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Entitled Rights

Lawrence S. Pertillar 2947 (Connecticut)



WHAT DO WE WANT?'

'OUR MINDS DUMBED DOWN.'

'AND WHEN DO WE WANT THAT?'

'NOW!'

What a wasted expense it is to defend,
The ones endorsed to support...
Their ongoing right to feel entitled,
To be on the wrong side of the fence.
And using race to bait,
As a weapon to escalate....
Division and hatred.
In fear of a symbolized image to idolize,
Threatened by diversity.
An ethnicity on the rise does not disguise.

'WHAT DO WE WANT?'

'TWISTED BLIND MINDS!'

'AND HOW BLIND DO WE WANT THAT?'

'NOW!'

What a waste of mental expense.
Spent to keep ignorance defended.
Only proving to reveal the threat.
That a competence of leadership,
Has run out of breath.
Taking with it common sense.
Too obvious to ignore,
The ones suppressed who lack it.
And the ones who oppress,
Their own lack to have consciousness.
While they all protest being upset,
By a truth fading to delude...
A fiction threatening their denials kept!

'Who is responsible for this craze?
I am willing to bet,
They are dictating this madness...
From a place that is guarded.
And well protected.'

'Anyone with that kind,
Of mindbending power...
You know is protected.
And regarded as their leader.'

'And we fear aliens threatening us,
From other Worlds?'

'Yes!'

'Who observing this mess,
From other Worlds...
Could or would create more of a mess.
To then believe what we need,
Is to have themselves revealed...
As threats to a mess,
They did not create...
To have blamed on them?
That's why they do 'fly-bys'.
And within seconds quickly disappear!'

'I wonder!'

'Do they make attempts to try to convince,
Other aliens what they see here?!'

'If they are doing what they do,
And from a distance too?
Would you try to convince what we see,
As close as we are to it.
To know the reality of it is disbelieved?
I've already tried that.
And people look at me,
Like I'm the one that's crazed!'

'Well...
You do act a little spaced out at times.'

'I'm not gonna do it.'

'Do what?'

'Respond.
To leave you telling others,
How out of my mind I am.'

'Alert! Bulletin! News Flash!'

'That's one reason why I don't like you!
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