When the River of Bile Began to Flow

Four years ago today Barack Obama was nominated for the Presidency of the United States.

For one, brief shining moment, it looked as if America’s march into fascism and oligarchy were to be placed on hold.

Or so we thought. Then, something worse happened: Obama was elected President.

Ever dig a hole by the seashore or a riverbank?  Remember how hard it was to keep the water from oozing up and destroying your hard work?

The bile of hatred that has risen from the bottom cannot be stopped by good intentions, hope, intelligence, or truth. Bigotry has rebounded with a vengeance, fostered by a media that puts the propaganda of Joseph Goebbels to shame.

I say, let the fascists and corporations and “we’ll-be-rich-if-we-vote-for-the-rich” finish what they started. In 2016, those of us who survive the onslaught from the top – oh blessed trickle-down that worked so well from 2001 through 2007 – be heeded.

I doubt it. It will be hard to hear the whispers of “I told you so . . . ” over the cacophony of ignorance, the groans of a dying nation.

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