Poetry – Always with a slogan (populist scum)

Always with a slogan (populist scum)

They’ve always got a slogan

Something catchy and bold –

A world-beating, oven-ready

Story to be told.

They tell they’ll build walls

And it’s just a little flu

We’re having a moonshot!

They’ll argue red is blue.

But they’re always short on detail

They haven’t really got a clue.

Ever so good at cheerleading

But not seeing a project through.

It’s always someone else’s fault

When everything goes wrong.

It’s the Chinese, the immigrants

The lies get ever long.

These populist leaders

Are feathering their nest.

They’ll walk away rich men

While we clear up the mess.

Opher – 23.3.2021

I’ve had it up to my nose with Johnson, Trump, Bolsonaro, Erdogan and Modi. A bunch of opportunist scum who promise the earth and deliver fuck all.

At the end of the day, despite all their slogans of Making America Great Again, Building Walls and Lock her Up, of Moonshots, Oven-Ready Deals, and World-Beating everything, they always mess up, get nothing done and cost us all a fortune.

They spend their time building their empires, accumulating wealth and then disappear into luxury while we are left in the shit.

The cost of Johnson’s incompetence will mean austerity and heartache for millions for a decade or more!

The cost of Trump’s hatred and division is tearing the country apart.

The cost of Bolsonaros destruction of the rain forest could cost us the earth.

These populist idiots are a menace to us all!

Two-faced Republicans exhibit moral cowardice and gross self-interest – exemplified by McConnell

It is quite incredible to see the hole that the Republican party has dug itself into. Trump, as a charismatic fascist leader, has a large and vociferous fanatical following.

The extreme fascist tendency that began with the Tea Party is now a majority of Republicans. It has been consolidated under the extreme nationalistic movement – MAGA – Make America Great Again. The traditional conservative Republicans are now a minority in the party. Without support from the Trumpist wing no Republican can become elected. So they hold the power.

Any Republican who votes against Trump is met with a tirade of threats and threat of deselection.

McConnell is two-faced and exemplifies the cowardice and self-interest that pervades the party.

McConnell was unequivocal about Mr. Trump’s responsibility for initiating the insurrection and orchestrating a coup. “There is no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” he said, and added that Mr. Trump watched the events unfold on television. “A mob was assaulting the Capitol in his name,” he said. “These criminals were carrying his banners, hanging his flags and screaming their loyalty to him.”

“This was an intensifying crescendo of conspiracy theories orchestrated by an outgoing president who seemed determined to either overturn the voters’ decision or else torch our institutions on the way out,” McConnell said.

But McConnell argued that he believed it was unconstitutional to convict a president who was no longer in office.

So McConnell knew Trump was guilty and abhorred what he had done bur recognised that in order to have a political career he had to vote to acquit.

Where does the morally bereft Republican Party go from here? Does it become more fascist and oust it’s conservative wing? Does it fight back against the fascists and reinstitute traditional conservative values and repudiate fascism? Or does it split into two – neither of which is likely to be electable?

We’ll see if there is any morality left, won’t we?