Hans Ostrom

Silver Star - 4,142 Points (1954 / California)

Consumocracy - Poem by Hans Ostrom

If you don’t have it, you
must need it, and if you need
it, we can feed it to you. You’re
free to buy what you want,
and we’re free to buy ways
to entrance you to want what
we sell. This is not, as is
alleged, democracy mocking
itself. It is the consumocracy,
which the founding dads
intended their investment
to become. For a limited time,
we can offer you books and
digital videos that prove this point.
We’ll think of something
you don’t have and buy a
way to let you have it. We
like to let you have it. This is
how the consumocracy works,
see? See our product, sense
your need, see and want. Buy,
buy, see. See it there, laissez
faire. Eat the feed, pay
the fee, seed the greed. This
incredible deal won’t last!
Hurry! Everything must go!
Call now and we'll double your order.

Comments about Consumocracy by Hans Ostrom

  • (11/6/2007 10:59:00 PM)

    It isn't often that I see such a skilled use of what I call internal rhyme; words that rhyme within a line. Where can I buy a copy of this poem? (Report) Reply

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  • (11/5/2007 1:49:00 AM)

    Where do I sign up! What a load of mockcockcracy based on a world of insumations and candy-a-nations... Feed me more One Peace at a Time! (Report) Reply

  • (11/5/2007 12:31:00 AM)

    This poem of yours says exactly how bad things have gotten in this modern world. It is the reason why I write so many poems and other articles on the issue of abolishing money by eventually resorting to an altogether revolutionized system of all human give & take that I have come to call 'panvoluntarism'. Thanks a lot for this much needed contribution of yours! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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