Nonnegotioables

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All humans are born equal and must be treated as such.
The only honest way to judge people is by their character.

Relationships are built upon the cornerstone of love; mutual respect.
Crash the wrecking ball into that foundation and society will collapse.

Accountability for one’s actions is the pinnacle of maturity.
When we come of age, we must abandon our whiny, crybaby stage.

The pursuit of prosperity is fine, but that’s no excuse for gluttony.
Accrual of obscene wealth is oft at the expense of the impoverished.

When it’s Science vs. Ignorance, Science will always triumph.
Supidity can only usher in the death of humanity; our home world.

Selfless soldiers fight and die to secure our peace and liberty.
To devalue their hard fought and won battles spits in their faces.

Freedom of expression and assembly to air grievances are inalienable.
Anyone who’d dare to turn a deaf ear to such human rights is a tyrant.

To idolize ideologues is akin to making heroes out of zeros
When lionized, these ferocious, ravenous lions will devour us.

Our leaders are supposed to serve us; never vice versa.
Fragrant Freedom must always trump Flagrant Fascism.

Machinating autocrats must never be allowed to overstay their welcome.
When citizens cannot remove them peaceably, expect them to revolt.

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Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Postcard Parable (Feet Fetish?)

 

Once upon a time, a devoid of empathy, pathetic, soulless, heel of a leader
trampled his subjects’ civil liberties with his hobnail boots’ heels & soles!
No healers could heal victims’ physical & psychological wounds. The End!
Moral: Make damned sure to bring to heel & boot out soulless soled heels!
Obiter Dictum: To stay healthy, stay safe at home and mask up in public!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetic Acrostic

 

Fascism, in America, brews,
Under-reported, that odious news,
Cancerous metastasis chews,
Killed body decays and mildews!
You cannot escape the curfews,
Or billowing teargas, which spews,
Unavoidable jackbooted crews,
Trample dissidents’ bones and sinews,
Running roughshod pro-protest laws’ views,
Unruly tyrant, too, unduly hews!
Monster’s roars met with oversight’s mews,
People throughout once great nation, he screws!

 

 

 

 

 

Imagining the Unimaginable?

 

My long ago, public school system’s American History courses were vulnerable to revisionism. Both teachers and textbooks oft employed “noble” sounding phraseology, such as “Manifest Destiny”, in a feeble attempt to pretty up the aggressive expansionists’ land-grabs (oft involving ownership contested territory), which all but guaranteed battlefields strewn with bullet riddled, blood-splattered corpses.

Additionally, instructors / authors rarely, honestly portrayed North America’s early settlers as the ill-mannered invaders they usually were and conveniently failed to mention how, due to hubris and hostility, these frontiersmen could not, more likely, chose not to peaceably coexist with anyone.

The corroborating evidence is damning, e.g., their unconscionable enslavement of African-Americans, savage massacres of Native Americans and unwarranted internment of Asian-Americans.

More recently, settlers’ descendants, who’ve failed to learn one damned thing from America’s shameful past, opted to extend such indefensible, reprehensible conduct to pointlessly attack Iraq, which resulted in the barbaric torture and genocidal slaughter of Mesopotamian Arabs, inclusive of incalculable numbers of indigenous civilians.

The Framers of our Constitution did hint at the above-mentioned human frailties. Right within the Preamble, there’s mention of their desire to “form a more perfect union.”

And I’d certainly add that, although America remains imperfect, our homeland is still worthy of survival… if for no other reason than to ensure the continuance of our Founding Fathers’ Grand Experiment… to, someday, perhaps, even see it to glorious fruition. Who the hell knows, we may eventually, even get everything right, right?

But that won’t be easy. Americans are now at the mercy of the merciless ogre who has wedged his fat Fascist fanny into the chair behind the Oval Office desk. He’s not only the most undemocratic, most Un-American prez to ever be sworn in (and sworn at), he’s a science denier, to boot. As such, he’d never, ever want to participate in any experiment… grand or otherwise.

Of course, that’s not to say he would not delegate autocracy’s heavy lifting to his insidious, more industrious underlings… and then promptly take full credit for whatever subversive plot these mad scientists concoct to blow up the “science lab”, as it were.

Having such reservations, re that bastard, is why I now find myself fondly reconnecting to my day’s of yore classrooms… recollecting the awe I had experienced courtesy of my mentors’ lectures and my textbooks. After all, not all of my lessons had involved revisionists’ fabrications.

That’s why, I now find tears welling up in my eyes whenever I come to the realization that, while I had been born centuries too late to have ever lived through the Birth of America, I now live at a time where I cannot help but sense that something wicked (and previously unimaginable) is imminent… a far from blessed event, which no one would’ve ever believed possible… not even in our very worst nightmare…

The Death of America.

Election Day 2020 and its aftermath will determine whether or not that nightmare comes true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is he a tyrant?

 

Seeing how the vast majority of you (regardless of your political stripe) already know who “he” is without any need to mention him by name… REGRETTABLY… the answer to that titled blog query must be YES.

As with all tyrants, a miscreant / malfeasant, such as he, will not only prove himself impossible to live with but also impervious to either moral redemption or constitutional removal.

Is America screwed?

Sorry to say, in all likelihood, a reversal of the 1st 2 words of that 3 word followup question will provide us an answer.

 

 

 

 

The Disgraceful Embrace ~ 1 Quick Limerick #066

 

He’ll ravish women, grab at private places,
He’ll sleep with white sheeted, brown shirted bases,
For tyrant peers he feels crushes,
Over his FOX friends he gushes,
He’ll lavish sychophants with his embraces.

 

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How To Spell T-Y-R-A-N-T (1 Quick Limerick #065)

 

He lusts for parades which roll out warfare’s might,
He meets / beats the press with tirades and fierce fight,
He yanks reporter’s credentials,
He can’t grasp voting essentials,
He heils the alt-right and spurns all oversight.

 

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Liberal Limericks To Promote Liberty (Part 1)

 

In muck and mud a known tyrant does wallow,

Same can be said of his flunkies who follow,

Suck-ups eager to please,

Get down on both knees,

The huge question? Do they spit or swallow?

 

Tyrant’s enablers: flawed judges, lawmakers,

The alt right media shills and muckrakers,

They’ll spread lies, monger fear,

They’re all mucked up, that’s clear,

Towards robust liberty, they’re all ballbreakers.

 

A mucked up tyrant is so tough to stop,

He’ll lop off heads, those who try, chop! Chop!! CHOP!!!

Question his revolution?

And his quick fix “solution”?

Will be to P-D-Q axe the top cop!