Something of a rant against Trump and his followers. In particular this incredibly annoying expression “Make America Great Again” or MAGA. Annoying, because we all know that the easiest way for an incompetent to shine is to blame all that is wrong with our lives on someone else, as some do in Brexit. Also, all incoming CEO’s, as soon as they get their feet under the table, try to write down any assets they can find to make their future achievements look better. In Trump’s case, he took aim at anything that Obama had accomplished as worthless (or even unpatriotic) and has already told everyone that without his policies in place the US would have been in a catastrophic situation. The fact that the economy was improving before he took office is ignored.
Is this mania we see a long-term curse
Or is it just a passing phase?
There have been epidemics – many far worse –
That killed populations in bygone days
But this mass hysteria is an absurd aspiration
To make great again a once-mighty nation
But wasn’t this nation already great?
The doubters – uninfected – may murmur!
Unconvinced by statements of the new Head of State
For the economy was already much firmer
Returning slowly to financial health
From collapse caused by a lust for wealth
But years of the elite’s real estate speculation
Led to that downward, disastrous spiral
Sellers of securities displayed jubilation
As news of investors’ losses went viral
The Dodgy Dealmaker escaped unscathed
Does He smell of the roses in which His friends bathed?
He has managed to convince His devout disciples
That He is the man that will show them the way
To keep their rust-belt jobs and automatic rifles
And that He was not linked to those that held sway
When worthless assets across borders were traded
What celebrity – his star has not yet faded!
He tries to teach the media a lesson
Narrating His nasty nationalism
Avoiding discussion in open session
Projecting a pious paternalism
His inherited riches He minimises
Lest He be the person we’re told He despises
But a reptile that promises to drain the swamp
Must first extract his family and friends
To the mansions where political playboys romp
Lavishing their loot on the latest trends
Presented as proof of the American dream
Playing to an audience of views extreme
Despite the promises that could never be kept
Strange slogans still stirred His crowd
Inspired by Tweet as all sane men slept
These Magamaniacs of their Leader were proud
Deluded, they think they rule the world
As they kneel and prey before flag unfurled
The wall’s not yet built, the cronies remain
The caravans are still on their way
Trade wars are waged for middle class gain
Though they’ll be the ones expected to pay
So, the sufferers continue to swallow
The narcissistic discourse of the Man they follow
The disease has spread so far and wide
Even as wise men searched for a cure
The healthy in mind now have nowhere to hide
And should strive to make the truth less obscure
You who’ve seen symptoms of His megalomania
Must maintain the fight against this Magamania!