Archive for the ‘Adventures In American Exceptionalism’ Category

Charles Keating i John McCain

This is the team that won history,

apparently,

a disparate gang, united by one commonality:

Greed is good.

Defaming the name of God

and morality,

lunch bag legends, proclaiming:

“the weak, meek and ignorant are always good targets.”

Cold hard cash and phoney credit lies,

dog eat dog, rabid bulls charging,

insatiable hunger,

exploiting the vulnerable, manipulating,

eviscerating,

your grandmother and mine.

… Thieves prosper

in the evil empire.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

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Joseph McCarthy

Sexualized Ukrainian orphan girls…

American dreams do come true.

 

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Gangsters

In vino veritas,

in wealth decadence.

New York City,

1920,

goodbye peaceful drink.

 

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Subway

Lev Davidovich rides the New York City Subway one day, lost in time and space, contemplating life and place. He is sitting between two young women. They talk incessantly, about themselves. They introduce each other, both Patricia, one Hearst, one Reagan. On and on. … Lev Davidovich would like some peace.

Captains of Capitalism,

their daughters’

attributes displayed,

corrupt system,

celebrity, money, power,

fascination, manipulation.

They screw our hearts and minds.

… Soul sold

to nearest hole.

Demented people crammed in Subway car.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

Kukolka

“Baby doll,” he said to me,

creepily,

“everything’s fucked up and then you die.”

He swallowed, then sighed:

“And don’t go thinking you can rely on me.”

 

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1919 NYT Red Scare, Anarchist Bombings

Headline catches your eye,

you pursue,

you take time to read and think,

invest,

it’s interesting,

you want to learn,

you want to know.

Alas, you are wasting your time,

it’s innuendo,

insinuations

sandwiched between a few bare-bone possible facts.

You get to the end of the article and you’re more confused than ever.

Journalism 2019,

1919,

1819,

yesterday and today,

someone always pays.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

HUAC

Ronald Reagan,

a great man,

a great American.

Ronald Reagan,

poetry in motion.

Alas, dear reader,

history and satire,

maybe don’t repeat,

but surely do rhyme…

like futility and perfidy,

pain and drain,

dreams blown away.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitai

Ardently, as an indulged, petulant toddler,

they express and embody

exceptionalism

(American, German, Arabian…),

all *so special*.

Precocious and atrocious:

Look out world!

 

©SvetkaSamizdat