The Dark Side of Coexistence

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)

Lyrics

Neighbors….

Colleagues….

Spectators….

Classmates….

Patrons….

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.

Photo in video by Wylly Suhendra on Unsplash

Blog post photo by krakenimages on Unsplash

One thought

  1. Amen John. Keep fighting, never lay down your weapons, especially those of intellectual honesty. You have to keep calling the absurd absurd no matter how many times they tell you the absurd is normal. If the absurd can be relegated to normal, we, of all men, are most to be pitied.

    Cherish and hold dear those individual liberties that the Creator has bestowed upon you. Fight for those liberties as if all of our lives depend on it!

    Keep up the good work!

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