Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: I’ve come here to report on the state of the union and I would like to say emphatically that the state of the union is fucked.
We gather tonight knowing that the sacrifices and toils of previous generations of Americans are rapidly approaching the point of having been in vain because our nation has made a choice to hand over the reins of power to a regime of fanatical, greedy, misanthropic ignorami who have made it their collective goal to embrace and promote all manner of diabolical policies and platform agenda while doing so under the guise of Christianity, summarily hijacking the good name of Jesus Christ. In just one year, this Reich has made the United States less safe by enabling unstable individuals to engage in unchecked gun violence while simultaneously instigating radical ideologues to engage in terror activity through implementing a draconian foreign policy, the sole purpose of which has been to avoid moral responsibility for past American transgressions and to symbolically thumb our nose at the entire global community. We are far less respected around the world than perhaps at any time in history.
For the first time in eight years, Americans are losing access to affordable healthcare. For the first time in over half a century, minority groups are seeing their civil rights in a state of systematically-imposed rapid regression. For perhaps the first time in our nation’s history, we have a leader who is incapable of discerningly analyzing even the most basic of briefings and memoranda because he lacks the cerebral capacity to employ elementary reading comprehension. He is incapable of thinking or speaking in complete sentences, uses a social media platform that communicates in 20-word soundbites to provoke equally unstable foreign leaders and has us closer to the brink of nuclear conflict than any president before him has.
After 8 years of economic growth, advancements in science and technology, increased income equality and an augmented glimmer of hope for those Americans seeking to be accepted for who their Creator created them to be, this administration has relentlessly sought to rapidly negate all progress for the sake of appeasing their simpleminded, vacuous, religious-fundamentalist base. They’re consumed with greed, vindictiveness and a nostalgic longing for a time and place that has never existed. They obsess over their differences with those who don’t subscribe to their dystopian worldview. They attack the essential institutions that have made our nation great in years past such as the free press, the National Endowment for the Arts, the EPA and the National Parks Service. They spearheaded the “Blue Lives Matter” concept yet they have aggressively sought to undermine and discredit the nation’s federal law enforcement agencies because those agencies have launched investigations into the nefarious doings of the American Reichstag. They fixate on completely fabricated news stories and ignore those that matter. They work together to make life as easy as can be for as few people as possible while concurrently making life as difficult and arduous as possible for as many people as they can. They embrace white nationalists, calling them “very fine people” while referring to black and brown men and women who stand up—by kneeling—for their civil rights as “sons of bitches.”
These people have sought to redefine the definition of what it means to be Christian. They have seemingly embraced the “magic eraser” form of Christianity; they believe they can engage in any kind of deplorable behavior under the sun and all they have to do is confess their sins or accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and all shall be forgiven; the pussy-grabbing, the affairs with porn stars, the hotel rooms in Moscow with multiple prostitutes, the 19 women who’ve been assaulted by the man who currently occupies the White House. After 8 years of these same people calling our former president a Muslim, a terrorist, a communist, etc.—despite his being a gentleman, a loving husband and father and a rather exemplary Christian—they now extend their hands in prayer over a man who is such a colossal thief, liar and conman at his very core, he lacks the ability to even be honest about his height and weight. This man does not have an honest, Christian bone in his body and yet pastors and priests—so-called men of God—have the unmitigated, shameless audacity to publicly claim that this man was chosen by God to be president. Hypocrites, blasphemers and charlatans, all!
My fellow Americans, as brother Malcolm once said, “Oh, I say and I say it again, ya been had! Ya been took! Ya been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Run amok!” The power brokers in this country have swindled all of us; they know no political party, mind you. The wealthy plutocrats care only about one thing: keeping their loot. They don’t care who they have to use or hurt to do so and they will turn on you in a heartbeat if they feel threatened by your very existence. They’ve adorned themselves with the cloak of Jesus as a means of veiling their true motivations. Malcolm knew it; Dr. King knew it; Dorothy Day and Cesar Chavez knew it. As President Obama stated in a previous State of the Union address, “Imagine what we could accomplish if we followed their example. Think about the America within our reach: A country that leads the world in educating its people. An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs…an economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.”
This is within our reach because we’ve been there before. No, it was not a fair game for all people and we have a moral responsibility to ensure that as we strive to reach newer and greater heights, we leave no American behind; that our leaders learn to lead from behind, ensuring that they themselves will not reach the promised-land until all Americans get there first. Jesus himself said “the last shall be first and the first shall be last.” Unless that man was a liar, I have to believe that he meant what he said. My fellow Americans, our nation is in peril; we are divided in unprecedented ways. Now is legitimately the time to “take our country back,” lest we lose it forever. Now is the time to repair our reputation in the eyes of the world and to once again regain the respect of the international community. Now is the time to once and for all reclaim the good name of Jesus Christ and to tell the Satanists-in-Christian clothing, Vade Retro Satana! Back to hell with you where you belong!
“Well, I don’t know what will happen now; we’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter to me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop…like anybody, I would like to live a long life–longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. And so I’m happy tonight; I’m not worried about anything; I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”