Abu sent me this. I thought it was most appropriate.
Pity the nation whose people are sheep
And whose shepherd misleads 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 by 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.