|We Can't Fight Alone Against the Monster!
Author: hippiechick2112 PM
Just for the Bush Administration, written many years ago. Based on Steppenwolf's song "Monster/Suicide/America", this became a political rant that ran on many websites across the world.Rated: Fiction T - English - Tragedy/Crime - Words: 794 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 02-08-11 - Status: Complete - id: 2889679
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I wrote this as an away message on A.I.M. and thought it appropriate for the current events of today. I was pissed when I wrote this, and the words were somewhat edited (well, a lot of it was because of the stupid 2500 character and word thing or whatever) on the demented messenger, but the words ring true. This is what America is: wake up and spread these messages!!
Steppenwolf ~ you know the band ~ they sang the song "Born to be Wild" and the famous "Magic Carpet Ride." they wrote another song in 1969, much less famous than the other two, about the corruption and greed of this "great" country called America.
We took land and culture from the red man, ruined the beauty with industrialization and look what we get ~ idiot presidents and their puppet masters and "royal family". We have really "bullied, stole and bought a homeland" and slaughtered millions of people within our two hundred and thirty years of existence and in the fourth year running, we have pissed off so many people and countries, forgotten our veterans and other honorably discharged military personal, kept a dishonorable president and administration and all because we started a useless war that has cost millions of lives and agitated what we call "terrorist groups".
No, today it is the terrorists that "plague" us, not the Communists of the former Soviet Union that agitated us in the age of Korea and Vietnam (the Cold War, pretty much), but the terrorists that we've been told destroyed The Twin Towers. Yes, they have, and we went to Afghanistan for it, but there is nothing from there now: no, we went to Iraq, where the center of terrorism now resides because we have invaded, using "Shock and Awe". We were told, stupidly, that the people would be so HAPPY we got them out of the regime of the evil Saddam Hussein, but there we go again: listening to the lies and sapless logic of the president. Look what dangerous lanes we have crossed.
Before we even came here, this was a great, wild country that the Native Americans lived upon. They never called it theirs, but they knew that they had to live in harmony with the nature. It is almost fitting then, as today is, that the white man came over and bribed and cheated them out of the places they lived in for centuries and placed the nation of people in concentration camps, calling the land THEIRS. The white man wanted a piece of their own, because they had lost theirs in the religious battles in Europe, but it became hypocritical that they, too, expelled those who are different then they are and tortured them. In the time that they did so, the white man destroyed the land as the cultivated the foreign lands, created cities and then, untimely, killed what the Native Americans called SACRED. They exiled the true natives of America to western lands and then, killed them ~ those who traveled so many Trails of Tears died also because we made them walk those sad miles without food, security and love.
Today, over two hundred and thirty years after we declared our independence from an Empire through Enlightened ideas, we have created, indeed, a monster that has evolved and has been unleashed. We are now back to the age of the Vietnam War and brought upon another age of protest.
The Patriot Act has limited our privacy, voices have been silenced and still, more people tortured, even flown overseas to have them lie to us about activities they have never done. Our humane side in life, even in our culture and morals, has diminished and the light, that we'd all live in the world imagined by peace-makers, has been fading. Our hopes now lie in the democratic system that has plagued our country for years and has been the nightmare that has started this indestructible mess. Let this war be done with and let us honor those who served and those still living in cardboard boxes and in the forgotten graves of lost.
More questions remain in this quest for freedom, the one started by those who migrated here over five hundred years ago, seeking such from those who oppressed and finding themselves being the oppressors. So then, can we say that, in this sense of the history of this place called America, that it is almost as Steppenwolf sang at the end of "Monster" in 1969? Then, let us never forget these strong words John Kay sang:
America, where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now?
We can't fight alone against the MONSTER!