Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Political Chat




Post-truth,
the president-elect is taking
a crash course in adulting.
His aides question
whether he can make the leap.
His "landslide election"
means he is revered "bigly"
in some parallel universe
of his own delusion,
which is all he needs -
that, and a mirror.

Alt-rights are bleaching all their whites,
preparatory to reclaiming the 50's.

A chatbox will soon be installed
in the Oval Office
for taking daily briefings.
Perhaps Artificial Intelligence
could do the work of governing
while the prez is busy tweeting?

Hygge, if ever actually
experienced
in the political arena,
will never be felt again
in the halls of power.
Everybody rational is in
a serious state of woke,
having traded in
the Audacity of Hope for
a new syndrome called
Election-Stress Disorder.



for Mama Zen's prompt at Real Toads, to use some of the following words:

post-truth: objective facts are less influential than emotional appeals

adulting: behaving in a way characteristic of an adult

bigly: a word made-up by someone not operating with a full deck

alt-rights: an ideological grouping associated with extreme conservatism
(as we watch the emerging from the shadows of the neo-nazis and skinheads

chatbox: a computer program to simulate human conversation, especially over the internet

hygge: a feeling of cozy well-being

woke: an African word indicating a state of being alert to injustice in society, especially racism

Good luck in 2017, friends. We're going to need it.


13 comments:

  1. This bit:

    Alt-rights are bleaching all their whites,
    preparatory to reclaiming the 50's.

    is just so on point. That's pretty perfect phrasing.

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  2. A chatbox will soon be installed
    in the Oval Office
    for taking daily briefings.

    I can feel the anger and dread here. Powerful write, Sherry

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  3. Alt-rights are bleaching all their whites,
    preparatory to reclaiming the 50's.

    This made me snigger.. though I suppose laughter is the response of the truly horrified.

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  4. I think he failed his adulting course bigly. However, his failure was yuuuuuge because he is the kind of manly man who grabs life by the pu$$y.

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  5. Cara took the words out of my head. In fact, I'm pretty sure the prez (I shall call him that from now on, since he doesn't deserve the real title), anyway, I think that man is probably telling himself that the course in adulting doesn't even exist.

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  6. Ohhh, so sharp, Sherry. Yes! However, I do not think he is even trying adulting. Why should he? Ugh.

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  7. Maybe, just maybe the shear randomness of rule will make something good come out... landslide victory... bah! humbug.

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  8. This is absolutely perfect Sherry - a masterpiece of truth. I so worry for the world...
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  9. having traded in
    the Audacity of Hope for
    a new syndrome called
    Election-Stress Disorder

    One can't be sure what to expect

    Hank

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  10. well, at least he gave us 'bigly'. lol

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  11. Oh Sherry, this is great! We all thought Regan and Bush were ridiculous but this guy takes the biscuit - you've summed it all up so well. I chuckled when I read:

    'the president-elect is taking
    a crash course in adulting'

    'His "landslide election"
    means he is revered "bigly"
    in some parallel universe
    of his own delusion'

    'Alt-rights are bleaching all their whites'

    'A chatbox will soon be installed
    in the Oval Office
    for taking daily briefings.
    Perhaps Artificial Intelligence
    could do the work of governing
    while the prez is busy tweeting?'

    It seems the whole world has 'Election-Stress Disorder'!

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  12. Here is where I giggled

    "Perhaps Artificial Intelligence
    could do the work of governing
    while the prez is busy tweeting?"

    Best Wishes in 2017 🍸

    much love...

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  13. This is totally perfect. I love every word.

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