Imagine faring out in space
To represent the human race:
What values would we try to stress
To justify our earthly mess?
Would other forms of life think well
About our planet's living hell,
The brutal wars, the genocide
We wage with patriotic pride?
Would aliens condone our urge
To murder children, and to purge
The men who choose to disagree
With rules decreed by you and me?
Way out there in the universe
Would we find praise - or just a curse?