Del “Abe” Jones
Those drums are beating once again
As we try to force our will, once more
Has our government come to the point
Thinking, all can be, resolved by war?
Maybe with some more negotiations
And the resolve, Bush speaks about
Instead of, jumping the gun (no pun)
The war in Iraq, we could be, without!
Seems all they know is threaten
To send missiles, ships and planes
But, as the war in Iraq proves
The threats and problem, still remains.
We always say, we just want peace
And only, want to do what’s right
If that is so, then I wonder why
All we do is send our young to fight.
Sometimes, in our short history
We have had no other recourse
Like during the Second World War
We had no choice, but to use force.
We have a huge diplomatic corps
Who are supposed to use diplomacy
Seems they need, a refresher course
On what their job’s supposed to be.
But, that s probably not too fair
Because, the word comes from the top
And the mentality of, “Bring them on!”
Is stupid, and really needs to stop.
We say we are the greatest nation
But, the way to prove that, true
Is governed by the way we act
And, by all of the things we do.
We aren’t the Worlds policemen
Although, at times, that’s how we act
There are, other customs and beliefs
Like it or not, that is, an actual fact!
Too often, when we go to war
It’s not for the reasons that we say
It’s so the corporations can get rich
From the price of pain and death we pay.
Ten thousand years man has had wars
For one dumb reason or another
Many times the battles fought
Was with, brother against brother.
If we truly are the greatest country
With all the power we think we wield
It seems we could find a better way
Than on some bloody, battlefield.
Let s show we really are the leaders
And try some brain, instead of brawn
But, I guess that will be impossible
Until, those DC “cowboys” are gone.
©Copyright July 10, 2008 by Del “Abe” Jones
“Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has ‘closed’, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. AND I AM CAESAR.”
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“You Can’t Solve a Problem, with the Same Mind Set That Created It!”