90 to 8

All the proof you need

that both republicans and

democrats are hawks

is right here in these numbers,

this senate vote to confirm

former Raytheon*

lobbyist Mark Esper as

Secretary of

“Defense”. They might disagree

about whether or not to

stick refugees in cages

but wholeheartedly

they agree that we will keep

creating these refugees,

that we will keep stocks

like Raytheon climbing up

higher and higher

that we’ll make sure the

war economy never

expires, 18 years now

still going strong, 18 years

and we couldn’t be more wrong

but we still sing along, we

have never questioned the song

never questioned the war drums

never lock the door

when the taxman comes

so we can kill more poor and

toss our people crumbs

and 90 drummers stood up

today and there were only

8 people who walked

another way and said ‘you

played businessman yesterday,

you shouldn’t get to play Risk

today, and businessman once

again tomorrow

while filling the world

with endless sorrow

but the 8 dissenting votes

don’t really matter

and if you own stock

in Raytheon, your

portfolio got fatter

today because endless war

pays when you make the weapons.


*Raytheon is a major US military weapons manufacturing corporation “Defense contractor” and the world’s largest producer of guided missiles.


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I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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