In the twisted equation of our embattled nation, the mathematical expression (read as freedom of expression) always equals zero when calculated by cunning colluders and alternative fact choosers. Forget science and objectivity, evidence and elegance. The square of truth’s hypotenuse doesn’t equal the sum of the square of liars and climate deniers. Equality and consciousness immediately subtracted from the overall value. Hate crimes multiplied ad infinitum. Variables of victory-for-all erased into the algebraic unknown. In this twisted equation of our troubled nation, present babble equals future rubble.