Cannon Fodder No More

Cannon Fodder..

the poor.. the uneducated

.. become the peons

and pawns

of ideas which the

egomaniacal & violent

spawn

God protect them

as they huddle in fox

holes in the cold

to preserve the buillion

of billionaires

Dismantle the altars of

greed violence and ego

on which these darkpath

magicians would

have sacrificed young men

and women



Perhaps Abraham failed

the test in putting

Isaac on the altar.







SNOW ON BRANCH



As a great snowfall

can break sturdy branches

so can unexpressed

feelings make the

face blanche





**

Feed like Fodder is

a human chauvinist word

for food when given

to an animal

Author's Notes/Comments: 

CONFESSION OF THE US Many innocents died this week in NYC and DC. We
in the US are a generous, loving, hardworking innovative, and
uncasteconscious people and yet
AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE OUR PRESIDENTS
HAVE BOMBED MILLIONS OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS.
President Roosevelt helped Churchill bomb Dresden Germany. Harry
Truman became the only man in history to drop the atom bomb.. bombed
hundreds of thousands in Nagasaki and Hiroshima Japan George Bush,
Dick Cheney, and Colin Powell bombed hundreds of thousands in Iraq.
William Clinton bombed hundreds of thousands in Serbia, Iraq, Sudan.
Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger bombed millions in
Cambodia and Vietnam. Forgive our soldiers for throwing people out of
helicopters, for shooting in My Lai
WE HAVE BEEN THE GREAT PUNISHERS
having 2 million nonviolent drug users in jail We are one of 2
countries allowing the execution of juveniles.
WE HAVE BEEN THE CHILD ABUSERS
.. one of a handful of nations which have not affirmed the ban on
land mines
WE HAVE BEEN THE MERCHANTS OF DEATH
Our corporations are the biggest arms mongers in the
world, followed by France and then Russia. Raytheon,
Lockheed Martin, Boeing and others receive corporate
welfare while our real income is less than 25 years ago.
WE HAVE STOLEN FROM THE POOR
We have let unelected corporate pawns on the Supreme Court snatch the
election from
the people. allowing Union Carbide to pay virtually nothing for
poisoning Bhopal India
FATHER MOTHER GOD FORGIVE US THAT
WE HAVE DELIBERATELY OVERTURNED DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS
Australian Labour Party in 1972/ Chile in 1973.. assassination of
Alliende
Guatemala and Iran 1954 Central American governments
AND WE HAVE DESTABILIZED ECONOMIES
Harvard economists were part of a deliberate destabilization of
Russia which plunged
millions into poverty and some into starvation.
FORGIVE US OUR PART IN CAUSING AIDS
"Smallpox" vaccine .. how interesting that according to a London
daily newspaper science
editor Pierce Wright, the 17 countries with the most Aids incidence
match exactly
those with the most smallpox vaccine.
FORGIVE OUR RACISM
In several states, the chance of being executed as an Afro American
is 3 to 4 times higher than a white's. Forgive the wage disparities
for African Americans and women. Forgive our participation in a
racist UN, whose Security Council has no African, Arab, S American
representation.. which has only 4 white and 1 Asian nation, excluding
billion member India and including the 58 million of the UK. We have
allowed Ariel Sharon to bomb Palestine
refugees in their tents with our F 16's and tax dollars.
FATHER MOTHER GOD FORGIVE US THAT WE HAVE HARMED ANIMALS
. that we are the biggest exporter of mammal flesh in the world
and the biggest slaughterer of mammals
. that we are one of 4 whalers in the world along with Iceland,
Norway, and Japan
. that we are the world's biggest inflicter of pain on laboratory
animals (for the greed
of our pharmaceutical companies)
. that the small percentage of the population
which is hunters and trappers dominate many state wildlife
departments
. that factory farmers have bought the administrations of North
Carolina, Maine,
Maryland, Delaware, Virginia
. that canned hunts are in many states while cowboys dominate Texas,
Oklahoma,
Kansas, Iowa, Montana, Idaho and other states in our undemocratic
Senate which
gives 60 times the power to a resident of Wyoming as to California
WE HAVE NOT PRAYED ENOUGH OR BOYCOTTED ENOUGH
to prevent the Jerry Levin's and Rupert Murdoch's and NPR's and NBC's
of the world from stealing our air waves.. (even now they attempt to
muzzle the voices of peace).. that the CDC and FDA
and NIH and USDA lie to our people about Mad Cow, calling it
meningitis, leukemia, food poisoning, or Jakob Creutzfeldt Disease
FORGIVE OUR DESTRUCTION OF MOTHER EARTH
Forgive us the domination of our politicians by big oil which has
destroyed your earth with spills, with smoke, with habitat
destruction.and sabotaged mass transit. Forgive us for allowing the
lumber industry to desecrate Your shrines: the jade forests
of the world. Forgive us for allowing factories to pour arsenic,
mercury, trichloroethylene, pcb's,
chromium and thousands of pollutants into Your water Abba align us
and all the world to Your nonviolent, loving, peaceful, righteous
providing Will. Open all hearts Show us how to begin to make amends.
http://www.goveg.com/meetmeat.html
http://www.madcowboy.com http://www.afsc.org http://www.amnesty.org
http://www.opensecrets.org  

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Scott Hitchcock's picture

That's really really good and very thought provoking. Well done.