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What Patriotism Really Means

Some would have you believe a right to be free To share an ideal of ethics and defend what you feel To hold sacred a land that we stole from the American Indians To be ready to kill and forge in blood as was the independence bill To salute our chief and commander even if he commits slander There is a mind set of what these soldiers are taught it should be They are trained without exception into ego mentality They are given the acceptance and exploited into heroism But the stories that are told become twisted for the government’s bureaucracy They fill these fighters with false confidence and authoritarian attitudes They pledge them permission to fight, kill and maim Telling them we’re at war and its ok ‘cause your in harms way The soldiers’ then boost I did tour in Afghanistan and one in Iraq Showing off their pins and strips touting a false integrity of duty Sitting high they drive million dollar cannons to blow ‘em away Looking through the target range you can’t run and hide I fight for the USA This country continually flexes its muscles projecting brawn as the only way Our leaders say we have just ‘cause our freedoms in danger New threats challenge our shores terrorists now live at our back door But the true threat is imperial thinking has invaded the USA Those threats occurred thanks to US policy and corporate greed Those countries are defending their own ideology Reagan helped bring down the image of Communism by collapsing the wall But history repeats the face changed the structure remained the same Politicians create the illusion they strategize to stealth the truth To safe guard your freedoms from the terrorist they call it the patriot act first they bait you telling you about an attack then there’s the defensive scenarios where they eliminate our civil liberties little by little to justify the act the illusion of freedom to control its people through fear What a great cover to install communism through terrorism patriotism through dependency year after year never mind who’s guarding our shores they do this to make you believe to convince you it is needed soldiers come home honorably discharged yet carrying a warrior’s scar thriving off the rush of acceptance they feed the need for self acknowledgment Wearing dark sunglasses driving a pick up hanging novelty nuts on their rear dressed in camouflage pants they tell their stories to keep the invasion alive

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Date: 2/22/2010 1:02:00 PM
Absolutely Brilliant! I'm sure you have heard of Bruce Lipton, if not, look him up, you will love him! love Simone
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