The projection of Joe Biden as the next U.S. president, along with the increasing political hostility among American citizens, has spurned calls for coexistence.
While the growing division in the US has been shown to extend to even the most personal of relationships and even though alleviating the tension may seem to be a step towards reconciliation, it’s important to remain cognizant what one may be sacrificing if they choose to compromise.
I explore this problem in my new spoken word The Coexistence Hoax (version 1)
We’re not so different, the do-gooders propagate.
We all want the same thing.
A better life.
Only our Ideologies, our perception is different.
There’s no need for bitter strife
the earnest peacemakers tell you.
But can we all really coexist?
Are out paradigms compatible?
Who my money shall subsist,
what, of my earnings, may I keep and do with,
where I can work, who I can employ,
where and what my children will be taught,
what “grade” of defense I may deploy,
and more are not reconciled but dictated
with the vote of my brethren who’d see me imprisoned
if I dare to resist their
implemented political vision.
There can be no harmony
when freedom is stamped out by coercion.
But as history has shown time and time again,
if we subject out natural rights to wholesale desertion
We will achieve the unity and even equity
that the pacifiers so treasure
when like so many regimes in the past,
we are relegated to the same mass graves, having been marched to them together.