Monday, 1 August 2016
Broke and Free
For hundreds of years the landed 'nobles' of Europe stole the produce of their serfs (slaves) and stole land from each other using the 'patriotic' curse to propel their slaves into war:
millions of dead
millions of widows
millions of widowers
millions of orphans
millions of sufferers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and worse … much worse , and no treatment or understanding.
And they no longer even dream of something better.
Since the industrial revolution, the return (annual profit) on agricultural land
is so low that extreme wealth has all gone into the monopolisation of property
owning (rentiers), industrial production and distribution, and, of course, banking.
The West is less keen on sending us to kill each other since consumerism and rent became the principal means of gaining profit without labour – dead people don't consume and they don't pay rent.
TTIP, written by corporate lawyers, is worming its way into Europe (and the globe). The UK has 'left' Europe (the EU) on a whim. Do we, the people, really know what is involved? Even the politicians concede they haven't the time to read the legislation from Brussels or TTIP.
It seems clear that the very wealthy want us all in zero-hours contracts, eating factory-'farmed' junk, and endlessly watching corporate media.
If United hate City and vice versa (the game featuring a bag of wind) and religious people kill religious people, the very wealthy smile. It all distracts from the ridiculous truth:
We are imprisoned in a system we never voted for.
Sadly, the victims are policing themselves; their own imprisonment.
You know racism is groundless, but Ned the Neanderthal shouts loudest in the bar.
You know consumerism of corporate junk 'food' and corporate media is empty, but Loudmouth the Bully does so, and makes sure everyone hears about it. To acknowledge that she has anything to learn feels threatening. Her alcoholic, symbiotic 'husband' agrees.
You know that all people have baggage due to their history. After 2 world Wars and centuries of oppression, it's hardly surprising. But those born with a silver spoon in their mouth will believe they've earned all their privileges with 6 months work in Daddy's Buy to Enslave business or Mommy's PayDayLoan empire prior to university.
Imagine being nearly broke
imagine being free
Free to make, and mend
free to cook and blend
free to grow and paint
free to sing, why wait?
Free to spout complete bollocks in good company
no wonder I'm smiling ...
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