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Daily we vent and cement our position
In righteous and virtuous words.
Unity fails if each crucial decision
Is left to the whim of the herds.
Deplorable plebs are so flawed and naïve
When treading the foolhardy path
That maddens our minds. Where’s the creed we believe?
We think on the nation’s behalf.

The fact that the numbskulls, the brainwashed and dumb
(they’ve earned every helpful insult)
Have gathered together in dim unison
As part of a Donald Trump cult,
Begs a rewire to put out the fire
That burns beneath crass MAGA hats—
A program’s in place to snuff out the disgrace
Of Orange-Man-worshipping rats!

We aim to assist. We will use every trick
We have in our reverent store,
To thwart the ill-will of the hypnotized clique
With “values” our morals abhor.
We’re tolerant souls who uphold human rights—
In rights to a vote, we exult.
We’re pious and peaceful and shun vicious fights…
Unless you are part of Trump’s cult!

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Susan Jarvis Bryant is a church secretary and poet whose homeland is Kent, England.  She is now an American citizen living on the coastal plains of Texas.  Susan has poetry published in the UK webzine, Lighten Up On Line, The Daily Mail, and Openings (anthologies of poems by Open University Poets).


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19 Responses

  1. Daniel Kemper

    In sympathy with the poem, I have to ask, why is it that liberals go into almost-epileptic fits when presented with data. It’s like anaphylactic shock from cognitive dissonance.

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    • Joseph S. Salemi

      Simple: It’s because liberalism is a RELIGION, not a system of rational thought based on evidence. It is a faith and a commitment backed up by intense emotional fervor — fervor so intense that it literally blocks out anything at all that casts doubt on its “truth.” Partisans of liberalism are “true believers,” just like Jehovah’s Witnesses or Amway dealers.

      I’ve personally seen colleagues at work burst into rage, or floods of tears, if you so much as question a single article of their liberal faith. Liberalism has its fixed dogmatics, its saints and sinners, its scriptural texts, its hierarchy, its official Weltanschaaung, and its inquisition. It is a world-encircling cult.

      What’s terrifying right now is that this religion is starting to be imposed by fiat on everyone, in both the public square and the private sphere. If you openly question the Liberal Religion, you are going to be in for some rather nasty surprises. If you are reckless enough to make fun of it and call it out as a fraud (as many of us here at the SCP do), you will be marked down for persecution and ostracism.

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      • Daniel Kemper

        Dr. Salami,

        I agree in the main, but don’t think you go far enough. For example, I can and have presented Muslims with evidence that counter their arguments about the Quran or Mohammed (e.g.). It is the exception to the rule that they freak out and melt down. To a high percentage they just take on the argument (with, shall we say, varying degrees of success). Liberals, on the other hand are the reverse: as a rule they melt down.

      • Joseph S. Salemi

        Mr. Kemper, I understand your point. Even in the devoutly religious Middle Ages it was possible for Christians, Moslems, and Jews to read each other’s viewpoints and argue amicably about their opinions. But that was because each of those groups had a fixed and unshakable certainty as to the truth of their beliefs, and because they knew that regardless of the errors of others, God was on their side as a guarantor of that truth. Everybody was “grounded,” as some literary critics like to say.

        What you have noticed in left-liberalism is a psychologically based fanaticism, rooted in resentment, rage, and defensiveness. Since left-liberalism is based on nothing rooted in objective reality, but only on what Sartre might have called a “free existential choice,” any disagreement or skepticism drives them wild. It is a rebuke to their entire mental structure if somebody says “No, I don’t accept your views. I’ve freely made a different choice.” Since they have no objective real-world criteria to dispute that choice, they simply “melt down,” as you describe.

        And this is why they are so anxious to impose, by legislative fiat and social ostracism, their particular viewpoints on the rest of us. Living in world where their personal “woke” viewpoints are just part of a wide spectrum of opinion is psychologically intolerable to them. They can’t bear it.

    • Susan Jarvis Bryant

      Daniel, I too agree with Dr. Salemi in that the ruling elite (I believe this is not just the left, it’s the globalist new order) have their own religion, and that is key. The laws of Western society are biblical and based on just laws. By just, I mean they are in line with the moral law – the law of God rooted in the eternal and natural. God doesn’t change. His standard doesn’t change. It requires an immutable point of truth that even those with the most power must adhere to. Without this fixed point of truth, the changing consensus of elitist opinion becomes the “truth”… the “justice”, and therein lies the problem. The ruling elite are ruling with a “narrative” that isn’t in line with immutable truths. Today we live in a gender fluid world (a lie) whereby people are judged on their skin color and their independent thoughts and we are answerable to the Government not to God. Not only have the Government turned themselves into a deity, their rules and regulations are also fluid. They change with the weather and no one can keep up with them, which, in my opinion, is why those who follow this new “religion” are unable to converse. Their belief system has no principles or factual evidence… it’s all “narrative”, “ideology” or, in other words, hot air.

      While I may not agree with the teachings of Allah, this religion is also rooted in a fixed belief system, which is why you are likely to have a level-headed discussion.

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      • Joseph S. Salemi

        Susan, you got it right. A religion that accepts the reality of God is linked to actual extramental existence — a reality that can be discussed and debated because it’s THERE, just like the Rock of Gibraltar. But the religion of Left-Liberalism is based purely on ideological abstractions and psychological resentments, and above all on the arbitrary “choice” of the believer. If someone else chooses differently, the “woke” Left-Liberal freaks out.

      • Daniel Kemper

        I believe that “Post Truth” was the “word of the year” in 2016. But of course I couldn’t prove it.

      • Susan Jarvis Bryant

        Daniel, basically it boils down to whether you believe in a system based on biblical law or the current powers that be. The Western world was founded on Christian values and it has always been the most embracing and forgiving area of the globe. Why are all the oppressed heading our way, and that includes those who were enslaved in Africa by their black kin. To skew these values and assign them to the dark dungeons of history is a lie. We are just about to find out the Western world gave far more than it took.

  2. Yael

    There you go again Susan, you nailed it yet again in another great poem! I’m so thankful that I get to enjoy your poetry while I’m temporarily getting to re-live my German ancestors’ experience of the late 1930s in the current prep-time for the Mark Of The Beast test.

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    • Susan Jarvis Bryant

      As ever, thank you very much, Yael, for your insightful comment… we’re living in scary times, isolated times and need to keep our minds on track.. we have too many around us going off the rails!

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    • Susan Jarvis Bryant

      Thank you, Cynthia – sarcasm is my go-to therapy. I’m only glad it serves to amuse others in dark days.

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  3. C.B. Anderson

    Thank you, Susan, for teaching so many of us that we should never capitulate. How strange it is that an ex-Brit should be a vocal leader in the second American Revolution. Yet, how comforting! Keep it up. We’ve got your back.

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    • Susan Jarvis Bryant

      C.B., I’m truly moved by your comment… thank you very much, indeed.

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  4. David Watt

    Great work as always Susan. I guess it never occurs to sanctimonious liberals that they are the real radicals?

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    • Susan Jarvis Bryant

      David, thank you and you are absolutely right… talk about self-absorbed and out of touch with reality. The sad thing is, this idiocy is spreading across the political playing field and it would seem most of the ruling class and their avid followers can’t tell left from right, up from down, or right from wrong.

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  5. Mike Bryant

    To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself — that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink.
    George Orwell, 1984

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    • C.B. Anderson

      Right, Mike. This is not just about the unthinking. A hell of a lot of thinking has gone into the perpetration of the current moral atrocities. A whole bunch of people need to pay what they owe.

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      • Mike Bryant

        Absolutely, it’s not about the “unthinking”. It’s about thinking demonically. It’s much deeper than you’ve ever dared to think. Hypocrisy merely scratches the surface of what lies beneath… cool, calculated, conniving evil.

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