On political confusion

Two years ago today I wrote this about the surprising and somewhat unsettling outcome of the American president election. Still valid to some degree, don’t you think?:

A simple unfiltered reaction
of fear and of dissatisfaction
Has led your election
In a surprising direction
Especially in the conservative fraction

The administration of your state
That you say once made you great
Had become outdated
And that generated
Frustration, scorn and hate

Not longer so pragmatic
And far too bureaucratic
Unable with its pleads
To address the common needs
And perceived as aristocratic

In came a real estater
An infamous bigot and a hater
Convincingly loud
He promised the crowd
To make your country greater

When you’ve had it up to here
And you’re all filled up with fear
An opportunist might
Speak directly to your fright
Though I dare say it’s a lousy idea

While his opponent was known
And professional to the bone
His harshness and hostility
Generated mobility
And left her overthrown

You elected the bullying brute
To change your political route
And although it’s a shame
We might have done the same
If our top was that far from our root

If bureaucracy leads to stagnation
And democracy is the salvation
Then how come you’d elect
A man lacking respect
For every international relation?

With medieval values on gender
A regular migrant offender
Environment goals:
”To get U.S. Back on coals”
A typical ”self made” big spender

We’re already seeing the impact
And people are starting to react
Our sole consolation:
An angry, regretful nation
Is not just an alternative fact

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