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Senseless Symbolism

May 31, 2021

As an observationalist
Just when you think
You have seen it all
………along comes a
Vanity license plate
With the rectangular
Representation of a
“Don’t Tread On Me”
Yellow background flag
Coiled snake foreground
This had me guffawing
All the way to the
Dictionary definitions
Also, when it was
Originally flown…..1775
Too which
“The tread in Gadsden’s defiant phrase, don’t tread on me, means “to step, walk, or trample so as to press, crush, or injure something.” And so, with its tongue flicked, fangs out, and body coiled in defense, the rattlesnake (and motto) warns: “If you dare put your foot down on me, I will strike.”
Here’s the ironic part
It is used by various groups
(I say groups because
Individuals do not need flags)
To “symbolize” their “feelings”
Of “oppression” from….get this
Governments exercising “tyranny”
Collecting too many taxes or
That maybe “THEY” through
Convoluted language “might”
“Maybe” take their guns away
Perhaps those license plate
Purchasers ought check with
Who they are paying extra “fees”
(Euphemism for taxes) ha ha he he
Oh yeah, the bogeyman government
Well, if it is voluntary
It’s not really a tax…….besides
It “expresses” how that person
“Feels” about their “oppressors”
Though they are technically
Funding their would be oppressor
Are you still giggling…..I am
Maybe instead of using a
Timber Rattlesnake ready to strike
They could use a more accurate one
Perhaps the Ouroboros one
One that literally feeds on itself
Wait this gets even better
In light of its usage to combat
People’s fear their unregistered
Or registered toy guns
Will get taken away………
Most “state” license plates are
Made by……prisoners who have
Had their “right” to own guns
…………..Taken away
I guess that is why they are called
“Vanity” plates
“Vanity: something that is vain, empty, or valueless”
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
– Angelo Devlin


Ummm, here’s your boots.

From → humor, Paradox, Quotes, random

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