Treasure Island

Margaret Alice Second

(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Who Will Be Smiling In This


A committee to watch over a lower committee and
report to a higher committee that will report to an
even more important committee that shall explain
to a Secretariat who informs a Ministerial Group

Below this growing spiral of committees there is a
rural community to produce agricultural miracles
as prescribed and overseen by committees galore,
donors' money going into paying the salaries

Of every rotund member of every committee, rural
communities must fund their own systems which
would be monitored conscientiously by every
member of every relevant committee

One day the donors will ask- Where have all the
money gone? - it will transpire corruption and bribes
took so much and the little bit left after committee
members took at their own behest, was too little

To fund infrastructure and inputs required to produce
crops and livestock, a million reports to be written
taking care of the rest of the money, the mis-
management will be buried beneath

A rebellion or two which will cause enough disruption
to destabilise the country; then the whole committee
game can begin again - I wonder who will be smiling
in this, would it be War and Famine and Pestilence

Materialism, Capitalism and Decadence?

26 March 2013

Submitted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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