Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Politics of Virility

The politics of virility
The politics of anger
The politics fueled by testosterone
A country like a bloated teenager
Egotistical and self absorbed
At war with itself
Taking it out on everyone else
Lacking introspection
Seeing reflection as weakness
Hating any sign of weakness
A misogynistic
Death machine
Importer of goods and services and destruction
Careening madly through the world
Knocking over whatever it chooses
Despite all this
Utterly and totally convinced of its own good intentions
Seriously so
Believing fervently in its own good
Paternalistic of all others
Demanding the one thing it cannot really give:
Oh say can you see
By the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we bombed you
And called it freedom

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