Posts Tagged ‘george zimmerman’

Neither a Man Has Wept Nor Dashed a Thousand Kim

November 11, 2015

arrogant cackles
born of religious inversion
crosses twisted and turned
Christ’s head swells with blood
turns as red-faced
as his howling followers
who profess to hang too
as he does
martyred, persecuted
in the name of freedom and liberty
they invoke the names
of civil rights icons
as they justify their flipped
mirror-world battle
to deny rights to others
that inflict no harm upon them
in their backwards Kingdom
bus drivers
who ordered blacks to the back
and white-hooded goons
watching as the body
kicks at the end of the rope
are the true heroes
to be hailed
in the struggle to achieve justice
for them
equality is a right of refusal
for them, under the shelter of law,
to condemn and humiliate
those who can feel love in ways they cannot
they neither lead nor follow
but choose instead
to get in the way
proudly flying their flag of ignorance
halting progress
quoting scripture
raising arms
pumping fists in pious triumph
as they stand
in adoration of a callous hag
and the politicians eager for the opportunity
to blow sunshine
up her thrice divorced
and four-times married cunt
but this is the way of the right wing
anger is everything
their motivations are loveless, without compassion
grown by nurturing their cowardice and fear
fucked insane by endless rage
fed a steady diet of yammering hate
the center of their humanity falls away into decay
they are left with a core of infected rot
enabling them
to castigate those who care
as bleeding hearts,
uproariously applaud intolerance
of the infirm, the impoverished, the dispossessed
against them
all people, decent and true, must stand
those who hail the likes of Kim Davis, Josh Duggar,
Darren Wilson, George Zimmerman
as champions of Christ and justice
are the enemies of Christ and justice
shit on them

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Guilt

August 9, 2013

I remember that young man
or at least I think I do
all memory
might be a memory
of a memory of a memory
like a dressing room
with dual facing mirrors
a re-reflected diminishment of you
fat, tits and genitals hanging
there and there and there
and smaller and smaller and smaller
what I think may have been
who knows…
even in the court of law
where that rational light of justice shines
on a jury shown surveillance camera footage
of a brutal police beating
in the documentation of the past
we are all not guilty

Tweet of Terror

March 29, 2012

Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr have both committed acts of malign twittering.  Spike didn’t even get it right when he tweeted what he thought was George Zimmerman’s home address, but in fact was an elderly couple’s home address who have nothing to do with George Zimmerman.  Spike has since apologized, but not for what he thought he was doing; he’s sorry for his mistake.  Roseanne Barr tweeted the home address of George Zimmerman’s father, and has encouraged retweets of the address.  Still another twitter account has been set up under the name “Kill Zimmerman.”  When did this resounding condemnation of vigilantism become vigilantism?  Am I missing something here?  What is the purpose of posting a person’s home address?  Do they want violence to befall the person?  Do they want the person to be frightened by the possibility of violence?  What is it?  Is it a terror tactic?  I guess when it comes down to it nobody trusts the law to do right anymore.  Not George Zimmerman.  Not Spike Lee.  Not Roseanne Barr.  Not the person who set up the anonymous Twitter account “Kill Zimmerman.”  I can’t say I blame any of them.  When we pass stupid laws like “stand your ground” or laws forcing vaginal penetration by ultrasound wand for women seeking abortions or laws that refer to large segments of our population as “illegals,” it’s time to seriously start questioning our law makers, but murder and threats are unlikely to help.  Posting people’s addresses online for the unhinged lunatic fringe to respond to is terrorism.  No two ways about it.  It’s why Tennessean Republicans are looking to publish abortion information online, giving out the names and home addresses of doctors who perform the procedure, and the medical information of women who the procedure performed.  It’s terrorism and must be stopped.  Glad to see Spike Lee, Roseanne Barr and the misogynistic xenophobes of the Republican base line up on this one.  All things are possible when we work together.  Let’s all form a circle, hold hands and sing Kumbaya My Lord.