Spangled Star Banners
Oh say, did you notice
a national predative anthem?
without reflection of starlight
sent or received,
From waving flags predicting elite weapons
fueled by complexly masculine
militarized corporate industries
of mutual defensive risks
against international cooperative opportunities
In smoke-filled dawns of manifest destiny
toward freedom for all
self-righteous straight white males
especially with a divine right
as Earth's owners of enslaved
and home to the brave mercenaries
and divestment technologies.
is based on a patriarchal
Nowhere in our personal experience
nor our economic or political history
have we fought for freedom.
We do fight against oppression
but we flee,
apart or together, toward freedom.
Emigration is about exodus
toward hope and freedom.
our collective fears and angers,
These are about lands taken from reserved,
and enslaved laborers,
forced immigrants into non-elite oppressions
elite v non-elite dualism,
absence of win/win communication,
Where polypathic left with right win/win prominence
longs for polycultural confluence
rather than cognitive/affective dissonance,
predicting nationalistic predative anthems
sung empty-heartedly and robotically
with elitist left-brain opulence.
If we sing it loud enough
we must be patriotically true,
But, to whom?