#sociopolitical

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  • heartofbabel 4d

    #HeartOfBabel #Babel #GaratheDen
    #Sociopolitical

    (Warning: Lots of negative things pertaining to government and society, read at your own discretion.)

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    [ Allegiance ]

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    The evils of the government
    Are pretty much bottomless
    Yet people still submit their lives
    And worship of their confidants
    Trained to fear the world
    Rolling armies out in prominence
    Conjuring up wars
    That they expedite with confidence

    All caution to the err
    Dropping bombs upon the slaves
    Another third world
    Reconstructed to a grave
    Another resource
    Let us carry on for days
    With the illusion of a threat
    You're guaranteed the people's praise

    Oh, hallelujah
    Flesh melting from their corpses
    Their children turned to ash
    Please send in the reinforcements
    Broadcast that there is danger
    And just fabricate the sources
    No need to end a war
    When you're flooded with endorsements

    And if the foreign land’s exhausted
    We'll just increase the population
    Of the people of the prisons
    That refuse the be our patrons
    And everyone applauds
    Whose hearts hold ignorance and hatred
    And everyone's enthralled
    By televised assassination

    It's been a while since the holocaust
    Maybe time to script a sequel
    Let socialism run amuck
    And sacrifice its people
    They've submitted to the government
    And that act has made them regal
    The worthless toys and joys of tyranny
    And now it's time to burn cathedrals

    Nothing held sacred
    In the rule of the State
    No religious act more glorified
    Then unrestrictive hate
    Keeping life in constant tension
    As a means to easily create
    Division in the populous
    That leads to segregate

    With so many factions battling
    Uncivil wars waging
    Basing their beliefs
    Based on the media's staging
    Propaganda flooding minds
    Deceptive yet engaging
    Raising the vile and destructive
    To contention and raging

    Changing the multitudes
    Adapting into legions
    Drawing unity through violence
    While society weakens
    While society bleeds and
    Ignores all of reason
    For all humanity is lost
    While evil has allegiance

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    © GaratheDen
    © HeartOfBabel

  • heartofbabel 5w

    [ Keys of Disorder ]

    Looking outside
    “Color-of-your-skin” riot
    Kinda feel inclined
    To snicker at the “defiance”
    Cannot be denied
    Never gonna keep quiet
    Rise to vandalize
    Watch them turn into that street pirate

    Everybody’s here
    Rage into a tantrum
    Rile up the fear
    Broken down into an atom
    Propaganda smear
    Just holding you to ransom
    Logic all but disappeared
    While violence remains the anthem

    Breaking everything
    Don’t even need a reason
    Wishing we could hang
    Try hanging me for treason
    Swing orangutan
    Just looking for an eden
    Lighting up the gang
    Make this Molotov a beacon

    Why everybody mad?
    The politician said so
    Dogs at the command
    Bitches who can let go
    Keeping to the brand
    Holocaust the ghetto
    Suicide at hand
    Religion set to explode

    Cycle of history
    Repetition of the dead
    Zombies rampant in the streets
    Look to steal their daily bread
    Insult set to injury
    Abandon hope for hell instead
    Impoverished life, a ministry
    This story seems to never end

    On and on it always goes
    Who is gonna stop it?
    Uncle Sam, you suppose?
    Who sees your death as profit
    Another riot has arose
    Banking the deposit
    The emperor, he has no clothes
    If we’re all being honest

    Will you cease to emulate
    Will you break the habit
    Can you exist outside of hate
    To turn now from your antics
    Or will you proceed to operate
    As State, megalomaniac
    There’s no quicker way to subjugate
    Then to become the erratic

    You wallow like a victim
    Yet it’s you who chose the torture
    Should have refused the system
    But you’re calling for more “order”
    Your faith isn’t just a symptom
    It’s the key of this disorder
    But until you grow in wisdom
    All you’ll ever see is horror

    © GaratheDen
    © HeartOfBabel

  • whole_words 5w

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  • whole_words 6w

    Sparrow in the Machine

  • heartofbabel 6w

    [ The Abuse of Tension ]

    Emotions have betrayed you
    You’ve traded wrong for wrong
    Believed that you were powerless
    Instead of standing strong
    Abandoning identity
    You’ve forgot where you belong
    Let desperation be your god
    And violence be your song

    Vengeance, unforgiveness
    It is eating you alive
    As you riot in the streets
    Letting hatred be your guide
    A mirror of oppression
    Becoming what you despise
    The bearers of deception
    Just as lost as you are blind

    Seeing nothing but a victim
    Being nothing but a slave
    Feeling nothing but your hatred
    As you dig your shallow grave
    For the actions you have taken
    They are one in the same
    The same evils you lament
    Are the ones you now parade

    Look at all your rage
    Look at all your anger
    You cast it on the innocent
    With no care for the stranger
    You act without humanity
    Is that really your nature
    For when you become a monster
    Then you become a danger

    So riot in the street
    Create your great divide
    Just beat your chest and cause a mess
    And see what it provides
    A history of violence
    In continual reply
    Say farewell to unity
    And hello to be denied

    While the system never waivers
    While your masters rest in peace
    Wage the war that they are longing
    So they can justify their reach
    Spread terror throughout the land
    So that they view you with unease
    And become the dangerous animal
    That needs to be policed

    Where is your peace
    Where is your self-control
    Where is your dignity
    Now’s the time to be composed
    For we all tire of this system
    And it’s endless need to grow
    We’re all enraged at its actions
    And you are not alone

    But when you throw a stone
    Aimed in the wrong direction
    When you act out in hatred
    Without any discretion
    Then you’ve served your masters well
    Becoming the transgression
    To nullify their sins
    In the abuse of tension

    © GaratheDen
    © HeartOfBabel

  • heartofbabel 9w

    [ Kindle of a Flame ]

    Rights, violated
    And for what
    A means just to safeguard
    Old politicians
    Sights, dilated
    It's enough
    To read between the lines
    To a road of perdition

    Traveling, distancing
    Losing your prosperity
    Coax you to allegiance
    Submission to the vain
    Groveling, conditioning
    Losing all your clarity
    Hoping for salvation
    Through the clasping of a chain

    Parole, control
    Term to set the limit
    Stockholm of a syndrome
    Another four years
    Behold, your soul
    Nothing but a gimmick
    A tomb whitewashed
    All rotten in its fears

    Go vote, slit throats
    Sliding in the ballot
    Serpent is a slogan
    The anthem of your praise
    All ghosts, these jokes
    Calling it a talent
    Partisan the charlatan
    The ways that they betray

    One step, one theft
    Inch to take a mile
    Freedom now a phantom
    Liberty an epithet
    One right, one left
    Both of them hostile
    Mirrored in relation
    Embodied in a president

    Psyched out, fear now
    Claiming comprehension
    Pitiful existence
    Like cattle to a claim
    Woah, now, bell cow
    Clanging for attention
    Rattling the cages
    All its efforts left in vain

    Some see, most don't
    Fickle in a vision
    Wandering a labyrinth
    Lost without a path
    Some change, most wont
    Bound to their religion
    Worshiping the devil
    Just to get a taste of wrath

    Life, annihilated
    And for what
    Supporting of a system
    That only brings you shame
    Light, isolated
    To disgust
    Try to wick the lantern
    To the kindle of a flame

    © HeartOfBabel

    #HeartOfBabel #Babel #GaratheDen
    #Sociopolitical

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    [ Kindle of a Flame ]

  • heartofbabel 10w

    [ The System Is The Victor ]

    Get your eyes off the sacrament
    No pledging your allegiance
    No president to lead us
    Don't need this contaminant
    There is not a compliment
    Better served than Jesus
    You know that it seizes us
    Religion, God, damn it

    It could be nice to be alive
    I worry about the future
    The government's a tumor
    I have come to realize
    And I am starting to despise
    Fear-mongering and rumors
    Compulsory consumer
    Won't you open up your eyes

    Enamored by a fairy tale
    Your head upon a pillow
    Political to widow
    And your face is looking pale
    Televise the veil
    See propaganda billow
    It's cloudy out your window
    Your life is for sale

    Shall we start the auction
    Award the highest bidder
    Progressive is the sinner
    No wisdom without caution
    Oblivious to options
    To choose a life that hinders
    Where ignorance grows thicker
    The mass of adoption

    Democracy's illusion
    Your faith a hypnotism
    Embracement of the system
    The haze of this pollution
    Devotion and confusion
    Walled up into a prison
    The seduction of a victim
    The ruin of a human

    Sacrifice the precious
    To be preyed upon by vultures
    Their monuments are altars
    All hail the mighty menace
    Now go pay out the penance
    Farewell to all of culture
    Our history is altered
    Unrestricted vengeance

    Drowning out your senses
    No effort of survival
    No mind of a denial
    Belief slowly possesses
    The audio confesses
    The favor of your idol
    That fear is your revival
    The religion of consensus

    The screens enticing flicker
    The trumpet of the speakers
    The never ending feature
    Of a double-sided bicker
    Keep your eyes upon the picture
    Choose a mirror of a leader
    Who will be your preacher
    The system is the victor

    ©heartofbabel

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    #Sociopolitical #Society #System

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    [ The System Is The Victor ]

  • heartofbabel 10w

    [ Baby Steps ]

    Before I ever left the womb
    I had a count and a rank
    I was a body at disposal
    For the war or the bank
    There'd be a forming and a fashion
    And a plan to partake
    A statistic yet determined
    An agenda yet blank

    Before I ever learned to speak
    They had me marvel the sights
    They'd put a flag within my hand
    And let me wave with delight
    Amongst the cooing and the murmurs
    I was a product of plight
    But when the bombs burst in the air
    What was drawn was fright

    Before I ever learned to stand
    I had a hand in the battle
    Strolling patriotic parades
    With veterans dismantled
    Showing “support for the troops”
    Each one a story to tattle
    Then they'd be shocked back to the terrors
    By the automatic shakes of my rattle

    Before I ever learned to read
    They had me trained in submission
    Had me following in footsteps
    Of an ancient religion
    Never questioning the folly
    Of timeless superstitions
    Had me pledging my whole life
    To a flag of division

    Divided, the nation
    Is the one I was raised in
    Where corrupt politics
    Form the congregation
    Where identity's lost
    To the illusion of patrons
    And neighbors spark civil wars
    Over who can best lead the nation

    This is the hatred
    That I learned and practiced
    State educated
    Enforced by harassment
    Violence begot
    To the violence of masses
    All faithful to State
    And its deplorable tactics

    These are the bindings
    That once held me encumbered
    Mindless to the State
    While my heart stay in slumber
    Spineless to the truth
    That all war is a blunder
    And while love was laid dormant
    We were all tore asunder

    All ripped apart
    From love and compassion
    All serving evil
    While forming our factions
    Duteously marching
    Baby steps in reaction
    To the forming of soldiers
    And willing assassins

    ©heartofbabel

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    #Sociopolitical #Indoctrination

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    [ Baby Steps ]

  • heartofbabel 10w

    [ Abortion ]

    I've been pregnant for years
    But now I'm choosing abortion
    I was told it carried life
    But it was only a distortion
    The State, its allegiance
    It's just an endless devotion
    To a fetus of a culture
    That caters corrosion

    The seeded conception
    Birthing democracy
    It seemed so paramount
    The fulfillment of prophecy
    But I have labored in vain
    There's no source of a prodigy
    There is no life in this womb
    That wasn't entombed in dishonesty

    Completely indoctrinated
    To believe the illusion
    I'd follow every propagation
    Preached from the institution
    They told me how to think
    Gave me a constitution
    And then left me in despair
    With a lifeless resolution

    And at every trimester
    I was examined and prodded
    To be sure I'd give birth
    Only to what they allotted
    I didn't think of it then
    How it was all so well guarded
    To be blind from the truth
    That the inside was rotted

    A system deformed
    And completely polluted
    By the doctrines injected
    All profusely intruded
    Every act regulated
    Every decision concluded
    You just followed command
    No matter how much it wounded

    The pains and the anguish
    The abuse and the bondage
    The lies and deceit
    All paying a homage
    To a culture of rape
    That violently responded
    To force its way of life
    And to keep you a hostage

    But I am ending this burden
    I will sever its ties
    I will cut from my heart
    What I once idolized
    Because what they claimed was hope
    All I see now were lies
    A mass that is lifeless
    And meant to despise

    I will not birth wars
    I will not birth hatred
    No more genocide
    I am not willing to aid it
    By no amount of majority
    Will I be changed nor persuaded
    Let all of history show
    That the State is not sacred

    ©heartofbabel

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    #Sociopolitical #Abortion #War

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    [ Abortion ]

  • heartofbabel 11w

    [ References ]

    We pretend to look it up
    We pretend to know it all
    We pretend to have the facts
    Yet in the end we always fall
    Enamored by religion
    Institutional
    A Boolean of truth
    Where all other things are false

    Because science has said it
    For governmental funding
    We read it on the headline
    And that is saying something
    The CDC, celebrities
    All picturesque and stunning
    It’s the popular option
    No need to be confronting

    All other opinions foolish
    Lacking of the facts
    Watched the news for twenty minutes
    Put my faith within the act
    God, I’m so enlightened
    Nothing can distract
    Cognitive to propaganda
    Such revival in the tract

    Time to get a flu shot
    Need a new vaccine
    Funding the production
    Building a machine
    Chemicals and compounds
    Give me some caffeine
    Loving this placebo
    False securities in me

    Never question anything
    Never truly know
    Never benefit the world
    Just doing what we’re told
    Livestock in comparison
    No purpose to the soul
    Idiots politicized
    Who can barely even cope

    While truth could be discovered
    We remain within a cage
    Mentally reduced
    To the headlines of a page
    References, a feeling
    Unstable and enraged
    Offended by statistics
    With no hope of any change

    The dangers of religion
    Faith in institutes
    Unchallenged and unscrutinized
    Leaves minds of destitute
    Zealous in belief
    In an aimless, blind pursuit
    Contemplation all abandoned
    Afterthought, a residue

    Brainwashed, corrupted
    Controlled and engineered
    Influenced, deceived
    Hoodwinked and held in fear
    Deluded, perverted
    Seduced and volunteer
    All references in marionette
    The act of puppeteers

    ©heartofbabel

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    #sociopolitical #References #News #FakeNews #Propaganda

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    [ References ]

  • heartofbabel 11w

    [ Dickhead ]

    I really wanted to write a poem
    And call it dickhead
    But I didn't want it to be too pompous
    Or indicative
    So here's a start of a tangent
    You can take it openhanded
    Or just toss it to the wayside
    And just leave it dead and stranded

    What's a good name to call
    Towards someone who's downright rude
    Who propagates absurdities
    Ignoring all other views
    Who labels you atrocities
    In the slightest opposition
    Who doesn't care of anything
    Except the binds of their tradition

    Let's just call them dickhead
    A rose by any other name
    I wouldn't say it's classy
    But it's really all the same
    We will blame any one
    For any single thing
    If our religion will conceive it
    There's no limit to what we'll sing

    Our sermons and our speeches
    Our inaugurations and impeachments
    They all cater to the mindsets
    That we have conjured through our legions
    We are a people set to factions
    Don't let the word unity fool you
    We are dickheads without regard
    Yet are the masters of impromptu

    We pull martyrs out of myths
    Scapegoat entire nations
    Pledge allegiance to a flag
    That has warred since its creation
    Then we populate a thought
    Just to indoctrinate a message
    A dickhead of a move
    That we just label a progression

    We have egos quite inflated
    An illustrious illusion
    Propagated from all channels
    No regulating this pollution
    All bastards of society
    In a modest proposal
    To see the ways of life aborted
    Only at someone else's disposal

    We cry victim when we're losing
    We cry conquest when we're strong
    We cry dickhead to the things
    To which we just don't get along
    Always causing a commotion
    Never letting any peace
    For when happiness is not exclusive
    We make it come deceased

    Your religions are absurd
    All the faith that you embrace
    The state of separation
    That has caused us all disgrace
    Every president and preacher
    Every system and institution
    That holds law above love and freedom
    Is just a dickhead revolution

    ©heartofbabel

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    [ Dickhead ]

  • heartofbabel 11w

    [ Because Science ]

    Even science can't escape it
    The cults that wane, subliminal
    That statement, "Because science"
    The absence of thinking critical
    Just another damning faith
    For a different type of imbecile
    A religion corrupting facts
    To conjuring up the mythical

    No focus on the factual
    Time to hypnotize
    Agenda of the politic
    With misinforming lies
    Fear will draw submission
    The source of their demise
    Power ever increasing
    To an evil enterprise

    Never questioning their masters
    That form all their opinions
    Indoctrinated thoroughly
    The apex of religion
    A cult of personality
    A devoted coalition
    All parroting the edict
    Like the cooing of a pigeon

    A flock in mind, incapable
    To contemplate a thought
    Outside of their religion
    The impressions they were taught
    Never gaining any knowledge
    Simply memorized the blot
    Then propagating endlessly
    With the evidence of naught

    The men behind the curtain
    Celebrity status
    Systems and institutions
    Cultivated on campus
    All appealing entertainment
    A distraction from madness
    Keep the veil upon their eyes
    Until all wonder has vanished

    And at that moment they are owned
    They are no longer human
    Just a part of a machine
    That wants power and ruin
    To never question the program
    Is to submit to delusion
    And to enact of that faith
    Is but pure prostitution

    But while they live in blindness
    In the confinement of systems
    There are some who stand out
    And have refused to be victims
    They won't jeopardize truth
    To an imperial dictum
    Instead they'll interrogate proof
    And expand in their wisdom

    See when it comes to religion
    There is nothing that's sacred
    And no matter how absurd
    It will populate patrons
    So you must make a choice in life
    Will you allow it to be wasted
    Or will you stand against the cults
    Eyes open, and awakened

    ©heartofbabel

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  • heartofbabel 11w

    [ Sandcastles ]

    I got caught up into social degradation
    And now I’m trying to be renewed
    Got trapped within a mob of fear and hatred
    A society that’s all subdued
    Those who twist and writhe in self-affliction
    Blaming the world for what they lose
    I got caught up in the lies of patrons
    But now I see them all as fools

    You can march and drum and beat your phantoms
    You can wage a war against the weak
    You can build an army, never question
    Why your paradise seems so bleak
    Heed the words of your professing prophets
    Believing everything they speak
    You can dig a hole to make your coffin
    Then crawl within and fall asleep

    Open my mouth to curse your systems
    Institutions and religious deeds
    Cast your hope within the source of violence
    And then wonder why your nation bleeds
    As I’m walking through these desert lesions
    The ground is cracked and void of seeds
    I see eternities of ash and bloodshed
    In attempt to fill your lust and greed

    Still you’re calling all to call you master
    Still you rule in vengeance, caught in rage
    Still you’re trying to avenge disaster
    As religion keeps you in this cage
    You can’t quite distinguish fact from fiction
    You can’t seem to step off from the stage
    You can’t quite reflect the life you’re longing
    Refusing now, to turn the page

    Now you’re stuck within an endless rhythm
    Of a static nature long decayed
    In a world that leaves all life disheveled
    From a Word that leaves you all afraid
    It was Love that came and conquered nations
    Not through a war or bodies slain
    Yet it came in form and shape and kindness
    A compassion sacrificed to claim

    Now you strive in terror, torn asunder
    As you watch the end, not faraway
    Feel the grasp of your control is slipping
    While your paranoia shifts and weighs
    You are trying to contain a measure
    If, but anything, yet to convey
    You can’t bare the fact of being master
    Then to have it all just stripped away

    You made a graveyard, what was meant for beauty
    Fashioned chains and tragedy
    Built a prison for the life of freedom
    And let it waste within your vanity
    And all the while you had watched them suffer
    With no concern nor empathy
    Now all your sins, like sands, too much to number
    Have you fearful you’ve no amnesty

    Now the tide is rising, washing over
    All your sandcastles within its course
    While you try to reign and raise an army
    A pathetic act to show of force
    There’s a nature, you can’t stand against it
    For you know that it shows no remorse
    And the landslide, soon to greet your envy
    With the aftermath of calming shore

    ©heartofbabel

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  • heartofbabel 11w

    [ Cultural Ballot ]

    God, we love to vote
    Because it matters, truly
    So let the Man slit your throats
    To hold the ballots of duty
    Making promises they'll never keep
    Letting our hope fall out so cruelly
    But then they speak the right words
    And we're seduced back to its beauty

    Hope, change
    The serpent is a slogan
    Enticing us to taste
    A fruit that's just a poison
    Constricting all around us
    Silencing all commotion
    We don't question anything
    All just contained within devotion

    And when it's time to speak
    We are proficiently dogmatic
    Erupting in a fervor
    To endorse the fear and panic
    Raising religion in our minds
    Until our hearts become mechanic
    Programmed to hear only the system
    We've come receptacles of static

    Critical thought has been abandoned
    Our introspection is a phantom
    We just follow without question
    Each submissive in tandem
    Each corrupted in our minds
    Indoctrinated to ransom
    That we pontificate belief
    In an eternal anthem

    Every generation
    Becomes another aggressor
    Serving violence to the world
    In an unlimited measure
    Every belief passed down
    To form a tyrant of successors
    Who cannot think a thought themselves
    And turn hostile with pressure

    All culturally pompous
    As dependent as infants
    A congregation held together
    Through processes so stringent
    Throwing tantrums in an instant
    At the first sight of a difference
    Just to mask the very fact
    That their whole being's deficient

    We fill up the stadiums
    And stare towards the podium
    The passion in our minds
    Conjure the soul of Napoleon
    For the State is our faith
    It form's a world that's dystopian
    We see the absence of slavery
    As just pure pandemonium

    That's why we vote
    Because we're trained that it matters
    That without coercion and violence
    Our whole world would just shatter
    So we increase regulation
    Profess a dictum of manners
    All hailing this corruption
    And our enslavement to masters

    ©heartofbabel

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    [ Cultural Ballot ]