my personal views of how a system uses its poeple through
fear regardless of the circumstances

War Mentality 

They come from a different era

where patriotism is a just cause

they would fight for the true blue

never mind who was right or wrong


they stood staunch and egos proud

their chest out, backs straight and chins up

they come from an old style of thinking

I fight today as my father and grandfather did too.


fighting for an eye for an eye tooth for a tooth

I will die to serve my country even if its a lie

if you try to invade our land

we will come and conquer you


we are defenders of the truth

but the old timers forget

and the young ones have a narrow point of view

there was a time when the immigrants were Irish, Italians and jews


racism was rampant and that hasn't changed

Christians today still preach

'Jesus is savior they say repent your evil ways

pushing their rhetoric just like the roman empire did


amazingly America seems to be doing the same

history seems to repeat itself time and time again

war, religion, oil and what we perceive  as freedom

we invade again and again and call it defending democracy


yet the intelligence comes from spies and other governments

because they have shared interests in different types of policy

they all carefully choose their words

because one slip of the lip could trigger war as it has happened before


todays war on terrorism is a campaign designed  to instill pain

and un-trust to drain our resources from us

And our leader claimed up front this is not a religious war

yet he paraphrases from the bible we'll get those evil doers


you see bush fooled our religious leaders too.

he used their belief in Jesus he tricked 'em all just to get their vote

he claims he's a born again Christian and this Christians embraced him holly

but then one day bush spoke to Jesus and asked what to do with Iraq


Jesus responded Invade that country

Now don’t get me wrong Jesus was not about war

he taught of peace, love and compassion

however his message has been twisted and turned over time


and history shows the hands of Christian religious leaders are always bloody

because they twist the truth to control dictatorship is always the goal

Bush had been planning war before a judge handed him the seat

on his first day he signed a bill into law preventing any criminal charges against him


Ron Flatow (C) 2007

Submitted: May 18, 2007

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