A pathological liar, a disgusting dunce
Who knows nothing about
Things beyond the borders of his country,
A dishonest businessman, hasn’t paid taxes for ages,
And cheated his contractors time and again,
A shameless racist who reminds us
Of the USA a hundred years ago,
A sexual predator who
On TV measured women’s bodies on a scale of 10 to 1,
Who routinely walked into women’s changing room because
The hapless youngsters were participating in a pageant owned by rogue,
An employer who regularly assaulted his women employees sexually.
A first-class passenger who browbeat / bribed flight attendants to
Upgrade an economy-class lady passenger to his next seat
So that he could attempt to rape her.
And to cap it all,
Bragged about his exploits.
Has just been elected the president of the US of A.
Because the so-called disenfranchised white Americans,
Including a majority of white women,
Many of whom university graduates
Voted for him.
SHAME ON AMERICA.
SHAME EVEN MORE ON THE AMERICAN WOMEN.
It happened because
Once upon a time
A white immigrant’s children
Could enjoy a lavish life-style
By a lot of real hard work
Without any real education.
A school drop-out
Could drive a truck
And own a bungalow with a garden and two cars,
Could have six children,
And send all of them to college if they qualified.
IT WAS WONDERFUL EXCEPT
THEY BELIEVED IT WAS THEIR BIRTHRIGHT UNTIL ETERNITY,
WHICH IT WASN’T.
Because, there was a time when they had to open their doors
For qualified non-white immigrants who could
Fill in the gaps
That drivers and tradesmen with enviable life-style couldn’t.
The next generation of these new imports became
University profs, and some even Nobel Laureates.
And the uneducated well-off just couldn’t compete.
But more importantly,
BECAUSE IN THE MEAN WHILE,
THE WORLD HAD CHANGED.
It refused to be bullied.
And brutal American businessmen
Could no longer run banana farms in Columbia,
Or drug cartels in Venezuela.
Local thugs took their place.
Because the new tyrants in the Middle East
Refused American Corporations to
Take their liquid gold for a pittance.
Because it was no longer possible
To set up a cyanide plant in the middle of an Indian city,
Ignore safety rules completely,
Murder 30,000 people,
Maim many more,
And get away scot-free – no criminal charges at all –
And wash their sins
By paying a holy $750 for every human life they extinguished.
Because in the mean while
The world had become a lot more competitive.
Chinese workers produced computers,
Bangladeshi women stitched shirts,
And Indian engineers wrote codes
At a fraction of what it would cost in the USA.
But the stupid white Americans,
Who hate people who can read and “think”,
And don’t read the superb American newspapers
Produced by brilliant white, black, yellow, and brown Americans, ….
World affairs have never been their strong point,
Staunch anti-communists who’ve painted their country “red”
Had no clue, didn’t know, couldn’t believe that
AMERICA CAN NEVER BE “GREAT” AGAIN.
And chose to elect the stupidest of their lot
Who happened to be a crook too,
and had promised them the moon.
The world has survived many dirty wielders of power.
It will survive Donald Trump.
Because for every dirty Donald Trump
There is a decent Barack Obama
Because for every Hitler,
There has been a Gandhi.
For every Mussolini, a Nelson Mandela,
For every McCarthy, a Martin Luther King.
This is not the end of the world.
[With thanks to Moumita for opening my eyes to some of the facts.]
Bangalore / 10 November 2016