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America pretends and then has another drink and goes home

America pretends today
that it didn't actually
put an unqualified
narcissistic bully
in the position
of the most
powerful man
in the whole known universe,

America pretends today
that somehow
this lying
two-faced con-man
can best represent
their interests
& actually givea damn,

America pretends today
that its o.k.
that the office
of the President
is now run by a
scamming tycoon
real-estate developer
whose claim to fame
is really just
his name,

America pretends today,
that mocking the broken,
denigrating tortured prisoners,
bigotry & racism
are all forgivable
in their newly
minted Chief,

America pretends today,
that this choice
is not a reflection
of the darkness
in its people,
of the false promise
of a Great America,
and the bitter poison
that is white folks
fear & dread.

America has another drink
& then
goes home.
(With thanks to the late great Francis Vincent Zappa)

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Date: 2/25/2017 8:51:00 PM
Interesting, Martin. From what I've seen, America is more upset than ever, with respect to a new President. I also think that there are always cries of anguish from the opposition, these days. Much remains to be seen, certainly, yet it's usually the case that after 4 or 8 years of a President, that it really hasn't made much difference to the average American.
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