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American ideals

 

August 6, 2007
iranian.com

It is as if we are
In a horrific dream
What has happened to us?
Is this what we are about?
When will we awake?

Once we were
Champions of human rights

Once we were
A beacon of freedom
The land where people were not
Afraid to speak their mind

Accountable to no one
Arrogant and oblivious
To the death and destruction
We create

We now act like
The masters of the world
Spreading fear
Lies and hate

What’s happened to our vision?
What’s happened to our integrity?

-Rotterdam, Netherlands

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