Posted by Spy hunter from ? (184.108.40.206) on Monday, February 03, 2003 at 8:01PM :
In Reply to: The Grinch Revisted posted by Stella from ? (220.127.116.11) on Monday, February 03, 2003 at 4:00PM :
How can this trash help Assyrians. Get serious, Woman! You need a reality check!
: THE GRINCH REVISITED (with thanks to Dr. Seuss)
: c2002 Doug Goodkin
: The Whos down in Whoville liked this country a lot,
: But the Grinch in the White House most certainly did not.
: He didn't arrive there by the will of the Whos,
: But stole the election that he really did lose.
: Vowed to "rule from the middle," then installed his regime.
: (Did this really happen or is it just a bad dream?)
: He didn't listen to voters, just his friends he was pleasin'
: Now, please don't ask why, no one quite knows the reason.
: It could be his heart wasn't working just right.
: It could be, perhaps, that he wasn't too bright.
: But I think that the most likely reason of all,
: Is that both brain and heart were two sizes too small.
: In times of great turmoil, this was bad news,
: To have a government that ignores its Whos.
: But the Whos shrugged their shoulders, went on with their work,
: Their duties as citizens so casually did shirk.
: They shopped at the mall and watched their T.V.
: They drove their gas guzzling big S.U.V.
: Oblivious to what was going on in D.C.
: Ignoring the threats to democracy.
: They read the same papers that ran the same leads,
: Reporting what only served corporate needs.
: (For the policies affecting the lives of all nations
: Were made by the giant U.S. Corporations.)
: Big business grew fatter, fed by its own greed,
: And by people who shopped for the things they didn't need.
: But amidst all the apathy came signs of unrest,
: The Whos came to see we were fouling our nest.
: And the people who cared for the ideals of this nation
: Began to discuss and exchange information.
: The things they couldn't read in the corporate-owned news
: Of FTAA meetings and CIA coups.
: Of drilling for oil and restricting rights.
: They published some books, created Websites
: Began to write letters and use their e-mail
: (Though Homeland Security might send them to jail!)
: What began as a whisper soon grew to a roar,
: These things going on they could no longer ignore.
: They started to rise up and fight City Hall
: Let their voices be heard, they rose to the call,
: To vote, to petition, to gather, dissent,
: To question the policies of the "President."
: As greed gained in power and power knew no shame
: The Whos came together, sang "Not in our name!"
: One by one from their sleep and their slumber they woke
: The old and the young, all kinds of folk,
: The black, brown and white, the gay, bi- and straight,
: All united to sing, "Feed our hope, not our hate!
: Stop stockpiling weapons and aiming for war!
: Stop feeding the rich, start feeding the poor!
: Stop storming the deserts to fuel SUV's!
: Stop telling us lies on the mainstream T.V.'s!
: Stop treating our children as a market to sack!
: Stop feeding them Barney, Barbie and Big Mac!
: Stop trying to addict them to lifelong consuming,
: In a time when severe global warming is looming!
: Stop sanctions that are killing the kids in Iraq!
: Start dealing with ours that are strung out on crack!"
: A mighty sound started to rise and to grow,
: "The old way of thinking simply must go!
: Enough of God versus Allah, Muslim vs. Jew
: With what lies ahead, it simply won't do.
: No American dream that cares only for wealth
: Ignoring the need for community health.
: The rivers and forests are demanding their pay,
: If we're to survive, we must walk a new way.
: No more excessive and mindless consumption
: Let's sharpen our minds and garner our gumption.
: For the ideas are simple, but the practice is hard,
: And not to be won by a poem on a card.
: It needs the ideas and the acts of each Who,
: So let's get together and plan what to do!"
: And so they all gathered from all 'round the Earth
: And from it all came a miraculous birth.
: The hearts and the minds of the Whos they did grow,
: Three sizes to fit what they felt and they know.
: While the Grinches they shrank from their hate and their greed,
: Bearing the weight of their every foul deed.
: From that day onward the standard of wealth,
: Was whatever fed the Whos spiritual health.
: They gathered together to revel and feast,
: And thanked all who worked to conquer their beast.
: For although our story pits Grinches 'gainst Whos,
: The true battle lies in what we daily choose.
: For inside each Grinch is a tiny small Who,
: And inside each Who is a tiny Grinch too.
: One thrives on love and one thrives on greed.
: Who will win out? It depends who you feed!
-- Spy hunter
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