Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 17 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEd News:
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 3/7/17

An Inauguration Day Reminiscence and Experiment

By       (Page 1 of 3 pages)   No comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message William P. Homans
Become a Fan
  (18 fans)

I watched the Inaugural Address of our newly-minted President on the evening of January 20, after taking care of all my more necessary business of the day, and I was flabbergasted.

After a little political experiment I conducted downtown in my small city during the time President Donald J. Trump was being sworn in as President of the United States, I came home and watched the occasion.

Trump actually used a SIMILE. "Rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones," he said in the course of the address.

I wonder who advised him to use that? He is incapable of it himself, as a pathologically unreflective man with no cultural or historical education. He has specifically declared that he never reads books.

"We are looking only to the future," he said.

"A new vision-- America first! America first!" Oh, yeah, that's so new and great.

Vision? This is a man who lies about the heights of his buildings. As I shook my head at this speech, the following Shakespearean sonnet, which I wrote during the summer of last year's persidential campaign, came to mind:

He could not say, could not compose these words.

They would not sit beside each other so,

Like pickets in a fence, or like small birds

Upon a wire, in his small mind. Oh no,

No so conflicted and confused soul could,

Not for a thousand billion dollars, write

The contradiction between his "I should,"

And his "I will." He'd never get it right.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

William P. Homans Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

My name is William Perkins Homans the third, but probably more people know me as the bluesman (and artist) Watermelon Slim.

I've been in the fight against war, fascism, injustice and inhumanity for 47 years. I was at MayDay, 1971, (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Oregon Standoff: Mr. Bundy Shows His True Colors (All Shades of White)

Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) Technology-- A Threat To The US Or Not?

Ship's Sinking, Rats Are Looking For Escape Ropes

Tragedy Awaited Me After My International Tour

End Game for the Presidential Super-Spreader

President Obama Feeds the Homeless on Thanksgiving Day: Why Don't We All Love Him?

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend