The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Second Class Citizen (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

I pledge allegiance to the United States
The place that has led me to feel like
A second class citizen

Sisters are fighting wars “there”
Just to return, not treated like women, but instead like
A second class citizen

Brothers are fighting to love “here”
For a legal piece of paper that doesn’t even say, “I love you”
A second class citizen

Second class citizens
That vote like we should

Second class citizens
That (for the most part) obey laws

We’re second-rate currencies
So our tax money shouldn’t be good here

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