Sunday, July 26, 2020

Time For a Truce to Vicious Ad Hominem Attacks From Blues and Reds to End;ues aim

Throughout armed conflicts of the past, warring parties under a white flag have called for a truce
To clear the field of the dead and wounded if for only a few hours before the dogs of war are let loose
Some like the Christmas Truce of 1914 are the subject of news and movie lore
A testament that for some 24 hours the Christmas Spirit could overcome the urge for blood and gore
Or in the case of a Bridge Too Far the Germans were persuaded by the Dutch for a truce to bury the dead
Only a few hours of tranquility before the maiming and killing would again go ahead
Sometimes a truce was welcomed with high hopes and ideals
Only to like in Tet treachery by the other side be revealed
But almost always a truce not matter the risk was worth the chance
Recover the dead and drag off the wounded to let humanity principle advacne
We are now engaged in this nation in ad hominem rhetoric war
Each day the frequency, animosity and ferocity of the attacks soar
Trump and his supporters become Nazi Storm Trooper and Gestapo
Vicious ad hominem attacks that only the seeds of divisiveness and gridlock sew
Pelosi is mocked for her racist calls and ripping up SOTU speech and AOC for being a F---ing bitch
Any chance of having rational discussion and debate and solving issues thrown into a ditch
Our Blue and Red leaders must get it through their thick heads
That because there is a different point view a foe is not an untermensch that should be politically dead
Fight for your principles based on sound arguments that the principles are in nation’s best interest to adopt
But the racist, xenophobic, unpatriotic, anti-American, Walmart shoppers as just a few outbursts must stop
If Germans and Allies could stop killing each other during a truce in World War I
Not too much to ask that until polls close bitter ad hominem attacks both parties pledge to shun
© July 26, 2020 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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