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I cannot comprehend this country.

Electorate chooses the first black president.
As soon as the ballots are counted
the spinners spin their validation web,
the calculating holy rollers crucify the chained sinner,
the lynch mobs knot their assassination ropes,
the witch hunters strike their matches, light the stake,
the firing squads load their guns and
Ready! Aim! Fire!

Forgetfulness fuels dissatisfaction.
Dissatisfaction dives into impatience.
Impatience breeds discontent.
Discontent becomes contempt.
Contempt leads to thoughtlessness.
Thoughtlessness gives way to stupidity.
Stupidity results in a Republican vote and
Ready! Aim! Fire!

Woodstock, New York
November 4, 2010