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awake at night -- Evolution Of Insanity
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I awake

in the middle

of the night.

I cannot sleep;

something's not quite right.

I try to sleep,

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but wheels spin

and words begin

to spill out again.

And so I rise,

it's 2:03

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I take a pee

and make some tea.

The TV's on

I fell asleep.

I sigh

and take a wary peek:

Donald Trump

has won the race

I hear them bray,

tho how he won

they will not say.

How much did he win by?

Oh , he lost by 2 million

but that's not the system,

which is really reptilian.

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We often call the loser

the winner...it's a tradition

going back to the slave days

when people were property

and democracy was sedition.

Then why do we honor

a tool of the masters?

Wasn't slavery a total disaster?

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Well, yes, that is true

and yes, we are screwed

but it's all very legal

tho hardly legit

but that's how we roll.

That's how we slit

the throat of the People,

and that's how we troll.

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How can there be consent

when elections are overturned;

isn't that a coup?

with Democracy burned

to the ground

when the Loser is crowned?

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Ah, dreamer, you dream.

It's not worth a scream.

We're screwed and you know it

and so it's legit

if you don't overthrow it,

and that's not allowed

by the ruling crowd.

It's now 2:08.

The anchors are saying

there's no use in praying

or raising your voice:

the loser has won

by Electoral choice.

Who are these people

who reverse the vote?

Isn't that rather cutthroat?

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Who are these sheep

saying Trump was elected?

When the vote total says

he was roundly rejected?

Who are these pundits

who claim Trump has won?

You don't need a gun,

to reverse the election.

You just need to hear

that there's been a correction.

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And what could go wrong,

when Bush took out Gore, by

losing the vote? He took us straight, or crooked,

to war.

What could go wrong when the loser prevails?

Who can complain when democracy fails?

Blame the People, burn the steeple, curse

the sheeple. It's their fault they lost

by winning, I mean. We're deep

in the rabbit hole, where dwell

the sheep...........

where 2 plus 2 is 9

and voting's a crime

repaired by a group

out of the loop

and if you complain

you are to blame

for winning a race that goes

to the loser.

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Tyrants rule without consent.

Thus our will is totally bent

in the opposite direction of our

actual election,

on the theory that the people's

vote requires correction.

This is the view

of the largest slave owners,

who gave us a system controlled

by rich donors

and a College that meets

to reverse the vote.

If you must, take a note.

And the losers gloat:

We won, we won, so

Go f*ck yourself,

you and your vote!

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It's 3: 01.

I really can't sleep.

Trump must be tweeting

trashing the press,

which could hardly do less

than tell us he won,

tho the facts say he didn't

if you read the fine print.

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Now what?

You ask.

Lipstick on a pig?

Unrig the rig?

Stand up and fight?

Cower in fright?

Bite the bullet?

Stay out of sight?

What can we do

if we don't say NO MORE!?

We can't do sh*t

if we don't even the score.

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Doggerel's useless

in the middle of the night

but this is all I've got,

to assert the right

to overthrow a Tyrant

and end the blight.

Leave a comment

if you think I'm right.

United we stand;

divided we bite.

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Waking at night, I find a rhyme to vent my fear and propose a solution no less than revolution "Those who can be persuaded to accept absurdities can be persuaded to commit atrocities." Voltaire.

How can we stop the pollution the hatred, the rage, focused on those in a cage by those rejected but raised to power? Shall we fight back or cower?

I see Paul Craig Roberts is up in arms at those protesting the rise of Trump. " Nothing less than an authoritarian style and personality is a match for the well-entrenched ruling oligarchy and willful neoconservatives. If Trump were a shrinking violet, the electorate would have ignored him."

The electorate, in fact, rejected him. PCR's article is entitled Trump the Great. He has appointed a team of neo-cons with Woolsey, Hadley, and Bolton. The way to put out a fire is to hire the people who started it. And be strong, very very strong. See my article on The Coup which discusses the seduction of the weak-minded, like PCR, by tyrants like Trump.

What fascists like PCR do not realize is that Trump is a bully, and bullies are cowards. Trump has loaded his staff with war hawks from the Bush neo-con camp, billionaires, Wall St. tycoons, and neo-Nazi propagandists. PCR has joined the ugly train of propagandists for authoritarian leadership.

"We had to destroy democracy in order to save it."

From flickr.com/photos/41523983@N08/7462994514/: Alexander the Great with the spear, late 4th century BC, from Lower Egypt, this statuette echoes a portrait of Alexander the Great made around 330 BC by Lysippos. Louvre Museum

Alexander the Great who killed a million,

and those he did not kill, he sold as slaves.

See my opednews article on Trump and Slavery.

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I love your compassion and your poetry, but we at the bottom could not win in that last debacle called an election. It was a "heads, they win; tails we lose" exercise in futility. The F-18 Growlers have not been so active since the loser was chosen for coronation. To me that is a good sign.

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Thank you. Chuck. We will win, as Trump will be a greater catastrophe than Bush.....and if we survive it, we will emerge as the voice of the people. We have reached a tipping point and when the fascist option leads to economic despair and more wars, we are poised to take power. The election was not futile because it showed that American are ready for progressive leadership. Today, the dream team of Sanders and Warren (denounced in these pages) is speaking together to expose Trump's being a tool of corporate looting of the public disguised as "saving jobs."

If he wanted to save jobs, he could bring back the jobs of his slave laborers in Mexico, Honduras, Dubai (where Pakistani workers have had their passports taken away so they are literally slaves), and in Bangladesh where they make $60 a month working in death traps. He promised "to bring all the jobs back" but even before he has taken office he has pulled the bait and switch as he is now boasting of how "I will keep jobs from leaving." Now corporations will threaten to leave inorder to get tax breaks to stay: full out corporate fascism has come to America and it will show the mendacity of Trump and prepare the ground for a progressive take-over. I hope to see it in my lifetime.

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I guess people want war, as my poem which asks for a comment if you agree has one comment. Hmnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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