March 23-A, 2023

The Beach at Sunrise 10/01/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Ocracoke Island, Outer Banks
North Carolina
You know the story of Adam and Eve?
Well, "except for the names and a few other changes,
when you talk about us,
the story is the same one" (Neil Diamond).

We have squandered, wasted, thrown away
more than Adam and Eve did
by letting Democracy slip through our fingers
in favor of fascism and greed.

What a trade-off.

The Lenape Delawares are enjoying their revenge
(They traded Manhattan Island for beads and mirrors,
or so the legend goes).

We traded Democracy for what?
What are we getting out of the deal?
As far as I can tell ABSOLUTELY N-O-T-H-I-N-G!!!
We are getting a (If they were crows,
we could call them a murder) of fascists,
who cannot agree among themselves,
to tell us what to do.

If you vote Republican,
that is what you are voting for.
When you get them,
then what are you going to do?
With no Social Security,
no Medicare,
no retirement until you are 75, maybe 80,
no public schools,
no public anything
(Including golf courses!),
no bridges,
no roads,
no safe drinking water,
no air to breathe,
and that's just the beginning.

The Lenape Delawares hope you are happy.
Me, not so much.
I hope you realize just what you have done
because you thought someone was going to
take away your AR-15's
and make your children go to school
with trans kids.

The Lenape Delawres are rolling on heaven's ground,

I don't think it's funny.

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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