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Quis Custodiet?

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"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"--Juvenal


They accused me of murdering Truth!

I gave them the "least untruthful" reply.

"What is truth?" I asked them, quoting Pilate.  

"Hath not the Truth eyes?" I wondered,

Paraphrasing William S. "If you prick Truth,

Does it not bleed? If you tickle it, does it not laugh?

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If you poison it, does it not die?" But, they were not

Amused! And they hauled me off to Gitmo.

"What is my crime?" I wondered. "Some musings

Passed between friends? A bit of Twainian humor,

Ridiculing the P.T.B.? Or POTUS?

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Or SCOTUS? Or the "permanent criminal class"

Twain called Congress? (OK! I threw in the MSM,

As well; and Big Finance and Big Pharma--

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Gary Corseri has published & posted his work at hundreds of venues worldwide, including Op Ed News, The New York Times, CounterPunch, CommonDreams, DissidentVoice, L.A. (and Hollywood--) Progressive. He has been a professor in the US & Japan, has (more...)

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"Who will watch the watchers," the poet-satirist J... by Gary Corseri on Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 1:15:57 PM