Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wobbly Times number 7


Get me hard

The urge

Pleasure overcoming reason

racing through

slow sultry chords

that familiar leitmotif

anchors me

to my soul

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wobbly Times number 6

Private Propety

We are not allowed

to watch TV at a friend's home

It's stealing

We are not allowed

to borrow a cd from a library

It's theft

We are not allowed

to borrow an idea a concept or a notion

from anyone else

It's copyright infringement

The wealth we create

lies in a heap

of commodities

waiting to be sold

The private property

of our masters

fenced off

un cordon sanitaire

We could be dying of hunger

but until we could pay

the food we produce

could never be eaten

'cause capital rules

and we must be beaten

with guilt and batons

for our affluenzia

Friday, April 10, 2009

Wobbly Times number 5

Real human beings for Marx were not people who groveled before kings or masters. Marx hated servility. Humans could only realise their full potential of freedom within classless, democratic social relationships. Nietzsche sees the repetition of social relations of dominance and submission to be a kind of eternal recurrence for humanity. Marx sees the potential to overcome social relations which degrade humanity through dictatorial government e.g. monarchies; but that potential can only be realised by human beings deliberately acting in concert for themselves.
Mike B)

"Such expressions of relations in general, called by Hegel reflex categories, form a very curious class. For instance, one man is king only because other men stand in the relation of subjects to him. They, on the contrary, imagine that they are subjects because he is king."<>

Humanity does not gradually progress from combat to combat until it arrives at universal reciprocity, where the rule of law finally replaces warfare; humanity installs each of its violences in a system of rules and thus proceeds from domination to domination."< Nietzsche

"the philistine is the material of the monarchy, and the monarch always remains only the king of the philistines; he cannot turn either himself or his subjects into free, real human beings while both sides remain what they are."<>
An individual has no security except through working class solidarity.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wobbly Times number 4


They can all go to hell

it doesn't matter to me

The world and all its troubles

it doesn't matter to me

It doesn't matter to them


It doesn't matter me

We're all no matter

no matter mate

We're all a mess here

don't you see

We don't give a flying...

about anything more

more than our immediate needs

you see

We're all a bunch of nincompoops

lying by the sea

on briney beaches

more like leeches

than whales are we

whales out in the sea

We're all sucking each other's blood

you see

it doesn't matter to me

The Earth is going belly up

but I'm all right

My MBA will soon be hatched

It doesn't matter to me

With job in hand

I'm realistic

I'll have a couple kids

or maybe even three

You see

the world may be all messed up

but it doesn't matter to me

Climate change is just word

I've got my car and wife and kids

I'll just have a cuppa tea

The leaders who are in charge

have always been in charge

I want to be one of them

but until I do

I'll be myself

cause it doesn't matter to me