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IT’S RETRO TV SATURDAY (on binge-watching Lone Ranger episodes thinking about Oscar Browns I’ve known)

1.

The lone ranger fought

For the American way,

To steal red man’s land.

2.

Mislabeled “savage”

Fighting for their survival

Against genocide.

3.

“Tonto” means “fool that

Has mercy on enemies

Not worthy of it.”

4.

The lone ranger fought

To protect the colonists’

“Rights” to steal the land.

5.

A”high hoe silver!”

Was the Ranger’s battle cry

As he galloped off.

6.

Zorro’s accent’s thick

Ev’ryone else says, “Señor”

Ev’ry now and then.

7.

Indians that fought

In their livelihoods’ defense

Became the “villians.”

8.

Perpetuating

Master racist’s fantasies

In syndication.

9.

But, back in the day

I thought Lone Rangers were cool-

Wanted to be one!

10.

It’s retro TV

Back when white men ruled the world

And believed their own lies.


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