Thursday, December 10, 2015

: re: The Trump Effect, and How It Spreads

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From: barry levine 
Date: Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 9:14 AM
Subject: re: The Trump Effect, and How It Spreads
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To the Editor:

When father Coughlin railed against the Jews
he wasn't running to be president
and didn't sport orangutans' hairdos
and couldn't yet know Hitler's full intent

but fascism is back in vogue this year
among what we don't call "a certain class"
embracing policies of greed and fear
or whatever spews out of Donald's ass

the Trumpen proletariat fear jobs
too often go to those born overseas
and offer threats and violence by mobs
in what seems less and less Land of the Free

the nativists' appeal's always the same
to fall for it once more is our deep shame

Barry Haskell Levine

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