SORT OF RESPONDING TO: https://carolburt-15733.medium.com/trumps-supporters-really-are-not-good-people-with-good-intentions-d2f3607d68f5

A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Poor Trumpian People from Being a Burthen to their Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick

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Jonathan Swift . . . why not have an Anglo satirist write in my article for me? I’m not Anglo and don’t understand this racist stuff. (I’m Alemano — a completely different thing.)

Swift, mildly modified:

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy Trumpian, well nursed, is, at least in his youth, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.

But who, aside from those starving to death, would willingly eat this mysterious, though tasty and tender meat? Or have I just answered my own question? It’s actually beginning to sound like a tasty — I mean ‘good’ — idea. Do they eat fricassee or ragout in Bangladesh? No matter, there’s market in Africa. The flow of money, paltry though it might be, would help fund the SMED movement, originators of this strange trade. (SMED is an inside joke for U.S. Democrats — it’s ‘Dems’ spelled backwards. Ha ha ha.)

Note: it seems weird that, given the antiquity of Jonathan Swift, this article is time sensitive. But that’s just how the energies are flowing right now. If we’re lucky, some newer good things might be flowing in a few months.

Special thanks to the writer who inspired me, Carol Burt, whose article is named in the ‘kicker’ at the top of this story.

Fred

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Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com

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Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com

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