There’s nothing more open, yet more resistant to change,
Than the American people.
We are the direct descendants
Of an extended chain of empires.
We stretch back – deep into time –
While, at the same time, and quite carelessly, vault into the future.
Truly, there’s nothing more modern,
Yet more ancient, than Americans.
We enjoy playing marbles with our leaders’ heads –
Voting for what we think we believe in –
And buy too many things we don’t really need.
What a laugh!
Especially since there’s not a single funny bone remaining in America.
The cans don’t open either –
Since the can openers have all gotten misplaced.
It’s the fault of religion
That we can’t find anything anymore –
Jesus Christ had been our favorite “opener” –
But, somehow, along the way, he got bent.