Only One Choice
We the People
of the United States of America
like the German people of the 1940’s
Do we count the cost of their skins
shriveling and scabbing in our poisonous sunshine?
The teeth they lose through violence, undernourishment, illness, utter exhaustion, long-distance bus style public dentistry (which for all of you who don’t know it, has been cut back to a function exclusively addressing tooth removal ~ no actual dentistry is covered any more) and an unceasing condition of dread fear… only to be additionally afflicted with the suspicion of drug-addiction because of it?
Do we count this cost in pennies
against the dollars
Is it worth
… returning to the day of Dickens’ Scrooge?
… The Great Depression? (If you’re sufficiently interested, look up what our major dailies had to offer in the way of a national financial health report just 30 days before Black Friday.) .