Keeping us obedient, ignorant, and arrogant
Is what our leaders want
The obedient do as they’re told
The ignorant go with the flow
The arrogant put on a show
Espousing what they think that they know

America, land of the free
Only to the wealthy
Unlike other civilized nations
We must pay to stay healthy

Really we are nothing but slaves
From our cradles to our graves
Working for chump change
Struggling to survive
While the 1%ers
Own islands in the Maldives

A country divided in so many ways
Just another distraction to keep us dazed

America, a country where the media spews lies
Brainwashing the masses
To cover their asses

We are told to fear those of the Muslim Faith
Illegal aliens and of course the gays

Fingers are pointed in all the wrong places
But those to blame wear familiar faces
They wear suits and ties as their clever disguise
Only discernible to those who are wise
And aware of our Country’s demise

Gun rights are always a topic of debate
Yet another reason to divide and hate
How scary it is
When rights are more important
Than a child’s fate
With all of our firearms across the states
We will certainly destroy ourselves at this rate

Bullying is a problem for our youth
So many kids today are uncouth
Parents are distracted
By stress of all kinds
Leaving their kids to fend for themselves at times
Not feeling very wanted
They seek out attention negatively
Through the kids they have taunted

People expect the kid who’s a victim
To stand up for themselves
Through punching and hitting
Two wrongs never make a right
Yet so many believe
An eye for an eye

Using our minds is a thing of the past
These days we numb our brains
With celebrity gossip
And cars that go fast
Busy chasing the next promise
Of beauty, weight loss, fortune or fame
American priorities are so damn lame

Veterans of our country
Aren’t given much thought
Regardless of how many
Battles they’ve fought
Use them up and throw them away
They’ve gone mad from PTSD anyway

Abortion is a sin
That will earn you a ticket to hell
But cops murdering unarmed citizens
Is perfectly swell

The food industry designs food
That causes addiction
And makes us fat
Then they turn around
And blame us for that

They tell us we’re weak, gluttonous, and lazy
All while keeping the truth hazy
When our GMO riddled food
Makes us ill
Have no fear
Every symptom has a pill
Yet so few cures
Are available still

Sickness is more profitable than health
Even beauty trumps health
In a country driven by wealth
The multi billion dollar diet industry
Thrives on our insecurities

We are a nation
Preoccupied with superficiality
Obsessed with living up to
Society’s ideal reality

America, where compassion is rare
Where we are ruled by greed
And controlled by fear
Guns, violence, hate and war
America, what else are we good for?
Mass shootings, addiction, and homicides galore

Blaming our country’s problems
On drugs, crime, the homeless and poor
All while the rich keep taking more
The underdogs of society
Are not the problem
But symptoms of inequality
These symptoms are the result
Of living in a country ruled by Oligarchy

Don’t dare disrespect the flag
But being hateful and racist
Entitles you to brag
Free thinkers are scarce
While the “sheeple”
Support the corrupt leaders with fierce

I can’t believe they expect us to be patriotic
In a country that is so idiotic

It is time to stand up for human rights
It is time we all get up and fight
If we sit back and do nothing
We will surely end up in a plight
One person can’t change the world
But all of us together just might

It is critical that we try
If we keep our heads in the sand
We can kiss our beautiful planet goodbye
Denying the truth does not make it a lie
We are one love under the endless sky

Let’s start helping people
Instead of condemning
Stop creating enemies
And start befriending
People of all colors and beliefs
We all bleed
Feel happiness and grief

We are more alike than not
What we all inherently need
Cannot be bought
Love, acceptance and feeling like we matter
Is really all that we are after
Not feeling as though we are enough
Makes living a successful life
Pretty tough

Our leaders thrive
On keeping us down
As long as they have their yachts
They don’t care if we drown
Keeping us in a state
Of fear and self doubt
Is what their jobs are all about
It keeps us under their control
As money and power
Are their ultimate goals

Many Americans just turn their heads
Always believing what they are fed
Someday their choices
Will bring us all dread

Ignoring important issues
Will not change our fate
Someday the sheep will wake up
But it will be far too late
Securing the future of humanity
Just can’t wait

My children depend on it
And so do yours
America, what the hell
Are we waiting for?


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