Catalyst For Division

Poetry – Catalyst for Division

Posted on  by Opher

Catalyst for Division

There’s a catalyst for division

And he’s coming after us.

He’s spreading hate and racism

To throw us off the bus.

He’s gathering his army

They’re taking to the street.

Toting their assault rifles

Jackbooting their feet.

He’s a catalyst for hatred

Enjoying when people cower,

Wallowing in his wealth,

Loving all the power.

He’s spreading all his fake news –

A propaganda machine.

Spreading lies and put-downs,

Talking sly and mean.

He’s a catalyst for confusion,

Making people fear.

Spreading doubt like manure

So that nothing is quite clear.

He’s empowering the racists

And stirring the pot.

He wants to get elected

Giving it all he’s got.

He’s a catalyst for violence,

Orchestrating his thugs.

Treating the people

Like a bunch of mugs.

He’s building walls in minds

As well as on the ground.

Where-ever he goes

The lies they do abound.

We know what he’s about!

Time to boot him out!

Opher – 26.9.2020

Freedom to cause hate, division and bully those who are weaker! What this world needs is more racism and nastiness!!

Elon Musk thinks that there’s not enough violence!! Let’s ratchet up the bullying!! What the world needs now is more fascism!!

Come on – bully your neighbours!! Stir up race hate!! Let’s have some good old-fashioned lynchings!!

The benefits of Brexit!

The main benefit is that Rees-Mogg, among others, made millions out of it!

Benefit number two is that it managed to get a bunch of inept ultranationalists elected with a whacking 80 seat majority so they can do what they like and make loadsa money.

Benefit number three is that it enabled the loony right to completely take over the Tory Party and oust all the moderates so that they were unopposed.

Apart from that there are no benefits. All those easy trade deals never materialised. It’s costing us £37 million a year and all the fears about trade and firms leaving the country came true. All the higher costs, red tape, tariffs and destabilisation of the UK came true. All the shortages of labour, delays, long queues, loss of freedoms and subsequent price rises came true.

We took back control from the EU and handed it to a bunch of rabid, lying, corrupt, overprivileged, overgrown Eton schoolboys who are buggering everything up while profiting greatly!

Poetry -I’m so tough

I’m so tough

I’m so tough.

I’m so strong.

Always right

Never wrong.

I beat Covid.

I build walls.

I speak tough.

I’ve got balls.

I don’t use masks.

I don’t space.

Mess with me.

I’m in your face.

I am rude.

I’m uncouth.

Had it easy

Since my youth.

I don’t do tax.

Don’t do rules.

Treat people.

Like they’re fools.

I do tweets.

I brag a lot.

Taunt and bully.

I’m so hot.

Opher – 7.10.2020

It is so interesting to look at the phenomenon of Trump – an over-privileged man who is worshipped by the poor.

Never have we had anyone so unsuited to high office. He lacks all the diplomatic skills. He doesn’t believe experts or science. He has aligned himself to an extreme right-wing and sets out to deliver for them.

He seems to lack all empathy and is cynical.

When confronted he attacks. When unloved he is petulant.

He likes to appear tough. He has a swagger.

He perpetuates myths and conspiracy. He lies and puts out fake news. He has undermined the entire fabric of society and works the seam of that division for his own advantage.

The myth of his acumen as a business-man is based on lies. He has been failing continuously, bailed out by his father. He has avoided paying tax through many illegal loopholes. He has very dubious business relationships with Russia. He owes billions.

What a strange phenomenon.

Poetry – Who is this?

Who is this?

Who is this full of fake news?

Spreading misinformation to confuse?

Sowing division, with a short fuse?

A man who has never paid his dues?

Who is this who loves himself?

Who only cares about his wealth?

Puts global warming on the shelf?

And cares not about the planet’s health?

Who cosies up to the NRA?

To Putin and Kim – to our dismay?

To evangelists and the KKK?

And doesn’t want the BLM to have their say?

Who is this who loves his power?

Surrounded by an ignorant shower?

Always lived in his ivory tower?

Making gaffes and nonsense by the hour?

Who is this king of fools?

Who never follows any rules?

With an empty head and lack of tools?

Pampered and privileged at the best schools?

I think I know!

Opher – 15.8.2020

Are we all completely mad? We trust the world to populist fools – narcissistic megalomaniacs who are in it for themselves – psychopathic sociopaths who don’t care a jot for anyone or anything.

The populist culture – feed the fear! Widen the division!! Stoke the hate!!

It’s the cash, right?

No it’s not! There’s much more than the cash. There’s the morality, the environment, health and equality. So much more.

They are siphoning off that cash into their own pockets.

These people are not emotionally, intellectually or psychologically fit to lead countries.

Poetry – America – We need to talk!

America – We need to talk!

America you need to listen to me!

I do not think you are being honest!

You are meant to be leading the free world!

What on earth is going wrong?

America, you are making me feel sick.

I worry about you.

You’ve become fake news.

You’ve lost all belief

Except in superstition and guns.

What is all this Deep State nonsense anyway?

America, you need to get your act together!

You are making a mess of things

And pissing off your friends.

America, do you really believe a billionaire

Cares about the poor.

Isn’t it obvious that he is using you?

America, I despair.

The beauty of your country is tainted.

You have become mean-minded, squalid

Violent, ugly and divided.

Whatever happened to your dream?

America, you were born out of ugliness,

Out of genocide and slavery,

But do you teach that in your schools?

Do you tell the real story of the Native Americans

And Africans?

Will you ever make amends?

America, why do you put butchers, warmongers

And slave owners on pedestals?

Why not artists and poets?

America, does this reflect your values?

America, I want you to listen.

Are you really the land of the free?

Is there freedom in the ghettos?

In working all hours to scratch a living?

In having no rights?

In being abused and used?

America, you have a strange idea of freedom.

Or is freedom something just for the wealthy minority?

America, where is your sense of fun?

Where’s the Jazz and Blues?

The Rock ‘n’ Roll?

The Black and White fusion?

America, are you heading back to the bad old days

Of lynching, of racism and slaves?

Do you really want walls?

Can you be happy with such gross inequality?

America, are you really letting the wealthy and powerful

Call all the shots?

America, I think it’s time you took your head out of the sand

And decided what sort of country you want to build;

An inclusive place or one built on division and hate.

America, I despair.

You are not being fair.

You’ve lost your direction.

America, you need to take a long hard look at yourself!

Are your schools educating

Or are you running on blind faith?

Are you all getting health-care

Or is it the survival of the richest?

Are you a country of opportunity?

Or a country of privilege?

Where did things go wrong America?

America, I am your friend, but you worry me.

Opher – 31.7.2020

I look at the political division being actively promoted and used by Trump and it is sickening.

Those divisions were always there – exacerbated by the North/South divide, by ignorance, religious superstition, poor education and the John Wayne mentality.

At times it feels as if America is permanently stuck in the Wild West where everything is solved with a gun, the bible is read daily (and used when needed but basically ignored), the good guys wear white, the bad guys wear black, injuns are savages and blacks are slaves.

But this is the 21st century and we know that things are a million miles away from that. There is no black and white, just shades of grey. The Native America culture was superior in many ways – particularly when it came to the environment, and black people are as important as anybody else.

It’s time the Wild West was put to bed. It wasn’t a very nice period of time.

Poetry – Divided he stands

Divided he stands

Divided he stands.

Divided we fall.

It’s all about re-election.

Nothing else matters at all.

Black lives don’t matter

If you’re not in his base.

He’ll hit out in petulance

If you get in his face.

Do you think that he care

About poor George Floyd?

If it affects his ratings

He sure gets annoyed.

As for the country

Not a jot for you or me.

A bunch of leftist scum

Not worthy of a crumb.

Divided he stands.

Divided we fall.

It’s all about re-election.

Nothing else matters at all.

Opher – 5.6.2020

For Trump it is all about power and wealth, nothing else matter.

Black lives – he doesn’t care.

The environment – he doesn’t care.

Poverty – he doesn’t care.

Death from Covid-19 – he doesn’t care.

He feeds his base with lies, fake information and propaganda and they lap it up.

He has no wish to unite the country or show respect to anyone who disagrees with him.

He’d destroy democracy in order to gain re-election.

Poetry – Division is good for me

Division is good for me

Toughen up!

With tear gas, shields and guns,

What was peaceful becomes violent.

The country is at war

But the President

Won’t relent!

The hard man of law and order,

Who builds walls on his border,

Won’t be bent!

It’s a land where it is OK to be fascist;

When the rudest word is now socialist.

Where discrimination is the norm

And application of law is racist.

A country ruled by guns and knees

Which always ignores a victim’s pleas.

The country is at war

But the President

Won’t relent!

Opher – 2.5.2020

America is dissolving in a sea of division and hatred being stoked up by politicians.

Trump uses division, lies and propaganda to create fear and hatred.

He incites violence.

He empowers right-wing racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

The propaganda machine is in full swing.

Poetry – Welcoming Trump

Welcoming Trump

Let’s welcome the delights of Trump!

I love chlorine

And global warming’s a joke!

Who needs workers’ rights

Collaboration or partnership??

Let’s just go for broke!!

There’s big money to be made

If we can only convince the fools

And give ‘em a poke!

We’ll have zero hours

No environmental laws

And control of working folk!

Opher – 22.10.2019

You can guarantee that it’s all about the money. Some people, like Rees-Mogg, are going to make a killing.

Poetry – Choices


You can choose who to hate

And choose who to love.

It’s merely a question of prejudice.

You can side with the haters

Or side with the innocent

It’s only a roll of your dice.

Perhaps it is birth

Or experience and circumstance

That dictates your views?

Perhaps it is the cool light

Of rational thought

Or merely what’s reflected in the news?

We are all victims of lies,

Subject to propaganda,

As malleable as plasticine.

It is the manipulators

Who pull all the strings

And obfuscate what is seen.

Opher – 26.10,2019

We do make choices as to which side we support. But how do we make those choices? And who is manipulating us?