Against peaceful protest my government wouldn’t use live ammunition.
Against stones they might shoot rubber bullets in retaliation.
Gas, blind & choke protesters into submission.
Kettle them, and keep them detained without legal permission or reason
For hours on end without toilets or basic provisions
This would only happen in a dystopian vision
Against peaceful protest? I laugh in derision.
I read the paper every day with precision
Front to back, every section
Okay I scan the parts about dress selection
And I scan the part about tappet correction
I know my government is just protecting
Our freedoms, our rights, they have jurisdiction
Your attempts to sway me with what is obviously fiction
Won’t work. I say that with smug satisfaction
For my news provider is above suspicion
Plus I have a university education
I am in the top 20% of the nation
My name has after it an accreditation
To my ability to keep concentration
So I can talk with some qualification
That my government would not use strangulation
To control or stop participation
In a peaceful collaboration
Against their policies or lack of consideration
When passing a law or a new taxation
My government has a legal obligation
To protect it’s people without exception
Yet you suggest that there has been some deception
That I have been tricked into believing a different perception
That the government, since it’s conception
Has pandered to those who have perpetuated the most awful transgressions
Raped, murdered, deliberately causing fatal disease transmission
By giving compulsory inoculations via religious ‘missions’
I know they were saving the heathens from oppression
We were saving souls with our invasions
On most occasions, with some war-like persuasions
Those countries benefitted from our interceptions
That’s how it went that’s my recollection
We are the right ones, us, without us there would be no progressions.