Creative communication captures enemy territory by using words like well-trained brigades – to rout the lazy of mind. Poetry, satire, hyperbole, metaphor ... can quickly cut through the nonsense of the so-called intelligentsia. The first time I encountered such rhetorical power was in HS English class while reading Jonathan Swift's, A Modest Proposal (which turned out to be not-so-modest-at-all).
Though I claim no special ability in rhetorical flourish, I do enjoy dabbling with words, to convey an idea more powerfully. To that end, I offer below raw thoughts (none meant as unpatriotic but rather the opposite – a call to repentance and a renewal to former ideals). America the Beautiful has quietly morphed since my childhood.
With a somber spirit, I submit the following dirge to a once-great country.