Posted by Jeff from d53-237-236.try.wideopenwest.com (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 10:27PM :
In Reply to: Dr. Strangelove posted by Melody from px4ar.ed.shawcable.net (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 10:13PM :
: Now is the time to watch this Stanley Kubrick classic. I think the movie is also subtitled 'How I stopped worrying and learned to love the Bomb'. Then we can remember how silly all that hysteria was about the red scare.
After reading the following web site http://www.poetsagainstthewar.org/ full of beautiful poems I was inspired, just this afternoon, to write my own. I was going to keep this private but since you haven't posted here in a long time I might as well share this since it's nice to hear from you:
It is untitled, in case you were wondering.
I will not go to Baghdad
to fight an unjust war
they say the draft might yet return
the president’s a whore
sold his soul long ago,
along with the other government crooks
politicians, senators, congress people,
and their buddies who cook the books
the oil men, the enrons, the worldcoms, those liars
these politicians will do anything to please their buyers
I can’t stand to watch tv anymore
the war drumbeat beats on
Is this really news at all, or deliberate misinformation?
paid for by the same companies that lay off thousands of hard working Americans
and fake being patriots for this nation
the military-industrial complex has spun out of control
like the great sorcerer who conjures up his magic up from a hellhole
the people have no power anymore
government has run amok
disregarding the people’s wishes and saying…
“we don’t give a fuck”
to her boyfriend who is of the age
my cousin does entrust
that “I’ll visit you in Canada”,
because they know the war is unjust
He and I will dodge the draft,
though we weren’t alive during Vietnam
but we have learned from the mistakes of the past
no more killing, no more a-bomb
I saw an antiwar protest on CSPAN and I hereby do submit
back to the 60s we retreat, to protest this bullshit
the biggest rally since Vietnam?
No, could it be true?
they came from all walks of life
atheist, child, grandma, muslim, and jew
In the 50s we had McCarthy
and that beautiful red scare
now it’s back again, repackaged
A war to end all wars they think this will be
Christianity vs. Islam, a terrible showdown
Bush and Ashcroft think they are doing God’s work
- angels and cherubs
Look, it’s raining cats and Arabs!
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