passions' heart pounding!
A new candidate speaking...
the salvation they're seeking.
"Where to begin?, he said,
Your trials are mine!
I've lived through the sin,
and I've struggled in time."
Some scattered applause
and a long thoughtful pause.
"The minimum wage
is not famine's cage!
If gorging on wealth,
Compassion is lost
to the gluttonous boss.
Cheers of agreement.
So many in need,
so few with vast greed.
Rise up friends and lead,
help sow a new seed!"
They sprang to their feet
they stomped and they shook
burst into the streets
and back the world took.
From farms, towns and spires
defining real worth
the meek and the pitied
shall inherit the earth.
“May the odds be ever in your favor,” the government tells its starving people.
With the country driven to the brink of economic collapse by food shortages and rioting, Venezuela has decided to alleviate its food crisis by initiating its own version of the Hunger Games.
In similar fashion to the popular dystopian young adult franchise, the Venezuelan government will divide its country into 13 districts and draft two children from each district to compete in gladiatorial-style games.
The last child to remain standing in this to-the-death competition will be rewarded with a year’s supply of food for their district, while the remaining 12 districts will continue to loot and riot for their next meal.
However, as the Venezuelan government does not have the same resources as The Capitol, rather than hold the games in a state-of-the-art stadium with high-tech obstacles and effects, the Venezuelan go
We are a nation bought and sold
All in the name of silver and gold
Where Wall Street goons and corporatist swine
Bow down to the almighty dollar sign
It's a sign of the times
CEOs are not answering for their crimes
God bless the United States of Wall $treet
The ever expanding profit margins are sewing the seeds
of middle class defeat
"Greed is good" that's what they say
Bribing leaders and rigging systems are the games they play
Can't be satisfied with what they've got
Cause they've got to have it all
The kill squad is primed and ready
With democracy blindfolded and against the wall
When are we going to wake up?
Open our eyes and say "enough is enough?"
There is strength in numbers, that much is true
We are the many, and the many outnumber the few.
It's time for a revolution
Disrupting the status quo is the only solution
Brothers and sisters we need to bleed the fat cats dry
Burn their empire to ash and let our Phoenix fly!
If you believe in the inviolate sanctity of an unborn child, that is your right.
If you are among those who would insist that a woman carry that child to term, but then refuse to provide the necessary financial means for her to provide for that child's continuing welfare as well as her own... then you are part of the problem.
If you are offended or disgusted by homosexuality or transgenderism, then I feel sad for you, but that is also your right. No one should be allowed to criminalize a gut reaction.
If you allow that opinion to determine who your business refuses to serve, where someone can use a bathroom, or whether two people in love ought to be allowed to enjoy the same civil and legal privileges that you do... then you are a part of the problem. Please don't criminalize a gut reaction.
If you respect women: well, of course!
If you mitigate that respect with locker room humor, with "boys will be boys", with salary caps and glass ceilings, with discouraging lit