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A Poet's Proposal for DT's Inauguration

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

Word is that president-elect Donald Trump still has performance openings for next week's inaugural. In the selfless and noble spirit of public service, our poet kindly offers his own services, and anxiously awaits a response from Rump tower.

9/11... My lil’ 1.5 cents: What’s Trump Got To Do With It?

by BAR poet ion residence Raymond Nat Turner

Hope. Change. Yes we can. I'm with her. Or maybe not. Make America Stronger Together Again....

Tuesday Takeout

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

Terror Tuesday is what the White House calls the basement meetings at which the First Black President profiles and targets individuals and groups of people for summary assassination anywhere from Somalia to Standing Rock. Before Donald Trump even assumes the Oval Office, it's already the new normal.

Feet Won't Fail You Now: Vote With Them!

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

Whatchu do on election day might be important, our poet affirms, but it's by no means everything. Changing the world calls for a lot more stuff before, during, after and often enough in spite of elections, candidates and campaigns.

Anthem of Banksters & War Profiteers

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

Why does San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick choose to sit when the Star Spangled Banner is played before football games? Evidently he is one of many who know the real intention and import behind those bombs bursting in air...

fear--fear--fear--fear

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

For a long time now, the politics of fear is all that Dems and Repubs have to offer us. But as Jill Stein observes, voting for what you fear a little less has a track record. It delivers still more of what we fear, not less.

Operation Kool-Aid: 2yr Long PSYOP AKA $campaigns & $elections…

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

In the long presidential campaign, a racist clown can run a war criminal can win. With eighty-some days till election day our poet in residence surveys the electoral landscape.

Thanks, Mama Harriet

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

The finest young people of every era are always those most impatient with injustice. It is they who are the heirs of Harriet Tubman and the maroon leader Zumbi dos Palmares. On our behalf, the poet acknowledges them.

My Wise Country Cousin on Commander’s Legacy

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

With the Obama era drawing to a close, it's time reflect upon what difference it all made. The poet's wise country cousin weighs in on the legacy of the First Black resident of the White House.

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