Labour surges ahead as Tory Lies and Corruption undermine democracy.

The council elections loom on Nov 5th (sure to be fireworks) as the government drags democracy and honour into the gutter. Trust has evaporated in all except the most ardently brainwashed.

Despite Starmer’s lack of charisma and the way he has hauled the party into the middle of the road to become watered-down Tories, Labour is now 6 points clear.

I receive the news with mixed emotions. Just about anything, short of the Ku Klux Klan, is an improvement on what must go down as the most inept, corrupt and dishonest government we have ever had. Even Starmer feels like a ray of hope.

Poetry – I Make War!!

I Make War!!

I fire bullets.

                I fire rockets.

                                I drop bombs.

                                                Lives in my pockets.

I plan wars.

                I give orders.

                                I send troops

                                                Across borders.

I kill children.

                I rape girls.

                                I destroy.

                                                The game unfurls.

I’m the leader,

                I make rules,

                                Setting targets

                                                For the fools.

I make love.

                I make law.

                                Power and greed.

                                                I make war!

Opher – 31.3.2022

Without the goons there would be no war. The tyrants make the rules and direct the troops. The mindless zombies carry out the wishes. They shoot, they rape and kill. The despots treat us like fools.

Poetry – Trumpville – where only one life matters

Trumpville – where only one life matters

Welcome to Trumpville

Where a black man’s life counts for little.

Welcome to the land

Where police dispense justice

With a trigger.

Welcome to the leader’s policy:

Sow fear,

Pour blame,

Stoke division

And soak up the power.

Opher – 2.9.2020

The arrogance and effrontery of Trump’s posturing – the sheer nerve of it.

He swears black is white. The lies pour forth and he just brushes it off when caught out, either ignoring the facts altogether or insisting he is right despite all the evidence to the contrary.

And the stupid thing is that so many people believe him.

We are in the age of fact melt-down.

Facts, statistics and the evidence of our own eyes count for nothing!

The propaganda machine pumping fake news through the internet is the only truth in the eyes of the sheep.

The billionaire Trump, master of the business deal, is fighting the Deep State on behalf of poor people.

Not the bankrupt, failed businessman, propped up by his Dad, in debt to his ears, a man of corrupt deals, tax evasion and illegal activities, is busy squirrelling away as much cash as he can get his paws on while using office to avoid the law.

Talk about crooked Hilary!

It’ll all come out in the wash!

State Looting!!

Looting is universal. Every country suffers from it. It is merely a question of degree. The UK is no exception.

State looting has come to the fore with the Russian situation. Communism was intended to replace a greedy elite, who lived in unbelievable opulence while the bulk of the country starved, with a fairer society. It failed miserably.

Russia merely replaced one elite with another. The new leadership, absolutely paranoid, set about creating a totalitarian state, stifling all opposition and killing millions.

With the collapse of the USSR the elite – Putin and his oligarchs – systematically, and callously, grabbed all the wealth. While the hundreds of oligarchs became billionaires and Putin and his political henchmen stuffed their foreign bank accounts and built mansions and palaces, the average Russian lived in poverty. One-third of Russians still have outside loos.

You could argue that in places like Africa and India it is worse. All the wealth is siphoned off. Corruption is rife. Politicians (on all levels) and government officials are in cahoots with businessmen and developers to rob ordinary citizens. Huge government schemes and international aid pours in and the money is merely directed straight into the bank accounts of the elite.

These people are so selfish and callous that the levels of poverty, starvation, death and misery they create is of no concern to them. They have their penthouses, their yachts and lavish lifestyles.

It’s no different in the UK. It’s just a different scale. The elite are siphoning off the wealth of the nation they merely allow us a higher standard of living to that of Russia and the Third World countries.

The principle is the same.

All over the world, and in the West, the establishment, the royalty, the aristocracy and wealthy elite are nothing more than bloated parasites with their mouthparts firmed glued into the arteries of the nation – busy sucking us dry.

They leave us just enough to stop us rebelling against the system – and we’re the lucky ones!!

Poetry – Rubble to Rubble

Rubble to Rubble

Rubble to rubble,

Dust to dust,

Nothing survives,

Especially the just.

When the man decides

To clench his fist

It becomes impossible

To resist.

Rubble and dust

Rubble and dust.

The whole world runs on greed and lust.

A game of power;

Flex of meat;

Callously cruel;

Shrapnel and heat

Putin’s gamble;

Existential threat;

Where’s it going?

Place your bet!!

Rubble and dust

Rubble and dust.

The whole world runs on greed and lust.

Opher 5.3.2022

Power is corruption.

Putin lives in his palace with full control of millions. His generals quake before him. The Czars of the past would have recognised him as one of theirs.

Yet power and greed have no limits.

Paranoia builds.

There is always a threat. Lots of similar psychotic minds want what he has.

Do not fool yourself that it is any different where you live. Trump, Johnson, Modi or Erdogan, Bolsonaro or Macron; they are part of the same elite, tools and puppets with power.

Power corrupts.

They want more!!

Poetry – Build Them Up

Build Them Up

Build them up

                Knock them down

Village, city

                House and town

Human beings

                Primitive apes

Psychotic minds

                No escapes

Huge expense

                Complete waste

Madness reigns

                Dangers faced

Shells fired

                Bombs dropped

Bullets fly

                Insults swapped

Lies spoken

                Power struggle

Lives lost

                Families broken

Build them up

                Knock them down

Village, city

                House and town

Opher 22.2.2022

There is a major flaw in human nature. We are forever at war. We always think it’s the easy solution. We have to assert ourselves violently.

We elect belligerent leaders.

We like inflicting pain.

We think violence is alright.

Periodically we destroy each other and ourselves.

Just think what a world we could build if all the money spent on this endless war machine was spent on education and eradicating poverty. Just think.

This is madness.

There is no excuse.

This is really madness.

We build things up and we destroy them.

We terrify each other and traumatise generations.

There can be no excuse.

It is madness.

Johnson in the Last Ditch

The Tory Party is pulling itself apart. Johnson is leading them down his last ditch.

He tells us that he is tightening everything up. Ha Ha. He can’t! This man simply doesn’t possess the ability or skill to lead and manage. He never has and never will. The only thing he had going for him was his popularity. Ordinary people liked his clownish personality.

You don’t really want a clown leading you to battle with a cry of ‘Tally Ho’. You want someone who has thought all the tactics and strategy through, has a plan that might work and the ability to lead.

What we have with Johnson is a court jester charging recklessly into the valley of death on a wing and a prayer. That’s his approach. Nothing is ever thought through.

He makes these soundbite announcements with no idea on how to make them work.

Long may he reign! The further down that ditch he leads the Tories the more damage he does to the Tories. I want rid of the whole bunch of these greedy, selfish, arrogant profiteers.

poetry – How Much is Money Worth?

How Much is Money Worth?

How much is money worth?

                Is it worth a single tree?

                                A forest? Or a stream?

How much is money worth?

                Is it worth a single whale?

                                All the gorillas?

                Or an orangutan, or a tiger?

How much is money worth?

                Is it worth a hurricane?

                                A flood or a drought?

Perhaps a forest fire?

How much is money worth?

                Is it worth a lung?

A plague?

                A kidney or a life?

How much is money worth?

                Is it worth a single family?

Or a country?

                A people or a planet?

What is the price of money?

Opher – 1.3.2020

We are already starting to pay the price for global warming. The climate is changing as a result of the things we are doing. The hurricanes, droughts, forest fires, floods, heatwaves and migrations.

Of course, there are those still in denial, who claim these are natural events and not a result of anything we are doing.

They are wrong.

The science tells us most clearly – unless we change our ways the worst is yet to come.

The deniers are leading us down a path to destruction!

Poetry – Plastic Fashion

Plastic Fashion

Painted eyebrows, painted lips,

Botox faces, resized tits.

Steroid blood, muscles ripped,

Macho posture, bloods or crips.

Brazilian bikini, stiletto heels,

Fake tan, skin peels.

Arrogant swagger, violent streak,

Shaved hair, mandatory cheek.

Drugs and gangs, guns and knives,

Plastic culture, shallow lives.

Not real people, not a clue,

Life’s a game, nothing new.

Everything false, all unreal!

Concrete jungle – pig’s swill!

Opher – 5.2.2022

Once upon a time we lived with nature, in tune, with respect, on the edge, and it was real.

Now we live apart in these tarmacked streets full of dirt and trash. Life is unreal. We’ve become dissociated for reality.

Our food comes to us processed.

We’ve lost all sense of harmony.

It’s all about status, popularity, greed and wealth.

The girls are plastic dolls, status symbols to be used and discarded.

The boys are aggressive thugs out to make a kill.

Gangs, cars, drink, sex and drugs.

Pointlessly existing and dying in the plastic heaven we live in – trivia, shallow lives, going nowhere.