sleeping giant

May 8, 2013

in this country
they will ban a book
before they ban a semi-automatic weapon.

because they know…
that a fully loaded mind
is powerful enough
to bring down corrupt governments
dressed in democracy
of the people
for the people.

(this shit has never been by the people).

in this country
they will fund wars
before they fund schools

because they know…
that an educated mind
is powerful enough to declare war
on things that matter:
hunger. poverty. racism.

education is under attack.

the ABC’s are held hostage
behind deficits and budgets.
they cut and shred
the safety net.

the system is fixed
for our children to fail.

so they blame it on teachers
and parents and anyone but themselves
because they know.
that if they put money into education
our children may just wake up.
(hell, we may wake up)
and realize we are a sleeping giant.

we don’t have lobbyists
pouring money into their campaigns.
but the collective power of our free minds
is capable enough to raise a level of consciousness
that could get this shit done right
once and for all.

in this country
they are failing our children with purpose.

2 Responses to “sleeping giant”

  1. They tie our hands, then blame us for all the failures.
    They bind our missions, then complain about lack of vision.
    They appease us with words, then eviscerate us in speeches.
    The money trail tells the real tale…the money always wins:
    The Golden Rule…those with the gold make the rules.

    But I will not give in. I will not cave. I will raise and teach the children of our future to think, believe, care, react, THINK, and stand up.

  2. Tracy Says:

    99% truth, S. I leave out that 1% because I refuse to believe that there’s not one kind, soul there trying to do the right thing by the nation.

    If you rise in protest against the blatant mistreatment by the gov’t, you get labelled extremist or “un-patriotic”.

    I’m sure the founders would be appalled that after all of their hard work & dedication to freeing British citizens from a corrupt gov’t, that it would later be undone by a bunch of heartless, narcissistic psychopaths.

    I hope that the country wakes up sooner than later. It’s time to put the power back where it was originally intended: into the hands of the people. I think that everyone has forgotten that elected officials are “employees” of the people- not the other way around?

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