I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve had more than enough of this farcical post-election tragicomedy with its drunken star witnesses; its Bethlem-Royal-Hospitalgrade conspiracy theories); its madcap Marx-Brothers press conferences in parking lots shared by landscaping companies, crematoria, and porn shops. I’ve had enough of smirking Lou Dobbs, looking like a seventy-year-old seventh grader, smugly spewing hyperbolic lies to the detriment of our democracy, and most of all, I’ve had more than enough of pusillanimous Republican officeholders who, when it comes to courage, make the Scarlet Letter’s Arthur Dimmesdale look like Beowulf in comparison.
Allow me to fill in some of the blanks of Ezra Pound’s brilliantly obscene “Canto XIV”:
Io venni in luogo d’ogni luce muto;
The stench of wet coal, politicians
Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani, their wrists bound to
Standing bare bum,
Faces smeared on their rumps,
wide eye on flat buttock,
Bush hanging for beard,
Addressing crowds through their arse-holes,
Addressing the multitudes in the ooze,
newts, water-slugs, water-maggots,
And with them. Lindsey Graham,
a scrupulously clean table-napkin
Tucked under his penis,
and William Barr,
Who disliked colloquial language,
stiff-starched, but soiled, collars
circumscribing his legs,
The pimply and hairy skin
pushing over the collar’s edge,
Profiteers drinking blood sweetened with sh-t,
And behind them Donald Trump and the financiers
lashing them with steel wires.
[Deep Sigh] Oh, I feel so much better.
 To quote Steven Casale, “But there was once an insane asylum so notorious that its very name entered the English language as a word for chaos, mayhem, and confusion. That institution is London’s Bethlem Royal Hospital—nicknamed Bedlam. Founded in 1247, Bethlem is Europe’s oldest center devoted solely to the treatment of mental illness.”
 My favorite: former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, prior to his death seven years ago, orchestrated the development software that from a server located in Germany switched votes from Trump to Biden.
 My favorite fascist.
3 thoughts on “Don’t Mind Me, Just Letting Off a Little Steam”
“Tragecomedy … .” Kinda like romcom.
That’s really good, Wesley … °✓•
How graphically poignant (1). Glad to hear you’re feeling better.
With the Republicrats (2) scurrying like sewer rats it’s hard to fathom why the Democans (2) performed so poorly in this election (3). The smug coastal elitists continue to trip over their own dicks and tits (4)… pardon me, their own scattered ideologies. Regardless of how obviously delusional and misguided they are, the party of Abe Lincoln held their party line. They all need to go…term limits for Congress!
“Democrats too often don’t come off as having common sense to a huge swath of Americans. Democrats are the party of every hypersensitive social justice warrior woke bullshit story in the news.”
– Bill Maher
(1) Or poignantly graphic
(2) There’s really very little difference between the two
(3) While they won the presidency, they gave up 9 seats in the House, possibly failed to take the Senate, and lost ground while failing to flip state legislatures and governorships
(4) Please pardon the obscene (?) and sexist references