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Friday, October 21, 2016

The Art of Politics

This entire poem is made up of quotes, primarily Donald Trump's. Though I have thrown in some Alice in Wonderland, 1984, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Catch 22, among others. If you're a fan of the Donald, you probably won't like this. Just a fair warning.

The whole aim of practical politics
is to keep the populace alarmed.[1]
            When Mexico sends its people…
                        They’re bringing drugs.
                        They’re bringing crime.
                        They’re rapists.[2]
                                                            Off with their heads![3]
            I’ll build a great, great wall,
                       And I will make Mexico pay for that wall.
                        Mark my words.[4]
                                                Intelligent people are full of doubt;
                                                 Stupid people are full of confidence.[5]
                                                                        Go back to bed, America![6]
            I would just bomb those suckers…
                        I’d blow up the pipes.
                        I’d blow up every single inch.
                        There would be nothing left.[7]
                                    It is better to be feared than loved.[8]
                                                            You are free to do what we tell you![9]
                                                                        Off with their heads!
              80% of all the shootings in New York City are blacks;
                        If you add in Hispanics, that figure goes to 98%[10]
                                                              Ignorance is strength.[11]                          
It was almost no trick at all… to turn
            I screwed him. That’s what we should be doing.[12]
                                                Vice into virtue and slander into truth,
            Laziness is a trait in blacks.[13]
                                                Arrogance into humility,
            The beauty of me is that I’m very rich… I don’t care. I’m rich.[14]
                                                Brutality into patriotism and sadism into justice.
            A man you can bait with a tweet is not
                        A man we can trust with nuclear weapons.[15]
                                                Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all.
                                                            It merely required no character.[16]
            It is a well-known fact that
            those people who must want to rule people are…
            those least suited to do it.
This is the best we can do folks!
                                                      This is what we have to offer![17]
Anyone who is capable of getting
                     Themselves made President should
Be allowed to do the job. [18]

[1] H. L. Menken
[2] Donald Trump
[3] Lewis Carrol: Alice in Wonderland
[4] Donald Trump
[5] Charles Bukowski
[6] Bill Hicks
[7] Donald Trump
[8] Lewis Carrol: Alice in Wonderland
[9] Bill Hicks
[10] Donald Trump
[11] George Orwell: 1984
[12] Donald Trump
[13] Donald Trump
[14] Donald Trump
[15] Hillary Clinton
[16] Joseph Heller: Catch 22
[17] George Carlin
[18] Douglas Adams: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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