XX Why? Why?

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Submitted: August 30, 2018

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XX Why Why?

 

Republicans are blaming Democrats.
Democrats are blaming the Teaparty.
The Teaparty blames just about everyone.

They’ve all got their own facts and stacks of statistics and charts,
poll numbers, integers collated and colour coded so you can see
without a doubt
that they are right.

Well I’ve looked at all of their numbers,
bounced them around like bumper cars
and I have come to one inescapable conclusion.
I know who is responsible
and where to point the finger.
I know who exactly is to blame…

Women.

Oh sure, you laugh …nervously... And you’re thinking
“Michael, you can’t really mean that”
But I do…. And if you’ll bear with me I will tell you exactly why.

Women make up 52% of the electorate.
They vote more than men.
They are issue oriented.
They are better informed and better educated.

Women, what the hell are you waiting for?

We’ve had 200 plus years of men cocking things up.
The grand experiment of American democracy has revealed us
To be petty and partisan, short sighted, confrontational
And, if you’ll excuse my language, complete fucking idiots.

I get flustered and shut down when I can’t find the tv remote.
Why are you letting this continue?

You have to save us from our better natures.
Because our better natures are still shit

It’s up to you. There’s no one else.
Unless we develop a hyper intelligent strain of monkeys.
But I’ve seen those movies and I know exactly how they end.

The problem is you’ve been told for so long
that you’re not good enough.
It’s not your place.
That you can’t face or handle the stress
But boy, you do look pretty in that dress .

That there is a part of you that now believes it.
And we can no longer afford for you to believe it.

The planet is dying, the economy is collapsing,
We’re moving from one lapse in judgment to the next.

We need you.

Now.

Not later.

Women, you have to stand up.
You have to find your voice
Because if the choice is keep on as we’re going or silence…

Then the monkeys win.


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