There's been recent ridicule because someone from State
Said that jobs can combat ideologies of hate
So attractive to the disaffected, angry boys
Most susceptible to slick ISIL recruitment ploys.
Poverty, corruption, inequality, and grief...
Growing old until death, finally, comes as a relief.
Young men will regret that they've "got but one life to give"
When they can't foresee a future they would wanna live.
ISIL gives them promises of glory - and of pay.
Feeling what they've got to lose ain't worth much anyway
Means we'll keep on whacking moles, but our job won't be done
'til those hopeless, young men's future is a better one.