The Comedy of Human Progress
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In 1969, we put a man on the moon
We went further than ever, that July afternoon
The human race has invented airplanes, satellites and vaccines to save us from doom
And if we don’t have the answers, well the internet will tell us soon
Yet for all these achievements, it may be prudent to say
Just take a look at the world we live in today
Does it reflect the progress we have made?
Does it demonstrate the best of the human race?
Because forgive me for saying that all these achievements wear thin
Because in 2020, we can’t still accept that people have different coloured skin
We even know the science behind it- it’s to do with melanin
Why is this even an issue for some people?
Thus, the comedy of human progress begins
You see we have come so far as a species
Yet some still hold us back
Their ignorance and hatred instigates racist attacks
Why is it even a problem that some people are black?
Get over it and get educated is it really worth killing someone over that?
Now I know the colour of my skin may be white
But that doesn’t mean that I’m indifferent to a minority’s plight
I don’t have to be black to join this fight
Or to be outraged and say this isn’t right
I don’t think it should just be coloured people raising their voice
If all societal groups say no to racism and make that choice
Maybe the elite and the police will hear our ploys
They’ll have to answer our call when they hear our collective noise
Because the world is run by the elite who perpetuate division
They keep the rich rich, the poor poor and they encourage this partition
Look at who is in The White House; would you hail him leader of the free?
The president of the divided states who shuts down free speech?
Yeh Trump censors the media like his position is child’s play
It’s so scary the world we live in today
While Boris covers up the actions of his political aide
Because it’s not do as we do it’s do as we say
Yeh Boris will make sure corporations get out of their tax
Then retire to Branson’s island with champagne to relax
As long as gross inequality remains intact
As long as his Etonian privilege remains a hard fact
It is not a coincidence that our two nations were the ones that responded to Covid-19 too late
Or that divided communities are still a common occurrence to date
So, America take a good hard look at yourself
Look at the voice you elected; does it speak for you as well?
Has it managed this crisis and protected public health?
Or does the death toll demonstrate its incompetence like a show and tell?
Look at its response to the outcry of injustice
Does the voice still speak for you or is it trying to hush this?
Use your voice to say that this is no longer acceptable
To drown out the voice that was always unelectable
And in the UK let’s get Boris out and fund our NHS
And not let Etonian privilege decide there’s one rule for one and another for the rest
Not relax things too soon for political motives but claim it’s for the best
Whilst hundreds are still dying daily with pain in their chest
So take a look at the world we live in today
After thousands of years we still kill each other because our skin looks a different way
We are still ruled by the corrupt who dance to inequality’s tune
We can’t get past this, yet we put a man on the moon