THE BLOG
08/17/2010 06:38 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Side Dishes

Let's see...

Shall we have salmon with our mercury?
Shall we have chicken with our antibiotics?
Shall we have water with our arsenic?
Shall we have television with our commercials?
Shall we have democracy with our corporate-fascism?
Shall we have conservatism with our obstruction?
Shall we have liberalism with our timidity?
Shall we have nutrition with our genetically modified foods?
Shall we have tolerance with our xenophobia?
Shall we have sense with our faith?
Shall we have restraint with our greed?
Shall we have reason with our fear?
Shall we have enlightenment with our education?
Shall we have moderation with our gluttony?
Shall we have rationality with our defense?
Shall we have air with our smog?
Shall we have care with our discarded elderly?
Shall we have sanity with our fringe?
Shall we have thrift with our profligacy?
Shall we have humility with our pride?
Shall we have hope with our inevitable ruin?

I'm starving.