by Rook Dunkin, ©2022

(Aug. 28, 2022) — “The Star-Spangled Banner” (1:44)

It was a time of truths that changed to lies,
It was a time of pride that changed to shame,
It was the time of standing tall to bended knee,
It was a time of reason that became ludicrous,
It was a bridge that became a dead end.

It was the opposite that became the truth,
It was history that was unrecognizable,
It was fantasy unbelievable,
It was impeding the facts to fit the narrative,
It was Fake News dissembling.

It was yet another sham of a racist unity,
It was name calling without logic,
It was a charade disguised as conspicuous,
It was the unnecessary that became obligatory,
It was a vaccine that devastated.

It was a time of plenty to empty shelves,
It was full employment to despair,
It was a future to behold to despondency,
It was freedom to the gulag,
It was a sense of purpose to no sense at all.

It was a time to arrest to no arraignment,
It was a time of planning to one tyrannical regulations,
It was a time of no masks to sanctioned Child Abuse,
It was a time of laws to Judicial overreach,
It was a time of enlightenment to one of ignorance.

It is the time to rejoice in the Constitution.
It is the time to deport illegals and Muslims,
It is the time to do what is right,
It is the time to kick the bums out,
It is the time to take our country back.

It is a time to speak out,
It is a time to stand tall,
It is a time to fight back,
It is the time to defend,
It is the time to be armed.

Now is the time to speak out,
Now is the time to stand tall,
Now is the time to fight back,
Now is the time to defend,
Now is the time to be armed.

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. *

The time is now.

[*Written by Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller in 1946.]

America the Beautiful” (4:28) 

Rook Dunkin

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