How can we not smile and chuckle
in a derogatory manner at the political
antics of Donald Trump, which reveal
many things that are wrong about America?
His stance on immigration and
his condescending attitude towards Hispanics
bring the book The Ugly American to mind,
that quasi-roman a clef, regarding
a particular American insensitivity to
another nation’s culture, which became such
an influential novel, that in 1958, Senator
Kennedy from Massachusetts gave a copy
to every colleague of his in the Senate.
Who can be quite as greedy and unlovable
as Trump, who represents the conservative
malaise, whose claim that President Obama’s
birth certificate is illegitimate illustrates
his own brand of racism, whose trademark
You’re fired, portrays an oligarch’s ostentation
and lack of humanity. If Trump invested
his millions in jobs for the homeless instead
of an inordinately expensive Grecian Formula
for his own ego, he might have diverted
his own disgrace and misplaced animosity.
Now, with Donald Trump, we have openly
become laughable in the eyes of the world.
Trump’s audacious rhetoric reflects only
what some Americans think, and it is
just one reason why Muslim women write
I hate America in Arabic on the fingers
of their hands. What a dreadful prospect
it is to imagine God Bless, America being
sung in conjunction with the American flag
flying behind an image of that financial
glutton and corporate monster, the reality
TV impresario, the politician as intolerant
bigot, the entrepreneurial predator with
the blowsy hairdo, who is Donald Trump.
I write this with deep regret:
certainly the more I learn
of Cecil’s death
it becomes only more insidious;
and now the dentist is being
charged for high crimes, which,
was certain to occur, and
although his own punishment
is the atonement of his own
merciless act, it is all so much
of a mess—all because of this
fellow needing to pump up
his ego and inflate his chest.
Torpid: the whole mess.
However, if we could only all
learn from this.
An old friend of mine stated,
after the Gulf of Mexico spill,
that the most tragic aspect
about the oil was that
it was just going to be spilled
all over again. The real point
is: will we ever learn,
especially when money has
anything to do with it: either
for the sake of vanity in
whitening our teeth or in this
beloved lion being decapitated?
I fear that the industry, as it is
known, regarding hunting,
is so large, that another lion
is being killed, injudiciously,
even as I write this.