Most were not ready, in the fall of 2016,
when suddenly all the rules were changed.
Before that, we assumed, reasonably, that
men would continue to walk upright, and
not grab women just because they felt an urge.
We thought the time had passed that white people,
even in uniform, could just haul off and hurt or kill
a person of color. That is no kind of valor.
Didn’t we fight for a civil society, for civil rights?
We might start dropping nuclear bombs again
if we haven’t learned anything from the Nazi fight.
In case it needs to be said: the rules of a civilization
depend on civilized behavior, not mob mentality
or military might. Get it right, Mr. President. You won
by hook or crook. Now give our country back. Act
like a statesman, not a moronic country hack.