The Imaginary States of America

In the Imaginary States of America
Politicians shimmer like fool’s gold
Wealth is created via foreign invasions
Food grown on the backs of exploited migrants

In the Imaginary States of America
Lip service is given to real democracy
Elections stolen by the gilded plutocracy
Welfare written into law by elite corporatocracy

In the Imaginary States of America
Healthcare is expensively tied to employment
Globalization is practiced as patriotic capitalism
Workers rights and unions destroyed on a regular basis

In the Imaginary States of America
Plants threatening the status quo are illegal
People pushing carts are considered expendable
Presidents lying the nation into wars often win re-election

In the Imaginary States of America
Corporations are considered as people
Illegal wars are marketed and sold as liberation
Any and all Americans can be jailed without reason

In the Imaginary States of America
Monsanto dictates the nation’s food supply
Wind-blown GMOs determine the fate of family farms
Fossil fuel energy companies deny the existence of the sun

In the Imaginary States of America
Damn near everything is made in China
Wall Street pillages the people’s treasury
Corporate CEOs earn 350 times the average worker

In the Imaginary States of America
Everyday people still come together
Inspired by the land and belief in community
Creating lives and ways of being based in authenticity

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