Poetry Tuesday — What decade is it anyway…

It seems we have traveled a very long way

Just to end up where we started from

Still taking most from all

And giving it all to some

The incompetent march and all cry foul

They say that soon their time will come

 

But let me tell you a tale of a long time ago

When the people partied, sang and danced

They all drove their cars to the cities

Just looking for some romance

But all the women they found there

Wouldn’t give them half a chance

 

The farmers all hated the factories

For putting their women on the job

The white men hated the blacks

They said they were nothing but a mob

The Catholics hated everyone else

While the rule makers just polished their knob

 

The new women said they knew what was best

That their mothers had it all wrong

The politicians praised how all the people

Worked together to make America strong

It was the poor that wrote the words

But it was the rich who sang the songs

 

So I ask if any one of us

Will ever know just what to do

In a country where the left says they’re right

But the right says that they are too

And up in the big house around the corner

Lies are touted as the gospel truth

 

 

Dear Americans

“The rabbits became strange in many ways, different from other rabbits. They knew well enough what was happening. But even to themselves they pretended that all was well, for the food was good, they were protected, they had nothing to fear but the one fear; and that struck here and there, never enough at a time to drive them away. They forgot the ways of wild rabbits. They forgot El-ahrairah, for what use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy’s warren and paying his price?”
Watership Down – Richard Adams

For those that may not be familiar with the story, it is about a group of rabbits that have been forced to leave their homeland or face certain destruction. On their journey to find a new home they come upon America a warren where all the residents live in happiness. Their is an abundance of food for which they do not have to work, no worries of any kind. Oh yes, it seemed that someone had made their warren ‘Great Again’. Only the outsiders could see what was really happening. They were being kept fat and happy by The Orange Man humans for a reason.paella-2794836_960_720

Perhaps the moral of this story is,

If our leaders tell us what we want to hear and give us what we think we want then we will not pay any attention to the knife that is slowly slicing away our freedoms.

To that, I must scream

“Siflay hraka, u embleer rah!”

Free Form Friday – My weekly rant about things that no one else gives a shit about

They Sold Your Soul

There is a place that exists
Between Hell and Heaven
And we’re doing a tightrope balancing act
On the center rail of humanity

America I pledge allegiance but I can’t tell anymore which country you are
I’ve asked the questions  but never get a straight answer
There are times when I can feel the sun shining on my back
But it  quickly fades back to hate and blame

When did life get so damned hard
When did the answers to the questions become more questions
When did the light at the end of the tunnel
Turn out to be a street lamp on the corner of Lies and Mistrust

They all run around screaming silence at each other
Each one wanting to know why the other can’t understand the lie
When it’s as plain as the  pimple in the ass crack of their insanity
It itches but they won’t scratch it for fear we’ll smell the shit on their hands

So somebody please tell me where did the innocent children go
I know they were here just a few minutes ago
I heard them laughing and playing out on the lawn
But when I turned back to look they were suddenly gone

They’re in the bathroom with a razor slash across their wrists
Because they know the big white house on top of the hill
Is just a meeting place for the worlds auctioneers
And what is for sale and who is in line to buy it

The Fall of an Empire – Another Rant that no nobody else gives a shit about

Let me tell you a little story of a once great empire that existed long ago and in a land far away…or is it?

This empire consisted of an Emperor, who held the power to rule over civil and military affairs. The Senate, made up of men of character acted as the advisory counsel for the Emperor. However, the powerful, wealthy and spoilt members of the Senate inevitably became corrupt and many lived a debauched, deluded and immoral lifestyle, leading to constant antagonism of the Emperor and an inability to create laws to govern its citizens; resulting in a moral decay of society.

This decline in morals, ethics and values especially among the wealthy upper class had a devastating impact. Sexual promiscuity, including adultery, orgies, homosexuality and bestiality ran rampant. ‘Religious festivals’ were held where lewd acts would be performed openly. Widespread gambling, massive consumption of alcohol and sadistic cruelty were held in public venues.

The elite leaders that once protected the Empire became so politically corrupt that eventually they could decide who would become Emperor. At one point they held an open auction and sold ‘the throne of the world’ to the highest bidder.

Heavy military spending to support the constant wars against the barbarians led to increased taxes. The military was eventually spread too thin to defend its borders. High spending soon led to threats of government bankruptcy, even higher taxation, failing economics and out of control inflation. The currency was devalued to such a point that a barter system returned.

An invasion of ‘slave labor’ from other countries eventually led to a high unemployment rate among its citizens. This caused increased dependability, government hand-outs and subsidies. Many citizens chose to live strictly off these subsidies, sacrificing their standard of living for an idle life of ease. They divide between rich and poor grew to massive proportions.

As thousands of these idle and unemployed citizens grew bored civil unrest and rioting in the streets became common. Violence and bloodshed lost its ability to shock the spectators. Basic principles and the standards of judgement about the value of life declined. The views of what was right or wrong, good or bad grew perverted as all ethics and standards of human behavior were lost.

Many natural disasters such as fires, floods, violent storms and earthquakes took their toll and left the population looking for anyone to blame. Many different types of religions were sought out as the citizens searched for answers.

The Empire had created many enemies worldwide; some out of envy and others out of hatred. This resulted in the Empire being under constant attack from foreign armies. Eventually, these barbarians laid waste to the capitol and brought the Empire to its knees, leading to its inevitable decline.

I want to say, “Who the hell cares.”

When seemingly every newspaper in the country reported that Trump lied when he said his State of the Union address was the most viewed in history, my bottom jaw nearly dropped to the floor. Not because Trump lied for the 2020th time since taking office, but because there might be anyone left in America that would actually believe anything he says in the first place. I mean, I’ve even been known to say things like, “I told you a million times not to wipe your nose on your sleeve.” Just a little innocent exaggerating, right. So seriously, does it warrant taking up our valuable time when there are so many other pressing problems that need our attention?

Well…yes!

By now even his staunchest supporters have to understand that every Tweet, every email and yes every conversation he has with his cronies on the golf course is going to be scrutinized and analyzed by thousands of fact checkers. Now I realize that this was not the way the world was when young Donald was running around grabbing women by their P!@#$%^, but that is the way things are now. I’m positive that there are people out there right now scrutinizing this post to make sure all the commas are in the right place. So for Trump to blatantly ignore the truth, means that he really doesn’t care what kind of defecation fall from his lips. He is so narcissistic, that he believes that once he makes a statement that it will immediately come true. Just another example of a president that believes the American people are stupid.

So yes, I do care…and so should you.