Free Speech for the Numb.

Old men in older times once agreed
that everyone should be able to say
whatever to whoever they damn well please.
Old men today have decreed
that everyone should be able to say
whatever old men in new times please and
you can’t say what you damn well please
unless everyone is damn well pleased.
Might as well adopt a Communist manifesto
to quote to each other for conversation, and
tune every radio to the same fascist station.
Be politically correct, but otherwise wrong-
it’s not free speech for the dumb when you’re
humming the same old tuneless song
in the country of liberated photostat machines.

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