Crocodile Tears for More than Two-hundred Years

(Celebrating 240 years of Slavocracy in North America)

It (what?)
is in danger
they cry, they cry.
Wiping
their tears
they buy, they buy.
From the poles
to the equator
the rampage
continues
iPeople
fed on trans fats1
stretching their sinews.
Senseless rats
in the laboratory
sucking Starbuck’s
and steroids,
idle technology
and stealth
Suffocating the planet
with their psychology
and wealth.
Destroying economies
they endlessly
praise
while
their armed
boys and girls
African villages
raze.
Reading
no words,
hearing
no pleas
their phantom
democracy2
kills
every dēmos
with
ease.
Tanks built
for thinking
Let blood
for the drinking,
Its population
infected by
elected
disease.
Memory erased,
chastity feigned
human liberty
wasted
where nature
once reigned.
Founded3
in rapture
in conquest
depraved
more than
two centuries
still to capture
and enslave.

  1. Trans fats, or trans-unsaturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, are a type of unsaturated fats that are uncommon in nature but became commonly produced industrially from vegetable fats for use in margarine, snack food, packaged baked goods and frying fast food starting in the 1950s. They are particularly cherished for extending shelf-life (the foodstuff industry’s equivalent to half-life) nearly as long as that of plutonium. []
  2. Theodore Allen, The Invention of the White Race, 1994 and 1997. []
  3. It was founded in 1776 the Anglo-American colonial elite unilaterally declared independence from the British Empire to avert the impending abolition of slavery by the British government in London. See Gerald Horne, The Counterrevolution of 1776, also reviewed here by this author. []
Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..