November 27, 2016
November 13, 2016
Sepia toned CCTV, man leaning
Forward slightly, easier carrying the pail
Of paraffin, petrol or oil to ignite the demeaning
Treatment he received at the end of his asylum trail.
Entering banks, asking for money; not as if they’re short
Muslim from Myanmar, came via the Christmas Isle.
Do the tellers share a sidelong glance – how the nutter does besport
Himself? Knowing his Xmas trimmings will never arrive.
‘All his clothes were dripping off, and skin,
It fell piece by piece on the carpet.’
Dousing the flames, the action man’s a real larrikin
Aussie hunk – not now’days often called upon to flaunt it
Today his g’day instincts are held beyond reproach
Life-saving sees off the more censorious approach
Baby, bawling. Head half-hidden by the hood of an old-fashioned perambulator. Hard to tell whether that’s a bonnet on its head, or a helmet of flaxen hair.
Closing the door of the sweetshop behind him, the boisterous child is suddenly cowed – all but bowled over. So much to choose from, so many decisions to make, so high the shelves; and how on earth do I climb up there? Turning around for advice, the ‘child’ reveals himself as a wizened old man.
And on Main Street, coast-to-coast protests after the presidential election result was declared….
Unlike Hillary’s, Trump supporters wouldn’t know how to make individually hand-written placards which nonetheless retain enough regularity to remain respectable.
Trump supporters might not know how to write lines as good as this: respect my existence or expect my resistance.
Trump supporters don’t seem to have such a highly developed sense of entitlement. If voting patterns had been reversed so that their candidate won the popular vote but not the electoral college, would they be out on the streets insisting that Clinton cannot enter the White House because she is ‘Not My President’?
Plump Trump supporters don’t know how to be Divine; they are merely fat.
Flashback to before the election….
Many who said they would be voting for Trump, also said they did not think he was fit to be president. In one poll (for what it’s worth), two-thirds of sort-of Trump supporters went on to contradict themselves in this way.
To paraphrase: rather the Monkey Man than being made a monkey of; again. Not bad from the Middle America that doesn’t know how to do irony; allegedly.
No doubt there were other factors involved, some of them unsavoury. But there is already enough here to suggest it is their consciousness that needs addressing, rather than dumb-ass stupidity.