Sunday, October 30, 2011

Socialist Anonymous

I’m sick of attending these socialist anonymous meetings

I want to go public

but that propaganda would smack me so hard

hard like 50 years hard labor

that by the time the misinformation got through with me

I’d look like a peasant from Stalin’s Russia

I’m not for Dictators ruling with iron fists

but I’m sick of these corporations with their golden gloves

a left to the chin, a right to the gut

I’m left swollen bruised and cut

as I hand them my money

in exchange for bandages and ice packs

as if the market is going to save us

from all the problems the market has made for us

we look to the troublemakers for discipline

but they are responsible for the mess were in

The only problem with capitalism

is that most of us live lower case

while supporting the bold fold

and our fonts keep shrinking

but When I suggest it is our economic system causing our sinking

I get strange looks

and is sent off to rehabilitate my thinking

I’m sick of attending these socialist anonymous meetings

like the first step is admitting that I have a problem

but it wasn’t me who waged this class war

All I did was point and say “look there it is”

“Don’t you know it is impolite to point

Now get back in line

complete your purchase at the checkout

and everything will be just fine”

We are give plenty to occupy our minds

hypnotized eyes fixed on whatever shines

meanwhile our government has become a free market

supply and demand is no longer just for the economy

we treat these bills like they are comities

Market value for policy is more than I can afford

Fascism is what the invisible hand is pushing towards

even Herbert Hoover, Who hung out with Edison and Ford

reflected on the crash and would insist

“The only problem with capitalism is the capitalist”

I don’t sit on any board of trustees

I’m too busy paying interest and late fees

so sell my share of the American Dream

because this whole economy is a pyramid scheme.

Makes me cringe, I’m on the fringe

as I go on another Marxist reading binge.

I’m sick of attending these socialist anonymous meetings

like “Hello, my name is John

and its been one month since I last talked about class war”

But in that time the gap in wealth has only grown more

is there a connection between record quarterly profits

and records records of poverty?

you see, the only problem with capitalism is

that it just doesn’t work

sure it looks good on paper

paper printed from the treasury

generating massive wealth of the backs of the peasantry

Only I’m forbidden to say so

well, I can say, but somehow unable to be heard

mind control through language control, redefine words

like socialism is slander

and liberty somehow belongs to the right

my head spins when I think this Orwellian double speak type

The frame is drawn around the status quo

applied parameters to the mind

all content is keep under control

and the debate is predefined

I wont even be invited to the table

until I’m a reformed socialist, and a self proclaimed liberal

But I’m a radical,


but they want me silence and remain is Socialist anonymous

I’m sick of attending these socialist anonymous meetings

I’m going public

and I’ll say it loudly, proudly

That I am a Socialist for equality, abolish poverty

and if at first the individuals words sound absurd

I’ll say it again and again

until it is the message that is heard.

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