What MAGA Found Offensive In Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem

Keith
2 min readMay 24, 2023

In a continuation of the Nazi-esque book banning that has characterized the DeSantis regime in Florida, schools have banned Amanda Gorman’s poem The Hill We Climb, that she read at Biden’s inauguration. The ban was imposed because a single, illiterate and ignorant parent complained. The complaint wrongly claimed the author of the poem was Oprah, seriously not making that up. Notwithstanding that the complainer is an obvious troll, the book was removed from the general shelves because of one complaint from an anti-woke, racist activist moron.

Naturally, MAGAs like to claim these bans are all about keeping “sexually explicit” materials away from children. I challenge you to review the poem and find anything sexually explicit, or sexual at all. In my own review I think I found what the MAGAs objected to. These words:

we are far from polished

far from pristine

but that doesn’t mean we are

striving to form a union that is perfect

We are striving to forge a union with purpose

To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and

conditions of man

And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us

but what stands before us

We close the divide because we know, to put our future first,

we must first put our differences aside

We lay down our arms

so we can reach out our arms

to one another

We seek harm to none and harmony for all

Surely we cannot allow our children to hear awful messages such as that. I mean, putting our differences aside, reaching out to others with “harm to none and harmony for all.” We cannot allow our children to hear sick stuff like that. Am I right?

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Keith

Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80