When distasteful statues of heritage are gone
and the founding fathers permanently buried
and our country’s history erased // then what?
When the constitution is rewritten
and modified and amendments deleted
in the name of progress // then what?
When the drive of capitalism is sedated
and wealth redistributed to those who have never worked
and banks replaced by government 666 chips // then what?
When everyone is forced into political correctness
and all the “I’m sorry people” are reconditioned
to all think alike // then what?
When “swords are beaten into plowshares”
and all the guns are recycled to a few
who keep the disgruntled in line // then what?
When religions are squelched for deviant thinking
and non compliance revives the “burning at the stake”
and “God is Dead” // then what?
When anarchy and revolution turns into an Orwellian nightmare
and Big Brother/Sister monitors and controls everything we do
and creativity and culture become acts of treason // then what?
2024 is not that far away!
As I watch the conflict and clashes between protesters/rioter and Police and National Guardsmen in Portland and across the country, it makes me wonder whether they have thought beyond their present anger, the destruction of Government Buildings, De-funding the Police, Black Lives Matter, and anarchy.
I have compiled some outrageous questions, all containing some truth, for them and us to think about!
My Friend Ivor Stevens said it best in his Haiku:
Cold steel’s not power
Love can’t be an iron fist
Hand in hand we breathe
Painting: Dwight L. Roth