the brown bag prophet had just finished seeing a new political ad when i ran into him outside my favorite coffee shop he said now ain’t this a bitch the orange glow president is touting his accomplishments for the black community this is the same man who sent his abominable albino hounds of hell to confront peaceful demonstrators over government sanctioned murders of black brothers and sisters around this nation and now that he needs our votes he’s suddenly our best friend offering cash for votes and a new federal holiday celebrating a day that he was going to memorialize whiteness in tulsa until the virus came along and ain’t this the same man who removed mailboxes from our neighborhoods so we couldn’t vote and sent goon squads when we held up demonstration signs and showed up to vote hell i’m pretty certain he’s gonna claim to be a relative of kunta kinte as soon as he gets his white sheet off
small and insignificant child you will be canonized some day as you and your peers those unwitting martyrs to the cause of the global economy go back to school so your parents can go back to work your deaths will be for the greater good of the profit margin and the president’s re-election campaign
as well as bolstering his ego
i was surprised to see the brown bag prophet standing on a corner near a downtown store front church since he has often said those folks firmly believe that charity starts at home their home always adding that they can barely keep up their payments on the american dream let alone help someone in need his previous position statements warranted my asking why he was there he said there’s a scheduled presidential political rally in the park across the street and i’m here to fight cancer the cancer of racism which is endemic in america and has been ignored and untreated for centuries the very body of this nation is rotting away the current crop of candidates are festering sores of that racism i’m certain that my presence won’t cure it but will irritate the hell out of those unwilling to treat it
aunt bea in the kitchen was blanching a mess of green beans and some sweet corn when i stopped by she paused from her work and asked how many future employers had offered me an opportunity to develop a memorandum of understanding with other candidates for the position on the questions to be asked during the interview i indicated none and that such behavior would constitute a case of conflict-of-interest she said then why do we do it with presidential election debates
aunt bea announced during church confessionals that she’d be running for president i somewhat gingerly noted her age and she reminded me that hair coloring was an age equalizing force used by most politicians further she noted unlike many on the campaign trail most of her past lovers are dead and would not be coming forth to jeopardize her campaign plus she noted those who are alive would not be complaining about a damn thing since they’re still smiling
Please note that Gabrielle Bryden made the suggestion that Aunt Bea run for president…therefore Aunt Bea has appointed Gabrielle as her official campaign manager.