Poetry – Nothing is Sacred – a poem about the establishment, justice, freedom and hypocrisy.

Book of Ginny cover

Nothing is Sacred

This is the world of hypocrisy where the establishment preserves itself and wields its power.

Religion is used to control the people and our children are taught the rudiments of violence through play. This is the world where money talks. The last rhino, gorilla, chimp, dolphin, whale, lion and tiger will likely be purchased by a trophy hunter. If you have enough money you can buy a jet-fighter or even an atomic bomb.

We are living in the free market and we’re up for sale.

The whole planet is becoming a Disney-world tourist trap and we are stuck on the paper.

The media control our thoughts, tastes and dreams.

The media produces an endless diet of distracting, mindless trivia.

We can be bought if the price is right.

The rebels are incorporated into the consumer package.

Morality?

Morality is a victim of the system. It speaks where the money is and is quiet when the victims scream.


Nothing is Sacred

There’s a plastic Jesus on the dashboard,

A toy gun on the floor,

A poster Bosch upon the wall,

All bought from the local store.

 

If you pay the price

You can buy everything

From a rhino to a bomb.

No one cares about anything

They’re all going for a song.

 

Nothing is sacred

Anything can be bought

Including every one of us

In this world

Morality counts for nought.

 

Opher 2.9.2015

7 thoughts on “Poetry – Nothing is Sacred – a poem about the establishment, justice, freedom and hypocrisy.

  1. children are taught the rudiments of violence through play I feel SO strongly about that. Vladimir Lenin said, Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. I FEAR what our children are learning these days.

    On the other front, do you personally believe we have a fair shot at turning this world around and making something decent out of it? I’m not sure I do. I hope so.

    1. Yes I do. I believe most people are kind, helpful and friendly. I’ve travelled the world and whenever I’ve been in need someone has helped out. They’ve been there for me and gone out of their way. Humanity is by nature compassionate, empathetic and helpful. That other side of loving cruelty, being vicious, selfish, greedy and belligerent is there in all of us but only to the fore in a minority. The main trouble, it seems to me, is that people who crave power, who we elect as leaders in politics religion and businesses, are the sociopaths and megalomaniacs who seems so coherent and plausible. Our leaders cause the trouble.
      I put my faith in people, in fairness, justice, love and compassion. I believe in the Zeitgeist. What else can we do? We have to believe intelligence will win through and our good side is more owerful than our bad.
      I guess it’s down to you, me and Plato!

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