Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Friday, May 12, 2017

We Are Free....


The sheep
are being herded
into the corral
for shearing
and eventual
slaughter

The media
does its job
group think
is the imperative

any lambs
that slip
outside the
cage
are to be
shorn first
reminding
others
what happens
to those
that don't
stay in line

The liberals
demonize
Russia

Bernie
embraces
the 'resistance'
in Syria

Activists
defend the
FBI director
who heads
an agency
known
for infiltration
and destruction
of 'radical' groups

The CIA,
long linked
to drug running
arms sales
assassinations
coups d'etat,
claims
purity
much like
the Vatican Bank

Up
is down
War
is peace
In
is out
Freedom
ain't so free
Independence
is restricted

Free thought
and expression
are shunned,
like lepers
sent
to remote
islands

Fear
now reigns
like
the mad
kings and queens

We are
reluctant
to think
for ourselves
to speak
about
what we see

Don't stand out
keep your
mouths
shut tight
it might
just cost
you
something
or someone
you love

Back
into the pen
safe
and
sound

Everything
is normal
now.....

Bruce

2 Comments:

Blogger Ariel said...

Powerful poem. Oh, yes, how we crave our normality... even as it leads to our destruction.

There is another way out of this duality, though. It's plain and simple, and very spiritual. We just start caring more for each other, loving deeper.

5/12/17, 12:32 PM  
Blogger Bruce K. Gagnon said...

Thx Ariel - well said and so darn true.

5/12/17, 2:19 PM  

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