If…

No, not the well-known poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling (much as I love it), but a sort of “If Remix” more in tune to the chaos, panic and disorder of today’s troubled times. It may not be quite as lyrical, but it certainly makes the point with just as much force and eloquence.

statue-of-libery-silhouetted-by-the-sun-via-pablo

If you voted for the President because you believe in fiscal conservatism, you should be furious that your tax dollars are going to build a wall that will have zero impact on the effects of immigration.

If you hate the left because of “Political Correctness,” you need to be asking yourself if you’re okay with the President censoring communications from MULTIPLE government organizations like the National Park Service, the EPA and more.

If you voted because you hated Secretary Clinton’s email server, I expect you to be calling your representatives to ask why Steve Bannon and others continue to use their unsecured personal emails and why your president is still using an unsecured Android device.

If you believe that fertilized eggs are people but refugee children are not, you need to stop acting like your concerns are religious.

If you voted because you believed they would better protect you against terrorists, you need to ask yourself why it’s okay that your president just took away $130 million in anti-terror funds from New York with his punishment of Sanctuary Cities.

If you are angry that your insurance is too expensive, you should ask why your senators are repealing ACA without a replacement, an action that will leave 20 million people without insurance at all.

If you believe the Clinton Initiative provided unequal treatment to countries that supported their foundation, you should be livid that your president has moved to block visas from Muslim countries like Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, but not places where he has business ties like Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

[I have no idea who the original author of these words is, but I shall salute the anonymous one all the same. My appreciation for anyone that can point me in the correct direction to give due credit.]

 

Haggis

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o’ a grace
As lang’s my arm.

Address to a Haggis, verse 1, by Robert Burns.

Haggis is intimately associated with Scotland and Burns Night, which is held today, 25th March. Not by coincidence, this is Robert Burns’ birthday. So, in honour of my Scottish heritage and that fact that I love haggis, here’s a poll for you.

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Chaos Panic and Disorder

Chaos

Chaos, panic and disorder. My work here is done.

– Anon.

Well, the US is now in the hands of a leader not elected by the majority, with low approval ratings and an uncertain future. Oh hang on, that’s just like the UK… ><

“What is past is prologue.”

– William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 2, Scene I.

Robert Aitken’s sculpture “The Future,” at the National Archives building.

The words “What is past is prologue” are inscribed on Robert Aitken’s sculpture “The Future.” It sits at the northeast corner of the National Archives building.