Jefferson outs himself

(DuPont's demented Delaware delegate campaigns)

Democratic-Republicans:  More than forty years and still nothing more than a mule…

Before there was
a land of cotton
Jefferson was not
Independence ((Thomas Jefferson is considered the principal author of the Anglo-American UDI, aka the “Declaration of Independence”. He is also known as a slaveholder who held the children from the rape of one of his slaves in bondage until his death. He is also considered the founder or leader of the Democratic-Republican Party from which today’s Democratic Party claims its origin.))
declared he
All are told
Slaves excepted
Nubile or old
Woke then he
no more erected
His party now
an obscene sect.
Father in misogyny
Fucking slaves
for liberty
Democrats now
may justly claim
sodomy and rape
in democracy’s name.  ((See Marquis de Sade, Philosophy in the Bedroom (1795).))
May lives matter
if they are black,
for Jefferson’s legacy
bedded in slave shacks.
DuPont’s duchy of Delaware ((Joseph R. Biden Jr, long-serving US Senator for the Duchy of DuPont, aka the State of Delaware, the principal “onshore” tax haven for US and foreign corporations established under US law and home of the DuPont gunpowder/chemical group owned by arguably the oldest family fortune in the US, historical funder of the Ku Klux Klan and Black Legions, supporter of an attempted coup against POTUS Franklin D. Roosevelt and a major beneficiary of innumerable toxic and violent industrial enterprises. As a courtier for the DuPont dynasty Biden dutifully supported segregation and any other reactionary policy his owners desired. See Gerald Colby, Beyond the Nylon Curtain (1984), reviewed by this author.))
in Senate supple where he sat
fed its boy with racist airs
for cloakrooms full of Dixiecrats. ((The “Dixiecrats” were politicians from the segregated “white” Southern states in the US who, under a variety of pretexts, advocated a Democratic Party that would sustain Jim Crow. The most infamous of them was J. Strom (called “Sperm” when he sired a child with a beauty queen at over 70) Thurmond. Thurmond died a US Senator in the Republican Party after Nixon and Reagan made the South safe for Republicans.  The split in the Democratic Party emerged as a result of the post-Korean War “civil rights” movement in the South which successfully gained support — if limited from the Northern Democrats aligned to relatively liberal labour activism. The corporate supporters of Northern Democrats were under New Deal influence for a long time, even after the McCarthy purges. This was certainly part of the strong union electoral base that survived in the North until the Nixon era. Seen today, the best explanation for the relative support of liberal Northern Democrats for de-segregation can be seen in the subsequent relocation of Northern industry to non-unionised states in the South after the closure of the Civil Rights era. Many Democrats who consider themselves “left” or “progressive” like to appeal to so-called “Jacksonian Democracy” as the popularist tradition from which their “civil rights” support derives. However, this was in fact only an opposition to the Yankee merchant-banker elite which held the debt incurred by the Southern latifundists and support for a free (stolen Indian) land policy that would increase the power of the South.))
Come November
Come the members
Notwithstanding what they call gender
Notwithstanding arsonous nights ((Joseph Biden did not disown the rioting and vandalism by groups which explicitly recruit voters for the Democratic Party; e.g., BLM.))
Try they will and seize they might
that purloined liberty replace with fright
assuring always that Liberty is white.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..