Oh Say Can You See What’s Going On

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“A person's hand holding a sparkler in front of an American Flag” by Trent Yarnell on Unsplash

Oh say can you see, in the broad daylight, the land we once proudly hailed, as she fell.

And the bombastic lies burst over twitterland skies gave proof through the Russian election that our flag no longer mean a thing as it swing to the rhythm of the racist drumbeat.

Seal the borders, protect the white minority, all in the name of making America Great again, i.e., white again.

Oh say does that sickle still wave over the land of the soviets and those who took her money.

Where do you run when your flag has been co-opted, when your principles have been compromised, when you no longer live free and there are not enough brave men and women to take on the bullies trampling democracy underfoot?

What do you do when the Fascist take control of democratic institutions through the democratic process?

Where is the resistance? Where are the Texas lawyers brave enough to file motions to enjoin the executive branch of government from taking children away from their parents?

Oh say did you see the flippant Homeland Security Director defend separating families at the border?

Oh say what a good time to sing what Robert De Niro said, or what Jeremiah Wright prophesied years ago.

Oh say can you see, in the broad daylight, the land we once proudly hailed as she fell.

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