Monday, November 5, 2018

Creating Jobs

“Creating Jobs” by selling arms to head-chopping, murderous dictators
That are killing adults and children in Yemen, and are disaster-creators
Millions are starving and cholera is deadly and rampant
And a coalition of war criminals are meting out punishment

“Creating jobs” by selling weapons of death
Are the political sellers proud of this, or of ethics bereft?
They boast of contracts, worth many bloody billions
Don’t they realize their deadly weapons are killing innocent civilians?

People are slaughtered and maimed in Yemen and other countries
Devastation and death is the result of “creating jobs” with no dignity
Carnage capitalism profits from death and hellish destruction
“Creating jobs” that destroy is surely a sick and obscene “satisfaction”

Still, the politicians parade on the so-called world stage
Boasting of their sales that can cause a murderous rampage
Bloodstained pay checks accrue to the workers in “the industry of death”
“Creating jobs” that kill and maim many is deemed a “success”

Should these “honourable politicians” be put on trial?
For the selling of weapons horrendous and vile
Oh, don’t be silly they are “creating jobs”
Are those words really worthy of The Mob?

Still, these political salesmen with fancy “honourable titles”
Bask in the glory of “creating jobs” that are not “vital”
Are they accessories after the fact, these political snobs?
While others bomb and kill, they are “creating jobs”

Their victims’ last words or thoughts might well be:
“They are creating jobs that are killing our children and me
“What did we do to deserve the attacks from this murderous mob?
“Oh, I forgot these sick and evil people are ‘creating bloody jobs.’”

Stephen J. Gray
November 5, 2018.

Links of interest below:
“I don’t like stopping massive amounts of money that’s being poured into our country – they are spending $110bn on military equipment and on things that create jobs for this country.”
"Our government will continue to support our exporters and manufacturers to create jobs, as part of our government's most ambitious pro-trade, pro-export plan in Canadian history."
“The prime minister said his story hasn't changed, and noted that people in London are counting on the jobs the deal will create.”
“This shoddy decision is the latest in a long line where we have put profit over principle.”
"We also have a trading partnership that supports thousands of jobs....”