Arrested Minds

Joseph Osako
Spring 1993
(with some minor revisions 8-11-2006)
"Hey you! stop, punk!"
They beat me up
and dragged me to
the cop house
on the charge of
Reckless Empowerment.

For helping the hopless
and Hoping the Helpless

For giving what they have
to those they don't
want having it.

Five counts of
Encouraging Thinking
in a place where
FOlly rules.

"You have the right 
to remain ignorant,
if you waive this right
we'll come and murder your mind.

You have the right
to Apathy,
if you care too much
a brutalizer will be
appointed for you,
and he will beat on
you until you are
apathetic enough to live."