I know that Crispus Attucks died for it and they made a movie of us dying for it /and we still don't have any GLORY and blak people still want to die for it and cry for it and I ask why? I see our advances that so many died for had to take chances for and so many mothers were left sonless for / yet we still behind / and we built the land it's pole is planted in / and I can't help but to think some have been duped again and have been bent over and done again by mass CONfusion so many have been conned into thinking that we have been fully fused into this American dream / symbolized by OLD GLORY the red, the white, and the blue which symbolizes freedom...the freedom to be suppressed, oppressed, without redress as a people...Sure Oprah has made it, and Michael has made it, and Bill has made it, and Robert Johnson has made it (even ithough he's selling it)...while Jesse has been killed and filled outlines on the battlegrounds of the hood, and Arletha has been tricked into thinking that her body is everyone's temple for a fee and it confuses me when I see blak folks smiling and grinning waving a **** flag...and I know that we are accountable for our own actions...and if that's the case why are blak folks waving that **** flag? History reminds us that we built this CONtry and get no credit and it will stay that way if we let it / current trends tell us that race ism still tells us that because of our melanin the symbol ISM of the flag relegates us to last place status and our fast twitch muscle count tells me that we're genetically the fastest yet we first in line to wave that **** flag / So I wring the flag out to drink the blues to give fuel to my soul when I sing my blues cause it soothes me and keeps me focused on this symbolic hocus pocus of the rag called old glory that is waved by so many blak folks/ whose wavering hypnotizes too many blak folk as if they're snakes chilling in a basket / while I look in the casket of another brother whose is adorned in bullets by the boys in blue who are supported by the red, the white, and the blue / and I stand amazed at how we again, as we always do, accept the pain of our oppressors as if it's ours/ "yes boss, we's sick today" and wave that flag in full patriotISM caught up in this mental capitalism and they still get more blak dollars than blak businesses do/cause too many of us pay more attention too the tattered edges of that **** flag...than the frayed edges of our bendera that was caused by that **** flag and what it symbolizes/ and I'm tired of this terrorists ****...lets's go convict who killed Diallo and the many brothers and sisters like him...let's go find the terrorists that wreak terror on our blak psyche...you'll find 'em handing you blak folks flags to wave, along with crack sacks and guns for fun to wreak terror on one another.............. brother, put that **** flag down. (c)2001 blakverb "off da top thinkin" Yes this is one of the best countries to live in relatively speaking, but ya'll know this thing we live in here is jacked up. I wonder if all those black folks waving those flags were as spirited in protest when our "CONtry tis' of thee" refused to attend the Durban international conference on RACISM. Hmmm...I guess they are model citizens.