- WHAT A RARE THING A “GREAT” CONSERVATIVE WOULD BE -

 

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A conservative might be “great”:

 

But most are just bullies

Just plain mean

Penny wise for others

And bullion snatchers

Psychopaths

Or sociopaths

Malignant narcissists

Allergic to empathy

Self-entitled

Self-pitying

Self-important

Full of self.

More or less closeted

Racist, sexist, ageist, homophobe

Libertarians for themselves,

Totalitarians for others.

Small-town, small-minded

Provincial chauvinists

Zero-sum dead-enders

Starvers of other people’s children

Bible-thumping (Christians)

Torah-thumping (Jews)

Qran-thumping (Muslims)

Gita-thumping (Hindus)

Ego-thumping (Atheists)

With the brain of a reptile, not a mammal;

All limbic system, no frontal lobe;

All threat, no ethics;

All hat and no cattle;

All take and no give back.

Saber-rattling chicken-hawks draft-deferred

Recruiting others to:

Invade first, occupy forever, reflect never.

Oath violators with a hand on the heart

Two-faced hypocrites.

Admirers of Hitler, Mussolini, Franco

Promoters of Putin, Assad, Trump

National-Capitalists,

National-Communists,

National-Socialists

National-Fundamentalists

Sum total, National-Corporatists

Wreckers of democracy,

Of the Constitution and

Human rights

Deaf to the popular will

Deathly afraid of it

Long live greed

Fuck human rights except for their own

Delinquent judges

Organized-crime legislators

Pro-gun advocates under all circumstances

Who forbid guns in their own gatherings

Embezzlers posing as free speech advocates

On the take to the highest bidder

Dunces

Or criminals

Indifferent to the errors of history,

Eager to repeat them

Daring where angels would fear to tread

Scared of what an infant would smile at.

Family-values sex offenders

Serial orphan/widow makers

Counter-factual

Counter-rational

Anti-science

Deadly earnest fantasists

Millenarian fruitcakes

End-times planet wreckers

Anti-nature

Anti-nurture

Never wrong, typical sociopaths

Eager to blame someone else

A crook plays President

A senile actor plays President

A village idiot plays President

Trump

That crook played the role twice

That senile actor played his role twice

The village idiot played twice

Half-time impeached or war-time twice?

Assholes serially elect them and seek newcomers even worse.

Against our government of any size,

For their big government

Unwilling to learn,

Unwilling to do better

Office seekers

Incompetent at governance

More than willing to do it wrong,

Careful crafters of bad government.

Foremost beneficiaries of government

Who despise it for all to see

“Good governance is the Democratic Republic of the Congo―no taxes, no roads, no rule of law except ours.”

Who couldn’t find the DRC on a labeled map.

Third world Banana Republicans

Their children, conscientious and clear-sighted,

Flee their home state for less infernal places

War-loving and grudging of peace

Traitorous “patriots.”

Elitists of no personal merit

Self-promoted beyond their competence.

Certified mediocrities

Their tyranny statistically mediocre

Who crow their own “exceptionalism”

And that of the country they’ve crippled

Anesthetized against lethal menaces

(Climate change)

Hypervigilant of those nonexistent ones

(Humanism)

Cultural, scientific and international illiterates

Raising ignorance to the level of genius.

Philosophical black holes

Skeptical of the truth and lapping up lies.

Like the bad boys stupid women love

Leaving those who vote for them broke and jobless

Intolerant of the good, ambitious to do harm,

Open to evils useful or otherwise.

Pro-death penalty, pro-life:

Mass-producing poor victims to be sacrificed.

Promoters of waste & fraud

Entitled to profiteer from mass misery.

Corporate militarists now

Nazis when it’s more convenient

etc.

But awfully few "great" ones

There might be a sterling exception or two among countless conservatives

But never in majority and never in control.

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