Arms makers, arms dealers,
I lay you to blame,
You don’t care who’s killing,
Or in what name,
You don’t care who’s dying,
Who’s crippled, who’s lame,
At the end of the day,
All your gold looks the same,
Call me simplistic,
Argue defense,
Behind all your riches,
The sound is nonsense,
You profit through hatred,
It fuels your greed,
Power or religion,
You nurture the seed,
You’ve no motivation,
For bloodshed to cease,
Because there’s no way you
Can profit through peace,
My limit is reached,
My anger is full,
It’s time to scale back,
The whole world’s arsenal,
Call me naïve,
I don’t really care,
As with nuclear weapons,
It must start somewhere,
Maybe not down to zero,
But as close as can be,
A weapon moritorium,
So that we can see,
If  we can slow down,
This daily death dance,
And if there’s really a way,
To give Peace a chance.

5 thoughts on “DEATH DANCE

  1. You’ve hit the proverbial nail on the head there, Ken. They cannot profit through peace, which is why are intent on perpetuating the violence and hatred. We need to figure out a way for peace to be profitable, since money seems to the only thing that motivates these people.

    • Well as a start, I will certainly do my best to boycott every company that is involved in arms. That’s a big committment, what with companies like General Electric and Saab involved. Of course then it has to be vocal as well. Companies are also so huge it takes a lot of work to figure out all they own. I think Amnesty International has some good records though.

  2. Behold, the military industrial complex. The biggest dick swinging contest in the world.

    As silly as it sounds, all I can think of right now is Marge Gunderson’s monologue at the end of Fargo “…and for what? A little bit of money. There’s more to life than a little money, you know.”

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