Trade Wars Are Good?

Lordie Lord, the President’s come unglued

And the American Economy is about to be Trump U-ed

Given an education in corruption and fraud

From the man who fancies himself a reality TV God

 

T J Therien

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The Fatal Flaw

I’ve come to the conclusion
The problem isn’t with Capitalism
Democracy, Communism
Or Socialism, per se
The problem is people
People are corruptible
And power corrupts
But this is nothing new
It just took me this long to come to terms
With a truth I did not want to accept
Societies,
(regardless the political and economic model,)
Are doomed to fail solely because
We cannot remove the one fatal flaw
Us

T J Therien

Damn It

I think of the economy as a great river that has been dammed. On one side, the one percent and on the other side the rest of us. The dam was built to control the flow of wealth, with the one percent monopolizing the river and the reservoir and the rest of us reliant on the trickle that flows downstream from the obstruction that prevents everyone from benefiting from the river’s bounty. Thing is, if you blow up the dam a lot of people will be wiped out because everyone has built their life in its shadow.

 

T J Therien

The Good King

 

There once was a King and he was just,
He rebuilt kingdom and peoples trust,
Forging a democratic nation,
He listened to his population,
Holding court beneath oak and elm,
He brought law and order to his realm,
Still his populace was not appeased,
They demanded that the laws be eased,
So the King took some time to reflect,
Struck down all laws by royal edict,
He replaced the many with just one,
This he did with great apprehension,
The people spoke, he bade their command,
One law became law of the land,
The law was “Love and Respect All Things,
People are equal, peasants and Kings.”
Once again the people were not pleased,
Complaints were coughed and protests were wheezed,
“How does this law pertain to chattel?”
The people mooed like stupid cattle,
Reinstating old laws and adding more,
With iron fist enforced them o’er,
By populace King had been schooled,
People don’t want democracy, they want to be ruled!

From When Gods Fade to Myth By T J Therien

Privy to Government

 
 
Imagine a toilet. Imagine that toilet was engineered without the ability to flush. Well used, it would soon overflow with shit. The only way to be rid of the crap is by manually bailing out the bowl. Such a toilet would be a breeding ground for disease which could infect all that used it. Such a toilet would serve no purpose and yet such a toilet does indeed exist. It’s called Government. Government is the toilet without a flush valve that collects all the political horseshit. It will never work as intended.
T J Therien

Deciphering Doublespeak

With the Election looming the Leaders of each of the Parties all rolling out their platforms and in each there is a great emphasis on strengthening the Middle Class. This tells me two things. First, right and left wing are appendages of the same bird. Second, regardless who is elected policies will be enacted to ensure the average person remains average.

By T J Therien