Emotional Politics
by Alan Sondheim

This is fucking disgusting! Stop writing me!

Goddamn Internet! I'm fucking attacked on one hand by Nigerian spanners offering me a big piece of 26 million dollars, and attacked on the other hand by corporate assholes who stick banners like knives across the eyeballs; the hackers are our only hope; someone's got to bring the whole fucking system down!

We better stop sending cute Bush jokes around! It's like finding funny stuff in Mein Kampf! How the hell do you resist! We're all in the shtetl! We didn't know it! When I walk down that hall, Bush will pull the lever! Just watch! Fuck DNA! I did it! I did it! Whatever it is!

Bush and his creepy team can go screw themselves! They've already screwed the rest of the country! Proto fascists, they promised compromise and as soon as they seized power, they showed their true colors as racists and violent fundamentalists! Women's rights will be all but dead in a year or two! We'll all be in jail for un-Amerikkkan activities! The jails, already the largest on earth, will be bursting with blacks, jews, atheists, anyone who doesn't lick the ass of Christ! Fuck Bush! There's a war on; the more Republicans, the more thugs! We're all dead unless we fight back! Who wouldn't love to see Washington DC burn!

Goddamned Israelis held hostage by the religious right, Arab kids taking potshots at them! So now we'll have fascist Sharon to contend with; if he's a jew, I'm not! I can't even recognize myself in his murderous fat face! It's the people that look like tailors I fear the most! Meanwhile I'd be scared to live in Jerusalem or just about anywhere in the mid-east and I wouldn't know who the hell to fear!

What the hell is going on with the southern region of Russia, rogue gangs and missing plutonium! We'll all go to hell if India and Pakistan don't take us there first! Why can't they get along! Are we really going to bomb the hell out of each other! Bush wants to ride the first bomb down! But radiation's the new abortion! Look at Japan! Singapore! China! Go there! Don't go there! You can't fight burning bodies on the Square!

Marx is dead, the left's unarmed and kissing Republican ass! In this country we love Mexico now! All those kids in the aging creaking sweatshop system! With Bush we can rape them! Canada's another story! Fuck Canada! Bush can't even find it! The Quebecois hold everyone hostage! You can't even build a new plant without worrying about the dollar! Look at Europe, racist and smug! Everyone wants a nationalist piece of the pie! Let them eat cake!

While I'm writing this, Bush is signing secret orders for concentration camps! Help the Montana economy! North Dakota! Not too many people! A little town called Auschwitz!

Look at the agony in Afrika! Why can't the US and Europe give reparations! We just about slaughtered the continent in the 19th-century!

Why aren't people armed here! Why is it always right-wing assholes who carry guns! Why don't the Democrats in Congress throw bombs! What are they scared of! They've already lost their jobs, they just don't know it! I want to sell drugs and oil! I want to sell guns and bombs! There's got to be a way to make money in this criminal administration! Fucking thieves! Murderers! Screw them!

The US is the so-called most bloated country on earth yet you can't get health care here; half the seniors are going without food so they can afford medication shit out by obscene pharmaceuticals! People eat dogfood here to survive! Fuck them all! The fucking rich are getting richer; they should be on death row! The poor are barely making it! God forbid if you're black or poor and ill or just about anyone other than a rich white male!

Fuck Bush! He thinks: Who needs electricity! His ass is glistening with oil! His ass runneth over! So what if California collapses! They didn't vote for him! They're probably fucking jews! arabs! blacks! He'll rob them blind!

Fuck Florida! Fuck the fascists just itching to take over the US! They'll show the rest of the world! They've got the fucking weapons and they're not afraid to use them! They'll go to heaven licking Christ's ass in eternal rapture and leave the rest of us to die here! You can already smell the corpses!

Pub. May 2001