Tsunami of Greed

Tsunami by meraklisite.com

Tsunami by meraklisite.com

So it comes to this:  we are being swept away by the pathos of the power grab. The uber-rich own us. The madman in all of the Marvel comics whom the heroes attempt to save us from are actually a small cadre of men hell bent on owning every piece of land, every material object on that land, everything inside the boxes and our minds – controlled by those boxes.  You know what I mean, right?  The box in your hand or on your lap or on your desk or in your living room that you’re reading right now controls us. The wealthy own the channels and own the mega-corporations who control our elected officials. They own all of it and if you can’t see that, then I envy you.

Ignorance is bliss. Sometimes I wish that I didn’t have a higher brain and I could be like my simple pooch sitting here by my side and just watch the world go by and eat, play, poop.  Instead, my curious mind sends me down rabbit holes of truth overshadowed by lies…the ones told by those in power, the elite, the shareholders, the CEOs, the politicians, the chancellors.

The earth is very sick, but still strong. And she is doing her best to rid herself of this pestilence called the human race. Who can blame her?  She’s been raped and pillaged by man’s greed for centuries.  So, if the freezing cold don’t kill ya, if the drought don’t kill ya, if the heat don’t kill ya, if lack of water don’t kill ya, then maybe that tsunami of greed will sweep in and wipe your slate clean leaving you with nothing but your higher brain to ponder it all.

(Thanks to the student who asked the question of the chancellor of our college about all of the pay raises for the top administrators. The student used the term “tsunami of greed”. I had to write it down…)

About danaj33

writer * department chair of Broadcast Electronic Media Arts and audio faculty at City College of San Francisco * music composer and producer * always in discovery mode, learning, living, loving, and laughing.
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