Truth to Power

Thoughts on “Real America”

I pondered an apt response to the pathetic, fingernails clawing against reality-ish statements of the failed McCain/Palin/GOP drive to the White House, and while Jon Stewart voiced it about as well as it can be said, I realized that I’ve had a quote hung on my cube wall for years now that sums it up well:

America our nation has been beaten by strangers who have turned our language inside out who have taken the clean words our fathers spoke and made them slimy and foul

Their hired men sit on the judge’s bench they sit back with their feet on the tables under the dome of the State House they are ignorant of our beliefs they have the dollars the guns the armed forces the powerplants

They have built the electric chair and hired the executioner to throw the switch

All right we are two nations </blockquote>

John Dos Passos, U.S.A.


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