“Firestorm,” a collection of poems and short essays that take you on a political journey, traveling through past events into the present day.
History is disappearing from our schools; uncomfortable topics erased with a single stroke of the pen. The media follows lock-step. Facts are manipulated to disguise the underlying narrative fed to us daily. Search engines join the crusade removing critical events, past and present. Social media charges one step further. They revoke your ability to speak; all opposition silenced.
When people no longer recognize the tactics of the tyrant, history repeats. Patterns will hide behind a curtain of obscurity.
And one day, when you least expect it, your loved ones will be lying face down. A boot to their neck and rifle to their head, as you ask yourself, “How did this firestorm ignite, wreaking havoc upon all humanity?”
The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth. — George Orwell, 1984