Power, Politics, People

The right to immoderate use of power
Bestowed upon parties by the public –
Which credulously disregards unbiased observations and revelations of historical outcomes
In favour of theoretics with no basis in reality –
Leads to acts of political expediency…
The tools of despotic rulers
Who understand that what is necessary and useful
Is not always what is virtuous or principled
And so violence, bribery, and deception they employ
Any means necessary
While the subjugated engage in moonshine
Tippling and gambling
And living on hopes and memories
They didn’t even have any input in contriving

The Promise of Commerce

In a business world where raising money is celebrated more than making money; sustainable enterprise modelling is often negated. The result – a still inchoate society, awash with entities with no commercial viability.

Rate of Progress is Risk Relative

When the rate of inflation is higher than the real (not nominal) rate of interest earned on savings

Aggrandize not economize

Flip not save

That way, you may just be able to protect your purchasing power


in financial markets
is a portent
of pecuniary failure

An Odyssey For All Eternity

In times like this
One can’t help but agree with Livy
That the most stable & long-standing empire is that in which subjects take pleasure in obeying

This appears to be the state most citizens of the world are in
Or at least it seems to me
That we care very little for civil liberties
Only when it serves our egos and imagery

On social media – feeds full of trivialities
On the telly – doomsday bulletins, crisis after crisis
On computer screens – conspiracies about digital IDs and 5G…

Reminds me of that 80s film They Live
Most things considered and in all seriousness
One can foresee those who live into the future say, or their offspring hear/read
That once upon a time there was a phenomenon called covid-19

But hardly did society stop to think
That perhaps as part of the great odyssey we call existence
Our collective consciousness is, as history has time and again revealed
Shaped by desires common to all humanity – fundamentally

Whether that be greed or a propensity for logical fallacies
Our impressionable human qualities, abilities and sensibilities
Have made us the most sophisticated of all the species
If human assessment is anything to go by
Yet, to the rest of nature we just might be
The most disruptive force there is or ever was
For all eternity

in the beginning is truth

Grasping truth is the easy part

Because truth speaks to nature

And all things are of it

Accepting implications of said truths however

Demands more than a change of feelings

It requires discarding old ideas around perceived stature

It prompts new beginnings

Good Stuff

good credit begets goodwill and therefore keeps one in good standing
it’s a show of dependability that dresses up future uncertainties

good merit warrants good understanding
it’ll transcend a bestower’s affinities if the performance upon which it’s conferred addresses difficult challenges

a good marriage like any business arrangement will last as long as it maintains mutual benefit
it’ll survive tides high and low if partners through the swings can still live out their romantic fantasies

a good cause is devoid of miscarriage of justice and often needs no defending
it garners the support of citizens as long as it doesn’t exploit the public’s proclivity to promulgate charitable activities

On impetus

Inspiration comes from within and motivation from influences outward
So we ought to find first our highest values before springing into action
In order that the pursuit of purpose is held in high regard
That way we can move in the right direction
Inspired and motivated to work hard

Growth Synthesis

Commitment to creativity can help overcome inaction and passivity

But it is discipline that builds courage and confidence in one’s abilities

Likewise, drive and determination can boost productivity

But it is the dedication to progression that often transforms entire industries

Of Action & Condition

Satisfaction is felt in the momentary negation of future expectation
And elation comes from instant appreciation not tomorrow’s benefaction

A nation’s joyous celebration shouldn’t be reserved for conquest and annexation
But experienced each time fair concessions are entered into with other sovereign nations

Effective action is full of conviction and devoid of hesitation
While the best communication is unhindered by limitation in comprehension