Day 828, Déjà vu, All Over Again
The NRA convention is today.
A synagogue was shot up this Shabbat.
Gun rights supported by the NRA
Increasingly mean worshippers get shot.
“The other:” Muslims, gays, brown-skinned, the Jews,
By just existing, fill some folks with hate.
Our social media help light a fuse
Attached to bombs prepared to detonate.
Such crimes of hate continue on the rise.
Here in our country, white supremacists,
Emboldened, make no effort to disguise
Their hate for any “other” that exists.
Today more people died because they’re Jews.
From pharaoh to the Nazis of our age,
To hate the Jews is common; it’s not news.
Read history, it’s there on every page.
The president has helped to stoke the fire.
He said, “Fine people…” marched in Charlottesville;
When he stands up to lead the bigot choir,
They sing along and then go out and kill.
What have we done to stop this? Thoughts and prayer
And Congress stands in silence for a while.
Forgive me, but that means that they don’t care.
And white supremacists suppress a smile.