Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The America-Hating Left

Can you believe the leader of the Free World calls a portion of the population of the nation "America-hating Left?"

I support left-wing policies, but that doesn't mean I hate America. I'm just as patriotic as the next schlub out there. Hey, I know the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner! That puts me way ahead of the pack.

When Donald Trump was elected, I silently hoped that the gravity of the position of president would work on his higher instincts. Fat chance of that. The old coot was set in his ways, kind of like a stretch of sidewalk. What he was then, he is now: an aging celebrity with a big mouth.

I've written a lot of things about Donald Trump. I've called him old, fat, conceited, ignorant, ugly, uncouth, illiterate, and tasteless. But I have never accused him of hating America. He doesn't hate America. He really isn't thinking about America. He's focused on his ratings, and he needs to foment hate to get the crowd pumped up.

I've got a news flash for the Trump pestilence: There's a difference between hating America and hating you. Contrary to your bloated sense of self-worth, you are not equivalent to America. You're a human being. A particularly loathsome human being, but one nevertheless.

And yes indeed, Donald, I hate you. I'm embarrassed by your behavior, I'm concerned about your lack of expertise that extends even to the way you wear your neckties, and I'm worried about the upcoming fallout from your ineptitude. I would like nothing better than to see you turn purple and keel over at one of your despicable rallies, preferably before uttering the opening remarks.

To summarize this sermon, Donald Trump is a man. He is not a nation. I hate him. I do not hate America.

Gods bless America!

For those of you who donated books, I will put a list up here on "The Gods Are Bored" very soon. The books have arrived, and tomorrow, 70 inner-city teenagers will be tucking into them, with varying degrees of enthusiasm. If you still want to contribute to the cause, I'll be posting another wish list after I read some of the most recent batch of urban YA books. Wowsa, you wouldn't believe how explicit some of them are! I have to fan my menopausal face!

4 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

dump hates america, esp. if you are not a str8 white xstain male.

Janie Junebug said...

I am a Trump hater who loves America.

Love,
Janie

Ol'Buzzard said...

I have lived through times when America was in crisis: Cuban crisis, integration, race riots, Vietnam, 9/11; but never have I felt that our country was on the verge of collapse - until now. One of our two political parties has become the party of white surprises, covert racist, under educated, Christian extremist, corporate oligarchs... and we are led by a man who was not elected by election, and has been unchecked as he blatantly commits crimes and atrocities.
the Ol'Buzzard

Professor Chaos said...

Conservatives have been pushing this line forever. Anyone who disagrees with their policies or positions must "hate America." Since conservatives are wise and noble and all their policies are inherently just, anyone who disagrees with them must favor foolish or malignant policies which will harm America. Therefore, to disagree with conservatives is a sure sign of hating America.

Conservatives think that they are the only "Real Americans" (as Sarah Palin was fond of claiming) and that they have God on their side so the opposition need not be considered or accomodated in any way but should really be eliminated if possible.