I know that I’m oppressed and there’s nothing I can do.
They work my ass to death and they do the same to you.
When could we find the time to protest the status quo?
What’s the point of even trying, just put a tag on my toe.
Defeated is what we are because we never even tried.
We never stood as one, we were never unified.
Our burden is our debt, it’s a heavy cross we bear.
We’ll never stand and fight and it’s because we wouldn’t dare.
We’ll all just trudge along, such weary souls are we.
And to our masters all, we shall turn to them and plea,
that they spare us just a bit and get up off our neck.
But if we rock the boat, then we may not get our check.
They have won and we have lost and no battle was ever fought.
We’re oppressed and indebted because of all the things we bought.
Someone crunched the numbers and I know how much I owe.
I’ll be a slave to my oppressors, the ones who run the show.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland
I want to make one thing clear. I understand all too well that many of us are overworked and just too tired to see straight, but be that as it may, that should not stop us from standing up for ourselves. To make excuses for doing nothing about the fact that we aid our oppressors in their oppressing of us by buying into and buying all the shit that is shoved at us is on us. I have worked two jobs, took care of a home and still managed to make a difference and I do understand that everyone is not me, but I am certain that they did not break the mold when attempting to make people who refuse to lie down and take being walked over, day in and day out. There comes a time when we each must want to stop being an enabler and a victim and take a stand. If we don’t do it, don’t expect anyone else to do it for us. We Americans are not the only people overworked in this world, but we seem to be among the few who refuse to find the time to fight back. We want things to be easy and if we have to fight for it, then we won’t do it. And since that is the case, then expect nothing to change. You’ll get exactly what you’ve been getting, truckloads of shit and told to, “Get to shoveling ’cause it’s getting deep!”