hagiography for a war criminal
they said the general is dead
We said good.
they said how dare we speak that way of a man of great deeds, a man with accolades and prestige, sworn loyal to the nation’s creed
they called him politician, diplomat, statesman. their voice shrieked from the screens: we are the news! who are you?
We called him war criminal, liar, murderer, tool.
Our voice blossomed from the soil: we are the culture, we are the truth. And we are not your fools.