Five Points of No Return?

PREFACE: It’s not just mindless flag waving when my words stress the significance of America’s role on the world stage. I merely mention it because the collapse of any Democracy can only destabilize, perhaps even destroy, said world.

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The commonly held belief is that we humans tend to obsess over worst case scenarios that rarely, if ever, actually reach the absolute point of no return. Let’s keep a good thought that such wisdom is fully applicable to the following (worst of the worst) situations. In a sense, these could all, someday soon, easily, wind up as news headlines…

  • Failure to promptly curb climate change to hasten humanity’s extinction
  • Russia’s backfired Ukraine occupation triggers nuclear WW-III escalation
  • Coronavirus whack-a-mole variants flat-out defy containment/eradication
  • Americans’ incivility/hyperpartisanship spurs Civil War-II factionalization
  • Fascism/Theocracy trumps Democracy/Liberty; spawns U.S.A. obliteration

Regarding that last on the list item… I’d like to point out that, in the weeks prior to Donald J. Trump’s January 6th, barked out, storm the U.S. Capitol command to his MAGA maniacs, it’d been the most unlikely person within Trump’s entire retrograde / renegade régime, one Vice President Mike Pence, who, for a fleeting moment, had managed to un-sell his soul. Indeed, when push had come to shove, for perhaps the very first time in that Republican miscreant’s entire deplorable political career, he had opted to do the honorable thing; i.e., certify then President-Elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory; i.e., gallantly come to Lady Liberty’s rescue.

Alas (Part 1): Seeing how the still seething with fury, vengeance seeking, big lie promoter, little snowflake Trump has yet to get his 14th Amendment stipulated comeuppance, and in all likelihood NEVER will, it’s still totally legal for him to seek reelection as early as 2024.

And, win or lose, that insurrectionist bastard could still do his damnedest to suffocate American freedom / burn down Democracy. He still has his entire entourage of low friends in high places (U.S. “legislators” / SCOTUS “justices”) and low friends in low places (his sycophantic Klansmen / Nazis / Proud Boys / media propagandists et al), who ALL have his six.

SIDEBAR: To flesh out the 14th Amendment, in essence, any elected official found guilty of fomenting insurrection against the United States of America shall forever be banned from ever, again, seeking high elective office.

Alas (Part 2): Seeing how Trump has already totally nixed the notion of Pence ever, again, being his running mate, his next VP choice will, little doubt, be someone certifiable / bat crap crazy; the sort of creature who’d slither out from under his/her rock and, no questions asked, hiss out “YESSIR!” and or rattle out, “ON IT!” to whatever that orange, fascistic freak commanded.

Let’s keep a good thought… that there’s still a goodly amount of good people, who can be counted on to know when they must say NO to malefactors (especially of the Trumpian variety).

Before it’s too late… humankind must conquer all five of those above bullet pointed issues; before such woes conquer us all.

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Mere Stickers / Masks Trigger Right

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Hey everybody, let’s all set a spell to spell out the prob; i.e., call out a particular, peculiar, persnickety, pissed off x-prez’s pernicious plot to promote propaganda that’ll prop up the programming of his patsies.

Wow, there’s so much “P” in that lead paragraph, perhaps, we should go the urinalysis route?

Anyway, we are speaking of that palavering putz who’s prone to preen before his boudoir vanity’s luridly illuminated looking glass; i.e., the distorting carnival mirror situated dead-center within his very own, self-made, mucked up multiverse.

Yep, ever since Election Day / Night 2020, that has-been has been fabricating fake news, which (as I type and you read these words) is still persuading his pawns, puppets and pigeons to go-off-the-deep end; to giddily take the plunge into his disgusting, dystopian cesspool.

Q: So, what’s the more sensible bystander to do?

A: Well, for starters, we must better understand how our persevering (albeit precariously) hinges upon presenting / prolonging our own low profiles.

Q: How low must we go?

A: In actuality, we’ll be going the high road route. Unless we’re “reading” the duped as hardcore, powder kegs, simply humoring simpletons can work wonders.

Q: How so?

A: Be aware of the visuals which, typically, trigger their rage.

Q: Such as?

A: Stunningly, it’s oft the teensy tiniest of issues; the type that require only easy-peasy remedial actions; to flesh all that out…

PROBLEM #1: This encompasses Donny’s ongoing Big Lie; i.e., his barren of all evidence, sorry-ass allegations that absentee ballots led to widespread voter fraud; thereby denying him reelection. His not being (unconstitutionally) reinstated as prez can only further upset them.

SOLUTION #1: We must never revel in American Democracy; i.e., don our “I Voted” and “I Voted Absentee Ballot” lapel stickers to remind Donny’s dense devotees that Democrat Joe Biden, fair and square, won the presidency.

PROBLEM #2: Those of us who are still wearing our pandemic masks to help save the lives of our world’s billions of still unvaxxed souls (btw, be we vaxxed or unvaxxed, we can still shed and spread the coronavirus and its variants).

SOLUTION #2: It’d behoove us all to to brush up on our self-depricating humor. Let’s say that a forever Trumper goes ballistic. We should trot out our own Big Lie such as this one-liner:

  • Hey, I’m simply beautifying America by not exposing my ugly mug.

If that one falls flat on its face, try uttering this utter nonsense.

  • Hey, you gotta agree that masks make it tougher for dem damn Dems to identify us.

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Categorical ‘n’ Allegorical Fevers

Burning Issues ~ Quick Limerick

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Climate changed Earth’s temp, climbs sky-high direction
Folks’ temps soar, too; With SARS-CoV-2 infection
Up next, hot war seekin’ Putin
Hot head Trump’s ballot disputin’
Preludes Vlad’s land grab? Don’s next insurrection?

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Triple Tribulations ~ Haiku

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Planet neglected
Pandemic’s unprotected
Planned coup suspected

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Vivisection (Via Verbiage Only)

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Via a valid and vivid vivisection
An Exposé of ExPrez imperfection
Rhyme or reason presents clear reflection
This well-versed in Poli-Sci, thumbnail inspection

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Ignoble ignorance lurks, aft, Trump’s complexion
Housed in his automatic, autocratic head section
His default setting, to the max, Fault Deflection
Plus alt setting: Psychological Projection

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“Doctor” Don’s anti-science predilection
Inculcates his cult’s injection rejection
Perpetuates Covid’s fatal infection
Shared Viceroy / Virus M.O.; folks’ subjection

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Trump sees not 2020, loss of election
Sore loser makes, not, he-got-less-votes connection
Hence, he sought Pence to abet his defection
Since Pence spurned, Trump plots next Insurrection

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A Multidimensional Multitude

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A couple of days ago, I composed and posted the following limerick:

Way2Go Joe!

True Blue Joe, read Turncoat Trump riot act
Re Trump’s revolt; rhetoric, free of fact
And reamed-out each freaky goon
Smoocher of Trump’s cheeky moon
Hellbent to freedom subvert and subtract

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While reviewing my work this a.m., the multitude of multidimensional intricacies suddenly dawned on me. To better quantify them, I typed them them out and, by task’s end, realized that my creative process might be of interest to others; hence this brief appraisal…

  • Line 1: “T” alliteration showcases the primary, political combatants; the “riot act” idiom further exposes Trump as the January 6th U.S. Capitol Riot inciter; “read” being a homophone of “red”, that hue cues / conjures up the Red State / Blue State schism, visions of Trump’s MAGA Movement motif (plus schlocky merchandise he traffics in) AND the British Red Coats who fought America’s Patriots during our Revolutionary War; how Trumpian Turncoats / traitors are latter day Red Coats / enemies of America.
  • Line 2: “R” alliteration; use of word “revolt”; its dual connotation of repugnance and insurrection. ‘
  • Lines 3 and 4: double rhyming “freaky goon” with “cheeky moon”; nether region’s euphemisms “reamed-out”, cheeky and moon reference Trump’s butt kisser sycophants.
  • Line 5: Hellbent sums up Donald’s intent; the downward direction he drove America; the concluding subvert / subtract wordplay; the prefix “sub” related to Trump subjecting average Americans to a lesser, substandard, inferior quality of life.
  • Lines 1 thru 5: each lead-off words’ Cap forms an acrostic / the word “TRASH”; that being the monosyllabic, euphemistic, G-Rated summation of what the headed for the exit signs, 01/20/2021 Trump had dumped onto President Joe Biden’s Oval Office desk.

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Way2Go Joe! ~ Quick Limerick/Acrostic

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True Blue Joe, read Turncoat Trump riot act
Re Trump’s revolt; rhetoric, free of fact
And reamed-out each freaky goon
Smoocher of Trump’s cheeky moon
Hellbent to freedom subvert and subtract

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“The Only Game In Town” ~ 1 Year Ago

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One year ago, on January 6th, the certifiable sore loser of America’s 2020 Presidential Elections, Donald J. Trump, in a last ditch effort to rebelliously overstay his welcome; to defiantly cling to the power the voters had ordered him to relinquish, made a public appearance.

After swaggering onto the world stage, he delivered his rabble rousing, subversive “Stop the Steal” speech (ironically, to steal the presidency from the duly elected Joe Biden).

Donald would use and abuse his bully pulpit to:

  • indulge his enfeebling, malignant narcissism; stroke his huge ego
  • regurgitate his Big Lie about widespread, voter fraud (unfounded)
  • thwart Congressional certification of Biden’s Electoral College win

Trump’s rally attendees were far more than mere faces in the crowd. And, oh, did they ever gobble up / pig out on his every word, syllable, dotted “i” and crossed “t”. Worse yet, it hadn’t taken much brain power to read between his lines.

In essence, Trump, the (in title only) President of The United States of America was ordering his assembled private army of insurrectionist wannabes to ATTACK the United States of America. And, they’d eagerly obey his “fight like hell” command; willfully transform his seditious-take-no-prisoners words into their seditious-take-no-prisoners deeds.

Seething with gargantuan Trumpian rage, they stormed the U.S. Capitol (some of them going the public defecation route); their mission:

To burn down a nearly two-and-one-half-century
old Democracy in 1 single Wednesday afternoon.

What follows is a copy / paste “reblog” of my in real time, January 6, 2021 reactions to the horrifying, disheartening TV images assaulting my eyeballs; my past post hitting the www scant moments prior to that orange, fascist freak having been cajoled (physically dragged?) away from his own TV; his mission:

To waddle before the TV camera, to begrudgingly deadpan his too little / too late / absolutely contrary to his actual desires, STAND DOWN orders to his fellow traitors to America.

That had to have been one helluva downer for Donald J. Trump; the anticlimax to an entire afternoon’s worth of his giddily cheering on / getting off on what he must’ve viewed to be “The Only Game In Town“.

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America’s Darkest Hour

For 4 years, the dark days have neared
Not unforeseen, YET, they were feared
Insurrection’s ghastly head has reared
Democracy’s FOES have now appeared
Freedom’s heart, they all have speared

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Nothing’s Left: Poetic Acrostic

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Society’s frayed fabric; integrity bereft
Unravels and strands; its warp and weft
Fevers of covid and climate; exhibit heft
Freaky white elephant trumpets; lies ‘bout ballot theft
Eager confederates dredge, hyper-partisan cleft
Repress the free press; free elections; until nothing’s left

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The acrostic’s message spells out / sums up the net effect on folks
who get oppressed by a stick-figure leader in a threadbare society

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Disrepair

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When disunity, duplicity, incivility, irresponsibility overrule
Society falls into disrepair along these disappointing lines

Ugly voter suppression (f)laws enforce minority rule status
Empowers the power junkies who help themselves to more

Testy tyrants hose down their puny plots with testosterone
Sociopathic chickenhawks trigger no-end and no-win wars

Bullet blasting (not ballot casting) executes régime change
Perpetrated, perpetuated Big Lie lays waste to Democracy

Boneheaded, cultish, sycophantic insurrectionists run amok
Try, in 1 scant afternoon, to slay a 2½ century old Republic

Gun nuts shoot up school houses and houses of worship
Badged man’s bigotry / brutality targets people of color

Class warfare fattens the fat cats; flattens the proletariat
Welfare secured for the wealthy screws over truly needy

Non-living wage, no benefits, sweatshops harvest the poor
Human Resources Dept “Cafeterias” serve (up) hired hands

Nutritional and intellectual starvation drain body and mind
Every negative “ism” sows seeds of suspicion and hatred

Runaway greenhouse gasses render our Earth uninhabitable
A deadly, unbridled virus sucks all the air outta the “room”

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