Power and Fear

Power and Fear

Power and fear

                The only game in town.

Terror and death

                When the chips are down.

Nobody matters.

                A numbers game.

Winning and losing

                In the arena of shame.

Unleashing war;

                A battle of wits.

Collateral damage

                Where the missile hits.

Nothing matters

                But power and wealth.

Brutal terror

                Or intrigue and stealth.

Games of power;

                Win at all cost.

Cities into rubble;

                Nuclear holocaust.

Opher – 16.3.2022

In among these games of power ordinary people are like ants trampled under hobnail boots – of little consideration.

Civilisation is a transparent film over a reality that has not changed through the centuries. Technology has merely altered the size of the chips. There is more to lose.

Political games are played out over a global stage. The powerful vie for position, people and cities are mere bargaining chips as they up the ante.

Power is a strong drug.

Wealth is another.

The whole of history has been the tale of selfishness and greed.

Civilisation is an illusion.

Human being could build a world of beauty and fulfilment for all. But some want it all. They are prepared to destroy it all so that they can have what they want.

Power and wealth has no room for wisdom or compassion.

Ruining Tomorrow

Ruining Tomorrow

Taking land

                With blood and terror

Tanks and missiles

                Putin’s error.

World watches

                Disbelief and horror

Destroying today

                Ruining tomorrow!

Opher 25.2.2022

Will the world all come together to condemn this horror or will certain nations just shake their heads or watch with glee?

Is violence and terror always going to be a part of humanity’s repertoire? Are we just cruel and psychotic?

Poetry – Russia has been planning

Russia has been planning

The invasion of Ukraine

No spur of the moment act by a man with no brain.

Russia has been planning this for years.

The sounds were loud and clear

From Georgia and Crimea they’ve been getting near

But we blocked our ears.

While we were busy having fun

Putin was busy loading every single gun

We were blind to what had begun.

Interfering with our election run

Stupefying minds as populist Trump won

They even got Brexit done!

Russian money poured in for free

The gullible were targeted with great glee

As they dismantled democracy.

Weakening the EU and the USA

Stirring up division in the UK

Electing incompetent clowns to get their way.

Russian fingerprints are everywhere

From the House of Lords to mansions in Mayfair

Donors to the Tories and Johnson’s clownish hair.

Putin’s taken us for fools.

He’s sponsored all the biggest tools.

Had fingers in all the rules.

The invasion of Ukraine

Was no spur of the moment act by a man with no brain.

Russia has been planning this for years.

Opher – 6.5.2022

Putin is a sick and nasty human being. Like Hitler he has been sitting in his bunker planning how to build his empire. Furious with the break-up of the Soviet Union he has been planning how to rebuild his empire and leave a legacy. He set out to undermine the West.

It did not take much.

He’s been using sweeteners, bribes and blackmail. Enticing the likes of Trump and Johnson into his web. Russian business deals, hookers and coke-fuelled parties. Trump was easily snared. Labrov’s cash and wild parties hooked Johnson and took Labrov into the House of Lords.

The oligarchs bought their way into influence.

Putin rubbed his hands.

Interfering with elections was easy. Putin splashed the cash and an army of hackers spread lies, propaganda and doubt. Mud was raked. They targeted the wavering voters with tailored messages.

Democracy was undermined.

The West’s weaknesses were exposed.

Trump and Johnson did not care.

The Russians made the difference. In tight elections they made the difference. They had their patsy Trump elected and had the photos and recordings with hookers, had the business deals and sweeteners, to blackmail and bribe, to control.

They had managed to get an incompetent fool into the highest office, created huge turmoil and division and badly weakened the USA. Quite a triumph for Putin.

They set about the UK using the same tactics. The Brexit vote was tight. They again targeted swing voters with fear and propaganda. Their aim was to weaken the EU and the UK, to cause hate and division. They succeeded. They not only got Brexit done but also managed to have another incompetent clown and bunch of equally useless extremists elected in the process.

The Russians got Brexit done and elected a prize chump.

Putin isn’t stupid. He’s been planning this for years. With the USA, UK and EU all in chaos the way was clear to invade Ukraine (just like he’d done with Georgia and Crimea while our backs were turned).

That’s where it started going wrong for Putin. It just goes to show that even the best of plans can go awry.