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Passport to shame & chaos. Photo by Global Residence Index on Unsplash

Fitting Metaphors for the U$

Vytas Stoskus
3 min readDec 4, 2023

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The performance of the national Christmas trees across from the White House, 1st one tree being removed due to a fungal disease, & then its replacement being toppled by the wind, are the perfect metaphors for the undertow of hatred & the blatant violence blowing away any remains of respect & decency in a nation to which naïve refugees continue to flee from their various hellhole countries. They think of it as some sort of safe refuge despite its horrendous history. When compared to the situations they are fleeing, however, I fear that for many it is.

The country’s roots of genocidal extermination & enslavement have finally shown themselves for the influential factors they have been just below the surface. Now tapped once again, they have allowed the nation to boil into blatant no-holds-barred hate-campaigning by the crass psychopaths competing for leadership positions in the highest & most powerful offices, offering nothing but promises of revenge & getting their way. History & politics are dangerous terrain being more cyclical than linear.

The U$ would have been better off electing a chimp instead of Trump in 2016. S/he might not have been a great leader, but s/he would not have launched the current chaos by prescribing hatred, violence, & drinking bleach. So many others would not have spiraled into the complete idiocracy & laughing stock the U$ has become once again on the world stage. Idiocy & psychopathy have now become almost synonymous with & a requirement for leaders not just in the U$, but thanks to their example, in many of the largest countries, some even so-called democracies, around the globe.

I shudder to think I once lived there & was a citizen of that ceaselessly warmongering culture. If my U$ passport had still been valid when psycho Trump was elected, I would have burned it.

I now watch in horror at how the U$ supports, arms, & encourages the genocidal brutality of the Zionist Israeli invaders & occupiers of Palestine in what had been a relatively peaceful area for some time before the Zionists arrived. It’s very reminiscent of the invasion of the Americas by the Europeans a few centuries ago who unconscionably massacred, enslaved, & removed Native Americans at will.

© Vytas Stoskus, 2023 www.stoskus.net/en/

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Vytas Stoskus

Social psychologist, psychotherapist (Worldwide thru Skype), conflict mediator; organizational, creativity, & unschooling consultant; Heretic, outside agitator.