The Pledge

I pledge no allegiance to any flag
which dips its toes in red blood
and writes on the ground, wherever it goes:
“We own you all, body and soul,
to slave and to suffer,
all huddled together,
one people, disempowered,
slinking completely and obediently to their
flag covered deaths.”


3 thoughts on “The Pledge

    • Thank you. All the talk these days around Anzac and the Armenian genocide and the crocodile tears being shed for both belies the facts that all these powers dealt quite differently with their own native peoples and those who happened to live atop resources the empires wanted elsewhere. After 100 years or so, everyone gains a conscience, and part of the pernicious reason for that is this evil of “patriotism” and the effects it has on people now.

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