Facile answer to made-up MAGA blight

Bottomless is this vicious pit –/ No lunacy they won’t commit.

Image Credit: Getty

Does rashness drive the rabid right—
Or its “normalizing extremism” blight?
Hokum shows low MAGA confidence,
The sign of cheap-shot belligerence.

Right, let red states secede from blue,
The idiocy of staged jujitsu;
Let M. T. Greene bay at the moon 
Outdoing Trump as circus buffoon.

Dumpster diving, with crude folderol
No nuance for this MAGA a-hole:
Restrict voting when Dems do move
To flout infamies they can’t approve. 

Are voting rights now a transient lark— 
Denied because wackos madly bark?
Even this supreme right-wing Court
Will gag at elections as blood sport.  

Even worse—McCarthy’s heinous ploy
By which FOX bawds Jan 6 films deploy— 
And twist murderous travesty
Into benign MAGA pageantry. 

Fake news coverup matches the crime,
Disgusting, propagandist slime;
What’s worse than usurping power
But treating carnage as happy hour.

Worse and worse the widening gyre
As Trumpist flame-outs set all afire;
Bottomless is this vicious pit—
No lunacy they won’t commit.

If all this gimcrack frippery
Were merely trollish trickery:
But dumping bombs on civilized ways
Inflame more barbaric displays.

If smiting youngsters change no law 
What impedes a soundbite chainsaw?
Forget reforms when igniting fright: 
What MAGA sells is might makes right. 


If you liked this article, please donate $5 to keep NationofChange online through November.

Previous articleHow bioenergy causes air pollution: The dark side of renewable energy
Next articlePFAS ‘forever chemicals’ disrupt biological processes in developing adolescents, first-of-its-kind study discovers
For over a decade, Robert S. Becker's independent, rebel-rousing essays on politics and culture analyze overall trends, history, implications, messaging and frameworks. He has been published widely, aside from Nation of Change and RSN, with extensive credits from OpEdNews (as senior editor), Alternet, Salon, Truthdig, Smirking Chimp, Dandelion Salad, Beyond Chron, and the SF Chronicle. Educated at Rutgers College, N.J. (B.A. English) and U.C. Berkeley (Ph.D. English), Becker left university teaching (Northwestern, then U. Chicago) for business, founding SOTA Industries, a top American high end audio company he ran from '80 to '92. From '92-02, he was an anti-gravel mining activist while doing marketing, business and writing consulting. Since then, he seeks out insight, even wit in the shadows, without ideology or righteousness across the current mayhem of American politics.