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From The Bottom Up ...

....................the pyramid scheme ...

........................................... is toppled.

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The Negro Speaks of Rivers
by Langston Hughes

I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln
went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy
bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

I've known rivers:
Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

[ Impaled -- I really liked your thoughful poetic comment. I bump here to underscore the antislavery aspect of your admonition, add another, and draw further attention to this very worthwhile thread.]