Friday, September 22, 2006

Reasons to be Cheerful


  • Elephants painted red in protest of poverty
  • The price of petrol to propel our machines past the next election
  • The colour of democracy red or blue
  • The smell of your money in a virtual bank
  • That steak hacked from the back of a mechanical cow, sacred no longer
  • Battery hens that light up your meal
  • e-coli; salmonella; flesh-eating burger
  • The twinkling eye of your neighbourhood dealer
  • GlaxoSmithKlineWelcomePfizerViagra
  • Aborting the foetus of rapist paternity
  • Racist legislation parading as virtue
  • Cannon-fodder ghettos for the war on terra
  • Sniffing the glue that holds us together
  • DNA codes on the edge of whatever
  • Drinking the juice from forbidden fruit
  • Chastising children for stepping on cracks
  • Pontificating Pontiff falling in line
  • Hollywood activist saving the world
  • The second (and healthier) coming of Ronald MacDonald
  • The morality of Christian capitalism
  • The morality Judeo expansionism
  • The mobilisation of religious armies
  • The yellow peril
  • The poverty of culture in the face of the dollar
  • The face on the dollar
  • 24 things on television tonight
  • Propaganda parading as entertainment (you know what I’m talking about Jack Bouer)
  • Soap operas teaching our children to live
  • Coronation Street corner preachers care in the community
  • The small print on contracts with the devil
  • The bar code on your soul
  • The bar room philosopher who always knows better
  • The armchair philosopher with a head full of butter
  • The future
  • The past
  • The state of the nation
  • You and me
  • Alienation

5 comments:

Zatikia said...

It is not so cheerful reading such a list, although interesting to pass thru the mind.

Pisces Iscariot said...

:-} You should see the lines I left out...

troutsky said...

Fantabulous. Alien -nation! Have you ever checked out Guy Debord, theorist and author of The Society of the Spectacle? These are not happy times.

the flying monkeys said...

I'd never have considered alienation. Excellent

Warm greetings from the flying monkeys

Zanzounito said...

I'd hate to see your list, "Things to be not so cheerful about"

ciao