And As Rome Did Fall From Grace…

how Rome fell

Steeped in melancholia
and adorned in robes of sorrow,
I walk among the wretched.
They will be dead before tomorrow.

Bleached bones lie in the sand
stripped bare of any flesh
as they prepare to turn to dust
and are blown away like ash.

Alone, I stand and look
upon the dry and barren plains.
And I shrug and walk away
from what used to be fruited plains.

An empire meets its fate
just like in days of old
And as Rome did fall from grace,
America’s future was foretold.


Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

Independence Hell!

bombs bursting

Why should I love a country that has never accepted me?
I’ll never wave your goddamn flag and pretend that I am free.

I spit on your celebrations and I will never play your games.
Don’t think I’ll kiss your ass while my people are in chains.

You hypocrites make me sick with your pretensions and your lies.
Then you drape yourselves in sheets and have the nerve to moralize.

You celebrate your freedom while destroying the homes of others.
Independence is only for you as the rest of the world discovers.

Your bombs that burst in air are now destroying all mankind.
As the empire marches on, the world gets redefined.

What bravery you display by the dropping of your drones.
And you littered foreign lands with innocent peoples bones.

Celebrate the fourth and forget the shit you’ve done.
When your bombs are busy bursting, we know you’re having fun.


Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Fuck this 4th of July bullshit!!

Stained With Blood!

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Shell shocked and raw lies a country now in ruins,
made so by a lie and so now we self-destruct.
We were never a threat to you, but you bombed us all the same.
You claimed to bring us freedom but instead we got fucked!

Condemned without a trial to disease, death and destruction.
Sanctioned to our knees and brought down by western weapons
as birth defects are rampant from Baghdad to Fallujah,
and the guilty still walk free, never looked upon as felons.

We are maimed and defeated and our oil is stained with blood.
It flows into America like your rivers and your streams.
You drive over innocent bodies that were killed to give you speed.
Every time you pump that gas, may you hear the banshee’s screams!

You live your life and cut ours short and never pay the price.
While you claimed to liberate us, you entangled us in your net.
Your mission was accomplished and now you’re back again.
What more is there to take? There’s nothing left for you to get.

Oh, the empire marches on and it’s not done with us.
For the pain that you have caused, one day you too will pay.
We hear of troubles in your land, but you’ve seen nothing yet.
For every Iraqi child you killed, your prayers don’t hold no sway.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Finally! Bipartisan Legislation!

kiev gold unemployed

The democraps and the rethuglicons have not been able to put aside their differences long enough to get anything done that would well, get anything done. However, that is in the past. Finally, something has been able to achieve what we thought was the unachievable and wouldn’t you just know it would have to be this:

Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Thursday aimed at providing aid to Ukraine and sanctions on Russia in response to Russia’s incursion into Crimea.

Another report headlines:

Senate and House pass bills to help shore up Ukraine economy.

Ain’t that sweet? Congress finally came together to hand over another billion dollars to build up the Ukraine economy and this was after the West spent $5 billion destabilizing Ukraine = U.S. War Profiteering.

But didn’t congress have a problem coming to the aid of the long-term jobless when their benefits expired on December 28th 2013? Congressional representatives used every excuse in and out of the book to not re-instate the benefits knowing all the while that the jobless were having quite the time trying to get hired. Two million long-term jobless Americans lost their benefits and have been without assistance and without a job for three months. What have they been doing? If they’ve no job, why has there been a deafening silence and not a resounding roar? What happened to the two million long-term jobless Americans? Why have we heard not a peep from them? Was it because we’ve just ended one of the coldest winters on record? If so, where are they now? With nothing left to lose, why haven’t they taken to the streets, en masse?

To add insult to injury, the long-term jobless are finding out that congress can indeed come together in bipartisanship when furthering the war machine’s agenda, thereby enriching themselves even more because we all know that war pays the warmongers, but us?, not so much! While the long-term jobless have been busy running to the food banks to supplement their pantry and while they are struggling to pay the mortgage/rent, gas, electric and water bills, our congress is busy propping up Ukraine’s economy. Why? What’s in it for them? Let me repeat what I just wrote because I know that Americans have such short attention spans. Congress is propping up Ukraine’s economy because Ukraine has something that the U.S. wants. Have you not heard about the gold that has been shipped from Ukraine by the U.S? Now, jobless folks, how much gold do you possess? Apparently, not enough since this is what recently happened to Ukraine’s gold.

The Latest Heist: US Quietly Snatches the Ukraine’s Gold Reserves

The US has quietly transferred 33 tons of Ukrainian gold out of the country and back to vaults in the US. Presumably, this sovereign wealth transfer would be counted as partial “collateral” for a fresh round of IMF, US FED, and ECB paper debt that is currently being organized for dumping into the Ukraine’s economic black hole.

http://talesfromthelou.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/the-latest-heist-us-quietly-snatches-the-ukraines-gold-reserves/

And the Ukrainians? They’re gonna soon be looking as cross-eyed broke as the two million long-term jobless Americans look right now. But, there is a silver lining to all of this for the long-term jobless Americans. The Senate on Thursday moved ahead with a bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits, three months after benefits expired for more than two million Americans. Sweet! Now, grab that goddamn bone before they yank it back!

A bipartisan group of senators announced a deal two weeks earlier that would renew federal long-term unemployment benefits for five months, retroactive to when they expired on December 28.

Retroactive? Fucking wow! Now that you’re homeless, you’re now retroactively homeless. Now how great is that? IF and that’s a big IF, they actually get this legislation signed into law, you can get your old life back. Right? I mean, the landlord was holding your apartment for you. Right? The bank didn’t foreclose on your home while assuming that congress would act in a bipartisan manner and get you back up and running with some assistance, did it? Keep being hopeful about getting this five month retroactive reprieve and then guess what? You’re right back to square one. So much for your representatives doing you a fucking favor. With representative friends like that shit, who needs enemies?

Even though you’ve been without benefits for three months and congress couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the economic plight of millions of Americans, they give a rat’s ass about the economic plight of Ukrainians because well, uh…because, well, they got gold and they want the Russians to come to heel because what stands between a worldwide economic hostile takeover by the U.S., is Brazil, Russia, India and China, the BRICs. And if the U.S. can isolate Russia and rob Russia of the ability to keep its fleet in the Black Sea and instead establish a naval base there in essence, surrounding Russia, it will.

The Russian-controlled Black Sea Fleet is based on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. It is headquartered at Sevastopol’, with an additional home port in Odessa. Russian interest in the Black Sea extends over more than two centuries. Catherine the Great annexed the Crimea in 1783, and subsequently established a Russian naval base at Sevastopol.

Is this all starting to make sense now? I know that Americans have been dumbed down, but damn! If you can’t see what is happening right before your very eyes and to YOU, well, then…what is there left to say? The American government is the biggest threat to this entire planet. The American government and its warmonger friends and elite fucks are hell bent on subjugating this entire planet to its evil, vile, filthy and depraved rule. The empire must be stopped and my hope is that Russia and China can stop it! Russia, do not hesitate to do what needs to be done, I beg of you! Level this hell before this hell engulfs the entire planet! And it will, because we Americans will do absolutely nothing to stop it because here in America, we are already, the walking dead!

Sources:
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/congress-passes-bills-aid-ukraine-n63891
https://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/agency/mf-black.htm
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-advances-bill-restore-unemployment-benefits-n64086
The Latest Heist: US Quietly Snatches the Ukraine’s Gold

A Mighty Empire Crumbles

When a mighty empire crumbles

A mighty empire crumbles as the peasants all revolt.

The anger of the gods struck like a lightning bolt.

 

It seared the massive capitol, exposed the bags of gold.

The world watched in awe as this was once foretold.

 

That evil’s reign would end as the poor would find their voice.

Those weary souls rose up; they knew they had no choice.

 

They had to stop the beast and right was on their side.

A movement slowly formed; pushed by a rising tide.

 

Their fury was unleashed and the dam did overflow.

There were those who saw this coming so many years ago.

 

They stood as one together and faced their common threat.

Not one thought of surrender, it was time to go to bat.

 

Never did they flinch, nor retreat in mortal fear.

The armor of the righteous was their only battle gear.

 

They never gave up hope and their course was true and steady.

The time for change is ripe; and yes, we will we be ready.

 

Shelby I. Courtland

© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland