Justice

Justice

I’ve been studying justice.

It’s been hard.

I could not find too much of it.

I looked in the courts

But it wasn’t to be found –

Only the tiniest bit.

I searched the battlefields.

There was none.

All lost in the fog of true grit.

I hunted for it on the streets,

Searched high and low

Justice had taken a hit.

It seems we don’t value justice

We have no wish to be fair.

We’re happy to tolerate poverty

And injustice everywhere.

Justice is just for the rich.

They make sure they get their share.

Opher – 11.4.2021

The courts do not dispense justice. They undergo procedure according to the law. It very much depends on how good a barrister you can afford. The courts protect the state. They require scapegoats as deterrents.

Violence in war, by tyrants, by gangs, by the authorities, overrides all justice.

We live in a world of our own design. We have created massive inequality, exploitation and poverty.

These things have not come about by chance. They were designed.

The powerful choose injustice, unfairness and selfishness. They think they deserve it.

Fair Taxation

Fair Taxation

Close the loopholes, don’t be lax
Graduate the income tax
The economy will have a bounce
Just from taxing the off-shore accounts

Fair taxation! Fair taxation!

The heart of any civilised nation!

Everyone should be aware
Ensure fat cats pay their share
For fairness in the economy
We need greater equality.

Fair taxation! Fair taxation!

The heart of any civilised nation!

So politicians do what’s right

Graduate the tax tonight.

The whole country will cheer

If those loopholes disappear!

Fair taxation! Fair taxation!

The heart of any civilised nation!

Opher & Bumba 17.1.2017

With A/I creating greater and greater inequality the world is either going to move into a situation where there is no employment and most of humanity is in hopelessly languishing in desperate misery while a small elite have more money than they can possibly deal with, or we find a way forward.

Without fair taxation there is a future of mass migration, war and hate.

There will be violent revolution.

It’s already happening.

Is it better to mindlessly ignore the corruption, lies and disinformation?

Perhaps life would be easier if one wasn’t so aware of how we were being manipulated, the gross corruption and inequality? My emotional mood would be far more serene if I simply blotted out the lies and the way we are being robbed.

But I can’t stand the way our public services are being cut, our taxes rise and people are being treated as idiots. The poor are being made scapegoats so that the wealthy can be rewarded with more than they can possibly need.

It infuriates me that the poor have their pay and benefits cut while the tax loopholes are left gaping for the wealthy to stuff millions abroad and avoid paying a penny.

The hypocrisy and lies make my blood boil.

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if I was stupid, uninformed and either believed or ignored the propaganda?

But who wants an easy life?

Surely integrity, fairness and justice are worth fighting for?

Surely we must stand against this slide into fascism?

Poetry – Petulance defined

Petulance defined

Petulant, divisive, arrogant and vengeful.

He’s a man who wants to build a wall.

Narcissistic, belligerent and tyrannical.

Religious and conservative most hypocritical.

If he had his way he’d practice genocide.

But who he’d include he can’t yet decide.

Not the South Koreans or Russians for sure.

Probably just the people outside of his door.

Opher – 5.6.2020

Trump has become a tyrant, a totalitarian monster. He tramples over conventions, rights and laws.

Given more time he would completely dismantle the political system so that he could control everyone.

If you are not for him you are against him and you need crushing.

He’s a fascist.

Poetry – Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

The same thing

Time after time

Injustice and violence

‘Dominate the jerks’

Says Trump.

One rule for you

And one rule for me

Complete lack

Of empathy

From the chump.

Life is cheap

If you are black

In America.

Where’s the leadership?

Where’s the compassion?

Where’s the country’s Cazar?

Hiding away in his bunker

With the lights out

Tweeting threats!

Devoid of answers.

Devoid of humanity.

Displaying no regrets!!

Opher 1.6.2020

How long does it take for a people to gain justice?

How many years?

Civil rights is not a gift to bestow; it is a right.

Human beings are all one species.

It is time we started to judge people by their character and not their colour.

Long overdue!!

Cost of Living Crisis – Does Billionaire Rishi Sunak really understand?

The world rich Tories live in is one of opulence and indulgence. Their champagne isn’t going up in price. The idea of families actually starving is either beyond their understanding or not something they care about. As long as the overworked, freezing, starving poor continue to vote for them (which for some unfathomable reason they do) they don’t give a monkeys.

The world Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson inhabit is on another planet.

Poetry – Oppression and Suppression

Oppression and Suppression

Oppression is necessary,

                Opposition a pain,

                                Suppression the answer.

Because freedom runs against the grain.

I like control!

                It’s just a game!

I deserve it all!

                Let others take the blame!

Because freedom runs against the grain.

Chess and poker

                All in one

Games of intrigue

                War is fun!

Torture and death.

                Tools of the trade.

                                Power and wealth

                                                The game that is played!

Oppression is necessary,

                Opposition a pain,

                                Suppression the answer.

Because freedom runs against the grain.

Opher – 31.3.2022

Putin sits in his magnificent secret Palace having stashed billions and billions in secret hordes.

The Russian people live austere lives in poverty.

Putin plots and schemes to make himself more powerful. He deploys his zombies to oppress and suppress. He commands his soldiers to kill and maim.

He sits back and plays the game.

He’s exactly the same as Trump and Johnson. It’s just a question of scale.