21st Century Rant - Poem by Sonny Rainshine
Growth! Progress! Expansion!
Then downsize it all when it gets too bloated,
and if that doesn’t work,
lower the borrowing rates
so that the downsized people
can get become Better Consumers
and get deeper in debt.
Encourage the poor
to buy that home with the white picket fence,
even though they can barely make ends meet,
then who will be the one
to tell them that the payments are too high
and foreclosure is the only answer?
Can we at least keep the white picket fence?
I suppose there was a time
when people went shopping
only when they needed to buy
bread and things to live on;
When did it become
a citizen’s duty
to keep the economy afloat
while filling our homes
with worthless junk,
all bought on credit?
The time has come
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