This Temptress a Juggernaut

If you don’t have respect

What have you got?

If you don’t have character

Why do you hold what is naught?

Did you ever learn to sacrifice?

Is it something that you ought?

Have you thought only of yourself?

Is that something you were taught?

There are countless opportunities

We dismiss yet still we fraught

Even the most obtuse

In moral decay they are caught

Ignorance is your master

This temptress a juggernaut

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Contrition

If we have no standard to live by

We become lost in our moral decay

Using slogans to stay hidden from others

Our sophistry now on display

The rules of our engagement

Will change from day to day

A special hell for those who are aware

An equal condemnation for the ignorant who betray

The temptation of misused ego

The lack of any self resolve

Will impune others to accountability

As our own souls indeed will devolve

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It’s easier to blame society

It’s easier to blame society

Than to improve our own moral character

Some say that’s why we have laws

Some say that’s why we have a savior

The social justice warriors

Will often loudly protest

They see only the problems outside of them

What problems in their character will they profess?

The character of a social network

Begins with the character of the individual

Only for the pragmatic

This is a first principle

How you look upon the world

Gives you a prism for what you see

Only you must decide how to act

Only you must decide how to be

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But rather what lies in between

Alone

Aghast

Caught in the chaos

It happened so fast

There are forces of evil

There are forces of good

A road paved with good intentions

How shall we determine what we should?

The world is watching

The politicians doublespeak

The religious pray for answers

The zealots prey on the meek

Men are corrupted and are falible

So little do we learn

The history of our fathers

Lay in embers of what we earn

The many ways forward

That we tread goes unforeseen

Not in the realms of Heaven or Hell

But rather what lies in between

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Because you have watched and done nothing

There is a pandemic

One of ignorance and one of cowardice

How many times will it take?

Before the mob pushes you to the precipice?

The fight for freedom in your name’s sake?

You cannot lead successfully

That of which you hate

They resort by controlling the narrative

For those they would subjugate

If you indulge in threats of violence

You incite hatred and you incite fear

Only consumed by the impoverished minds

A failed academic and failed moral education that is clear

So if you stand by and watch

Say nothing to reject the fiction

A different reality is created

Around a falsely presented affliction

What is left after the submission?

A misplaced trust has taken place

Because you have watched and done nothing

You’ll likely receive a boot in the face

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With a lack of courage we acquiesce

The culture war has taken casualties

The polarization begets the tribal identity

When adults emerge as adolescents

They adopt the bully proclivity

Educated people

No longer freely think

Standing on the partisan line

Espousing talking points written in the party ink

Much like a cult

This tribe shuts down the mind

That questions any divergent motives

Of any differing kind

Analogous to an invasion

The body snatchers improvise

With mob rule pravado

Those against them they disenfranchise

The child on the playground is bullied

The adult in the world also confess

Not much changes

With a lack of courage we acquiesce

Only logic, reason and ethics

Can combat the folly at play

Debate must be encouraged

If we intend to square this away

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Are we not compromised?

Can our reasoning be corrupt?

Can we hold politicians accountable?

Only if we can interrupt?

An entitlement class

The collective Socialist dream

Producers in a society produce

While those who only take is a right that they deem

The inflated ego

Exempt themselves from the law

Self interest the temptation

They manifest their own moral downfall

The accolades of celebrity

The seduction of mass delusion

The “no fault of mine” bubble

Is the result of their conclusion

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Understanding this equation

W. Somerset Maugham’s Larry Darrell – The Razor’s Edge

Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan

Two characters, two world wars

Changed their lives forever in the face of dyin’

The awakening of human spirit

We are beings of frequency ready to receive

We are also responsible and capable

For what we shall perceive

Be you on a pilgrimage of ignorance

Or on a pilgrimage of awakening

We calibrate our receptivity

We calibrate our enabling

Opportunities are yours

For those capable to see

Understanding this equation

Is a fundamental key

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I look for inspiration

As I write down words for my book, my poem, my song

I don’t believe in any utopia

Where we all will just get along

In the study of past civilizations

We learn they always come to an end

Whether due to external forces

Or whether an enemy from within

I don’t believe in changing the social order

I should rather choose to focus on me

And so I work on bettering my character

Rather than modern society

Yet by association we can inspire others

By proxy we can change a tribe

The choice is always yours

Whether you are willing to subscribe

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I Pledge my Allegiance

I pledge my allegiance

To the flag

A pledge once given

Before the culture lag

And to the republic

For which it stands

Yet there is no republic

If our liberty is banned

One nation

Under God

Those who believe

Will give a nod

Indivisible With liberty

And justice for all

If we put man’s laws before God’s

Then surely watch the culture fall

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