caricature assassin

graffiti joker by Digital Witness
graffiti joker, a photo by Digital Witness on Flickr.

If you can’t beat your enemy on the ground of truth

smear him with tar from the pit of lies.

Disfigure his right image – replace it

with one that looks bizarre.

Exaggerate his features until they look deformed

and bear little resemblance to the way he was born.

Little, but not none – just enough

so that those who see him can still recognize

who it was that your lies have transformed.

In short, assassinate him in caricature.

They said Jesus was a glutton and a drunk

when in fact he ate with sinners and turned water into wine.

And worse, later, they said he was a blasphemer,

when he was the Son of God.

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