Alone

When I am alone
I can be dealt with
I can be awed, frightened, bullied
I am vulnerable

This is a known fact about me
It's on file in DC
in Brussels
In Moscow
In Rome
It's a well known fact

And I'm not alone either
You're right there with me
The same reality constrains us all
And yet it's facts they use to separate us
To atomize our unity
Moving us from a position of strength
To one of weakness

They're so good at manipulation
It's what they do best
It's the secret of their success
And our failure

Drive the wedge between people who share
Turn brother against brother and sister against sister
Divide and conquer
White man, black man, lesbian, trans
Round and round it goes
Hurt on hurt again and again

Jackpot
Somebody dies. Nobody I know
Another grave - inevitable result
In confusion there is profit
In harm there is gain
The prophesy of power is complete

 

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