Dear strange human beings,
I suppose that honesty is a handful
of illusions cited in another context.
Right now—the country is photographed
and shown on screens.
The broadcast of watching
the same thing can be violence.

from pages 218-219 of Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S. Thompson (Simon & Schuster, 2000).