Time To Stand Up?

Time To Stand Up?

 

by John Kaniecki

 

When Pilgrim pride
Committed genocide

Did you stand?

When from across the sea

Merchants delt chattel slavery

Did you stand?

When immigrants of all ages

Were paid starvation wages

Did you stand?

When Jim Crow did reign

Inflicting bitter pain

Did you stand?

When they desecrated sacred Mother Earth

Violating indigenous worth

Did you stand?
When imperialism dominated

And atrocities were created

Did you stand?

When the police time and time again

Gun down black young men

Did you stand?

When the C.I.A. in sin

Flooded the hood with heroin

Did you stand?
When trillions were spent on war

And nothing to the poor

Did you stand?

Did you stand for every injustice and wrong?
Then why should I stand for your racist song?

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