The Original Terrorists By Amiri Baraka

The terrorists have been here a long time.
The ones who took the slaves
The ones who ran and underbossed the plantations.
Especially those who made money from them.
They still at it. They never stopped.

These old guard terrorists.
And they still at it.
Still terrorizing.

When slavery was sposed to be ended,
they thought up the Klan
The Knights of the white Camelia!
When we was sposed to get reparations
They got Andrew Johnson a barefoot white man to stop it.

Every time we take a step these terrorists appear.
They ain’t never gone no where
But you take a step forward they come out!
King spoke,” I have a dream!”
and we paid for it with the four little girls.
Blown up in Birmingham.

Before that we won the bus boycott
the terrorists blew up Dr. King’s house.
The real terrorists been with us hundreds of years.

DuBois called it The Sisyphus Syndrome.
You push the rock up the mountain
The terrorists appear and try to roll it back down.
Now Obama get in defeating Cain’s son,
the one in the bible live in Arizona
where they shot that congresswoman in the head,
and now wanna ban Latino studies
these is them Terrorists. Still terrorizing.

That ‘s Goldwater’s state famously backward. A terrorist.
McCain turned tail in Viet Nam He come back a hero terrorist.
Terrorist just the same.

We get clear enough to elect Obama
the terrorists take off they Klan clothes put on some suits,
they the t party, now.
TEA The Evil Assholes,
they terrorists & Nazi’s like always.

They do anything to stop America’s getting rid of it’s craziness.
They never let all of us be Americans.
They terrorists And the Republicans
they even got negroes Real Public Coons,
they terrorists too like Tom Ass Clarence & his evil wife Citizens United ,
they terrorists, hurt us worse than the Taliban.
GOP, Grand Old Psychopaths.

What Al Queada can’t do the Republicans can,
Been doing it in one costume or another for hundreds of years Now they so frustrated, they Racist Addiction coming down on them,
Boehner’s nose running, Got new maniacs to please, old jones coming down,
Ted Cruz, a Texas junkie had a crying jag in Congress,
or the other nut, Ryan trying to stop you from sending your kids to college He’s a real mullah for sure, Terrorists took over congress,
listen to them, absolute nuts .

What the Taliban can’t do, they are doing,
close down the United States government.!
Now who would do that? Think about it.
What the Taliban and Al Quaeda couldn’t do.
Terrorists in the congress locked down the govt
because the black dude there,
just as they would in the 19th century
when a blood wanted to vote.

We facing the sickness of terrorists.
Been terrorizing all of us for hundreds of years.
When we gonna catch em and lock ‘em up.'
These terrorists. Catch em and lock ‘em up!
Then we can cure ourselves, America, of what has always Ailed us!

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