Socialized Hate (Atrophy)

Throughout our troubled history man's exploited fellow man. Displaying xenophobic fear that's hard to understand Centuries ago in Europe things were different than today Foreigners were treated with respect not disdain But dreams of power soon crushed this fine ideal They set across the ocean in search of land to steal They subjugated natives and they stripped them of their rights Sold them into slavery to demonstrate their might. Socialized hate Formed by modern state Can't you see, it's a lie Don't you know, that they've died Trapped, by your hate Stereotyped, convenient Forced to be subservient Taught by your state Can't you see, it's a lie Don't you know, that they've died Trapped, by your hate Stereotyped, convenient Forced to be subservient Taught by your state All you pseudo-christians had yet to have your fun You called them all subhuman justifying what you'd done You sold them into slavery, every last one that you could I guess that's only natural when you say it's in their blood Soon the racist theory spread to every colony The crimes that you committed were for everyone to see Depleted all their hunting grounds and chopped down hallowed woods Set your plantations on the land where they once stood Socialized hate Formed by modern state Can't you see, it's a lie Don't you know, that they've died Trapped, by your hate Stereotyped, convenient Forced to be subservient Taught by your state Can't you see, it's a lie Don't you know, that they've died Trapped, by your hate Stereotyped, convenient Forced to be subservient Taught by your state The hatred that you planted is still with us today No longer simply slavery manifests in different ways Keeps people in dead end jobs, reduces education Maintain our racial sterotypes, encourages segregation You propagate injustice saying they've done it to themselves You lock them in your ghettos, Deny them any wealth The dogma you've created makes sure you never see That underneath a different color they're just like you and me Socialized hate Formed by modern state