Politicians (in Denmark)

Revised 2nd of September 2015 – though, it is still a bit clumsily written :

They compete with one another
In public debates
Dehumanizing refugees
As lesser, greedy, hostile beings
Suggesting effective action
To ensure the vermin keep out
Playing on people’s fear
Suggestions such as attacking
Suddenly seems a reasonable idea

Using military ships to prevent
The boats containing refugees
Fleeing from war, famine and torture
Safety of our boarders
Rationalized as being the solution
To our social, financial well-being
As we cannot afford to help
Yet we find money finance
military expenditures
At sea, in the air and on land
Sending in land troops
To destroy the boats while docked
To allow further tragedy and death
Whilst assuming our moral superiority
– A contradiction within the same breath

We do not know war
Though we happily play at it
– In someone else’s backyard
We are better than them
To thrive and succeed
This is what better humans do
Though subject of own privileges
we conveniently eschew

Humans do inhumane things
To remain amongst the better humans

Revised 29th of August 2015:

They compete with one another
In public debates
Dehumanizing immigrants
As lesser, greedy, hostile beings
Suggesting effective action
To ensure the vermin keep out
Playing on people’s fear
Suggestions such as attacking
Suddenly seems a reasonable idea

Using military ships to prevent
The boats containing immigrants
Fleeing from war, famine and torture
Rationalized as being the solution
To our well-being and safety of boarders
To cause further tragedy and death
Whilst assuming our moral superiority
– A contradiction within the same breath

We do not know war
Though we happily play at it
– In someone else’s backyard
We are better than them
To thrive and succeed
This is what better humans do
Though subject of own privileges
we conveniently eschew

Humans do inhumane things
To remain amongst the better humans


sorry, I’m on a bit of a rant today… The current political rhetoric and attitude in Denmark (and the rest of Europe) has left me a disappointed fellow human-being

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