Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Terrorist Bethune

Of all the freedom fighters in Canadian History
none is more famous or has greater
modern acknowledgement
than Norman Bethune

He went to China
to help the communist
overcome the
Kum in tong

His side won
and his place in
history was
by many factors
to permanent greatness
Fast forward from the clarity

of yesterday
Steve Harper
would have
taken his
passport away
and stripped him
of any medical licence
long before he
even thought of saving a life

If they rounded up all his friends
it would shut down the U of T
and still if would be called
and action of democracy

Today we have two classes
of Hemingway fighters
those who fit the template
we admire and fund
those who do not
are Muslim or Russian Scum
in reality every insurgent
wears a black hat
in incalculable tangents
of greater good
and personal need

Now I am old enough to appreciate
that humans do 
thing inappropriate
but to think that
one side in a conflict is
morally correct and the
other is vacuum deficient
will not bring victory to either side

For sure the ISIS forces are
the worst of the worst
but are they in the employ 
like so many before
in the CIA?

You want to read somethings unredacted
that will send a chill up your unicorn spine
look at the dispatches from Vietnam
if this is not enough
how about Abu Grieve
or Gitmo
the point is that
when it comes to war
there is no high ground
just two warriors
in full armour
trading broadswords
hoping to rebound
on the sacred ground

Do those bad ass mutherfuckers
fight for me?
That's the reality
bad ass motherfuckers
what would they do
if we did not have
prisons to contain them
or wars to entertain them?

They might come to your
neighbourhood and declare
that now they were the
local warlord!

herding cats is hard
herding humans is impossible
but still at university we
study ways to understand

Civilisation is like a decaying sun
its going to burn off 20% every day
until it burns down
The only import fact in that
equation for human kind
is the timeline
that makes us rich
it is billions of years
present value

Now back to Bethune
who made an impact
on a billion people
of that we should
not be suspect
he did it without
modern propaganda
or agenda
he was
he WA
was was he
do it right
and the people will remember
and no one so far
can plan that from above
its just in history
he was

Where is the Spanish Civil war
when we need some kind of line
in the sand between wrong and right
Syria, Iraq and Ukraine are all rolled
up to me in some kind of magical
CIA game
like billiards
when a pro 
sets the table

We fight in Syria with Iranian allies
and we want to take the Sunni city
of Mosul
with our Shia allies
who hate our guts fundamentally
NATO trained as a member 
of good standing
and why are we here
because of oil
but at the end of
the day why not just
hire EXXON to produce
a better result in the
same way
harming one hair
on an child?

The price of gas goes up
while the price of oil tanks
that is the mind
of the people we
should employ to make a
civilization mastermind
because aside
from eating and drinking
and expelling
its all imagination

Ed Note; if you think I am comparing the brave principled idealist  Dr. Bethune to the cowardly cynical nihilistic ISIS scum
you need a plumber.

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