Right Justified (?): A Collection of Ad Hominem Political Sonnets

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Xlibris Corporation, 2006 - Poetry - 288 pages
RJ(?) is a tongue-in-cheek purview of the personalities and media claques who comprise the present administration. Such a clot of brash, corrupt, incompetent and unthinking political sorts--gathered under the same banner, sharing their ineptitude, and wreaking havoc upon the American political and economic system--begs recognition. To observe these principals brought together in a single book is to look into a self-obsessed, self-contained world of staggering myopia, mindless belligerence, greed, opportunism and "ears" clearly deaf to the blaring realities of the 21st century.

Here, often in their own words, are the facts of the matter. As has been rightly noted: "If America goes dark, the world goes dark." Perhaps the light that glimmers through this collection may, in a small way, help forestall such a dread and dismal occurrence.

At last Mr. Cibber has got it right! A man of questionable talent, loose morals, and a genuine antipathy to the higher reaches of literature, he seems to have stumbled upon a subject best suited to his always base and often profane point of view: the hijacking of that great American illusion, democracy.

Cibber is never more at home than here, in a subject best suited to his style; that is to say, a subject as lacking in style and substance as Mr. Cibber himself. However, there is something to be said for this "like to like" assessment. As Cibber pretends to poetry, they to the subtleties of politics; the results as dumbfounding and catastrophic as might ever be imagined.

There is, of course, Mr. Cibber's typical, coarse humor, hand in hand with a rather club-footed, ponderous wit (my apologies to Mr. Pope). Still, as an indictment (and indictments, it seems, are soon to abound) of where the right has got it wrong, Mr. Cibber's book offers--loath to say--an often delightful condemnation of those American Tories who would undo the past few centuries of get-down anarchy and return to the comforts and inequities of a benevolent monarchy. This book may well offer insight into how to speak to a Tory--if you must.

Dr. Samuel Johnson, Oxford

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AH THESE WOMEN
17
SEND IN THE CLOWNS
51
III
77
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211
V
227
HIS MENAGERIE
243
THE FAT LADY HAS SUNG
285
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