The Alex Jones Presidency (Shadow Puppetry)
The man with the codes
is listening to Alex Jones
while those in the know
watch his nose continue to grow
Who will tell the people what the people are supposed to have seen?
That the man in the robe and with the sceptre believes
that the tools of his presidency are tools whose power could be deposed
provided that the people and their servants stop seeing those devices
as instant, spontaneous killers rather than instruments that charge like batteries.
Who will tell the people that the dimensions of life on the screen
phone, television, tablet or computer
are not the dimensions within the school, the store, the shopping centre
even the home?
Who will tell them that what is seen is not necessarily what is
and that what makes a human human
or a citizen a citizen
is not fealty to symbols
but work, will, initiative
even a sense of commanding destiny
personal and collective?
Provided that reality is actually seen.
But how will it be seen if people look at the man and his codes
only through a screen?
Who will tell them that much of what they are witnessing
is an art: shadow puppetry?
–Jeremy Nathan Marks