Red Meat (letter)


President Donald Trump and his billionaire cabinet have nothing but

contempt and disdain for most of the millions of  voters who enabled them to

begin the erosion of the United States’ safety net.

The President and cabinet would never be caught dead in Wal-Mart,

McDonald’s, a gun show, a stock car race, day night clinic or public school

play, concert or game,  or any other pedestrian activities that they pretended

to embrace in the campaign.


Yet, they needed (and need)  those millions’ support to continue their moves

towards a dog-eat-dog and privatized nation, so red meat must be tossed:

– Immigrant and refugee bashing.

– Reproductive rights attacks.

– Environmental regulations removed

– Proclamations of the United States being “number one,” and damn the rest

of the world.

– Mocking global trade and cooperation.

– Deriding public schools.

– Heightened war talk, this time Iran the subject.

– Promises to dismantle the government of the United States.

– Tax reform talk that sounds appealing, but is really billions in tax breaks for

the rich


Millions swallow the bloody red chunks, and then want more, little realizing

the President and cabinet  are in reality poisoning them while they ingest the



Oh! The cuts, outbursts, raves and threats sound so tempting, so anti-

establishment, so anti Washington, so anti the two coasts, so anti most

media, so anti Hollywood ….


Millions love this 2017 vitriol, never examining how they are being used.

Get ready for more red-meat sound bites and cruel policies while the

President and the cabinet wing to  luxurious resorts.


Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky




Author: Gene Novogrodsky

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, a Brownsville resident for nearly three decades, writes North American border slices, from eastern Canada to central Mexico, and in between. He is one of the founders of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers Forum in San Benito. He sometimes participates with the informal Resaca Writers Group in Brownsville. He prefers, however, to read to two or three attentive listeners – when asked!


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