One Nation, Set Between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

God bless America
God bless everyone
Maybe God’s testing America
Maybe it’s time for us to grow up
To open our eyes and wake up
To the fact that the world revolves around the Sun
And not around a large country set between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
So where shall we place our devotion?

I want y’all to know something about me
I want us all to walk free
Free to love everybody

So I don’t support our troops
Because I refuse to be duped
Into believing the lies that they try and get us to sign onto
With fake emotion and diehard devotion to a nation
With invisible boundaries

Just so those in power can
Reap more power, can settle their score, can take more
Can bully the “unpopular” nations
Into bowing before our God-blessed state

Behind our mask of assistance
Lies hate
And objectification
Of any nation
That consists of people who
Look different
Talk different
Pray different
Eat different
Love different
Live different
So they’re not God-blessed
They’re not human

The issues are not worth discussing
With Chinese, Iraqis, or Russians
Or anyone else
Because they’re not us
So they’re wrong
They’re not rich
They’re not strong

Tell me – Why should I support my brothers and sisters who go off to participate
In the annihilation and maiming of my other brothers and sisters
Whom I love the same?

It’s doesn’t make sense to me
To conclude I’m not patriotic
When I want my countrymen to stay out of it

All this euphoria
Is turning into hysteria
And my head is spinning
With all the propaganda
And are we winning?
And what’s the score?
And tell me again why we’re fighting this war?
Just make it stop.

I believe in a global community
That we’re all one family
So, no, I don’t support our troops in their quest
Only as people
Spiritual beings doing their best
To live a life that leaves the world
A little better than it was before

I love them
And that’s why I can’t support them
When they go off to die
Sucked in by a lie
Created by society
Perpetuated by “we the people”, We
Intoxicated with the elixir of “this is our country”

Hungering for purpose, respect, nobility
We sell their lives
In a futile fight
That plunges us deeper into despair
Reliving history
Taking us back there
To the Dark Ages
Trapping us in cages
Of selfish defense
When will it end?

It seems that we’re devolving
And there’s no solving this mess

We get together
Rise up and shout
That we were wrong
And that we want out
Bow our heads in humility
Repenting and learning from history

And reaching out
To those from other lands
Putting ourselves in their shoes
In an attempt to understand their position
With compromise, we can all win

When did war
Become this world’s only common method of communication?
Besides music, smiling, and industrialization?
Let’s find a new way to communicate
One not based on hypocrisy, fear of “other” and hate

Let us try
Let’s start here
Let us no longer be ruled by fear
Let’s instead conduct politics with grace
And keep humanity and the whole world safe

And that’s what hope is to me
And a sign that we can move forward
That our consciousness is growing
That we can keep on going
Moving towards the source of all love

So with that, I look above
And humbly state my intention
That the people of the USA
Would take the power back and stage an intervention
That we would love our families
And not allow them to fight for lies
Instead we’d find nobility in fighting for peace
And war as a method of communication would cease

One Nation, Set Between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans


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