(Dedicated to Tony Mazzocchi. Without him,
we never could have built CSB.GOV )
Kings of yore; Divine Right rule.
Bankers now with Fine Print fool.
Same old loaded coin flip.
Heads they win; tails you lose.
You kiss their ass; you have no clues.
Say, "How are you?" Claim, "I am fine!"
My goals, with Management, align :-)
Put Happy Face on McJob ape.
No crime, no foul: White-collar rape.
Kneel facing Wall Street: Pray for jobs.
Our Social Contract? "Void", says Hobbes.
Broken treaties, broken vows?
Upper income tax cuts, Yowz!
Purple mountains' majesty?
Oligarchs reign over thee!
Burdened are we, this debt bubble?
must toil to ease their
Jobless? Foreclosed? Shame? Confusion?
Vampire banks suck blood transfusion!
"We work hard; we played by rules."
Bankers changed the rules -- you're tools!
U.S., Europe, both are whores,
to corporate conquistadores.
Help us, Ayn Rand; we've been mugged!
"Free-ride Leeches," Atlas Shrugged.
Broken models, broken tools?
Let Goldman Sachs "enhance"
Shift those risks! Amp-up greed!
What's more hunger? What's more need?
Broken concepts, shattered faith?
Emaciate that welfare wraith!
"In GDP, we place our trust."
(Ponzi bubbles never bust.)
Oh Credit Rating Agency:
We consecrate our souls to thee.
Spin, economic Ponzi-tron!
Save sinking global Hegemon!
Reinflate that credit bubble?
Let it die? Suburban rubble.
Market value: "Measurement"?
Foreclose logic: Tenement!
"Mark-To-Market" price revision?
Neoclassic paradigm --
Against Humanity a Crime!
I lay me down, but cannot sleep,
Retirement sunk in shit knee-deep.
If they foreclose before I wake,
May Goldman Sachs in hell-fire bake.
Capital- or Social- Ism?
Power corrupts any system.
Vigilance is price to free,
our souls from both. Same tyranny.
Corporations pull our strings.
Rot our hearts and bind our wings.
"Consumer Choice": hollow shell.
Makes our Earth a living hell.
Puppet "Freedom"; toe that line!
"Please great Master, money mine?"
Shallow life makes Mall-rat mind.
Style, not Substance, is that kind.
Fragile ego; must save face.
Narcissist; not human race.
TV pundit, talking head.
Ad-sponsored; no earned street cred.
Corporations' power flow.
Boiling frogs don't wanna know.
"Not my job," sez Joe Consumer.
Crash deserved, Joe Selfish Boomer.
"Propaganda, that's my guide."
An entertaining suicide.
"Propaganda gives me answer!"
("Thinking hurts; it causes cancer.")
Simple answers' Certainty.
Sell out your integrity!