Lawrence Ferlinghetti reads his poem Pity The Nation on Democracy Now! 3 September 2007.
Pity The Nation
(After Khalil Gibran)
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-)
Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
and whose shepherds mislead them.
Pity the nation whose leaders are liars,
whose sages are silenced,
and whose bigots haunt the airwaves.
Pity the nation that raises not its voice,
except to praise conquerers
and acclaim the bully as hero
and aims to rule the world
with force and by torture.
Pity the nation that knows
no other language but its own
and no other culture but its own.
Pity the nation whose breath is money
and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed.
Pity the nation - oh pity the people
who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away.
My country, tears of thee,
sweet land of liberty!
I was super bored and decided to animate a bunch of Camp Camp characters to The Pitiful Children - this is literally just a visual representation of ADHD, not an animatic or anything special. Just pure boredom.