War Machines

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mtmynd
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War Machines

Post by mtmynd » November 9th, 2019, 11:35 am

War Machines

the war dogs are howlin'
from their white house
the skies they're crawlin'
with the screamin' hawks
while another kid goes hungry
his mother dying in pain

those troubadours are singin'
words meant for the wise
while another 100 billion
are spent in foolish folly
paid for by tongues silenced
from fear of speaking out

the world is shaking
while the rich are banking
on an outcome that just may
leave them financially well off
at the expense of slave labor
just enough to keep 'em starved

they use excuses like terror
but the terror rises from them
that yell for more blood
to be spilled across the deserts
seeping down to taint the oil
quenching war machines endless thirst

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Cecil B. Lee

(written in 2002 during another endless war... aren't they all the same..?)
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Re: War Machines

Post by mnaz » November 9th, 2019, 5:23 pm

And poets keep writin' it down,
in relative poverty of political capital..

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Re: War Machines

Post by sasha » November 9th, 2019, 5:36 pm

seems like 1968 was only yesterday...
...or maybe it was... same fucking war, just a different theater...
brutality and its apologists today don't look too unlike those of yesteryear
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Re: War Machines

Post by saw » November 11th, 2019, 9:23 am

one cannot minimize the impact or the arms dealers
these are big players in the scheme of things, and then of course
quite often a country has something we want....like oil
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Re: War Machines

Post by sasha » November 11th, 2019, 9:56 am

... and since the US is now the world's leading producer of oil (with 18% of market share), pushing Russian down to #3, it makes our politicians ripe for the picking (i.e., bribing) by oligarchs unsatisfied with their paltry $2.3B/yr annual salaries.....

...follow the money... but don't take your eyes off the road, lest you find your nose firmly embedded between the ass-cheeks of some "duly elected" official in mindless pursuit of filthy lucre....

money money money money money makes the world go DOWN.....
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Re: War Machines

Post by mtmynd » November 11th, 2019, 10:35 am

Mankind's ongoing battles and wars in a pre-failed dream to become supreme.

Supremacy is but a fleeing idea held together only by mankind's faith in winners and losers...

The Yin/Yang need for survival ... a win/lose need to keep the fires of thought alight.
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