July 4th is the 231st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence for the wealthy white male elite of America to no longer pay taxes to king george. We might as well call it what it really is, folks. Since then, all of us "beasts," as James Madison and the other wealthy white male elite would call those of us who aren't wealthy white male elites, have continually struggled for their independence and STILL ARE! Hey, but at least the wealthy white males still have billions and billions of dollars while people are starving and suffering worldwide because of their heartless greed.
When I first saw that crappy movie, "Independence Day" (I saw it for free, otherwise I would not have seen it at all), the first thing I thought was that the alien folks were perfect metaphors for Americans. They were killing everybody in sight with the intention of stealing everything that wasn't theirs. Sounds like Americans to me.
And of course, like a smallpox blanket, American ingenuity finds a simple answer to destroy the alien folks. Simple answers for complex problems. I wish we had a simple answer to get the U.S. fucking government off of our beautiful land and stop fucking it up.
I wrote a poem called "Indian Independence Day," which has subsequently been lost in time somewhere. It was about this stupid fucking movie. The last line of the poem read, "Oh, wait! There is no Indian Independence Day." I got a perfect score at a poetry slam for that one.
I also think of that soldier at the vigil who proudly served in killing folks in Iraq and is going back for more. He is fighting for "peace, freedom, and democracy," he told us. After he was done with his argument with Rhonda, I said, "Let me tell you what peace, freedom, and democracy has done for us Indians." You think I had just hit the guy. Suddenly his mother is a helper of Indians, and "freedom doesn't work for everyone," he said. If it doesn't work for everyone, THEN GET THE FUCK OFF OF MY LAND!
I can't remember if I cheered when the Americans...I mean the aliens destroyed the white house, but if I didn't outloud, I know I was inside.
HERE'S TO THE END OF EMPIRE AND THE CREATING OF A WORLD THAT ACTUALLY HONORS EVERYONE'S HUMAN RIGHTS!
Monday, June 25, 2007
Posted by Eugene at 4:06 PM