Watch it Burn

Posted by on Sep 1, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, politics, Revolution, Survival

There comes a time when history goes in reverse.
As much as you try, it hurts.
The world you know is not what you wanted.
The people you hear talk, too blunted.

Hurting your brain and ears.
Speaking another language you fear
Hate in their hearts.
Nothing you can do to restart

What has begun.
The world is becoming undone.
There will be riots in the streets.
There will be a revolution to defeat.

The division that has always been within.
True progress now portrayed as sin.
Welcome to the end.
Watch it unravel before your eyes.

False Messiah’s speaking on the steps where prophets stood.
Preaching unity.
After sewing hate with impunity.
Millions cheering them speak.

They prey on the dumb and weak.
They are the majority now it would seem.
They all have guns.
They all know it has begun.

The toppling of this country will come
By the use of the freedoms we have spun.
Freedom of speech turned into the freedom of hate.
Freedom of religion turned into the freedom to sedate.

Is it too late?
No sense in trying to relate.
Revel in the end of an empire.
Drink a beer, watch the game, start a fire and watch it burn.



  1. Akbar Lightning
    September 1, 2010

    “Preaching unity.
    After sewing hate with impunity.”

    my favorite line…bravo…

    although i do not think one ought to have an enthusiasm for the chaos…one nevertheless must always temper the dissatisfaction with an awareness of our attachment to old forms of historical record keeping and culture.

    i think it is a time of radical change, but i do not think there is any more or less suffering than there was in the past…

    i’m not sure we will ever be free of ignorance or regressive thinking…and i think that people like us are responses to the mass idiocy, and what would we be without the resistant soil out of which we have grown?

  2. universaltron
    September 1, 2010

    Glad you liked that line. They write themselves. I take no credit. It merely passes through me.

    In the last verse:
    Revel in the end of an empire.
    Drink a beer, watch the game, start a fire and watch it burn.

    I meant it sort of like: It’s the end of the world and I know it. And I feel fine. REM shout out. Still wonderful. Always.

    Regressive thinking has always been there. You are correct. So I don’t feel we should feel such disgust. I do feel complete disgust in the reckless pride of the ignorant. But should I? Where did we come from? Are we better now? So I agree with you on many accounts.

    I’m just trying to cope with my disgust by stating I shouldn’t be surprised because this has happened before. The Dark Ages for example after the fall of the Roman Empire.

    We have yet to experience the plague that will wipe out enlightened thought for another thousand years. I do hold onto the hope that we can make it past this and see it through. We are so close, yet still no cigar.


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