Suit & Tie

From Michigan to California our government is failing in fantastic fashion in the new year; a moral compass wasn’t on DC’s resolution list. 

The youngest of their victims not yet born already abused by a system that refuses to treat all as equals. 

Politicians play with fire and we get burned as they get promoted.

 A wolf in sheep clothing is all you are, no better than the “criminals” you blame the ills of our society on .

 begging for our vote, promising us if we work hard and trust in you we will be rewarded

 and we oblige because a vote for you is a vote for all of us, right?

Wrong! no more than 2 minutes into your reign you loose all sense of morality and forget your ethical duties as a statesmen

too blinded by greed to see those you serve as human beings or to see them at all.

willful ignorance is not an excuse & blaming others is cowardly and disgraceful; takes away your street cred on mansion row

just another thug with a fancy zip code is all you are

year after year politicians get away with the most egregious of crimes, while their victims are forgotten and replaced with new sacrificial lambs.

How many suffer because of your collective greed?

How many lives have you destroyed by putting profits before people?

How little you must value life if you are willing to use water & air as a leveraging chip against your own citizens.

As your people starve from hunger, thirst, education and a living wage you suspiciously prosper 

As children were being poisoned by the air they breath and the water they drank what did you do?

Nothing!

Why should you be the only one whose water is free of lead and air free of methane?

while you deny, evade & manipulate the facts to keep money flowing to the governors mansion people are dying.

You scheme and lie while shaking hands and kissing babies. promising that a vote for you is a vote for our children’s future. but if our children don’t make it out of primary school what future are we voting for?

Liars, thieves and cheats. No, not all of you but majority rules in DC when too many are on the take

no names necessary you know who you are

And you are nothing more than criminals hiding in a suit & tie

-m.m.

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Talking About My Generation

This is not the present I envisioned as a child; this isn’t the world any of us 80’s babies thought we would be taken over

Our expectations were far greater than the faux reality being sold to us; too many damn fairytales, prince charmings & happily ever afters.

Our parents mass exodus from their marriages shattered the illusion of a guaranteed happy ending; as Disney was okay with the execution of bambi’s mom but not for when she leaves in the middle of the night   

More of our parents were incarcerated than educated or counseled

The war on drugs was nothing more than an assault on communities who were unable to afford a beverly hills lawyer

Our backyards were torn down for fast food joints, parking lots & strip malls

We were told to recycle/ reduce/ reuse all while corporations and politicians sat idly by destroying and contaminating our air & water

Our individuality was traded in for mass conformity; becoming a generation defined by ad men, slogans & celebrity pitch men

All of our wanna be icons sold out to the most trending of brands in exchange for the same opulence they warned us about during their coming up

We had more access to technology & no supervision 

We were promised an education would be our golden ticket all we got was a piece of paper, debt & poor wages that keep the American Dream far out of reach

We were forced to “Just Say No” to POT & mandated to pee in a cup all while doctors and pharm companies created & profit of the current heroin epidemic

We are the generation left figuring out how to pay in full plus interest now that the tax man has come to collect

Corporations, pharm companies, lobbyist, and politicians all play an intergalactic game of poker using our future as collateral & never once flinch at trading in our wellbeing for a profit

We see the same social, political and cultural issues being replayed from generations ago with the same people offering the same tired solutions

The generation sold out for profit is not bitter or entitled.

Some of us have just decided to get off the wheel of insanity & redefine what happiness and success looks like

and many of us are working to be the change needed to make such 80’s fantasies a reality.

Be Well All