I was told that the president of these United States
said that film was truth written in lightning
25,000 proud hooded knights marched
through Atlanta just to celebrate the opening.
What an electric moment it must have been
sitting in a whites only theater
being right there in the balcony, beside Booth
when that pretty little bullet kissed Lincoln on the head
laughing out loud at clown nigger politicians
pretending to run meetings and pass laws
wiping their asses on the Constitution
pissing on the South and calling it reconstruction
How hard it must have been to sit on your hands
and not shoot at the moving pictures when the actors
made up like coons chased after white women.
I can almost hear the crowd whoop and shout
when the heroes thundered into town at the end,
white robes, hoods and guns gleaming in the sun
dispensing an Old Testament justice on the screen
as clear as Revelations for Christian men like me.