010 – Post-Maths

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Post-Maths

Half a billion gloves becomes a quarter when you count
A billion things in total means a much smaller amount
100,000 people means two thirds when studied close
28,000 deaths will double, still that number grows

This isn’t accidental, or some sign of poor control
It’s deliberate and insidious and chills me to my soul
It serves as a distraction from the things we ought to see
It’s use a form of genius, says that bloke from ERG

And right there in that nutshell is the problem in our midst
It seems the games our leaders play still manage to persist
It means we trust them less right when we need to trust them more
Which justifies in people’s minds, when rules they just ignore.

(c) Michael Gurner – May 2020