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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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Anything and everything

is now for sale - or "marketized" :
if you are presentable
you can get good money - for example -
to have the name of a product
tattooed upon your forehead. 

The rich pay the homeless to stand
in queues for free tickets to concerts
 at New York’s Central Park,
and to queue on behalf of lobbyists in Washington. 

But then, in the past you could pay a poor person
to do your Military Service…and even go to prison for you.
We sell our labour, our talents, our intelligence.
Selling a kidney, eggs, sperm, blood
or child to buy a warm coat
or a cellphone is not so very different.
For $50 I would sell my worthless vote.

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