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wSaturday, February 22, 2003


...to the people, right-on!

Surprise!
Once again there are two Super Powers.
In this corner
the Bush Junta
with weapons
and wealth
beyond measure
of
destruction
and
damnation.

And the Bushies believe
they sit alone
and sovereign
in
majestic horror.

Till February 18
they were right.
On that day
a new power
was born
in
the planet's street.
The Super Power of the People.

Bush proclaims his rival
a focus group
and
a fad.
But the street won't go away.
If he goes to war
he will have
to beat the street
as
well as Arabs.

History abhors a vacuum.
The absence
of opposition
isn't being filled
by bureaucracy
or
ideology.
It's mass
is now anger.
It's propensity,
love.


posted by stew at 11:03 AM


wFriday, February 21, 2003


Holy War


US troops are going to fight in the Philippines
against Islamic guerillas.
It's a rerun
of very cold war
only we substitute Moslems
for
Communists.

When the Soviet Union
faded to black
we were supposed to get
much lower military budgets
reduced intelligence activity
and a peaceful
free
and
very brave new world.
Everyone knew
that Communism was responsible
for all bad things.

But America misses having an arch enemy
of limitless villainy
pulling us closer together
and
not thinking
about
what corporations
are ripping us to shreds.
And the economy
still needs to be primed
by
universe destroying weapons
of god like evil.

The right wing Christians
The right wing Jews
and the Neo-Con
professors of doom
proclaimed a war of civilizations.
Us
vs.
the Moslems,
who have politicized Allah
and want Jihad's joy.
Them or us.
We rule the world
or
they conquer us with camels.

Bin Laden
must have been watching
their melodrama
when he flew airplanes
into the Twin Towers
of American power.
Islam declaring war.
Christians and Jews
joyously jumping at the challenge
and
a lowest IQ president
who once traded Sammy Sosa
finding his historic role,
a Christian conquering Baghdad
saving the West
for Jesus
and the second-coming
of imperialism.






posted by stew at 10:09 AM


wThursday, February 20, 2003


Love Angry

Back in the late Sixties
I started hearing
Baez, Ochs and Dylan
on mainstreaming radio.
Not just them
lots of guys with guitars
shouting about
Chicago
and
Kent State
and
war.
Helped build a love angry culture
saying no
to burning Asian villages.

Now everybody is real worried
about Iraqi war
but you don't hear
the Baghdad Battle Blues
on your local radio station
keep turning the dial
you wont find it
you'll only get dizzy.

Congress passed laws
allowing
mega magnum massive corporations
to buy up your radio stations
and now they all play the same tune
and it's not,
"I ain't marching anymore -- you masters of war."

24 listening hours
of nonstop conformity.
Bland bedtime
letting the ruling class
rule the world.


posted by stew at 8:37 AM


wWednesday, February 19, 2003


Ancient Accusation


No one is perfect.
The antiwar movement
is made of millions
and some few of them are shmucks.
There is a tendency
in some quarters
to blame Bush
on the Jews.

Kind of funny
making that claim,
because the old Jews of Florida
all went into the voting booth
intending to stand with Gore
and were informed, later
that
they actually voted for Pat Buchanan!
Bush walked in the White House
on Jewish backs.

But the accusers
claim,
the neo-Conservative
pundits
professors
and White House pro's
who urge Bush to war
are all Jewish
and agents of Israel.
"They have dual loyalty" is the ancient accusation.

Like Bush needed anyone urging him drop bombs.
Does a Bush execute bears in the woods?
If no Jews lived in America
Dubya would still be parched thirsty
for Iraqi oil
and the
power of its possession.

And its true
the neo-Consrvaties
try
selling their violent product
to America and Israel
but don't be concerned about duel allegiance,
neo-cons have only one loyalty
to themselves.





posted by stew at 8:50 AM


wTuesday, February 18, 2003


Out Of Focus


George Bush responding to a million marchers
for peace.
"Size of protest,
it's like deciding,
'Well, I'm going to decide policy based upon a focus group.' "

A focus group!
That's what Dubya
considers
a world wide rebellion
against him.
Absolutely unprecedented.
Nothing like it
since the end of WW2.
The world rising up in opposition to a war
that hasn't even begun.

A focus group!
Like Bush thinks he's test marketing a new brand of dog food
and so far
Rover's response
was refusing to eat
or
vomiting.
No reason to give up the product,
change the labeling
put in some sweet smelling stuff
and find trained dogs
who know how
to obey
their master.


posted by stew at 9:35 AM


wMonday, February 17, 2003


For Laughs

Millions marching.
The whole world is demonstrating,
voting with their feet
against Bush war.
Will the bully yield?
Tell him
we wont go away.
If he makes war
so will we.
Inventing a peaceful war
of
festive chaos
and
hilarity.
The whole world
becoming
an old Saturday Night Live sketch
and
Bush will be
the butt of a billion jokes.
Back off Dubya,
you don't have the skin
for that
kind of burn.



The Defendant


Not all judges are monsters.
While American magistrates
were
ordering the execution
of
lunatics and children
and
suppressing
peace marches,
a
Belgian court
declared
it could try Ariel Sharon
for
war crimes in Lebanon
committed back
when he was commanding
an invasion.
An Israeli commission
found him indirectly responsible
for a massive massacre
of Palestinian refugees.
Sharon was severely punished.
He was banned
from Israeli political life
for a full five minutes.

The Israeli government
is furious
over the ruling.
They claim the massacre
was about fighting terrorism
and besides
Belgium is such a very small country.
The court said it couldn't
touch Sharon
as long as
he remained Prime Minister.
But afterwards he can be prosecuted.
An unemployed Sharon
would be wise
to stay put
in his own small country,
severely confined to
his own
small mind and soul.





posted by stew at 8:55 AM


wSunday, February 16, 2003


Against Their Own

Millions demonstrating against the war.
Eugene Oregon, Seattle, Oslo, Los Angeles, London, New York City, Paris
and
even Israel.
Nothing big scheduled for Portland.
But in the era of Bush,
demonstrations happen.
There were a bunch
of spontaneous outbursts
of civilization
taking place in downtown Portland.

On Broadway and Main
a young crowd,
kind of punkish
were disrupting traffic.
Playing games with the guzzlers.
Slowing them down, pounding on them
doing no real damage.
Harmless fun.
The cops
could have short circuited the games
by redirecting traffic.
But we live in the era of Bush
and those kids
might have been Iraqi spies.

Instead,
the cops used chemical weapons
against their own people.
Spraying
a burning fluid
into
the faces
and eyes
of eight protesters.
It was probably pepper gas.
In moments,
three of the kids,
two guys
and a very young woman
were lying on the sidewalk,
faces burning red,
and copious tears
pouring
from their eyes,
moments of hell,
a state of shock and disorientation.

The police provided no medical attention
for their victims.
But the gas guzzlers
were once again heading down Broadway
in an unmolested manner.
Take that Saddam!


posted by stew at 9:38 AM