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Just Admit It
by Scott Allan Tacke

Tuesday, April 08, 2008
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Here is my diatribe against the euphemistic nonsense we call 'politically correctness.' And my homage to the role of 'devil's advocate.'


Just Admit It



For what, one must ask, do we watch what we say?

Does it keep our true feelings from going astray?

Or alter what anyone thinks in their mind?

When pondered, there’s only white lies there to find.

Just admit it.

Each time you exceed the speed limit they’ve made,

You’ve proven how most laws are just a charade.

We only obey in the fear of a fine,

Yet find ourselves ticketed more than one time.

Just admit it.

If a general thinks women should not join the Corps,

Could it be such a veteran knows more about war?

All men should be free, and all women should too,

But not every woman should do what men do.

Just admit it.

We’re created equal most people would say,

But Greece, Rome, or here in the US today,

We all have our rights that none should violate,

But there’s no debating our minds are as great

As Plato’s, DaVinci’s, nor Bonaparte’s, who

No person alive can claim they’re equal to.

Just admit it.

Yet we’re making quotas in every workplace

Insuring the work line has ten from each race.

This doesn’t insure for these trust or respect.

In fact, it demeans those we try to protect.

Our African brethren we started this for

Have had enough time to be angry and sore.

And this won’t diminish the import or debt,

But can't we forgive and yet still not forget?

Just admit it.

Don’t focus on hues of red, brown, yellow, black,

You’ll find there’s no need to defend nor attack.

The truth is: Each day we declare and bemoan

Our differences, they are more vividly shown.

The fact is, we all have a lineage to trace.

If we’re not content with our race, rank, or place,

It’s our right as souls in the form we’ve been cast

To forge ahead making our history the past.

Just admit it.

And what of gays we’ve all been forced to accept?

Could there be a law we’ve been sure to neglect?

In my life I’ve not seen an eagle nor bass,

Nor bear nor giraffe insert into an ass

The organ that serves to continue their race.

Such acts Mother Nature would judge a disgrace.

There’s only two things we as animals do:

Make sure we survive and make little ones too.

The pleasure of sex insures we’ll mate once more...

With opposite genders, but not the back door.

Just admit it.

Admit it, you want that close, front parking space,

Regardless of whether you limp with a brace.

And why can’t my coffee be discounted too?

Why must I pay more if I’m not sixty-two?

Just admit it.

We cannot say cripple, or faggot, or fat.

There’s lawsuits galore to make sure about that.

So have our skins grown so incredibly thin,

Or do people’s hearts change with new synonyms?

We’re niggers and crackers and rednecks and japs,

Wetbacks, redfaces, and retarded saps.

There’s honkeys and chinks, perverts and kikes,

Camel jockeys, homos, morons and dikes.

It’s time we admit things aren’t going so well;

That we wish those unlike us would just go to Hell!

It’s natural for species to feel some disgust,

And treat those with differences with some distrust.

But it isn’t natural or healthy to hide

Behind etiquette what we’re feeling inside.

Just admit it.

Honesty and truth would be the last step toward recognizing our conflicts,

And the first step toward resolving them...

Just admit it.



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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/23/2008

“Just Admit It”

An outstanding composition for its subjects dealt and artistic flow. From the first to the closing lines all is art, knowledge and poetic task fully accomplished.

The poem flows over the river of critical analysis of our society, and the voice of the Poet sounds wit and wise through the lines of “Just Admit It” and materializes depicting of our social realities.

The fifth, sixth and seventh stanzas recall SODOM, which is now represented by the priesthood of Aglican, Episcopal and Roman churches, and many other affiliated criminal cartels that practices sodomy and pedophile. They also show the background of the time when abduction was a "natural practice", all done as a regular trade by Christians, Anglican and Catholics; time that kidnapping was good business for the ABDUCTORS, and good business for the Christians that bought the “product” in the “NEW WORLD” to be traded in the name of their Christians gods, – the head of Canterbury and the Vatican.

Disdain used to be kids’ training for vandalism and other wrong-doings. The word “NICE” was a must then to express disapproval, disgust and to tease negatively. It comes from Latin NESCIUS, moron, ignorant, stupid, and RETARDED. It is exactly what the word “NICE” means, no matter what the lexicographers say. The fourth word of the ninth stanza is a simple example of our indifferent and ignorant society.

I have enjoyed the reading of poem that honors the langauge and enriches the pages of Poetry,

Keep Your pen busy, Poet.

In respect and admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 4/10/2008
Bold, thought-provoking and unbeleivably packed with truths...
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 4/8/2008
This is a very bold write, which shows a strong sense of identity. The news is full of stories based on frivolous lawsuits about offended feelings. As if the courts are not backlogged as is? Radio and TV personalities must watch every word or they are subject to fines or dismissal. America goes from one extreme to another. I think one of the biggest and most shameful changes has been the elimination of The Pledge of Allegiance in schools. God forbid I go to another country and force them to change their traditions instead of respect them. I also have a gripe about illegal aliens. I don't have a problem with folks coming here, but they should go about it legally and pay the same taxes I pay. Where I work, I met several illegals (toting fake ID cards & green cards) who claim multiple children when they don't have kids. Of course, when it comes time to file a tax return, they are long gone; back to their country. The rest of us pay the price. I respect folks that come here and go by our rules, just like I have to. Not to mention that illegals occupy jobs and cheap housing that could be occupied by hard-working Americans. Sad! You've written a powerful piece about speaking out instead of holding back to protect feelings. This used to be a country proud to offer free speech. I guess the definition of free speech has changed over the years; mandated by politicians who cower before conflict instead of standing proud alongside tradition and some of the greatest documents of our past. Brave, fresh, and provocative! Well done:)
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 4/8/2008
Lenny Bruce had it right, but he'd have no career today. I despise PC crap. I agree with many of your comments throughout this. People are far too sensitive and it comes down to being like the thought police watching we don't say blackboard. This is something people should read and stop taking everything so seriously.
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 4/8/2008
Hey Scott,

Read your poem along with my daughter. We are from Portland, Oregon which if you even whispered the way you felt on any given subject you could get in big trouble. It's a very draining experience to be expected to be "politically correct" when it seems those forcing the correctness scream loud and clear whatever they want, whenever they want. I managed to stand my ground of balance in the midst of this circle and found that a gentle, yet firm answer and showing true love for the person regardless of their race or sexual orientation was the way to go. It didn't mean I had to agree or condone or lie my way through the day, it just meant they found out soon enough that I am who I am and if you want to rise above your circumstances stop complaining and do something about it. I know, I did it. I had to train many a person not qualified for my job because they were chosen without regard of skill. Funny how most abhored my beliefs but when they were down and out I was the first one they came to. I count it a true victory that two of the hardest athiest politically correct doctors cried when I left. I'm not trying to pat myself on the back just agreeing with your poem, every word, and hope that my response shows how I handled the above conflicts. Thanks for the boldness to write such words. Your to be commended. Cheers, Deborah
Reviewed by Charlie 4/8/2008
You know, Scott... I think this is a pretty important write. I certainly matters what we think about those who are different from ourselves, but to have it become political is insane!

The other day, looking through some of my dad's old things, I ran across a grammar book he'd used back in his elementary days-- a workbook on manners!! It was adorable. I love that they taught that stuff-- decorum-- the when to's and when not to's-- what to do with that runny nose at the restaurant-- what to say if you really, really need to GO-- funny stuff.

I think we have two very opposing factions here-- those who are just in-your-face-I'll-do-what-I-want, and those who are not-on-my-watch-you-don't... So in the end, this politically correctness forced from the latter on the former, is just simply never gonna work.

My dad's generation had some severe problems for all their proper wordage... and our generation has severe problems as well, for all our scream-and-holler-till-you-get-attention-ness. Your advice is a good moderate voice to squelch the steam-rollers who will vie to out squoosh the other. There's no need to wear your attitude on your chest in bold lettering... but when you speak (in a normal voice, please!) tell the truth without all the paint, for sure!

(Okay...way lengthy...over and out.) --Charlie
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