From the Street Corner

Falling through the universe at the speed of life

By David Glenn Cox

Someday in Maine maybe, they’ll put up a statue to Susan Collins, and the inscription will read; “She only lied when she had to.” Or maybe, “She made life worse, just by being in it.” A professional Judas, trading on her gender and banking on her politics. Always looking to play the edges and both sides of the game. “You see, I’m a woman, and I think it will be alright. He promises, he’d never to do that. I think we can trust him because I’m a woman.”

Every time there is an issue of female politics; they immediately stick a camera on Susie Q. And she always near about says the same thing. “I think we can trust him. He promised me they wouldn’t do that.” This is her career, the voice reason in the Party of nuts. The cigar store Indian or the Judas goat, “Come on follow me, it’ll be fine.” But then as the veil drops, and they do that which they promised not to do, and surprise, surprise, surprise she’s as shocked as you are. “They lied to me!”

Now Susie is angry, protestors have come to her house and wrote things in chalk on her sidewalk and no rain is predicted for days. She did what any honorable Senator would do. She tried to have them all arrested for writing on her sidewalk. This is America damn it; I have a right to a clean sidewalk! This is  what the battle of Iwo Jima was all about. I’m all for open protest, but this is taking things too far. What’s next? Hopscotch or Four square?

Did you know in the US military academies, lying is grounds for expulsion? Cheating is also grounds for expulsion, just once on a pop quiz. If you lie on your application for Federal employment, you can be terminated without recourse. If during an employment interview with your prospective employer. You specifically promise not to do the things the employer thought important enough to ask you about specifically. Due to your personal views and public statements, that is grounds for termination.

It’s not only lying, its conspiracy. An anti-abortion vote, with a black robe and a Judge wrapped around it. Judges groomed and selected for just that one opinion. Who with big smiles and saucer eyes tell the Congressman in a Shirley Temple voice, “Oh no, Mr. Congressman! Oh, heaven forfend, that’s settled law you silly Congressman. We’d never touch that!” Then to leap at the first opportunity, knives drawn and ideological radicalism on full display.

In courts of law, it is called deciding a tough legal question, but out here in the street it’s called a lying sack of shit. “I’m a woman, and I think we can trust them.” But they are LIARS who LIED to get a Federal job. Who thought you know; Jesus will probably forgive all my lying and deceit, because I’m doing it for his glory! Never catching on to the simple irony that it was people like them who crucified Jesus. Who lied to get him arrested and to put silver in their pockets. Then threw the poor boy into a crooked courtroom, where men in black robes ordered him destroyed.

Lying for the public good because they know better than you do. They know more about everything and everyone, because they’ve had the secret whispered in their ear. You’re just a poor ignorant dumb heathen, who don’t know no better. But they do, and they’re gonna save your soul, whether you like it or not. They shall save the world from all the daemons and evil heretics by hiding their true selves. “Onward Christian soldiers fighting as to war!” Come on, we’re looking for some more prayer warriors for the artillery unit!

The Republicans ride those Christians like ponies bare back and milk them like cows. “Oh yeah, yeah, me too, me too, save all them babies! Make your checks out to, and I’ll do my best to save them babies!” The insincerity shows through when the Republicans vote down unanimously anything that might even potentially help a poor baby.

They’re Pro-fetus and anti-mother giving the fetus the right to derail to train and denying the mother the right to stop it. If the fetus dies, the mother dies no exceptions! That’s the law, God is Love!

A giant fraud, perpetrated on the populace. Trying to enforce religious beliefs under the color of civil  law. Under our particular belief system abortion is murder but science says that it is not. We insist that our religious belief prevail; because we don’t like it. We don’t care if it’s unamerican and anti-democratic. Just don’t tell them it’s about our religious beliefs. Tell them it’s about settling a point of law, only don’t tell them it’s about our religious beliefs when it is.

I only get angry when Clarence “Gate Mouth” Thomas senior liar in the cabal dares to lecture. “We will rule the way we want, even if we promised not to, and you’ll like it! Understand? Any questions about who is in charge here? This is your free government speaking, now shut the hell up!”

But a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. In the passion play of religious extremism, the knowledge of enforced religion, hits the public like a bucket of cold water. And the Republican’s discover that their Frankenstein monster has broken loose from its chains and will destroy them all in November. What to do, what to do?

A story reaches the press, that Chief Justice John Roberts might try to lobby the other justices into not overturning Roe. Mister, I’m insulted. I mean if you think at this stage of the game, that I’m gonna fall for any kind of bullshit like that. You’ll save Roe until after the elections are over. Oh, he’s going to have a talk with those blood thirsty wolves and convince them to try vegetarianism and they said, they’d try.”

They moved too fast and exposed their intensions too soon. They exposed themselves as religious prostitutes fucking for Jesus, who lied to get their positions and schemed to get their way. And in doing so, disqualified themselves as legitimate dispensers of justice. Prostitutes who then dare shake their fist at the public and the passing cars. Prostitutes telling the public to shut up from the street corner.

“I know your race. It is made up of sheep. It is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes wrong; but no matter, the crowd follows it. The vast majority of the race, whether savage or civilized, are secretly kind-hearted and shrink from inflicting pain, but in the presence of the aggressive and pitiless minority they don’t dare to assert themselves. Think of it! One kind-hearted creature spies upon another, and sees to it that he loyally helps in iniquities which revolt both of them. Speaking as an expert, I know that ninety- nine out of a hundred of your race were strongly against the killing of witches when that foolishness was first agitated by a handful of pious lunatics in the long ago. And I know that even to-day, after ages of transmitted prejudice and silly teaching, only one person in twenty puts any real heart into the harrying of a witch. And yet apparently everybody hates witches and wants them killed. Some day a handful will rise up on the other side and make the most noise–perhaps even a single daring man with a big voice and a determined front will do it–and in a week all the sheep will wheel and follow him, and witch-hunting will come to a sudden end. – Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger

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