Friday, November 26, 2010

From the Artist General comes this pithy comment on current events:


TEA POTTY POLITICS

{We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident}

They're caught between a Shock
& a Scarred Place, a morally-arrested development
of working & middle-class had-ENUFFERS, outraged
into bizarre political misalignment with their own best interests:

Stockholm-Syndromed into the Alpha-Corporate Party
of GOD-&-COUNTRYclub--

HANDS DOWN, There's the RUB!
Cruel-&-Unusual FEAR Marching to a "DIFFerent" TUB-Thumper:
(No Squeak or Squeal of Hatred's Wheel-o'-Fortune heard HERE)

And when it Reigns, does-it-Ever-POUR:
a Gullibly-self-righteous ruse of Sub-True-American BILE unstopped
as BP Oil from the Reptile-Brainfloor
of Fox News...

Of all their campaigns, none are clean of it--their heroes,
their icons: already shining with their own
taken measure...

(such that it's less & less easy to "Understand"
how much Less-Means-More...Never mind the WALL, for all
the $moke, it's even harder to read fresh writing
on the slick of one's own HAND!)

At play then: a host of unholy consequences,
the hair-trigger Groupthink of Twice-Fooled White Folk
addicted to junkfood-for-thought
in a treacherous diet they keep
but can't hold down
for Meaningfully-American Prime Time,
their case Unmade--

throwing it all back up, but then--
heart-burned, over-worked, under-paid,
ever-angrier: returning to Binge
at Murdoch's Endless Picnic Table:
Pickled Pig's Foot, napkin-staining McNuggits,
Marshmellowed Jello &
Ice-Cubed Koolaid...

--Artist General

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.