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  WAR !
by Tom Hyland
Friday, July 20, 2012
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Yet Another NON-Poem in Three Line Form ...

Is it Easier to Read than Prose?

PROLOGUE ...

HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF INNOCENT BYSTANDERS HAVE DIED AS 'COLLATERAL DAMAGE' ... MANY MORE THAN THE ACTUAL COMBATANTS!

"MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN" ...

I Certainly Hope So!






WAR !


© - Tom Hyland - 7/20/12


WHAT A ROTTEN THREE-LETTER WORD !

Basically, the Chronology of the World is Run by a War ‘Time-Line’.

Ancient Greeks - Trojan War ...
Sparta and Athens - Always Fighting with Each Other.
Ancient Romans - Conquering the World!

The Bible - “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho...”
Jews in Captivity in Babylonia ... in Egypt ...
David Slew Goliath ...

Palestinians Versus Jews ...
Romans Versus Jews ...
Arabs Versus Jews ...

England Versus France ...
France Versus Spain ...
England Versus Spain ...

British Colonization - Spanish Colonization ...
Portugese ... Dutch ... Italian ...
Global Expansionism!

“Divide and Conquer!”

TAKE! TAKE! TAKE!

“WAR IS HELL!”

African Tribal Wars ...
American Indian Tribal Wars ...
The CRUSADES - Christians Versus Saracens ...

HATRED SEETHING FOREVER INTO THE FUTURE!

100 Years War ...
7-Day War ...
The French and Indian War ...

The ‘War of Independence’ ... 1776 ...
The War of 1812 ...
The Civil War - 1864 ...

The Spanish-American War - 1898 ...
The First World War - 1914 ...
The Second World War - 1940 ...

The ‘Korean Conflict’ - 1950 ...
The Viet Nam War - 1967 ...
‘Desert Storm’ - 1990 ...

The Afghanistan War - 2001 ... STILL RUNNING!
The Iraq War - 2003 ...
BLOOD FOR ... DOPE & OIL ...

Religious Wars - Tribal Wars ...
Still Going On Today ... All Over the World ...
People HATING People ...

Thieving, Lying, Conniving Politicians and Governments ...
Grabbing, Taking, Stealing ...
SCREWING THE PUBLIC!

Which Brings Us to the Real Meat of the Matter ...

FAILURES ...

The ‘War on Poverty’ ... A SICK Joke!
The ‘War on Drugs’ ... An Even SICKER Joke!
The ‘War on Crime’ ... GANG-BANGERS LAUGHING ...


Which Now Brings to My Mind ...
Yesterday’s TRAGEDY at Aurora, Colorado ...
WHY DID IT HAPPEN?

Because of Two FAILURES of Government ...
1. FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS SHOULD BE BANNED!
2. LACK OF THE DETERRENT OF ‘CAPITAL PUNISHMENT’!

I Don’t Care What The Second Amendment Says!
I Don’t Care What the Damned NRA Says!
Even REAL Hunters Do NOT Need AUTOMATIC Weapons!

They Should All Be Confiscated!
Only Military, Security, and Police Personnel Should Have Them!
NO OTHERS!

PERIOD!

Regarding ‘Capital Punishment’ ...
DEATH to MURDERERS and RAPISTS ...
Is The ONLY GUARANTEE to Society That ...

Those Convicted Felons Can Never Ever Kill Another Innocent Victim!
Another Inmate? A Prison Guard?
A Motorist If They Escape?

Why Should Our Taxpayer Dollars Keep The SOB’s Alive ...
For 10-20-30-40 Years or More?
WHY?

Somewhere in Leviticus it Says:
“AN EYE FOR AN EYE ...A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH!”

What ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ Really Need Is ...
TWO NEW WARS ...

A ‘War on Stupidity’ ... And ... A ‘War on Crooked Politicians’ ...

© - TKH.
 



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Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 8/6/2012
Agree a thousand percent with your conclusions. Unfortunately I fear that the war on stupidity qwould be waged by crooked politicvians, which would be rather like the ox given the keys to the henhouse!!!

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by John Martin 7/21/2012
Amen...Any body who thinks wars are a good thing ain't never been in one. Anders Breivik shot 77 young kids to death in July 2011 in Norway.... His "punishment"...21 years in a private luxery suite with large flat screen sattelite TV...a personal trainor..heated pool and air conditioning at tax payers expense. There is only one new law that needs to be passed....vicious murdering sick b*stards pay promptly with their lives.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/21/2012
I'm with you 100% except for that biblical quote. I would prefer, “Swift Justice and the punishment fits the crime.” It is really strange that when it's a person committing murder we have all these courts and checks and balances, accompanied by expensive warehousing. However, when it's a country, we call it war and kill with impunity. Since when does war have to be a legitimate institution? It's state-sponsored murder, that's all. Why are we deluding ourselves saying we need defense when we go on the offense and annihilate and always have a lot of collateral damage like Hiroshima. Where is the sanity in the constitutional right?

Ron
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/21/2012
A ‘War on Stupidity’ ... And ... A ‘War on Crooked Politicians’ ...

That pretty well sums it up, Tom. And sadly, "war" continues to rage all over, all the time... ...even within the self of many individuals. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 7/21/2012
As sad as this horrific event is for the victims and families, my feeble mind asks...Where did the "professional student" perp get the money to buy the weapons, ammo, chemicals, combat-outfit, etc.(tax-payers-govt. loans)??? What were young children and babies doing in the movie theater at that hour??? Another good, questioning "rant", Tom.

Blessings and love - Micke
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/21/2012
I think as well a war on ranting and raving poets would be a way to go...the first to go? You & me, never again would we be free, awww, gee...e
Reviewed by jude forese 7/21/2012
mankind has always been a violent hostile creature as well as a true survivalist ...
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 7/21/2012
Tom, on all that you've written here, I could not agree with you more... As far as guns, I am a pistol shooting enthusiast, shooting at a local range at least once a week. In California, unable to legally purchase them, magazines containing more than ten rounds are absolutely against the law as are assault rifles. Problem is, of course, the crooks and crazies have ways, outside of the law, to obtain what they want. But Yes, all assault rifles across the country should be banned.
Mark
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/21/2012
Wars are made by cowards, starting with priests and politicians, instead of standing up to them, we should stand with those we are commanded to love. Bless ya!
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 7/20/2012
Your anger and bewilderment are justified - this is a litany of man made horror.
Reviewed by John Coppolella 7/20/2012
Calling, Batman, Superman, and all the rest. Where are you now? Gotham City is not the only place you are needed badly. We have clearly lost our way. The disconnect between us will shatter humanity if left to mend itself. We flee the theater of our lives in fear. From Colorado to Damascus, opinions are divided on what to do. Our leaders have taken their pay-offs and given a blind eye every time, leaving us with cold comfort and hollow words after each tragedy wounds us. Nothing ever changes. This is bloody hell war on the human race.

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