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Wednesday, August 09, 2017


by George Salamon

“But the resistance doesn’t do vacation.” 
in “The Resistance Now: Trump's on vacay, so now's the time to act” 
The Guardian, August 4, 2017

"Not my president," they shouted.
Resist! their signs urged.
Petitions flooded the corridors of Congress.
Pundits wetted their . . . lips.
Our country will never submit
To that authoritarian blowhard and bigot.
He twittered as he tumbled in office, and
We salivated at the prospect of his fall.
Seven months later, he's still in the saddle
While the resistance saunters on its high horse.
Woe, above all else we're consumers.
We commodified our resistance
As we do everything else.
For everything that happens in the land
There's a space on a shelf in the market.
Call it American exceptionalism.

George Salamon lives and writes in St. Louis, MO.