So much thought is required
to come up with ways
to make people stupid
they ought to give out extra brains
to those who do that hard, hard work:
extra brains for those who determine the threads
connecting conspiracies, those who chide
the skeptics, those who smirk at disbelievers,
those who bend the facts to fringe and mirrors
and pretend assassins and robot planes…
Once the dumbing is all done,
what to do with all those extra brains?
It’s not like anyone will need them…
Recognize the herd before us?
At least we’ve got something to feed them…