Observing our society,
I find much that isn’t clear to me.
We opine ourselves rugged individualists,
while berating anyone who doesn’t look, act, or dress like us.
Is this cognitive contradiction,
what we get when television makes our decisions?
Elected officials use this medium.
Trumpeting the urgent need for regulation,
from which they exempt themselves.
Everyone gets a public school education,
where students are free to choose an approved destination.
Conformity is the lauded goal,
learn what to think, not how to do so.
Rugged individualists you claim?
Explain, please, why they are exactly the same.