“And I woke up this morning, and all I loved was gone”
— from Father of the Blues, Robert Johnson
Somewhere, my tax dollars are paying to drop bombs on people.
Mostly people of color.
To destabilize regions.
Libya, Egypt, Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, Rwanda, The Congo; names upon names. Since 2000 it’s been like a bloody game of dominoes.
To kill indiscriminately men, women, children, flora and fauna.
For breathing room for the new Nazi Germany, the new Rome.
To drop fire out of the skies on people.
To destabilize regions.
These supposed civil wars are American money and American CIA, doing what we’ve been doing since World War II, keeping the reigns of power tight.
And I could almost understand it if these actions were for some national Allegiance. Toward some greater good.
But they are not.
We destroy other countries to allow corporations to make money, that’s inarguable fact, but let us look at the effect of that fact on the standard of living in America.
We are sliding down with that global economic policy, because the policy applied abroad in extreme forms, is also, as corporations get away with more and more, is being applied ever more heavily domestically.
I’m saying that the bombs that are falling in all those distant lands, in the name of Shell or Monsanto or Hanes, have real and drastic echoes here. The slave wages, and horrendous standard of living we allow companies to institute once we overthrow a country, translates directly into a slower, but no less certain process of instituting a landowner/serf nation here. The middle class has been eviscerated in the last few decades. America is heading toward the same template we’ve foisted on so many other nations, of the absolute rich, or the absolute poor, and very little in-between.
Do you really think America is fighting terrorism and tyranny? No my friends. America is being used by corporate oligarchies to fight for those things. Because like any good bully, we’d rather steal someone else’s lunch money, than worry about earning our own.
Somewhere my tax dollars are being used to destabilize nations that fought for civil liberties for people of color in this country, when, not so long ago, not so long ago at all, this government was setting dogs and hoses on people of color.
I know, and have stated for a long time that Obama is a puppet. Placed into this position to be the cover, for a ramping up of a policy of empire building, and nation toppling, not seen since the first crusades.
I know that.
But I still don’t understand how some people sleep at night.
To betray everything you are, everything countless people have fought and bled and died for…
for what? Money? Green paper that has only as much value as your master gives it? For status? For scraps from a table from people that, even though you sell whole nations out for them, will denigrate you past your dying day?
I don’t know how some people sleep at night.
With all that blood, crying out, crying out, to see past your CNN and FOX lies, past your PS3s and Netflix and Youtube and Google, past your Comcast and your AT&T, past all the tea-idiots, and reprobates, and demagogues, past all the tv drugs they feed you to stay numb…. I don’t know how, with all that reckoning that will assuredly come to you, some people sleep at night.
And they use my tax dollars to kill people of color.
To exterminate people.
I have a problem with that.
I have a real, real problem with that.
They are blowing up the idea of sanctuary and difference and choice and self rule, not just for some distant them, but for us. How many people are you going to let them kill, before you realize the liberties you are sacrificing are ultimately… your own
To ‘them’ the constant foolish them, who play their fathers’ stupid games, of divide and conquer, of Manifest Destiny, I just want to say this to you:
It is on the wind, your demise, and the demise of all your works. And the harder you try to stop it, the faster you’ll bring it on.
A reckoning is coming, in the name of all those places you’ve fed to the dogs, in order to squeeze more tribute and control out of your huddled masses, yearning to go unnoticed.
I saw the signs, coming from the east, taking root in the west.
Reckoning and Liberty.
And your folly shall be its foothold.
“And the rock cried out… ‘No hiding place!’”