When we left the conversation between former presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, they were commenting on a condolence letter regarding the demise of the United States of America, as written by today’s American Insurgents, (like our founding fathers) today known as Progressive Americans. The two great men have returned to the subject of the condolence letter.
There is grave concern between these noble founding fathers, regarding their hard fought battle for freedom, and the gluttonous befouling of their beloved Constitution, including the Jefferson written, Bill of Rights. Their conversation turns to the importance of a free press:
Jefferson: “Recall ye, George my letter to you on the Ninth day of September, the year of 1792, regarding the urgent necessity in having a true democracy requires; ‘No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will.’”
Washington: “Most certainly. It is well agreed, Thomas, as I have said: ‘If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.’”
Jefferson: “We must hold strong to ‘enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.’”
Washington: “The dawn of day. I suppose we should look to progress the future and ‘we ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of dear-bought experience.’”
Jefferson: “Alas, dear George. It appears your namesake, George W, the current jackanapes in the White House, bears no brook for our American Constitution, or our history past, as well as having little regard for the present or the future.”
Washington: “Thomas, I find your charge rude and offensive!”
Jefferson: “What say you the insult, George? That I call George W. a jackanapes?”
Washington: “Most certainly not, for I have seen the reports that you speak the truth on that account. Your base affront is suggesting George W. is my namesake! There is a terrible irony in your misspoken assertion.”
Jefferson: “And what be that irony, dear George?”
Washington: “This disclosure is from a most reliable source, that of our mutual confidant, Ben Franklin. As you are keenly aware, Ben maintained close contacts abroad, as was your want in earlier days.”
Jefferson: “Yes, do go on George, as this intrigue has my closest attention.”
Washington: “Well then I will speak it. Our good Ben has learned on high authority, the current George W, with a commoner’s surname of Bush, is a blood descendant of Mad King George the Third.”
Jefferson: “That is high irony! Your reputation for truth telling precedes you, kind Sir, but may haps you jest with me. Are you pulling my leggings?”
Washington: “Nay, I speak the God’s truth. Or as you would have it, the whole truth. Harken now, to the idiocy along with the chicanery of the pretender, Bush. Recall you, Thomas, the madness of King George and his wanton lust for vengeance, deceit, power, and war?”
Jefferson: “Truly. When you routed the Brits and ousted his armies, Mad King George promised retribution, specifically, vengeance directly on your person.”
Washington: “Precisely. The following is wise Ben Franklin’s thesis. Recall you your history, most learned Thomas, regarding The Trojan Horse and the Fall of Rome, involving the fiddle playing Nero?”
Jefferson: “What well read student of history, wouldn’t know such things?”
Washington: “Aye, there’s the conundrum. This Bush dupe, knows not what he does. He appears unaware of the mad, vengeful blood coursing through his veins, leading him to destroy, with help from modern day corporate privateers, our Constitution, our branches of government, our Supreme Court and our respected institutions. And apparently knowingly, with aid from partisans called gop, that which sounds like food for pigs, drains the national treasure, while obtaining unseemly profits from an unjust, unholy war and in short order, to fell our beloved country, the United States of America, with intent to return it to the British, or sell it to the highest bidder.”
Jefferson: “And thus, the vengeful belated victory for Mad King George.”
Washington: “There you have it, Thomas. By, the by. With no malice afore thought, I was required to discard the wooden teeth made by you, without taking a bite. My surgeon is making new dentures from the jawbone of an ass. Since the ‘jawbone of an ass’ sounds biblical, must I think you are finding my new teeth in violation of the Jefferson creation of Separation of Church and State?”
Jefferson: “By George, George, you just stated another irony. In an upstart periodical, The Wall Street Journal, this same pretender, George W. Bush, promised to use a jawbone, I presume of an ass, to negotiate for petroleum, from a short sighted country he labeled strangely as MyOPEC, which sounds startlingly like myopic, that being the nature and breadth of his vision. As is his lot in life, he failed to reach a favorable conclusion. Without patronage to boost him, this Bush fellow, would be but a mere drunken playboy, fleeing and fearful of doing battle in his service for his nation.”
In the next episode, Washington and Jefferson meet with other Founding Fathers and Presidents to discuss the demise of The United States of America.
By Jerry Drucker
- Jerry Drucker is a freelance writer and screenwriter, political progressive letterwriter, member of Valley Dems United, Dems for Change and Valley Grassroots for Democracy. Jerry was voted as the 41st AD man of the year for 2008 by the LA County Democratic Party members.
Reprinted with permission from the Valley Democrats United newsletter, Margie Murray, Editor, where the article first appeared.
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