The common blunder of mankind, is to not inquire;
group think will render us helpless, to be plundered in the mire.
Under common rule, the populace is deceived;
living under tyranny, all are suspect, no one is believed.
North Korean defectors speak of outlandish tales;
unknown to Westerners in a world of opportunity and sales.
Russian emigres still live in fear of KGB reprisals;
Holocaust survivors shudder at current antisemitic uprise.
The souls of my ancestors call out in admonition from the grave;
testimonies of Shoah atrocities, generations bear the pain.
Like cattle led to the corral, people may become docile;
the herd mentality, the bovine mind, becomes servile.
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The soul of the global citizen suffers at the helm of its own ship;
in the view of the technocracy, we are nothing more than a radar blip.
A country divided is conquered, as a dystopian world becomes united;
conformity does not equal harmony, in a land that has been blighted.
Nothing seems to be clear, when living in a state of confusion;
where the fires of injustice, fan the flames of societal transformation.
Quietly smoldering since the 1960’s, this smoking cauldron
gains a foot in the door, in the name of the common good.
As this country crumbles, morphs, and folds;
the banished voices will linger, unless boldly told.
The heart will continue to yearn for more than empty promises;
in order to transcend a materialistic world, truth must not compromise.