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The Eagle and The Serpents

Over at American Thinker, Ed Lasky goes after the MainStreamMedia then and now.

This one is going out to Linda Foley and others...from Russ Vaughn, Paratrooper (101st Airborne Division, Viet Nam, 1965-1966):

The Eagle and the Serpents

Such discord now ‘tween you and us,

Mainstream Media and populace:

You envenom all that we hold dear,

And revel in those things we fear.

You denigrate our national pride

Taking always now the others’ side.

A Media mamba, a poisonous pest

That lurks within our Eagle’s nest.


You arrogant adders puffed with pride,

We know truth’s on our Eagle’s side;

And care not what you snakes declare,

We’ve had it with your venomous fare.

Our Eagle soars above your wrath,

Your tortured, twisted serpents path.

From your low crawl, you fail to see,

Our Eagle strikes have set men free.


Now the Eagle from his lofty post,

Looks down upon your hissing host,

Who poison every good intent,

With noxious toxins you invent.

Like diamondbacks you loudly rattle,

Strike fear in those you deem but cattle;

But your cattle now look to the sky,

See the Eagle soaring, and know you lie.


Can you Media serpents win this fight?

Bring our Eagle down from newfound height?

No longer now caged up by you,

Only negative news to shape our view.

The Internet set our Eagle free,

Now we can hear, now we can see.

A Mainstream Media hissing lies,

Spitting blinding venom in our eyes.


Our Eagle’s spied you false purveyors,

Just negative fools and foul naysayers.

The Eagle knows now he is right,

That he’s with honor in this fight.

And despite your biting fanged attacks,

He’ll land upon your serpent backs;

An image that should give you pause:

A thrashing snake in Eagle’s claws.


Russ Vaughn