‘Respect Yourself’ or flipping off trump, flippantly.

I’ll start with the proviso that I do not believe that self respect is the same as self esteem or narcissism. Self respect comes from the belief in your own worth, based on honour, courage, honesty and all the good qualities you want from not just yourself but the people you surround yourself with. Self esteem is knowing that you’re special and deserving of all good things, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but would you really want to be surrounded by people who all believe they’re special and deserving? Narcissism is self admiration without any good reason and is what a lot of loud and obnoxious people, currently in positions of power unfortunately, appear to be exhibiting.

If you disrespect anybody (everybody)
That you run in to
How in the world do you think
Anybody’s s’posed to respect you
(Fear and loathing are not the same as respect, but they seems to be acceptable substitutes for some)

If you don’t give a heck ’bout the man
With the Bible in his hand
Just get out the way
And let the gentleman do his thing
(or, if you decide to claim piety solely to appeal to Christian voters, you probably shouldn’t have a history of sexual assaults, racism, bigotry, and 3 ex-wives)

You the kind of gentleman (ahem…nope)
That want everything your way
Take the sheet off your face, boy
(and stop dog-whistling the kkk)
It’s a brand new day
(What…no golf today?!)

Respect yourself, respect yourself (live with honour and dignity, it’s not rocket science)
If you don’t respect yourself
Ain’t nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na na na na
Respect yourself, respect yourself
(whoops, you don’t appear to know what honour and dignity are…)

If you’re walking ’round (IF? ha!)
Think’n that the world
Owes you something
‘Cause you’re here
(owes YOU something, no-one else…just you…)

You goin’ out
The world backwards
(oh no! Don’t remind him of his mortality, it will only send him scuttling back to the golf course or into the busom of his billionaire tech buddies, y’know the ones researching how to make rich people live forever…)
Like you did
When you first come here

Keep talkin’ ’bout the president (the ‘previous’ president of course)
Won’t stop air pollution
Put your hand on your mouth
When you cough, that’ll help the solution
(or just keep using fossil fuels and let the poor people die, that’ll shut them up)

Oh, you cuss around women (Oh, if only cussing were all he did around women…)
And you don’t even know their names
(you know how to call them names, just not their actual names)
And you dumb enough to think
That’ll make you a big ol man
(because that’s something to aim for…sigh)

Respect yourself, respect yourself
If you don’t respect yourself
Ain’t nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na na na na
Respect yourself, respect yourself
Respect yourself, respect yourself

This was a meaningless exercise to amuse myself. I am trying to do more of them instead of idly wishing for a new superbug to come and finish us all off whenever I mistakenly listen to the news.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. He is who he is. That has never been hidden. What gets me are all the people who think he’s the knees of the bees.

    1. errantmoon says:

      People seem to like being told what they want to hear and what they already believe…even when it’s not true and actively bad for them.

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