What have we done,
I can only imagine how we flooded cities with the bullets of our rifles,
And the blood and tears from the faces of our unarmed targets,
Executing them because they believed in a bright future,
A future where they didn’t have to starve,
A future with end of their poverty...
If only they even got a glimpse to see it.
I find it funny.
We say we fight the terrorists,
When we gave them our weapons.
And with our fascist governors and military murders, we executed bright new democracies,
And all we had to say for ourselves was phrases like “better dead than red”.
Better dead than children,
Because we shot them too.
Have you noticed yet? we made the terrorists,
From death squads throughout South America,
To the tortures of the corrupt Shah in Iran.
Have you noticed yet?
We are terrorists.