You see, it’s the thinking that is problematic,
People equate scheming with thinking,
They are thinking about how to get ahead,
How to make things good for them
They are thinking without regard for the rest of us
Who are occupying the same stage.
The schemes involve rallies,
Where they get people together in red hats
And full-on patriotism
That is only a costume for the fear that they hide
Because people thinking more than them
Have found the buttons that make the patriotic ones scared.
The schemes are global,
They are national,
And in the case of this little repertoire, they are local.
A bunch of parents feeling slighted has caused a ruckus,
A bunch of do-gooder parents has caused more of a ruckus,
Each having thought, this is what’s best for me.