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When Will They Come For My Factor Gear?
by Glenn G Thater

Monday, July 14, 2008
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They’ll take my worn volumes of Rush and old Pat Buchanan,
They’ll shred my Hannity’s, and my O’Reilly’s and my Coulter’s so dear,
Will they leave me a single piece of my Factor Gear?

By Glenn G. Thater, Author of ‘Harbinger of Doom’

I sit in my beloved library at 34,
Reading forbidden books behind locked door,
I guard here the tomes I’m not supposed to read,
A shelf full of Rush, and North whose views I must not heed,
The old Pat Buchanans, the Hannitys, the Newts,
My dog-eared O’Reillys, and the Coulters so dear,
Should I turn down the light, should I read here in fear?
I know soon they’ll come for my Factor Gear,

Their revolution is here whether we like it or not,
It seems that they beat us without firing a shot.
Their insidious tactics took us unaware,
Shredding our once proud culture bare,

In a few short decades they’ve laid us to waste,
Their crimes too long for any reasonable space,
We called them the lefties, the liberals, the elites,
Now they’ve become the dreaded thought police,

Already they dictate how we may speak,
They steer what we read,
And tell us what to think,

They’ve rewritten our history and destroyed our heroes,
Replacing them with various lefty zeroes,
They still have a warm spot for old Uncle Joe,
Will they never learn our friends from our foes?

What year will it be when they crash through my door,
To fire my books and throw me to the floor?
When will it be that they’re finally here,
When will they come for my Factor Gear?

Long is the list of the evils they claim,
Longer still the list of our heroes whose names they’ve defamed,

Now they tell us that Columbus and Washington and old Hickory were devils,
Endless charges of intolerance and insensitivity do they level,

They tell us we’re stupid or loony or both,
Who else would ever cast a republican vote?

A culture of apology and confession,
Our begging forgiveness their daily obsession.

Their mantras - diversity and political correctness,
That’s the dogma of the fair-minded friendly leftists.

The day’s long since here that we can’t speak our minds,
They’ve rewritten the dictionary and laid it with mines
How long until Fox is thrown off the air?
Can’t I speak how I like, why isn’t that fair?

How old will I be when they break through my door,
To burn my books and toss me to the floor?
My seventies? My sixties? Could it happen that soon?
Could it happen in my forties, or tomorrow at noon?

They’ll take my worn volumes of Rush and old Pat Buchanan,
They’ll shred my Hannitys, and my O’Reillys and my Coulters so dear,
Will they leave me a single piece of my Factor Gear?

I hope that you enjoyed "When Will They Come For My Factor Gear."  Rarely does my writing delve into politics.  Typically, I write fantasy tales in the vein of Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, Roger Zelazny, Tolkien and their ilk.  My books are available for purchase from  I hope that you'll check them out.  Also, please visit my website at  

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Reviewed by The Poetess 12/24/2010
I like the way you stand up for what you believe in. This poem brings me to a place of reflecting on the wars of politics and religion, which have destroyed, since the beginning of time, the heart we need to live with - the acceptance of different minds.
Reviewed by Robert Penner 7/25/2010
Very cool poem. Such a taboo is politics when your a conservative thinker. I just joined authorsden and you are the first person I looked up. I downloaded your free book at smashwords. I look forward to reading it.
Reviewed by Glenn Thater 8/12/2008
Thanks for your comments, i'm happy to hear that you enjoyed it. I've had some rather unpleasant comments from liberals who did not appreciate it.
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 7/18/2008
I enjoyed this well-written piece. I was once a Barry Goldwater fan but the Republican Party moved away from me. I can't find a home in the Democratic Party, yet I think it's time for the pendulum to swing their way for a while. Still, I hope they don't break down your library door. Book burners are atrocious, whatever their politics.
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