Thar She Blows!

Letter to the Editor. 2 February 24. Gene Scott to the Johnson City Press.

Dear Editor,

The Saturday paper listed The Wager as the current #1 non-fiction bestseller, and I’m enjoying the true story, a frightening account of life at sea in the 1700s.  Ironically, it mirrors current U.S. politics.

Each sailor crewing an English man-of-war had a purpose; if that purpose went unfulfilled, people died. To become a captain of a British warship, one had to serve in each of its capacities, from deck swabber to latrine pumper before climbing the quarterdeck.

Knowing how it all worked together, and obtaining empathy for all positions, British captains and crews transformed the British islands from a cold rock into an Empire where the sun never set.

But our current political situation is nothing short of a bald mutiny by a small minority that rails against our constitution, ignoring what they swore to uphold:

“In order to form a more perfect Union … and promote the general welfare.”

Reuters.com
Reuters.com

 The British simply tied a cannon ball to a mutineer’s ankle and dropped him off the side.  Better sailing ahead was the motto.

But now we coddle insurrectionists, and our own “representatives” deny election results that have cost millions upon millions to triple verify. All the while turning down federal dollars for school lunches (Marsha Blackburn).

Thar She Blows!
Thar She Blows!

We can save money on cannon balls and cotton rope by substituting brick from the wantonly destroyed public school system – while tax dollars are stolen for parochial schools – and the hemp these jokers must be smoking if they believe their greed and grab for power will get them re-elected for any length of time.

As a whole, the American public is not that stupid.

If it is, then we deserve the treasonous reef already threatening to smash the hull of our beloved nation.

How good is your backstroke?

– Michael “Gene” Scott

Where Are We Now?

By NYT Staff photographer Erin Schaff
By NYT Staff photographer Erin Schaff

Where are truth and love?

Where are we now?
Where has America gone?
Where are we now?
Is this the swan song?

Where have the morals gone?
Taught from above?
Where are the morals now?
Where are truth and love?

Where are the Christians now?
Since lies are King?
Where are the Christians now?
Does money mean everything?

Where are the brains now?
That death and ignorance reign?
Where are the brains now?
They took the chump train.

They took the chump train.
They took the chump train.
They took the chump train.