False Idol

I can’t understand those who wish to canonize him. He is certainly no saint. Yet here they are, literally erecting a statue of his likeness atop a concrete platform in the center of town.

I have to give him credit. He is clever and fleet of tongue. He can manage to get people to hand him anything he asks for on a silver platter. But he is quick with barbs and briars directed at those who know the truth about his sordid past and dare to speak up.

Someday he’ll get his comeuppance, though, once the dark truth about him is revealed. And then the people who put him on a pedestal will realize their mistake and will take him down and bash the statue to bits. I just hope it won’t be too late.

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (canonize), Ragtag Daily Prompt (platform), The Daily Prompt (fleet), My Vivid Blog (platter), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (briars), Fandango’s One Word Prompt (sordid), and Word of the Day Challenge (bash).

11 thoughts on “False Idol

  1. Marleen October 21, 2022 / 12:08 pm


    If Musk goes through with his Twitter purchase later this month, and if Ye closes his deal to purchase Parler, all three billionaires {Trump may have become a billionaire rather than a millionaire after receiving emoluments in office} will have their own social media sites.

    “In retrospect, it was inevitable,” Musk tweeted.







    While Musk has been critical of how Twitter handles censorship, the billionaire isn’t a fan of Truth Social. Earlier this month, the Tesla CEO dubbed Trump’s social media site a “right-wing echo chamber” that might as well be called “Trumpet.”

    And Parler — which promotes itself as a conservative alternative to Twitter — appears to have a similar mission. Much like Truth Social, Parler is smaller than Twitter and caters toward a conservative userbase. Parler has been downloaded about 11.3 million times globally, according to a January report from Sensor Tower. In contrast, Twitter has over 238 million daily active users as of July. In an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Ye said he wants Parler to be a platform for people who were “bullied by the thought police.”

    The conservative social media platform first came into the spotlight in 2021 after the siege on the US Capitol when users took to the social-media platform to post violent content. At the time, Google and Apple banned Parler from their stores. Though, the app returned to Apple App Store later that year and Google Play in September.

    Read the original article on Business Insider

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