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Chiseled In Stone

History’s rhymes might seem coincidental but they’re chiseled in stone they are fundamental   war feeds the market and keeps it alive war is the reason this system survives   they’re still taking our bread to build death machines and … Continue reading

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Origins

An Ancestry.com DNA test tells me that these are my origins: Ireland/Scotland/Wales, Europe East, Europe West, Iberian Peninsula, Europe South, European Jewish, Great Britain, Native American, Scandinavia, Finland/Northwest Russia but the only thing that connects me to my ancestors is … Continue reading

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Some Suggested Books

A Peoples’ History of the United States by Howard Zinn An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz War is a Racket by Gen. Smedley Butler Hiroshima by John Hersey Autobiography of Malcolm X Obedience to Authority … Continue reading

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Gone

Youth                 gone friends               gone family                gone sanity                 gone religion              gone hope                   gone dreams              gone patience            gone fear                    gone anger                 gone hatred               gone towers               gone smoke               gone 16                      years gone.                It seems              as though            the only                 thing left                   is war.

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Gold

We cannot leave we cannot go back we have nowhere to go back to we’re stuck here on stolen land our native tongues cut off, cry out for home cry out for culture cry out for ancestors in languages long forgotten, … Continue reading

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Nineteen-Seventeen

100 years of drums pounding rockets red-glaring and blind men staring 100 years of red, white, and blue doing what we do best God save the queen and fuck the rest.   Leave your family leave your farm we don’t … Continue reading

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Swords Of Qādisīyah

Time for a photo-op smile, in a mile it’ll be a frown. Heres the keys to conquest bow your head as heavy swords strike you down.   Thirteen-hundred years gone by still celebrate spilled blood swords fade in the rearview … Continue reading

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