The Epistemic Closure Blues

I’ve got the epistemic closure blues.
This infernal need to create an ‘Other!’
It’s here, it’s there, it’s everywhere.
The anger spills and ends up there.
E-closure is a mother.

Demonize! Dehumanize!
Our views are always true, of course.
Of course their views are lies.

I’ve got the e-closure blues.
I look to the right
And see nothing right.
Filling their cup with stuff made up!
Their ‘truth’ is all Fox news.

Demonize! Dehumanize!
Our views are always true, of course.
Of course their views are lies.

I’ve got the e-closure blues.
I see a rough beast
On the left raging,
PC politics holding sway.
“Swear fealty or else! Obey!”

Demonize! Dehumanize!
Our views are always true, of course.
Of course their views are lies.

I’ve got the e-closure blues.
I look to the rage of those
Who see in all Power the evil ‘They.’
The brain likes simple. Life is not.
My overstuffed brain says: ‘Oy vey.’

Demonize! Dehumanize!
Our views are always true, of course.
Of course their views are lies.

This need for tribal certainty
Will spell the death of you and me.
The black, the white, the poor, the rich.
E-closure just don’t give a damn.
E-closure is a bitch.

Demonize! Dehumanize!
Our views are always true, of course.
Of course their views are lies.

One planet, one people, remember that?
We sink or swim together.
The storm clouds are here.
I see them and fear
This grim epistemic weather.

Demonize! Dehumanize!
Our views are always true, of course.
Of course their views are lies.

I’ve got the blues, the e-closure blues.
This infernal need to be on top!
It’s up, it’s down, it’s all around.
Amidst the noise, this is the news.
Please, someone, make it stop.

Demonize! Dehumanize!
Our views are always true, of course.
Of course their views are lies.

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