When in the hands of such fools
Yet we act as sheep
Why no popular outrage
Why no rolling of their heads
In conflict we lose
Covert forces we back turn
Whose weapons do they use…ours
Al-Qaeda is ours
A monster we created
Now there is ISIS
Born of a foul petri dish
What could we have expected
When we choose to interfere
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
I wonder if the reason there is no outrage is because most people are simply tired of the cycle. Odd to say, but it gets to a point where a person feels like they can’t do anything to change events.
I understand completely and I kind of agree. I really don’t know what any of us can do as individuals. Only if we were to coordinate as a whole could we force change, but the likelihood of that happening is slim to none.
Maybe that’s why so many forces work to keep the average populace at odds with each other.
I firmly believe that it is. This cycle of war for oil and profit is a very strong motivator for those with a stake in it.
Too bad they don’t fight in the trenches themselves.
I couldn’t agree more since everything is much easier from the sidelines. Sad.
Thank you so much Parmis.
Good poem! We’ve got our hands in more dirty, little piles of shit than most folks would even fathom – we’re among the original manipulating puppet masters. I know from experience – just don’t ask me how. Peace . . .
I won’t ask, but even though I don’t know first hand, there is enough evidence out there for the average person to see it if they would only open their eyes.
I would be dumbstruck if people opened their eyes on any sort of large-scale level . . . but one can always hope! Peace . . .
Sadly, I think that all we may have is hope. Peace to you my friend.
And guess what the media was so happy to say that ISiS is worse than Osamas buddies. They always need the boogie man.
That is correct. I honestly believe that they may in fact be worse than Al-Qaeda, but my concern that we either directly or indirectly helped create this latest monster.
Thank you very much James. 🙂
You are welcome.
Yet would there be history unless we are involved with one another.
No there wouldn’t however, we (speaking of the U.S.) tend to try to instill our beliefs on the rest of the world regardless of whether they want them or not. Look at the chaos that we have created in the Middle East. I just believe that there may have been far better ways of handling things than the course we took.
It is hard for humanity (not just us) to not identify with the position of know how and can do – it is a profound wisdom to become a part of a whole happening. As identities with our realities, it’s not easy to recognise our part in the whole we belong to as a part – he or she is the whole self and being who creates and projects our reality and self. We sit back to work out what to do, and shoot, without recognising our part and our whole. Too quick to answer, and expect an answer in the first place to solve. We end up making history, each generation, and we are running out of space and time, it seems. Our whole and reality must be given a chance. But it’s unknowing, awe and wonderment that can take us through to a relation with our whole. It is up to “üs” but we are up with dwindling space time and resources, our own nature programmed for survival and increasing stimulation and information.
Thanks for your inspiration. I’ve written a poem this morning, “Questions unanswered”. Look forward to more “involvement”.
I couldn’t agree more, the biggest mistake that we as a world make is to forget that each and every one of us is part of the whole and that what we do plays a small part in shaping that whole. Will we ever learn…sadly I think not, but I must remain hopeful. Thank you for your thoughtful comment my friend.
I think we’ve created a huge, uncontrollable monster there. And — people give us a load of manure about “spreading freedom” and “protecting” the folks in the Middle East. Think about the millions of people killed in the genocides in Africa — and how many troops did we send THERE to help out?
A great poem — wish I had some answers for you.
Wish Phil Ochs were still alive – he’d have something LOUD to say!!!
I wish Phil was here as well although I don’t know that he would be able to stop this train wreck that is us anymore than we can. It is very disheartening. I too wish I had some answers, but like you I don’t. I guess we will just have to continue on this miserable ride until it reaches its conclusion…ugh!
Till then … We ride. o.O
Ride on… 🙂