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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ain't No Maidan Allowed Here



The US government
supported the violent
Maidan in Kiev
that set Ukraine
on path
to civil war
on Russia's border

The US government
funded much of
violent uprising
against Socialist
government in
Venezuela

The US government
was linked
to 'Occupy Hong Kong'
wanting to give China
a black eye
and balkanized
future

on and on
the story goes

The US government
opposed the largely
non-violent
Occupy movement
across America
the message of
the 99%
a big threat
to the ruling 1%

The US government
fears the Ferguson
inspired protests
now happening
across the nation
violent police
sent in to break
the backs
of the growing
solidarity movement

MLK called the US
"The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today"
King was killed
for uttering those
prophetic words
while trying to end
the slaughter in Vietnam
and bring social justice
to poor people back home

Obama lectures
the nation
about staying
'peaceful'
after the
Grand Jury spectacle
was announced

The half-steppin prez
said
“You know, this is a country that allows everybody to express their views, allows them to peacefully assemble to protest actions that they think are unjust...but using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are.”

Yes
Washington loves
the rule of law
when it suits
their fancy
when it works
in their favor
when it is
convenient
when it looks good
on TV

but mostly
Washington
loves violence
to create
chaos
instability
regime change
in other places

but we can't have
regime change
here at home

Sitting on the steps
of city hall
in St. Louie
chanting
for real justice
not allowed
riot cops called in
break up the crowd
ain't gonna be
no Maidan
allowed here
in the USA

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