Learning From The MIC and DIC

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Behind Bars by Christyl Rivers

The Military Industrial Complex

They said, was not the best of all Earth projects

Projectiles, perhaps a pinch of graft, bit of fleece,

Using war machines to keep jobs and peace

Perhaps a crying crime against humanity

But not wholly constructed from pure insanity

we could educate, feed, and clothe, instead

but let history untangle that bloody thread

We have today, the Detention Incarceration Complex

And again, some say it contradicts,

Common sense, or common decency

The greater good, or thoughtful leniency,

But what is greater, and what is great again?

Encourage a hater — you may make a powerful friend —

Be tough on crime, (unless it’s multinational)

Be kind to unkind, profit from all that’s extractable

Progressive progress progresses by both carrot and stick

But we’ve lightyears to go if we measure by DIC

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Ecopsychologist, Writer, Farmer, Defender of reality, and Cat Castle Custodian.

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