I'm not sure what "burning diamonds" exactly means but I get-it in the broader context.
But you are DEAD ON with this poem. I've had discussions about how all of our social problems are poverty related. There's no "bad person" gene, there's only people in dire situations stuck between a rock and a hard place.
We're okay with fighting wars on foreign soils ("spreading freedom"), and fighting "terrorism" where ever it may be. We're okay with fighting the "War" on drugs and mandatory minimums as our prison populations continue to soar. (Pathetic.)
But...what if we fought a war on poverty?? (GASP!) Oh no, we'd suddenly fall into a Stalinist Socialist oppression....right? (I'm being 100% sarcastic.)
All the while there's a silent information war going on all around us, and we're being lied to by almost (99%) of everyone and everything, whether inadvertent or intentional.