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  • [With apologies to rap artists everywhere.]

    Come election time you’ll need some wine
    to swallow the sorrow you’ll feel on the morrow
    so bring the gang over to get a hangover
    and to choose where to stand when the shit hits the fan

    After taking the pitch, pick the creep or the witch
    They say we must choose and that choice is a snooze
    ‘cause she’s almost adorable and he’s simply deplorable
    and if he gets in the Russkies will win

    Like, the media lingers on the size of his fingers
    and so cheerfully rambles ‘round her various scandals
    and if that nice David Brooks calls The Donald a schnook
    is he not willingly chilling and shilling for Hillary?

    The press treats her acidly but ignores her mendacity
    and just like he’s saying, the pundits are braying
    with perfidious chatter for his head on a platter
    using words that were jiggered by invisible riggers

    Whoever you choose you’re just gonna lose
    so let’s take a gander at pols who don’t pander
    with idiot tweets that ain’t got no meat
    to get some advices on the roots of our crises

    Now the Greens and Libs don’t traffic in fibs
    but the press tunes them out, assuming a rout
    without full disclosure they black out exposure
    of third-party voices that offer us choices

    We got Libertarians, the disestablishmentarians
    who say wars are disasters and the Fed is our master
    ignore Gary’s Aleppo—he’s not really a schleppo
    he stands for the principle that profit’s invincible

    The Green Party platform is more than reformist
    and Jill isn’t green—she knows what we’ve seen
    it’s one-party rule that takes us for fools
    and corruption galore we can’t take anymore

    So here’s to Ralph Nader and whatever crusader
    will take on the system and help us resist ‘em
    we’ll end the asaillance of domestic surveillance
    and stop them from spending for wars without endings.

    So do unto them or they’ll do unto you
    there’s so much to do but do it will who?
    just look in the mirror to see your new savior
    and don’t kick the bucket before you say PHUCKIT

    @audio: voiceover of Sage of Wisdom from Exile, CCC by Seclorance

    @image: Nuclear weapon test Romeo (yield 11 Mt) on Bikini Atoll, 1954. From United States Department of Energy, public domain, via Wikipedia
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