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The Would Be Nice Part

March 22, 2021

Of an overused well worn cliche

Is its constant repetition renders it

Meaningless therefore useless to say


Captain Joe seems to be ending

His public statements with some

Version of God bless our troops


As some sort of unstoppable vebal tic

Manifested by the mindless yammering

That freedom is protected by mercenaries


Doing corporations biddings to secure

Resources instead of liberating lives

From the grinding wheel of consumption


For the Trillion dollars the government

Wastes of your hard earned tax dollars

Towards the military industrial complex


Are you aware of any specific skirmish

War or conflict the troops are engaged in

Allegedly protecting your alleged freedom


Time’s up…….no.. just a vague notion that

The invisible troop putting themselves in

Harms way for corporate profit resources


Gets “special” seatings on airlines plus

Other random discounts for belonging to

A group whose basic job is to kill people


Not to maintain some living liberation

Aquired at the point of a gun rather the

Freedom to buy stuff via cheap labor


Which if it didn’t exist wouldn’t need anyway

So the cliché continues like a hole in the wall

Behind the doorknob so you know it is there


Instead of demanding that fellow humans

Are not only not harmed but fed and sheltered

Sharing a basic dignity that everyone wants


“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.”


– Smedley D. Butler,


War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier


My unhopeful guess is that Joe’s tic is a

Slow and steady drumbeat march to an

Inevitable preparation for troops usage


So when an alleged “need” arises

Society will be psychologically “ready”

Having been given their weakly reminder


“Just an observation, maybe I need different glasses.”


– Angelo Devlin

From → dark, Quotes, random, WMD's

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