We Should ‘Make America Governable Again’

by on October 5, 2023 · 12 comments

in From the Soul

By Ernie McCray

What if the slogan,
“Make America Great Again,”
was replaced
with a more hopeful
and promising acronym
such as
“Make America Governable Again”
like the time
when the powers that be
set, although rather unenthusiastically,
its slaves free
or when they laid down highways
allowing motorists
to travel the country
more easily and economically
or gave birth to voting rights
for all of our citizenry.

But, no, these MAGA folks
want to return to the way it was
back in “The Good Old Days,”
a time they view as great
since they, mostly White,
lived a few rungs above the likes of”
ethnic and racial minorities
and queer people
and they remember
when women knew “their place,”
barefoot and pregnant
with a smile on their face,
trapped in their backward ways
of thinking,
not giving a damn
that we, as a society, are in a jam,
in desperate need of governing
that’s forward in its thinking,
thinking that stretches far beyond
spouting empty platitudes
about patriotism
with its accompanying
showboating and standing tall,
with hands over hearts
reciting pledges that are not really honored,
singing about
rockets and their red glare
and bombs bursting in air
and proof that our flag was still there
with no thought whatsoever
of asking a God that so many believe in
to crown our good
with brotherhood,
never, for a moment, taking seriously
what should be a governmental responsibility:
denying a true enemy of our country
from regaining the presidency.
And now that our fate
could be
decided by each state’s Secretary of State
we’ve not demanded,
with our very republic and democracy at stake,
that each one of them
rise early in the morning
and stay up late
to ensure that this man
won’t be listed on a slate of candidates
in their particular state,
a man who, on top of crimes
he’s already been found guilty of,
of late,
is now ruled by a judge to have
defrauded banks and insurers
for the way he has conducted real estate
in New York state,
building an empire
like a vampire
sucking the blood
of a blind date.

Oh, I’d say that
making America governable again
is essential
if we’re to end
the terrible state
our nation is in.

The sooner the better
I would contend.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Shirley Spinkles October 5, 2023 at 5:41 pm

Govern! They can’t spell it, let alone DO it!!


John October 6, 2023 at 7:12 am

Seems like our government is controlled by the Democrats. I seem to remember 1.87 gas, no inflation, and energy independence. What happened?


Gilbert Field October 7, 2023 at 10:31 am

You remember all that great stuff ?
In what world ?


Sorry not Sorry October 8, 2023 at 4:42 am


Exactly when has the US had energy independence in the 20th or 21st centuries?


Vern October 8, 2023 at 7:06 am

Wasn’t the US “Energy Independent” on or around 01.08.20?

“… under my leadership… America has achieved energy independence.”
-Fat Nixon


Sorry not Sorry October 8, 2023 at 8:15 am

I stand corrected. Technically, the US has been “energy independent “. I guess I just pictured all of the oil tankers heading for the US.


sealintheSelkirks October 8, 2023 at 2:48 pm

Democrats? No, you’ve left out the other half.

The very rich oligarchs, of all political persuasions and nations and religions that control the fossil fuel industry, realized they could make a LOT more money by charging the suckers higher prices and blaming that on anybody else but themselves (or on each other).

And all this is for the reason that it IS a diminishing finite resource that IS going to run out, and that cost of building bug-out bunkers so their families can survive climate crash (that their OWN SCIENTISTS PREDICTED in the 1960s/70s) has gone up along with stockpiling everything they need in those luxury accommodations.

And the only reason it was cheaper back then is that the US had more control of various countries full of oil that our military and politicians (including through the CIA) controlled by various means none of which were very nice to the people of those countries. Colonialism is a very powerful control mechanism, yes?

They’re not so much under the US thumb anymore. And by the way, John, the majority of our gas comes from Canada which is our #1 importer. And they have the same problems the people of the US have going; corporate Oligarchs in control of everything from energy to the money supply to food production.

The US is just lucky we aren’t paying the gasoline prices they do across Europe. How would about $12 a gallon feel like, eh? But remember, finite resource…



Sam October 8, 2023 at 12:40 pm

What does that even mean? Almost all of the oil we produce is put on tankers and sold to the highest bidder. Check your facts dude, your argument is lame.


Sorry not Sorry October 8, 2023 at 12:49 pm

You are correct Sam. Nearly all of our oil is exported. But if the U.S. “produces” more than or equal to what it buys, than that is considered “energy independent”. See, that was my mistake too. If we are “energy independent” than why do we rely on OPEC? Semantics I guess…..


Chris October 13, 2023 at 8:06 am

1.87 gas, I remember that. I even remember gas being under a dollar. Energy independence and no inflation? That never happened, therefore it’s impossible to remember any such period.


Geoff Page October 16, 2023 at 7:27 am

Let me take you back even farther when gas used to be $0.35 cents a gallon and when they had gas wars among stations, it went as low as $0.19 cents.


Chris October 16, 2023 at 1:17 pm

I remember gas wars tho that was before I had my license (around 1977). I remember two periods where there were gas lines.


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