Preaching to the Choir at the Church of Naivety

WELCOME!

Naivety is our only requirement… 

   Nameless, faceless masses

   Endless lines marching in lockstep

   Filing into the sanctuary of political correctness

   Surrounded by the slogans of technology

   The admonitions of authority

   Biblical demands for complicity

   All that which is, but shouldn’t be

   The surrender of a free society

 

SILENCE!

For it begins… 

   A raving soliloquy from the pulpit

   Sermonic manifesto of demands

   Heads shaking in unison of acceptance

   Repatriation!

   Investigation!

   Persecution!

   Con-Dem-Nation!

   Or face our secretive retaliation!

 

APPLAUSE!

It’s in motion… 

   Black gloves, black suits, black masks

   Armies of pawns spill forth on the chessboard

   City streets transforming

   The voices of the few amplified

   Attempts at resistance crucified

   Anarchy intensified

   Forgotten histories of genocide

   Who among us will stop the rising tide?

 

VIOLENCE!

Dwindling into the waiting arms of the third world…

   Indoctrinated keepers of the peace looking away

   Icons of remembrance pulled down

   Attempts to erase history

   The sins of the past have returned

   Statues, monuments, and books are burned

   Lessons of the past unlearned

   Rule of law being overturned

   Demands for rights that were never earned

 

LOYALTY!

Choosing sides instead of choosing facts… 

   Stand with me or stand against me

   What you get it what you see

   Forget the rules, just smash and grab

   Right is left and left is right

   The arming of the neophyte

   Strengthening for the proxy fight

   Who controls the gigabytes?

   The on-line attempts to overwrite

 

CONCLUSION

Finding an end game in the chaos, if there is one… 

   Surrendered rights now in question

   Buyer’s remorse and redirection

   The sudden realization and mischaracterization

   Opinions of others trampled

   Their right to choose suddenly cancelled

   Law enforcement scrambled

   Society dismantled

   Opportunities cancelled

 

AFTERMATH

Sifting through the ashes, asking ourselves why…

   Voices in the wilderness

   Bravery in face of treachery

   When illumination provides new direction

   It was never about unity

   Not once about common decency

   But the creation of a global community

   By destroying the security and sovereignty

   Of the lands of the free

 

R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

4 thoughts on “Preaching to the Choir at the Church of Naivety

  • August 28, 2017 at 3:23 PM
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    The resistance is a scourge by both the left and the right. The Media in control, slanting news to their benefit, helping to incite rebellious groups in the streets of America. Both sides claiming to have all the answers, a president ultimately in their cross hairs. No matter who is at the helm of an administration, the people will rebel and find some way to bring it down. Chaos everywhere, innocents being beaten upon, young people uniting and taking law into their hands, antifa taking a stand against Fascism they claim. But let’s call them out for what they really are, anarchists and terrorists wanting to make the people bow to their scourge in the streets. Naivety indeed., I’ve never witnessed such a militaristic media twisting and churning the words of a president to cause terror and inflame these angry groups to rise like ashes from the past where goose stepping Nazis wanted to rule the world. They failed and so will these anarchists and terrorists. The people of America will stand against them as well the government will take them to task and put them behind bars where they belong. Ralph this is a very poignant write, you touched the nerve of what’s actually taking place in your country, it’s a very sad event and too many innocents are paying a heavy price for these unruly militants in your streets. I hope and pray that somehow it gets under control and they are extinguished on both sides, left and right.

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  • August 28, 2017 at 6:36 PM
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    Naivety indeed. It is so crazy! It is beyond just protests now, it is militant terror. You have expressed all the problems so well in this powerful piece, Ralph. You have brought it all together to the pulpit for a greater impact. Well done,

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  • August 28, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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    A powerful and poignant piece Ralph, evoking all the fear and dread of what could possibly end our race. History has shown us the error of our ways but no-one’s listening, at least in the halls of power. Great work my friend, beautifully penned and heartfelt expression. Cheers!

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  • August 30, 2017 at 5:51 AM
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    Antifa, him, neo Nazis, agendas, agendas,Agendas. I can’t understand how these movements can justify their actions. Antifa, anti-fascism, A group destroying free speech not from just neo Nazis, who are the scum of the earth, but also from honest working citizens, and with violence….My parents always said 2 wrongs don’t make a right, but there comes a point where I feel like I want to go out there and beat the living hell out of some of these antifa members. What gives them the right. And it’s crazy that the left would endorse this type of behavior, Violence in the streets is in that the mark of anarchy of chaos. We are headed down a very dangerous path. Great piece Ralph

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