“Sieg Heil!”, Queen Liz By The Revolt Poet
Which name is the bigger myth or mysticism
Is it United Kingdom
Or Great Britain?
Because that misinformation starts at the beginning
Of life for every child with the misfortune to originate
From this nation.
You’re brought up
To call a newsagents “the Paki Shop”,
Listening to your grandad bemoaning
“Coons” and “Wogs”,
With that upbringing, what hope have you got?
Even the progressive idols do a shitty job –
The Attlee Government called the Windrush
An “incursion” in public docs.
Today, statues are being protected to preserve a past
Of the bloodshed and enslavement
That funded out ruling class
A woke royal family? Don’t make me laugh.
The crown jewels were stolen from India,
Don’t you see?
They never report that fact on the BBC.
Do you know someone else
Who valued romantic history?
Adolf Hitler, remember,
Rhineland and Juden-ry
And don’t you think this world immune, a different reality
“Stop prattling on, it’s 2020”
Because the Equality Act
Is performative, if that
And a centuries old caste system
Is preserved and backed
By big business, oil, profitability that
Still relies on the purported fact
That a racial other exists.
A million dead Iraqis called,
They want their lives back,
Their liberation, white saviourdom,
The Crusades renamed is all this is.
For that “one family”
Referenced in verse three
Of that propaganda anthem
“God Save the Queen”
Is a demand to bow to English hegemony
For only then, can “men”
These “brothers” be,
For your difference & diversity
Is actually your savagery.
After all, if they thought “British”
Was a positive trait for us,
Then why does the sixth verse talk of rebellious Scots to crush?
And why was Blacks’ Britannica banned?
Because colonial enslavement is slight of hand.
Gentrification is now at hand,
To achieve Powell’s aims of “reclaiming our land”
Through legitimate capitalist projects,
Hostile environment of the people.
After all British citizenship
Wasn’t really worth shit
Because there was still shit
Posted through your letterboxes
And of course the police did so much
To crack down on this.
Now we’re told
The Home Secretary’s policies can’t be racist
Because she claims to have been called
A racial slur as a kid.
The Nazi salutes
We see on Trafalgar Square
Are the natural progressions
Of generations being taught not to care
For one another.
And that the Queen is not a tyrant
But the nation’s grandmother,
To say the British Empire was a force for good,
Is “Sieg Heil, Queen Elizabeth!”, if understood.
By The Revolt Poet