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?
“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”