The Lady of Liberty sits in the middle of the long table surrounded by her most devoted Republican apostles: Paul Ryan, Steve Bannon, Steve Miller, Tom Cotton, Tom Price, Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner, Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, Mike Pence, Tom Gorsuch, and finally Judas McConnell. Her eyes are deep pools of sadness and worry as she has learned of the hidden agenda behind this otherwise celebratory dinner.
Judas, on the other hand, contemplates his perfect plan to demean and disgrace this Roman Goddess of Freedom who is seen as Mother of all Exiles.
The signature entree is announced as the plates are delivered. Prime heart, served rare, and harvested from the slaughtered bodies of millions of poor and vulnerable American citizens sacrificed on the altar of McConnell’s health care bill. Chewing with relish, blood dripping from their smiling lips, the all white male Republicans savor each and every bite of human flesh.
As the meal draws to a close, all raise their chalices filled with the blood of their victims in a toast of victory. All, that is, except for the Mother of those defenseless hearts whose eyes are brimming with tears, running blood red down her cheeks. Soon she is led away to be crucified on the cross of greed and hatred.
Kathy Martone, Ed.D.