Our own Demon

by Regis Boff

“La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu’il n’existe pas.”

(“The devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.”)”
― Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen 1857

I have been wondering this morning, in the very quietest part of my mind, if what Americans call “The free press” is just a trick as well. We have a media that grinds us daily into granulated hate. Yet if we scream at it, “you are evil,” it accuses us of assault and cowers like a damsel, to persuade us to forgive it.

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