Where is the mass transit sending people to? Dispatch of souls to places unknown See the loading ramp down by the barracks A place to herd them into vehicles What type vehicles and for what use? A bus to drive them to a spar resort A truck to take them to the firing squad A space shuttle to take them off world A plane to ferry them to a new colony All this and more to relocate humans Orders given from up above carried out Adding up the numbers of people shifted Under command of the always ready soldiers Commanded by a ruthless ******* officer Look back into the past and compare Just like the trains at the death camps Remember what happened then History repeats itself over and over
oh, little ones if I could build you a worthy city to keep you safe and dreaming I would crush the hope I had left into a powder, mix it with all the things we grown couldn't be and lay the slurry out to set, harden it with sun and air not hate forming a foundation where futures could be built oh, but my tools have no power I dented them in fury and shorted them in tears before they could be used to build
oh, little ones if ever I find safety in this homeless land I'll wrap you in it in a heartbeat
realizing you don't have the resources to help every worthy cause can be heartbreaking
6/19 update- It breaks my heart that this is still relevant
They came to Auschwitz and Treblinka... they tore down the walls that confined us. How we wept with joy as the SS officers were taken away - we spit in their path, those of us still able to call up sputum from lungs tortured with malnutrition and iron beds that bore no blankets for our bones.
My sleeves are covering the number they burned into my arm, taking away my humanity and rendering me nothing. A young soldier takes my arm, kisses the hated brand; he has tears in his eyes as he tells me he is from Texas...there are no other words he can pull from his young, shocked brain.
When you see this picture - remember these words: “All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing”.
Would you believe me to be death? I guess it makes sense For this reality, truly is hell
But I am a cheater of death So here I stand; Amidst the stink of burning corpses, Dead eyes of starring, children and women, Alive. Oh, but how I wish I was dead.
Now, 80 years after, The smell of burned carcass, Still clings to everything I touch
"Arbeit macht frei" (German pronunciation: [ˈaɐ̯baɪt ˈmaxt ˈfʁaɪ]) is a German phrase meaning "work makes (you) free". The slogan is known for having been placed over the entrances to a number of **** concentration camps during World War II, including most infamously Auschwitz.