Channel The Outrage

Yeah, tell yourself that "But we're the 5th/6th biggest economy!""But you should be lucky to live here, it's really not that bad!""But we're a First-World Western Democwacy!" Aww! πŸ₯Ί Then tell that to the victims of the chronic genocide of the disabled and vulnerableThen tell that to the victims of the exponentially-growing healthcare waiting listsThen … Continue reading Channel The Outrage

Philosophical Perspectives On Struggle

Everyone reaches their limit at some point,And when that happens, shutting down is the right thing to do,You can never feel bad or guilty for that; When it's either that or killing yourself,You have nothing to lose; It's at that point that you put your community and supportive relationships and whatever safety net welfare system … Continue reading Philosophical Perspectives On Struggle

Meltdown 3

UltimatePower They said they didn't knowWith what World War Three would be foughtBut World War Four would be fought with sticks and stones How prescient, not to presume; Nuclear-war induced stalemateHad just about kept the peace between the largest nations and alliancesGiven us a twentieth-century golden age We survived thatOnly forA true singularity to come … Continue reading Meltdown 3

So Know Your Enemy

There really is almost no point, in campaigning,For anything else before electoral reform, If no matter who you vote for,Never results in a representative government…By design; You can have your strategic voting,Pretentious jargon,And needlessly-complicated over-thinking, But after all that,It's just giving in,Ignoring the real problem,You're fighting the wrong enemy; So save your energies and refocus … Continue reading So Know Your Enemy

Meltdown 2

Starmer, StarmerToo good for solid matter Starmer, StarmerCannot keep his own atoms together Labour build a StarMOATAs Sir Kier turns to literal jelly; And he stood, glass in hand,In the middle of the House of Commons,Gloating over the deconstituted Leader of the Opposition,And downed a pint of Starmer, And we realised,That the culture war, media … Continue reading Meltdown 2

Meltdown

Wait for the reportWait for the police investigationWait for the warWait for the local electionWait for the reportWait for the jubileeWait for the vote of no-confidenceWait for the by-electionWait for the second vote of no-confidenceWait for the general electionWait for the monkeypox outbreakWait for the droughtWait for the floodWait for the famine They needed another … Continue reading Meltdown

Still Very Much Alive

The country is not ruinedDemocracy is not deadEven though it's not as representative as it could beBecause they are not all the sameAnd people do go into politics to make a positive differenceIt's just a matter of voting for themIncluding (or especially) the ones who stand for electoral reform; What does defeat a countryAnd kill … Continue reading Still Very Much Alive

A Time For Protest

It's the first summer Jubilee evening,And there's lots of people about, But I'm sitting here at home,Just hoping,It chucks it down all weekend; There has never been a better time,To be angry at the rich, powerful and privileged,Abusers, narcissists, taking us for fools,All the while thinking they're untouchable; One can only hope,That it's a total … Continue reading A Time For Protest