One of the debate topics when I was a kid
(I don’t remember the actual resolution,
like most resolutions made or witnessed,
like the silent promise to persevere
that we make each morning)

allowed affirmatives to run a plan banning
the importation of Mexican avocados.
The evidence for, and glowing forecasts of the success of,
the plan to ban the avocados
came from the California avocado board.

All of the literature produced by the California folks
was copy/paste from centuries old
anti-miscegenation rhetoric. Mexican avocados
were going to come north and impregnate
our pure, creamy American avocados

with an army of mulatto spawn. Taco trucks
on every corner.
Trimp Tromp Trump.

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