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Bull Shine & Brass Tacks

Synopsis:
This poem teaches how we can separate the popular propaganda from factual information.

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Accurate knowledge makes the difference
‘twix Bull Shine and Brass Tacks
The one is there to lead you where
You’re under their cruel ax

The other is the truth you see
To keep things black and white
And lets you tell the difference
Between what’s wrong and right.

The Bull Shine artists twist things up
To lead you in their trap
They set you as their target
Then let you take the wrap

They make the meanings of good things
Like bad and stinky stuff
Obscure what’s clear to bend your ear
Until you’ve had enough

But logic can prevail for you
If facts you can lay out
To yield more accurate knowledge
And let the Brass Tacks out.

Then finally you’ll be happy
You’ve carved it with your knife
Cutting out the Bull Shine
With Brass Tacks to build your life

by John N. Hait



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Update 1-28-2010

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