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“This is your country. This is your democracy. Make
it. Protect it. Pass it on.”--Thurgood Marshall.
Welcome to the “Save Democracy Now” helpline.
Where all alternate facts are vanquished.
Where all dictators have no clothes.
This call may be recorded for truth purposes.
Pay close attention to the political menu.
Thank you for calling “Save Democracy Now”.
For certified data, press 1.
For proven facts, press 2.
For all alternate facts are banned.
For whistleblowing, press 3.
For justice for all, press 4.
At the place where dictators are stripped naked.
Where free speech is encouraged,
but ignorance does not trump knowledge;
where college tuitions are free.
Where every citizen has health insurance,
where immigrants are greeted with open arms,
where teachers make more money than plumbers.
Where the middle class thrives,
where the poor are never homeless or hungry,
where there are no apes in the corner office.
Does this sound like a New Democracy,
a racist-free Republic,
a land with actual unalienable freedom?
Well, Christ--it’s about time, isn’t it?
I believe that we need to save our Democracy,
before we take on saving the planet, and
after the dystopians are run to ground.
I live near the great
Cascades, where waterfalls sing their
ancient tribal names.
Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub