
11:20 pm
[ysbschnetzie]
media terror
In an effort to sway public opinion on subjects ranging from music/movie choice, the innocence/guilt of a person on trial, all the way to how secure the country is, has the media become terrorists themselves?
Critical, opinionated, paparazzi-ish stories with little merrit but lots of hype become acts of media terrorism. Where is the Clark Kent when we need him?

It seems the major networks have perfected the art of scaring the public into beliefs held by the barons of various networks. Even more frightening is where the barons get their opinions. Money talks, and the middle-lower class public has very little choice but to listen to the benefactors of the media outlets.

Orson Welles had the experience of media terrorism because of one Parson's dislike that snowballed because she had the ear of a giant in the industry. Similar, and more sinister events are taking place today.

The more people allow themselves to be terrorized by the newspersons, the more people lose their livelyhood and, in some extreme cases, their lives (just rememeber the tragedy of the Princess) to the abyss of biased misinformation.

Current Mood: cynical
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