Darrell Arnold Darrell Arnold

American Nazis

American Nazis
Americans
Unrecognized
Unrecognizable
 
Nazis.
Were.
Germans.
 
It says so in our history books
 
We beat them in the Great War
It could never happen here
 
 
American Nazis?
 
Only the Nazis.
Were.
Nazis.
 
It’s so unrepeatable
In any of its detail
 
American Nazis?
 
They’re something else
 
 
Flag wavin’
While
To Jesus prayin’
 
And gun totin’
Hawks
 
 
 
American Jesus
 
In a pickup truck
With a gun rack on back
 
 
The cross
The blessed poor
The blessed meek
The blessed merciful
 
That ain’t the American Jesus
 
 
But do you really believe
Jesus
 
Would tote a Smith and Wesson?
Buy an AR15 — for sport?
 
Would he separate immigrant children?
Take them to internment camps?
 
Have you ever read these words?
 
There is neither
Greek
Nor
Jew
 
Slave
Nor
Freeman
 
Woman
Nor
Man
 
American?
 
 
 
Onward Christian soldier
 
A Christian soldier
Must be armed
 
With guns in the home
With tanks
With atom bombs
With ICBMs
 
Ever-ready for wars
Whether trade otherwise
 
It’s strange
 
Such Christian charades
Whether now
Or in the Crusades
 
Or in German churches
Of bygone days
 
 
 
American Nazis?
 
But we have a robust democracy?
 
The President of course rails
On the fourth estate
He lies
But makes no mistakes
 
He, like his party, knows
That a lie
In the service of a good cause
Becomes a truth
So in chorus
They dismiss fake news
And daily lie to serve
Alleged truer views
And just look at him
Deliverin’ on the economy
 
Again a bit like Germany
Around 1933
 
 
 
American Nazis?
 
Only Germans.
Were.
Nazis.
 
It’s so unrepeatable
In any of its detail
 
American Nazis?
 
They’re something else
 
(By Darrell Arnold)