Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey‘Two Social Media Brothers: Jack and Zuck’ by Sarban Bhattacharya The Society January 30, 2021 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Humor, Poetry 7 Comments . The world is ruled by two men—Jack and Zuck, More than their strange appearance their deeds suck. Jack’s goatee truly suits a Marxist boss Who for free speech and thought gives not a toss, While Zuck the Cuck with Chinese spouse has luck In getting socialists to pay a buck; His nascent eyes and quickly fleeing hair At novel thoughts and free speech sadly stare. How strange it is that speech is what they hate, Preferring love of a corrupted state. They ban elected leaders’ worthy words While freely letting drop the leftists’ turds. In Farcebook and in Twit-town they may reign As does the sewer to each household drain. . . Sarban Bhattacharya is a 22-year-old poet and classicist currently pursuing a master’s degree in English literature. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 7 Responses Paul Freeman January 30, 2021 I think you’ll find that Mark Zuckerberg’s wife is an American, born in Massachusetts, Sarban. Reply C.B. Anderson January 30, 2021 But please recall, Paul, that Massachusetts is part of Communist China in all but name. I know this because I live there. Reply Margaret Coats January 30, 2021 Not long ago, someone I had just met asked me, “What nationality are you?” and I immediately replied, “Lithuanian,” whereupon she said, “I’m Slovak,” and began to talk about her uncle who had been murdered by communists in Slovakia. Both the Slovak woman and I are Americans born and raised, as is Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg. Mrs. Zuckerberg speaks Chinese fluently, and as the daughter of “boat people” from Vietnam, has surely had to distinguish herself at times from ethnic Vietnamese who speak a different language. As a person of Chinese descent, she is regarded in China as an “overseas Chinese,” whether she likes it or not. Sarban Bhattacharya speaks Juvenalian satire in this caustic and biting satiric sonnet. The Juvenalian approach to vice that needs correction can even seem cruel, but it should be recognized as proper to this classic literary genre. And this is a fine example written against men who have made fortunes by providing speech platforms. “How strange it is that speech is what they hate!” Reply Sarban Bhattacharya January 31, 2021 Thank you Margaret for evaluating my poem in a detailed way. The anecdote of how the people of the Eastern Europe were ruthlessly persecuted, makes me sad indeed. I liked your allusion to Juvenal and his famous style of acerbic satire. Probably there is an influence of Juvenal in my works. I will gladly accept that. Loretta February 1, 2021 Thank you Dr. Coats. Well said! Susan Jarvis Bryant January 30, 2021 Sarban, thank you very much for speaking out poetically. From my perspective, this whole thing boils down to tyranny or liberty, which has absolutely nothing to do with ethnicity. It’s not left or right or black or white or Chinese or Taiwanese etc. etc. It’s those who pay homage to the current government (mostly career politicians who have sold their souls to the CCP) and those duped by propaganda. I pray the majority wakes up soon and takes back what our forefathers fought for. Freedom. I believe in equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome… we must take responsibility for our own future. Thank you for speaking out in an age that cancels those with a “dissenting” voice. May the truth prevail. With much gratitude for your poem. Reply Sarban Bhattacharya January 31, 2021 Thank you Susan for evoking the matter of equality of outcome, which the current government aims at , at the expense of liberty and freedom of expression. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.