Poetry – It Doesn’t Matter

It Doesn’t Matter

In the land where money talks
all that matters is the bottom line.
You can bully and cheat
open a strip mine – it’ll be fine!
Money talks! The mantra of the rich.
For the poor – life’s just a bitch!
But who give a damn if you can fleece them of a cent
And pay enough bribes so the law gets bent?
One rule for them and another for me
That’s what it’s like in the land of the free!
It doesn’t matter how you get your hands on the stash
What misery you cause as you chop and you slash!
Winners and losers is the name of the game
And the guys that win feel no shame.
They’ve cauterised their conscience and lost their way
It’s black and white and never grey.
You fight to survive – to see another day
And that’s what it’s come to in the USA!

Opher 6.6.2018

I wrote this in response to the conservative thinking people in the USA. All that matters to them is money. They support Trump because they think he makes money. They don’t care if he is an uncouth bully. They do not care if he exploits. They do not care if he is racist and misogynistic. They are racist and misogynistic themselves. He is reflecting their mind-set. They like the way he encourages violence. They respond to the fear he generates with hate. In the land of winners and losers money is all that counts.

Trump has exploited the fear and ramped it up. The country is being swamped with illegal immigrants. The white Anglo-Saxon culture is at risk. They are under attack from Mexican invasion and Islamic terrorism. Europe is lost.

It is the same tactics that were used in Britain in the Brexit campaign. These immigrants are all terrorists, rapists and criminals – they are bringing in kids to be part of sex rings.

We have lost sight of the fact that most of these people are desperately trying to escape war zones or economic deserts where there is no hope. They just want to escape to a refuge. They want a better life for themselves and their kids. They want a quiet life. They need help.

Trump and Brexit both homed in on the same wound and pulled it open.

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