The State of the Union

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On a cold February evening in the former Capitol of the world the Grand orange hassar, fraudulent King of the United States does what he does best…play act. His role…is to convince you he really is a legitimate President. We should believe him and not our lying eyes. This being his third most attempt to convince us; we can surmise the subject matter.

Our stock market is at record highs!

89% of Americans own no stocks and therefore derive no direct benefit. A University of Chicago study found 51% of American Adults are one paycheck away from disaster. Twenty-seven million Americans have no health insurance. We spend more on healthcare than any other country in the world and lead the world only in medical bankruptcies. Student loan balances exceeding $1.5 trillion create a drag on our economy and supply a largess for banks. Government backed securities paying above the Prime rate. Lenny the loan shark clipping a generation for $400 bucks per month. Almost the exact number of dollars they earn over and above Tastee Freeze wages.

The American Society of Engineers estimates $4.5 Trillion in infrastructure needs over the next five years. Funded primarily by the Federal Government and fuel taxes. The government under the orange fraud is unlikely to address the issue. It’s too cold and too sanguine and sounds like work to keep the orange frauds attention for long. Caring only for weapons, walls and himself.

An annual military budget comprising nearly 60% of the whole. Our relationship with our military allies is at a seventy-year low. After tearing up half a century of arms treaties, we find ourselves for all intents and purposes…alone. Geriatric, nuclear armed Fox News grandpa rattling his sabre ranting about staying off his AstroTurf. The best and the brightest in the military head for the exits as war criminals are decorated and the decorated are treated as war criminals.

Billionaires who pay no taxes while the working poor face tax increases. A Prussian state with a post-war European core. A poverty wage scale that extends all the way to the middle. Twenty first Century Feudalism with a majority of Americans unequipped to handle a $400 emergency.

The state of our union is strong the orange fraud will insist. So strong, that manufacturing is already in recession and the dream of home ownership is beyond the reach of most Americans. Americans by the tens of thousands are sleeping in cars unable to afford rent on the peon wage scale they earn. Millions more homeless, sleeping in tents, alleys and fields. American Sharecroppers without a share.

The rotten festering corpse of liberty lies raped and abused in the Senate Chamber as the orange fraud takes a victory lap. “Hurray! I have defeated democracy.” We have never been more disunited since the Civil War and what’s more, we should be disunited. Our government has abandoned us. Wrong is right and right is wrong, the Supreme Court found Dred Scott was still a slave and you…expect better for yourself? At what hour do we allow ourselves to understand that there is something very wrong here. This is not the America of our birth.  This is not a President of the United States, this is a malignant orange fraud, trying to drown democracy in a bathtub.

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
― Frank Zappa

We have reached that point; the state of our union is pathetic. Our so-called leader is a short dicked inept narcissist. His pettiness and childlike behavior have made him a laughingstock on the world stage and made all of us laughing stocks as well by connection. Cheapening the brand, cheapening what it means to be an American anything.

We approach the threshold of an existential environmental catastrophe with the leader of the formerly free world saying it ain’t so. He bases that belief not on facts or science but on his gut instinct. He withholds disaster relief based on how the populace genuflects to him. Here, you don’t have power, water or food but here, let me throw you some paper towels!

The state of the Union is at a low ebb. Perhaps the lowest since 1861. An orange fraud holds the White House. His gang of criminal subordinates use every tool and every guise to cheat the American people out of what is rightly theirs. Those of us in the trenches already know, unless you live in the Penthouse, you’re one of us.  To the millions who believe it can’t happen here, it’s too late, it already has.

“I see millions of families trying to live on incomes so meager that the pall of family disaster hangs over them day by day.

I see millions whose daily lives in city and on farm continue under conditions labeled indecent by a so-called polite society half a century ago.

I see millions denied education, recreation, and the opportunity to better their lot and the lot of their children.

I see millions lacking the means to buy the products of farm and factory and by their poverty denying work and productiveness to many other millions.

I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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