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By Gary Corseri

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"USA!   USA!   USA!" The chimps all chant in unison at

Spectator sports events,

As though the fervency of their belief would,

Invariably, alter the outcome.

Seems a coupla thousand yrs ago

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At coliseums up and down the Italian

Peninsula, crazed crowds

Opined similarly, swearing, by Jove,

Lovely ladies could be raped by boars

If they pledged allegiance to any god but

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Caesar, and valiant men for

Entertainment's sake, could be netted and

Speared while the crowd roared.

Terrible, you say?   But, all in

All, they never had a notion of democracy, which

Terrible as that may sound, is just the way we're




Gary Corseri has published & posted his work at hundreds of venues worldwide, including Op Ed News, The New York Times, CounterPunch, CommonDreams, DissidentVoice, L.A. (and Hollywood--) Progressive. He has been a professor in the US & Japan, has (more...)

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"O, for a draught of vintage!"--John Keats... by Gary Corseri on Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 9:40:19 AM