Who values corporate profits? No one like me,
But some people do, and so does our government.
Petty little is spent on peacebuilding measures.
It is clear that we are a nation that treasures
Corporations. When did we begin our descent
Into social psychosis to this grave degree?
A greater incidence of peace and a lower
Incidence of conflict, the statistics have shown,
Happens when there’s greater economic power
For women and when all children want to devour
What they’re learning, and when women are left alone.
Since this isn’t happening we evolve slower.
The reduction of violence against women
And immense lessening of human suffering
Are the things all must value if we’re to survive.
When people are less in despair then they will thrive
And feel that they can do just about anything.
What has not been done before can’t be done again.
Virulent is the strain of capitalism
That has hijacked America since the eighties.
It has corrupted our government to its core.
We have war because in it the profit is more,
And wellness is less profitable than disease,
And we have not a handle on our racism.