The American Nightmare

The American Nightmare

by Michael Heslop

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I don’t seek the “American dream”,
I don’t want a “dream” that has become a nightmare for millions,
Instead
I seek freedom so that I can dream dreams bigger than the “American dream”,
I don’t seek the “American dream”,
That’s a nightmare that has bankrupted millions in America,
Instead
I seek dignity to labor without fear,
I strive to dream beyond borders about countless millions whose dreams have wilted thanks to the American empire,
I don’t yearn for the “American dream”,
Instead
I dream of the millions of Native peoples, Africans, Latinos and poor whites who have lost their will to dream in America,
They have lost their will to chase the fleeting illusion that is the “American dream”,
I don’t seek the “American dream”,
I avoid illusions which are smoke screens designed by wolves for those too gullible to recognize it
Instead
I dream of revolutions designed to smash illusions and end nightmares,
I dream of freedom to set the captives free of dreams that encage their lives in perpetual debt,
I don’t seek the “American dream”,
Instead
I dream to wipe out inequality that suffocates millions in America who are prevented from achieving the “American dream.”
I don’t strive for national dreams
Instead
I dare to dream for peace and freedom for everyone on the planet,
I dare to dream that nightmares become real dreams for Americans and all others who inhabit our planet!

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