Fresh Arithmetic

by flammeusgladius

Fresh Arithmetic

 
O’Brien peddled fresh arithmetic
In the woke world of 1984.
You were required to say that less was more
If so the Party ruled. That wasn’t sick.
No, it was principled! The stupid trick
Called “true” by those who didn’t know the score
Required annihilation. This was war!
How elsewise could one hail a dude as chick?
And in this world we have it much the same.
Objective truth that occupies the skull
Must be regarded as a cause for shame.
The sharp truth must be stomped on till it’s dull.
Mental conformity is not a game.
Agree: Michelle Obama’s beautiful!

 
–Tom Riley