What can I give you?
How can I train?
You, a rat in a box
to stop chemical rain?
B.F. Skinner wished for Walden Two
You have ended 70,000 lives
and will more, before you are through
a Behaviorist thinks: man & beast a like string
a rewarded behavior will the same results bring
push the lever
see green light
get a pellet
fire a missile
kill a child
hold your status
hide in your box
Iranian orchestrated weapons
your people dead
and on what treat does this pathetic rat wish to dine?
¡Tune “Look at Me Now” featuring Busta Rhymes !
i’d like to believe i could retrain you
turn off the light
make you think
of the women your men have raped
of the headless children left lifeless stink
of what would happen if the world
would finally get some balls
turn off your lever fed life
and clean this mess once and for all
to vision you feeling very small in a crate
when morality means more than money
life than oil, children than hate
© ruth follmann