This is Us

This is us (don’t look away) an amnesiac nation
sleepwalking through history, self-anesthetized,
deeply addicted to the binge/purge circus of attention.

CTRL + ALT + Refresh.

Doubleplus addled in dopamine rush administered
by algorithm perfectly tuned to our up/down thumbs.
Happens so fast it feels like our own thoughts.

Behold, anti-social media!
We Huxleyed ourselves into the full Orwell.

Here is the Memory Hole,
the Doublespeak,
the Two Minute Hate.
All of it.
Right on time.
Even the Enemy’s name changes halfway through the outrage and 
no one bothers to notice.

Catering our own self-destruction. Hillarious.
Snapping selfies and live streaming
all
the
way
down.