A drunken boxer irresponsibly throwing punches,
An abominable spider spinning fear-inducing illusions,
Breaking stuff just to look tough,
And wounding our minds with doublespeak’s contusions.
That’s all you are, and that’s all you do.
Ignite the skies and scorch the earth
To settle a vendetta.
Diplomacy to you
Comes out business end of a Beretta.
And all of it just to fill up a Jetta?
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli,
Send the Marines to die
Because your pals want a monopoly.
But oh no! We’re in the right!
We’ve got God on our side.
That’s a noble basis on which
The pressure’s applied.
You admit things are heating up,
So what to do? Burn more oil!
Dysfunction junction, without any compunction,
Till we’ve mined every piece of Alaskan soil.
And our country’s next Einstein
Looked down on as a failure.
‘Cause she was born in the Lower 9th,
And is still stuck in a FEMA trailer.
She dreamed of changing the world.
She was ambitious, yet humble.
Yet it was all taken away
Once the levees had crumbled.
A generation of kids
Falling behind in this nation,
‘Cause the Right wants our science
To be the Lord’s Creation.
And somewhere a 16-year-old can’t get an abortion,
And that saved tuition money’s gone in a jiffy,
Because those abstinence programs
Taught her that condoms were actually quite iffy.
And somewhere a Sam or Bob or Bill or Timmy
Can’t marry a John or Kevin or Steven or Jimmy,
And adopt themselves a little baby boo,
And have a chance at the American dream too.
I could go on, and on, and on…
There’s a laundry list of items
That requires your attention
But you choose to do things
Beyond your 3rd grade reading comprehension.
Who is it that truly has the audacity?
How is it that I’m not the patriot?
It’s time for others to repair the despair,
Because you’ve utterly failed at it.
You may tell me not to complain.
You may try to suppress my point of view.
But you’ll just sit on your thrones of shale and uranium
And watch while the fires of our indignation brew.
That’s all you can do.
I’ll speak out and run my mouth however I please,
I’ll piss and I’ll moan, I’ll scream and I’ll shout.
Because, after all, this is America,
And because I voted for you – all those years back – to get the fuck out.