Insanity Is

Insanity is supporting a country

that beheads civilians

for witchcraft and sorcery

a country that treats women like property

a country that openly funds terrorism

a country that birthed 17 of the 19 hijackers

on the 11th of September

seventeen years ago

insanity is selling this country

state-of-the-art weaponry

to slaughter civilians in Yemen

insanity is listening

as Saudi Arabian spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki

says that the attack on a school bus

that killed dozens of innocent children

was in fact, “Legitimate military action,

in accordance with international humanitarian law”

and that it was

in retaliation for a missile strike by rebels

insanity is selling the Saudis planes

and selling them bombs

and then refueling the planes that we sold them

in mid-air

so they can drop more bombs that we sold them

on Yemeni civilians,

like these school children

insanity is believing that

if they weren’t dropping the bombs for us

we wouldn’t be

insanity is having two fully functioning eyes

and still being unable to see

that this is so very wrong

insanity is ignoring all these things

but getting angry when athletes kneel down

during a jingoistic fucking song

insanity is getting teary-eyed

as we sing along

insanity is funding the IDF

instead of education and healthcare

and ignoring the destruction of Gaza

as if we’re unaware

insanity is pretending Wahhabism and Zionism

represent Muslims and Jews

insanity is thinking that,

when tax-day comes,

we don’t get to choose

that we have to send our taxes

to Bibi and Al Saud

insanity is believing

that resistance is not “allowed”

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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