The Swear Word

Falling through the universe at the speed of life

By David Glenn Cox

 “These Republican leaders have not been content with attacks on me, or my wife, or on my sons. No, not content with that, they now include my little friend, Elmo.” –  Franklin D. Roosevelt

Buckle up, we’re heading for crazy town. And we won’t have our freedom of movement pinched due to arbitrary, big government signs, put up by a bunch of lazy bureaucrats! The time is now to pick out your book to memorize, for best selection! (No magazines accepted.) Don’t wait, until all the kid’s books, and easy books are gone. (Dibs on The Cat in the Hat!)

I was in a world novels class once and hesitated in choosing and got stuck with Ernest Hemmingway. That man filled three pages describing the paint on the side of a boat. I had to read three such of his books back-to-back!  I just don’t want you walking down those railroad tracks someday, trying to memorize “The Canterbury Tales” or “The Old Man and the Sea.”

Along with The Muppets, along with schoolboards, critical race theory, Evolution, comic books, dirty books, and all other forms of Leftist, liberal indoctrination. The Republicans have identified a new enemy, maybe even more insidious than all the others. In Texas, they’re now objecting to Mental Health programs, aimed at young people. Programs that they claim are nothing more than Leftist indoctrination. You see, it’s really so simple. If you don’t tell a child about teenage suicide in school, then they won’t know it exists. “Chapter One, I am born.”  

If no one tells them that are depressed, they won’t know! Cause it’s tween the parents and they youngins. They shouldn’t go getting no strangers involved! “And if the problem is with mom and dad?” Then we keep it in house like your cousin Arlo, who lives in the basement. Either fireproof the library or pick out a book, that’s all I’m saying. At least make them sign for the charcoal starter at Walmart but do something!

We are beyond Bozos on the bus or the crushing of Dwarves. “Say the word and you’ll be free. Say the word and be like me. Say the word I’m thinking of, have you heard, the word is Frenzy.” They must be kept at a low simmer, just below a boil. Next thing you know you, them Liberals is gonna tell me to lock up my handguns with a bunch of mamby pamby suicide statistics.  You know, if suicide prevention programs leads to suicide, maybe fire extinguishers lead to arson? “YOU don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

Kenosha Killer Kyle is the new darling of all the Fascists. The Fabain of fatalities and the Justin Bieber of justified homicide. He’s killed people and that’s really important to Republicans. That makes him a celebrity and celebrity is all you really need in the Republican Party. Madison Cawthorn and Matt Gaetz have already offered KKK internships in Congress. That’s just exactly what a kid with a hundred million enemies despising him needs, a high-profile position in a public building.

Clearly, the offer of position is not to benefit KKK, but to feather their own nest and use him like hood ornament. Advertise him to the mob down at the Thunder Dome strapped to the front of their Mad Max mobile. Announcing that they won his hand and are now officially, the craziest crazy of all the crazies, in all of crazy town.

Like hookers in the windows, they must do something to lure in the Johns. It’s not like they have any actual positions to stand on other than what they are against, and militarizing the Fire Department. Maybe Gaetz just wants to meet KKK’s girlfriends, since being bounced from the Chucky Cheese. Because they have no leader, they sit in the trees like Howler monkeys. (Sorry, Howler monkeys) Each trying to impress the herd with their own unique brand of howl.

Their goal as stated by Federal Inmate 467501 AKA, Steve Bannon. Is to tear down the institutions of government, Get the bumbling Bumsteads to destroy their own public education, all by themselves!

Just in time for the environmental apocalypse. Someone call the Fire Department, that building is just loaded to the rafters with dirty books!

The Republicans have turned on recently elected, Virginia Governor, Glenn Youngkin. After a successful career spanning over many hours. Youngkin has been unmasked as a RINO. He hired a staffer using multiple pronouns and left in place a vaccine mandate. Burn him, he’s a witch! “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Isn’t that just the way of things? The neoliberalist plot to deconstruct society and just as they are about to succeed. Along comes an environmental catastrophe to ruin it all for them. Environmentalists have all but abandoned the 1.5-degree temperature rise, retreating to a more realistic 2.4-degrees. On our way to three degrees and out! It means that two billion people now live-in areas of the world, which will soon be made uninhabitable. I bet you can’t teach that in school! You can’t teach the children about pirate fishing fleets or the toxic air in India. Those are just theories.

“Class, open your text books to; page 147, George Washington Buys America, with a bag of Opium.”

Oh the irony, just as they are about to get everything they always wanted, and the world falls apart. It’s like Rush’s album 2112, except when he finds the guitar. He breaks the E string and never learns to play. Feeding on the golden geese until none are left. The billionaires and Oligarchs only take; and rule the world from their palaces of mud brick. With their wealth they can afford a dozen such mud brick palaces. To rule over a world of the illiterate, starving surviving peasants.

Peasants raised to view books with suspicion. And view new ideas with suspicion too. To convince the monkeys to climb up back into the trees and promise to never ever come back down again! Those books just make you unhappy and tell lies! Do you know what we should do with all those books…hmmm? Please understand, I’m only trying to help you out. I just don’t want this to be you!

“Sing, O goddess, the anger [mênis] of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul [psukhê] did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs.”  – The Iliad, And there are 23 more books to this.

Pick something out today!

“With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word ‘intellectual,’ of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.”
― Ray Bradbury,

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