History

How is history

going to remember you

and me and this whole

generation? We funded

Bush as he started these wars,

Obama as he

flew drones and tarnished Nobel’s

prize, and we fund Trump

as he conjures up scenes from

Germany in the 30’s.

Things are bad today

but things have long been bad in

the US of A.

Human beings are dying

but people have been

dying for a long, long time.

Many years from now

if humanity survives

itself, somehow, what

will they think of us? “They knew

better, didn’t they? Why’d they

pay their taxes anyway?

why’d they keep buying the bombs

dropped everywhere overseas,

and the bullets shot by cops

at any black man they please,

and fund rich white men

spewing nothing but hate speech?”

What is it they’ll teach

in history class, will mass

shootings make kids scratch their heads,

will they believe that we paid

the feds as they caged

kids? What will they think about

the terrible things we did?

 

Don’t only blame the Nazi’s,

they didn’t build the death camps

or buy the Zyklon B, it

was all paid for by

law-abiding citizens,

just like you and me,

people who yelled angry things

as the brown shirts marched on by,

don’t just blame Trump and ICE as

kids in cages die

don’t act like it’s the first time

we’ve seen countess bullets fly,

don’t act like it’s the first time

Uncle Sam’s dehumanized

and inspired young white men

to kill for the USA,

it has long been happening,

why is it that you still pay?

 

About soitgoes1984

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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