Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Friday, 25 May 2012

American Boom-town 2012.

"Well,
Halliburton came out and grabbed
all the rooms for the next five years,
in two hotels not yet built. Their agents,
hangers-on and shady side-kicks
are (you might say) Legion.
They miss Iraq and the towel-heads they
could shove around and disappear
like three-card tricks
for good takings.

There is nowhere decent for a man to lay his head,
unless he has a trailer or camping rig.
Even the Oil Company man camps out"

It's the same oil company that backed
the rebel fascist Franco in the Spanish Civil War.

(He would not have won without it, nor run
without British and American support
his demurely-vicious state from which
half a million of his subjects vanished
into unmarked graves -
not to mention children seized by nuns for lives
of slavery in convents, taken by priests
to sell to the childless or the child-abusing rich -
right up to the nineteen-seventies...
                                                    But we digress...)

"Of course there are the robbers, conmen, drunks,
drug-dealers, shysters, thieves.
People are being found dead in strange places,
strange positions.  Rent-boys, tent-boys,
Las Vegas strippers, whores and lap-dancers
are on the move, their services highly
and often unnaturally in demand. 
As for myself, I'll be discreetly armed."

[with thanks to The Bandit]

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