11/13/20: An Anti-democratic Enemy that Must be Defeated #poetry #RepublicanParty
I take no pleasure in writing this
The Republican Party is an anti-democratic enemy that must be defeated
Like the Confederacy
and the Nazis
and the Soviet Empire
who came before them
The Republican Party is a threat to our way of life
They want to dominate us
and subjugate us
The Republican Party is evil
Their pandemic response is a moral equivalent to the Holocaust
Their economic policies are tantamount to slavery
Their attitudes towards race and immigrants
are on par with South African apartheid
They are against voting, science, reason and the truth
Their only aim is raw power
You can’t compromise with them
You can’t debate them
You can’t negotiate with them
They are committed to our total capitulation and destruction
Will we have to defeat them in a hot war?
Civl War II?
I don’t know
Will we have to fight a cold war?
No direct conflict, surrogates and proxies?
I don’t know
Will they dissipate and fade?
Will their masterful manipulation of the dark hearts of ignorant people
shrink in influence until it dies of old age and natural causes?
I don’t know.
I do know that they started it
We did not make them the enemy
They have hated us from afar for a long time
They have plotted this forever.
It wasn’t always this way
But this is not the Republican Party of an increasingly distant past
A few fanatics festered in the Republican Party
and stealthily took it over
Cynical careerists went along with the coup
They saw it as a path to power
The Patriots were left in the cold …
The 2020 election of Joe Biden
was a only a victory in a battle
We did not win the war
The New Republicans are shameless and relentless
and they never fail at turning every twist and turn of the story to their strategic advantage
I don’t precisely know how to fight them
The start is to recognize what they are
President Obama wonders in his new memoir
if he was wise to think that he could deal with the Republicans as opponents with whom we share a democracy
He wasn’t wise in that regard
The Rick Blog said then that the Republicans had to be defeated
The Republicans are not opponents with whom we share a democracy
The Republicans are a threat to our democracy
The Republicans are not American at all
We do not share values with the Republicans
We don’t have to heal ourselves now
We have to defend ourselves.
Copyright 2020 Richard Thomas