29 People

According to Merriam-Webster,

the definition of terrorism is

“The use of violent acts

to frighten the people in an area

as a way of trying to achieve

a political goal.”

 

29 people were killed today in a terrorist attack.

29 human beings were killed today in a terrorist attack.

29 civilians were killed today in a terrorist attack

at a small hotel

in a market

in the north of Yemen

in the Sahar District,

but the terrorists

are our drug dealers

and the civilians they slaughtered

were not white

and were not American

so you won’t hear about it

and if you do hear about it

you won’t care

and if you do care

you won’t do anything about it

and if you try to do something about it

you’ll get frustrated and give up

but you will never give up

that needle in your arm.

 

So, more civilians will be killed tomorrow

and the day after tomorrow

and the day after that

and so on

and so on

and so on

and so it goes…

and you will go to work

and you will pay your taxes

and you will help send more bombs

and help send more planes

and help send more terror

and help send more death

and destruction

to Yemen (and places like it)

where, even after the bombs stop falling

which won’t happen anytime soon,

but even then,

more

and more

and more

people will die

from famine and disease

and this is just in Yemen

and this is just our drug dealer

getting their kicks

using the stones and sticks that we gave them

to beat the shit out of a scrawny little kid

so we can take the lunch money

after he’s been bloodied

and left for dead.

 

For the Saudis,

war is turning into a hobby

but for us

it is our way of life,

it’s all we know

but we don’t know

or at least we pretend not to

as we cry today

for 8 civilians killed by terrorism

in NYC

but pretend not to see

the 29 civilians who were killed by terrorism

in Yemen

killed by American made bombs

in Yemen

killed by American made planes

in Yemen

killed by America’s drug dealer

in Yemen

killed by one of America’s best friends

in Yemen.

 

Yemen is being executed.

We didn’t strap them in the chair,

no, the Saudis did that,

but we build the chair

and we can shut off the power

anytime we’d like.

But we won’t,

we would never do that

just like we won’t pull the plug

from the dozens of chairs

that we’re using

all over the world.

 

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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