Analyze and explain what complex themes, thoughts, or attitudes that the author portrays in the poem.
"What should we tell our children?"
What should we tell our children? What will we tell? What will we say? Will we explain a certain Edward Snowden? Will we explain our rights in decay? After the passing of the Patriot Act, After we roamed the desert for kids to bomb, What will we tell them, after the fact? Will we claim that we greeted them with “salaam?" Or that we didn’t stop them, how would they react? Would they believe how we believed in Vietnam? I don’t believe that they would stay intact, Because after all, we did in fact drop the napalm. Should we explain a certain Julian Assange? His noble cause, very far from strange. Remember the man, remember that Aussie? Who in o’10, made international media get saucy? Remember the brave girl, Chelsea Manning? Their punishment for her truth, alienating. Doomed to her fate, in solitary confinement, Doomed like ourselves on our assignment… What should we tell our children? I believe we should tell them the truth, Without the nonsense nor the sweet tooth. Because I’d hate to be born again so ignorant. I say that we uncover all that should be, Rather you than me.
Final thoughts before I go off to do some work but;
The piece feels as if the strength of rebellion against a tyrannical body is waning, and that you think that it is as a result that the former does not do enough to preserve or empower the cause.
The key members who took a jab against tyranny were punished, their motives known, yet not enough was done to avenge them perhaps?
And the piece ends bluntly for the reader.
The people who knows these names or bother to search them would get the idea of the poem. However for a person who does not, the context is fuzzy except for bombing in the desert and napalms sticking to kids.
If there is one word that this poems asks, it would be truth.
But that’s just my analysis. This was fun to read, I’ll have to be honest.
As much as I want to minimize politics on this forum I am willing to speak to the reasons why Woodrow Wilson is a horrible president, the following is what Wilson did that was awful.
He nationalized most of the economy during World War I
He segregated the federal government
He created the Federal Reserve
He implemented the 16th Amendment, the Revenue Act of 1913, the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914, Clayton Anti-Trust Act, the Adamson Act, the Keating Owen Act, (pretty much all of the New Freedom agenda)
He implemented the Espionage Act, the Sedition Act,
His right hand man was Edward M. House
He was basically a platonist idealist
He allowed race riots and lynchings to continue
Created the dumpster fire that was the League of Nations and created the grounds to create the UN.
He is responsible for Wilsonian foreign policy which influenced the Iraq War and War in Afghanistan.
What are the good things Wilson did? Well, I’ll tell you and there’s not many.
He lowered tariffs
He opposed prohibition and for a good reason.
He left Gen. John J. Pershing to fight World War I.
The First Red Scare (mostly the work of A. Mitchell Palmer)
As you can see, what Wilson did was more shit than good, by a massive margin. Warden G. Harding was a major improvement over Wilson despite of all the corruption.