john bennett | puppet dance

Puppet Dance

(spawned by Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story)

Look beyond
the obvious
for the
answers.


Look past
the dreams
of your
forefathers
into their
monkey brain
deeper into
the reptilian
brain
further
still into
a thick
soup of
molecules,
the birth
place of
hierarchy.


I know,
that’s obvious
too to
someone who
buys his
books from
Amazon &
feels he’s
got the
big picture.


But the
big picture
is a
statistic
until you
chip off
a piece &
melt it
down on
your tongue.


That’s what
empathy is
when your
ribs show
with another
man’s hunger
when your
heart breaks
with the
death of
his children.


Empathy is
the only
way past
statistics.


Now you’re
ready for
action ready
to recognize
Evil ready
to give up
the ghost
your summer
place in
the Catskills
& your
ski pass.


Now you’re
ready to
send goats
to Nigeria &
throw down
your gun.


A people
whose debt
is greater
than their
gross national
product are
a people
in bondage.


Simplify
simplify
simplify
admit you
feed your
children to
Moloch &
stop throwing
logs on
the fire.


The only
flaw in
Michael Moore’s
film is
the glimmer of
false hope
at the end.


He thought
like a
lot of
us in
the wake
of the
election that
Obama was a
freed slave
who would
take the
money changers
to task.


It hadn’t
yet sunk
into his
monkey brain
his reptilian
brain into
the thick
soup of
molecules that
Evil now
rules supreme &
every President
is a
Yes Man.


We’re doing a
puppet dance
that won’t
stop til
the strings
are cut.

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Hcolom is Moloch spelled backwards. Moloch is an Old Testament deity to which children were sacrificed, a practice society still engages in with increased enthusiasm. Consumerism is the new Moloch, manifesting itself like cancer in war, politics, the arts and religion, in every nook and cranny of human endeavor, draining the intrinsic beauty out of life and mutilating the innocence and magic of childhood with its commercial meat hook. HCOLOM PRESS intends to publish books that by their nature repudiate this pernicious force–novels, poetry, children’s books and books that transcend genre.

Our launch book, in June of 2006, was John Bennett’s novel, Tire Grabbers, a fable of sorts, a reality book rooted in the fantasy of our times, the story of the coming of Moloch and the children who rise up in rebellion against it.

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