The Land of the Free – a poem

The Land of the Free

 

In the land of the free one is forced to agree

You choose your side – split nationwide

 

One side for love – one side for hate

One side for help – one side for wait!

 

With or against – no compromise!

Rabbles and mobs – victims and spies!

 

Somewhere between the venomous words

A small voice has slipped between the vowels.

Children have become the bargaining chips

In a global game of roulette.

The same old winners spin the wheel

And claw in the rewards.

The same old robber barons

Have shed their armour and put on disguise.

They run the show without need of a sword

Just a media full of lies.

 

Opher 16.6.2018

 

 

The world has become divided as we lurch towards another wave of fascism. A new batch of populist leaders have been drumming up division, ratcheting up hatred and preying on the fears of many. The mass migrations have enabled them to harness the fruits of Islamophobia.

Behind this charade the same old establishment reaps the rewards and gain power and wealth. They are laughing all the way to the bank.

Instead of dealing with the roots of the problem they are happy to gain from the symptoms.

4 thoughts on “The Land of the Free – a poem

  1. I’d just like to inquire why the term Fascism has been applied in this context, when the fingers point towards adverse right-wing actions (an ever increasing bad habit, but not the point here) and we know that Fascism has its origins on the left-wing.
    I see this same hefty mistake and bad judgement call repeatedly and remain perplexed as to how we arrived at such an uneducated station. Surely, if we don’t know our left from our right, what chance do we have of deciding what’s right and wrong. Probably part of the globalist agenda of mass confusion, me thinks.

    1. Christopher – you have much to learn and I fear your arrogance holds you back:

      ‘Fascism develops from right-wing extremism, supported traditionally by the middle classes, in contrast to Communism.’

      a political system based on a very powerful leader, state control, and being extremely proud of country and race, and in which political opposition is not allowed

      Aspects of which are evident in Trump’s regime.

      The only official definition of Fascism comes from Benito Mussolini, the founder of fascism, in which he outlines three principles of a fascist philosophy.
      1.”Everything in the state”. The Government is supreme and the country is all-encompasing, and all within it must conform to the ruling body, often a dictator.
      2.”Nothing outside the state”. The country must grow and the implied goal of any fascist nation is to rule the world, and have every human submit to the government.
      3.”Nothing against the state”. Any type of questioning the government is not to be tolerated. If you do not see things our way, you are wrong. If you do not agree with the government, you cannot be allowed to live and taint the minds of the rest of the good citizens.
      The use of militarism was implied only as a means to accomplish one of the three above principles, mainly to keep the people and rest of the world in line. Fascist countries are known for their harmony and lack of internal strife. There are no conflicting parties or elections in fascist countries.

      1. Opher, you completely misunderstand. Mussolini was…eh,…left-wing. Or didn’t you ever get that bit when you had much to learn. Fer chrissakes. He was an ardent Socialist in his youth, a passion that was instilled in him by his father but was later expelled from the party because of his support for WW1.
        In 1902, Mussolini moved to Switzerland to promote Socialism. He quickly gained a reputation for his magnetism and remarkable rhetorical talents. While engaging in political demonstrations, he caught the attention of Swiss authorities and was eventually expelled from the country.
        Mussolini returned to Italy in 1904 and continued promoting a Socialist agenda. He was briefly imprisoned and, upon release, became editor of the organization’s newspaper, Avanti (meaning “Forward”), which gave him a larger megaphone and expanded his influence.
        While Mussolini initially condemned Italy’s entry into World War I, he soon saw the war as an opportunity for his country to become a great power. His change in attitude broke ties with fellow Socialists, and he was expelled from the organization.
        In 1915, Mussolini joined the Italian army and fought on the front lines, reaching the rank of corporal before being wounded and discharged from the military.
        On March 23, 1919, Mussolini founded the Fascist Party, which organized several right-wing groups into a single force. The fascist movement proclaimed opposition to social class discrimination and supported nationalist sentiments. Mussolini hoped to raise Italy to levels of its great Roman past.
        Please note that it wasn’t Mussolini himself who had formed these right-wing groups but ever the opportunist he had harboured them for his own political devices.
        Now perhaps you will begin to understand the error of your original understanding of the origins of Fascism.

        The fact that I questioned you, might just indicate that I do in fact fully understand and was maybe indicating, but obviously not well enough, that you don’t in fact know what the hell you’re talking about. Because if you don’t know by now that Fascism is a completely left-wing ideology then there’s really no helping you and everything will shoot right above you numb skull.
        I don’t know where the hell you pulled that quote from, but somebody’s done you a turn and pulled the nuts out of you. You damned ignorant people who always pick up the strife after the event will never learn.
        All you have to do is read Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia”, you ignoramus. All will be explained to you in detail.

        Quote- “Fascist countries are known for their harmony and lack of internal strife. There are no conflicting parties or elections in fascist countries.”
        Really???? Spain, Argentina, Bolivia….
        With Argentina’s and Bolivia’s football stadiums of mass executions. What friggin’ planet are you on pal?
        Don’t make me fucking laugh.

        As for your claim of a lack of political opposition in USA, seriously, get of friggin’ grip of yourself and wise up a bit.

      2. Christopher (or whoever you are) your rude manner and puerile stupidity make your responses somewhat farcical.
        I have of course read Homage to Catalonia. I am very well read thanks. I certainly wouldn’t make the silly mistake of calling fascism left-wing. Neither would I try and portray Mussolini as left-wing despite his early leanings.
        You need to grow up and start talking like an adult instead of a silly teenager. The ignorance is all yours.

I'd like to hear from you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.