For the past three years I have made every effort to express my social opinions in other arenas, as I know not all my followers see things as I do. However, after the events at my nation’s capital January 6, 2021, I am compelled to offer my poetic take. Those who do not like political opinions – you have been duly warned!
Once again, history swirls in the winds of today, as a mob of white supremacists feeding on the ego of their Svengali, churned by his propaganda invade the United States Congress: violate her decorum defile decency disgrace their country. Once again, I watch as untethered terrorists clothed in ragged flags of the confederacy, wrapped in the name of a mobster feigning to be president, ostensibly in the name of personal freedom, breach the bounds of propriety: trample our constitution vow loyalty to one man - their absolute ruler - "Fight for Trump! We love Trump!" Once again, I am appalled and sickened as this demagogue wheedles, flatters and beguiles his followers; "We will never give up. We will never concede." "You're stronger, you're smarter...you're the real people." "Today is not the end. It's just the beginning." "...we're going to walk down to the capital... and I'll be there with you... to cheer on our brave senators...to take back our country." Once again, witnessing social madness unfurl on a flat screen, I affirm to myself - this is not my America - not the United States of America I grew up pledging allegiance to. As chaos at the Capital is contained and order restored, as leaders press to finish the business of our nation tonight, I pray we can contain the madman at the helm for yet another thirteen days I pray we will restore order and decency to our nation. ©Lindy Low Le Coq, January 6, 2021