America the Dysfunctional

It’s said this is a most Christian nation
but acting Roman is our supplication
idol worshiping big money’s lurid gloss
while justice is bang nailed to the cross
why isn’t wrong wrong as well as right right?
ah, the crux of humanity’s never-ending fight

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O beautiful for brownish skies
for modified waves of grain
for clear cut mountain majesty
above the parched and barren plain
America, America,
god what they have done to thee
and crown thy populace via dominionhood
from sea to rising sea

Manifest destiny always holding sway
exceptionalism the sole American way
timeless fables telling that familiar story
all preaching the emancipation glory
free to buy the milk and cereal we want
while freedom’s blueprint sheds its font

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Those welcoming tragedy for opportunity
dollar sign profits but all they can see
accrual by vanquishing the dispossessed
experimenting on humans, more or less
if a god shed some sort of grace on thee
was it for the despoilers to be all they can be?

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The most distinguished jurists in all our land
simply bought-and-paid-for with open hands
granting charter documents full human rights
extinguishing Lady Liberty’s historic lights
advancing predation for the monied class
leaving hell to pay for all the lower castes

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