POLITICAL POEM: Fighting Exclusively

It was his thing
Fighting exclusively
Battles he could win
His crowning I deal
Never finding himself
On-the-cide of losers
Whirled why’d
Naught ails
But win
Filling his sales
Whatever
He could bye
A captain of destiny
In habiting the same owed ship
Where is lost
Save hope
For another class

The modern conservative is engaged in man's oldest exercise in moral philosophy: the search for a moral justification for selfishness -- John Kenneth Galbraith POLITICAL BUTTONTake any conservative position on a social or economic issue and boil away all the rhetoric and what you have left is 'I got mine, screw you' -- Justin Rosario POLITICAL BUTTONThis poem is about doing most anything to win, and where pragmatism provides cover for .  What one will not do, that “NO”, defines the boundaries and character of one’s system and ultimate .  Without “no,” there is only , boundless .  This is synonymous with “winning is everything.”  The ability to lose, loss, making sacrifices for a greater good, is at the of any mature system of .  This is not saying that is intrinsically good, but some is a necessary part of any process which seeks to trade up to greater goods.   Our capitalistic culture provides easy cover for , a mysterious “invisible hand” that will turn our selfishness, shortsightedness, and into durable goods.  This makes nonsense of literally any system of and human .  Capitalism is a meat-grinder of all that is human and humane.

In our contemporary context, Donald Trump is the consummate example of “winning is everything,” willing to trample anything and anyone to satisfy his rapacious appetite and infantile desires.  I DON'T ALWAYS LIE, BUT WHEN I DO, I AM DRUNK ON POWER POLITICAL BUTTONHis staggering indifference to coherency is perhaps the best testament to his and megalomania.  As his collection of infantile desires churn about from crying to be fed by others, being lulled by the prospect of absolute , and to poop and have others clean it up, momentary contradictions are twittered away.  During his campaign, Donald Trump illustrated well the height of his foolishness by claiming that he would regulate himself when he was , even though he considered it his sociopathic duty to behave with no self-regulation in his shady business dealings, his defining “.”  The fact that so many Americans ate up this pablum attests to the worshipful status of the mythical “invisible hand” at the center of capitalism that will magically fix our bad behavior while encouraging bad behavior (sic).

Though it is any easy target to point out Donald Trump’s extraordinary stockpile of character defects, “winning is everything” is essentially a corollary of electoral .  Losers don’t govern.  The threat of apparent induced by electoral defeat is enough for most politically active human beings to habitually subjugate their highest ideals and dreams.  Ideals and dreams are easy prey in the capitalistic meat-grinder of for sale and ensuing plutocracy/oligarchy/kleptocracy.  The nonnegotiable principals of “losers” are better served outside electoral where this different class of human (“losers”) can demonstrate the true winds of change needed for and for all.  Losers, in terms of electoral , are simply those whose basic needs and are not met by the governance of the current rulers in .  The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings -- Albert Schweitzer quote POLITICAL BUTTONThere are a lot of losers!  When the many “losers” unite in solidarity against the fewer privileged elites, the electoral “winners,” is expanded.  You may correctly note that in this equation the truest source and force for for all resides with the “losers.”  Truth is on the side of the oppressed. Malcolm X quote POLITICAL BUTTONWhen people with “skin in the game,” whether from involuntary disenfranchisement or in voluntary solidarity, confront those with soothing privilege, and favor the side off the oppressed.  May all of the “losers” of the world unite!

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