GOD DAMN THE ARMAMENTS MAN
Yes, you: the one who manufactures and
pushes weapons anywhere in the world,
served so well by servile governments:
God damn you
‘cos you’re the Pusher Man,
the Armaments Man,
the World of Warcraft for real.
Makes and hawks his wares as a mercenary
Because he’s sold his soul to the devil:
to the billions of dollars that line his pockets
when he sells
warplanes/attack helicopters/Hellfire missiles/flechette weapons/
armoured cars/nerve gas/
water cannon/rubber bullets/grenade launchers/grenades/
fragmentation grenades/gas grenades/assault rifles/
bunker-busting bombs/drones (long-distance murder)/
the list goes on of Pusher Man’s creative ingenuity to
kill/splatter apart/rip to shreds/annihilate
mothers, fathers, grandparents, uncles, aunties,
nieces, nephews, grandchildren, boys, girls.
Do you feel proud of yourself, Pusher Man?
Have you ever thought of construction rather than destruction?
if you’d put your ingenuity, your creativity, your resourcefulness
to work to create:
You’d be the hero, the one cheered on by those
benefiting by your service to society.
What a concept, eh?
Not killing. Serving.
Think about it, Armaments Man,
because we, the people, are coming right in your face,
you’re in our sights:
occupying your murderous factories,
working on boycotts of your subsidiaries
which may not bear your name but we’ll
track you down and bring you down,
not with your weapons of destruction and death,
but our weapons of boycotts, social media, naming and shaming,
disinvestment, starving you of funds and approval.
You’ll wither on the vine while the fruits of
peace flourish, expand and scatter roses for
Armaments Pusher Man: your time is UP!
(In Melbourne, Australia, demonstrators targeted the Israeli arms manufacturer, Elbit, markets its drones as “field tested”. Well, yes, they are, on Palestinians in Gaza.
Figures below are from Wikipedia.
|Rank||Company||Country||Arms sales (US$ m.)||Total company employment|
|1||Lockheed Martin||United States||36,000||120,000|
|3||BAE Systems||United Kingdom||26,850||88,200|
|5||General Dynamics||United States||20,940||92,200|
|6||Northrop Grumman||United States||19,400||68,100|
|7||Airbus Group||European Union||15,400||140,000|
|8||United Technologies Corporation||United States||13,460||218,300|
|10||L-3 Communications||United States||10,840||51,000|