Sticks and stones would break their bones
but words are more effective.
For slander burns my neighbor down
while I am well protected.
Why would I have a nuanced chat
with those who disagree,
when podcast hosts and Facebook posts
can do the thinking for me?
It’s bombast over argument
for I am much too lazy.
I’d rather sneer, “IT’S [VERY] CLEAR!”
than ever own it’s hazy.
I call these “woke-joke communists,”
and those the “fascist racists.”
Though neither fits, it’s politics,
the crown goes to the basest.
My slurs and specious summaries
will end the conversation.
For who has time to understand?
We have to save the nation!