Capitalism's Contribution: looting, lying, and acting obscene

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Capitalism's Contribution: looting, lying, and acting obscene

© 2017 Dan Stevenson III

the die is cast
the money on the table
some people may die
is it really that bad
just look at the profit
it’s ours ‘cuz we’re able

 

it’s only good business
it’s just what we do
if they’re in the way
what are we spoze to do
if we don’t take advantage
we’re all going to lose

 

it’s there for the taking
the law’s on our side
we made it that way
the game being played
it’s really their fault
if they don’t step aside

 

sure we’ll help their children
we’ll put them in camps
we’ll do what we can
you must understand
it’s best that you see
we have a smart stance

 

we’ve done this forever
our heritage, you know
it’s way too important
to just let it go
so call in security
to protect what is so

 

it is our right
our history complete
we don’t mind doing
what has to be done
until the next time
with a butt of a gun

 

the damage we do
to land, water, and air
is not of concern or
cause for despair
we donate most heavily
for orphan repair

 

the profit which is
the ultimate treasure
can be used to buy
all in good measure
the next exploitation
to protect this great nation

 

sure some have to die

for others to live
but really we’ve found

it’s just like it is
not one thing to worry
or even forgive

 

so stack up that money
and oxygen tanks
so we can survive
as others all die
‘cause we got the talent
when the earth’s out of balance

 

yet some keep on yelling
it’s too late to correct
but what do they know
with no portfolio
our investment appreciates
the longer we go

 

it’s called progress you sillies
you don’t even know that
if you don’t risk
you’re just scaredy-cats
so count yourselves in
all the way to the end

 

so come on no worries
for what we do know
is dow jones is up
we’ve got money to burn
at least just enough
to cover the earth’s very last turn!

 

Comments

Tubularsock Added Aug 23, 2017 - 10:03pm
If the shoe fits, wear it! We keep on the same course and we buy the farm brothers and sisters ........ that is the fun of it!
Jenifer Frost Added Aug 23, 2017 - 11:40pm
Sad but true. Good stuff Tubularsock! 
Bill Caciene Added Aug 23, 2017 - 11:56pm
Excellent copy and paste job of Dan Stevenson's poem.  
Tubularsock Added Aug 24, 2017 - 12:07am
Thanks Jenifer, Tubularsock appreciates your comment.
 
 
Tubularsock Added Aug 24, 2017 - 12:10am
Bill, Tubularsock thanks you for taking the time to comment. Tubularsock finds that there is a skill in "copy and paste" jobs. You know how that pastes just get all over everything.
John G Added Aug 24, 2017 - 3:10am
But but capitalism is responsible for everything good in the world.
And when it isn't we pretend that it isn't real capitalism, we call it crony capitalism or we pretend that fascists and nazis aren't really capitalists.
Socialism killed eleventy gazillion people before too. What are you? Some sort of commie pinko?
And even though capitalism has been unopposed for 40 years its still the left's fault for all the problems we are going through.
And we need to kill all the socialists to preserve democracy.
And shut those leftists up because they're shouting over my free speech.
George N Romey Added Aug 24, 2017 - 9:38am
We have corporatocracy, when capitalism is allowed with few constraints.
Bill H. Added Aug 24, 2017 - 11:42am
Good one Tubularsock!
George, capitalism is allowed only when it results in profits to the corporatocracy.
The ideal system would be a mix of the best of all systems that work for the benefit of the people.
George N Romey Added Aug 24, 2017 - 12:26pm
Bill for the 30 years following WW2 we had the means to control the seedy side of capitalism.  Unions and regulation helped to keep abuses in check.  Again look at Northern European countries.  They have a much stronger safety net (albeit some countries like Switzerland are moving neoliberal) yet have businesses that can compete on the global stage.  At home we have companies like Costco and Delta Airlines that treat employees exceptionally well just have billions in profits.  Do you know Delta is one of the few airlines in which the flight attendants are not unionized?
John G Added Aug 25, 2017 - 12:08am
Capitalism as J. M. Keynes used to put it, ‘the astonishing belief that the nastiest motives of the nastiest men somehow or other work for the best results in the best of all possible worlds’.

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