Pop Goes the Bomb Vest

Kill a Shia, kill a Sunni
Kill a human being
Kill a Muslim, kill a Christian
Kill a human being
Kill a Hindu, kill a Jew
It’s still a human being
Kill a Sikh, then kill a Buddhist
POP(1) likes it when we kill each other
POP likes it when we blow ourselves to bits.

Kill a gay boy, kill a dyke
Kill a human being
Kill a white girl, kill a black boy
It’s still a human being
POP likes it when we kill each other
POP likes it when we blow ourselves to bits.
POP says it’s POP-IN-THE-SKY(2)
POP-IN-THE-SKY
POP-IN-THE-SKY
Who wants us all to die.

It’s money folks,
The rest is a shell game
POP wins it all
When we blow ourselves to bits.

1 POP refers to People-of-Power: usually men, but sometimes women, who are at the top of the patriarchal power poles, globally and regionally. I’ve written more about them here.
2 POP-IN-THE-SKY refers to a patriarchal conception of a masculine all-powerful deity who very much resembles POP. “He” craves power and control. POP invokes POP-IN-THE-SKY to justify his grabs for power, wealth and control (and concubines of course).

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