by OPOVV, ©2020

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(Nov. 14, 2020) — As the house lights dim, the curtain rises to the music of Tea Ceremony” (3:51). The stage is set as the courtyard of a Japanese farmhouse. It is dusk; the stage lights are dim; in the center of the stage (courtyard) is a fire. There is a small old portable TV in the middle of the stage, front, with its back facing the audience, its black and grey light flickering on the backdrop of rolling hills and, in the distance, snow-topped mountains.

“Father, are all Americans as crazy as they act, or is their craziness just an act?”

“Son, most of them are not to be trusted, especially anyone who works for the government. And, yes, they are crazy but not all of them, only the Dems. Why, most of them couldn’t define ‘freedom’ if it hit them over the head with a gong.”

“Let me ask you this, father, they have a great military, don’t they?”

“That they do, son, but they don’t know how to use it. They take a strange pride in always doing the wrong thing*, in wasting opportunities that a prudent person would hold dear.”

“Father, what was the Navy like in your day?”

“Son, your father had a long day; let him rest. Run along, now, and finish your homework. Goodnight.”

“Goodnight, Father and Mother.”

Exit son, stage left.

“He is a good boy. We have done well, haven’t we?”

“He watches too much American television; he wants to be a cowboy.”

“He is young and impressionable. Didn’t you dream of being a cowboy, too, at his age?”

“Yes, and I pretended our cow was a horse but I couldn’t ride on the cow’s back like a horse; it would have been like doing the splits they are so wide and flat, so I sat sidesaddle.”

“What was her name?”

“We called her ‘Kagome’ because she was always running away.”

“What is your take on this American election?”

“They had more than two centuries to get it right but each time they do it, they do it more wrong than the time before.”

“Why is that?”

“Because Americans have no honor, and without honor there can be no pride. They should admire their Constitution more than they admire their paper promissory notes.”

“That’s right, isn’t it? Their money used to be redeemable in silver but now it’s not redeemable at all, is it?”

“No, because it’s a country of contradictions. They say they uphold the law yet let illegal immigrants rape their women and they don’t do anything about it. Heck, they even look the other way when their children are hacked to death with machetes or pedophiles have their way.”

“But that’s disgusting. Why do they allow such behavior?”

“You want the truth? Look no farther than Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton or Lois Lerner and you’ll find your answer.”

“So Americans have a double standard, is that true?”

“They don’t call it the ‘Double Standard’: they call it the ‘Deep State,’ an entity controlled by, for the most part, lobbyists, if you want to know the truth, but Americans don’t even want to hear the truth, let alone know the truth.”

The U.S. Congress convenes at the U.S. Capitol building, which is at the center of the legislative district of Washington, DC

“That is so sad, all those young boys dying for freedom only to have it squandered by succeeding generations.”

“We hold freedom near and dear, that I can say.”

“Yes, we can; but can they?”

Curtain lowers to the music of  “Goodbye, My Love” (3:33) as the house lights brighten.

FINI

[*doing the wrong thing: That’s right, our Joint Chiefs of Staff are fighting yesteryear’s wars because their problem-solving techniques haven’t changed since they called Billy Mitchell a troublemaker and refused to let Audie Murphy in West Point because he received the Purple Heart. Their thinking has been outdated by a factor of multiple decades, and until we have a Secretary of Defense who can actually think and reason, it’ll mean our young solders will be more of the same since World War II (Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan): fodder of war, giving up limbs and lives, not to mention those returning with severe cases of PTSD that will, more likely than not, end in suicide.]

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