For George Orwell

Once they convince you
the news is all fake,
that science is conspiracy,
To ignore the evidence of your eyes
–They’re full of biased media lies–
Only they tell you Truth,
Alternative facts reversing the burden of proof,
Your best interests always in mind,
How do you prove
Climates are changing
In unnatural ways,
The past is immutable,
History is real, the Earth is old,
Evolution is fact, Gravity works,

How do you prove
That you’re no longer free?