Joined: 27 Jan 2011
|Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:11 am Post subject: America betrayed
|Here's a bit of unrefined doggerel I wrote several years ago, when he whose name shall go unspoken was occupying the highest office of our land. It's not entirely outdated yet, I think.
America has been betrayed
By the corporate politicians' greed,
By a President, who's only creed
Is "Get the oil! No need for trade,
"We want control, so let's invade!"
The neo-cons' agenda's weighed
On the moral scales, and found wanting,
Like the robber-barons, who still are haunting
The concience of a world decayed,
A world where decency's been mislaid.
For long the corporations preyed
On the cheapest labour they could find,
And "Profit Only!" they've enshrined,
While the ones who work are underpaid,
Who slave away with pen or spade.
The politicians masquerade
As pious saviours, while they steal
The nation's sweat, and then conceal
The avarice of their charade,
While responsibility they evade.
But now the truth has been displayed,
Though we've just begun to recognize
The wolves who long were in disguise;
We're not just sheep, we're not afraid,
And we WILL NOT let our country fade!
Mixing religion with politics is bad enough, but mixing religion with the military is planetary suicide.
God Not Found
Most of us live under the rule of law, but a few live to rule the law.