The Measure of a Country

The Measure of a Country

The measure of a country is how well it treats its weakest members

Not how well the wealthiest are doing.

The measure of a country is the compassion it espouses

Not what figures the economy is spewing.

The measure of a country is how well it treats nature

Not how much it’s left in ruin.

Creating wealth for a greedy elite

Despoiling the planet for a buck.

Waging war and spreading deceit

Enough to make you suck!

The measure of a country is not the economy

There’s a better set of rules for this philosophy.

Opher – 10.9.2021

As the world continues to move towards greater and greater inequality with the wealth accumulating in the hands of a tiny number they will be judged by how well the lowest in society are treated, how well the planet is respected and what legacy they leave behind.

Looking back through history it is a litany of wars, rape and plunder, as the wealthy elite seek more power, control and wealth.

They leave a wake of destruction.

Will the future be any better?

History is merely a record of the crimes.

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