The dictionary definition of Cannibalism is:
1. The act of eating human flesh or the flesh of one’s own kind.
2. Savage and inhuman cruelty.
We are cannibals.
Our pastime is cannibalism.
We feed on the flesh of the tired,
Our bread is baked
in the pyres of the oppressed
our butter churned
from milk stolen from their nurseries.
Americans fear many things,
but what we are most afraid of is the truth
we are afraid that if we look up from our dinner table
we will realize that what Cain did to Abel
is nothing compared to what we do each day
and no matter how many prayers we pray,
our deeds can never be undone
once our dinner plate is empty,
we cannot regurgitate humanity.
The only thing we can do
is stop accepting another plateful
and then another…
and we can stand up
and say ENOUGH,
walk away from the table
and refuse to pay the bill.