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Neo-Con Nightmares in Triplicate

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    by Raymond Nat Turner


    Military action, guaranteed satisfaction;

    Unilateral military force, stock market

    Must stay the course…


    Neo-Con Nightmares in Triplicate

    by Raymond Nat Turner


    Neo-con Nightmare #1



    Broken, blackened rag dolls,

    Plumes of crimson streaming

    From their small sculls—

    Instant Emmett Tills, Antiqs,

    Trayvons, by the thousands…


    Another open-eyed night,

    Scarlet-drenched, razor-thin sleep,

    My last count of the sheep—

    I had a nightmare, threadbare

    ‘Bout warfare where the black

    Bourgeoisie was hawking

    “Humanitarian interventions” of

    Alarming dimensions, where

    Even their Democratic Party

    Green Czar had hopped in his

    Sidecar to hawk the arms bazaar!


    I had a nightmare, that for its

    Share the black bourgeoisie

    Helped war profiteers prepare,

    Hitch up their plowshare to

    Welfare, a la multibillionaire…


    I had a nightmare, that sans fanfare

    Watching them declare, this sordid

    Affair is about keeping their eyes

    On the enterprise—even Amos &

    Andy operations know: war crime



    I had a nightmare—black devils there

    Baggin’ their bloody share, selling

    Wolfowitz Tickets for the New

    Amerikkkan Century, land of the

    Penitentiary and steroidal spending for

    War, now and forever more; preemptive

    Military action, guaranteed satisfaction;

    Unilateral military force, stock market

    Must stay the course…


    I had a nightmare— Black people

    Beware, of death merchants shouting:

    Trade Show Over Syria

    Shot Across the Bow,

    On to Iran

    Red Line, Blow Out

    Everything Must Go

    Clearance Sale!”


    Trade Show Over Syria,

    All Options On The Table Sale

    Top Name Brands Like

    Haliburton, Boeing, Monsanto,

    Lockheed-Martin, Northrup-

    Grummond, General Dynamics,

    General Electric—huge selections—

    Boatloads arriving daily, everything

    From Aircraft carriers to Zoom-lenses,

    To Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, F-15,

    F-16 Strike aircraft!


    Huge selections of drones and we’re

    Bulging with bunker buster bombs—


    Returns, all sales are FINAL!


    Colorful chemical agents abound:

    Fallujah White Phosphorus, Vietnam

    Agent Orange, already at austerity

    Prices, we will not be undersold!”


    I had a nightmare, American People

    Beware, of senate salesmen and women

    Standing by, taking orders, accessing

    R2P codes, offering 50% off sticker

    Prices, giving G-20 discounts, working

    Out layaways and terms for new Africom

    Partners, tossin’ in free Pretext Packs:

    “Stop Ethnic Cleansing,” Remove A

    Tyrant,” “WMD,” “Chemical Weapons”

    For those acting now;

    Nightmare of congressmen throwing in

    Talking Points and coupons for free FOX-

    Box foot soldier and Pentagon Press Corp

    Consultations and cutting-edge ideas from

    The sidecar of the Green Czar for Fair Trade

    White phosphorus, organic Agent Orange and

    Depleted Uranium and recycled rubber boots

    On the ground—creating thousands of

    Good Green Jobs fo’ po’ Black folks!



    Neo-con nightmare #2



    Redacted 1st and 4th amendments,

    Cameras metastasizing like Monsanto

    Seed sprouting up everywhere, from

    Poles and buildings, the walls grow

    Elephant ears and memories, in this

    Land of make believe, colony of

    Comatose platitudes touting democracy—

    Spending a trillion a year on wars and

    900 bases protecting pipelines, shipping

    Lanes, cheap labor and markets we’ve

    Been smart-bombed, surgically-struck—

    Softened-up enough not to question…

    I had a nightmare, of class warfare &

    Living unaware of resistance bubbling

    Beneath Goliath’s sandals…


    Neo-con nightmare #3



    “Curveball’s” baaack dishing the

    Dirt—a covert alert—China and

    Russia, reacting retroactively to

    Red Lines crossed, are launching

    Limited strikes on NYC and U.C.

    Davis to degrade Bull Kelly, Mayor

    Bilbo, Governor Moonbeam and

    The Commander-in-Chief and

    Their criminal capacity for chemical

    Attacks on the 99%


    China saw “Chemical Tony”

    In white shirt, rouge state

    Of mind, use chemicals

    On peaceful protestors;

    Russia saw Sergeant

    Pepperspray attack passive protestors

    Seated on the ground— their contorted

    Faces, their bodies convulsing and writhing

    In agony!


    When I awoke, red-faced Russia and China

    Were silent, busy working over our class

    Brothers and sisters who, too, dare to struggle,

    Dare to win …


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