Dear Dirty America

DDA

The People Who Run the World

The People Who Run the World
June 11
16:36 2014

JOHN BENNETT

(originally sent to Bennett’s emai list — sign up below for more like this)

The world
is run
by people
who left
to their
own resources
could never
create the
machinery with
which they
run the
world –
guns &
bombs cars
& planes
& video
games
telescopes
TVs
cell phones
electric chairs
& cathedrals.

The only
thing the
people who
run the world
know about
is power
& how to
get it.

The only
thing they’re
good at
is appropriation.

They feed on
the beauty
talent
goodness &
genius of
others,
they debase
it &
manipulate it.

The only
thing the
people who
run the
world came
up with
on their
own is
money, an
abstraction
that makes
beauty
talent
goodness &
genius go
flatline.

Do we
really
need them?

Can we
live
without them?

SEE ALSO

John_Bennett_Road_RageThe birth of road rage

Capitalism on a deathbed, or: Jesus was an American

In the Prophetic Essence of Visionary Courage, John Bennett Challenges & Incites

What we have to get by on

Waiting mortuaries

Find John Bennett’s novels, short stories, and shards at Hcolom Press. You can contact him, or get on his Shards list at dasleben@fairpoint.net. Read a review of his novel Children of the Sun & Earth here

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Leave a Reply

Subscribe

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Dear Dirty America Copyright

© Dear Dirty America, 2011-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dear Dirty America with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.