In cities and towns where Trump stops to deliver a Klan rally disguised as a press briefing, racists in the town are invited to break down barriers and run a 3K race to get a front row glimpse of the Grand Wizard himself! Runners, of course -- and spectators too -- are NOT required to wear masks.
These new 3K events, also known as "Klan Rallies for the 21st Century," call to mind Emmett Lee Dickinson's poem, "He went in deep that crazy route" (below on the left). Dickinson's poem inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem, "He went by sleep that drowsy route" (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
He went in deep that crazy route
To a surprising Crowd –
A “news break” to promote his race
And hatred is avowed –
By Emily Dickinson:
He went by sleep that drowsy route
To the surmising Inn –
At day break to begin his race
Or ever to remain –
Emmett Lee Dickinson's poem was written in 1853, but it still speaks to the craziness of Grand Wizard Trump and his Klan -- and I love how "to promote his race" in the third line can describe Trump's events to bolster his campaign or how he furthers the cause of White Supremacy. Of course, in the case of Trump, the phrase means both.