FAQ’s Answered #9: What Inspired “Prodigal Sun” & “High Steaks”?


Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer the question:  “What inspired “Prodigal Sun” and “High Steaks”?

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What Would Happen If Fascists Took Over The World?


What would happen if fascists took over the world? Not just one or two states, but all of them? How would people react to having their lives upturned? Without any alternative authorities to turn to, without any rescuers or saviors to call upon, how would they handle seeing ‘undesirables’ and ‘enemies of the state’ – their neighbors, family, friends or colleagues being dragged away to concentration camps by uniformed thugs with the full backing of the law?

How would they tell fact from fiction while those who have siezed power and their news services twist the truth to cast themselves as righteous heroes and to portray their victims as unpatriotic, dangerous, threatening, impure, monsters deserving of extermination? More

State Capture – an inspired poem about current events!


What can I say? The world has been turned upside down – and inspiration struck!

State Capture

Goodbye Obama, farewell to sanity
Sieg heil, Hair Twitler – hello depravity!

Thank you, Electoral College, so long popular vote,
It’s been nice while it lasted, not as long as we’d hoped!
You might as well take a bow
‘Cos “Trump is our president now!”

Huddled masses rejected, immigrants spurned;
Pogroms revisited, mosques and synagogues burned.
Goodbye democracy, farewell apple pie!
Lady Liberty might just as well lay down and die!

O’Bannon dictates Nazi doctrine into policy
Taking a blow torch to the Liberty Tree,
While Orange Hitler kills the American Dream
The GOP tells the people to ‘take one for the team’.

How low can we go – how much worse can it get?
On the pretext to “make America Great”, instead her sun has set!
Where did that just, fair, libertarian secular spirit go
That once made brave America so?

Instead of an elected leader in the White House, a POTUS,
See what a flawed, usurped democracy has got us –
There sits a dictator and his cronies atop a Tower,
Plotting theocracy, planning walls – and his next golden shower.

How long will this nightmare carry on?
How long before all hope is gone?
How long will Hair Twitler reign –
And will he get out what he Putin?

So now the world waits – and worries, to see
What he will get up to next, the new fuhrer
– A malicious inept clown who has the nuclear codes
Yet can’t even acquit himself on Twitter.

Executive Orders to the left, threats and intimidation to the right,
The puppet prince slashes at civil rights with all his might!
Hello oppression and inequality, hello World War Three!
Goodbye America, goodbye… Land of the Free.

 

Christina Engela, 2017/02/03

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