Poetry – Out of the Closet

Out of the Closet

Out of the closet the nationalist loonies

Are fuelled with false nostalgia.

The ageing racists, yearning for Empire,

Now suffering from neuralgia.

Full of Dunkirk spirit and bravado of the Blitz

They think the bloody Tories know what is best.

Fed on tabloid propaganda, they believe the fascist lies

And think that profiteers are better than the rest.

They’ve adopted Tommy Robinson and fear the Muslim threat,

And believe that the sodding EU is the cause of all their pain.

While all the time they’re being conned

It’s Tory austerity that sends their earnings down the drain!

They’re the mental English lower classes

Who haven’t got a clue – so just believe the internet stories,

Wallow in self-pity, for a life they never knew

Never thinking for a second they’re being robbed by the Tories

Opher – 14.12.2019

There are a whole bunch of working-class and middle-class people who have been completely duped by the tabloid propaganda and internet scare stories spread by the establishment.

They’ve been whipped into fear-driven hysteria out of all proportion to reality. They have been fed exaggerated garbage that has inflamed deep insecurity, brought out their xenophobic and racist attributes, and turned them into nationalists.

They have evoked the good old British spirit of Dunkirk and the blitz – back to a time when life was wonderful – except it never was, was it?

Those days were hard, cold, impoverished and miserable. Housing was poor, there were no amenities, no money, poor diets, long hours, poor pay and grim conditions. We were cold, hungry and sick. Kids died. Kids went to school sewn into their clothes. Kids had no shoes and tied rags round their feet in snow. Women worked themselves to death with no washing machines or dishwashers. Aaah – the good old days, when Britain was great – when the wealth of the Empire when straight into the stately homes and the workers lived in slums, working twelve hours a day on bread and dripping.

The establishment have directed this hysteria against the EU and deflected it away from the real cause of the deep-seated problems – Tory policy.

The Tories represent this wealthy elite. For ten years they have plundered the public services, robbed from the poor and given to the wealthy through tax cuts and tax loopholes.

They have created a land of billionaires and paupers!!

And people have voted for this bunch of privileged profiteers!! They really believe that people like Trump, Johnson, Farage and Bolsonaro have their interests at heart.

They have been duped into believing that Corbyn is a monster.

You get what you deserve.

Poetry – The Russians are coming!

The Russians are coming!

The Russians are coming!

The report’s on Johnson’s desk.

He’s keeping it secret

Because it’s such a bloody mess.

It lists the Tory donors!

It’s the Russians bankrolling them.

And they created Brexit

And covered us all in phlegm.

Yes the Russians are coming!

They are buying this election too!

They put Trump in power

They’re covering us in poo!

Opher – 8.12.2019

One wonders why this report was not released. How big has the Russian interference been in all these important elections? Trump and Brexit? Maybe neither would have happened without Russian interference.

Serious stuff.

They want us weakened.

They want the break-up of the EU, UN and NATO. They want us in disarray.

And they are achieving it.

Who would have believed they could have landed us with Trump and Johnson!

The Russians aren’t coming ….. they’re here!!

Poetry – My Heart is Broken

My Heart is Broken

My heart is broken

As I watch you

Squander everything you once had.

My heart is broken

When you do not read

And fail to inform yourself.

My heart is broken

When I see your gullibility

As you swallow the lies.

My heart is broken

To see you wallow in ignorance

And susceptibility.

My heart is broken

To witness

How they manipulate you.

Opher – 20.11.2019

I have watched with increasing unease as Brexit progresses. I have watched interview after interview with ill-educated people displaying great ignorance and gullibility. It has made me question democracy.

What has happened to the working class?

There used to be a knowledgeable working class who were aware of the social history of this country, who were well-read, who knew their politics and were involved.

They seemed to have exchanged the Ragged Trousered Philanthropist for Love Island and Strictly.

It you throw away your knowledge and understanding you open yourself up to being manipulated. If your knowledge comes from Sky News, the Daily Express, Daily Mail and Sun then you have no knowledge.

Stupidity rules.

Poetry – The Russians Bought Brexit

The Russians Bought Brexit

So the Russians bought Brexit

And bought the Tories too.

Bringing in chaos and austerity

To the likes of you and me.

They want to depower the EU

And mess up our economy.

They are watching the results

With a great deal of glee.

The more our power wanes

The happier they will be.

So they are undermining everything

In the lands of the free.

Tories they don’t give a damn

As long as roubles come rolling in.

All they want is power

And use every means to win.

Opher 12.11.2019

So the Tories are hiding up the report on Russian intervention. Why could that be? Is it because the Russian oligarchs have been funding the Tory Party? Is it because the Russians bought Brexit by intervening in the referendum? Is it because the Russians interfered with the election and managed to get the Tories elected?

I reckon so. They did the same with Trump.

They have targeted gullible voters with torrents of scaremongering social media messages – stirring up the fear.

They are delighted to be breaking up the EU and NATO. They want the UK broken up and weakened. They want the EU weakened. They want an idiot they can influence in the Whitehouse.

Looks like they are succeeding.

How much influence are they going to have on this election?

Looks like the Tories will benefit.

No wonder they want it covering up.

Poetry – Broken

Broken

Broken politics

Broken nation

Broken people

By the station

How did we get to this situation?

Broken Politicians

Broken game

Broken everything

Such a shame

Whole country’s up in flame?

Broken partnership

Broken collaboration

Broken morals

Endless flagellation

Everything in disintegration.

Opher – 22.10.2019

Just three years ago it was all going so nicely. We had nearly eradicated racism. Fascism was just an ugly word from an ugly time long ago. The country was prosperous. We had great partnerships and collaboration. We were defeating ISIS and virtually eradicated Muslim fundamentalism. All we had to do was solve the mass migration crisis.

Then Cameron decided he wanted to get re-elected and offered the referendum in order to pacify the nationalist lunatics (who are now running the country).

Now it is all broken!

The Tories said we could have our cake and eat it – now they are stuffed and voters are hungry.

Rafael Behr

This article in the Guardian sums up the whole mess created by Boris Johnson and his band of Rabid ERG nutcases.

These profiteering chancers, with their racist/xenophobic nationalism, have been bleeding the country dry, lying through their teeth, promising the earth, delivering nothing and walking off with the loot.

Apart from being seriously demented they have been cynically devious. In order to get their crackpot agenda through they ousted anybody who disagreed – the rational Tories were kicked out (Rory Stewart, Ken Clarke, Heseltine, Hammond etc) or side-lined, opposition, such as the BBC, was loaded with xenophobic Tories or ostracised, and they set about pouring out propaganda and falsehoods through their media channels. All the problems created by their extreme policies (Covid deaths, damaged economy, Fishing, Agriculture, HGV, NHS, Education, Northern Ireland, empty shelves, red-tape, tariffs, energy costs, Care sector, Petrol price increases, cost of living……) was all due to ‘global forces’, The EU being awkward, Russia, China, antibrexiteers, lefties, Covid.

The reality is that they and their cronies are making a mint out of the situation.

Most of these problems are the direct result of their lousy policies!

They have run down public services and then complain that nurses, doctors, teachers and carers are not performing.

They run down the Care System and then complain that the system is broke.

They look at rising crime, backlogs in the courts and pretend it’s nothing to do with cuts to police, cuts to youth services and cuts to education.

For twelve years they have imposed austerity on the poor, cut education, health, police, armed forces, council funding, libraries, youth services and throw their hands up in the air when society starts breaking down.

They deliberately create the hardest Brexit possible and blame the EU when it doesn’t work.

They impose a hostile environment driving out doctors, nurses, HGV drivers, teachers, carers, caterers and the like and wonder why everything starts to collapse.

Meanwhile, they are raking in millions through investments, lobbying and second jobs.

Their lies and promises have come to nothing. People are beginning to see them as the profiteering pigs they have always been.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/22/tories-cake-stuffed-boris-johnson-covid-restrictions-freedom

Lord Frosty and the Brexit Mess!!

Having forced through a terrible hard Brexit deal that is incredibly damaging for the country, stirred up trouble throughout the EU and created an almighty mess – he’s off!!

Just like Cameron and Osborne (Davis, Cummings etc.) before him – they don’t stick around to clear up the mess.

Having cost the country countless tens of millions they simply waltz off and accept no blame for the misery they leave in their wake.

Economic mayhem, years of austerity and total decline. It’s called a hard Tory Brexit.

No doubt Johnson will shortly follow!! Then Rees-Mogg and Gove. They’ll be off into the distance in lucrative posts counting their millions. As always it’s the poor and needy, the public servants and hard-working low-pay workers who pick up the bill. The millionaires and bankers continue to shove their cash, tax-free, into off-shore accounts, take their bonuses and exploit everyone else.

So, while Rees-Mogg and his cronies make millions out of Brexit and Covid, millions of us end up on food banks.

The system is rigged, it’s crooked and it stinks.

Poetry – British Bulldogs

British Bulldogs

British bulldogs – one, two, three

Fed on British beef!

Using bullet and boot to rule the world

Just another thief.

Scandal sheets – drip, drip, drip

Times, Mail and Sun!

Feeding lies of superiority!

Using populist bullshit and fear

To suppress the minority.

Elitist garbage – drip, drip, drip

Telegraph, Express and Standard!

Mixing celebrities and sport

With political propaganda

Of the vilest sort.

British bulldogs – one, two, three

Fed on British beef!

Using bullet and boot to rule the world

Just another thief.

Opher 15.9.2019

We’ve been fed on this mantra of greatness; that Britons are the greatest people in the world and once we ruled the whole planet.

It’s garbage.

Britain is a great place to live because working people fought for our rights and freedoms.

The Tabloid press drip-feeds a mantra of xenophobic nonsense.

We are no better or worse than other people.

Macron says Johnson’s a Clown – pandering to public opinion.

“It is sad to see a major country with which we could do huge numbers of things being led by a clown.”

I agree with Macron.

Like all populists Johnson does what he thinks will gain him popularity regardless of its effect on the country, the hate and division or the loss of money or lives.

That’s populism for you – catering to the lowest common denominator, using racism and scapegoating.

Reading what Macron had to say about him is saddening. He called him a clown and despaired at the decline of a great nation.

This is what Macron had to say about him:

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, referred to Boris Johnson in a private conversation as a “clown”, according to reports in France.

The political magazine Le Canard enchaîné, often described as the French equivalent of Private Eye, reported Macron as saying the British prime minister has “the attitude of a vulgarian”.

It came as Macron complained about Johnson’s behaviour after the leaders spoke by phone after last Wednesday’s sinking of a refugee boat in the Channel.

The French president was angered after Johnson tweeted a letter outlining a five-point plan to tackle the issue of Channel crossings. “I spoke two days ago with prime minister Johnson in a serious way,” Macron said at a press conference on Friday after the tweet. “For my part I continue to do that, as I do with all countries and all leaders. I am surprised by methods when they are not serious. We do not communicate from one leader to another on these issues by tweets and letters that we make public.”Advertisement

But according to the magazine, the president was even more damning in private. It quoted him as saying: “BoJo talks to me at full speed, everything is going fine, we have discussions like big people, and then he gives us a hard time before or afterwards in an inelegant way. It’s always the same circus.”

It added that Macron told his advisers that Johnson apologised privately for making France a scapegoat publicly over issues such as the Channel crossings and the “sausage war”.

Macron reportedly said: “It is sad to see a major country with which we could do huge numbers of things being led by a clown.”

It came as former French ambassador to the UK Sylvie Bermann told Times Radio that relations between France and the UK had “never been as bad since Waterloo”.

The French president is also understood to have blamed Johnson’s attitude towards France on the shortcomings of the Brexit deal.

Macron allegedly said: “Brexit is the starting point of the Johnson circus. Very quickly he realised that the situation was catastrophic for the British. There was no petrol in the pumps, there were shortages of a whole pile of products.

“He is positioning himself as the victim and making France the scapegoat. He tries to turn simple situations into complex problems. We’ve been in this position since March. He’s done it over the ‘sausage war’, over fishing, over the submarine affair.

“In private he says he’s sorry to behave like this, but he says that he has to consider public opinion over everything else.”

Poetry – Brexit Brexit Brexit

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

Who cares what happens next?

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

We’re getting very vexed!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

Just get out! Leave! Goodbye!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

We don’t care if we die!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

We’re just sick and tired!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

If you object – you’re fired!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

The madmen are in control!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

They’ve dug us in a hole!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

A bunch of fascist thugs!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

Treating us like mugs!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

They’re stoking up division! They’re stoking up the hate!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

Peddling their ‘No Deal’ and pissing on our fate!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

Xenophobia, nationalism, racism and extremes

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

Someone’s making money! It’s never what it seems!

Brexit  fucking  Brexit

Another Tory mess! Another Tory dire fiasco!

Brexit  Brexit  Brexit

Courtesy of Cameron, Osborne, Farage and co.

Opher 12.9.2019

We’ve now got ourselves into such an emotional mess that the Brexiteers would rather throw themselves into abject poverty rather than stay in the EU.

Farage, Johnson and Rees-Mogg have done a job on us.