[From the Author of Poems by Kolki – Absolutely Humane”, “Real Path$ To 9/11” & “Sayings of Kolki”]

 

Free Speech

(Dedicated to a true free world void of private media Mughals and their authoritarian censorships – Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com) 

<Related Poem:  Journalist              Article: Why Media Is Silent>

[How mainstream US media depriving World from peace and security excluding from Presidential debates real domestic/global issues including 9/11 & Anthrax investigation, 2.3 trillion missing Pentagon transaction, 83,000 unknown detainees, 900,000 secret federal employees, and Live Avian Flu  Virus sent by Baxter, USA, to eighteen(18) countries which can trigger worldwide Pandemic!

 

It seems that Pulitzer like prizes really converted World Journalism to ‘Yellow’ what Hearst and Pulitzer started in 1898 to promote non-existent Spanish War beginning the American colonialism! Kolki]  

 

If politicians could speak

Politics would have risen above status quo events -

Like polluting the air during election game

With private polls, analysis, and gossips without end

Marring campaigns with personal shames

While promoting tax cuts, tough on crimes, and prison cells -

Ignoring the issues that are urgently relevant

For education, humane jobs, environment, and health!

 

If media could listen -

They wouldn’t spend most valuable air time

Speculating what’s in politician’s minds

Blocking news that matters most for a better world

Beyond rumours and stories conveniently discovered!

 

If people could read -

The messages from masses, leaders, and intellectuals

Without misinformation and distractions from commercials

The world would have seen peace and coexistence

Improving basic human rights and enriching cultural strengths!

 

If commerce could really serve -

Science wouldn’t have been hijacked

With researches that enrich the profiteers

Depriving planet Earth’s wonderful creatures

From heavenly universal wisdoms without barriers!

 

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Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897; E-Mail: Deepak.Sarkar@ieee.org; Poetry & Peace Web Site: www.kolki.com

Sayings of Kolki        GLOBAL ISSUES

Written August 17, 2003

[As people suffer everywhere billions of dollars are being spent to sterilize seeds, modify food genetically for profit from extended shelf life, maintain freshness of war-time packaged foods, and build deadlier mines & weapons to hurt humans of other kind every which way! Kolki]

 

John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times, made this candid confession1 when asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club:

 

"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.

Inconvenient Truth

If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. "