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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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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Slay the dragons of arrogance & exceptionalism


They reek of arrogance,
exceptionalism and entitlement.
All driven by their deep
A bad seed long ago planted
into their hard hearts,
their souls are lost
and likely never to be found.
They pontificate from the 
grand stages of power 
inside their guarded capitals
in Washington, London, 
Tel Aviv and Brussels.
Their hallowed halls
are now hollow shells
covered with aging vines
that no longer bear fruit.
The walls are crumbling
but they rage on,
bathing in silver
and gold.
They used-to-be grand,
but are now has-beens,
like the setting sun.
Yet they remain powerful
in their own minds
because they carry 
the big guns
that hold the world
to their megalomania. 
They control by fear
and force
but are 
phony pretenders
who are despised
by the people
who suffer
from the deeds
of their dark hands
that presume
to rule the world.
They have to buy,
or force,
their supposed joy,
because they know
nothing of love, beauty
or spirit.

They are the children
of the devil
who take
It is all
they know to do.

The world is moving away
from their long reign of terror
but still they pursue
the mothers, the children
and take pleasure 
in the suffering.

The staff of justice,
truth, peace, light 
and eternal love
must be plunged
into this 
heart of darkness,
that it might be banished
from the thrones
from which
it has ruled.

For too long
the people have suffered
from this mean hand
but its days
are numbered
as we awaken
from our long sleep.
The fear is gone
from our hearts
as we see 
that the source
of our pain
only has the power
that we give them.
Reject their power
and live again.


Anonymous Elizabeth said...

That's lovely, Bruce - very rousing!

2/14/24, 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said Bruce! Thanks so much 🥰

2/14/24, 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Lou Kimball said...

"Reject their power and live again." Well said, Bruce.

2/22/24, 10:02 AM  

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