Ruminations on a Jewelry Store

My comrade on the street You haven’t slipped my mind A cardboard slab for comfort Smudged pleas, a soaked sign In the doorway of decadence Resting feet away from salvation Bars and locks deny you Your life is worth more Yet stones are given shelter Your rest will be disturbed Kicked by little pig hooves […]

On Poverty Shaming: Capitalism’s Favourite Sleight of Hand.

The greatest deception in history is not the mythological Trojan Horse, Hannibal’s double envelopment at Cannae, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, or those sneaky WMDs somewhere in the general direction of Iraq. No, no I believe humanity’s most impressive deception is still ongoing and has been since capitalism’s inception. The marvelous magic trick I […]