What do General Mills, General Electric and General Dynamics have in common?
Raising children in rat infested squalor,
they do not even hear
the cannon's roar in their ears
the pain that is their life, is just life;
the violent inner noise drowns out
the melody of freedom they have never heard.
They sit in comfortable chairs
studying manicured lawns
and do not even know that they are waging war.
Torpedoed out hovels
are only on TV
that grace the news, not the block.
They do not feel themselves
marching lock-step to the drum.
How do you fight a war
where the casualties think they are fine,
where the footsoldiers think they are innocent?
Go ask the generals.
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