I am a bald eagle

I am a bald eagle.
Proud and strong and free.
Angered when provoked.
Flying over thee.

I am a fundamentalist Christian.
I worship during the Super Bowl.
Fighting for family values.
Praying for your soul.

I fight for your gun rights.
Buy an assault rifle if you wish.
It’s your right as a citizen.
To hunt big game and fish.

I am closed minded and just fine.
With my choices that keep me blind.
About what the rest of the world thinks.
Because the strong should never apologize.

I listen to hate mongers each day and don’t blink.
I hang on each and every word to get me through the week.
I want my old country back, that is so close to the brink.
I believe fully in troop surges to fix any leak.

I gathered at town halls to yell and scream and shout.
I was a sleeping giant who could not speak out.
Now I am an awake giant who can not think.
I am a true patriot waiting for the call.

I put social issues before it all.
If government doesn’t line up with what my Bible teaches.
Then it must fail or fall or bust, it must.
If you are not a pro-lifer then you will be libel it preaches.

I am amassing weapons for the end times.
My 10 year old can clean and shoot a rifle in no time.
That knowledge is the best present you can give them.
Cause this world is headed for Armageddon.

I am an American.

(In honor of the paranoid minority who claim to be the majority.)

Comments

  • dammnit Globatron, you make me so angry!!!!

    but it feels good, it’s like a good ole fashioned spanking, yes sir, may i have some more…

    but seriously, your poems are getting clearer, sharper, super-focused satire, love it. i especially like, just a minor thing, but the way you link just one word out of each stanza.

    as for the video, we live in an information age, and these people are to our age, what people used to call ‘new money’ in the old days. these people have some ‘new knowledge’ but have not yet integrated those ideas with a consistent world view, they what I would call possessed by the excitement of an idea, and they are so new to engaging with ideas they have become delusional about the certainty of them. it’s kind of like a hallucination. in some way we could say they are schizophrenic, divided between the person they were before they got pumped up by those hate mongers, the sad, unconscious submissive people they were, now that consciousness has awakened because of the ideas of the right-wing, and it is fueled by all the unconscious anger. and they are still unconscious of all these things. it is sad, and frustrating, and those in the upper tiers of the right know this, and that is what makes them evil.

    ignorance turned into passion is a most dangerous thing.

    god bless america!

  • Akbar I am writing these poems to you it seems. This relationship reminds me of the letters Adams and Jefferson wrote for years at the end of their lives. I’m glad you are enjoying the satire of the words. Thank you. I had a friend tell me he hates poetry after I asked him to read one of my poems. I find it to be much more inviting than visual art these days and easier to comprehend. I’ve actually gotten more feedback from writing poetry seriously for six months than I did from fifteen years of painting. So that’s a good sign I believe.

    I love the part in the video where the man says he has a little book called the USS Constitution and he’s read it three times. The USS Constitution is an old Navy ship. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Constitution

    Ignorance and passion is one thing, but I believe when it’s combined with a crowd it becomes dangerous. That’s when the mob mentality can take over and any man/woman no matter how moral they are as individuals can be easily be made to do something they would never do. This is how wars are fought. Break the individual down. Make him feel he is fighting for a just cause and that what they are opposing is illegal. Fact is a lot of what this tea party movement has done is classic programming for war.

    That’s what worries me most about it, is that once health care reform passes, I have little doubt that some fringe groups/individuals will begin to take action against the injustice they are perceiving. This injustice might be a delusion but it’s their delusion and it’s as real as the reality of it all. As real as our delusion of it all. I sure hope nothing like this happens but it seems like the war drum has been beating for months now.

  • The image-links add an extra to the poems that I really like.

  • oh yeah, i forgot to mention how badly i want to drive to pennsylvania for my health insurance, that sounds like a huge improvement, like freedom, compared to having something locally…

  • You mean opening up the state borders to purchase insurance? I’m pretty sure you can remain in your state and not have to drive but that’s interesting no one is screaming about that. I think it’s just to bargain for plans across the state border. If this opening up the state borders proposal was a liberal concept there would be commercials talking about, “Do you really want to drive across your state border to get insurance?” I’m pretty sure they’d turn that into a negative. Also the tort reform would be turned into, “Do you really not want to have the rights to hold your doctor’s accountable when they muck up your surgery?”

    Dabitch I’m glad you enjoyed the imagery. I’m enjoying adding the images too.

    Let’s hope that the public option can be approved now. It seems everything can be put back on the table now that the financing has been approved.

  • georgecornwell

    writing good poetry is simple. Keep at it, the more you do it the better you get. Your poetry is getting better as you continue to work at it. Writing good poetry is simple. But its not easy.

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