The Mad King

America Protests WashingtonDavid and Anita showed up at the rally at Lafayette Park across from the White House in the late afternoon. Like most of the people, they were there to grieve the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police and to demonstrate against such police brutality.

“We need to go into the belly of the beast,” David said. “It has become almost routine these days for the police all across the country to manhandle and abuse African-Americans and it must stop now.”

“I agree,” Anita said, “but these cops don’t play by the same rules when it comes to how they treat white people versus black people.”

“I know,” David agreed. “And the shame of it all is here we are, right across the street from the White House, a landmark building that symbolizes the American presidency, home to the leader of the free world. And the guy who lives there is acting like a mad king and is ordering his knights to disperse the protesters. He’s making a mockery of America around the world while he’s hiding in the bowels of the building in his bunker.”

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (rally), Word of the Day Challenge (grieve), Ragtag Daily Prompt (belly), The Daily Spur (routine), Jibber Jabber (play), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (landmark).

13 thoughts on “The Mad King

  1. slmret June 8, 2020 / 6:15 pm

    And what they didn’t know was that when he went to the factory where they were making swabs but didn’t wear a mask, all the swabs made that day had to be discarded! The mad king is getting madder!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Marilyn Armstrong June 8, 2020 / 6:43 pm

    Calling them “knights” is, I think, not exactly on the mark, but I take your point. More like murderous spiders hovering around a bigger spider’s web.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango June 8, 2020 / 11:25 pm

      And I take your point as well! 👍


  3. Sue June 9, 2020 / 8:24 am

    I think that a good many folk are hoping for some better election results. It is an absolute shame, disgrace, dishonour and so on with respect to what is happening in the States on so many fronts. Yikes! is all that I can say.

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