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America the Stupid

... A rant after the Chris Wallace interview

Dear America the stupid,
Stupid with disease and phobia
With racism in your DNA,
Predisposed to cancerous ways.
Half your mind is filled with shame
The other half infected with fear
of social change and Medicare.
America, puking the hamburger bile
Fevered with political vile
From empty coffers of promise-
Stupid firearms and stupid militias,
Hear the morning call to arms,
Fucking dumb ass stupid America,
From the throat of your stupid emperor.

(pause)

Ok, dear America, stupid is common enough;
Stupid like Franco,
Stupid like Mussolini,
(Or more recently Berlusconi),
Stupid like Kaddafi,
Stupid like Idi Amin,
Stupid like Chavez or Maduro,
Stupid like Bolsonaro,
An endless parade of stupid bullies.
Machiavelli’s ghost has another stroke.

And stupid is dangerous, we know,
Like Hitler, Stalin, Putin
Kim Jong-Un, Duterte…

But stupid by Trumpius Maximus-
A whole new category.
Stupidity on steroids,
As the mobs of his worshippers
Load their guns.

Last few words: 
sorry. a rant. I know I'm preaching to the choir. Poets are usually not Fascists. If you're in the other bubble, don't bother to comment. It's a dead end.
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You do a grave disfavour to decent human beings like Chavez and even Berlusconi by comparing them with the Donald. And indeed most of the others were/are highly intelligent whilst Trump is a moron.

Some people will say this is a "rant". They can get knotted.

xxx
Edna
Poet(ess) to the Stars

none of the above know Spinoza from Descartes. They are bullies. murderers conniving gangstas with a knack of getting the military to back them. They do not study history/ They are not Marcus Aurelius . They have stupid ideas of how to run a country and are all thieves and corrupt to the core. Chavez ruined Venezuela. Robin hood gave out crumbs and put the rest in his pocket. The place is a mess. (My best friends are from there. Through them I know many who have fled under Chavez)
But that's a minor detail. Trump didn't t know England has the bomb. He thought Syria was part of Russia. He suggests we inject poisons in our body to kill COVID. He wins the prize.

Yes a rant, and so stated in the epigraph.

Eumolpus
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
ee cummings

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We are not America "The Stupid",.We are the naive, in thinking that we are safe. That we have protection without effort; that once a thing is settled, [freedom, slavery, racism etc.] that it is always going to be that way. "I don't have to vote, because I am guaranteed my rights." "The President has our best interests at heart." "The government is for the people, by the people". "My vote doesn't count anyway." Lazy! That is what we are! If you don't like the way this country is run, get out there and vote, put those bad apples out of office. Let your Senators and Congressmen/women know that we are mad as Hell and we are not going to take it anymore. If you do that, there won't be any need for term-limits, because they will know that they can and will be voted out if they don't do as we want. ~ Geez.
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the far less lesser of two evils won the vote, but lost the electoral college, which is kinda stupid really.

Dictators are smart enough to know if you can suppress the vote you can stay in power. Him and his conspirators are doing their best! Your darn tootin', he sure loves Putin.

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Eumolpus
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
ee cummings

author comment

Well I very much enjoyed this, I felt the emotions and thought of the poet, useless as I maybe not being an American, I felt the dissapointment of betrayal, I have looked up to the USA ever since I was a small child, right now no, but that's just me. I heard that Kanye West may get the job next. You cannot see my face whilst writing this so I shall try to explain it. Somewhat not surprised with a touch of horror, but who could be worst than trump. I like your list of stupids who have been in charge. History books are full of them, of course the worst of the lot (Hitler) that's just my opinion, let's hope history never repeats that.
Salvini isn't too clever either. For the moment he hasn't got too much power but if he ever does, I would have to worry for myself, simply because I do not agree with his way.

I think this is powerful and thought provoking. Personally I most enjoyed this read. Your ending is brilliant.
Sometimes it's good to get it off our chests.

Thank you...Teddy

I suppose rants don’t make great poetry. But yes felt good.

It is embarrassing to be American today, but part of the idea of this “poem” is of course is to show we are not any dumber than say, Italians, who despite a glorious history of art and culture have chosen clowns to lead them. Stupid is everywhere when it comes to our leaders. Can’t we all do better?
Plato, where are you now when we need you?

Eumolpus
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
ee cummings

author comment

Nice one Eumolpus
I love the way you used the stupidity.

always remember to make a critique of other poems
using the hoe is not madness for nothing

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