down on us

Nation of Poor Examples

Daughter of incestuous Union, impress your dominion over us—for we are a nation of poor examples—we breathe freedom reckless. Breathe your plague down on us. Insist: this is a declamation of god-given right. Stop. Ask. What is most dear—a naked face or children in tubes? Now cry for Comfort—your Marlboro Man destiny manifest. “Wait and see” and “the power of prayer” dropped you to your knees. Will comfort arrive—despite, and to spite you?

(USNS Comfort, image in public domain)

“Do you think that, if you were granted omnipotence and omniscience and millions of years in which to perfect our world, you could produce nothing better than the Ku Klux Klan or the Fascists?”

— Bertrand Russell / “Why I Am Not a Christian”

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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