May the rocket’s red glare
the bomb’s bursting in air
give proof through the night
that our drones are still there…
Full text: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro
At the National Altar, the beating heart of innocence is is ripped from the naive sacrifice and tossed still beating into the waiting arms of the God of War.
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Your sense of justice is poetic, as always.
Oppression, exploitation and colonialism hasn’t been working out too well for women, either.
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Great post – you know by now how crazy this makes me. Equality, civil rights, social justice – nothing more than inconvenient obstacles for the conservative big money elite to side-step. Holy crap :)
“Holy crap”…that sums it up well.
“Holy crap” being my fall back expression of choice, “bat shit shenanigans” ranks a close second :)
I think I like your second choice even better. ;-)
I’m also rather fond of ” nincompoops hauling balls” and “relentless hamster wheel logic” – but I save those for when I’m really in a fuss :)
Great post, Jeff.
Oh, I pressed comment by mistake. Drones are actually very symbolic of the
right to the gaze, and prying eyes, I think. Been thinking a lot about the right to invade, even just through observation. Thanks for the new perspectives you always bring.
That’s a good connection between drones and the invasiveness of the surveillance & security state. The loss of privacy rights are a hallmark of the fascist state that America sees to be devolving into. I’m going to address this topic a bit in my next post.
I hope you and your family are doing well, Nicci.
This speech should be heard every Fourth of July.
Agreed…the rest of the days of the year wouldn’t hurt, either.
Definitely a good idea.
A supreme example of speaking truth worthy of universal emulation.
Thank you for the important truths you share at your eye-opening blog as well.
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