Yes, It Happened

by Lori Hoeck on April 22, 2014

At the Bank

“I need a picture ID,” she said.
I replied,”To break a 100?”
The bank teller nodded, Yes.
I shook my head and wondered,
“Why assume I’m a bad guy?
“Why compare me to a data base?
“It was only a Benjamin, not millions.
What’s happened to the marketplace?”
I used to be a private citizen,
An individual within community.
Now everyone’s a potential threat,
Subject to Statist scrutiny.
They lump us into one pile.
All made to be the same.
“For safety, give up freedom–”
It’s a narrative they love to frame.

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This is a poetic replay of what recently happened to my husband at our bank.

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Power of Words

by Lori Hoeck on April 17, 2014

LYRICS

“Old fashioned,” “out of date.”
“Throwback to another time.”
“Sky-god lover,” “jingoistic.”
Clueless on the world’s design.

The name calling may change;
The sentiment’s the same:
When the self-righteous rule,
Hypocrisy becomes the game.

The fingers point, noses rise.
Time for holier than thou.
Freedom to think is ratcheted down.
The law becomes what they allow.

“Libertards,” “tree-hugger freaks.”
“Lovers of government’s teat.”
“Heathens,” “Worldly fools.”
Nothing but tenderfeet.

The name calling may change;
The sentiment’s the same:
When the self-righteous rule,
Hypocrisy becomes the game.

The fingers point, noses rise.
Time for holier than thou.
Freedom to think is ratcheted down.
The law becomes what they allow.

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Ancient Song

April 17, 2014

LYRICS
“Dividers. Haters. Us vs. them”–
The song’s been sung forever.
Its tune appears right and clear,
But the words can only sever.
Tyrants–by might or guile–
Lie softly to turn hearts dark,
To kill the ties that bind,
To give mistrust its spark.
Tyrants require enemies,
To keep themselves in power,
Scapegoats hung out to dry,
For followers to hate, devour.
A crisis can’t be wasted.
A scab [...]

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Get Your Motor Running

April 4, 2014

(LYRICS)
Been found out?
Been found wanting?
Get up; wake up;
get your motor running.
It’s never too late,
never too far.
Redirect your path;
Find the North Star.
They said “Hope and change”
–we got short-changed.
Doesn’t mean we have to like it.
They say “shared sacrifice”
–meaning “government heist.”
Doesn’t mean we can’t fight it.
History’s created
each minute, each day.
Get hands dirty,
make your mark, have your say.
Kick no [...]

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Verbal Dark Arts

April 4, 2014

(LYRICS)
Lies fly by and drive the media script,
As politicians tighten their verbal grip.
No truth can be told unless twisted apart.
No facts allowed in this blackest of arts.
With political correctness, the elite decide,
What sayings are good or to be tossed aside.
Thoughts are controlled with equal guilt–
They hope independence will weaken and wilt.
(chorus)
Stop the lie: You can [...]

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Rebels in the Coffeehouse

April 3, 2014

(LYRICS)
Take a stand against command & controllers,
Holier than thou chokers, smoke blowing posers.
They pout ‘N shout, creating doubt,
Pushing buttons so you can’t log out.
The system, the machine, the progressive dream
Streams from a narcissistic regime
As it builds a compliant, victim-filled team.
Take a stand against command & controllers,
Holier than thou chokers, smoke blowing posers.
They manufacture crisis with [...]

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Criminalizing Freedom

September 30, 2013

Criminalizing Freedom
You know you want it
You know it’s true
You know you love it
When others think for you.
“The name’s BLOOMBERG — I’ll help you out
“I’ll put the ring firmly in your snout
“‘Cause I got all the power and the riches
“To make you all my collective bitches.”
Rounded up just like a herd
Fenced in, branded, made to serve
Told [...]

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No S.O.P.A.

January 18, 2012

Here’s a set of lyrics against SOPA
Let the Buffalo Roam
by Lori Hoeck
Micro-managers be gone!
No more regulatory chains.
The internet’s ours–
a new frontier for our brains.
Don’t let them in
“Keep your grubby paws off!”
When government steps in
There’s more red tape than trade-off.
Entrepreneurs must be free
—products speak for themselves.
Don’t let bureaucrats guarantee
progress remains on the shelf.
I’m don’t want a [...]

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Let’s keep it fiction

July 12, 2010

The Judgment
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Somewhere in the near future

“Trent Johnston, stand.”
The community judge’s voice filled the sweat box of a room, chilling Trent to the bones. He’d heard the tone before — the arrogant voice of someone trying to squeeze their viciousness and bullying into overly kind words. Appearance always mattered more than truth in the [...]

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Understanding Glenn Beck and the Beck phenomenon

June 22, 2010

GLENN BECK FOR NEWCOMERS or GLENN BECK 101
Love him or hate him, Dr. Glenn Beck of radio, book selling, and Fox News fame is a lightning rod for the storm of public opinion on the direction America is headed.
Why does Glenn Beck inspire his large TV and radio audience into huge book-buying and reading frenzies [...]

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