There are savages among us.
They live next door.
Waiting to know more.
They are in your friend list.
They are in our politics.
Bending laws to rule us.

We fear Stalin.
We curse communism.
Now the iron fist of data exists.
We fear our information
Being taken from us.

But we want bliss.
To be surrounded by people we trust.
So we must give away a little privacy
So that we might find the community
We have lost.
Which technology promised.

Will our data be sold?
Will a status update
One day make us an inmate?
Will our location be used
To track our habits?
To sell a product or stab us.
Is there any escaping this?

Tracked like mice
We submit to the maze.
Not caring what price we pay.
Bandwidth the water of knowledge
That grows cities.
Expands minds.
Is money and time.

Trapping families inside.
Glued to the network.
Smart phones the new slave collar.
Paid for by the mighty dollar
Created out of thin air.
We play this game of monopoly
Because it is better to be unaware.

Watching.
Tracking.
Selling.
Stalking.
Listening.

Submitting.
Updating.
Posting
Commenting.
Sharing.

Freedom is fading.