Paul Haeder, Author

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Reset Poem #4: We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.

— Malcolm X

Oakies strong-armed away from
California, deputized citizens
spying out any grapes of wrath

Unwanted people': When Manitoba's beaches were forbidden to Jews | CBC News

the reset smells of retro-set
Americana retrograde
regressive land, updated
just enough for more
accumulation of wealth

The Bum Blockade – Stopping the Invasion of Depression Refugees – Legends  of America

dream hoarders galore
pummeling Japanese
stripping of property
suspected enemy
of the state of Capitalism
eminent domain pressed
into service

American Experience: The Chinese Exclusion Act - AZPM

Exclusion Act, China first
now happy-go-lucky shoppers
see Chinese invasions lurking
under tables pressed
into new use, duck and cover

America First:” The Ku Klux Klan Influence on Immigration Policy in the  1920s | Hoosier State Chronicles: Indiana's Digital Newspaper Program

Commies galore, associations
the crème de la crème
even books read, newspapers
subscribed, anything to alien-ize

The Largest Mass Deportation in American History - HISTORY

all hands on deck
follow the recalcitrant
hack the doubters
call them haters, shift the
left asshole to the right asshole

Segregation Signs - For All The World To See - UMBC

reset, reconstruct, realign
reunify, repress, retreat
reinvent, redress, reconcile
all to the tune of agnotology
the people are the enemy
and the state is CEO
Autocratica, hawking dreams
now in full-spectrum nightmares

The Anti-Suffrage President (and Anti-Suffrage Faculty) · The Women's  Suffrage Movement in a College Community · Suffrage at Simmons

fondly, land of cross burning,
village pillaging, grand theft
treaties, lies triple raised
chasing in truth chips

Anti-communist Picket In Times Square Art Print by Bettmann

masters of illusion
running us into
resetting, extortion

Pastor's Plan to Burn Korans Adds to Tensions - The New York Times

rackets oh so slick
Vogue model smooth
Time-Warner deft-defining
resetting life
death, yours and mine

Fixing the Poor | Johns Hopkins University Press Books

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