Words to better understand barbarians:
The bigger the gun… the smaller the man!
We’ll need to take it on blind faith that my above headline… translation courtesy of the www… is spot on. You see… throughout my formative years, within my multilingual family, Slovenian was frequently heard but rarely seen.
Of course, I cannot attest to who had coined that headlined wisdom, but… whenever the circumstances had warranted it… my own mother did mutter these very words. BTW, were it possible, you’d now hear me chuckling. You see… indelibly imprinted upon my synapses is the image of Mom’s sly grin when… for the very first time… she had provided me with her Slovenian to English translation.
My having taken Mom’s message to heart is what made me a better, wiser man.
So long as we’re on the subject of street smarts, I’m sure that most would concur that there’s a glaring worldwide shortage of better, wiser men… in particular… in leadership roles. To e.g. that…
We find the ego-maniacal, whining, bellowing, spoiled rotten, orange hued, mangy haired man-child play-acting that he’s the prez. In that capacity… (more likely) in that incapacity… he’s been making a spectacle of himself by rampaging up and down the re-election campaign trail. Per usual… his dumb as a stump, screechy, stump speeches have a primary goal… namely… to further rabble rouse / radicalize his pathetic, xenophobic base… one bristling with Klansmen, Nazis, gun nuts and domestic terrorists. To that end… AMERICA’S END… he’s been serving up his typical smorgasbord of all you can eat, supersized portions of dripping with blood, raw, red meat racism… HIS xenophobic screed incessantly trotting out HIS DEPLORABLE UN-AMERICAN 1 – 2 PUNCH!
To e.g. that… he plots to…
1. Shut down the U.S. / Mexico border
2. Cut off U.S. financial aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
In reality… the fake prez has nobody else to blame for more resolute, northbound asylum seekers than HIMSELF! Ironically, it’s his own hostile rhetoric which has attracted them. Their being painfully aware of the violence, oppression and squalor, which devastates their “lives” and of how…. minus U.S. monetary aid… that can only worsen… they’re merely attempting to enter America before their chances for success also worsen.
The unanswered question:
Can the fake prez even begin to grasp these most fundamental of human cause/effect responses?
If he cannot… he is imbecilic.
If he can… he is barbaric.
Either way, the unanswered follow-up questions:
1. How much further down the evolutionary ladder will the fake prez crawl?
2. Would he ever bark out “open fire” orders to his already deployed along the U.S. / Mexico border troops… command them to maim and murder innocent, asylum seeking mothers and fathers clutching their babies and toddlers?
The fake prez’s psychological profile already amply exposes his intolerance towards immigrants. To e.g. that…
1. His brutal policies have unforgivably traumatized babies, toddlers and youngsters by wresting them… screaming, wailing and sobbing… from their loving parents’ cradling / embracing arms.
2. His excessively militant patrols have inexcusably teargassed similar border crossing families.
This would now be as good a time as any to return to my blog headline… and translate it to English. You see… the fake prez is in desperate need of the same, sage advice I had learned from my mother…
Bolj ko mešaš sranje, bolj smrdi!
The more you stir up shit, the more it stinks!
And there is no better real life example of that stench than a deplorable so-called prez who provokes a potentially deadly border war for mere political gain… and to that end… needlessly inflicts separation anxiety upon youngsters… traumatic memories that will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
To be sure… come Election Day 2020… America will remain in deep shit if our electorate remains nose blind to that Oval Office stench… so much so… that they wind up re-electing that bonehead and/or barbarian.
Limerick lines 3 and 4 ATTRIBUTION
The irony here…
• While… to the best of my knowledge… arming theologians is not yet part of the fake prez’s preposterous game plan, the operative word is YET. Yep, nothing enforces, “Thou Shalt Not Kill” better than a pistol packing Pope, right? (←btw that’s sarcasm)
• The notion of fighting fire power with fire power is idiotic. A nearly 100% armed to the teeth society could not even act as a deterrent towards mass murderers… a.k.a. terrorists. Considering how these gun nuts oft are suicidal and depending on first responders… in this case vigilantes… to shoot them, this might even cause an upsurge in terrorist attacks.
• The number of incidents of innocent bystanders accidentally getting caught up in the daily, ubiquitous crossfire and expiring would be staggering.
• The resultant Wild West, bullets flying anarchy would be the antithesis of society.
In the wake of the recent, Parkland, Florida massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many of us caring, decent folks… worldwide.. have once more paused to consider America’s chronic, gun violence epidemic… America’s blood splattered history. Regrettably, such decency is not a trait shared by the powers-that-be who are figuratively and literally calling all the shots… those who… to keep it real… are supposed to be answerable to We the Majority of the People. And that, folks, puts them in direct defiance of 66% of polled Americans who DO want stricter gun control laws.
Weighing heavily on our minds is how, over the course of the past two decades, innocent souls… some of them yet to even see the seventh candle flickering atop their own birthday cakes… mind you… have been traumatized when forced into no-win confrontations with armed to the teeth, gun nuts (a.k.a. domestic terrorists). Indeed, the victims we are speaking of are school / college kids, church goers, concert / political rally attendees and other everyday people who are merely going about their everyday lives.
Who’ll be next? Well, that could easily be you or me… especially if you reside in or are visiting ill America.
Inclusive within our compassionate thoughts are all of the wounded victims… who’ll now bear the physical and emotional scars, suffer in pain and contend with chronic disabilities… till the day the take their last gasp of oxygen… how they’ll be forever haunted by flashbacks and night terrors associated with all of the dark, malevolence that went down within these rural / suburban / urban war-zones.
With even heavier hearts, we remember all who’ve needlessly paid with their own precious lives… how many of them had yet to even experience so many of life’s joyous moments and simple pleasures. And for what?
Just to ensure the status quo carnage triggered by the intransigent National Rifle Association’s lobbyists (terrorists all). All to maintain the NRA’s ownership of the congressmen and the so-called prez. All to guarantee this lobbyist / politician collusion will continue… that these conscience barren entities will persist in representing the willful, trigger happy sociopaths… allow both gun nuts and their enablers to quench their mutual, insatiable thirst for human blood… your blood and mine.
We the horrified onlookers, also offer our heartfelt (yet otherwise useless) prayers and condolences to the surviving families and friends of all who’ve perished…
Yet… in reality…
Not one of us has a prayer of ever feeling truly safe so long as America remains ill. And the cures to this cold, metallic and leaden societal scourge will remain elusive unless… well…
The remedies must begin with the enactment of far, Far, FAR tougher, no-nonsense, gun control laws. The catalyst to speeding up this recovery process involves We the sane People, becoming more vocal… more involved.
The upcoming protest movement… the March 24, 2018, March For Our Lives, is a prime example of political activism at its very best. That’ll be the time and place where Parkland’s finest… young students… will lead the way as they (and folks of all ages) take to the streets in Washington, DC (and all across America).
Properly filling in ballots can also stop the flying bullets. We must call out and/or vote out each and every defiant, cantankerous, cancerous, know nothing, do nothing, good for nothing lobbyist owned politician. After all, those unscrupulous entities are the idols of each and every mentally disturbed creature who has ever scratched his itchy trigger finger to declare open season on humanity.
My thanks to follower and reader Yassy for inspiring today’s post.
A little over two weeks ago, gun violence… once again… erupted and reared its ugly head, here, within gun sick America… this time the bloodshed occurring at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Once more, the lives of innocent school kids and educators have been tragically cut short.
It is with heavy heart that I extend my condolences to their surviving families and friends. My best wishes that the wounded victims experience the speediest and most complete recoveries possible. May the living nightmare everyone has been enduring begin to ease up so, hopefully, you can start piecing your shattered lives back together again.
My respect and admiration also go outward bound to you, the surviving students, who have turned to political activism. Your resolve to ensure your voices get heard and continue to be heard by the gun lobbyist owned legislators and “president” have proven that youth is a force to be reckoned with. You do offer a glimmer of hope to all the rest of us, who’ve been feeling powerless due to our overexposure to decades’ worth of worthless, decadent politicians.
Come March 24th… when you take your March For Our Lives demonstration to Washington, DC, continue to raise your collective voice to give ‘em all hell… and don’t stop until they stop dragging their political asses.
As for my further response to this massacre, I’ve decided to suspend my regular BlogCast format in favor of providing all who perished yet another social media platform to be remembered and another opportunity for all who survived to be heard once more…
(An original composition to express both their sorrow and hope for a safer, saner tomorrow.)
FYI… you can access archived limericks, poems, and lyrical parodies by clicking onto my poetry category.
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My heartfelt condolences go out to the grieving families and friends of the 49 gun violence victims who died in Orlando this past weekend. My wholehearted wishes that there can be a speedy recovery… to the fullest possible extent… for the 53 wounded in this attack.
I wish “our” legislative Republican “leaders” could actually feel the sorrow as I do.
Oh… sure… yesterday, in memory of the Orlando mass shooting victims, both Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell presided over their somber moments of silence.
But, as far as these two holey [sic] “men” were concerned (if “concerned” is even the operative word), that was that!
They neither could nor would go beyond that. These spineless, soulless, unconscionable creatures were just phoning it in. For them, there would be no wake up call moment. Neither would truly lead america [sic] to a better day where mass shootings / gun violence would begin to become a thing of the past.
NOPE… neither of these “men” said, “Hey everybody, let’s get down to the serious business of legislating some stronger gun control laws!”
To be sure here, these legislators mollycoddle gun nuts. It’s almost as if each and everyone of this boneheaded, knuckle-dragging mindset is actually counting on these mass murders occurring so frequently that we, as a society, will be brainwashed into blind acceptance of them… will shrug and say, “Oh well, that’s just the way it is.”
True, there were a few bold Democrats who did try to open their Republican opponents’ closed eyes / minds… open up a meaningful discussion to prevent future, Orlando-type carnage. Here’s what went down in the U.S. House following yesterday’s moment of silence.
Needless to say, House Speaker Ryan shot them down by gleefully banging his little wittle “toy” gavel. Let’s watch.
Of course, what else could We The People expect from these little wittle, childish righties? Indeed, in the wake of these ever-increasing with frequency shootings, they can only be relied on to provide lip service “religious” services.