Wake Up America! We can do bloody well without you!
By Siv O'Neall
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Saturday, Jan 13, 2007
What a fool I was! What a dominated fool!
To think you were the earth and sky.
What a fool I was! What an addle-pated fool!
What a mutton-headed dolt was I!
No, my reverberating friend,
You are not the beginning and the end!
Without your pulling it, the tide comes in,
Without your twirling it, the earth can spin.
Without your pushing them, the clouds roll by.
If they can do without you, ducky,
So can I!
I shall not feel alone without you.
I can stand on my own without you.
So go back in your shell,
I can do bloody well
'Without You' from My Fair Lady
(Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loew)
Wake up America. We've had enough of you and your arrogance. We've had enough of you and your self-centered souls. You are not the only country where you can go from rags to riches. You are not the only country where front-line scientists are created. You are not the only country where comfortable living is possible. You are not the country with the most admirable civilization, the most up-standing values, the finest arts, the lives most worth living. You are not the moral beacon of the world.
Will you please stop telling us we should be like you! Will you please stop traveling around the world with a sense of owning it all! Will you please stop thinking you are the salt of the earth!
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