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Tom LaBlanc
 Look at us, the Peltier song. By John Trudell
We see your tech no logical society/devour you before your very eyes/ We hear your anguished cries/exalting greed through progress/while you seek material advances/the sound of flowers dying/carry messages through the wind/trying to tell you/about balance and your safety/but your minds are chained/to your machines and the strings/dangling from your puppeteers hands/turning you, twisting you into/forms and confusion's beyond your control/your mind for a job/your mind for a TV/your mind for a hair dryer/your mind for consumption/ with your atom bombs/your material bombs/your drug bombs/your racial bombs/your class bombs/your sexist bombs/your agiest bombs/devastating your natural shelters/making you homeless on earth/chasing you into illusions/fooling you, making you pretend you can run away/from the ravishing of your spirit/while the sound of flowers dying/carry messages through the wind/trying to tell you/about balance and your safety/trying to isolate us/ in a dimension called loneliness/leading us into the trap/believe in their power/but not in ourselves piling us with guilt/always taking the blame/greed chasing out the balance trying to isolate us/ in a dimension called loneliness/economic deities seizing power/through illusions created/armies of justified/class systems are democracy/god listens to warmongers prayers/tyranny is here/divide and conquer/trying to isolate us/in a dimension called loneliness/greed a parent/insecurity the happiness companion/genocide conceived in sophistication/tech no logic material civilization/ a rationalization/replacing a way to live/trying to isolate us/ in a dimension called loneliness/ To God we hope you don't mind/ but we would like to talk to you/ there are some things we need to straighten out/ its about these Christians/they claim to be from your nation/ but man you should see the things they do/all the time/ blaming it on you/ manifest destiny, genocide, maximized profit, sterilization, raping the earth, lying/ taking more then they need in all  the forms of the earth/ we asked them why/ they say its gods will/ damn god, they make it so hard/ remember Jesus/ would you send him back to them/tell them not to kill him/rather they should listen/ stop abusing his name and yours/ we do not mean to be disrespectful/ but you know how it is/ our people have their own ways/ we never even heard of you tell not long ago/ your representatives spoke magnificent things of you/ which we were willing to believe, but from the way they acted we knew you and we were being deceived/ we do not mean you or your Christian children any bad/ but you all came to take all we had/ we have not seen you/ but we have heard so much/ it is time for you to decide/ what life is worth/ we already remember/ but maybe you forgot/ look at us, we are of Earth, and Water/ look at them, it is the same/ look at us, we are suffering all these years/ look at them, they are connected/ look at us, we are in pain/ look at them, surprised at our anger/ look at us, we are struggling to survive/ look at them, expecting sorrow be benign/ look at us, were the ones called pagan/look at them, on their arrival/ look at us, we are called subversive/ look at them, descending from name callers/ look at us, we wept sadly in the long dark/ look at them/ hiding in tech no logic light/ look at us, we buried the generations/ look at them, inventing the body count/ look at us, we are older than America/ look a them, chasing a fountain of youth/ look at us, we are embracing Earth/ look at them clutching today/look at us, we are living in the generations/ look at them, existing  in jobs and debts/ look at us, we have escaped many times/ look at them, they cannot remember/look at us we are healing/ look at them, their medicine is patented/ look at us we are trying/ look at them, what are they doing/look at us, we are children of Earth/ look at them, who are they.