About those Tall Poppies…Prose/Poetry #napowrimo

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(57)…”The kingdom of the father is like a man who had good seed. His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds; he said to them, ‘I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat along with them.’ For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly visible, and they will be pulled up and burned.” Logia (sayings) scribed by Didymos Judas Thomas. [1]

The Cracked Economy
Behind All Tall Poppies
by SM CADMAN
Prose/Poetry

Ever wonder, how it is
That they have become so tall,
As they climb upwards
Toward the sky?

By subtracting and dividing fields of
The most splendid wild flora
And untamed weeds.
Appearing to multiply their stature
Greater than the sum-parts of the entire field.

They did not grow-up
According to the rules of Nature
That any fractional part must follow,
But by exploiting the overall integral
Thereby cheating the Pareto principle.

They were cultivated by
The use of Zero-Sum seeds.
A predisposition to be intoxicated
By their own deadly narcotic perfume.

Seeds that were never genetically
Any better than any other wild ancestors,
As common as the last two remaining
Modern species of Bananas.

They surmounted those heights
By chopping off the stalks of equations
Discarding the insignificant, to justify their few.
Purveying their nonexistent resources as true wealth
Then regurgitating their decay back onto the soil.

But that manure…Has only proliferated
The most glorious, wild flora and unruly weeds.
The meekest but wealthiest and most beautiful by-products
Who have ever faithfully tilled this Earth.

And for those who have selfishly
Exploited these formulaic rules of universal natural law,
For profit – Only to depress the cyclical Soil Food Web:
Will be measured by the reed and rod economy of all.


[1] Selection made from James M. Robinson, ed., The Nag Hammadi Library, revised edition. Harper Collins, San Francisco, 1990. http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gthlamb.html

Edit: To the Distinguished Gentleman, Republican Paul Ryan, with his eugenicist comment he chose to make about, “how men in inner cities will not work…”  Mr. Ryan, I wasn’t aware that you were working to begin with.  You, and your kind* have created this defeatist culture, on purpose.  From students having to take on unpaid internships, to volunteers, to caregivers, to anyone who contributes something for someone, are indeed, working.  And usually, they’re some of the hardest workers out there; doing work that often goes unrecognized and unattached to any of the debt you have created in the first place.

Your kind*, has the ability to make Life better for everyone.  Even change the perception of what is defined as work.  But you consistently halt progress or offer any type of alternative to any current situation; it’s a pervasive inability to make any lasting contribution for the betterment of all.  Your kind has simply become adept at creating more debt.  That’s an issue.  A huge one.  Because then all of us ninety-nine percent realize that everything is then rigged, simply to justify the means of debt-bondage.  That’s the real issue here.  One that we’re all well aware of now.

A wise woman once said to me: “Living is a full-time job,” and I agree.  Everyone contributes.  Everywhere.  Money/currency and shifting “debt” from place-to-place, isn’t necessarily the proof that you are in fact, working.  It could just mean that you’re a Slave Trader who deals in people.  Are you a Debt-Slaver/Debt-Bondage purveyor?  I think you are…Or at least a huge part of this entire issue to begin with.

View his entire comment here:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/12/1284076/-Ryan-says-men-in-inner-cities-aren-t-even-thinking-about-working

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