(All poetry by Bruce Dale Wise) Confucius Institutes "Three things cannot be hidden long: the sun, the moon and truth." —paraphrase of a Buddhist quote by Lu "Reed ABCs" Wei The Chinese Party-Communists use wily socialites, constructing a network of spying, propaganda sites, for outposts called evasively Confucian Institutes, attempting to confuse and lie, to undermine the truth. In private, they congratulate themselves on what they've done, to use the gullibility of the American. The former Politburo Chief Li Changchun says with joy, Confucius Institutes are perfect propaganda ploys. Tibet, Taiwan and Falun Gong won't there disturb the mind, nor human rights, Tiananmen Square, 1989. Lu "Reed ABCs" Wei is a poet of the Way. Lu "Reed ABCs" Wei should not be confused with Lu Wei, the corrupt architect of the Great Firewall of China. In Spite by Caud Sewer Bile In spite of wiretaps, the FISA warrants using lies, the Crossfire Hurricane op, sending out the campaign spies, paid foreigners to set up peeing hooker anecdotes, unmasking, leaking, using secret-type subpoena notes, in spite of this, and more unshown, the former President and cronies could not stop the Trump's improbable ascent. It seems that Watergate is but a spoof compared to this— the deep-state Spygate coming out of the Swampland Abyss. Of course, it is denied, with surreptitious mole-like shrug, as Main Stream feeding frenzies sweep it under hearth and rug. Caud Sewer Bile is a poet of the Swamp, who stalks the Creature from the Dark Lagoon. The Imprisonment of Tommy Robinson by Clide Abersuwe The sea is rough tonight. The tide is full, the moon in doubt. The European lights of liberty are going out. I'm hearing some reports that Tommy Robinson is jailed, for streaming news on Muslim sex slaves, jailed with no bail. In just one day he was locked up, and secretly was tried; he has been tossed into the slammer, thirteen months confined. And no one in the British press could say a thing at all; but everywhere the truth broke out, an info waterfall. Why was he tried and jailed for reporting on the rapes? Has Tommy Robinson been bitten by judicial hate? Has England's legal system, once the envy of the World, declined so far its citizens are fodder for misrule? Clide Abersuwe is a poet intrigued by Scotland. Among his favourite 18th and 19th century Scottish poets and prosaists are Colin MacClaurin (1698-1746), David Hume (1711-1776), Adam Smith (1723-1790), James Hutton (1726-1797), Joseph Black (1728-1799), James Watt (1736-1819), Robert Burns (1759-1796), Walter Scott (1771-1832), Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), William Thomson, Kelvin (1824-1907), James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894). Of deep influence in his early years was the fruit of the creation of Colin Macfarquhar, Bell, and others—the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Grin and Bear It by Rus Ciel Durbew "He's happy here, it's we can't smile." —Aleksandr Griboyedov, "Горе от ума", "Woe from Wit." As Russia is the 2018 host of World Cup; its citizens are being nudged to keep on looking up. It seems that smiling is not part of Russian culture yet; and smiling looks suspicious, it's a noticeable nyet. But over one-and-one-half million people plan to come; and so to shed such coldness, they're told laughing is not dumb. Employees of the Moscow Metro now are trained to be less uptight with some laughing-yoga classes—happily. So workers will be practicing to be light-hearted more. For visitors it looks like goofy Russians are in store. Rus Ciel Durbew is a poet of Russia. The famous Romantic playwright Griboyedov (1795-1829) was Russia's ambassador to Qajar Persia, where he and all the embassy staff were massacred by a murderous Persian mob. Of that incident, Alecsei Burdew, reminded of Lagrange's comment on the beheading of Lavoisier, said of that Persian mob, "In its harpy-like frenzy, it destroyed that brilliant, comedic, poetic dramatist, Russia could not produce another like in two centuries or more."