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...our collective denial, and the facts behind the party lines:

when Hitler was coming
into power,
he hired thugs to burn
the German parliament
(the Rieshtag Fires)
and then he conveniently
blamed it on communists
in order to suspend
civil rights before
getting
the Jews.


this strategy goes back
Nero and Rome.
And in 1962-
Operation Northwoods
conveniently provided justification
for Northwoods
intervention inCuba.


We were set up
plane
crashes,
title:
911! Emergency
REACT
don't think, don't talk,
the truth don't feel!
blame and go
get
an adventure
even you can play
the end of the world game
democracy
life as you've known it

pull boots on, lets play
Real
Live adventure,
Schwarzenegger Governor!
hey hey what a movie,
what a bold move today
Let's Get Em, We're Positive

aliby so tidy,
so he smiles nice,
Get over your feelings
The stone
faced liars
now know

Yes the planes they did crash
into the towers but no,
not according to the before
and afterwards lies
we were told.




The strategy of staging
horrific acts
as political maneuver
to set people up
to react and wage war
when there is not ample cause
is nothing new.


You think perhaps
Americans are different
from the Germans. But me,
I can not possibly imagine
that when rumors began flying
that those ovens and for that purpose,
anyone believed it.
It was just too
preposterous.
Yet this is why Hitler
wrote in Mein Kampft that the more outrageous the thing you do;
the more possible it is
to get away with it.

No one will believe you
when you tell them what the boss
is actually doing. How preposterous to imagine the gangsters
in Washington, as bad
as they may be, the ones who performed a coup right under
our noses to get Bush into office could be as deceptive and as Hitler.
***
Well some of us do
know that it is the lie
the most dangerous thing;
not the pain we will feel
or the humiliation
we have been
duped.

Over time the truth comes
out and even now
you can research the ample
body of hard core data
to prove that it was
an incredible atrocity and an even greater cover up
that you and I lived through
on 9/11
and after which
life just plain hasnít been
as good. It was the end
of innocence like when Kennedy
but not yet the beginning of a consciousness that all
the religions of the world
have prophesized for the coming
of a new age of peace
and love that underlies
all our angers and desires--
our birthright. But did we think that
the old system was going to go
out QUIETLY? Of course not.
Only if we keep our truths
to ourselves...



yes though the shrub
is a liar that Bush
we don't like him,
it is overreaction
and a gross one
to compare him to someone
who would kill off a whole race
of people.
It is hysterical and even
if it were true
what possible good
could come from knowing?


no more bad news
will paralyze you
make you less able
make a positive difference
You fear being
emotionally
paralyzed
I too
have been so since a friend
activist
was brutally murdered
by police
He'd cried out
"political assasination"
as he was going down
two months after 9/11
I went
against forcing
immigrants fingerprints
before Iraq
I cried
it is happening here, now.

on the street a fat
businessman
was calling out immigrants
go back home
that would mean us
all of us not Native
intruders in this land

it was a sham: the quick explanations
neatly and promptly
the movies we watched
over and again
the planes crashing; how like
adventure movies
captive audience, glued sets
into trance, as we repeatedly watched
the planes crash
suspension hypnotic device
and we were made ready
retalliate!

All evidence but the flight papers
of the hijacker were gone.
The black box, the telling signs.
It was all so neat So convenient.
Instantly We had
our instant man
no mystery
REACT now!
So what if the firefighters weren't allowed to find their comrades
and investigators were whooshed away from the debris.
So what if metal can not melt from fire from those airplanes
did not reach
anywhere near
the temperatures necessary
to bend metal.
Let the laws of physics
be altered
for that one day.

so what if the evidence
was shipped off in just eleven days a plan by Controlled DemolitionsInc the same company hired
to clean up the Oklahoma City bombing melted down
in astoundingly quick
eleven days. You just want
to forget. Get even, then forget.



Yeah yeah.... We are running
out of oil.
Sure we care about waging
a war with a cause--
but the bottom
is NO
one is going to stop
US
from buying gas
get to work....

...Hey, even if
the war
WAS oily --
even if
Mister Bush found
9/11 just a little
too convenient
so what?


You want me
our own government helped stage those attacks?
You are simple
out of our mind.
even if
you were on to something,

-We are USED to it!
We watch the movies.
We know our country is corrupt.
So freaking what?
Grow up

what the little guys think
I can't believe
you get this crap published

It's not corruption
that's anathema it's
GETTING CAUGHT
loosing
we hate others and dread
for ourselves!
Lying is survival.
Isn't it?"

"But!"
Beneath the pressure
the unspoken rules
parent alcoholic
don't think, don't feel, don't talk...

And I think of George Bush
had to fight psychosis
or addiction or both
find solace in fundamentalism
religion,
while maintaining the rules
protect the alcoholic leader.

And I cringe
above all else- support
the increase of the Gross
national product.
oil we need
our supply dries up
the prices go
through the roof.



I'm not nice.
un-Christian
untidy ,
opinionated
emotional.
shrill.
Am and always have been
out of fashion.

the take-a-chill-pill pundits day
we're out of mind
misplaced in time
too tribal.
country
someone stealing
the presidency waging
a phony war
overlooked but
I am the one
who is nuts.
In a country
where
a president can be impeached
for getting a blow job
and another can
continue after lying
ignoring the whole world,
I am nuts?

The system
just like
alcoholic parent
depended upon as children.
We have learned
in the home,
in schools or churches synagogues bond with the one
who controls.
truth nuts
unkind,
unfriendly,
enemy the (mind) State
screaming that the emperor has
no balls
I'm the weak one?
.... For Screaming.
If I really
had it together
supply oily facts
But not the ones
that get at our eyes.

What good your diatribe?
So what
if we've
all been set up?
what if Oswald was a patsy
and King's assasin:
CIA?

Write
a scientist
not maniac
We want you
supply false facts or
no one
will read you
Conspiracy Nut
just want attention....
Aren't getting enough in the bedroom.

Yes, we've heard somewhere
that the gangsters in Washington
did big business with binLadins
the family was the first
to be flown out of here
after the ceasation
the grounding of planes.

No I don't find it
too strange
can't find Osama
but he can send us
tapes and messages.
He still did it, we aren't protecting him.
So what if in those videos
looked nothing like him
Meet Fatty binLadin. Why not.

our country
free speech,
for justice and truth.
the difference
between this country and others
is that you can write
this crap and not get jailed.

So what if no one
will read it
because
being comfortable is God?
don't read what makes
me queezy.
My life is hard.
Get me a pill,
you pill. And just when
I was about to put my feet
up watch the news.
I need this, lady.
Go cry to your therapist.
***

still
What if.
your father who abused you--
once murdered someone.
You would hystericalize me,
rather than cope
the hysteria truth
might evoke

because part of who you
fancy yourself
to be is tied up
in the image of a father
provided for you.

Your denial would be tied
yourself son or daughter,
regardless of how bad
he might have been
After all you needed him....l
ike we needed a strong leader after the shock of 9/11.
Don't tell me the man in charge DID it! You slime!


listen, think
someone who bonded
to a mother who was
an alcoholic but
to whom your allegiance
was to keep her secret
until.
One day
You came out of the closet, though she did not.

imagine someone
bonded to an abuser
he now wants you to believe in.
Just imagine
for a minute,
will you?
Einstein
said
imagination is more
important than knowledge....


You say
our government
better than others
Yes, it looks kinda like fascism
but no, it isn't
fascism Yet.


I want our corrupted
system to crack
badly exposing lies,
the whole mess
replaced
of by and for
the people and not
corporations

we can tease apart
the truth from the lies,
we can tip the balance
towards truth

The truth- my truth,
beyond your wildest imaginings,
how bad the little State
within our country
I wince at rejection, your reaction one editor went apeshit

So I need this intro
We said "Never Again,"
"It canít happen in America"
(North).
We say yes though the shrub is a liar (Bush)
we do not like him,
it is certainly overreaction
and a gross one
to compare him to someone
who would kill off a whole race
of people.
It is hysterical and even
if it were true
what possible good
could come from knowing?


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Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 11/6/2003
Is you crazy?
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 11/6/2003
Enjoyed ure write!!!!
Reviewed by Aamie Burnley 11/6/2003
... first there was the "magic bullet" that wounded gov. conley and killed kennedy (twice). too many lies, now, after 40 years, and anybody can make anyone believe anything. no winners anymore, tova, me dear. keep fighting back!!!!!

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