America’s Finest Lisping into Confinement

Juggling salient points
no more white ass
Oscars, the war is on TV
dripping with envy
those Sean Penn fools
one million minutes of fame
sell out, punk of drug
dealing white ass
movie, again – narco
trafficking Zionist banking
criminals who have TV
mic, 24-7 CNN,
glorious guttural

smearing people, propping
propaganda, the hip hop
silence of fools
MTV or John Kerry
zombie economics
ghostland memories
these media monsters
cut teeth on ten
million babies
roiling diesel beds of
death suit and tie
goiter ideas
a philosophy sweaty
like NFL wet dream

the mechanics of pop
crackle pop culture
same story, Mad Max
melting minds, anything
foreplay, batting averages
wanna be prez, dead
neck up fellas and fraud
females, all banter
vacuous, sliver of
humanity like sharpened
canines, sinew of their
people in between
perfect teeth

swaying in the wind
rolling mountains
wind currents zigzagging
perpetual climate emotions
hardly a dry eye in the house
more of the filth of chosen few
melting ice caps
more bankable
money stream
these tellers of nihilism
both sides of the fence
liars and leeches
they ply dramatic
flaunting filthy
cinema, headlines
twenty-four unNews
shows, drumming
the beat for war —

they have it all, PBS
NPR, all the usual
media suspects, lobotomizing
infantilizing, feminizing
each new class programmed
to upload and surf
clouds, serving titans
billions upon billions
they’ll line up for death
cafe, Starbucks, Shultz
families who spit on
granny, shit on the graves
of generations pulled
into stupidity
all their soft shoe dance

we have punks as presidents
any side of the sewer
incapable of sanity
incontinent in reasoning
hateful of the masses
their $7.25 an hour enslavement
loving the low lifes
comedy central those
methed out mamas
all the pudgy gentiles
cowboy boots and
aprons, sucking
up to size 2 models
pick up trucks
Volvos, soccer moms
big triple burger orgasms
America, one all night Superbowl
and Black Friday, Presidents’
sales, two for one
dollar store, Chinese get the blame
and Motel
6, shots, six shooters
semi-automatic cowboys
hostages sage grouse
we watch media fawn
look for rationality
these are Teletubby
times, fat sweat shirts
big Cheetos
slurping up
college, degrees
painted by numbers
elephants and pajama
grams, America, cutting
edge, Supersonic drones
hyperbolic satellites
one trillion cell phone
calls collected, B-1
bomber, stealth, trillions
seeding wars
mass propaganda
America, smoke
and mirrors and hydrogen

slash and burn
agent orange
is the new Monsanto
brought to you
by Gates(dot)ADM(dot)GE(dot)Fortune
500 . . . 62 of ’em have half
of it all, USA pauperville
each bloody burger
tricked into hybridization
genetic mush
fungi and poisons
all-American colleges
you have to
love those Stanford
fellows cooking up
America, Charmin
and psychological warfare
bacon with McD’s
biological toxins
purely dropped
onward Christian-Zionist

Paul Haeder's been a teacher, social worker, newspaperman, environmental activist, and marginalized muckraker, union organizer. Paul's book, Reimagining Sanity: Voices Beyond the Echo Chamber (2016), looks at 10 years (now going on 17 years) of his writing at Dissident Voice. Read his musings at LA Progressive. Read (purchase) his short story collection, Wide Open Eyes: Surfacing from Vietnam now out, published by Cirque Journal. Here's his Amazon page with more published work Amazon. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.