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.

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!!

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 – No War!! No War!!

No War!! No War!!

No War!!  No War!!

There is no war!

                That’s fake news!

To say there is

                Is worth fifteen years!

No War!!  No War!!

Controlling the narrative,

                Suppressing dialogue,

This is the truth!

                Shout the puppeteers!

No War!!  No War!!

Putin’s in control.

                Tanks and troops

Are peace keepers.

                Have no fears.

No War!!  No War!!

Destruction is from

                Ukranian insurgents.

Russians bring chocolate and hope

                (death and tears)!!

No War!!  No War!!

Opher – 5.3.2022

He who controls the narrative controls the people. The news is being suppressed, the people oppressed.

Putin and his oligarchs walk off with the cash while the people live in tiny apartments and eat boiled cabbage.

Communism was meant to be about equality! About the people being in charge.

This form of totalitarianism coupled with extreme inequality and a ridiculously wealthy elite is about as far away from communism as you can get. This is repressive totalitarian control.

The people are on the street. The hierarchy is crumbling fast.

The rat is trapped – a victim of his own greed and paranoia.

Poetry – Freedom is infectious

Freedom is infectious

Putin and his oligarchs are in control

They claim the right to direct us.

Same with Johnson, Trump and the elite

They claim to protect us.

But freedom is infectious.

Stand against the establishment machine

They claim that we are reckless.

They bleed us dry, laugh and sigh

Then kick us in the solar plexus.

But freedom is infectious.

Ukraine, Russia or the USA

The people’s spirit connect us

That elite is just the same

They never respect us

But freedom is infectious.

But freedom is infectious.

Freedom is infectious.

Opher – 7.3.2022

The real war is the one that has raged down the centuries – between the ones who are in control and the rest of us.

In primitive times it was the chief and shaman who held the power, had their pick of everything, lived in plenty and presided.

As ‘civilisation’ grew, kings, princes and robber barons, Bishops, Popes and Sheikh, lived in their palaces while the majority lived in hovels.

The powerful took from the poor until they had more than they could ever use. Ostentation lived beside poverty and death.

It still does.

The superyachts crowd the marinas while beggars starve in the streets.

That is the real war.

Whether it is the billionaire Trump, the greedy Tories or Putin and the oligarchs; they are all part of the same problem – gross inequality.

It’s time we ‘civilised’ people created a freer, more equal society – a global society without tribes and war.

Poetry – Power from the Tower

Power from the Tower

The conspiracy theories, fake news and strong views

All get confused,

As the global elite use the situation

To control the nation;

Cementing their power from their ivory towers

While we cower.

Immune in their cocoon as we lampoon

Our own doom.

They control the markets like prophets

To increase their profits

Orchestrating death with their every breath

Dispensing crystal meth.

For the elite are immune to the things that cause our doom.

Opher 22.3.2020

It is obvious to me that the wealthy are completely immune to the effects of this pandemic. A number of them are exploiting the situation to make even more money. They are further cementing their status and securing their power.

When this is all over many millions will have lost their incomes but some will come out the other side a lot richer and a lot more powerful.