Sleeping With Losers
no I do not want
to sleep with your sons
or your daughters
for that matter
at least I don’t want to sleep with them
as a result winning this battle
if we hadn’t engaged in this conflict
I might well have desired them
but that was not the object
I don’t want to burn your crops
destroy your cities
I only want to win
I want you to acknowledge my superiority
my superiority in bed
is another matter
one that I don’t need to prove to anyone one
my tanks are the biggest
what I am in bed
I won’t want your wives
your ancient treasures
I’m not going to change
that’s up to you
you were capable
of taking care of yourselves
you are conquered
you have to save yourselves
so instead of offering me
in hopes that I’ll do
what you have to do for yourselves
if your sons
are so sexually attracted
by the power of my determination
I might be willing to give them a tumble
The Laws prompts forced me to look at things I don’t ordinary think about & to think about them in a different way. I’ve written more politically charged material than ever before & also some anti-war pieces. But to say war is bad or war greases the wheels of the economy with the blood of the disenfranchised seems simplistic.
One of the tools of cultural genocide is sexual morality – when the Spanish discovered South America they were indignant that natives lived unmarried & didn’t mate for life. So they proceeded to force Christianity on them while using the female population for their sexual pleasures. Mass insemination of conquered women still continues.
Even things like greed have causes – i.e. the need for wealth to bolster a sense of worth. The need to win to prove who has the biggest … tank. Power for the sake of power not for the sake of improving anyone’s lot but for proving one has power. Most political or religious war has some petty emotional underlying cause. It’s a matter of principle.
Another ‘thing’ about war is that it is portrayed as a cismale heterosexual field of combat. Trump’s attempt to force trans people out of the US services was, in part, his attempt to maintain that macho, tough US facade. Never mind the fact that the US medical system is so skewed the only way for many trans can afford to get the medical attention they need is to enlist. You don’t have to bake wedding cakes for queers etc.
The title is new. It was called ‘Your Sons’ but as I was re-reading it this now one came to me. Much groovier. It was fun to create this narrative voice – so reasonable a victor who presents this ambiguous, almost passive-aggressive, stance. All he wants is to win. And emasculate your nation by having sex with your sons.