Home of the slave, land of the sleaze


My name is truth; but you may know me as justice, honour or even common sense.

@poetry = I don't know your individual names — there are just too many of you to remember.

@poetry = You didn't listen when I told you they had decimated the Bison

@poetry = you ignored me when I spoke about their genocide of Native Americans

you suggested that plantation owners did not have slaves

you wouldn't believe there was widespread lynching of Black Americans

you denied their saturation bombing of civilians in Dresden

you said you couldn't hear the explosions at Nagasaki and Hiroshima

you refused to believe they had carried out the massacre at My Lai

you turned away when I tried to tell you they were using Agent Orange in Indochina

you rejected my suggestion that they had invaded 66 countries since 1945

you claimed they had never trained Contras in Nicaragua

you denied they supported Israeli persecution of Palestinians

you said it was lawful what they were doing at Guantanamo

you sniggered when I showed you pictures of war crimes in Abu Ghraib

you laughed when I told you that there were 40 million Americans without health insurance.

Now that their subprime loans fiasco has taken your money do I have your attention?

John Tomlinson