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Power and Greed

Iran War
What for
Not for a nuke
You’d have to be a kook
To believe that.

Or an American
Singing Yes We Can
Filled with hope, like a dope
From a politicians words
Again and again.

War is a Racket
The General Said
Full Metal Jacket
You’ll all end up dead
For power and greed

The only red line
Is for power and greed
They take what they want
And they get what they need
It's as simple as that.



Occupy Democracy

I was wrong. I thought the Occupy movement would have regained steam by now and 2012 would bring increased citizen protests against the ruling oligarchy. That’s what I was thinking when winter set in 2011. But we’re now into August and there’s no sign of anything approaching what happened last year with the Occupy encampments and street protests and the accompanying massive Homeland Security directed police state response.



Bye bye, The American Dream

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how
This country used to make me smile

And I knew if I worked hard
I could have my own backyard
And maybe I’d be happy for a while.

But the Oligarchy made me shiver
With all the mayhem they delivered
Bad news every morning
We all ignored the warnings

I can’t remember if I cried
When I realized a million died
But something touched me deep inside
The day democracy died.



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