Tell Me Lies: European Satellites Ordered To Drop Iranian Channels In Disregard of Free Speech
By Danny Schechter
New York, New York: Back in the 1960's, A British poet, Adrian Mitchell, one of the great bards of that era, wrote a poem that went on to become a stage show in the West End of London. It was called Tell Me Lies about Vietnam and represented one voice among millions in the world then opposing that War
It was addressed, "To Whom It May Concern" and began with words that became its refrain:
"I was run over by the truth one day"
Ever since the accident I've walked this way"
So stick my legs in plaster"
Tell me lies about Vietnam"
Years later, before his death, (and I was at the memorial service in London) he kept rewriting the last paragraph into what he called a remix. The poem took on a more global statement
That verse was a play on a children's song:
"You put your bombers in, you put your conscience out"=
You take the human being, and you twist it all about "
And then this line:
"Tell me lies about --
"Iraq"Burma"Afghanistan"BAE Systems" Israel"Iran "
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