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Born in a Wuhan Lab

Newsflash: U.S. Energy Department says it was
probably a lab leak.

Those men in suits and labcoats thought it worth
The lives of millions from their ivory tower
To falsify the truth about my birth
Lest China lose its influence and power.

The masks, the quarantines, each useless jab
Was thrust on you by Beijing’s politicians,
For I was born inside a Wuhan lab
And then escaped from negligent physicians.

Or was this some dark plot? It’s academic.
From California to the Pyrenees,
My minions fleece the globe through my pandemic
And ruin lives through countless tyrannies.

That censorship was for so long effective
Is not because good people were confused.
They simply seized the chance to spread invective
And let authority become abused.

I think of elders forced to die alone
And children barred from friendships, left unschooled.
A virus with a smiling heart of stone
I’m tickled at how quickly men were fooled.

If you said “Wuhan,” they said “Go to hell
You right wing racist!” Now it’s on the table:
The Chinese-Leftist lie I tried to sell
Has finally been exposed as a mere fable.

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Brian Yapko is a lawyer who also writes poetry. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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58 Responses

    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you very much, James. I whipped this poem out in a 45 minute frenzy of anger at having the politicians and media censor discussion of the obvious source of covid for three years. More than censor. Perceptive people’s voices were shot down and shamed for daring to suggest the Wuhan lab source of the virus. This makes my blood boil. The writing was more from my gut than my head and that tyrannies/Pyrenees rhyme was just one of those unexpected gifts from an indignant muse.

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  1. Roy Eugene Peterson

    You encapsulated my sentiments and beliefs about the origins of the virus in China, which is something perceptive people knew including the previous administration, but which the news media and present mad administration attempted to bury. This is only the tip of the iceberg of lies perpetrated by our present “regime!” As always, well done with humor and truth combining to make a compelling revelation!

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you very much, Roy. I think you are 100% right — this was known from the beginning and buried. It’s very worrisome as we contemplate what other facts have been buried as inconvenient or contrary to prevailing ideology.

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  2. Mike Bryant

    This is perfect, poetically and truthfully. I wonder why it took so long for the government (a part of it) to tell the truth, with “low confidence.”
    We live in such a heavy fog of “narrative” that comedy, poetry, idle talk, speculation and free thinking must be silenced.

    Jon Stewart, a comedian, had this all figured out in June, 2021:
    https://rumble.com/v2b69de-john-stewart-on-corona-virus-origins.html

    He was slated, hated and cancelled for saying the obvious, here is a typical reaction:

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/17/stew-j17.html

    Here is another comedian that followed the “narrative”

    https://choiceclips.whatfinger.com/2023/02/28/tucker-levels-jimmy-kimmel-calls-him-complicit-in-the-greatest-crime-in-history/

    Tucker got this one right, but even Fox has bought the narrative.
    The “current thing” is killing free speech, comedy, and sanity.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you very much, Mike, for the generous comment and for the links to so much valuable information about what history will surely judge as one of the worst political/medical conspiracies to hide and spin the truth. It is a real challenge to protect free speech when ideologues can wield the awesome power of the internet to promote a single ideologically-protected viewpoint while having defensible, reasonable opposing viewpoints demeaned and relegated to the margins. I see it happening now over and over on a whole panoply of subjects. You see, once people see something on the internet, they know it’s true no matter how fictional and spun it may actually be.

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      • Mike Bryant

        Brian, at least for now, the internet is somewhat free. The real problem arises from the mainstream mockingbird media on the nightly news. The “journalists” simply read from the government script so that every person watching from sea to shining sea hears not only the same message but the exact same words. Too many people would rather watch than read their news.
        I guess Walter Cronkite got us all hooked. The media was supposed to be bulwark against government shenanigans. Now, they’re all on the payroll.

  3. Norma Pain

    Brian, thank you very much for this much needed, spot-on poem. The truth lion is slowly revealing the lies told to the trusting public worldwide. Hopefully in the future, the pubic will be a little more skeptical of what government, media and pharma, tell them and do their own research.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you, Norma! When the news came out yesterday I had to put pen to paper! I love your image of “the truth lion” who, in my mind’s eyes, bears a striking resemblance to Narnia’s Aslan. These days people really do need to have a skeptical eye concerning the information the media and government place before them. Even when they are acting in good faith (who am I kidding?) they readily make mistakes.

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  4. Jeff Eardley

    Brian, as James remarked, “tyrannies/Pyrenees” is pure genius. Now that the truth is out, I hope every discredited Pangolin will now be claiming compensation from the PRC. A most topical and observant piece. Thank. You.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you very much, Jeff. Now you’ve sent me to wikipedia for “pangolin!” Personally, I think the PRC should compensate everybody who’s been injured physically, mentally or economically by this thing.

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  5. Joseph S. Salemi

    Let’s see if our resident liberals show up here to defend this massive disinformation atrocity perpetrated by the CCP, the Biden administration, and our utterly corrupt medical establishment. Biden’s puppeteers are already whining that “we’re not sure about this,” despite the release of their own Energy Department’s study and that of other authorities. Not to mention the testimony of countless physicians and virologists who were blackballed and fired and cancelled for telling the plain truth: This epidemic began with the release of pathogens from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

    This cover-up was no ordinary lie. It helped generate a worldwide economic collapse, the death of millions of persons, and a lockdown that has set the stage for the complete curtailment of freedom and movement backed up by intrusive surveillance.

    Let’s hear what the liberals have to say. I’m just itching to blast someone.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      “Atrocity” is exactly the right word, Joseph, and if I believed Biden’s mistakes were innocent, I’d be embarrassed by the puppeteers. Instead, I’m disgusted. You are exactly right — this was an act of negligence like no other and it has been a cover-up like no other. The fall-out will be decades in the making.

      Looking forward to some of your scathing blasts of truth!

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  6. Margaret Coats

    Even I, who pay random attention to news, can remember back three years! Checking only my recollections, I know the virus first appeared in China, caused panic in Japan and Korea as it entered neighboring countries, afflicted northern Italy and Iran where commerce with China is heaviest, and gradually over the course of weeks arrived everywhere else. In March 2020 I wrote a sequence of five sonnets that included the lines,

    Not we alone, but our forgotten God
    Can remedy such plagues as Wuhan flu

    I meant we weren’t using our existing God-given knowledge to remedy an epidemic, which is true. But how much more disaster has been created by misinformation that covers up the recent history actually experienced by millions!

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you for this additional insight, Margaret. I’m intrigued by your early reference to the “Wuhan flu.” My recollection is we originally called covid the Wuhan flu in those early months (analogous to the Spanish flu). There was nothing controversial about labeling the disease after its geographic point of origin (with no blame being attached for causation.) But I also remember how consistently the left and those loyal to China pushed the argument that the name “Wuhan flu” was racist and mean-spirited somehow and therefore disfavored (and loudly corrected to “covid”) by media, medicine and politicians. How irrationally sensitive to the potential hurt feelings of others we have become! It has nothing to do with loving one’s neighbor. It has everything to do with erasing any negative associations with certain ethnicities, walking on eggshells for the unreasonably touchy, and sabotaging accuracy because the importance of people’s subjective feelings are now triaged in the West over everything else, including God, law and science.

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  7. Paul Freeman

    Wuhan virology lab, on the outskirts of Wuhan City, is the only Level 4 virology lab (i.e. handling the real nasties)in China. Is it a coincidence Covid started around Wuhan? I’d say no, since I don’t believe much in coincidences. I’ve said this since I learned about the lab’s existence, in about February, 2020, in a news broadcast that ‘went away’.

    So why point the finger towards the wet market at the beginning of the pandemic? Blame a film called ‘Contagion’ which got so much right. Otherwise, read Ian King’s prophetic ‘The Stand’, where you even get the battle of good against evil in the mix.

    There’s a lot I agree with in your poem, Brian, but I guess if I’m not in total lockstep, I’m fair game.

    Thanks for the read.

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    • Joseph S. Salemi

      Paul — no polemics, no blasting. Just this: if you agree that the pathogen causing Covid came from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan, why not just state that clearly and forcefully, and say that there has been a massive and criminal cover-up?

      Why all this distracting rigmarole about “wet markets” and a film called “Contagion” and Ian King?

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you very much, Paul. The coincidence you describe is indeed too telling for it to have been anything other than a cover-up. I’m intrigued by that news broadcast that “went away.” In light of this final confirmation that covid was an escapee from a Chinese lab, I’d love to review the manipulations used by government officials across the Globe (particularly WHO) in deflecting attention away from China. If memory serves, WHO was particularly aggressive in steering everyone — governments and scientists alike — away from the Wuhan lab origin theory. WHO acted as if it was in China’s pocket.

      I remember seeing that movie “Contagion” years ago (I would not have the stomach for it now.) Its bat-to-human transmission story was strikingly and suspiciously similar to the official covid-origin story that has been promoted over the last 3+ years.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thanks for these, Mike. The Chinese scientist, Li Ming Yan is very credible in her description of the intentional creation of the virus, its release and the fact that the Chinese realized too late — in classic Jurassic Park fashion — that they couldn’t control it. A science fiction/political thriller movie plot which became real life. I hope Dr. Yun gets a wide audience beyond Fox News.

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  8. Joshua C. Frank

    Wow, this is great! I especially love the Pyrenees/tyrannies rhyme and the part about “I think of elders forced to die alone/And children barred from friendships…” I remember that awful time… my uncle said it all when he said, “Forget about when restaurants reopen, when do grandkids reopen?”

    It always seemed to me that it was established early on that the virus was made in the Wuhan lab, but the left kept denying it.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you very much, Josh! During the quarantines, I was particularly struck by the cruelty of treating nursing homes as if they were leper colonies and not allowing elder residents to see their families, many of whom ended up dying alone. Those were horrible days. What was the point? In trying to save bodies, our leaders destroyed peoples’ souls. They never once stopped to ask themselves what essential things make us human and actually worth saving?

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  9. Priscilla King

    Censorship of all facts that hurt big sponsors’ sales is common practice among the self-styled “trusted news” media. Not that they wouldn’t proclaim the news if you designed a pillow that didn’t stay fluffy, but watch them scurry like roaches to blame the weapon when reporting Prozac Dementia incidents. (This can be difficult, as the weapon in at least one such incident was shoes!)

    And yes, one publisher who was positively interested in my book dropped me because evil corporations hate the Glyphosate Awareness movement. It’s not the kind of encouragement I like, but it IS encouragement.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you for this comment, Priscilla. Censorship is a drastic tool which should only ever be used sparingly, if at all. It should certainly not be used to protect financial interests and to promote ideology. Then it veers into rank public manipulation and propaganda. Also, I’ve never heard of Glyphosate Awareness and you’ve given me much to think about.

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  10. Susan Jarvis Bryant

    Brian, only you could have written this hard-hitting poem from the virus’s point of view and pulled it off so effectively and seemingly effortlessly. The first person persona allows you to get straight to the point without flinching… after all, a virus has only one intention and it’s not for the good of the human race. The penultimate stanza is the one that sent a chill down my spine, especially the words, “I’m tickled at how quickly men were fooled.” I have a sinking feeling the “were fooled” will soon be “are still fooled” when the Government, Big Pharma, and Big Tech sprinkle their trusty dimwit-dust over the globe for the umpteenth time. I hope I’m wrong, but things aren’t looking too promising. Brian, very well done indeed. The truth matters and it needs to get out there. Thank you for doing just that.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you very much, Susan. You always get exactly what I’m aiming for — and taking the first-person point of view of the virus (Screwtape had some influence here) removed a lot of tonal obstacles and unnecessary exposition in describing the nefarious actions of China, WHO and our politicians. I confess to sharing your sinking feeling about the “dimwit-dust” (I love that!) because the spinmeisters are at it again. We’re supposed to feel sorry for poor, unjustly-maligned China. Well, not on my watch.

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  11. Adam Wasem

    Congratulations on getting a solid, incisive, and witty China virus poem out, Brian. The meter is rock solid. I still can’t think about the Covid scamdemic without getting incoherently enraged at the sheer coordinated scale and scope of the gaslighting perpetrated by the establishment, not to mention the vast array of scientifically absurd tyrannies so casually, even contemptuously, imposed upon the public “from here to the Pyrenees,” as you so wittily said, as well as the public’s astonishingly sheeplike submission to it all. I’ve wanted to get a poem out, but there’s just too much, I feel I’d wind up on an endless rant. Kudos to you for biting off a digestible piece.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you very much, Adam! I know what you mean about getting a poem out there on a subject that pushes your buttons. It can be really hard — especially with an uncooperative muse. But this subject left me, like you, “incoherently enraged” and I had to put pen to paper. The injustice that has occurred on so many levels is staggering. I’m always happy if I can contribute to undermining the public’s sheeplike submission. At least I like to give it a go.

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  12. Joseph S. Salemi

    That arrogant idiot Fauci was on TV again last night, with the usual smug patronizing smile on his face, pontificating on how “we’ll probably never know” the real cause of the Wuhan Flu from Communist China (that’s what I think we all should call it from now on, folks).

    Yeah, sure. Now all of a sudden Fauci is an above-the-fray agnostic, claiming that it’s not possible to know where this epidemic started, even though two years ago he was orating that it had NOT started in his funded virus laboratory in Wuhan.

    You know, Fauci is a Sicilian, like me. In Sicilian we have a word for exactly what Fauci is. He’s “un pittusu,” which can be literally translated as an asshole. But “pittusu” in Sicilian is much stronger than the English word would suggest. It means someone who is stupid, but also self-absorbed, arrogant, filled with elephantine self-esteem, and uttterly ruthless about getting ahead of everyone else.

    You want to see a picture of a simon-pure pittusu? Watch Lena Wermueller’s brilliant film “Sette Bellezze” (Seven Beauties), where one is played to perfection by Giancarlo Gianinni.

    Or else just listen to Anthony Fauci.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      I can’t abide Fauci for the misinformation he disseminated and his obviously political loyalty to the World Health Organization. WHO, if you recall, essentially took worldwide control of all aspects of addressing the virus. WHO was immediately dismissive of any Chinese Laboratory connection to the Wuhan Virus and did everything it could to deflect attention away from Chinese culpability. Trump was disgusted by this and rightly left WHO. Biden then brought us back into it. For what? More lies? More protection of the guilty?

      I’ll look up your “un pittusu” references. When it comes to Fauci, this colorful language sounds just about right.

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      • Joseph S. Salemi

        It’s Sicilian dialect, so it might be hard to locate.

        All I can say is that if you call someone that in Sicily, you’d better have your knife ready.

    • Damian Robin

      This is a superficial observation:
      ‘pittusu’ has similar sounds to ‘putz’,
      each is colloquial, has similar double meanings of gross anatomy and stupidity.
      Though, see above, Dr Salemi says the Sicilian word has stronger ego associations.

      “putz – (Yiddish) a fool; an idiot. Yiddish – a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script. fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap – a person who lacks good judgment. 2. putz – obscene terms for penis.”
      https://www.thehealthyjournal.com/faq/what-does-putz-mean-in-yiddish#:~:text=putz%20%2D%20(Yiddish)%20a%20fool,putz%20%2D%20obscene%20terms%20for%20penis.

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      • Joseph S. Salemi

        In general “pittusu” means “hole” or “opening,” and of course this could refer to the human anus. But it could also mean a pothole in the street, a small hole in a wall, or even a place (there’s a Sicilian restaurant facetiously called “Il Pittusu”) which suggests what in colloquial English we’d call a “dive,” or a “dump.” As a usage example, consider the English sentence “What a hole this place is!”

        Yiddish “putz” means the penis, but it has also come to mean a stupid person (compare English “prick,” or “dickhead”). Yiddish speakers also use the German term “schmuck” to indicate a stupid person, which in German means a jewel, but which over time has become a slang word for the male member.

        Here in Noo Yawk, “schmuck” is used by everyone to refer to a really dimwitted and stupid person.

      • Brian A Yapko

        Thank you for this interesting linguistic research, Damian. I would not have thought to relate the words pittusu and putz. The anatomical word “pittusu” translates to is “podex” in Latin. It doesn’t sound like it would be much of a linguistic stretch to go from podex in Latin to pittusu in Sicilian Italian. As for the similar-sounding “putz” — I doubt that it’s cognate with pittusu and podex but you never know. Often words change meaning by virtue of association and vulgar words for parts of the anatomy are often surprisingly well-preserved through related languages. What strikes me as a more probable linguistic relationship might be between putz and pizzle since both the Yiddish and the Old English derive from old German. I studied linguistics and the History of the English Language during my undergrad at UCLA so you’ve touched upon a subject that gets me very excited!

      • Joshua C. Frank

        On the other hand, both German and Latin are Indo-European languages, so they have a common ancestor language dating from around 4,000 years ago (around the time God confused the languages at Babel according to Biblical chronology). The two words could very well be related.

      • Joseph S. Salemi

        To Brian —

        No, it’s not from “podex.” Pittusu is a reflex of the Latin “pertusus,” which is the perfect past participle of the verb “pertundo.” This Latin verb means to pierce, to perforate, or to penetrate.

        Something that is “pertusus” has been perforated, so that it has an opening. It was natural for this adjective to be connected eventually with the visible opening at the end of the large intestine. Hence the Sicilian noun “pittusu.”

      • Brian A Yapko

        Joseph, thank you for this explanation of the etymology. Makes sense. It’s indeed fascinating to see how words are formed, then altered through dialects and languages. I’ve recently found much entertainment in a book called “X-Treme Latin (All the Latin You Need to Know for Surviving the 21st Century.)

  13. Kathleen

    Just to say

    it was a little poem by Evan Mantyk

    that first alerted me to

    the dire possibilities of a covid

    spread….etc.

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    • Brian A Yapko

      Thanks for the info, Kathleen. It’s amazing to think of it, but poetry actually does have some real ability to instruct and inform as well as entertain!

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  14. Patricia Allred

    Brian, terrific poetry as always, you recall Trumo calling it “The Chinese Virus” and he does till this day. He was more than vilified by the pointed craniums on the left. I knew from day one it was a farce. I was in noway getting the vaccine. None in our family has.
    At another poetry site, an empty headed poet called for the immediate extinction of all those unvaxxed.
    He would have made a marvelous poet in Hitler’s Germany. Seems our democracy under Biden is quite Third Reichish anyway. Censorship, the worst.
    We shall never know how many expired from the “saving “ vax..The saddest part for me, is that these killers go free? Yes, Fauci? Blood on his hands. And many others. Children who are in wheelchairs.
    We had a boy, 12 years old, blow his brains out during lockdown. Unforgivable…….suicides skyrocketed in the USA…truly, this was a tragedy for the world?
    Patricia

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    • Joseph S. Salemi

      Patricia, I too noticed that “poet” who called for the immediate execution of all unvaxxed persons in the United States. No one there seemed to object at all. So much for liberal “tolerance.”

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      • Brian A Yapko

        Joseph, it will come as no surprise to you that in my experience, leftists — and often liberals — can be among the most intolerant people I know. Because of their unwavering certainty in the rightness of their views and causes, their tolerance of conservative viewpoints is — in a best-case scenario — a condescending “bless-their-heart” secret smile at our rigidity, stupidity or heartlessness. At its worst, liberals seem to view conservatives as intolerable troglodytes who need to be eradicated in order to create that pot-fueled hippie vision of a better world which includes only people who think like them, in which race and nations are erased (except when they’re not) and the homeless just need to receive more money and needles. To actually contemplate our position on issues as possibly being adult-like, responsible and having some merit seems to be outside their ideology and skillset.

        I must share a short story. I’ve just been cancelled by someone I’ve known for 30 years because of my centrist political views. Not far right, but centrist. The man who cancelled me is an 80+ year old individual who has been a lifelong democrat and who is incensed that I had nice things to say about Ron DeSantis and some of his policies in Florida. So a 30 year relationship is down the tubes because I dared disagree with liberal talking points. And this is after I sent him multiple emails saying “I don’t want to discuss politics.” But he insisted on forcing me to agree with him like an unhinged evangelist.

        Liberal tolerance? Don’t make me laugh.

      • Joseph S. Salemi

        I’m sorry to hear of your “cancellation” by an old friend, but frankly I am no longer surprised by incidents of this nature. They are now very common. In 2018 I was cancelled by an old friend when I mentioned that I had voted for (and worked to elect) Donald Trump.

        More infuriating even than this is the absolutely unconscious habit that liberals have of speaking to you with the blithe assumption that you share their political worldview. This happens over and over again in academia, at cocktail parties, during public readings, or even when strangers strike up a conversation. I always interrupt them on the spot, and ask (in a harsh tone of voice) the following: “What makes you think that I share your political and cultural views?”

        They are invariably baffled and struck dumb when you say this. Liberals simply cannot conceive that anyone could possibly disagree with them. They just stand there in silence, with jaws dropped. I then turn curtly and walk away.

      • Joshua C. Frank

        Joe, what a great idea! I’m going to start doing that.

        I’m from California. I had people literally screaming at me (as in, I’m not exaggerating, it was actual screaming) for little more than just saying I’m Catholic. I tried making friends, but they stopped returning my calls once they learned they couldn’t convert me to their belief systems.

        I think it would be really funny to go to a group of woke people and recite our edgy, right-wing poetry, the way Georges Brassens once sang two of his risqué songs to a group of what St. Teresa of Avila called “gloomy saints.”

      • Joseph S. Salemi

        Be careful, Joshua. Left-liberals can be very dangerous, especially when you are in a blue state where they feel that they have absolute power. And California is the bluest of the blue states.

        Trying to make friends with left-liberals is usually a waste of time. As the Covid hysteria revealed clearly, they literally see us as trash to be disposed of. In any case, when the inevitable civil war breaks out, our only communication with them will be via bullets.

      • Joshua C. Frank

        Yes, I came to realize all that eventually. That’s why I left California and never looked back.

      • Patricia Allred

        Joseph. Greetings! Liberal poets I know, do everything in their power to avoid anything political. Yet, they cheer on America supporting the Ukraine, no matter the cost to the USA?? Avid climate changers, they somehow think that , however, is not political!! One best not pen about being pro-Life. If one is MAGA there? Pointless! There is an undercurrent of censorship! As any confrontational dialogue is not allowed. Just positivity. A bleak landscape of
        meaninglesss, safe, poetry.
        Patricia

    • Brian A Yapko

      Thank you for your comment, Patricia. There is so much to account for in terms of the terrible advice that was forced on us. It’s one thing to give people medical advice and let them make their own decisions. It’s an entirely different thing to use the strong arm of state and national government to force treatments — especially when they are experimental and the likelihood of adverse consequences is so dire as happened in the case of Wuhan covid. The story of the suicide is heartbreaking but does not surprise me. It was a foreseeable consequence of the medical hegemony’s insistence on triaging quarantines over our very humanity.

      I am deeply horrified by the story of the poet who called for the extinction of the unvaxxed. I just did a cursory search of the internet and could not find it. If you can find it and perhaps post the link here I’d be grateful. I would love to take that poet’s leftist rage and confront it with my own poetic response.

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      • Patricia Allred

        Brian. I have to see his grotesque face everyday where I post my poetry. It’s so far left, it’s about to fall off the cliff.I don’t post here, as I am not trained in classical poetry. I found out about this site about two years ago. Poets at the other site are not allowed any negative comments. He could delete your remarks in a second as he goes about with syrupy comments to others. Ugh.But the site has 30000 members. Only
        cordiality is allowed He’s not the only one. The few of us, who realize the danger of the vaccine are blown off.
        I Conservatives there hide in closets.NO Adult discussion takes place there.
        Only 5th grade critiques allowed …I read here to stay sane and read real poetry. I prefer to not mention the site’s name. Poets there write “fluff and stuff.” They want nothing to do with Conservatives or the real world. Feel free to write me. I have a great mentor here, I do email with! The other site is just a storage place for my poetry. Robust, adult conversation is verboten.! Leaping liberals! There are mainly leftist poetic sites on line.I have written a substantial amount of poetry.but still Brian, trying to teach myself is not easy. I will send the site’s link name in private. That beast who wants to kill the unvaxxed, never heard of the CCP or the Holocaust. Either way, Brian..I admire your willingness to take him on. But you have to be a member to comment. Poets are sick there now, it’s like a badge of honor to be suffering from the Chinese virus and a great ploy to be victim. One gets attention that way. Sick!

        Patricia

      • Brian A Yapko

        Patricia, thank you so much for this comment. It’s a terrible thing to feel like you have to hide your true views on things but that seems to be the way the world is spinning now. Yes, our culture has become very totalitarian and it’s hard to know what to do about it other than speak up when one can. I’m glad that you’re here on SCP so you can at least get a few rational, sober breaths in. I appreciate your compliment about my willingness to go up against woke fools. If I don’t use my voice now, then when? I don’t feel particularly brave by stating what I see to be the truth, nor do I feel like I need to shrink from woke-holes who derive pleasure from throwing good people and social/political virtues under the bus. I’m too old and too fat to suffer fools any longer.

        I’ll let our moderator, Mike Bryant, know that you’ve asked for my contact information and that I’m happy to release it so that we can correspond.

      • Joshua C. Frank

        Patricia, if there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know.

    • Joshua C. Frank

      Patricia, the left has had blood on its hands since the day abortion was legalized. Body counts alone show that leftists are thinly disguised Nazis and far more successful at killing to boot. Never forget that the word “Nazi” comes from “National Socialist.” I know I keep pushing that, but that’s because we need to be aware.

      It absolutely sickens me that the “poet” (I’m guessing his “poetry” is really bad prose with random line breaks) who called for the execution of the unvaxxed gets published and famous, but people like us who write poetry defending life get rejected almost everywhere but here even if we just want to publish a poem about the beach or something. Modern culture is the closest thing to pure evil outside of Hell.

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      • Patricia Allred

        Joshua! Thank you for responding in respect for all life…thumbs up! The body count daily in the USA. I. Add assisted or self chosen deaths to that. I was taking care of Mother at home. She had had several strokes. Hospice nurses would come to my house and suggest to me that I start my mother to death. I walked into the door and told them do not come back to my house. If they want to kill their mother, that’s their business I was not about to kill my mother by the way she lasted Barbie and would be expected and hospice wanted to drop her totally from care. I told them firmly that that was not going to happen, and I have to check on the hospice Director to keep her alive and she lived a long life.
        I am familiar with the quote from Hitler about Nazi Socialism. It gives me goosebumps and I think with all the censorship going on in America, we live in a socialist country headed for communism.
        Nobody seems to care about life about God about humanity. Just follow the mandates. I don’t know why conservatives are considered killers. There are several labels coming up lately.
        “ white racism” drives me crazy. As if white people were going into the ghetto, killing blacks, I don’t think so. We live in a rather lopsided world and I wish I knew a magic way to change things but I don’t! As for new sources, I only watch Newsmax. Locks gets crazier by the day. Blessed to Joshua for writing for me.
        With deep appreciation, Patricia

      • Patricia

        Joshua excuse the errors in typing or words below. I am sorry I was trying to be as careful as I can and I don’t know how those words got in there.. yikes!
        I had better brush up on proof- reading.

        With apologies,
        Patricia

      • Joshua C. Frank

        All the stuff you’ve mentioned is too horrible to say more about it.

        I struggle with all the same things as you describe. I deal with it by writing my poetry and getting it published here, but still… I have no hope for the culture, I’m just trying to get a few people away from the darkness. I would love a magic way to change things, too, but “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” Or, as the Bible says, “Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.”

      • Brian A Yapko

        You’re right, Josh. Although I’m not completely sure that this isn’t Hell already.

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