Making a mark

Atlas sculpture, New York City, by sculptor Le...

Atlas sculpture, New York City, by sculptor Lee Lawrie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am earning my stripes and making a mark; I was just called a liberal socialist by a blogger on the right. I will wear those names proudly and refer others on the right to my poem:

I am not a Marxist

I am not a Marxist.
Barack is not one too.
Call us socialists if you will
Labels do not matter
To those who care
Or to those who care to think.
To a good Christian or Muslim
Charity is a necessity.
Fairness, not charity, is what we seek
Putting the needy before the greedy
Is our program and our creed
Doing right for the many
Not right for the Right few
It is time to put our differences
To the side and be done
The Founding Fathers gave us more than they received
Let us emulate their vision and their wisdom
We can/must advance the cause of freedom and equality
Both here and abroad
Let us lead by example
Not by force and bluster
We can make the US number one again
In the hearts of all mankind.

George Lakoff contends that statements have more power if worded positively rather using a negative to refute a charge. However, I like my poem as written.

I will soon begin a chore that I have been postponing for some time, reading The Portable Karl Marx and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. The two books total 1741 pages and weigh between 4 and 5 pounds, a chore to carry. However, I must. I doubt that many or any who berate Barack and the Democrats have read either book. I find that I learn more if I read two or more books on a subject at a time. I am reading Saul Alinsky at this time with comments to follow soon. Fortunately his two books are slim.

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