Fie on Godwin!

By | 2017-06-02T18:30:05+00:00 June 15, 2017|
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Progressives, it’s time for a tough talk.
(Been delayed a long time now, you guys.)
We’re afraid you’ve become, what you call us –
Yes, it’s hard to conclude otherwise.

“All those who oppose us are Nazis!”,
Chant your self-righteous thugs, in the street.
Look down towards your toes, for a moment:
The jackboots are on your own feet.

In pursuit of your ultimate vision,
You’ve dismissed ethics (quaint and old-fashioned)
And replaced civil discourse and public debate
With rhetoric wild and impassioned.

You see only a race, not a person,
And you penalize people thereby.
Trayvon Martin, he was your Horst Wessell –
And when facts don’t support you, you lie.

You riot to quell opposition,
You slant the reporting of news.
Your bogeyman seems to be Russia;
You’re unsympathetic to Jews.

Rural churches can serve you as Reichstags,
When you must swiftly kindle support –
And infants inconvenient to you
Are “subhumans” you blithely abort.

You meet dissent with intimidation,
And expect us to grovel or cower –
While all dangers, real or imagined,
Are excuses to centralize power.

Yes, the diagnosis is unpleasant,
But these symptoms are hard to mistake,
And perhaps we’ve detected it early enough…
I sure hope so, for all of our sakes.

 

About the Author:

Joe Long
Joe Long lives in Cayce, South Carolina. He holds a master's degree in history from Georgia College and State University. He has a very patient wife, five homeschooled children, and a job.
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4 Comments

  1. Peter S Rieth June 15, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Fighting fire with a poem
    Will not save your home
    Some might frown
    but I say
    Hose them down

  2. Cybergeezer2 June 15, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    C’mon Joe!
    Isn’t it un-Constitutional to deny the Democrats their choice of worship?

  3. CincyGal June 15, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Clever, clever, clever!

  4. Jan Shaw June 17, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Great piece ….

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